CLACS K-12 Educator Initiatives You Should Know About

  We are starting off the Summer with two initiatives designed to give educators tool and resources to address timely issues of immigration, language learning, and teaching in times of COVID-19.   CLACS 2020 Teacher Fellowship Program: Teaching About Language, Contemporary Culture and Immigration The Teacher Fellowship Program promotes the development of K-12 curriculum focused on the themesContinue reading “CLACS K-12 Educator Initiatives You Should Know About”

The Anti-Asylum Measures Impacting Mexico, and Those Implemented by Mexico

Posted by Leandra Barrett – PhD student in Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU Recent news stories, which are as tragic as they are familiar, highlight the ways anti-asylum and anti-migration policies have been implemented worldwide. Such policies, including the United States’ own “Prevention through Deterrence,” have deadly consequences. In North America, migrants experience deadly exposure onContinue reading “The Anti-Asylum Measures Impacting Mexico, and Those Implemented by Mexico”

Security, Red Tape, and Human Rights on the Mexico-Guatemala border

By Laura Weiss, NYU CLACS student My research this summer has to do with social movement responses to human rights abuses that have arisen or worsened as a result of U.S.-Mexico policy. One of my case examples for my thesis will be to explore the buildup and consequences of the Southern Border Plan – andContinue reading “Security, Red Tape, and Human Rights on the Mexico-Guatemala border”

“La Bestia” and La Casa del Migrante Saltillo

Posted by Katie Schlechter – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU In Saltillo the presence of the migrant feels more present than it does in Mexico City, but also somehow a bit tucked away. On my first walk around the hot city the afternoon that I arrived, I could already hear theContinue reading ““La Bestia” and La Casa del Migrante Saltillo”

Early Latin American Migration to the U.S. Focus of Next Indocumentales

Post by Gretchen Kyle Shaheen, CLACS MA Candidate and Graduate Associate for K-12 Outreach On Monday, November 23, CLACS will be presenting the second film in this semester’s installation of Indocumentales.  Starting at 6:30pm, we will be screening Empire of Dreams (1880-1942) of the PBS Series Latino Americans. The second part of the Latino Americans Series,Continue reading “Early Latin American Migration to the U.S. Focus of Next Indocumentales”

Immigration, Integration and Identity of Palestinians in Honduras: A Success Story?

Posted by Gina Kawas, MA Candidate at CLACS – Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU My ethnographic research in Honduras had two objectives: to study the evolution and socioeconomic impact of the Palestinian diaspora, and comprehend their assimilation/creolization in Honduras. The assimilation was fast-paced, and provoked a disconnection with their homeland after the firstContinue reading “Immigration, Integration and Identity of Palestinians in Honduras: A Success Story?”

Letters from Argentina: Fabricating the Experience of Migration

Posted by Cristina Colmena- PhD Candidate at Spanish and Portuguese Department NYU My project focused on the construction of identities through the correspondence of Spanish migrants who went to Argentina during the 1960´s under Francoism. My point of departure was the letters sent by Purificación Zahino to her family in Spain from 1962 to 1969.Continue reading “Letters from Argentina: Fabricating the Experience of Migration”

Palestinians in Honduras: From a Thriving Socio-Economic Trajectory to a Potential Rejection

Posted by Gina Kawas, MA Candidate at CLACS – Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU In June I carried out an ethnographic investigation in Honduras aimed at studying the social and economic effects Palestinian migration has had in the country. Landing in Tegucigalpa is always an interesting experience: having one of the most dangerousContinue reading “Palestinians in Honduras: From a Thriving Socio-Economic Trajectory to a Potential Rejection”

Modern and Stateless: A Case Study of the International, Racialized Modernity of the Peruvian Nikkei

Posted by Amy Obermeyer, doctoral student in Comparative Literature at NYU The history of Japanese immigration to, and their descendants in, Peru is a vexed story that seem more at home in a spy novel of “international intrigue” than in the pages of academic scholarship. It begins in the late-nineteenth century on a stranded shipContinue reading “Modern and Stateless: A Case Study of the International, Racialized Modernity of the Peruvian Nikkei”

Another Day in the Dominican Republic: Threatening Blackness in Quisqueya

Posted by Amanda Moreno – MA/MSLIS Candidate at CLACS and The Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University – Manhattan I noticed the graffiti on my way to dinner the night I arrive in the Dominican Republic. Outside of what I later learned is the equivalent of a papal embassy inContinue reading “Another Day in the Dominican Republic: Threatening Blackness in Quisqueya”