CLACS ’03 Alum’s Newest Book on the Lasting Immigrant Legacy of Mexico’s Cristero War

Written by CLACS MA Candidate Patrick Moreno-Covington In popular conceptions, immigrants are often thought of as poor, huddled masses yearning for the opportunity that awaits them in their new country. More recent images and ideas composed in times where immigration restrictions have increased focus on the sources of violence and poverty immigrants are often leaving.Continue reading “CLACS ’03 Alum’s Newest Book on the Lasting Immigrant Legacy of Mexico’s Cristero War”

(Re)Defining Mestizaje in Mexico City

Written by Patrick Moreno-Covington CLACS MA Candidate  Stepping out of customs and into one of the many cabs queued up outside of Mexico City’s Benito Juárez airport, I became immediately consumed by all things Chilango. Street performers and vendors at traffic lights, insane amounts of traffic, delicious spits of marinated pork known as al Pastor slowlyContinue reading “(Re)Defining Mestizaje in Mexico City”

CLACS Kicks Off Spring Colloquium on Latin American Independence in the Age of Revolution

On Monday, CLACS hosted the first event of the Spring 2012 Research Colloquium series.  Ronald Briggs, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Cultures at Barnard College, presented on “Independence Pedagogy and the Cult of the Perfect Book.”  The event was well attended, and was a strong kick-off to the spring series! Each semester, CLACSContinue reading “CLACS Kicks Off Spring Colloquium on Latin American Independence in the Age of Revolution”

Contemporary Racisms Explored in CLACS Fall Colloquium

Each semester, CLACS hosts a research colloquium, featuring diverse themes related to Latin America. The colloquium series pairs graduate level courses with a speaker series, and is often a platform for scholars to share new research. This fall, the CLACS Colloquium is titled “Contemporary Racisms in the Americas.” As stated on the CLACS website, “ThisContinue reading “Contemporary Racisms Explored in CLACS Fall Colloquium”