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  • Upon graduation from Dartmouth, I worked for several years in the field of public education, before making the transition to electoral campaigns, legislative advocacy, and public engagement. My work in Latino Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies has served me well professionally, and proven to be of tremendous personal benefit as well. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with majors, minors, fellows, and graduate-degree pursuing scholars, about the past, present, and future...

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  • Negarra Kudumu '01 writes, "Since April of 2009 I have been living and working in the Netherlands at a research institute called HIIL (Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law). In a very basic way my LALACS major, coupled with studying Spanish and Portuguese, has equipped me with a broader tool kit for relating to and understanding the world. Because of LALACS's interdisciplinary nature, I often find myself drawing upon that knowledge base to see how well--or not--it applies to...

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  • After graduating I got into the habit of uprooting my life every few years. After working as a development consultant for not for profits in New York City, I then spent two years in Mozambique as a organizational development adviser for local non-governmental agencies. Currently I live in Anchorage, Alaska and manage the largest homelessness shelter in the state. I would say that my LALACS degree oriented my life towards being able to better exam the social, political, and cultural currents...

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  • My professors in the LALACS program always stressed the importance of asking better questions. They also encouraged me to be creative in how I set about answering them. Its been incredibly useful to keep in mind that sometimes the questions we ask, the things we worry about, the methods to our goals may be fundamentally disconnected to the reality we observe/experience. Its been useful in helping me make sense of the world around me as well as the work I that I do. Since graduating I have...

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  • Posted on October 28, 2014 by Kelly Sundberg Seaman

    This past month, passers-by in the streets of Cuzco, Peru, saw double. For the city-wide exhibit El Cusco de Martín Chambi, 32 images of the city taken by world-renowned indigenous photographer Martín Chambi early in the 20th century were enlarged and set up around the city—“in the very spaces and whenever possible from the very angles where Martín Chambi took them,” says Silvia Spitta, a professor of Spanish and of comparative...

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  • In this video, Dartmouth Associate Professor of Art History Mary Coffey explains the history, artistic elements, and legacy of José Clemente Orozco’s famous murals at Dartmouth. Last month, Coffey won the prestigious 2013 Charles Rufus Morey Award for her book on Mexican muralism.

    The Epic of American Civilization, which Orozco painted while he...

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  • The Orozco mural cycle, one of Dartmouth’s greatest treasures, has been designated a national historic landmark, one of 13 new landmarks announced March 11, 2013, by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.

    Jose Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization, created between 1932 and 1934 while Orozco was in-residence at...

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  • UPDATE: Due to the storm, a shorter program of panels and presentations will begin Friday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. in Haldeman 041.

    Dartmouth welcomes scholars and activists who are shaping the future of Latina/o Studies for a two-day conference February 13-14, 2014. Sessions take place in Haldeman 041.

    Set within the context of growing Latina/o presence and impact in the U.S., the meeting, says associate professor of Spanish and conference organizer...

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  • Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature Silvia Spitta and Dartmouth librarian Jill Baron traveled to Cuzco, Peru, in December, to organize and catalogue more than 40,000 glass plate negatives made by the late indigenous Peruvian photographer Martín Chambi.

    With financing from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty’s Scholarly Innovation Fund, as well as support from the Dartmouth Library, Spitta and Baron worked with Teo Allain Chambi, the...

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  • This year, Dartmouth is home to three scholars fresh from the graduate programs where they have prepared their doctoral work. They are here to wrap up the final stages of their apprenticeships in academia.

    The pre-doctoral fellowships support graduate scholars who have completed all other PhD requirements for a year-long residency at Dartmouth to finish their dissertations with access to the libraries, computing facilities, and faculty.

    Kate Beane, from the University of...

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