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  • Desiree Garcia’s course Comparative Perspectives on the US-Mexican Borderlands (LATS 45) involved a concrete analysis of the region, including conflict and organizing efforts at the border to more abstract notions that including strategies of cultural representations and the forging of new dialectics. The class considered several analytical perspectives relevant to anthropology including: gender, identity, resistance, economics, globalization, migration, and the politics of everyday life. As...

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  •          June 19, 2018 – In an article published in The Dialogue's Latin American Advisor, Visiting Professor of LALACS and former deputy U.S. assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs Peter DeShazo commented on the election results in Colombia.

            Q. Will Colombia’s New President Deliver on His Promises?

            Iván Duque, a conservative former senator, on Sunday won Colombia’s presidential runoff election, defeating former leftist guerrilla and Bogotá...

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  • We, the faculty of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies at Dartmouth College, oppose the separation of migrant children from their families.  As scholars who study and teach the historical and contemporary issues that shape the Americas, we are acutely aware that immigration to the United States from Latin America has been in decline over the last decade. The “Zero Tolerance Policy” initiated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not deter immigration. The majority of recent...

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  • At the recent Organization of American Historians meeting, Matthew J. Garcia spoke about his experiences as the director of Arizona State University's School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies from 2012-2017. During this time, Garcia saw the creation of a partisan department within the public institution, funded by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. Garcia stated that the investment was leveraged to "advance an agenda that undermines faculty governance and the...

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  • Musicals from The Lion King to Hamilton and Mary Poppins are taking over theatres, both on stage and on film. Desiree Garcia, who teaches in both LALACS and Film Studies, speaks out about the renewed interest in musicals in Hollywood.

    Garcia is quoted in Agence France Presse:

    https://www.afp.com/en/news/721/musical-resurgence-has-hollywood-changing...

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  • Javier Corrales, John M. Carey (Dartmouth Professor of Government, John Wentworth Professor in the Social Sciences) and colleagues have authored an article about impeachements in Latin America. Professor Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, will speak at Dartmouth on Tuesday, April 17, 4:30, in Haldeman 041.

    Read the article here:

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  • The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs (Oxford University Press, 2017), co-edited by Deborah Nichols and Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría, was recently selected as a 2017 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE.  Awarded to approximately 10% of 6,000 academic titles reviewed each year, the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title award recognizes “outstanding works for their excellence in presentation and scholarship, the significance of their contribution to the field, their originality and value as an...

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  • Please note that I have no affiliation with any of these organizations. I have compiled this list of organizations that myself, colleagues, or friends had personal experience with. The goal is to bring attention to organizations that may not be receiving media attention, but that we know are working directly with and for communities in Puerto Rico. I hope this list can serve as a tool to help support Puerto Rico in its recovery and rebuilding following the devastating effects of...

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  • Dotson-Renta, born in Puerto Rico, explores how Hurricane Maria and family ties from those on the island with those on the mainland, intersect. Read the article from October 5 in the Washington Post.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2017/10/05/letting-my-daughter-see-puerto-ricos-...

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  • John Carey’s article, "Who Believes in Conspiracy Theories in Venezuela?” will be published in the Latin American Research Review in 2018. Conspiracy theories are central to political discourse throughout Latin America, but have not previously been studied by survey researchers. The article draws on a nationwide survey conducted in Venezuela between October 2016 and January 2017. Carey presented respondents with three conspiracy...

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