Latin American & Caribbean Studies at CofC

Latin American & Caribbean Studies at CofC

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Special thanks to the Latin American Studies Program and Hispanic Studies Department at the College of Charleston for supporting my book in its earlier iterations. #CubanLiteratureInTheAgeOfBlackInsurrection is the #1 New Release in Cuban History on Amazon.com.
Special thanks to the Latin American Studies Program and Hispanic Studies Department at the College of Charleston for supporting my book in its earlier iterations. #CubanLiteratureInTheAgeOfBlackInsurrection is the #1 New Release in Cuban History on Amazon.com.

https://www.amazon.com/Cuban-Literature-Age-Black-Insurrection-ebook/dp/B082QPJNC6/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
I’d like to share my novel with you because it contains a great deal of Latin American history and politics.

"In the 1980s, many countries in Latin America were struggling to break free from decades of dictatorial rule by despots propped up by the U.S. government. In the Land of the Feathered Serpent is the story of a bright but naïve young biologist with an oversized libido who finds himself on a Homeric journey of discovery in Central America and Mexico during this time."

This novel will be of particular interest to those engaged with International Studies, Political Studies, History, and Romance Studies/Literature of Latin America.

Available on Amazon
www.featheredserpent.online
www.facebook.com/LandOfTheFeatheredSerpent
In March 1863 heroic abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass, calls Black men to enlist in the Civil War, and fight for racial justice: “They tell you this is the ‘White man’s war’; that you will be no ‘better off after than before the war’; that the getting of you into the army is to sacrifice you on the first opportunity.’ Believe them not … “

Half a century later - across the Americas - the likes of Paul Robeson (USA), J.R.B. Whitney (Canada), and T. E. Marryshow (British West Indies [Caribbean]), inspire 300,000+ descendants of enslaved Africans to put their lives on the line in the First World War. Why did they enlist? Have they shaped attitudes and communities today?

Our ‘Mutiny’ resource features rare video interviews with Black British WW1 veterans, along with a wealth of supporting sources for exploring these and other questions. Links to access ‘Mutiny’ on Amazon Prime, or, Vimeo on Demand, can be found on our webpage – http://www.sweetpatootee.co.uk/work/mutiny/ || #blackhistorymonth #canadasblackbattalion #oralhistory #blackexperience #slavestocitizens #upfromslavery #newnegroes #caribbeanstudies #windrush #doublevcampaign #ww1 #firstworldwar #westindies #caribbeanhistory #diaspora #sweetpatooteearts

Interdisciplinary program at the College of Charleston. Welcome to the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) at the College of Charleston!

Housed in the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program promotes cultural exchange and interdisciplinary research in a key region of today's globalized communities and economies. The Program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of the languages, literature, history, politics, art and culture of Latin America and

Operating as usual

02/11/2022

Charleston Jewish Filmfest presents:
The Movie: Sin La Habana will be available for streaming March 11-14, 2022. (95 minutes | Canada, Cuba | 2020)
The Discussion: Monday, March 14 at 7 pm - Join Dr. David Dulceany of Hispanic Studies as we delve into the movie’s themes, including immigration and the challenges of cultural life in Cuba. Registration includes both the Vimeo link to stream the film and the Zoom discussion link. Free and open to the public.

Leonardo, a ballet dancer, and Sara, an ambitious lawyer, are young black Cubans desperate to leave their country. They realize that their ticket off the island is for Leonardo to seduce one of the foreign students at the salsa school where he teaches. Dreams collide when they meet a lonely Iranian-Canadian woman who is seeking adventure and passion in paradise.

Co-sponsored by Charleston Jewish Filmfest and the College of Charleston Departments of Hispanic Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies

https://cofc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUof-uopj4vGNSsHmS5sdGUGtawnc5_9Aba

01/20/2022

Documentary film screening: "A Month and Some Days" Wednesday, January 26, RITA 101 (College of Charleston). Doors open at 5; film begins at 5:30.

A Month and Some Days will leave a mark on the viewer through the voice of the Tri-County Latino community, exposing its challenges and achievements from the perspective of the first- and second-generation Latino immigrant youth. Facilitated through Art Pot with the organization's director, Maribel Acosta, serving as the mentor, this project involved a process of research, interviews, fieldwork and, ultimately, the production of a documentary film. The main objective is to delve into the reality of the Latino community, raising awareness about the immigrant community through some experiences and lived stories and a careful artistic and professional execution.

Website: https://amonthandsomedays.com/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk8uOyE2iWc

01/12/2022

Join us on Jan. 25 on Zoom. Register here to receive the Zoom link:
https://forms.gle/LePCqDFFnqeDRT9M7

01/10/2022
01/06/2022

If you’ve seen our flyers around and have been interested in our summer internship, here’s your chance to hear more about the program in detail and ask any questions regarding the application and summer!

Music Major's Research Leads to U.S. Premier of Guatemalan Composer's Work 11/23/2021

Music Major's Research Leads to U.S. Premier of Guatemalan Composer's Work

https://today.cofc.edu/2021/11/22/joaquin-orellana-cofc-orchestra/

Music Major's Research Leads to U.S. Premier of Guatemalan Composer's Work Above: Laura Maria Diaz Coronado studies works by Guatemalan composer Joaquín Orellana. The College of Charleston Orchestra on Nov. 29, 2021, will present the performance “Two Geniuses: Tchaikovsky and Orellana,” conducted by Yuriy Bekker. Hosted by the College’s Department of Music, the ...

11/16/2021
CofC Majors and Minors Fair 9 29 21 09/29/2021

It was so great to see everyone at the majors/ minors fair today.

Crisis at the Border_ Haitian Migrants and Colonial Legacies.pdf 09/29/2021

Crisis at the Border_ Haitian Migrants and Colonial Legacies.pdf

Crisis at the Border_ Haitian Migrants and Colonial Legacies.pdf

09/27/2021

Join us on Tuesday, October 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Zoom for our Annual Global Awareness Series featuring one of our graduates, double major in LACS and Sociology: Brooke Bazemore ’18. Her talk is titled “Interdisciplinary Foundations and Social Work”.

https://cofc.zoom.us/j/85960578892?pwd=TmZLU2lIN2RHcHlHOWJVNEhvMjl3Zz09

Meeting ID: 859 6057 8892
Passcode: 526631

09/16/2021

TERTULIA Behind La Casa Hispana, 8 Bull Street
Thursday, Sept. 16th 4:30 - 6:00
Tertulia is a great way to speak Spanish in an informal setting while getting to know other students. Visit the new solar pavilion just behind La Casa! Open to CofC community only.

09/14/2021

The Sexile film screening will now be on Zoom because of the AC outage in ECTR.
Please join us tomorrow at 6pm on Zoom
https://cofc.zoom.us/j/82151574546?pwd=STRvd3pqT1FpbEJIODQ1KzErUjA3dz09

Meeting ID: 821 5157 4546
Passcode: 304519

09/09/2021

Tonight's concert has been moved to the Sottile Theater due to the rainy weather.
Ranky Tanky to kick-off the LCWA Signature Series: Black Lives
7PM at the Sottile Theater
Open to the CofC Community
RSVP required

08/31/2021

The College of Charleston's virtual Study Abroad Fair Week is September 6-10. Check out the program under https://blogs.cofc.edu/cofcstudyabroadfair/) and attend info sessions to learn about the different study abroad programs as well as scholarship and internship opportunities available.

CofC Faces to Know: Christina García 07/21/2021

CofC Faces to Know: Christina García

Be sure to check out this just-published feature on Hispanic Studies’ Dr. Christina García—just one of LACS's many talented faculty!
https://today.cofc.edu/2021/07/21/cofc-faces-to-know-christina-garcia-fs/

CofC Faces to Know: Christina García Name: Christina García Hometown: Miami, Florida, where the finest Spanglish is spoken and “Dale, bro” is a call to meet your full potential, or just hurry up and get out of the way Education: B.A. in English and art history from Florida International University; M.A. in humanities and social th...

College of Charleston - Latin American and Caribbean Studies 06/16/2021

College of Charleston - Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Learn more about the great opportunities the Latin American & Caribbean Studies program at CofC offers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpnF5oqH3Ys

College of Charleston - Latin American and Caribbean Studies The Latin American and Caribbean Studies program at the College of Charleston offers a major and minor as a gateway to many great opportunities. Here is a ve...

05/28/2021

Dr. Luci Moreira will present "Teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language in the United States" on Wednesday, June 2, 8:00 PM Brazil time and 7:00 PM Eastern time.

🇧🇷 Vamos falar de PLE? Convidamos a Profa. Dra. Luci Moreira para um bate-papo sobre o ensino da língua portuguesa nos Estados Unidos.
📍Dia 02 de junho às 19h00 (Hora de La Paz)
✔Contaremos com a participação dos Centros Culturais Brasileiros na Nicarágua e na República Dominicana!
⚠️Transmissão pelo Facebook!
Participem

La Casa Hispana - College of Charleston 05/12/2021

La Casa Hispana - College of Charleston

Dear Spanish students,
We have two openings in the Casa Hispana residence house for the Fall, one for a man and one for a woman!

The Casa is at 8 Bull Street, and it is fabulous! There is a huge stocked kitchen with a washer and dryer, a living room with a brand new 75 inch TV, a library, a great porch, and best of all, the chance to be immersed in the language while still living on campus, and to be involved with the Department of Hispanic Studies!
https://casa.cofc.edu/

Please contact me right away if you are interested!
:-) Sra. Hanahan

Devon W. Hanahan, CofC '87
Faculty Marshal
Basic Spanish Language Program Coordinator
Department of Hispanic Studies
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC 29424
[email protected]
Office: JC Long 118
843-270-4543 (cell)

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Graduating Senior Proves What's Possible With Hard Work, Determination 05/03/2021

Graduating Senior Proves What's Possible With Hard Work, Determination

Congratulations to LACS graduate Leasette León!

Graduating Senior Proves What's Possible With Hard Work, Determination As the Class of 2021 prepares for Commencement, May 6–8, The College Today will highlight how some of our graduating seniors spent their time at CofC, and what the future holds. Leasette León wasn’t always the most outstanding student. In fact, when she graduated from high school, she didn’t ...

03/30/2021

Please join us for this event on April 15!

Thursday, April 15 at 4:30 pm via Zoom
Dr. Monica Styles welcomes Dr. Bárbara I. Abadía-Rexach of San Francisco State University, a writer and expert on the topic of Afro-Latinxs, who will speak on “#LasVidasNegrasImportan: Colonization and Blackness in Puerto Rico.” Co-sponsored by HISP, LACS, AAST, and FYE.

#LasVidasNegrasImportan: Colonization and Blackness in Puerto Rico

The archipelago of Puerto Rico was a Spanish colony from 1493 to 1898; since then, it has been a colony of the United States. Anti-Black racism is a cruel reality that evidently Black Puerto Ricans suffer on a daily basis. Outside Puerto Rico, lighter skinned Puerto Ricans are interpellated and racialized as non-white citizens meaning they are not categorized as neither Americans. Bárbara Abadía-Rexach explores racialization in Puerto Rico through the #BLM movement and other antiracist, decolonial, and Afro-feminist initiatives.

Dr. Bárbara I. Abadía-Rexach is an Assistant Professor of AfroLatinidades in the Latina/ Latino Studies Department at San Francisco State University. She received her Ph.D. from the Anthropology Department at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a native Black Puerto Rican writer and public intellectual. Her research focuses on Afro-Latinxs, Latinxs in the U.S., Latin American Studies, Racialization, Blackness, Identity Formation, Popular Culture, Music & Race in Puerto Rico, Media Studies, Black Hispanic Caribbean & African Diaspora. She is the author of Musicalizando la raza. La racialización en Puerto Rico a través de la música (Ediciones Puerto, 2012). She is currently working on a book manuscript, Saluting the Drum! The New Puerto Rican Bomba Movement, that examines discourses of blackness and its intersectionalities with national, cultural, racial, and gender identities in Puerto Rico through bomba music. Abadía-Rexach is a member of the Black Latinas Know Collective and Colectivo Ilé. She collaborates with Afroféminas (https://afrofeminas.com/), Todas (https://www.todaspr.com/), and produces the radio program NEGRAS (https://www.wrtu.pr/programas/negras/).

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://cofc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tcuurqzwvH9VuyPaIW5XfAjt-yLZL7J7G
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Photos from Latin American & Caribbean Studies at CofC's post 03/18/2021

Interested in studying abroad in Cuba? We will host a info session on the CofC Cuba Spring 2022 Semester Program next week: Monday March 22, at 4:30 p.m. on Zoom (https://cofc.zoom.us/j/89574671292 Meeting ID: 895 7467 1292). A representative from CIE will be there as well as the Program Director, Ashley Wendt who will accompany the group of students.

03/16/2021

The Doctors Without Borders CofC Student Chapter is hosting a lecture with Dr. Will McCorkle called Understanding the Refugee Crisis: A Case Study from the Southern Border. For this meeting, they will discuss the migration issues and policies that have changed at the Mexican border between the Trump and Biden Administrations. Dr. McCorkle will be giving a lecture and will have a Q&A portion at the end.
The meeting will be held on March 17 at 5PM via Zoom
Christina Ferrell is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Doctors Without Borders Club Meeting
Time: Mar 17, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://cofc.zoom.us/j/93433530844
Christina Ferrell
College of Charleston Honors '22
International Studies and French Major
Russian Studies Minor
CofC Career Center Peer Career Advisor
Treasurer of Doctors Without Borders Student Chapter

03/12/2021

Hispanic Studies will be hosting a live, virtual conference in conjunction with its study abroad partners at the Universidad de La Matanza, Buenos Aires (UNLaM) and the Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH) on three consecutive days during April (6th – 8th), from 4-6 p.m. (ET).
The newly minted website for this multinational, bi-continental conference—via which you can register for the event, see the presentation line-up and read talk summaries and presenter bios—can be found here:
http://blogs.cofc.edu/unlam-usach-conference/
As you will note, CofC is poised to make an impressive showing, with presentations being made by two faculty members-- Drs. Nadia Avendaño and Falcon Restrepo-Ramos--and two students-- Ms. Sarah Rosso and Mr. Creighton Shelby.

Specifically, the above will be presenting on the following topics:
“El lenguaje inclusive: buscando algo más del binario” (Mr. Creighton Shelby)
“Chicano/a Viet Nam War Narratives: Articulating the Chicano/a Community’s Collective Experiences of the War” (Dr. Nadia Avendaño)
"Food and Dictatorship under Francisco Franco" (Ms. Sarah Rosso)
“Introducing SEÑAL, a computational tool for the linguistic analysis of Spanish L2 compositions”(Dr. Falcon Restrepo-Ramos)
Drop by for these engaging charlas and stay for the rest. You won’t be disappointed.

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