Nora England’s passion for linguistics was sparked during her undergraduate years at Bryn Mawr College. Almost on a whim, she enrolled in a linguistics field methods course. “That really got me going—actually hearing data from another language and paying attention to it,” she recalled in an interview. “It was the first course that I ever […]
Beloved philanthropist and educator Teresa Lozano Long passed away peacefully on March 21, 2021, with Joe R. Long, her loving husband of 63 years, holding her hand. She was 92.
In the Peruvian Andes, the future is now. In fact, people there are incredulous that lawmakers in the United States actually debate climate change, and baffled that many North Americans challenge the worldwide scientific consensus that Earth’s average temperature is steadily on the rise. South American climate observers (i.e., regular citizens as well as scientists) […]
While the study of Jewish Latin America and Jewish Latinas/os might seem a small and specialized niche, the themes that emerge are often universal: cultural clashes, assimilation and blending in, loss, being part yet apart. Students and scholars of Latin American studies often ponder these very same questions. When these two disciplines meet or overlap, […]
History Professor Seth Garfield received the Bolton-Johnson Prize Honorable Mention Award for his book In Search of the Amazon: Brazil, the United States, and the Nature of a Region (Duke University Press, Dec. 2013). The award was announced earlier this month at the annual conference of the American Historical Association in New York City. According to the […]
“Façade of the Seven Princes,” entryway to the chapel of the Virgin in the Church of the Carmen, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The “seven princes” refer to the seven archangels, who are represented as protectors of the Virgin Mary. Created in 1788, this splendid altarpiece-façade, decorated with intricately carved stucco, is a stunning example of […]
Many people dream of getting rich, of leaving the drudgery of work for a life of financial freedom. Daniel Fridman, an assistant professor of sociology and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, investigated how groups of people in New York City and his native Buenos Aires attempt to take control of their […]
Seven vibrant silkscreens from the Benson Latin American Collection will be on display over the next several years in the Dean’s Office of the College of Liberal Arts, located on the third floor of the Gebauer Building. Selected and installed by Benson curator Julianne Gilland, the pieces are on loan from the Benson’s Ricardo and […]