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The Department of Hispanic Studies condemns and rejects racism and discrimination in any of the myriad forms they assume. The Department is committed to fostering understanding of, as well as respect and appreciation for people and diverse experiences of the world. In our courses and in our research, we often discuss difficult issues of difference and identity, the core of the cultural crisis of this complex moment in history. In these challenging times, we hope to continue to guide these critical conversations and to use our voices to bring positive change to the world. As our Diversity Statement on this website affirms, "we are committed to including, welcoming, and supporting individuals from all groups regardless of age, background, citizenship, disability, education, ethnicity, family status, gender, gender identity/expression, geographical location, language, military experience, political views, race, religion/spiritual belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and work experience."


Hispanic Studies 10 year anniversary

Combining Disciplines to Fuel Research

Posted February 3, 2020

Hispanic studies professors Maria Irene Moyna and Gabriela Zapata may just be the dream team of grant applicants. The two of them have received a combined six grants this past year, many of which stretch across multiple disciplines.

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Dialogue with Department Head: Richard Curry

Posted December 13, 2019

Richard Curry might be new as the head of the Department of Hispanic Studies, but is not new to the College of Liberal Arts. He shares about his 32 years experience and what he loves most about the liberal arts.

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Beyond and before “Boo”: A Halloween story

Posted October 31, 2019

Halloween exists beyond symbols of “Boo!” and scary movies. Two professors in the College of Liberal Arts trace Halloween’s historical and cultural beginnings and explain the concept of “liminal spaces” in our world and that of the ancients.