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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 […]

  • Welcome to Hispanic Studies

    BIENVENIDX, and thank you for your interest in the Department of Hispanic Studies. Our website seeks to provide internauts with important information about us, our programs, and activities. But, if you do not find what you are searching for, we welcome your enquiries. The Department of Hispanic Studies has as its overriding goals the creation […]

  • Hispanic Studies 10 year anniversary

    Combining Disciplines to Fuel Research

    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

    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

    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.

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    Hispanic Heritage Month Kicks Off

    From September 15th-October 15th the nation honors Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of all the ways the country’s Latinx population contributes to the American tapestry. What do the countries of Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica all have in common? Besides all of them being Latin American countries and sharing similar cultures, each […]