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Caribbean, Latin American & Latino Studies

Masters of Arts in Humanities in Caribbean and Latin/o American Studies (CLAS)
A Multi-Sited Pre-Professional Program in Advanced Studies and Research

Racial “Gods” and mestizaje

February 18, 2014

Continuing with their semester-long exploration of the official discourse on Mexicanness our students are conducting extensive fieldwork throughout the neighborhoods and the hinterland of Merida, Yucatan. They are looking at commercial propaganda in an effort to find a correlation between the images of the peoples and “bodies” portrayed in public advertising and the social realities […]


a column of the paramilitary forces that have seized control of one third of the state of Michoacan

“Autodefensas”: the Colombianization of Mexico?

January 23, 2014

Meanwhile we are keeping a close eye on the paramilitary groups in the state of Michoacan. Over the past year these militias have come to fill the power vacuum…


The Origin of Man by Castro Pacheco

Project on “mexicanidad”

January 23, 2014

Our masters students are working hard on a project that tries to compare the official discourse on what it means to be Mexican…