Five things you need to know about Trump’s Cuba policy — and who it will hurt

On June 23, 2017 by UW LACIS Blog

Written by Martina Kunovic, SKJ & LACIS Graduate Summer Field Research Award Recipient, recently published an article on Cuba for the Washington Post  On Friday, President Trump announced in front of a crowd...

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LACIS faculty releases new book!

On April 23, 2017 by UW LACIS Blog

Written by Megan Humphreys Pablo F. Gomez is assistant professor in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics and the Department of History & also part of the LACIS core faculty. Check out...

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Professor Ibarra’s community-based research explores needs of Wisconsin Latin@s

On April 23, 2017 by UW LACIS Blog

Written by Grady McHugh Professor Armando Ibarra is a tireless advocate for Wisconsin’s Latin@ community, dedicating his teaching and research to ensuring the needs of the state’s Latin@ population are being met. “The best...

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LACIS Professor Rubén Medina interviewed by The Capital Times

On March 27, 2017 by UW LACIS Blog

Written by Lindsay Christians, The Capital Times Q&A: Rubén Medina lives a life with poetry at the center Rubén Medina has had a home in Madison longer than he’s lived anywhere else. But...

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LACIS Summer Grant Recipient’s Experience in Nicaragua

On February 26, 2017 by UW LACIS Blog

by Jesus Del Toro (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BA, LACIS,  & Spanish ’18) Every year, LACIS distributes grant money to qualified undergraduate students from any major or discipline in order to help those...

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A history of collaboration – Latin American history professor Steve Stern to retire after nearly 40 years of working closely with colleagues in the history department.

On December 4, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

Written by: Katie Vaugh, Arts & Humanities Collaboration and respect for other opinions not only played an ongoing role in Steve Stern’s career — they also helped shape a division of the history department...

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The Role of Parents in Rio de Janeiro’s Education System

On November 3, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

Written by: Raven Hayes, LACIS graduate student. Suzanna da Silva remembers her school experience as unstable. “I was about 10 years old. From there I started going to school. I would study half...

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State Teachers in Rio’s Favelas Describe Challenges and Hope for Change

On October 13, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

Written by: Raven Hayes, LACIS graduate student. Teacher discontent and demoralization in Rio de Janeiro is growing. After four months, a strike coordinated by the state teachers union recently ended. The striking teachers...

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Meet our Fall 2016 Tinker Visiting Professor!

On September 29, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

Meet our Fall 2016 Tinker visiting professor! LACIS welcomes Professor Bastiaan P. Reydon, hosted by the Sociology Department. An economist with extensive knowledge of land issues in Brazil and various developing countries and...

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LACIS ALUM JONATAS CHIMEN

On September 23, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

By Jesus Del Toro (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, Spanish & LACIS , Certificates in German & Chican@ Latin@ Studies ‘18) I had the pleasure of interviewing Jonatas Chimen one of our successful LACIS...

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