Recent Publications

My name is Elva Orozco, I am a sixth year PhD student at the University of Massachusetts Political Science Department and I am currently working on the graduate certificate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino studies. There are many things I have to say about the certificate, but I will start by saying that one of the reasons I came to UMass to pursue research on Feminicide—that is, gender-based homicides, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico—was precisely because of the Center.

Alvarez, Cruikshank Receive Mellon LASA Seminars Initiative Award

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Professors Sonia Alvarez, Barbara Cruikshank and Charles Hale (University of Texas at Austin) have received a Mellon Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Seminars Initiative Award to support their continued research aimed at theorizing protest movements.

Fall 2004 - Spring 2005

A journal on the extended Latin America

The Latino/a American Graduate Students’ Organization at the University of Massachusetts Amherst–LAGSO was created in 2005 with the purpose of stimulating exchanges between students, scholars, activists, cultural workers, and public in general about the meaning, practices, and experiences of the extended Latin America.

Fall 2003 - Spring 2004