News & Events
Opening Celebration and Unveiling of the Native and Indigenous Healing Garden and Mural
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Westside of Communication (Comm) Building
Join President de la Torre, Dr. Ramona L. Perez, and Mr. Jacob Alvarado Waipuk with special guests from the Kumeyaay, Nahua, and Mixtec communities for the inauguration of the new garden and outdoor teaching space that honors the flora and fauna of our native communities.
Part of the San Diego State University, One SDSU Community, Exploring Identity Series
2020 CLAS Lecture Series
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED
The Relentless Racialization of Agricultural Labour: Migrant Agricultural Workers on the Margins
March 16, 2020
Arts & Letters 204
Featuring Dr. Susan Caxaj
Dr. Caxaj is a professor in the Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Nursing, UBC Okanagan Campus. Dr. Caxaj has over 10 years of experience working in the area of health equity, immigrant and Indigenous health. Since 2013, she has led community-based research projects that engage with migrant agricultural workers from Mexico and Caribbean countries.
This lecture, The Relentless Racialization of Agricultural Labour: Migrant Agricultural Workers
on the Margins, will explore lived experiences of "temporary" workers hailing from Mexico and the
Carribean and seek to understand the implications of the Canadian context for how
we understand US migration practices and reflect on how we might start building a
global movement of solidarity with migrant agricultural workers across various borders.
Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant
Graduate students interested in Latin American may qualify for a Tinker grant!
CLAS has received a Field Research Grant from the Tinker Foundation to fund pre-dissertation or thesis fieldwork in Latin America. The objective of this grant is to provide students with the opportunity to immerse themselves into their perspective fields and attain language knowledge, cultural background, initiate research contacts, network with institutions and possible informants and/or research subjects, and gather preliminary research data.
- March 9 @ 1pm in AL-379
- March 12 @ 2pm in AL-379
- March 17 @ noon in AL-379
For more information, please see our Tinker Field Research Grant page.
Study Abroad in Oaxaca
Learn more at our Spring 2020 Info Sessions in Arts and Letters, Room 318.
- March 3 @ 12pm
- March 11 @ 11am
- March 19 @ 2pm
- March 25 @ 1pm
For more information, please see our Study Abroad page.
Student Research Symposium
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the 2020 Student Research Symposium and to our award winners:
- Ivette Lorona, President’s Award
- Paola Díaz de Regules, Provost’s Award: Professional Studies and Fine Arts
- Hannah Sandoval, Provost’s Award: Arts and Letters
Below are the titles of our students’ projects, for more information and the project abstracts see the SRS official website.
Establishing a Qualitative Understanding of the Drinking Water and Sanitation Infrastructure
in Rural Oaxaca, Mexico
Alexandra Fox, Environmental Health/Latin American Studies
Implementation of Ethno-Studies Curriculum in Barranquilla, Colombia: Towards Inclusivity of the Afro-Colombian Populations
Hannah Sandoval, Latin American Studies
A Qualitative Understanding of the Migration Experience in Mexico
Martín Ibarra, Health Promotion & Behavioral Science/Latin American Studies
Nongovernmental Organizations in Mexico:Impacts on Food Policy
Paola Díaz de Regules, Public Administration/Latin American Studies
The Right to Health Care: Central American Asylum Seekers in Chiapas, Mexico
Ivette Lorona, Health Promotion & Behavioral Science/Latin American Studies
Examining Organizational Readiness Determinants Using the Consolidated Framework for
Implementation Research (CFIR) Framework in FQHCs to Implement Health Promotion Programs
Sophia Rodriguez, Public Health/Latin American Studies
Medical Pluralism and Factors Influencing Health Care Decision-Making in a Rural Paraguayan
Jennifer Schneider, Health Promotion & Behavioral Science/Latin American Studies
Perceptions and Attitudes on the Increase of Caesarean Section Within Oaxaca
Amelia Torres, Public Health/Latin American Studies
U.S. Students of Indigenous Descent Returning into the Mexican Educational System
Luis Betancourt, Latin American Studies
Left to right: Martín Ibarra, Ivette Lorona, and Alexandra Fox
Left to right: Jennifer Schneider, Sophia Rodriguez, and Friend
Other News In Brief
- The Native and Indigenous Healing Garden is scheduled to open on March 21 as part of the university’s annual Explore SDSU all-campus
event. The garden is part of the Aztec Identity Initiative, chaired by Dr. Ramona Pérez.
- Congratulations to Anthro major, Delana Delgado, for her honorable mention in the 2019 SDSU Be International Photo Contest. Her photo, "Los Danzantes Resilientes," was taken during our summer study abroad program
in Oaxaca, Mexico.
- Meet Mundo Azteca's founder, Arturo Garcia. Created six years ago, this section on the Daily Aztec, represents the Latinx community at SDSU.
- Statement from the SDSU Center for Latin American Studies on the recent unrest in
- Congratulations to Dr. Ramona Pérez, who has been elected to serve as president-elect/vice president (2019-2021) for the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Dr. Pérez will begin
her term at the AAA’s Annual Meeting in November and will assume the office of president
at the 2021 Meeting. The AAA is the world’s largest association for professional
anthropologists, with more than 10,000 members.