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Upcoming Events

Opening Celebration and Unveiling of the Native and Indigenous Healing Garden and Mural

Saturday, March 21, 2020
1-2 PM
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

More information: one.sdsu.edu | Facebook | Instagram

 

 Opening Celebration and Unveiling - Native and Indigenous Healing Garden and Mural, San Diego State University, One SDSU Community, Expolroing 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
5:00 PM
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.

2020 CLAS Lecture Series presentres Dr. Susan Caxaj

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.

Information Sessions

  • 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.

 
Recent News

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 Community
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

Three students at SRSLeft to right: Martín Ibarra, Ivette Lorona, and Alexandra Fox

Amelia presenting at the SRS: Perceptions and Attitudes on the Increase of Caesarean Section Within Oaxaca
Amelia Torres

Student and two friends at SRS
Left to right: Jennifer Schneider, Sophia Rodriguez, and Friend

Hannah presenting at the SRS: Implementation of Ethno-Studies Curriculum in Barranquilla, Colombia: Towards Inclusivity of the Afro-Colombian Populations
Hannah Sandoval

 

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