Read the story in The Statesman discussing how LACS affiliate faculty and minors seek to educate the public about about TPS and the negative impact that President Trump's order to end protected status will have on Stony Brook students and beyond.
LACS Minor and President of SBU's chapter of the Long Island Immigrant Advocates (LISSA), Brianna Rodriguéz, was interviewed by The Statesman for the article, "DACA Recipientes Feel Anxiety as Future Remains Uncertain."
LACS Board Member, Pablo Calvi (School of Journalism) spent January session with a group of undergraduates in Cuba as part of the Journalism School program, " Journalism Without Walls." Their fantastic reporting and photographs are available here.
Congratulations to LACS Board Member, Prof. Lori Flores (History), for receiving the 2017 Martin Ridge Prize from the Historical Society of Southern California for her book, Grounds for Dreaming : Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement (Yale, 2016).
LACS Minor, Rodman Serrano, wrote an OpEd in the New York Times explaining the devastating impact that ending TPS status will have on his family and others from Central America and the Caribbean. President Stanley released a statement in support of Rodman and other students negatively affected by the Trump administration's policies.
Congratulations to Carlos Gómez for receiving a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for the History of Global Development in Shanghai, China. Carlos' dissertation, "Transnationalizing the Dam: The Unanticipated Consequences of the Itaipú Dam in the Making of the Upper Paraná Region, 1957–1992" examines environmental history and regional politics in the Southern Cone.
Congratulations to Bill Demarest for receiving an AHA Travel Grant to present at this year's meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington, DC.
Congratulations to Raquel Otheguy (History) for receiving Honorable Mention for "Best Dissertation Prize" from NECLAS (New England Council on Latin American Studies) for her superb thesis, "Education in Empire, Nation, and Diaspora: Black Cubans’ Struggle for Schooling, 1850-1910" (2016).
Muchas felicidades to the students (Zaira Barajas, Yalile Suriel, Krislyn Rodríguez, Neyshmarie Gonzalez), faculty (Lori Flores, Eric Zolov), and staff members (Ruth Marrero, Sandy Harvey) who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Stony Brook community at the Closing Ceremonies of Hispanic Heritage Month on November 1st. And a special congratulations to Kiara Luna-Adames, winner of this year's Sanchez Scholarship. So proud to have everyone in our growing LACS community!
Congratulations to first-year student, Matías Hermosilla for winning the Paul Seaver Graduate Student award from the International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies for his 2017 Masters thesis, " Un mundo en conflicto, una risa global. El relato de la Guerra Fría a través de la prensa de humor político chilena, 1958-1973."
History Department graduate student David Yee discusses his dissertation research on mass urban housing and inequality in Mexico City for The Metropole, the official blog of the Urban History Association. Congratulations David!
LACS launched the Alumnus in Residency Program on September 27 with an intimate luncheon conversation followed by mentoring sessions for students led by alumnus, Jaime Moore. Born in Panama and a graduate of Stony Brook in Economics (Class of '88), Jaime established the Bronx cultural arts center El Fogón and is a director at Citicorps Global Markets. Read more about the event here.
LACS Minor Tanzina Vega '96 Personifies Social Mobility - Stony Brook Matters
Congratulations to David Yee for winning the Faculty-Staff Dissertation Fellowship, which will allow him to continue his doctoral research on urban housing in Mexico City. For a look into David's thinking on the subject, check out his recent blog post, The Radiant City: Public Housing in Modern Mexico.
We would like to extend our thanks to Island Empanada for their continued support and sponsorship of our LACS Cafe events. We truly appreciate you!
Congratulations to Gonzalo Romero Sommer for winning the Conference on Latin American History Scobie Travel Award for pre-dissertation research. Gonzalo will travel to Peru this summer to preliminary research related to his proposed dissertation topic, "Electrifying Peru: The State, Infrastructural Power and the Geography of Modernity."
Congratulations to Sergio Pinto-Handler for winning the African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation Fellowship from Boston College for 2017-18, to write up his dissertation on transatlantic histories of abolition and the Brazilian abolition debate in the 19th century!
LACS Board Member and History Professor Lori Flores has just won the Immigration and Ethnic History Society's (IEHS) Best First Book Award for her work, Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement (Yale, 2016)