Cultural Studies Research in Hispanic Studies

April 23rd, 2009

Life on the Hyphen goes to the Border!

Posted by Silvia Tandeciarz in

Sponsored by a QEP/Mellon Grant, Hispanic Studies students participated in a 1-credit field research trip this Spring to the Mexican-American border called  “Civic Engagement in the Borderlands“.

Eight students co-enrolled in either Hispanic Studies 361: Life on the Hyphen or Sociology 440: Latino/a Migration and Latino/a Studies traveled to the U.S./Mexico Border during Spring Break, designed and executed interdisciplinary research projects, and collaborated with a local non-governmental organization that acted as institutional host. Upon their return, they presented their findings in a public forum in Williamsburg.  You can see a short documentary, a photo essay inspired by it, and some of the participating students’ blogs by clicking on the links below. We look forward to repeating this research trip this coming Spring when William and Mary students will join twelve students from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata to study migration and human rights on the U.S.-Mexico border. 

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