NSS MA students and alumni presented at the 2016 Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on October 29. Four of students presented on the panel, “Contemporary Issues in the Latin American Diaspora of the US”:
- Fatima Austin (Latin American Studies), The Construction of Identity and its Correlation to Class in Ballet Folklórico
- Eduardo Coronel (MA in Latin American Studies, 2016), The Social Effects of Deportation and how Post-‐9/11 Discourse has Changed Immigration Policy
- Raul Menjívar (Latin American Studies), The Obligated Generation/La Generacion Obligada
- Betania Santos (Sociology), LA Based Community Healing: Alternative practices of healing and resistance in POC Communities
Their presentations were strong across the board and complemented each other brilliantly. The panel was well attended and the question and answer period was insightful and lively. The panel was chaired by Latin American Studies Program director Ericka Verba
Alumna Douglas Ramon (BA in Psychology) presented his paper “A U.S. Latino in Latin America: Hermano or Extranjero?” on the panel “The Politics of Identity and Citizneship,” to great acclaim. The panel was chaired by CSULA Education professor Mario Casteneda.