The Center for Latino Studies
The "hispanization" of the American South, and the southern Piedmont in particular, is one of the South's and the United States' most compelling stories. We have already seen dramatic changes in our workforce, economy, culture, politics and everyday life. In North Carolina, vibrant Latino neighborhoods are found in the state's major cities, while Spanish-language newspapers, advertisements, radio, and television stations and other Hispanic businesses are flourishing.
The Center for Latino Studies at Queens University of Charlotte supports multidisciplinary and multifaceted projects with the common mission of promoting understanding of the Latino experience in the southeastern United States. The Center creates an intellectual and physical space in which scholars, local leaders, students and the wider community can engage in research, cultural exploration, and dialogue about what the "Hispanization" of the southeastern United States and especially North Carolina's Piedmont region means for our communities and future.
Dr. Michele Shaul,
From Ellis Island to the Queens City: Hispanic Immigration Geography and Charlotte in the 21st Century presented by Dr. Owen J. Furuseth, UNC-Charlotte
Over the past two decades, Charlotte, NC has been experiencing a fundamental demographic restructuring. Traditional economic and social constructs, built around African-American and White populations, have been challenged by a new stream of Hispanic immigrants. View Event
This lecture will explore the multi-faceted world of shamanism. Dr. Chacon will draw from his decades of working with indigenous shamans (both in the Amazon Basin and in the Andean Highlands). View Event
Russell Crandall will discuss sections from his latest book-- America's Dirty Wars: Irregular Warfare from 1776 to the War on Terror- that address U.S. policy in Latin America since the Cold War. View Event