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The Center for Latino Studies

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.

Mission

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.

Arte Latino Now

Meet the Latino artists and writers who are living and working in the United States, shaping culture and furthering the arts. Arte Latino Now is an initiative of the Center for Latino Studies at Queens University, created by students who independently interviewed Latino artists about their life and work.
Explore Arte Latino Now.

Contact

Dr. Michele Shaul,
Center for Latino Studies
shaulm@queens.edu

Arte Latino Now

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EVENTS

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Arte Latino Now: An Exhibition of Latino Artists

Arte Latino Now presents Latino artists selected by a national competition, this show highlights the exciting cultural and artistic contributions of Latinos in the United States. View Event

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Call for Writers: Short Stories for Gabo 2/Cuentos Para Gabo 2

Artist Studio Project in collaboration with Queens University of Charlotte’s Everett Library, the Center for Latino Studies and the Department of World Languages is looking for literary writers, poets and songwriters inspired by the themes and topics explored in the literary masterpiece of 100 Years of Solitude written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez to commemorate the 50 years of its publication. Submissions are due January 31, 2017. View Event

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The Jewish Diaspora in Latin America: A Historical Overview

Join The Center for Latino Studies as we look at the diaspora in three phases: colonial rule, when Spanish authorities sought to suppress Jewish immigration under Inquisition-era laws; the nineteenth and early twentieth century, when mass immigration from Europe into Latin America's newly independent nations boosted the Jewish population, and contemporary Latin America. View Event

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Short Stories for Gabo 2/Cuentos Para Gabo 2

Please join us for a tertulia featuring creative works from North Carolina that celebrate the themes and topics explored in Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez's literary masterpieces. View Event

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Border Matters and Fluid Identities: Dissident Latina/o American Narratives of the 21st Century Speaker, Oswaldo Estrada

Focusing on a very recent Latina/o American production of novels, short stories and chronicles, published over the last 15 years in Latin America and also in the United States, in this presentation Dr. Estrada will analyze identity construction in hybrid zones, transculturation, otherness, and the dark side of the "American Dream." View Event

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