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,
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
Much has been written about the rapid growth of Evangelical Christianity in Guatemala and its increasing influence on national politics and social mores, yet Catholicism has retained a privileged position as the public religion of the country. View Event