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.
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.
Dr. Michele Shaul,
Arte Latino Now
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
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
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