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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.


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,
Center for Latino Studies

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Queens University of Charlotte Staged Reading: "Los Monólogos de la Vagina" by Eve Ensler

If you feel shy when people discuss their sexual experiences in detail, check your inhibitions at the door and come join us for an entertaining and educational time.

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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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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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