LTS 1003 – Podcast Projects

Teaching a course with as broad a scope as “Latin America: An Institutional and Cultural Survey” means covering a lot of ground. From the pre-Columbian era to the 21st-Century, from Mexico to South America to Central America and the Caribbean and even into the US. There are pros and cons to taking this approach to…

Latina Podcasts

When classes moved online in spring 2020, I decided that it was time to mix things up a bit, and I revamped my final assignment for the semester. What was previously a final paper and presentation on the subject of the paper, became something that gave students a bit more freedom in how they presented…

Caribbean Pride, Caribbean Food!

BLS Professor Regina Bernard recently spoke with Michelle and Suzzane Rousseau, cook book authors and owners of SummerHouse restaurant in Kingston, Jamaica.  In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, they spoke with Alumni about the rich variation  of Caribbean foodways, they shared stories about foods from Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad, and New York.  And we all celebrated…

Caribbean Historical Fictions Written by BLS Students

Introduction by Professor Rojo Robles The following stories are historical fiction created by students of my course LTS/BLS/LACS 4902 Latin America and the Caribbean: Cultures and Societies. In the class and in the assignment the students were surveying key points in the history and culture of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America until the 19th…

The Roots of Caribbean Food–May 18 @6PM

  The Robert C. Weaver Society & SOMOS present a Caribbean Heritage Month Event   In Conversation with the authors of Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking   Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:00PM – 7:30PM Zoom Join BLS Associate Professor Regina Bernard-Carreño as she interviews authors Michelle Rousseau and Suzanne Rousseau on their new cookbook…

“In Inhale” by Professor Regina Bernard

Y’all might recall Professor Regina Bernard’s powerful essay, “Why We Can’t Breathe,” about George Floyd’s murder.  Here’s a recent essay, “In Inhale,” about Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction.  Both were published in  433. “In Inhale” by Regina Bernard-Carreno “I sit in the same room where last year, on my little TV, I watched the murder of…

Course Alert: LTS 3085- Latinx Screens, Interview with Professor Rojo Robles

Professor Rojo Robles in conversation with Daniela Toribio, Coordinator of Student Affairs for the Initiative for the Study of Latin America (ISLA) Can you give us an overview of what your course “Latinx Screens” will be? In my course “Latinx Screens” we will watch and study feature films, documentaries, TV episodes, and music videos made by…

On Derek Chauvin’s Conviction

Adjunct Professor Zamir Ben Dan, and his colleagues who from the Black Attorneys of the Legal Aid Caucus in New York, published this editorial, “Racial Progress Needs Systemic Change, Not a Rare Conviction” in The New York Law Journal’s digital Law.com: Last Tuesday, former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the May 25,…

Black Studies and Diaspora

On April 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm the Black Studies Colloquium will delve into a conversation about Black Studies focusing on the work of our esteemed colleague, Zachariah Mampilly (Endowed Chair of International Affairs, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs). In this round table discussion, we will consider a diasporic framing of Black Studies. This conversation will build from a section (pp. 25-34)…

Yomaira Figueroa Vasquez on Thursday, April 15 @1PM

Join us  on Thursday April 15 @1PM for a conversation with Dr. Yomaira Figueroa Vasquez, a scholar of U.S. Latinx Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and Afro-Hispanic literature and culture, and author of Decolonizing Diasporas:  Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature.  She will be in conversation with Baruch students who have read her work, or have an interest in the intersections between Latinx and…