A Message from Our Department

LLS Letter to the JJC Community re Orlando 2016 FINAL


LLS Lecture Series Continues Next Week: Prof. Zaire Dinzey-Flores on Housing and Inequality in Puerto Rico

The Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies’ LLS Lecture Series continues next week with a lecture by Prof. Zaire Dinzey-Flores (Rutgers University, NJ) entitled “Tropical Housing Projects and the Constructions of Inequality in Puerto Rico.”  Prof. Dinzey-Flores is the author of Locked In Locked, Locked Out: Gated Communities in a Puerto Rican City. (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).  All LLS Lecture Series events are free and open to the public. Please spread the word and join us!!

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New Student Group at John Jay: Nuestra Comunidad Andina/Our Andean Community

Nuestra Comunidad Andina/Our Andean Community is a new student group at John Jay and Prof. Adrian Bordoni of the LLS Department is serving as its faculty advisor.  We reprint here a note from Prof. Bordoni and encourage you to contact him if you’re interested in joining the club.

To my John Jay College students:
I am the advisor to the new group Nuestra Comunidad Andina, Our Andean Community. It is open to All students interested in Andean culture and/or with roots in this community. We need officers for our club, if you are interested or can share this information with your friends please ask them to reach out to the Founder, Myriam Santamaria, at NCAjjayclub@gmail.com.
All years can apply especially First Year students!



Spring LLS Lecture Series: Michelle Chase on Cuba’s Forgotten Women Revolutionaries

The spring 2016 Latin American and Latina/o Lecture Series begins next week. Historian Michelle Chase will be on campus on Wednesday, February 17th from 4-6pm in L.61NB to discuss her research on the often-overlooked roles played by women in the anti-Batista revolutionary movements of 1950s Cuba.  Professor Chase is the author of Revolution Within the Revolution: Women and Gender Politics in Cuba, 1952-1962. (UNC Press, 2015).  All LLS events are free and open to the public.  Join us!

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Prof. Alejandro Velasco (NYU) at John Jay Discussing Venezuela and Urban Politics: November 17th.

It’s election season in Venezuela and John Jay’s Latin American and Latina/o Studies Department is pleased to welcome Prof. Alejandro Velasco (NYU) to campus to provide historical context on Venezuela’s political traditions and the role of urban poltics in the nation.  We invite you to join us for this is the last event of the 2015 Latin American and Latina/o Studies Lecture Series.

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