Showcasing an Andean cosmovision
In a monthlong residency, Aymara artist Roberto Mamani Mamani met with students, gave a lecture, hosted a workshop, and painted a mural in South Philadelphia.
Dispossessions and race in the Americas
Belén Unzueta is teaching a seminar on the historical account of race and ethnicity in the Americas as a Penn-Mellon Just Futures Initiative graduate fellow.
The Chilean coup, 50 years later
Two conversations mark the 50th anniversary of the military takeover on Sept. 11, 1973, discussing its political and historical implications.
Who, What, Why: Francisco Díaz on anthropology and the modern Maya
Francisco Díaz studies Maya contributions to archeology at a time when Indigenous people were viewed as little more than laborers. His research shows that Indigenous people were archaeologists in their own right, working season after season with specialized skills to excavate the past.
Who, What, Why: Kimberly Cárdenas on intersectional politics in political science
Doctoral candidate Kimberly Cárdenas considers the growing numbers of LGBTQ+ Black and Latinx Americans—and how they participate in the political process.
Brazil’s presidential election
Three experts share their thoughts on Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva’s defeat of right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, and what it means for Latin America’s largest democracy.
Who, What, Why: Lucía Stavig
Lucía Stavig, a Peruvian postdoctoral fellow in anthropology, works on healing through connection in the Andes.
Penn in Latin America and the Caribbean
This year’s Penn in Latin America and the Caribbean conference hosted by Perry World House focused on the theme of “Shared Narratives: Arts, Culture and Conflict in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Domenic Vitiello’s ‘Sanctuary City’
In a book talk at the Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies, Domenic Vitiello discussed immigration and community.
Improving college access for Philadelphia’s Latinx community
A collaboration between Penn and the nonprofit Centro de Cultura Arte Trabajo y Educación aims to enhance a thriving post-secondary success program, create mentoring opportunities, and more.
In the News
Bolivia in Philadelphia: Mural Arts commissions renowned artist Roberto Mamani Mamani
Catherine Bartch of the School of Arts & Sciences, who first encountered Roberto Mamani Mamani’s art in Bolivia, is noted for encouraging the Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies and Mural Arts to fund Mamani Mamani’s mural in Philadelphia.
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