Languages

Experiencing the pandemic from abroad

When rising junior Julia Mitchell learned in March that France was about to shut down, she decided to immerse herself further in the language rather than come home, quarantining with her homestay family and finishing courses remotely.

Michele W. Berger

The unique subculture of Cuban punk

Often idealized through images of painstakingly restored Chryslers and romantic, backroom rumbas, Cuba has untold subcultures that one graduate student, Carmen Torre Pérez, is analyzing through a social history of Cuban punk.

Kristina García

Weeklong focus on indigenous languages

As part of the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, campus groups have organized the Indigenous Languages Week Celebration, supported by a grant from the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation Foundation.

Louisa Shepard



In the News


The Washington Post

Family is ‘my chittis’: Kamala Harris puts her Tamil roots on the prime-time stage like never before

Vasu Renganathan of the School of Arts & Sciences commented on Kamala Harris’ use of the Tamil language on the campaign trail.

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The New York Times

Peru’s queen of Quechua rap fuses the transgressive and traditional

Américo Mendoza-Mori of the School of Arts & Sciences translated the lyrics of a song by Renata Flores, a Peruvian musician who writes in Quechua.

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Vice

Renata Flores brought Quechua to YouTube, and then everything changed

Américo Mendoza-Mori of the School of Arts and Sciences spoke about the need to bring the Quechua language into contemporary art forms. “The stereotype where indigenous people are seen as timeless or pure must be challenged. When native people are put in that box, we are fossilizing them,” he said.

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