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Voces: Latin@ Oral Histories

Uncovering the Latin@ perspective throughout history has not been an easy project. Poor education, scarcity of resources, and racial discrimination throughout the twentieth century have left Latin@ stories and impact unheard by all Americans–regardless of race and background. As a result, The Voces Oral History Project began as a way

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UT’s Center for Mexican American Studies: From Paredes to Present

This fall, I’ve been fortunate enough to work as graduate research assistant for the Center of Mexican-American Studies (CMAS) under its new director, John Morán González. Now in its 46th year of existence at the University of Texas at Austin, my research focus this semester has been uncovering the center’s

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Brazilian Filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro visits Austin

Celebrated Brazilian Filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro will be visiting Austin, Texas for three exciting events this week. On Monday at 7:30, the Austin Film Society will present a screening of Ventos de Agosto (2014), Mascaro’s first feature narrative film, followed by a Q&A with the director, mediated by UT professor Jason Borge. The

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Junot in the Park

(Photo by Meg Dowdy) Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of This is How You Lose Her and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, spoke tonight at UT as part of Texas Institute for Literary & Textual Studies 2013 reading series. Keeping my tradition of blogging about things that don’t work out, I’ll

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