Berta Jottar is an independent scholar and media maker with a PhD from the Department of Performance Studies at New York University, TISCH School of the Arts. For the past 20 years, she has specialized in the research, recording, and editing of the music and dance practices of the Afro-Latinx Diaspora in the East Coast, … Continue reading Rumba: Tales of Sound & Sentiment in the Afro-Latinx Diaspora
USLS is just thrilled to welcome its newest affiliate, Dr. Luana Lamberti. I am a sociolinguist and a creolist. My research focuses on the sociolinguistic aspect of contact-induced features from Portuguese and Spanish. I have carried out long-term research in the Helvécia community from Bahia, Brazil, to document Helvécia Afro-Brazilian Portuguese. I have also worked … Continue reading Welcome New Faculty Affiliate!
USLS is delighted to welcome Johanna Burr. Johanna Burr is a third-year student in the Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Environment Program. Her academic journey began with a dual major in Spanish and English during her undergraduate years, where she engaged in research projects focused on Spanish Golden Age theater. Following her … Continue reading Welcome New Graduate Instructor!
Anna Stultz: Office of Latino Affairs: Iowa Department of Human Rights This internship taught me responsibility and how to become more confident with scheduling and planning meetings. I learned more about the Latino community and how I can be of aid to future generations of Latinos. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and to … Continue reading Featured Summer Intern