“Hi! My name is Jackie and I’m majoring in Political Science while double minoring in US Latino/a Studies and Spanish. To have this internship is not only an amazing opportunity for me, but will set me with great skills that I will need for the future. It will help me get an insight of what … Continue reading Jacqueline Cruz
Summer 2021 Dear USLS Friends, It has been a year of unprecedented challenges that has highlighted the incredible work we are all capable of doing as intersecting communities in a messy world. In particular, as we wrap up AY 20-21, I want to thank all of the students, staff, faculty, and community members that … Continue reading Letter From the Director, Summer 2021
-“Found Poems” students in my 420/520 course made. To make “Found Poems,” students are asked to write down key words or phrases that describe what they learned, felt, or wondered about drawing across that week’s assigned readings. The words or phrases have to come directly from the assigned readings. Students write these down on slips … Continue reading Featured Course: USLS/EDUC 420/520
What work have you accomplished and/or done for the USLS program at Iowa State? With regards to teaching, I have taught USLS 211 (the program’s introductory course) numerous times over the past five years. I also teach a newer course that is cross-listed with Spanish. This course, USLS/SPAN 325, has a required community engagement element … Continue reading Dr. Megan Myers
Kacey Berry and Grace Trembath are both the recipients of the Latino/a Excellence Award! Excellence in Latino/a Studies Award NEXT STEPS: Kacey Berry will be doing a year of service with the AmeriCorps NCCC-FEMA Program. Excellence in Latino/a Studies Award NEXT STEPS: Grace Trembath will be doing a service year as a Team Leader for … Continue reading Latinx Excellence Award Recipients, 2021
Congratulations to Kimberly Thomas for receiving the inaugural Latinx Excellence Award in the newly redesigned program for U.S. Latino/a Studies. She served as a USLS Ambassador and aced her USLS Intro course. What an honor to have her be our student! After graduation, she will be traveling and starting graduate school in Anthropology at ISU.