Category: Events and Announcements

Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History Month✨ It is an honor to celebrate the amazing women who are a part of the USLS program! Here are the women who are highlighted: Dr. Lucia Suarez- Director and associate professor of the USLS program. Dr. Shannon Harper- Core faculty and assistant professor. Flor Romero-Slowing- USLS advisor Dr. Kimberly Greder- Affiliate … Continue reading Women’s History Month

Lecture Series: What Is Latinx? And Who Is Latinx?

Dr. Cristobal Salinas spoke about What Is Latinx? and Who Is Latinx? Dr. Cristobal Salinas focused on how the categories of race, gender, and sexuality continue to be the site of analysis for many higher education researchers, effectively filling the void of intersectional approaches to student development and learning theory. Yet, we still struggle with terminology … Continue reading Lecture Series: What Is Latinx? And Who Is Latinx?

USLS Graduate Assistant

My pronouns are He/Him. I am originally from Southern New Mexico, but lived in Des Moines for a long time. I am a graduate student in Anthropology.  My favorite part about teaching USLS 211 is the opportunity to expand students’ understanding of Latinx communities, and helping students from the Latinx communities to connect their own experiences in the … Continue reading USLS Graduate Assistant

USLS Project Featured on Iowa Public Radio

The USLS “Voces of a Pandemic” project was recently featured in on Iowa Public Radio on both a news report by Kassidy Arena and on the long-format show Talk of Iowa with Charity Nebbe. For more information about the program, visit