Hey, y’all! I realize that this introduction blog post is a bit late and for that, I apologize. I had so many technical difficulties that EdTech had to resolve. Anyways, my name is Cesar, and I am a Junior Sociology major originally from Lilburn, Georgia. It’s a random city in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. One of the things I am most excited about this semester is learning about Latin@s in the midwest, specifically in Ohio. I am accustomed to hearing about Latin@ communities in almost every other part of the United States but the midwest. And, my first experience formally learning about the longstanding and recent communities of immigrants in Ohio was on a Wooster trek with the Political Science department last spring.
My name is Liam and I am a first-year student from Raleigh, North Carolina. I am thinking of majoring in history, and I am excited to learn more about the history of interaction between the United States and the rest of America. In particular, I am interested in learning about the rise of Latin American social movements in response to the U.S.’s economic and political presence in the region. I am also interested in learning about how U.S. foreign policy affects Latin American immigration patterns.
My name is Kobe and I am a Junior majoring in Communication Studies, as well as a member of our fighting scots football team. The biggest thing I’m interested in learning about this semester is the U.S’ involvement in Cuba, or more specifically the relationship between both Cuba and the U.S. I am also really fascinated with the Cuban missile crisis because I remember my grandma telling me stories about living through those trying times.
My name is Cat and I am a sophomore majoring in History and Theatre, with a focus on stage management and directing. As I am, in the long term, interested in exploring cultural styles of theater that are not often found in mainstream United States/European culture, in this course I want to learn more about Latin American theater and performance, both traditional indigenious performance styles and those adapted from colonizing powers. I am also interested to see how Latinx peoples use theater as a protest form and as a way of advocacy, and how this has developed over time. What most excites me about diving into this topic is the idea of learning more about traditional theatrical practices used by indigenous cultures, as this is a subject area that I haven’t gotten the chance to explore before.
I’m Katie, I’m a sophomore at the college, and I am planning to major in History and double minor in Anthropology and English. I am most excited about learning three major things over the course of this semester. I want to learn more about American government and military involvement in Cuba during the Cuban Revolution, as I do not believe this topic gets as much in depth coverage as it should in most history classes. I have always been very intrigued by the Cold War and the general ambiguity that surrounds it, so I’m looking forward to learning about it through the more focused scope of Latin American studies. I am also interested to talk about and analyze the immigration policies of America, as well as Latin America. I hold a viewpoint on immigration that typically differs from most of my peers here at the college, so I’m interested to see what discussions we will have on the topic.