U-M Hosts Visiting Scholars from the University of Puerto Rico
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) is pleased to announce the arrival of four visiting scholars from the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (UPRRP), who are visiting U-M from August 3-9, 2019. LACS will host the visitors as part of the ongoing U-M/UPR Outreach Collaboration. The scholars will utilize U-M resources and libraries in order to research and develop materials for new courses they have proposed to teach at the Rio Piedras campus.
A Title VI National Resource Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education funds the U-M/UPR Outreach Collaboration. The purpose of the collaboration is to create spaces for conversations about new research and curriculum development projects and facilitate academic exchanges for professors, university students, and K-12 teachers and their students in Puerto Rico.
During this visit, the four scholars from UPR will develop materials for proposed courses on a particular theme relevant to Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, or Latin America more broadly.
Érika Fontánez Torres, Professor in the UPR Law School, will design a course on property and housing law in Latin America and the Caribbean. Melody Fonseca Santos, Professor in the Department of Political Science at UPR, will work to create a course on Caribbean political thought. Carlos Pabón Ortega, Professor in the Department of History at UPR, will develop a course on leftist intellectuals and political imaginaries in Latin America and the Caribbean since the Cold War. Finally, Windy Cosme Roasario, Professor in the Interdisciplinary Studies program at UPR and a doctoral student in the Department of History, will join representatives from LACS and the University of Michigan’s International Institute to design implementation strategies for future collaborative activities between U-M and UPRRP.
Juan Hernández, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History at UPR, leads the collaboration with Alana Rodríguez and Tim Lorek from LACS at U-M.
For more information about this project, see https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/umich-upr/