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Firefly Dynamics

As the mestizo grandson of Bolivian Indigenous farmers and Scottish aristocratic landowners, I’ve long been fascinated by social mixing and mobility. Growing up in the...

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Eyes on COVID-19

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Masks: A Luxury Item in Haiti

Masks: A Luxury Item in Haiti

English + Português
“Nurse Marie” tells her patients over and over again to keep their masks safe, clean, and sanitized. Masks are a luxury item in Haiti. “I always make it a priority here at the hospital…

A Nation at a Crossroads

A Nation at a Crossroads

Winds of change, fueled as much by politics as by the pandemic, framed the rise, campaign and inauguration of Gabriel Boric, 36, who took office March 11 as the youngest president in Chile’s…

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Afro-Latinidad as Self-Reconciliation

Afro-Latinidad as Self-Reconciliation

English + Español
For most Black people, February 27th is a fairly insignificant date, simply marking the second-to-last day of Black History Month here in the United States. For me, however, it wholly defines…

Book ReviewS

Modernity in Black and White

Modernity in Black and White

For years, one of my favorite pieces in the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) was the iconic Abaporu (1928), by Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral: a canvas…

La Güera Rodríguez

La Güera Rodríguez

By now, history has added a layer to the many ironies that Brandeis historian Silvia Arrom highlights in her spirited book about a controversial historical figure. The recent irony is…

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