Student Views

Student Views is ReVista's new blog about Harvard student travel and research in Latin America!


Student Views help showcase the cultural and academic experiences of students who have spent time in Latin America or have engaged with Latin American communities in the U.S. Entries can take a variety of forms, from narrative stories of personal adventure to academic descriptions of research findings, and everything in between! 


Student views published in the last five weeks can be found on this page. For older student views, visit out Student View Archive.


If you are interesting in submitting an entry, email!


barnesTrent Barnes is a Ph.D. Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard and a William R. Tyler Fellow of Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks (2018-2020).  His dissertation, “To Walk the Space of Time: Emptiness and the Production of Bodies in the Empire of Teotihuacan, Mexico,” comprises the first monographic study of Teotihuacan architecture.  He previously held the William C. Coleman and Pam Coleman Memorial Fund Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2017-2018) and earned a B.A. in Art History from Columbia University. Read his student view here.



art_bennettRhea Bennett is a member of the Harvard class of 2020 pursuing a bachelors degree in Anthropology - Archaeology. This interview discusses work she has done for her senior thesis, which combines her loves for costuming, archaeology, and culture. Read her student view here.


Photo credits: Samuel Fish, Harvard College class of 2020






goobaMarc Leroux-Parra is a member of the Harvard College class of 2022 and a proud resident of Cabot House. He is pursuing an A.B. in Art, Film, and Visual Studies – Film with a secondary in Government. He is a publications intern at ReVista. Read his student view here.








Angela Yesenia Olaya Requene holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She is a research associate in Harvard University’s  Afro-Latin American Research Institute (ALARI), and the academic coordinator of the Centtificate in Afro-Latin American Studies organized by ALARI. Read her student view here.







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Carolina San Miguel holds a Doctor of Design (DDes, 2019) from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a community researcher and innovation strategist whose work is targeted at designing human-friendly ecosystems to support children and families in neighborhoods across the Americas. Read her student view here.