Category: Student Views

Gender, Grief and Forced Disappearance

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As a student of international development, I’ve been trained to understand gender as one of the many factors that often leads to hard struggle. In my studies of poverty, hunger, war and…

The Chilean Election and the Politics of Memory

Growing up in Miami, I have always been interested in the relationship between Latin America and the United States when it comes to politics. I’m the oldest of my siblings and the first in my…

Oro a Egún

As I engage in spiritual ritual practices during the sacred celebrations of Fèt Gede from the Vodou spiritual-religious tradition as well as Día de los Muertos with origins in Aztec and Catholic…

The Journey through the Heart Leads Me Home

I was sweating through my expensive school uniform in the intense Honduran heat that Tuesday afternoon. As I sat in the crowded classroom, I chatted with my classmates while the teacher was…

Disputing the meaning of a strike

I don’t know about my colleagues, but when I am not working, I usually watch a movie at home in my pajamas. I also tend to – whenever I am not feeling extra antisocial – meet with a…

Museums and Deaf Population in Brazil

We’ve been fascinated that museums, science centers, zoos, planetariums, botanical gardens and other similar places are allied to the informal science learning…

Living in the Hyphen

I feel like a late bloomer when it comes to exploring my Latinidad. At nearly 25, I have found myself in spaces where I can talk with amigos and fellow classmates on the social…

The Fragility of Democracy

My Appa immigrated to the United States in the 1980s fleeing the Sri Lankan Civil War. The ethnic conflict, which evolved into a separatist movement, represented an effort by…

A Norwegian-Brazilian Transcultural Encounter

In 1886, the Norwegian-born artist Alfred Emil Andersen exhibited his paintings alongside Edvard Munch, whose iconic “The Scream” would subsequently gain worldwide recognition. Just…

Planting Dreams

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Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “Many little people, in small places, doing little things, can change the world.” A few days ago, I called my friend and retired teacher Elena…

Overcoming Gender Bias

All around the world, students find their education severely disrupted by Covid-19—including at Harvard and for this Chilean at Harvard in particular. In Chile, all educational institutions in the…

A Beacon of Hope for Brazil in a Pandemic Year

Such was the exchange I had with my Ph.D. advisor, Paul Sternberg, on that fateful week in March 2020, when it felt like the entire world was going to collapse. On Tuesday the 10th…

Creators and Creatives

Not long ago, June Carolyn Erlick, the editor of ReVista and my boss, casually asked me about animation in Latin America. I could not answer, which, as a Mexican-American film student at…

So Close, Yet So Far

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Last December, my boyfriend Alejandro and I had been apart for a year due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. I managed to snag a very full flight to Cuba to see him. At the time, Cuba was…

Measuring 21st Century Skills

Educators everywhere are talking about how we need to be teaching “21st century skills.” But what do these skills include exactly? While different stakeholders have different definitions of…

Untold Stories of the Past and Future

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As I read Los comentarios reales de los Incas (1609), the work of the great Peruvian chronicler Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, I could easily imagine him as a young man, reunited with…

Keiko Fujimori Finds a Refuge in Trumpism

Growing up, I was often shuttled between the United States and Peru, where most of my time was spent in the back of taxis, listening to the radio as we languished away in Lima’s traffic jams…

The Neglected Sector: Agriculture in Peru

As a Peruvian student who grew up in a country that praises itself for its diversity of agricultural production and where more than a quarter of the population works in agriculture…

From Tteokguk to Tamales

I was born and raised in Guatemala to South Korean parents. A simple desayuno típico chapín (Guatemalan breakfast which includes eggs, beans, plantains, tortillas and coffee) is my…

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