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Daytona State co-sponsors Latin American studies conference

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2014) – Daytona State College, in conjunction with the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies and Bethune-Cookman University, will host “Globalizing the Future: Infusing Latin American Studies Across the Curriculum,” on Friday, Jan. 31.

Daytona State co-sponsors Latin American studies conference A professional development opportunity for area educators, the free program includes presentations such as Myths and Realities of the Cuban Revolution: 1959 to the Present, Neo-African Cultures in Latin America: Some Pedagogical Approaches, and Teaching Latin American Immigration: Overcoming Myths and Stereotypes.

The one-day conference takes place Friday, Jan. 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on DSC’s Daytona Beach Campus in Bergengren Hall, Room 112, at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Space is limited and all participants must register. Featured presenters include:

• Lillian Guerra, Professor of Cuban and Caribbean History, University of Florida. As a teacher, Guerra strives to forge ties of identification, knowledge and connection among and between Latino, Latin American and U.S. peoples through history. Guerra teaches courses on the comparative history of the Caribbean, race and the legacies of slavery as well as the Cuban Revolution, the Latin American Cold War and the Jewish Diaspora of Latin America.

• Efrain Barradas, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of Florida. Before joining the University of Florida, Barradas was a professor at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where for several years he chaired the Department of Hispanic Studies and the Program in Latin American Studies. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Puerto Rico and Harvard University and is the author of several books on Caribbean letters and Latino culture.

• Philip Williams, Professor and Director, University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies. Williams received his M.Phil in Latin American Studies and D.Phil in Politics from the University of Oxford in 1986. Williams has received a number of prestigious fellowships and grants from Fulbright, North-South Center, United States Institute of Peace, Pew Charitable Trusts, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Williams recently received a major grant from the Ford Foundation to support a three-year study on Latin American immigrants in the New South.

For additional information or to register (required), contact Daytona State’s School of World Languages and Speech, (386) 506-4327 or 506-3811.


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