STUDENT ORIGINALS

Here you will find works created by undergraduate students about the Caribbean based on communal knowledge. Each project is focused on a specific country or region and explores topics related to politics, history, and culture.

Insular Caribbean

RIZOS DE DESCOLONIZACIÓN EN LA REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA

By ELISE ASLANIAN

Una experiencia interactiva para las dominicanas que quieren ser empoderadas, y los dominicanos, músicos, y estudiantes que quieren ser activos en romper los estereotipos.

LA INTERRUPCIÓN DE LA OPRESIÓN: LA LUCHA POR ABORTO LEGAL

By MARGARET DICKEY

¿Cómo se compara la legislación y los climas sociales y políticos sobre aborto en Puerto Rico y Argentina?

HOW IS AN EDUCATIONAL MODEL A SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT TOOL?

BY CARLOS FERNANDEZ

After the Cuban revolution of 1959, the newly established government saw in education the path to develop a society that was fighting against social inequalities clearly perceived by the differences in quality of life of its population. 

HOW IS DOMINICAN IDENTITY MAPPED OUT IN URBAN SPACES?

By Camila Avila-Martinez

See how space and location in the Dominican Republic contribute to visualizing the dynamic identities of Dominicans through museums, street art, and more.

HOW DO MARGINALIZED GROUPS REACT TO OPPRESSIVE POLICIES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?

By LESLIE RODRIGUEZ-VAZQUEZ

Este proyecto refleja cómo ciertas legislaciones han impactado a la sociedad dominicana a través de la protesta, pero también informa cuáles organizaciones han participado.

MÚSICA EN CUARENTENA

By ASHA KNISH

Una investigación sobre el papel de la música en la salud mental durante la pandemia de coronavirus en República Dominicana y España.

Continental Caribbean

HOW DOES MUSIC SHAPE THE IDENTITY OF AFRO-CARIBBEAN PEOPLE IN COSTA RICA?

By Jimena Fernández

In 1870, immigrants from the English speaking Caribbean islands arrived to Limon bringing their customs with them, including their musical practices. The music brought by these immigrants starts to evolve and the Calypso from Limon is formed.

REPRESENTACIÓN DE LA IDENTIDAD CREOLE NICARAGÜENSE EN EL PALO DE MAYO.

BY Nazareth Salazar Toruño

El Palo de mayo es la condensación de todas las influencias migratorias y culturales que formaron la identidad caribeña; el ritmo, las letras, los trajes, el baile, son reflejo de la riqueza cultural de los creoles.

Caribbean Diaspora

How is Puerto Rican history represented through urban space in Chicago?

BY Josselyn Ávila

The Puerto Rican community located in Humboldt Park has become an important part of Chicago’s multicultural makeup. At the beginning of the 20th century, Puerto Rican immigrants faced a lot of racial discrimination and displacement issues across the city.

¡MAMBO!: LA EVOLUCIÓN DE LA IDENTIDAD PUERTORRIQUEÑA A TRAVÉS DE LAS ADAPTACIONES DE WEST SIDE STORY

By BLAKE WIESELER

La evolución de la identidad puertorriqueña a través de las adaptaciones de West Side Story.

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