“Podcasts from the South” ​are a series of conversations ​​created ​and hosted by María DeGuzmán at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Claudia Milian at Duke University. ​

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Creating an Archive of Central American Experiences in the D.M.V.: The Art of Veronica Melendez

T​his​ session features Salvadoran-Guatemalan-American photographer and illustrator Veronica Melendez, from Washington, D.C.​ Melendez has been featured in venues such as Remezcla, Mitu, and NPR’s Alt Latino for casting light on Central American artistic production in the D.C. metropolitan area––​or, in shorthand,… Read More

The World Cup, Aimé Césaire, and Contested Nationalities

As France prepared to face Croatia in the World Cup final, I couldn’t help wondering what poet Aimé Césaire (1913–2008) would have thought. Eighty-three years before teenage phenomenon Kylian Mbappé and his teammates blazed their way to their fateful encounter… Read More

The World Cup Is Coming. U.S. Won’t Be There. Mexico Will. Get Ready for a Mexican Flag Controversy.

The World Cup in Russia is set to begin in June. Of course, the United States won’t be participating. Team U.S.A. failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. But Mexico will be there and… Read More

West New York, NJ: A Reflective Dossier of Scholarly Formation

Three Latina scholars from the town of West New York, N.J. mull over their North Hudson (or “NoHu”) location where, according to the New York Times, “working class grit and Manhattan glitz meet.” West New York, in the borderlands between… Read More

In My Suegro’s Path: A 1951 Crónica

Imagine two people—son-in-law and father-in-law—sitting in a microvan. Both are surprised and chagrined to be living in Texas. And now we are going on an all-day medical field trip together. At age 82, my suegro, Solomon Cordova, Jr., relied on… Read More