The Center for Latin American Studies at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University announced the winners of its Latin American Studies Essay contest on May 21, 2020. The essay contest was launched on March 19, 2020, as a means of fostering the study and appreciation of Latin America at Boston University.
Participants were required to write on a topic related to the societies and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean as viewed from regional and global perspectives, as well as on Latinx topics. The competitions, which was open to students in any concentration in any school or college of the University, received 21 graduate and 33 undergraduate submissions, reflecting the deep interest in Latin American Studies across the University.
A full list of the contest winners and honorable mentions is available here.
The Center for Latin American Studies provides students with a versatile and powerful vehicle to develop an in-depth and interdisciplinary understanding of the Latin American region. The program offers students a wide variety of regionally-focused courses in Latin America, which are taught by a range of academic departments. The interdisciplinary nature of the program provides the necessary breadth and depth for students to understand the complexities and remarkable diversity of Latin America, defined as the 20 independent countries in the Western Hemisphere south of the United States with Spanish, French, or Portuguese as their official languages. Learn more about the center here.