W&M Students in La Plata Feature in Local News

W&M students and the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria in Tandil, Argentina

Year after year, several W&M students decide to spend a semester abroad with our program in La Plata, Argentina. The program’s articulation around the interdisciplinary study of human rights is, perhaps, one of the reasons why it attracts  students in Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, and several other fields.  During their semester abroad, W&M Students… Read More

Hibbs ’10: Pregnancy, migrants and justice on the Eastern Shore

[Story by Soyoung Hwang ’11 and David Williard; March 17, 2010; http://www.wm.edu/as/news/2010/hibbs_10.php] Kate Hibbs ’10 knew the many lessons of service before going to the Eastern Shore to serve as a migrant-health outreach worker last summer. Her experience as a stand-out Sharpe community scholar at the College prepared her academically; her experience serving migrant needs in Chicago gave her… Read More

W&M students contribute to classified document release

Wi&M students listen to Carlos Osorio describe what work the archive does in its research library on the students' first visit there.
Photo courtesy of Silvia Tandeciarz

[Story by Erin Zagursky] Research conducted by William & Mary undergraduate students has led to the recent release of formerly classified documents that shed new light on the impact of the detainment of one of Argentina’s most famous political prisoners, Jacobo Timerman. Last spring [2009], 12 William & Mary students worked with Hispanic Studies Professor Silvia Tandeciarz and Southern… Read More

Borderlands: Students Research Immigration Issues over Spring Break 2009

On the Mexican side of the Nogales border fence, an art installation titled Paseo of Humanity

[By Steve Otto] Over spring break 2009, Professors Bickham Mendez (Sociology and Latin American Studies) and Tandeciarz (Hispanic Studies) led a research team of eight students to the Tucson/Nogales region  of the U.S.–Mexico border. The pilot project combined interdisciplinary field research, course work, and civic engagement to focus on “border issues”: the political, social, and cultural effects of immigration… Read More

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