Crossing Latinidades Climate Cohort
Crossing Latinidades is a new consortium of 16 Hispanic-Serving Institutions, or HSIs, that have R1 designation — top tier doctoral university with very high research activity — in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The consortium aims to pool together its various strengths to create collaborations to ensure the growth and sustainability of Latino Studies and further develop the field in new directions across the humanities. The consortium features four pilot collaborative working groups that will develop proposals of comparative research, scholarship, teaching and resource sharing built around the themes of material culture; language and identity; climate change and inequality, and poetry. For more information check UIC today: https://today.uic.edu/uic-to-lead-new-consortium-of-hispanic-serving-institutions
The Climate Pilot Cohort - currently with 6 universities – has come together by a common concern for the ways that climate change is rapidly and devastatingly affecting Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean communities. The cohort hosted a symposium in the Spring of 2021 to link researchers already doing climate change work related to Latino Studies within R1 HSI universities and to explore future collaborations across these universities.
The Crossing Latinidades project is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation