Upcoming Events


  1. November 2, 2023

      Circulating Culture. Transnational Cuban Networks of Exchange

Dr. Jennifer Cearns will present her book "Circulating Culture. Transnational Cuban Networks of Exchange", where she traces the flows of people, material items and digital content between Havana and Miami, as well as between Cuba and Panama, Guyana and Mexico.  In addition, she will be signing books and engaging with the audience. Refreshments will be served.

November 2nd, from 5 to 6:30 pm, TECO Hall, College of Education.

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  1. November 3, 2023


      A conversation with Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian 

ISLAC is partnering with the USF Latino Scholarship Program and the bright new Latina/e/x/o Graduate Student Organization to host this mentoring event with students. 

Our special guest is Betilde MuñozPogossian (Venezuelan-American), who graduated from USF with a MA in International Relations and a Ph.D. in Political Sciences from Florida International University. 

Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian is Director of the Department of Social Inclusion of the Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity at the Organization of American States (OAS), where she is responsible for directing the work of the OAS in matters of social inclusion and access to human rights with special consideration to populations in vulnerable situations. 

She has edited, published and co-authored several articles and volumes on issues of Latin American reality. her most recent contributions include “The Summit is a Great Chance for Better Cooperation on Migration” (2022) and “One Year Later: Slow Progress on a Key Migration Initiative” (2023), published by Americas Quarterly, and a book chapter “How to achieve more representation of indigenous and Afro-descendant people in Latin America and the Caribbean” (UNAM 2022). 

She is a founding member and coordinator of the Network of Latin American Female Political Scientists #NoSinMujeres, which seeks to promote, make visible and empower the work of women dedicated to Latin American Political Science. 

Marynes Mateos, from Hispanic Professional Women Association will moderate the session.