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Paul López Oro

MA in Latin American Studies | 2009

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Job : Doctoral Student, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, UT Austin
Location : Austin, TX

Paul chose UNM's Latin American Studies program because of the brilliant expertise of Dr. Claudia Isaac, Dr. Nancy López, and Dr. Teresa L. Córdova, and his admiration of their cutting-edge scholarship on race and racism in Latin America and the United States, the political economies of gender and activism. He writes: "My master's degree in Latin American Studies has been quite beneficial in training me to be in multiple disciplinary conversations centered on Latin America and Latinos in the United States especially in regards to political and national ideologies on race and racism. As a second-generation Garifuna Honduran, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York it gave me the intellectual training to expand my work on Black Indigeneity in Central America into the field of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies."