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Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month: Latin American at WPI

Organizations at WPI

Organizations at WPI:

  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Hispanic and Caribbean Student Association
    • The Hispanic and Caribbean Student Association represents Hispanic and Caribbean students at WPI, both descendants and natives as well as those students interested in Hispanic and/or Caribbean culture. They promote awareness of the presence Hispanic and Caribbean culture within WPI students through several events on campus. They also organize a Spanish Tutoring Program to help any student interested in learning to speak Spanish.
  • WPI's Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) serves as a home base for students navigating the university experience—especially a challenging STEM path where diversity is essential. Find out more about ODIME.

Read about WPI's Latin American Studies Initiative

Selected WPI Faculty and Researcher Scholarship

WPI-affiliated faculty in bold. These are just a few of the publications by WPI faculty reflecting their work on Latinx topics.

  • San Martin, W. (2017). Nitrogen, science, and environmental Change: The politics of the green revolution in Chile and the global nitrogen challenge. Journal of Political Ecology, 24, 777-796.
  • Madan, A. S. (2017). Lines of geography in Latin American Narrative: National Territory, National Literature. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Allessio, D., Woolf, B., Wixon, N., Sullivan, F. R., Tai, M., & Arroyo, I. (2018). Ella me ayudó (She helped me): Supporting hispanic and english language learners in a math its. In C. Penstein Rosé, R. Martínez-Maldonado, H. U. Hoppe, R. Luckin, M. Mavrikis, K. Porayska-Pomsta, B. McLaren, & B. du Boulay (Eds.), Artificial Intelligence in Education (pp. 26–30). Springer International Publishing.
  • Santos, H. P., Nephew, B. C., Bhattacharya, A., Tan, X., Smith, L., Alyamani, R. A. S., Martin, E. M., Perreira, K., Fry, R. C., & Murgatroyd, C. (2018). Discrimination exposure and DNA methylation of stress-related genes in Latina mothers. Psychoneuroendocrinology98, 131–138. 
  • Galante, J. (2022). On the other shore: The Atlantic Worlds of Italians in South America during the Great War. University of Nebraska Press.
  • Elgert, L. (2016). More soy on fewer farms' in Paraguay: Challenging neoliberal agriculture's claims to sustainability. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 43(2), 537-561.
  • Getz, L. M., Barton, S., & Kubovy, M. (2014). The specificity of expertise: For whom is the clave pattern the “key” to salsa music? Acta Psychologica152, 56–66.

  • San Martin, W. (2013). De objeto y sujeto: Esclavitud personalidad legal y la decoloración de lo servil en el Chile tardo colonial [From object and subject: Slavery, legal personality, and the blurring of servitude in ate colonial Chile]. Revista de Historia Social y de las Mentalidades17(2), 143–160.

  • Kidwell, R. E., Hoy, F., & Ibarreche, S. (2012). “Ethnic” family business or just family business? Human resource practices in the ethnic family firm. Journal of Family Business Strategy3(1), 12–17.

  • Jurkowski, J. M., Kurlanska, C., & Ramos, B. M. (2010). Latino women’s spiritual beliefs related to health. American Journal of Health Promotion25(1), 19–25.
  • Bradley-Geist, J. C., King, E. B., Skorinko, J., Hebl, M. R., & McKenna, C. (2010). Moral credentialing by association: The importance of choice and relationship closeness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin36(11), 1564–1575.

  • Rivera, A. (1998). Puerto Rico on the borders: Cultures of survival or the survival of culture. Latin American Literary Review, 26(51), 31-46.

Undergraduates with Impact: Featured IQPs

For work by WPI undergraduates at Caribbean, South and Central American Project Centers, see:

Selected IQPs related to Latinx topics: