College - Author 1

College of Liberal Arts

Department - Author 1

World Languages and Cultures Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BA in Spanish



Primary Advisor

Karen Muñoz-Christian, College of Liberal Arts, World Languages and Cultures Department


This project attempts to inform a Spanish-speaking audience about the humanities of Latin America. The format is a blog which solicits more engagement with the embedded research and written text. Colorful photos and informative videos attract the attention of a general public that may otherwise not be interested in learning extensively about history and culture. Such focus is important because Latin American past has great bearing on the lives of much of the Latinx community today—in many regions.

Specifically, this blog contains articles about history, literature, movies and shows, dance, and travelling. The audience can learn about a broad timeline of events, femicide, continuity and change in the 19th century, Mexico and the empires, Chicanos, feminism, Che Guevara, independence, and bilingualism. Viewers can learn about influential pieces and popular culture such as: Caramelo, La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar, Soneto CLXVI, Bodas de sangre, Los crímenes en la calle morgue, and La lengua de las mariposas; La reina del Flow, Selena, La casa de los espíritus, Pedaleando, and El silencio de los otros. Viewers can also watch a selection of carefully curated documentaries that present some of the same information in an alternative mode of consumption.

I attempt to create an accessible and virtual forum that builds upon the information I have learned, both from firsthand travelling experience and many years of schooling. My study compiles a portfolio of almost all the work I have accomplished during my college career as a History and Spanish major.