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Cultural Connections with STEM Outreach

July 28, 2013


I recently had the opportunity to present at a STEM Institute for high school students. What made this unique was it was for CAMP, the College Assistance Migrant Program at Sacramento State University. That meant that all students are Migrant students, a federal definition for families that move with the crop-harvesting seasons. Without over-generalizing, that […]

A Latino Big Bang Theory Show

May 5, 2013


I want to see a Big Bang Theory type show featuring Latinos or with a Latino perspective. We will come back to this—first, how this thought germinated. A couple of things came together for me to reflect about the idea of a “Latinerd” (Latino Nerd…or also LERDS), and more specifically about how popular media can […]


April 17, 2013


  If you have not tuned in, NPR has a new neat blog with a focus on code-switching: a linguistics term for “switching between two or more languages, or language varieties, in the context of a single conversation.” To that is added cultural code-switching, not just the language of words, but the cultural norms and […]

“Being Latino”

April 2, 2013


“Are you Latino, or what would you consider Latino?” So what Latino hasn’t had to answer this question in some way? I feel like thoughts to that question come in cycles, especially depending on the politics in the air and if a certain article creates a dustup. This time let us attribute that how businesses […]