The New York Times profile on a recent NYU CLACS alum written by one of our incoming MA students: In Ecuador and Beyond, Indigenous Groups Are Fighting to Be Seen.
Charlie Uruchima, profiled in the article, received both his BA and MA at NYU in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS); he studied Quechua for four years with our instructor, Odi Gonzales. Isabelia Herrera is a freelance journalist and has just started the MA at CLACS.
NYU is well known for its strong program in Quechua language—the most widely spoken indigenous language in the Americas. Now celebrating 10 years of work, NYU offers the only credit-bearing Quechua language courses in the metro region, and the program has built meaningful outreach with Quechua- and Kichwa-speaking communities in the city. Through language study, we also invite students to reflect on the postcolonial status indigenous languages in the Americas and to engage with the present debates and issues surrounding language rights and recovery. The article is a welcome testament to the wider impact of this work.
Read the New York Times article.
Visit the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies website.