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LHM: “Dutchiricans: A History of Puerto Ricans in Central Pennsylvania”

October 13 : 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


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Dr. Guzmán-Zavala and Dr. John Hinshaw will present Dutchirican, their project which incorporates photography and public history to tell the story of Latinx communities and their roots in Central Pennsylvania. The project traces the contributions of Spanish-speakers to Pennsylvania from the American Revolution and Civil War to the present.

Ivette Guzmán-Zavala, Ph.D. LVC Professor of Spanish B.A. University of Puerto Rico M.A. Syracuse University Ph.D. Rutgers University. Ivette Guzmán-Zavala is from Caguas, Puerto Rico. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, trained in art education and Caribbean Literature. Guzmán-Zavala has published several articles on the literary, artistic, and photographic perceptions of mothers and women in Puerto Rican history. Her training from Syracuse and Rutgers Universities led her to analyze the role of migration and the diaspora in Puerto Rican history; her experiences in Pennsylvania helped her to understand the human dimensions of displacement.

John Hinshaw, Ph.D. LVC Professor of History B.A. Macalester College M.A. and Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University. John Hinshaw is from Columbia, Missouri. He has written or co-written three books on industrial and labor history in the US and world history. Hinshaw published an article in the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography in 2016.


Support for this event was provided by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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