This lecture by Eve D’Ambra, surveys the portraits of imperial women from the Flavians through Hadrian (late-first through mid-second century CE) to consider how their images stood apart or remained indistinct from those of the cohort of Roman women. A rich archaeological record of inscriptions, coins, and statuary is only beginning to be appraised (or re-appraised) by scholars interested in the “soft” power of court women, family dynamics, and women’s traditional roles in religion and patronage of the period.

Monday, November 11 | 5:30 p.m. | Science Hall 181


If you have accessibility questions or require accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact Marinella Garatti at at least two weeks prior to the event.
Detail: Panel painting of a woman in a blue mantle, A.D. 54–68. The Met Fifth Avenue

Event TODAY: “The Will to Security” by Robert Samet

Good morning, All,
Hope you’ll join us for a presentation by anthropologist Robert Samet from Union College, entitled “The Will to Security: Media, Populism, and the Politics of Crime.” The event will take place at 4:00 pm in the Honors Center, and is sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology and Political Science/International Relations and the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program. This event will be of special interest to faculty and students interested in Latin America, in populism (both theory and practice) in today’s world, and in the role of media in shaping the contours of public opinion in a crisis moment. See attached flyer for all the details.
Benjamin Junge, PhD (he, him, his)
Associate Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Anthropology
Affiliate, Latin American & Caribbean Studies + Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
State University of New York at New Paltz

I am very excited to announce that Rosa Chávez, a well respected Guatemalan Indigenous poet, will be coming to SUNY New Paltz! Her works discuss various intersecting themes such as indigenous rights, language, femininity, and sexuality. Rosa has been a very special part of my Study Abroad program and each year she has continued to have a profound impact on the students. We are thrilled to have Rosa’s warmth and wisdom in our campus and we hope you and your students are able to come!

A big thank you!! To the Center for International Programs, The College of Liberal Arts & Science and the Dean’s office for their constant support.

Join us!! Luz

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 5-6:45 p.m. in the CSB auditorium,  Dr. Wilma Feliciano, Emeritus Professor of Spanish at SUNY New Paltz, will exhibit a short documentary on the reconstruction efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and will have a discussion with the audience. Faculty, staff, and students among others are more than welcome to come. This event is sponsored by Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Languages Literatures & Cultures.

Where: Science Hall 181

When: Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m.

We will have the privilege of listening and having a conversation with Luis Argueta, Guatemalan film director and documentarian on Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m. Luis Argueta, is one of the most important filmic voices in Guatemala and Central America, and has been working for years on the issues of migration and deportation. What happens to our neighbors, coworkers, and friends when they are exiled from the United States and have to go back to the countries they are supposed to belong? How is life after deportation? Luis will talk to us about these issues and show us some of his most recent work in Guatemala. In these dark and hard times for Central Americans, for immigrant communities across the US, and for everybody that cares about their neighbors, this is of an event of upmost importance.


On Wednesday, November 7th at 6:30 p.m. in Lecture Center 102, The Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program, along with the Latin American Student Union, El Museo Escolar Student Group, Amnesty International Student Group, and the Spanish Club, wants to cordially invite you to the public screening of Dolores (Peter Bratt, 2017). The film documents the life of one of the most important women in the history of this country. Dolores Huerta was the co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, the first union of its kind in the country. As union leader, feminist activist, and mother of 11, Dolores, as she is known in the Latinx community, has worked tirelessly in the struggle for more just conditions for workers, women, Chicanxs, Latinxs, and immigrants. The documentary explores all the different facets of this amazing woman who also coined the chant “¡Si se puede!” [Yes we can!], a phrase that since its inception has become an important part of our community’s political expression. The event is co-sponsored by the Departments of Economics, English, Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the School of Liberal Arts & Science.

The Luigi and Anita Traverso Endowment for Italian Studies, The Italian Studies Program and the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures cordially invite you to The Luigi and Anita Traverso Italian Studies Lecture Series.

The event takes place on Tuesday, November 2nd, and we ask students and community members to gather in the Coykendall Science Building auditorium to hear a lecture and analysis of the critically acclaimed and widely known HBO television series, “The Sopranos,” by Dr. Giancarlo Lombardi from the graduate center of City University of New York. He discusses the world of quality television before online streaming by looking into the past and through the lens of this series.

It is sponsored by The Luigi and Anita Traverso Endowment for Italian Studies. The endowment was created and established in 2001 by New Paltz professor Giancarlo Traverso in memory of his family members.


When: Thursday, November 1st from 1- 5 p.m.

Where: Lobby of Sojourner Truth Library

Come join us on the Day of the Dead to honor the departed on Thursday, November 1st from 1 – 5 p.m. in the Sojourner Truth Library. We’ll learn about the history of this day, the alter, and the offering, while also enjoying Traditional Day of the Dead bread and hot Mexican chocolate.



When: Wed., April 18, 2018

Where: CSB Auditorium

Time: 5:00pm

Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of History and Italian Studies at NYU

Strongmen now rule over some of the most populous countries on earth, such as Turkey, Russia, and China. This talk looks at the appeal of these authoritarian rulers, and argues that Donald Trump can be seen within this tradition in terms of temperament and inclinations. The way to understand Trump is not through psychiatric diagnosis but by looking at him in the context of a century of authoritarian rulers from Mussolini onward.

When: March 8, 2018

Where: LC 100

Time: 2:00 PM

Film Screening of Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years, 1984-1992. The documentary details Caribbean American lesbian, poet, warrior, mother, Audre Lorde’s years in West Berlin before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall and her impact on and involvement in the Black German movement.