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LACS348Z: El Caribe Está Cabrón: Caribbean Artist Perspectives

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Global Classrooms Team

GCThis course explores how artists of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican republic comment on social issues in their respective communities. With a special focus on music and visual art, this class will provide a finer understanding of important contemporary issues such as the recent Cuban protests, the Puerto Rico sovereignty-statehood debate, anti-Haitianism in the Dominican Republic, and activism responding to gender-based violence in these regions. 

UMD undergraduates are eligible. This course serves as a supporting-area course towards degree requirements for Art History.
Register in Testudo for the following three credit course:

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. This course will be offered for Summer 2023 session II, July 10- August 18. Class meets online on Mondays and Fridays, 10:00AM-12:00PM.

Previous terms offered: Winter 2023

OIA International Education Scholarship
The Office of International Affairs is committed to increasing student access to international education opportunities, both at home and abroad. The OIA International Education Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to students who enroll in one of OIA's Global Classrooms courses for Summer 2023. Eligible students can receive up to the value of three credits of undergraduate tuition ($1,212) based on financial need and funding availability. 

Scholarship Eligibility: Degree seeking UMD student in good academic standing who is registered for one of the Winter 2023 Global Classrooms courses
Application deadline: Sunday, May 7, 2023

Víctor Hernández-Sang is a Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology. He completed his master’s degree at UMD with a thesis focused on the performance of palos music in fiestas de misterios in the Dominican Republic and holds a B.A. in music from Luther College, Decorah, IA. His doctoral project examines the performance of gagá (Haitian Dominican music and dance) and racial discrimination in the Dominican Republic through ethnographic and archival research. In the summer of 2018, he received the Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship to start conducting field research for his dissertation. He was recently a fellow of the Latino Center at the Smithsonian Institution of the Latino Museum Studies Program. Hernández-Sang is the graduate assistant for the Latin American Studies Center’s 2020-21 academic year. Prior to UMD, he taught flute, ear training and English in his hometown of Santiago, Dominican Republic. In his free time, he enjoys film and digital photography.

Gabrielle Tillenburg is a graduate assistant with the Arts Scholars program and an MA/Ph.D. candidate in art history at the University of Maryland (UMD). She has more than five years of experience in arts administration as the exhibitions coordinator at Strathmore, a multidisciplinary arts nonprofit in Maryland. Tillenburg's independent curatorial projects include "Soft Serve" at Willow Street Gallery and a public art installation at Torpedo Factory. She worked with Adah Rose Gallery at Pulse Miami, juried the 5th Annual Rehoboth Art League Photography Exhibition and served as a volunteer critic at various local art critiques and portfolio reviews. As a 2019–2020 Faith Flanagan Fellow with Art Table DC, she co-authored "In Defense of Art," a zine documenting visual arts in the Washington, DC, area. Tillenburg holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film from the University of Central Florida. Her film, Fantasy Land, exhibited at film festivals throughout the United States and abroad, and her production work was awarded competitive grants from Kodak and the Coup de Coeur at Cannes Film Festival.

If you are interested in this course but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to either faculty member to discuss your interest. For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team.

Costs for this course are calculated based on UMD Office of Extended Studies' standard tuition and fees for Summer 2023

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2023 03/03/2023 03/03/2023