Latino Intersections was created and
launched by members of Dartmouth College's faculty and staff, in
conjunction with the Dartmouth College Library. Latino Intersections
is a new venture in online academic publication that makes research,
art, opinion, current events, and educational resources available
to scholars, students, artists, and activists. Latino Intersections
recognizes the diversity of the Latino/a community in the U.S. and
is therefore committed to establishing a common ground where that rich
diversity can express itself in language accessible to a wide audience.
The Latino Intersections site consists
of five interconnected areas:
A bi-annual refereed journal that presents
current research in Latino/a issues, particularly those related
to culture and education. This scholarly journal contains both text-based
research pieces and multimedia presentations of art and performance.
A student journal that presents current
projects focusing on Latino/a issues. This journal contains both
text-based projects and multimedia presentations developed both
in and out of the classroom by young Latino/a writers, artists and
An area for news and a calendar of events
that explore Latino/a issues in North America. Users will be able
to access and submit links to upcoming conferences, cultural events,
and political actions that are of interest to the Latino/a community.
A center for bibliographical information
and links relating to Latino/a organizations and institutions, as
well as an ongoing archive of the most current educational materials,
debates, and practices.
All areas of the website
link to Interact, a bulletin board that allows users to discuss
the materials they find on the site as well as a broad range of
Latino/a topics. We will invite guest moderators - scholars, artists,
and activists who have made an impact on the Latino/a community,
to post interventions as a way to spark productive, animated discussions
around the issues that most affect Latinos and Latinas today.