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Hispanic Heritage Month

In Focus

Hispanic Heritage Month

This month we celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Harvard’s Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Central and South American communities.

This photo of a wedding reception by Cuban-born photographer Anthony Mendoza was chosen as part of Professor María Luisa Parra-Velasco’s course "Spanish for Latino Students II" which explored works by Latinx and Latin American artists at the Harvard Art Museums.

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Check out the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging’s curated list of events from all across campus.

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Our community

Cheering on the present

Explore with us

Students and faculty throughout Harvard’s global community are working to increase knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environments, and contemporary affairs in the Americas.

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Faculty Voices

Hispanic Heritage Month

María Luisa Parra-Velasco, senior preceptor in Harvard’s Romance Languages and Literatures department, tells us why Hispanic Heritage Month is important.


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HMSC Connects!

Forgotten histories of many Mexicos

Host Jennifer Berglund interviews Gabriela Soto Laveaga, professor of the history of science, who researches Latin American history, science, and technology.