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Journal Launched by Chang-Rodríguez Commemorates 20 Years

Colonial Latin American Review (CLAR) was created in 1992 to begin an interdisciplinary dialogue developing new approaches to studying the period from 1492, when Columbus “discovered” America, to the Latin American independence movement that begin in the early nineteenth century. Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez (Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages) was its founding editor. The journal received an honorable mention in Council of Editors of Learned Journals competition for best new journal in 1992, and Chang-Rodríguez was runner-up for best editor in 2005. 

“Scholars began to look beyond the usual themes related to Spanish conquistadors and their deeds (and misdeeds),” recalls Chang-Rodríguez. “They began exploring such topics as gender issues, resistance to Spanish dominion, Christianity in contact with other religious beliefs, and the roles of indigenous populations, Africans, and Asians in the evolving societies.”

Among the events commemorating the journal’s twentieth anniversary in October was “Colonial Latin American Review: Twenty Years,” an interdisciplinary conversation, on October 19 in the GC’s Skylight Room.

Submitted on: NOV 7, 2012

Category: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, Faculty Activities