La Plaza Virtual

A Meeting place for latino/a, latin American and caribbean studies for New england


La Plaza Virtual is a digital discussion space for anyone interested in issues of Latino/a, Latin American, and Caribbean studies.

Join us! 

 Leave comments on the site, or email us to send ideas or to become an author.

Site is Still Under Construction

El instituto plans to release this website in the Fall 2021 

La Plaza Virtual Official Launch








Check out the conversations:

COMMUNITY – a space for anything/everything Latin American in New England and for updates on the Plaza. Share events and ideas here.

CARIBBEAN INITIATIVE – blogging and sharing led by a group of scholars interested in Caribbean issues at the University of Connecticut. Anyone is welcome to join in on the conversation!

NECLS – The New England Council for Latino/a Studies. Register for our upcoming conference and discuss scholarship in the region.

Web Designers and Research Assistants

2019-present: Jason Hackett, Joshua Josephy-Zack, Mia Josephy-Zack

2020-present: Riyanshu Bam, Hanna Bloomquist, Ashley Duong, Samantha Esposito, Abigail Pawlowicz

Photography Contributions

Special thanks to Caitlin Daley, Branford High School, Class of 2016, for generously sharing photographs of the disappeared at the Museo de la Memoria, Plaza San Martin, Córdoba, Argentina. The Museo de la Memoria is the actual police building that was a clandestined centre for detention and torture during the Dirty War 1976-1983.