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CCSRE Life Stories: Luis Rivera

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“Life Stories of Middlebury College” is a multi-phase initiative intended to gather people’s experiences while at the college, particularly reflections that highlight issues of diversity.  In his interview, Luis Rivera describes himself as Puerto Rican even though he was born in New York, grew up in the Bronx speaking Spanish at home.  He chose Middlebury as a member of Posse ’10 and when he first arrived he felt like a minority for the first time in his life. He majored in Russian, worked at Language Tables, and for Residential Life; went abroad to Russia for a semester.

 

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Luis Rivera

Posse ’10; CCSRE; Russian major

Susan Burch

Associate Professor of American Studies; Director, CCSRE; Head of Life Stories project

 

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“Life Stories of Middlebury College” is a multi-phase initiative intended to gather people’s experiences while at the college, particularly reflections that highlight issues of diversity.  In her interview, Yonna McShane describes her life growing up in Poultney Vermont, her years as a clinical psychologist and how her career at Middlebury College  gradually  grew into more research and prevention, and how, over the thirty years she has worked her, the student body, and the whole college community has become more diverse, racially and socioeconomically. Also, since the 1990s, there has been more awareness of disability and the College has had to adapt its buildings and programs for a more diverse population. Yonna McShane discusses her work in CTLR and her interactions with the general student body, the changes in the makeup of the student body.

Yonna McShane

Director of Learning Resources/Lecturer in Psychology

Dana Yeaton

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

 

 

 

A MiddLab Project

CCSRE Life Stories Project: Claudia Cooper

Learn more about the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Middlebury College.

“Life Stories of Middlebury College” is a multi-phase initiative intended to gather people’s experiences while at the college, particularly reflections that highlight issues of diversity. In her interview, Claudia Cooper talk about teaching literature with Middlebury College students in Africa, her work in advocacy for community building to overcome AIDS, adopting a foreign-born child, and the feeling of difference at home and abroad.

People

Claudia Cooper
Visiting Assistant Professor of English & American Literature & Education Studies

Susan Burch
Associate Professor of American Studies; Director, CCSRE; Head of Life Stories project

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