Languages and Literature Undergraduate Student Works


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    The Resistance Will Be Heard: Charly García's Way of Singing an Opinion
    (2023-10-05) Daley, Clare; Restrepo-Mesa, Sergio; Hallows, Ryan; Restrepo-Mesa, Sergio
    The study of music can also be the study of history or revolution. A look at the representation of women in the work of Argentinian musician Charly García illuminates the attitude of Argentina’s citizens under a misogynist government from 1976-1983. With this in mind, what are the lessons woven into García’s lyrics, and how can they continue to influence people after so many decades? In this essay I will illustrate how García’s songs, in a time of oppression for many, were acts of resistance against an unjust and dangerous totalitarian government. In addition to this, I will demonstrate how García, in order to protect himself from the persecution of the dictators, used imagery from well-known stories to talk about issues of life and death.
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    Singing to voice experiences of violence: a lyrical analysis of songs exploring violence against women in Latin America
    (2021-12-14) McLean, Emily; Hallows, Ryan
    This capstone project is a literary analysis of songs by female artists in Latin America that protest violence against women in the Latin American region. Through analysis of the songs' lyrics, the paper identifies and explores common themes present in the songs to highlight the messages the artists are trying to communicate about violence against women in Latin America.
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    Comprehensive Mental Health Care and Suicide Prevention for Latinos in the U.S
    (2022) Tupper, Frances; Hallows, Ryan
    The suicide rates for Latinos living in the United States have been increasing since 2000. Because of the Latino Paradox, this increase is going largely unrecognized. It is important to understand the risk and protective factors involved in Latino suicide in the U.S in order to combat this issue and provide more comprehensive and culturally appropriate mental health care for this population. In order to do so, practitioners must become aware of Latino cultures and update their practices so that Latino clients feel comfortable, safe, and helped. This will require recognition of suicide risk and protective factors as well as the experiences of Latinos living in the U.S and how they affect a client's mental health and implementation of evidence-based practices specific to Latino clients. By doing so, mental healthcare providers can help better the lives of Latinos living in the U.S
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    What is white saviorism and how it can be avoided within outreach programs in Latin American and developing countries
    (2021-12) Dailey, Tyler; Hallows, Ryan
    A brief overview of the white savior industrial complex and how this practice can be avoided in outreach programs in Latin American and developing countries.
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    U.S Latinos: Suicide Risk and Cultural Competence
    (2021-12) Tupper, Frances; Hallows, Ryan
    Suicide risk for Latinos living in the United States is affected by multiple aspects. This includes, but is not limited to, age of migration, birthplace, cultural assimilation, and perceived discrimination. As a healthcare provider, mental health or not, it is important to acknowledge why practice must be different when working with clients of different ethnic backgrounds. In order to provide the best care possible, a healthcare provider should recognize their own biases and lack of cultural knowledge, learn about their client and their culture, explain all aspects of the process clearly, ask the client about their worldview, and listen and support the client no matter what. By doing so, care for Latinos in the U.S can be brought to a healthier, better level.