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Articles by Marysol Fernandez (15)

Fernandez ’21: We must do more to foster student activism

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Fernandez ’21: We must do more to foster student activism

November 7, 2019 0 comments

University spaces have historically been central to political and social movements around the world. In the United States, activism in universities rises and falls across years in ways that mirror the political and social climate of the nation.

Fernandez ’21: Democratic politicians must do more to acknowledge Puerto Rico’s right to self-determination

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Fernandez ’21: Democratic politicians must do more to acknowledge Puerto Rico’s right to self-determination

October 3, 2019 3 comments

Puerto Rican issues have long been sidelined in D.C. Puerto Ricans are denied representation in Congress as well as the right to vote for president. They are unable to contribute to the decisions that affect them, and historically, their issues have seldom been discussed in mainstream political conversation.

Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico: A story of resistance.

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Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico: A story of resistance.

September 12, 2019 1 comment

This summer Puerto Rico made headlines around the world as hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans took to the streets in massive mobilizations. The U.S. press covered the initial stages of protest, but failed to stick with the story as the resistance evolved.

Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

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Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

April 8, 2019 1 comment

Puerto Rico has faded out of the public discourse as the captivating story of Hurricane Maria is replaced by the much less entertaining story of a long and slow effort of reconstruction.

Fernandez ’21: “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico raises controversy over Miranda’s role in politics

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Fernandez ’21: “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico raises controversy over Miranda’s role in politics

February 5, 2019 2 comments

On Jan. 11, Lin-Manuel Miranda starred in his hit musical “Hamilton” on the opening night of the almost three-week fundraising performance series in Puerto Rico. “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico was marketed as a huge effort to support the island’s people…

Fernandez ’21: The responsibility of privilege

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Fernandez ’21: The responsibility of privilege

November 28, 2018 0 comments

This year’s midterm elections boasted the highest voter turn-out rates in half a century — resulting in a major win for Democrats in the House of Representatives and significant strides in diversifying representation, especially for women of color.

Fernandez ’21: Reconsidering capitalism as the only option

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Fernandez ’21: Reconsidering capitalism as the only option

October 30, 2018 1 comment

The Political Theory Project hosted a Janus Forum called “Urban Policy in the 21st Century” Oct. 25 to discuss the future of economic policy in the United States.

Fernandez ’21: The language of Latinx

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Fernandez ’21: The language of Latinx

October 16, 2018 3 comments

A discussion I have been particularly interested in and that I have seen arise constantly among students and faculty at Brown is the discussion on the intricacies of language, especially in regard to its essential role in framing the way we view and interact with our circumstances.

Fernandez ’21: Critiquing attitudes toward abortion in the U.S. and beyond

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Fernandez ’21: Critiquing attitudes toward abortion in the U.S. and beyond

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Women’s reproductive rights are once more at the center of the political discourse in the United States.

Fernandez ’21: Vote — even if you’re disillusioned

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Fernandez ’21: Vote — even if you’re disillusioned

September 19, 2018 0 comments

The United States’ position as the “defender of democracy” is a narrative that has always dominated the shaping of the American identity.