The Presence of Italian Culture in Buenos Aires: Global Migration and Linguistic Insecurity

Spring 2018 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Nicole Bonino (Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese) Which are the political reasons behind the migration movements involving the Global South at the beginning of the 20th Century? Did the socio-political reaction of South America towards the migratory diaspora leave a trail still visible today? The aim of my research is to help people to understand how global movements, if protected by solid institutions and supported by governmental activism, can positively affect the target countries' culture. To comprehend these dynamics is particularly important today. In a reality characterized by global movements, it is fundamental to offer a voice to the countries of the Global South by creating links and connections between the political, social and theoretical realities outside of Western Europe.