Hello all! I am Rosa Elvira Rodriguez, a current first year graduate student in the LAIS program at UCSB. Currently, my research pertains to the function of race within contemporary Perú and how this is expressed within media representation, primarily in television. Being a Sociology and Chicano Latino Studies double major in undergrad, I wanted to delve further into research relating to aspects of Latin America that I wish to be highlighted. The interdisciplinary structure of the LAIS program is perfect because not only does it allow for that, but encourages it.