HPU Assistant Professor Of Spanish Presents Paper At Conference In Santo Domingo


HIGH POINT, N.C., March 23, 2009 – Hayden Carron, assistant professor of Spanish, recently presented a paper at the 42nd Annual Southwest Conference of Latin American Studies, held March 11-14 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The topic for the conference was “One World, Many Worlds: Composing the Americas,” and Carron adds that scholars from all over the world attended the event.

Carron’s paper, titled “La bachata en el discurso sobre la identidad dominciana,” discussed Caribbean rhythms – more specifically, “La bachata,” which is a Dominican music that originated in rural areas.

“The purpose of my paper was to present essential elements of the Caribbean culture through the history and evolution of this rhythm,” Carron says.

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