Politics and Religion Through Costa Rican History

Religion, gender, and politics are difficult topics to talk about in Costa Rica, and believe it or not they’re always related. Kattia Castro Flores, an ICADS speaker, is a mother, theologist, and feminist (although it sounds contradictory) has been studying for years the relationship of these three items, and how they affect people.

Community Partner Forum:

ICADS Staff members Anthony Chamberlian and Gabriel Vargas had the chance to attend the Community Partner Forum (CPF) organized by the GESI Staff of the Buffet Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University. Gabriel tells us his experience in this blog post!

Dialogues that legitimize violence against women:

In the framework of the 25th of November, in which we demand the cessation of violence against women, ICADS speaker Kattia Castro proposes in this article to give evidence toward the prevalence of significantly pernicious imaginaries related to the normalization of violence, which impedes it being unmasked and transformed.

Dialogues that legitimize violence against women:

In the framework of the 25th of November, in which we demand the cessation of violence against women, ICADS speaker Kattia Castro proposes in this article to give evidence toward the prevalence of significantly pernicious imaginaries related to the normalization of violence, which impedes it being unmasked and transformed.

Field Guides:

March 3rd is World Wildlife Day and for this day, Field Program professor David Norman tells us his experience working on a field guide for one Costa Rican national park.

Katherine Peters’ New Blog:

Katherine Peters is an intercultural educator, Spanish professor, and former Assistant Director of ICADS in Costa Rica. Check out and follow her new blog “New Backwater” and her reflections on her time in Costa Rica.

COVID-19 and Costa Rica:

Included in our course material this semester at ICADS is a video exploring the economic challenges and pressures COVID-19 has imposed on many people in Costa Rica.