We are honored to launch La Ceiba: The Undergraduate Journal of Central American and Transborder Studies at California State University, Northridge. We are pleased to present the creative and intellectual work of students of Central American heritage, as well as those interested in producing scholarship focusing on the Isthmus.
This year, we were filled with hope and a sense of renewal. We continued our community efforts in supporting our people. Then a month ago, we felt the blunt of the impact of the COVID-19 on our communities and our campus. Still, we pressed on. Still, we moved forward with the journal and continued to advocate for communities most impacted by the pandemic.
Now, we are at the end of this journey but the resilience and fight for our communities continues. We are in awe of the generosity and work of our contributors. We wish them a joyful end of the semester and hope our efforts to celebrate their work are met with cheer by everyone who visits our website and social media pages. They deserve every moment of praise and appreciation.
As we reflect on the unforeseen changes, we have overcome this spring semester, the Editorial Team is thankful for the guidance and support of Professor Susana Marcelo, our Creative Director. We are also proud of the collaboration between our editorial team and student contributors during the creation and editing process of this issue.
In La Ceiba’s spring 2020 issue, you can find innovative and original works that explore transborder and creative topics on Central America. It is our hope that this publication serves as a medium to disseminate the knowledge taught in our department while promoting academic excellence and future research in the field.
On behalf of the editorial team at La Ceiba, we thank you for your support.
La Ceiba Editorial Team