The Central American and Transborder Studies at California State University, Northridge is delighted to introduce the 2021 edition of La Ceiba: The Undergraduate Journal of Central American and Transborder Studies. This edition will include a wide variety of original pieces that encompass a multidimensional aspect of the Central American experience.
It has been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives and communities. This past year has been a challenge for everyone around the world as we have battled with loss, uncertainty, and despair. The pandemic does not define who we are despite the obstacles we have endured. Our communities continue to shine and rise in hopes of the future that lays ahead. It is now up to us to decide what comes next, and how we will move on from the various socio-political obstacles of the past year.
We commemorate and embrace the unconditional support from our professor and mentor Susana Marcelo. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the editorial team for their dedication throughout this process. Thank you to the student contributors who provided their noteworthy and original work. Even during these hard times, everyone was willing to collaborate with each other to get this edition of the journal published.
We hope that this journal gives people an understanding that there is not a universal Central American experience. La Ceiba’s 2021 edition expands beyond boundaries by presenting an array of creative work and contemplations of identity. This collection contains literary and poetic works that will serve fruitful for both students and the public.
As the world begins to reopen, it is our cue to reclaim our hopes and dreams to establish a prosperous future for the generations that will come after us.
On behalf of the editorial team at La Ceiba, we thank you for your support.
La Ceiba Editorial Team