Michael Courtney

Michael Courtney, from Miami, F​lorida,​ is a Sociology major with an Education minor​. He​ came to the LSGS Certificate, in part, to explore his own Latinidad. “Latino/a Studies 101 with Prof. Walter Mignolo gave me a perspective on my roots, where my mom comes from (Panama), and how she transitioned and adapted to the environment when she moved to Miami. All three programs have helped me become more global by teaching me more about different cultures, my own cultures, and the structures that influence people in those cultures. I’m exploring different avenues of working in Panama, particularly with some NGOs there, and I think LSGS will be hugely important to that.”