Date of Award

Spring 2013

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


International Studies

First Advisor

Seth Markle

Second Advisor

Janet Bauer


Que Se Sepa focuses on the perspectives of individuals of Puerto Rican descent living in the Diaspora here in the city of Hartford, Connecticut. These individuals represent a community that comprises of first, second, and third generation Puerto Ricans. Through discussions surrounding the topics of food, religion, politics, race, language, and music/arts, Que Se Sepa presents an array of perspectives regarding experiences both in Hartford’s Puerto Rican Diaspora and in Puerto Rico.

Que Se Sepa is two things: an effort to promote dialogue and a personal journey. Que Se Sepa the dialogue gives direct agency to a community. Within the documentary, the voice of the researcher is taken out which allows 18 individuals featured in the film to directly share their story with an audience. Before embarking on this research project, I profess to knowing relatively little about vibrant community beyond the gates of Trinity College. Que Se Sepa has allowed me to establish a personal connection and appreciation for the individuals living and working within the Hartford community. I hope that both the documentary and written essay ignites a yearning for greater communication and understanding within and outside the city of Hartford.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

Que Se Sepa Documentary part 1

Que Se Sepa Documentary part 2