Monday, April 29, 2013

April 28, 2013



The Center for Latin American and Caribbean studies invites faculty and graduate students (in the last stage of their dissertation writing) to present at the Lecture Series Fall 13

Lecture presentations take place in an informal, friendly, and supportive setting where you share any selected aspect of your academic research with graduate and undergraduate students and faculty. Our aim is not only to promote students but also to involve faculty to participate and share their work.

Typically the presenter speaks for 40 to 50 minutes and then invites audience for questions, comments and discussion.

Brown Bags presentations at CLACS are held on Thursdays from noon to 1:30pm in 101 International Studies Building, 910 South Fifth Street in Champaign.

CLACS can provide a lap top and a projector.

I schedule presenters on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested you can sign up for any of the following dates:

September 5, 12
October 3, 17, 254, 31
Nov 7, 14
December 5

If interested contact Angelina Cotler (

The Lemann Institute offers travel grants to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate and undergraduate students who have been accepted to present papers at academic conferences in the U.S. and abroad. Any student can apply to up to 2 conferences in the U.S. per year OR 1 international conference. <>

Only 3 graduate courses

Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
The SIP Colloquium

Prof. HECTOR HOYOS, Stanford University

4-6 pm, Lucy Ellis Lounge

 Professor Hoyos will discuss the articulation of new materialisms (Latour, Bennet) and historical materialisms in the study of Latin American narrative.  The presentation contrasts the agency of objects in the work of Fernando Ortiz with the role of rubber in selected works from Fordism and post-Fordism, including J.E. Rivera's La Vorágine (1924) and Ariel Magnus' Muñecas (2008), in order to highlight reciprocal contributions between Latin American cultural production and current thinking on materiality.
 Lecture co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies



Prof of Anthropology and African Diaspora Studies. Director of the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and Benson Latin American Collection.
University of Texas at Austin


101 International Studies Building

This paper, situated geographically in black and indigenous Central America, takes the rise of neoliberal multiculturalism as the backdrop for thinking through the tensions and convergences between two theoretical currents:  critical race theory, whose genealogy is traced through the black radical tradition of the north, and “coloniality of power,” primarily rooted in indigenous and mestizo radical traditions of the south.  I am interested in understanding the awkward moments of desencuentro between the two, especially given their ostensible commonalities.  More important, I pursue this comparative analysis by pressing both into service in helping make sense of black and indigenous political horizons given the gradual eclipse of neoliberal multiculturalism by a still faintly visible, but generally alarming, successor governance project.
Internationally respected in his field of activist anthropology, Dr. Hale focuses on race and ethnicity, identity politics, and consciousness and resistance. He is a recent past president of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), and the author of Más que un Indio: Racial Ambivalence and Neoliberal Multiculturalism in Guatemala and Resistance and Contradiction: Miskitu Indians and the Nicaraguan State, 1894–1987. He is also editor of Engaging Contradictions: Theory, Politics, and Methods of Activist Scholarship. Dr. Hale received his B.A. from Harvard and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He taught at the University of California, Davis, before joining the faculty at the University of Texas in 1996.
Lecture co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology


Department of Anthropology


JULIO CESAR BICCA-MARQUES, Lemann Visiting Professor

109A Davenport Hall
Tuesday April 30th 2:00 PM

Hunting and habitat loss and fragmentation have long been recognized as the major threats to primate conservation. Awareness of the importance of infectious diseases, on the other hand, grew only in the past decade. In this talk I’ll discuss the strategies that managers adopt to control disease outbreaks and the consequences of an outbreak of yellow fever to the conservation of the threatened black-and-gold (Alouatta caraya) and brown (Alouatta guariba clamitans) howler monkeys in the State of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil.



101 International Studies Building


The presentation will deal with the presidential diplomacy developed during Lula's Administration, in the context of the international agenda and the main features of previous diplomacy, handled by the professional staff at Itamaraty during the previous two mandates of FHC. It is important to take into account the world vision of PT leaders, as it has a direct impact over the diplomatic agenda implemented during Lula's two mandates. No one of the main diplomatic objectives of president Lula -- a permanent chair at the UN Security Council, the consolidation and expansion of Mercosur as the hub of a economic integrated space in South America, and the successful conclusion of multilateral trade negotiations -- was achieved, and the reasons were lack of appropriate strategies and too much ideology. The most negative consequences of Lula's two terms were the commoditization of external trade and an erosion of competitiveness in the industrial sector, both due to domestic factors, not external forces.

Ph.D. in Social Sciences (University of Brussels, 1984); Master in Economic Planning (University of Antwerp, 1977); Professor, Post Graduate Law Studies - Uniceub (2004-2013); Invited Professor at IHEAL - Latin America High Studies Institute - University of Paris-3 (Sorbonne) (2012)

Economic Counselor, Embassy in Paris (1993-1995); Head of Financial Policy Division – Itamaraty (1996-1999); Minister-Counselor, Embassy in Washington (1999-2003); Strategic Affairs Unity of the Presidency (2003-2007); Deputy Commissioner of Brazil at Shanghai Expo 2010; Deputy General Consul of Brazil in Hartford-CT (2013-___ )

Author of many books and articles on international relations, Brazilian foreign policy, and regional integration (Mercosur):



Have you ever thought of applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award? The 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition recently launched and we are currently welcoming applications from academics and professionals interested in teaching or conducting research throughout the Western Hemisphere.  Opportunities abound for early, mid and senior level candidates in every discipline. Please note that eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and Ph.D. or other terminal degree.

We encourage you to contact CIES Program Staff with any questions you have regarding eligibility and language requirements, award announcements, or application guidelines and procedures.
Helpful resources, including sample project statements, tips for applying and content guidelines, are available at
New Awards
Canada has 49 grants available in topics such as Public Policy, Health and Food Safety and International Development Studies. For all opportunities click here.
Fulbright-Brazil Scientific Mobility Program
The governments of the United States and Brazil, through the U.S.-Brazil Fulbright Commission, have expanded teaching and research exchange opportunities in science and technology through the Fulbright-Brazil Scientific Mobility Program.
*For all awards in Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada visit our catalog of awards.
Over 300,000 people have received Fulbright awards to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other nations. Fulbright alumni include 43 Nobel Prize winners, world government officials, acclaimed artists, scientists, and leaders from all over the world.
Application submissions for the 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition are due August 1, 2013.

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program Short Term Projects

Application Deadline: June 13, 2013

CFDA Number: 84.021A

Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-041713-003

The U.S. Department of Education and the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office is pleased to announce a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program opportunity.

Under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program, the funds will support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, or group research/study.  

Duration: Applicants may apply for a maximum grant performance period up to eighteen months in duration for short-term projects; proposed start and end dates should be September 1, 2013-March 31, 2015.  Educator groups may travel abroad anytime during this eighteen month period. The minimum time abroad is four weeks total.  

Eligible Applicants:  (1) IHEs, (2) State departments of education, (3) Private nonprofit educational organizations, and (4) Consortia of these entities.

Eligible Participants: An individual is eligible to participate in a Fulbright-Hays GPA Short Term Project if she/he is: (1) A citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States; and Currently employed full-time in a United States school system, institution of higher education, local education agency or state education agency (not applicable to students); (2) And at least one of the following: a) A teacher in an elementary or secondary school (please see note below);  b) A faculty member who teaches modern foreign languages or area studies;  c) An experienced education administrator responsible for planning, conducting, or supervising programs in modern foreign languages or area studies at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary levels;  d) A graduate student or junior or senior in an institution of higher education, who is a prospective teacher in the areas of social sciences, humanities and foreign languages. The student should meet the provisions set by his or her local and state education agencies.

Project Types: Short-Term Seminars, Curriculum Development, and Group Research or Study

Financial Provisions: The institutional award will pay for group travel and host country expenses, including: maintenance stipends based on fifty percent of the amount established by the U.S. Department of State; round-trip international travel; a local travel allowance for necessary project-related travel within the host country; purchase of project-related artifacts, books, and other teaching materials in the country of study; rent for instructional facilities in the country of study; clerical and professional services performed by resident instructional personnel in the country of study; and other expenses in the country of study deemed necessary for the project's success and approved in advance by the U.S. Department of Education.

Please note that the grant does not provide funds for project-related expenses within the United States. The GPA program will not provide funds for: 1) U.S.-based salaries and fringe benefits; and  2) U.S.-based activities such as pre-departure orientations and post-travel follow-up, although these activities are required.  


·         The Eleventh International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
19 - 21 June 2013 for proposals in Spanish and Portuguese for proposals in English
Registration deadline: 19 May 2013

·         The Twentieth International Conference on Learning
University of the Aegeon, Rhodes, Greece11 - 13 July 2013 for proposals in Spanish and Portuguese for proposal in English
Registration deadline: 11 June 2013

·         The Eighth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
30 June - 1 August 2013 for proposals in Spanish and Portuguese for proposals in English
Registration deadline: 30 June 2013

·         The Eleventh International Conference on Books and Publishing
Universität Regensburg Universitätsbibliothek, Regensburg, Germany
26 - 27 September 2013. for proposals in Spanish and Portuguese for proposals in English
Registration deadline: 26 June 2013

·         6th Annual CONELIT 2013: Gender, Sexualities and representations
August 14-16, 2013
Lima, Perú

Red Literaria Peruana (Peruvian Literary Network), in association with Casa de la Literatura Peruana and the Institute for the Humanities at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, cordially invite submissions for the 6th CONELIT Students Conference on Latin American and Peninsular Literatures. Each year, CONELIT brings together students and scholars from a wide variety of countries of Latin America, Europe and the United States.

In 2013 CONELIT celebrates 6 years of promoting spaces of academic dialogue and diversity from Latin America to the world.

- Main Topic: Gender discourses in Latin America, Spain and Portugal constructed through Literature, Film, Visual Arts, Perfomance and Public Spaces.

Keynote Speakers: Diamela Eltit (NYU - Chile), Victoria Barrientos (PUCP)

Proposal deadline: May 5th, 2013
Contact information:
Phone Numbers PERU: 
+51 997302266  / USA  +1 3055053223 
Additional information: Call for papers also available in Spanish and Portuguese

  ·         Radical Caribbeans/Los Caribes Radicales
October 3-5, 2013
New Orleans, Lousiana

Sponsored by the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, Tulane University.

Etymologically, the word radical is derived from the Latin radicalis, to have roots. In that sense, this conference proposes to explore the roots of Caribbean life and culture, but from a “radical” perspective, invoking the word’s usage as “a change or action relating or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough.”

Rather than approaching the greater Caribbean through its metropolises or mainstream critical apparatuses, a radical perspective of the Caribbean entails restaging our analytical perspectives to look at Caribbean life and culture through alternative prisms that disconnect, reconnect and electrocute how the region has tradicionally been framed. Thus we welcome papers that follow rhizomatic trajectories, from and away from the city through the countryside, into the diaspora and maybe back again: how are those in these geographical, ideological, and cultural other interesecting spaces transforming the Caribbean radicalis? Our impetus is to push the boundaries of what and how we understand the caribbean beyond the glittering façade of the lettered city and its grounded denizens onto other landscapes that have always been in its shadow and the travelers that configure its outer parameters.
Proposal deadline: June 15th 2013
Contact information: Please send abstracts of 250 words and contact information to or

Also check

·         FIEALC, (Federación Internacional de Estudios de América Latina y el Caribe) Congreso XVI “El viejo Mundo y el nuevo mundo en la era del dialogo”SubtemaVI Lengua, lingüística, literatura, arte y cultura: pasado y presente.Iconografías latinoamericanas: la ciudad y el campo como fuentes de representaciones y universos simbólicos
8, 9, 10 y 11 de octubre de 2013
Antalya, Turquía

Las fuentes iconográficas son nuevos objetos de estudios requeridos por las disciplinas históricas, sociales, humanas, filosóficas, semióticas, estéticas y otras, es decir “lecturas transdiciplinarias” (García Canclini) para realizar ingresos renovados a la realidad cultural de América latina y el Caribe.

La constitución de argumentaciones y en particular la organización de epistemologías desde matrices del “viejo mundo” en particular de las Bellas Artes con sus propuestas explicitadas en dibujos, pinturas, esculturas y arquitecturas crearon todo un ideario sobre la ciudad y el campo como fuente inspiracional a lo largo de estos últimos siglos en vastos y recónditos territorios.

Así también, las artes industriales con las tecnologías de la prensa, los archivos fotográficos, las propuestas del diseño y la organización del cine regional y de autor, han marcado las prácticas sobre la ciudad y el campo, en particular en las luchas sociales y la reivindicación popular.

En fin, las tipologías iconográficas en nuestro continente han dado consistencia a renovadores discursos sobre la identidad, el sentido de lo latinoamericano y en muchos casos han constituido trincheras representacionales y políticas precisas desde un acontecimiento urbano o de un hecho rural. Por lo mismo, las iconografías han producido “diálogos entre el viejo y el nuevo mundo”, así también han creado numerosos universos simbólicos que operan entre la subjetivación y la objetivación de tensados imaginarios culturales (N. Richard).

La imagen fija, la imagen en movimiento, el dibujo en papel, la pintura en lienzos, las esculturas en los espacios públicos, los estilos en la ciudad de los muertos o en la viva estructura urbana, los negativos fotográficos, los archivos fílmicos, los originales analógicos o los del mundo digital, son entradas direccionadas de la representación desde las “estructuras del sentimiento” (R.Williams) pues nos entregan una ciudad y ruralidad primeramente visualizada y soñada, pero sobre todo utópicamente amada.

Esta propuesta apunta a realizar un balance, rectificar omisiones de las “cultura mudas de América Latina y el Caribe” (P. Freire) y principalmente darle coherencia científica a este campo de resonancias que establecen múltiples exploraciones desde corpus consistentes que definen campos fecundos de acción analítica y crítica: una “ecología de saberes” (B de Sousa), un campo de identidades simbólicas precisas.

Proponemos una mesa establecida en cuatro matrices culturales:
  1. Idearios iconográficos de la ciudad y el campo del siglo XIX
  2. Políticas de las representaciones de la modernidad urbana/rural
  3. Análisis discursivos iconográficos entre la tradición y el progreso
  4. Nuevas transiconografías (hibridismos)
Proposal deadline: 5 agosto 2013
Contact information: Dr. Gonzalo Leiva Quijada, Chile, Académico e investigador Instituto de Estética, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Dra. Andrea Casa Nova Maia, Brasil. Profesora de Historia del Instituto de Historia de la Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro
Additional information:
Informes e inscripciones, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Necati Kutlu, Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos, Universidad de Ankara, e-mail: y

Consultas especiales: Coordinación General de la FIEALC (CCyDEL, CIALC, UNAM) Torre II de Humanidades, lo piso, C. U. México, Tel. (5255) 56 16 25 15, e-mail:

·         2013 LABEL Workshop: ‘Human and Environmental Security in Cross-border Regions: Multidisciplinary approaches in Latin America’.
October 10 – 11, 2013
Luxembourg City (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)

Workshop synopsis Human security and environmental security are timely and relevant matters in global geopolitics, and Latin America is not the exception. However, they have rarely been empirically examined in cross-border areas in relation to regional institutional dynamics and regional human security regimes. The purpose of 2013 LABEL Workshop is to explore these interactions bringing together three different disciplinary analysis specifically for the Latin American region: human and environmental security, border studies, and regional integration studies. The workshop seeks to contribute to international debates on human and environmental security: 1) analyzing social process and mechanisms that link environmental security to human security and the respect of human rights in the region, 2) discussing how these concepts can be operationalized in terms of a) policy-making in a local cross-border context, and b) civil society participation; and 3) examining how regional organisms and civil society define or address environmental and human security issues in cross-border areas.

Some suggested sub-topics to authors are: i) Descentralised cooperation, ii) Movement of people, iii) Integration, iv) Environmental resources management, v) Social, economic and cultural development, vi) Indigenous peoples, vii) Cultural identities, viii) Local public policies, ix) Gender-based violence, and x) Successful inter-communal actions.

In particular, paper and panel proposals in the areas of Sociology, Political Science, History, Development, Regional studies, Gender studies, Cinema, Literature and Cultural studies are encouraged.
Proposal deadline: June 9, 2013
Contact information:
Scientific committee
Isabel Yepez (UCL)
Philippe de Lombaerde (UNU-CRIS)
Kristine Vanden Berghe (ULg)
UNILU & RISC (Organization team of the 2013 LABEL Workshop):
Carmen Maganda and Harlan Koff
Mónica Velasco Pufleau

Further information may be found on

Paper and panel proposals on the above-mentioned sub-topics and areas of knowledge (or any other related) should be submitted by e-mail as a word document before June 10, 2013 to Proposals may be written in French, Spanish or English and should consist of an abstract not longer than 250 words (including the title). The author’s name, institution and e-mail, as well as a brief description of her/his academic/scholar background, shall be included on top of it. Proposals may be submitted by more than one author. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Scientific committee of the 2013 LABEL Workshop.

Please note that all correspondence will be done via e-mail. Notifications of accepted paper and panel proposals will be done to authors between June 21 and June 25, 2013. Full papers will be presented by authors (one per paper) in one of the 2013 LABEL Workshop’s panels and may be considered for publication in the Regions & Cohesion journal.

Financial support for speakers

The organization will cover related accommodation and meals of all speakers (one per paper) during the workshop period, prior registration (see details below).

Further information

Working languages of the 2013 LABEL Workshop are French, Spanish and English. Simultaneous translation will not be available. Registration fee for the workshop is 15 euros, which includes an annual subscription to LABEL.

The preliminary programme of the workshop, as well as the information as regards the registration process and other practical information (accommodation, venue...) will be published beginning of July 2013. Information concerning full papers submission and panels will be directly sent to authors via e-mail, once they confirm their participation to the 2013 LABEL Workshop, and not later than mid-July 2013.



 The Consulate General of Ecuador in Chicago with support from The Church of Saint Mary's (Iglesia Catolica Oscar Romero) in Champaign and the Ecuadorian Students' Association, invites the Ecuadorian community in Champaign and Urbana to participate in the Mobile Consulate and Electoral Registration. 

The following services will be offered: 

-Electoral Registration (free of charge)  
-Passports: Cost $70 USD. Ecuadorian citizens must show their ID (cédula de ciudadanía) or birth certificate, previous passport and copies of the said documents. They must obtain a pre-paid envelope from Federal Express, UPS, o US postal service, with their address in order to have their passport sent to their home address. 
-Birth certificates: $2.00 USD each. 

WHERE: THE CHURCH OF SAINT MARY'S. IGLESIA CATOLICA SANTA MARIA. Centro Parroquial Oscar Romero. 207 N. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-352-8364

For more information contact the Ecuadorian Consulate at: 
312-338 1002312-338-1003
FACEBOOK: Consulado Ecuador-Chicago


Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 | The Art Theater in Downtown Champaign
Doors open & red carpet walk at 6:30pm | Screening at 7pm!

Join us for the 4th Annual Feminist Film Festival, a grassroots event that utilizes art and alternative media to bring social issues into the fore by showcasing short films from undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The goal of the festival is to showcase independent film spanning documentary, narrative, and experimental genres in order to explore perspectives often missing from mainstream media and culture. This year's fest promises to be better than ever--with a huge line-up of excellent student-made short films that are challenging, unique, and locally-grown. Free and open to the pubic! No advanced tickets necessary. Fliers are attached!

Angelina Cotler, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
201 International Studies Building
910 S. Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Ph: (217) 333-8419
Fax: (217): 244-7333