Monday, April 8, 2013

April 8, 2013


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

Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
Academic Year 2013-2014

The Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, located at the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies invites applications for a 9-month position of Research Assistant (Fall 2013 and Spring 2014). Appointments will be 25% (10 hours/week) and include a tuition and fee waiver and a salary of $972.22. The Research Assistant will provide research and other support for the activities of the staff of the Lemann Institute of Brazilians Studies and BRASA.

Responsibilities include:

Clerical support (general office work)
Technical/support services ( network administration/end user support, equipment management, monitoring instructional and service labs [computer, video, etc.], translation, routine support for publications [recordkeeping, writing copy for university or department newsletters or non-research publications, correspondence, etc.]);
Outreach duties (recruiting students, publicizing programs and activities to campus and public constituencies, and working with/assisting with event management).
Preparation of BRASA congress
Assistance with BRASA marketing to new members and communication with current members

Applicants must be University of Illinois graduate students in good standing who will be registered during the semester(s) they will be working. They should also have a strong academic background in Latin America, with concentration on Brazil. It is a requirement that the applicant is proficient (oral and written) in Portuguese language.

Applicants should send the following material in 1PDF to

  • Cover letter stating your interest, qualifications and contact information (the cover letter must be in Portuguese)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate Transcripts (non-official)
  • One letter of reference (can be sent directly to
            DEADLINE: April 22nd 2013
Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA)
Academic Year 2013-2014

The Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA), located at the Lemann Institute of Brazilian Studies invites applications for a 9-month position of Research Assistant (Fall 2013 and  Spring 2014). Appointments will be 50% (20 hours/week) and include a tuition and fee waiver and a salary of $1944.44. The Research Assistant will provide research and other support for the activities of the staff of BRASA and the Lemann Institute of Brazilians Studies.

Responsibilities include:
Preparation of BRASA reports
Support for publications related to Brazil
Generate databases related to Brazilian studies
Preparation of BRASA Digest
Preparation of BRASA congress
Work on special projects related to Brazilian studies
Assistance with BRASA marketing to new members and communication with current members
Assistance with Lemann Institute events (organization, announcements, media)

Applicants must be University of Illinois graduate students in good standing who will be registered during the semester(s) they will be working. They should also have a strong academic background in Latin America, with concentration on Brazil. It is a requirement that the applicant is proficient (oral and written) in Portuguese language.

Applicants should send the following material in 1PDF to
  • Cover letter stating your interest, qualifications and contact information (the cover letter must be in Portuguese)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate Transcripts (non-official)
  • One letter of reference (can be sent directly to
          DEADLINE: April 22nd 2013


(3 credits - no prerequisite - taught in English)
Instructor: Jose Cairus

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to topics in Brazil through a multidisciplinary approach using a broad range of sources such as textbooks, novels, magazines, and audiovisual materials. Students will be introduced to the Portuguese realm of Latin America with its transatlantic connections. Classes will elaborate on the high mixed ethnic environment in Brazil that blended Natives, Europeans, Africans, and Asians. This phenomenon bore a rich and distinct culture that manifests itself in music, arts and sports, some of which was later exported on a planetary scale. Course materials will also cover contemporary topics in economy, society, politics, and environmental issues. Topics will be taught in a comparative framework with other Latin American countries, the United States and within a global context. By conclusion, we will analyze the rise of Brazil, at the twilight of the twenty first century, to a top world economic and as a political "soft power" on global scale upheld by a solid social democracy.

Jose T. Cairus was born in Rio de Janeiro, and has an M.A. in African Diaspora at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and a Ph.D. in Latin American History at York University in Toronto. His doctoral dissertation is titled "The Gracie Clan and the Making of Brazilian jiu-jitsu: National Identity, Performance and Culture, 1905-1993". At York University, University of Guelph and University of Toronto, Dr. Cairus has taught courses in Islamic Civilization, African History, Latin American History and Brazilian Culture.



Help us celebrate all things international April 8-14, 2013 on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. International Week at Illinois is comprised of a series of educational, cultural and recreational events designed to foster interest in our global community. Coordinated by International Programs and Studies and a cross-campus organizing committee, the goal of International Week is to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities and resources at Illinois. We invite students, faculty, staff, and the Champaign-Urbana community to join us in celebrating international education at Illinois.

Full Calendar of Activities:

CLACS Activities:

MONDAY Apr 8, 6:30 pm-

- THUSDAY Apr 11- 12pm

- FRIDAY Apr 12, 7:00 pm-

- SAT Apr 13, 2:30 pm-
Urbana Free Library, Children’s Department Spanish Story Time: "Whoever You Are/Quienquiera que seas"


Invites you to join us for an 

Author's Roundtable with Stefan Helgesson
Responses by Dara Goldman, Ken Salo, & Matthew Nelson

Monday, April 8,
8pm, Levis, Faculty Center. Second Floor

The reading for this event is available via
password for downloading the reading: unit

The works of Euclides da Cunha (1866-1909, Brazil), Olive Schreiner (1855-1920, South Africa) and Thomas Mofolo (1877-1948, South Africa) all deal with questions of time and historical change under conditions of colonial conflict. While temporality has long been a key concern in the humanities, not least in postcolonial studies, the implications of the theoretical debates point in two different directions. On the one hand, notions of multiple temporalities, alternative modernities or entangled durées in the postcolony are presented as advances on earlier, hegemonic conceptions of modernity. Other theorists, however, argue just as forcefully that positing temporal difference is an act of epistemic violence that serves to mask the interests of power. While the chapter presented at this roundtable begins by assessing some attempts to solve this aporia – notably the well known interventions of Johannes Fabian and Dipesh Chakrabarty – it will ultimately argue that a theorization of literary temporality by way of Da Cunha's, Schreiner's and Mofolo's narratives will provide a more enabling and less binaristic account of the problem.


1090 Lincoln Hall


GUSTAVO ARELLANO, Writer, syndicated columnist, newspaper editor, and lecturer in Chicano and Chicano studies department. California State University, Fullerton

Wonder why Mexican food is so popular? Why the margarita is America’s top-selling cocktail? Why Taco Bell is a multibillion-dollar industry? Find those answers and more when Gustavo Arellano, author of “Taco USA; How Mexican Food Conquers America,” spills the beans on America’s favorite ethnic food. Salsa bar not included.




101 International Studies Building

MICHEL GOBAT, Associate Professor, History. The University of Iowa


This talk re-thinks the origins and significance of the idea of Latin America. It considers how “Latin America” was invented not by French imperialists, as commonly thought, but by South American elites protesting U.S. expansion into Central America in the 1850s. In tracing this process, the talk will illuminate the hidden tensions between racism, anti-imperialism, and democracy that have marked “Latin America” from the very start. 

Michel Gobat's research interests focus on the impact of U.S. intervention in the Caribbean basin, and the nature of revolutionary processes in this region during the twentieth century. He completed a book entitled Confronting the American Dream: Nicaragua under U.S. Imperial Rule (2005). Based on research in Nicaraguan and U.S. archives, the book explores the effects of Americanization in Nicaragua from the heyday of Manifest Destiny through the U.S. military occupation of 1912-33. Michel has presented aspects of this work at conferences in the United States and Central America.



RACHEL STORM (Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership) 2013 Illinois International  Graduate Achievement Award

TARA MCGOVERN (Dept. of Anthropology) 2013 Illinois International Undergraduate Achievement Award

Apr 12, 2013
12:00 pm  
101 International Studies Building

Phone: 333-1994



  • ·         Kalarte Gallery- Urbana’s Boneyard Arts Festival

As part of Champaign-Urbana’s Boneyard Arts Festival, Kalarte Gallery  presents an exhibit of folk art and crafts from around the world. The  exhibit includes folk paintings, votive paintings, metal and wood  statues, wood carvings, ceramics, devotional works, and other craft  items. Art works will be available from Mexico, Guatemala, South  America, India, Indonesia, Africa, and elsewhere.

Friday and Saturday are Champaign and Urbana days for the Festival.  Kalarte Gallery will be open from 10 am till 9 pm on both days. The  gallery will participate in Heartland Gallery’s reception on Friday  April 12 from 6-8 pm.

Boneyard Festival dates and times:
      Friday, April 12, 10am – 9pm (reception 6-8pm)
      Saturday, April 13, 10am – 9pm

The exhibit runs through: Saturday, May 18

Kalarte Gallery’s regular hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Kalarte Gallery
112 W. Main St.
Urbana, IL 61801

  • ·         The University Language Academy for Children

will offer Spanish Summer Camps for children ages 4-11 at the Children’s Research Center (51 East Gerty Drive, Champaign).

Dates:             June 3 - August 2 (no class week July 1-5)
Times:            8:30 am –noon or 1:30-5 PM (half day);  8:30-5:00 (full day)
Ages: 4-7; 8-11

Registration by May 31 preferred:

For more information, visit or contact




Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (Ohio)

Each year more than 20,000 migrant farmworkers and family members work in Ohio in agricultural labor. They work in many hand-harvest crops, including cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuces, onions, radishes, and peppers. They also work in various packing sheds, grading stations, and food processing plants. Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), a non-profit law firm, is hiring two Outreach Workers to assist the attorneys and staff of its Migrant Farmworker and Immigration Program to extend legal services to these workers and their families.

ABLE’s Migrant Farmworker and Immigration Program represents low-income farmworkers and immigrants in civil cases, primarily in employment, immigration, and civil rights. We currently have cases in federal district court, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Cleveland Immigration Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. We also have numerous immigration applications of different types pending with USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services).

This is a full-time, temporary position from May 28, 2013, through mid- to late August, 2013, located in ABLE’s Toledo office. The primary responsibility of the Outreach Workers is going to agricultural labor camps in Ohio, usually in the early evening, and informing workers about our services and workers’ rights. Additional duties include community legal education, investigation and research, and other work assigned by ABLE attorneys. Pay is $15 per hour, 40 hours per week. July 4th is a paid holiday. ABLE leases vehicles for outreach activities, but you must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
Deadline: Positions start May 28, 2013. Jobs will be filled on a rolling basis.
Minimum Requirements:
We are looking for persons committed to social justice for farmworkers and immigrants, fluent in Spanish, have excellent organizational and writing skills, an ability to relate well with low-income clients and community groups, computer proficiency, and a strong commitment to the rule of law. Evening and weekend work and travel required.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience with farmworkers or immigrants in a personal or professional capacity.
Documents Required:
Send letter outlining your interest in and qualifications for the position, resume, and three references (name, email, and telephone numbers) electronically as soon as possible, in Microsoft Word format only, to: Subj: Outreach Worker. Hiring will be done on a rolling basis so please apply immediately if interested. Applications will only be accepted by e-mail. Equal access to ABLE’s office is available.
Contact Information:
Applicants with questions or requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact Mark Heller, Managing Attorney, at  
chrome://skype_ff_extension/skin/numbers_button_skype_logo.png419.255.0814  or Mark Heller, Managing Attorney, Migrant Farmworker and Immigration Program, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, 525 Madison Ave., Suite 300, Toledo, OH 43604,  chrome://skype_ff_extension/skin/numbers_button_skype_logo.png419.255.0814 , FAX: 419.259.2880,  chrome://skype_ff_extension/skin/numbers_button_skype_logo.png800.837.0814 .


Hakuk University of Foreign Studies

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in Seoul is home to the Graduate School of International Area Studies (GSIAS), consistently named one of the South Korea’s best schools for international and area studies. In 2009, HUFS was ranked #1 for Internationalization by JoongAng Ilbo, a prestigious national press. Supported by the research centers affiliated with the University, our professors are renowned for giving outstanding presentations at international conferences. GSIAS faculty is also engaged in publishing high-impact research, including joint-projects with policymakers and businesspeople.
Deadline: Please submit by: May 20, 2013
Minimum Requirements:
Candidates are expected to:
- Hold a Ph.D. in Political Science/Comparative Politics with relevant experience
- Be fluent in English
Preferred Qualifications:
- Regional language (Spanish or Portuguese)
- Thesis consulting
Documents Required:
Prospective candidates must include:
  • Curriculum vitae (With recent photo, e-mail address and contact)
  • Cover letter
  • Dissertation abstract
  • Research statement / List of publications
  • A writing sample
  • Reference contact information (Three references)
Successful finalists for the interview (phone) will be contacted to submit the following additional documents:
  • Copy of passport
  • Photo (three recent ID pictures, passport size 3x2.5cm, taken within last 3 months)
  • Certificates of previous and current employment status (positions and weekly teaching hours shall be stated)
  • Certificate of degree/Diploma (If not, original official transcripts can be also accepted)
  • In case any family accompanies: Embassy endorsed certificate of marriage (and birth certificate(s) of children, if applicable); copies of passport(s) of and photo(s) of each family member
* Documentation in English is preferable
Contact Information:
Application dossiers should be directed to:

Dr. Won-Ho Kim, Chair of Latin American Studies Department, GSIAS, HUFS
E-mail: Tel.:  
Additional Information:
In addition to competitive salary, HUFS offers:
- Airfare support (One-way air ticket to Seoul)
- Accommodation (Dormitory within or near the University)
- Research support grants (Research articles, academic papers and journals)
- Financial support for participation at international conferences overseas
- Entitlement to Korea Teachers Pension
- Additional payment for extra teaching load

HUFS homepage:
GSIAS homepage:


Escuela de Ciencias Humanas de la Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia.

The School of Human Sciences invites applications for a full time professor in our History and/or Anthropology programs to begin in August 2013. We are looking for outstanding candidates committed to scholarship and excellence in teaching. Applicants that can contribute to our interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, especially in our MA in Social Studies, are especially welcome. Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, research, university outreach and administrative duties. PhD diploma must be in hand or PhD dissertation defended by the time of appointment.

El Rosario University is a research-oriented institution, founded in 1653, based in Bogotá, Colombia, with an enrollment of more than 13,000 students. The School of Human Sciences is a vibrant academic community with small-size classes and seminars which aim to foster creative, innovative, and critical approaches.
Deadline: May 20th at 4:00 p.m (COT, GMT -05:00)
Minimum Requirements: PhD in History or PhD in Anthropology. If the candidate has not earned the degree yet, he/she has to show proof of his/her coming dissertation defense.

The person also has to certify scholarly work and publications.

The applicant needs to certify proficiency in English by means of an international accredited exam. Graduate qualification at an English-speaking university is also an acceptable demonstration of a candidate´s linguistic proficiency. (You can find the accepted exams here:
Preferred Qualifications: Interdisciplinary approach.
Documents Required:
Curriculum Vitae with the following supporting documentation: a) Academic degrees b) Job certification specifying the position held and the beginning and the end dates. c) Publications (photocopy of the front page, inside page, index and the ISSN/ISBN, and the full manuscript) d) Language proficiency certification.

Research proposal to develop at the School of Human Sciences. (We suggest you explore our research groups in our website: The proposal should be between 4.000 and 5.000 words and contain at least the following elements: Research problem, Rationale, Objectives, Literature Review, Theoretical framework, Methodology.

Syllabus for a subject in one of our programs.
Contact Information:
Carolina Navarrete Romero, at the School of Human Sciences. For electronic submissions, write to

For paper submissions, send an envelope to the following address: Carrera 6 No. 12C-13, Office 507.

Phone: 341 4006, Ext. 292.
Additional Information: You can find the official job opening here:


Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a one-year full-time Lecturer position in Portuguese language with administrative responsibilities pertaining to the courses. The appointment will begin in Fall, 2013. Classes begin in August. M.A. or Ph.D. in Portuguese or the equivalent required by July 1, 2013. The successful candidate will be expected to teach elementary, intermediate, and conversation classes in Portuguese. Candidates should demonstrate experience in pedagogy. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by May 15, 2013. Email applications to; telephone inquiries to  
chrome://skype_ff_extension/skin/numbers_button_skype_logo.png314 935-5180 . Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and particularly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply. Employment eligibility is required upon appointment.
Deadline: May 15, 2013
Minimum Requirements: M.A. in Portuguese
Preferred Qualifications: M.A. in Portuguese
Documents Required: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and supporting teaching materials, including course syllabi designed by the candidate, and teaching evaluations.
Contact Information:

  • ·         RESEARCH FELLOW

Centro de Investigaciones Socioculturales, Universidad Alberto Hurtado (Chile)

The Center for Socio-Cultural Research of the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (Santiago, Chile), invites applications for the position of Research Fellow. The Reseacrh Fellow is expected to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate courses and dissertations, conduct original research in the field of Social Sciences, publish articles and books in recognized journals and publishers, and colaborate with related administrative duties.
Deadline: May 1st, 2013
Minimum Requirements:
The candidate must have a complete PhD in Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, History, Latin American Studies, Cultural Studies, etc.), experience in the area of cultural change in Latin America, and interest in religious transformations. The candidate must also have research and teaching experience, a list of publications in relevant journals, and skills in methods and techniques of qualitative research.
Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in Spanish and English is essential
Documents Required:
Presentation letter with a detailed research proposal in the area of cultural changes including religious transformations, an updated resume, copies of academic degrees, two recommendation letters and a copy of the three last publications.
Contact Information:
Additional Information:



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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

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