Friday, September 27, 2013

Sept. 21-28, 2013

  • 6TH ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL: 7 days, 7 films, 7 countries                      

SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2013
Art Theater: 126 W. Church, Champaign 

ELEFANTE BLANCO / WHITE ELEPHANT (Argentina, 2012. 120m)

Director: Pablo Trapero
Starring: Ricardo Darin, Jeremie Renier, Martina Gusman

In the “Villa Virgin”, a shantytown in the slums of Buenos Aires, Julian (Ricardo Darín, The Secret in Their Eyes, Carancho) and Nicolas (Jérémie Renier, In Bruges, Atonement) – two priests and long-standing friends – work tirelessly to help the local people. Nicolas joins Julian in overseeing the construction of a hospital following the failure of a project he was leading in which paramilitary forces assassinated members of the community. Deeply troubled by his actions, Nicolas finds solace in Luciana (Martina Gusman, Carancho, Lion's Den), a young, attractive atheist social worker.

Friday 20 6pm
Sunday 22 7pm
Wednesday 25 6pm

Argentinean Academy 2012, nominated for Best Film
Cannes 12, Nominated for award Un Certain regard

O SOM AO REDOR / NEIGHBORING SOUNDS (Brazil, 2012, 131 m.)
Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Starring: Gustavo Jahn, Maeve Jinkings, Irma Brown

Life in a middle-class neighborhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings a sense of safety and a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear. Meanwhile, Bia, married and mother of two, must find a way to deal with the constant barking and howling of her neighbor's dog. A slice of 'Braziliana', a reflection on history, violence and noise.
Friday 20 8:40pm
Monday 23 8:30pm
Thursday 26 5pm

Leida Latin American Film Festival 2013- Won Special Jury Award and Screenplay Award
Oslo Films from the South Festival 2012- Won International Critics’ Award
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2012- Won Best Film and Best Screenplay
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2012- Won International Critics’ Award
Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2012- Won Best Brazilian Film

Watch the trailer:

Director: Andres Burgos
Starring: Carmen Maura, Gustavo Angarita, Constanza Duque

Sofia and her husband live in a small village in the Colombian countryside. Their life has just been a long repetition of facts for years. They grew here, married and they know everybody in the village. He is the owner of a grocery. She makes everything in their house: she chooses his clothes in the morning, prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner, feeds the birds, cleans… And she has an old dream: she wants to go to the sea whereas she has always known mountains. But Gustavo always has good reasons to delay the trip. She leaves her morose husband and, with the curiosity of a teenager, embarks upon an adventure full of unexpected meetings and highly imaginative situations. Innovative, moving, and refreshing cinema.
Sunday 22 5pm
Tuesday 24 9:30pm
Thursday 26 9:45pm

Biarritz Film Festival 2012- Won Public Award
Watch the trailer:


Director: Sebastian del Amo
Starring: Roberto Sosa, Juan Manuel Bernal, Juan Carlos Bonet

Move over Ed Wood Mexico’s half-forgotten B-movie master, “involuntary surrealist” Juan Orol, receives a pitch-perfect tribute in this irresistible love letter to a self-made man of showbiz, whose career spanned nearly sixty films. In a glorious black-and-white flashback mingling movie-tainted memories of his Galician childhood, forced exile to Cuba and arrival in Mexico, intrepid “Juanito“ pursues failed careers as baseball player, boxer, bullfighter and gangster before landing in the movies—where failure kind of works for him. As Orol, Roberto Sosa exudes droll underdog charm, anchoring a fast-moving comedy where every frame is an infectious homage to a golden age of cinema, the wile of memory and the art of fantasy.

Saturday 21 7:30pm
Tuesday 24 5pm
Thursday 26 7:45pm

Ariel Awards 2013, Mexico- Best Actor, Best cinematography, best costume design.

7 CAJAS / 7 BOXES (Paraguay, 2012 )
Director: Rosario Garcia-Montero
Starring: Fatima Buntinx, Katerina D’Onofrio, Paul Vega

It's Friday, 40 degrees in Asunción. Víctor a 17 year old wheelbarrow leader, dreams of becoming famous, absorbed on the TV of an appliance store in the Municipal Market. Then, he loses a customer, another carter got ahead. The market’s world is hostile, competitive and there are thousands like him waiting to carry things. Then he receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content, in exchange for a torn half of a $ 100 bill. The other half will be given to him when he finishes the job. Víctor, who has never seen a bill of this value, has no idea how many Guaraníes (Paraguayan money) means. But he also knows well that he doesn’t have the right to ask. His need is greater than his curiosity.
With a borrowed cell phone, which the contractor uses to tell him the way to go, Víctor embarks on the journey. Crossing the eight blocks that constitute the market seemed easy but things get complicated along the way: the box is stolen from him, he loses the cell phone and the police surround the place looking for something he completely ignores. To all this, is added a group of carters who are also willing to escort the boxes for a pittance of the profits. There is something in those boxes that generate a wheelbarrow chase in the secret and gloomy corridors of the market. Without even realizing, Víctor and his pursuers will get involved in a crime of which they don’t know anything: neither the cause nor the victim nor the victimizer. All of them are accomplices, because necessity forces them to run, to scream, to remain silent, or simply to pretend to be ñembotavy (Guaraní word meaning dumb).
Saturday 21 5pm
Sunday 22 9:30pm
Tuesday 24 7pm

Miami International Film Festival 2013- Won Audience Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013- Won New Voices Award
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2012- Won Youth Jury Award
Goya Awards 2013- Nominated Best Iberoamerican Film
Toronto International Film Festival 2012- Nominated for Discovery Awards and International Critics’ Award

Director: Hernan Jabes
Starring: Xavier Abreu, Alberto Alifa, Leandro Arevalo

Hector, a well-to-do commercial pilot, discovers that his wife has been unfaithful during his long absences; Christian, an informal worker who lives with his girlfriend Valentina in a working class neighborhood, promises a local criminal to safeguard a package. Desperate to pay off some outstanding debts, Christian kidnaps Hector’s son, unleashing a chain of events that will prove tragic for all parties involved. “Rock, Paper, Scissors” is a powerfully intense urban drama.

Saturday 21 9:40pm
Monday 23 6pm
Wednesday 25 8:30pm

Venezuela’s official entry in 2013 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film,

Director: Mitchel Teplitsky
Starring: Cynthia Paniagua and Nélida Silva

Two New Yorkers return to Peru to reconnect with roots and dance. Folk dancer Nélida Silva returns to her Andean birthplace to host the fiesta patronal. Modern dancer Cynthia Paniagua embarks on her won journey after meeting Neli, determined to “know the real Peru and unearth the mystery of the dances.” Soy Andina is an inspirational story about Peru, dance and affirming identity in a globalized world.

Saturday 21 3:15pm
Sunday 22 3:15pm

Latin American Realities/Two River Film Festival 2008- Best Director
New York Hispanic Film Festival- Official Selection
Los Angeles Latino Film Festival-Official Selection
Chicago Latino Film Festival-Official Selection
Santa Barbara International Film Festival-Official Selection

Watch the Trailer:


As part of the activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CLACS we announce two important exhibits:



Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - Sunday, January 5, 2014  
The Spurlock Museum joins the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) in celebrating its 50th anniversary. An integral part of this celebration is "Latin American Research: Past, Present, and Future." To complement this focus there will be an exhibition of Latin American folk art. Situated adjacent to the permanent South American Gallery, the exhibition will feature selected objects from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil, countries where CLACS personnel have conducted and are conducting research.
Location: Hundley Central Core Gallery, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: During Museum Hours
Cost: Free Admission


An exhibit curated by Prof. Antonio Sotomayor and Prof. Paula Carns.
Open all of September 2013
Exhibit hall on the south side of the first floor of the Main Library

Latin America and the Caribbean is a region special for many reasons. Its rich culture, dynamic politics, and varied economies provide much space for study and engagement. However, as Peter Bakewell argues in “A History of Latin America,” what makes Latin America and the Caribbean a region unique from other parts of the world is its long history of cultural, political, racial, and ethnic mixing, otherwise known as mestizaje. Through more than 500 years of constant intermixing of different civilizations (broadly defined as Indigenous, European, African, and Asian), new types of societies have emerged, in different ways and with different features. The societies that inhabit these lands are a result of this mestizaje, whether genetic or cultural, which provides the basis for the ways in which politics work, their culture redefined, literary works created, languages spoken and written, and religions followed and practiced. Latin America and the Caribbean, is thus a true kaleidoscope of human civilizations, experiences, and histories, all brought together by that same diverse process of human interaction to achieve unity in diversity. In this exhibit you will see a very slim, but rare and sometimes unique, selection of the plethora of resources in our library collection. Stop by the exhibit hall on the south side of the first floor of the Main Library to learn more about these fascinating cultures.




PETER BEATTIE, Associate Professor History, Michigan State University


12:30 PM
101 International Studies Building

Why was Brazil was among the first nations in the world to abolish the death penalty while it was one of the last to abolish slavery?  This paper compares Brazil to other nations, with a pointed a comparison with the U.S.  Beattie argues that the different cultural and legal heritages of the U.S. and Brazil, and their very different paths to abolition explain why there are such different attitudes toward the death penalty in both nations.



The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, with the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, is please to invite proposals for the following initiatives.
n         Faculty Development Conference Grants
n         Course Development Awards
n         Faculty Travel Awards
All Proposals are due October 14, 2013

Send (1) application and (2) cover sheet to  (subject line: Faculty Support) 

Program descriptions and application information:

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE GRANTS are intended to help support small conferences or workshops enabling UI faculty to advance innovative directions in scholarship related to Latin America.  Projects involving interdisciplinary and inter professional collaborations are especially encouraged.  Awards of up to $2,500 can be used to support travel and lodging of invited conference participants, publicity, and dissemination of conference proceedings. Conferences should take place during the 2010-11 academic year.  The Center can assist by providing meeting space, publicizing the conference event, and disseminating conference proceedings (white papers, podcasts, etc.) through the CLACS website. 
Applications should include:
a)         the names, titles and home departments of the principal organizers;
b)         statement of no more than 5 pages describing the themes of the conference, including a description of the format of the conference and list of potential participants;
c)         a budget for the project, indicating any other sources of support;
d)        a short (1 page) statement discussing expected outcomes from the conference. (such as new courses, publications, white papers or podcasts to be circulated through the CLACS website, etc.).

BRAZILIAN STUDIES COURSE DEVELOPMENT AWARDS are intended to support faculty developing new courses, or revising existing courses, to include significant Brazilian content.   Courses from any discipline are welcome, although courses likely to contribute to the core of an interdisciplinary Brazilian Studies curriculum within the LAST major are especially encouraged.  Courses likely to be taught regularly will also be given priority.  Awards of up to $3,000 can support travel, the purchase of potential course materials, photocopying, research assistance or similar costs related to the development of the course.
Applications should include:
a)         the name, title and home department of the principal instructor;
b)         a statement of no more than 5 pages describing the course, including a discussion of its likely contributions to the curriculum in the home department and to an interdisciplinary curriculum in Latin American (and particularly, Brazilian) Studies, and an indication of when the course would be first offered and how regularly it will be taught;
c)         A timetable of activities related to the development of the course, with a budget listing anticipated costs

FACULTY TRAVEL AWARDS are intended to support faculty travel overseas for short-term trips to enrich instructional materials, establish and maintain linkages with overseas institutions, and explore promising new lines of research.  Travel must be for a minimum of 10 days. Travel supported by Title VI NRC funds must be on US carriers and the itineraries must be approved by the U.S. Department of Education. 
Awards of up to $1,200 will be made for travel to take place between November 15, 2013 and April 30, 2014
Applications should include:
a)         Two-page statement about the purpose of the trip and details about major planned activities while abroad;
b)         Abstract of this statement, no longer than 300 characters (required by US ED);
c)         List of major publications/ creative activities during the past 5 years;
d)        Itinerary, with precise dates, air carrier(s) and flight numbers (US ED requirement);
e)         Detailed budget.




The Education Justice Project, our campus' college-in-prison program, is accepting applications to teach at Danville prison in spring 2014. All fields and disciplines are welcome.

You can learn more about EJP, the application process, and current program needs by visiting our website: Be part of an award-winning program and contribute to meaningful social change.

Applications are due on Tuesday October 1, 2013.


If you study the humanities, the Newberry has something for you!
Newberry fellowships provide assistance to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.
Applicants may apply for both long- and short- term fellowships within one academic year.
We begin accepting applications September 1, 2013.
For more information, visit our website:
Long-Term Fellowships
An applicant must hold a PhD at the time of application to be eligible for a long-term fellowship.
These fellowships support serious intellectual exchange though active study and participation in the Newberry's activities, including regular seminars for discussion of scholarly research.
Long-term fellowships range from 4-12 months, with stipends of $4,200 per month.
For more information, including a list of available long-term fellowships, visit our website at
Application deadline: December 1, 2013
Short-Term Fellowships
PhD candidates and postdoctoral scholars are eligible for short-term fellowships. Most fellowships are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago area.
Short-term fellowships are generally awarded for a single month in residence, with stipends of $2,000-$2,500 per month.
For more information, including a list of available short-term fellowships, visit our website at
Application deadline: January 15, 2014
All applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Newberry's online catalog and collection guides before applying:
Research and Academic Programs
The Newberry Library


The Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA
2014 Brazilian Initiation Scholarship Competition

The Brazilian Initiation Scholarship (BIS) is a key component of BRASA’s agenda to expand Brazilian Studies in the United States.  BRASA invites applications from graduate and undergraduate students for a one-time $1,500 travel scholarship to do exploratory research in Brazil.  This scholarship targets aspiring Brazilianists with relatively little or no experience in Brazil.  It seeks to contribute to the student’s initial trip (for a period from six weeks to three months), to heighten the student’s interest in Brazil, and deepen his/her commitment to Brazilian studies in the United States.  Students are encouraged to combine this scholarship with other grants or awards.
Eligibility:  Proposals for the BIS will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
Highest priority will be given to applicants who are outstanding college seniors, recent college graduates applying to graduate programs in Brazilian studies or in Latin American studies with the intent of focusing on Brazil, or new graduate students already focusing on Brazil.
Students from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences are eligible.  In exceptional cases, applications from the natural sciences will be given consideration (for example, someone in environmental sciences who is writing a dissertation on the Amazon or pollution in São Paulo and who plans to continue research on Brazil). 
Preference will be given to those applicants who have little or no in-country experience in Brazil.  A student requesting funding to undertake an exploratory research trip should present evidence at the time of the application that he/she has achieved at least an intermediate level of competence in the Portuguese language sufficient to carry out the proposed research. Successful applicants may combine BIS with other grants, scholarships, or awards, as long as he/she specifies clearly how the funds are going to be spent (for example, the BRASA scholarship might be used to cover travel costs, while a grant from another source could be used for living expenses, etc.). Applicants are required to be BRASA members at the time of submission.
Application Process:  A complete application (partial applications will not be considered) will include the following documents: (NOTE THAT ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS EXCEPT FOR THE TRANSCRIPTS AND LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AS ONE PDF OR MSWORD DOCUMENT).

The application cover page (download form at );(1) A two-page prospectus (double spaced, 12-point font);(2) A two-page résumé or CV;(3) A budget specifying how the $1500 will be spent;(4) In the case of undergraduates or recent college graduates, a letter of intent to study Brazil in graduate school; (5) A two-page bibliography on the subject of study, and evidence that the applicant has achieved at least an intermediate level of competence in Portuguese (competence can be demonstrated by a transcript or a letter from a university instructor of Portuguese);(6)  Proof of membership in BRASA; (7) Two letters of recommendation from professors; and (8) Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
The letters of recommendation and transcripts may be mailed directly to BRASA at the address below.  All other materials should be submitted together either as PDF or MSWord files in a single email to
Evaluation Criteria and Selection Process:
In order to be considered for the scholarship, the two-page prospectus should:(1) Clearly and coherently outline the project’s engagement with Brazil; (2) Demonstrate as precisely as possible the feasibility of the proposed exploratory research project and how it will contribute to the student’s academic development; (3) Briefly discuss the role the work undertaken in Brazil will play in shaping the applicant’s future course of academic study (for instance, it could be the seed project for a larger grant application, provide the basis of a paper prepared for presentation at a BRASA conference, or serve as the foundation for future research on Brazil).
Report: Upon completion of the research experience in Brazil, recipients are required to file a two-page, double-spaced report with the BRASA Executive Director summarizing their activities and identifying relevant academic outcomes. In addition, a statement accounting for the expenditure of funds must be sent to the BRASA Executive Director. Following completion of studies in Brazil, BRASA strongly encourages recipients to participate in a subsequent BRASA congress in order to report on their activities.
Deadline for application: November 15, 2013.
Awards will be announced by February 03rd, 2014.To submit a proposal and for all other correspondence regarding this award, contact:

223 International Studies Building
910 South Fifth Street
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois 61820
217-300-2518 (tel)
217-244-7333 (fax)

December 27th 2013 through January 15th 2014

The Center for Social Well Being celebrates 13 years offering our 3 week training program in interdisciplinary qualitative field methods, as well as Spanish and Quechua language classes, in the Peruvian Andes. The combined undergraduate and graduate level seminar is held at the center's rural base, an adobe lodge on an ecological ranch in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range of the Callejón de Huaylas, 7 hours northeast of Lima. Coursework provides in-depth orientation to theory and practice in field investigation that emphasizes methods in Participatory Action Research and Andean Ethnography centered on themes of Climate Change with respect to Ecology, Health, Education, Community Organization and related topics. Students have the opportunity to actively engage in ongoing investigations in local agricultural communities to develop effective field research techniques, and to acquire language skills. In addition, the program provides excursions to museums, archaeological sites, glacial lakes and hotsprings; optional recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and trekking. The program tuition fee is $4,000 US dollars which includes all in-country travel, food and accommodations at the rural center, course materials, classes and field activities. The program is under the direction of Applied Medical Anthropologist, Patricia J. Hammer, Ph.D., as well as Ecologist and Field Coordinator, Flor de María Barreto Tosi.
For an application:
For further program details:    

Attending the AAA meetings in Chicago? Be sure to join us:
Patsa Puqun: 10,000 years of Adaptation and Mitigation of Environmental Changes in the Andes – Wed. Nov. 20th 1pm
The Inextricability of Environment and Culture in the Emergence of 21st Century Maladies: Potential Contributions of Anthropology – Fri. Nov. 22nd  1:45pm



·         Assistant Professor in Global Development
Indiana University

The Department of International Studies in the School of Global and International Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Global Development. Candidates should be engaged in research from a social science perspective on international financial institutions, aid agencies, humanitarian emergencies, NGOs, development theory and practice, poverty, social movements, or comparative or international aspects of social, political, or economic development. Research on a locality or region, such as Brazil or Southeast Asia, may also be considered if linked to global processes or institutions.
Applicants should have their PhD in hand by August 2014.
To apply, please upload a cover letter, CV, copies of representative publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three (3) references at: Questions may be addressed to Nick Cullather, Department of International Studies, Indiana University, Woodburn Hall 300, 1100 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN, 47405-7110, USA or
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

·         Assistant Professor, Globalization
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
The Program in Global Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship beginning in August 2014. Global Studies at UMBC is an interdisciplinary program with a curriculum that draws from 11 units across the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. We seek an excellent scholar-teacher whose interests and expertise include the dynamics of globalization, with a transnational focus on Latin America. The successful candidate will be a historian or political scientist, and the home department will be either History or Political Science. The teaching and service load will be split on a 50/50 basis with Global Studies. The appointee will be expected to teach an upper-level core course in Global Studies, as well as contribute enthusiastically to the growth and development of this innovative program. The Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment. UMBC is a Carnegie "high research activity" university that greatly values undergraduate teaching and student mentoring. The campus is located just south of Baltimore and provides close proximity to the research, cultural, and policy opportunities and resources of Washington, D.C. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. Please note: Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applications should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, two writing samples, and teaching evaluations (if available). Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted separately, with the candidate's name in the subject heading. Complete applications received by October 25, 2013 are guaranteed full consideration. Send applications to UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Deadline: 10/25/2013
Contact Information:Dr. Devin T. Hagerty (

·         Assistant Professor of Sociology
Sociology Department and Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University
Tulane University's Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin July, 2014. We are seeking a candidate actively doing research in Latin America who specializes in environmental or urban sociology; although this appointment will be within the Department of Sociology, the candidate is expected to maintain a strong relationship with Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. The successful candidate will also be able to teach service learning courses and contribute to the Sociology specialization of our interdisciplinary doctoral program, City, Culture, and Community (CCC). Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. All application materials must be submitted online at; required materials include a letter of interest describing research and teaching strengths, a curriculum vita, and samples of representative publications. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference forwarded to on their behalf.
Deadline: October 1, 2013 or until filled. To begin July 1, 2014.
Minimum Requirements: PhD in Sociology. Assistant Professor level. Demonstrated record of research and teaching.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Sociology. Assistant Professor level. Area of specialization in Environmental or Urban Sociology. Demonstrated record of research and teaching.
Documents Required:
Required materials include a letter of interest describing research and teaching strengths, a curriculum vita, and samples of representative publications. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference forwarded to on their behalf.

Contact Information:
All application materials must be submitted online via interfolio at

Michele Adams, Chair, Department of Sociology, 220 Newcomb Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118.

·         Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies-Hispanic Studies
Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship. We are looking for a contemporary Latin Americanist (literature and cultural studies) with primary specialties in any of the following areas: 1) Contemporary Mexico, Central America and Border studies; 2) Caribbean and diaspora studies; or 3) the Southern Cone.

Deadline: November 15
Minimum Requirements: PhD in Latin American Literature/Cultural Studies in hand by time of appointment (August 1, 2014)
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Demonstrated experience teach all levels of Spanish language. Demonstrated secondary interests in Luso-Brazilian studies a plus.
Documents Required: Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and dossier with three letters of reference on
Contact Information: Carol Any, Chair, Department of Language and Culture Studies, Trinity College

·         Latin American History Professorship
Brandeis University

The Brandeis University Department of History seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor of Latin American History. We especially encourage applicants with research expertise in the Caribbean, or in the African Diaspora in any part of Latin America. The successful candidate will teach surveys in colonial and post-independence Latin America as well as classes in her/his areas of specialization, and will also play an important role in the university's interdisciplinary Latin American and Latino Studies Program. S/he must show exceptional scholarly promise and a serious commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The appointment begins Fall 2014; PhD must be in hand by the start of the appointment.

This search is part of an exciting new cluster hire initiative in African Diaspora Studies at Brandeis University. This effort aims to broaden and strengthen the existing intellectual community of scholars at Brandeis engaged in the study of people of African descent. We anticipate that this initiative resulting in the hiring of 4-5 new faculty members in various related fields over the next three years.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, c.v., a writing sample of no more than forty pages, and three letters of reference online by November 1, 2013, at AcademicJobsOnline at Brandeis is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups. Questions about the search may be addressed to Judy Brown, Latin American History Search, Department of History, MS 036, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02453;

Tenure-track Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor
Deadline: November 1, 2013



CFP - Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, Special Issue - Call for Papers

Around the world, the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s were years of intense political confrontations shaped by the Cold War events. The United States faced the antagonism of the Soviet Union and became more involved in Vietnam. Domestically, these were the years of Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society plan that aimed to combat socio-economic inequalities, and the civil rights movements that hoped to effectively end discrimination against African Americans. Culturally, this period saw the emergence of a counterculture movement in music and film. A general disenchantment impacted cinematic production in the US and a new filmic genre—the road movies—captured the zeitgeist of those years by depicting characters who resisted conformism.
In Latin America the death of Che Guevara marked the end of the euphoria that had swayed the Latin American Left since the triumph of the Cuban revolution in 1959. The spirit of disillusionment also touched Europe where in May and June 1968, student protests led to the biggest strike in the history of French labor. A similar concern mobilized Mexican students who protested in the Square of Three Cultures in October 1968, many of whom were massacred in an infamous event.
Within this context, we invite submissions for a special number of Studies in Latin American Popular Culture that will be devoted to the films, music, comics, popular literature of the 1960s and 1970s.
Interested colleagues should send a 150-word abstract and a 100-word vita to Dr. Cacilda Rêgo at and/or Dr. Carolina Rocha at by November 15, 2013. Decisions about accepted abstract will be emailed by November 25, 2013. The deadline for complete articles will be due February 15, 2014.
Cacilda M. Rêgo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Languages, Philosophy & Communication Studies Utah State University
0720 Old Main Hill, Logan UT 84322-0720
Phone (435) 797-7102
Fax (435) 797-1329



Mexico storm death toll rises to 110

Venezuelan National Guardsmen arrested over drugs

Empezó la cuenta regresiva para la paz de Santos en Colombia

Brazil's controversial plan to extricate the internet from US control

Reabertura do caso mensalão afasta brasileiros dos seus juízes

Álvaro Mutis Jaramillo, Colombian writer and poet, dies aged 90

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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