Monday, November 4, 2013

Nov. 4-10, 2013


  • LAST 490 (section ASG)

Dr. Guimarães is professor titular in sociology at the University of São Paulo. He will join the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies as Distinguish Visitor during Spring 2014. He completed his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin in 1988 and conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University in 1994. He will be teaching “A Historical Sociology of Brazil”, focusing on a reading of major elements of the literature on Brazilian social and national experiences.

Spring 2014, MWF 10-10:50 am
Instructor: Lisa Burner (
A source of profit, a source of life. Mother Earth and the savage wilds. El Dorado and Montezuma’s revenge. Apocalypse and Paradise. This course will explore diverse ways that Latin Americans have portrayed the relationships between humans and the environment in literature and film. What is “nature” and what is the place of our species within it? How is environmentalism related to racism, sexism, and imperialism? Can fiction promote environmental justice? Readings and class discussion will be in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 250 or consent of the instructor

  • ANTH 499 (Section KM) Anthropology of Contemporary Mexico
  • HIST 396 (section C) History of “Black” Music
  • HIST 507 Race Rebels in the Americas
  • SPAN 535 Seminar Latin American Literature- Africa in the Colonial Spanish America


Prof. ELLEN MOODIE, Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


101 International Studies Building

El Zapatazo Limpio took on flesh in a flash, like so many hashtagged movements in a social-networking age. Fifty young people arrived to fling shoes at El Salvador's Legislative Assembly building—their fury sparked by a hasty vote to raise politicians' salaries. But another, older crowd soon arrived. At first they seemed to share the retweeted outrage. The two crowds chanted back and forth: “The people! United! Will never be defeated!” But then the older marchers suddenly turned. They had come not to protest the government—now controlled by former FMLN revolutionaries turned political party—but to oppose what they saw as a cyber -“bourgeoisie.” Shoving, lighting firecrackers, they pushed the younger protestors out of the public plaza. The shoe-throwing Zapatazeros, mostly too young to remember the country's civil war, were shocked. They saw themselves as citizens' movement in liberal democratic tradition. Which group was the unruly mob? Which represented “civil society”? Who was duped into protest? This paper, based on interviews carried out over the past year, takes this April 2012 moment as emblematic of changing modes of doing politics and shifting forms of citizen action. It aspires to unravel a moment of late liberalism, Salvadoran style, in which ideologies of left, right and center come undone.

Ellen Moodie is Associate Prof of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of El Salvador in the Aftermath of Peace: Crime, Uncertainty and the Transition to Democracy. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010, among other publications.



The Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies will be hosting the Third Annual Lemann Dialogue at the Alice B. Campell Alumni Center, University of Illinois on November 7-8, 2013. The theme of this year's Dialogue is "Agricultural and Environmental Issues in Brazil." The Dialogue will have six panels on the topics of Agribusiness.
To access the complete program visit:



101 International Studies Building

Felix Muruchi’s personal history as a miner, construction worker, student and union activist, nonprofit organization, political prisoner and later candidate, and most recently indigenous rights lawyer provides an extraordinary lens to grasp Bolivian struggles for social justice.

Praise for From the Mines to the Streets
This is quite possibly the best book about labor and political organizing in Latin America I ever have read.  It is a real page-turner. -Frederic Hicks, University of Louisville
This book is a must read for gaining a deeper understanding of the country that is arguably undergoing the most interesting political - and citizen's led - revolution in Latin America today. - Coletta Youngers Washington Office on Latin America
Of the six books and dozens of articles we read, the students overwhelming identified 'From the Mines to the Streets' as the course’s most engaging and interesting text.                                          – Jason Tockman, University of British Columbia

Felix Muruchi Poma was born in a highland indigenous community in Bolivia where he lived a typical rural childhood herding llama. When he was seven, his family moved to the mines in Lllallagua where his father worked as a miner. By the age of 16 Felix was working an illegal miner, and then went off to military service at 17 where he witnessed the Barrientos military coup. He then became a state miner and union activist during the conflictive period of military government repression where he witnessed the San Juan Massacre in 1967. At 24, determined to study, he moved to Oruro where he supported himself working in construction while attending the local university. He was an active student leader who was imprisoned and tortured when the Banzer dictatorship (1972-78) closed the universities. Captured and sent to Chile as part of Plan Condor, he managed a harrowing escape, finding sanctuary in the Dutch embassy in Santiago and exile in Holland. When Banzer fell, he returned to Bolivia’s mines but was forced into exile again when General Garcia Meza seized power in 1980. He returned to a democratic Bolivia in 1986 and founded an NGO dedicated to training unemployed miners. He was active in El Alto struggles, fighting to found a local university, where he subsequently became a student leader once again and was active in the 2003 Gas War. In 2009, some thirty years after he first became a university student, he graduated as an attorney and is currently active in supporting his community of origin. He is co-author of two books, From the Mines to the Streets: a Bolivian activist’s life and Ponchos Rojos (2008) about a highland indigenous movement.


  • Lemann Institute Research Grants for UI Faculty
To support the professional development of tenured and tenure-track faculty researching Brazilian topics, the Lemann Institute offers competitive research grants. Applications are due December 2nd, 2013. The Institute normally offers up to two awards per years, paying up to $20,000.00 each. However, the value of each award is dependent on the type and scope of the project as well as the budget approved by the Lemann Institute. Some expenses may not be covered.

Eligibility: The Lemann Research Grants are available to all University of Illinois tenured or tenure-track faculty members who are developing research about Brazil. Applicants must submit evidence of a sufficient command of Portuguese to successfully execute the proposed project.
Restrictions: Awards can be used for on-campus research, airfare, in-country transportation expenses, living expenses and other research-related expenses. Comparative studies between Brazil and other countries are permissible; however, only the Brazilian portion of the research will be considered for funding. Released time for write-ups will not be considered.
Evaluation: Applications will be ranked by an interdisciplinary committee of Brazilianists appointed by the Institute. Announcement of awards will be made within three weeks of the deadline.
Reporting: Grant winner must submit a 1,000-word report no later than six weeks after the tenure of their fellowship. Grant winners must also acknowledge support received from the Lemann Institute in publications flowing from the grant, and must agree to discuss their Institute-supported research in a seminar format.
The competition will take place annually, the 2014 Research Grants for UI Faculty deadline is Monday, December 2nd, 2013. Completed applications and proposals must be submitted in electronic format to Camila Fuhr Diel, Lemann Institute Program Coordinator at
Proposals will not be accepted without all application materials, listed below. Candidates should submit application as one single PDF file.

Applicants must submit the following information in a single PDF file:
  1. A double-spaced 1,000-word proposal, plus bibliography. The proposal should discuss hypotheses, relevant theories and methods, and the data employed. 
  1. A brief descriptive title and a 200-word summary of the project. 
  1. A detailed budget for the research, and the amount requested from the Lemann Institute. 
  1. A current curriculum vitae of the Principal Investigator (faculty member) and of other members of the research team, if any.
  1. An itinerary for any travel.
  1. Evidence of a sufficient command of Portuguese to conduct the project.
  1. A list of previous awards for the project, the dates of the awards, and a list of any publications that have resulted from such awards.
The Grant Proposal
Applicants should explain in the proposal what they plan to do and why, making clear the relevance of the project to their professional experience and the significance of the project within their field of scholarship. They should bear in mind that the selection committee is inter-disciplinary, composed of scholars who are not necessarily specialists in the applicants’ area.
Candidates should give a brief summary of the progress already made on the project, and explain how it contributes to the present research. If the project is part of a cooperative undertaking, the relationship should be explained. Finally, candidates should include information on any publication arrangements already made.
The bibliography should be no longer than two pages and should be attached to the project description. Each page of the proposal and budget should be consecutively numbered, with the P.I.’s name in the upper right-hand corner of each page. The proposal should be headed with a brief descriptive title.
For more information please check the page or contact Camila Fuhr Diel, Lemann Institute Program Coordinator, at the International Studies Building, Room 207. She can be reached via e-mail at or by telephone (217) 333-3182.

  • Lemann Institute Collaborative Research Grants
The Collaborative Research Grants have the objective of supporting research proposals between UIUC and Brazilian faculty members. Proposals should focus on Brazilian topics. These grants are for one year. Applications are due December 2nd, 2013. If resources permit and the quality of proposals is high, up to two awards will be offered per year, paying up to a total of $20,000.00 each. The value of each award depends on the type and scope of the project as well as the budget approved by the Lemann Institute. Some expenses may not be covered.
Eligibility: The Lemann Collaborative Research Grants are available to all UIUC tenured or tenure-track faculty members who are developing a research project with an academic in Brazil. The application must include one faculty member at UIUC and one or more Brazilian academic(s).

Restrictions: Awards can be used for on-campus research, airfare, in-country transportation expenses, living expenses and other research-related expenses. Comparative studies between Brazil and other countries can be considered; however, only the Brazilian portion of the research will be funded. Released time for write-ups will not be considered.

Evaluation: Applications will be ranked by an interdisciplinary committee of Brazilianists appointed by the Institute. Announcement of awards will usually be made within two weeks of the deadline.

Reporting: Grant winners must submit a 1-2 page report no later than six weeks after the tenure of their Grant. Successful applicants must also acknowledge support received from the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies in publications flowing from the grant, and must agree to discuss their Institute-supported research in a seminar format.
The competition will take place annually, and the next deadline is Monday, December 2nd, 2013.
Completed applications and proposals must be submitted in electronic format to Camila Führ Diel, at
Proposals will not be accepted without all application materials listed below. Please submit application as one single PDF file.



  • Purdue University School of Languages and Cultures
14th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
March 7-8th, 2014


Keynote Speakers: Dr. Dov-Ber Kerler, Indiana University
Dr. Karen Thornber, Harvard University
Invited Speakers: Dr. Rafael Climent-Espino, Baylor University
Dr. Muriel Gallego, Ohio University

Throughout history, previously isolated groups have come into contact with outsiders, in terms of customs, religion, and language. These interactions can yield varying results based on the specific circumstances of the cultural meeting. How well do two groups unknown to each other successfully communicate across cultural boundaries? What are the literary, linguistic, socio-political and cultural outcomes of such communication? How do cross- cultural interactions alter the way original members of the same group communicate? Research into specific interactions of this type can reveal patterns in the nature of human language and communication, as well as provide an insight into certain aspects of cultural and literary production across merging borders.

The  Purdue  University  School  of  Languages  and  Cultures  invites  graduate  students  to submit original research whose results contribute to an understanding of communication across cultural, geographic and linguistic boundaries. This symposium aims to foment discussion surrounding an issue of ever more importance in the United States and across the globe as technology and globalization shift the way humans interact toward an ever more connected society. The struggle between conformity and maintenance of individual and cultural diversity merits special focus in a time of such unprecedented social change.

Send abstracts to Lauren Miller at by Dec. 10th. 2013. Abstracts are to be written in English and limited to one page (an extra page may be allowed for references,  figures  and  tables).  Individual  and  panel  submissions  are  welcome  from  a variety of fields, including but not limited to:

Language Acquisition Second Language Studies Applied Linguistics Sociolinguistics
Historical Linguistics Phonetics/Phonology Syntax/Semantics Pragmatics Bilingualism
Cognitive Studies Anthropology Literature
Comparative Literature
Transatlantic Literature
Liana Hakobyan  Lauren Miller

HASTAC 2014 Annual Conference Call for Proposals/Papers
Hemispheric Pathways: Critical Makers in International Networks
April 24-27, 2014 Ministerio de Cultura, Lima, Peru
Submissions Deadline: November 30, 2013
Conference Website:
Conference Program Committee:
Call for Proposal/Papers:
The challenges facing the Western hemisphere are multidimensional  and complex.  Urban agglomeration, economic development, ecological crisis, military conflict, digital privacy, impediments to advanced learning, negotiations of multiple cultural and historical perspectives—these are problems with scientific and human factors that must be considered together.  HASTAC 2014 challenges participants to consider the interplay of science, technology, the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts in the context of addressing the urgent contingencies facing the evolving hemisphere.  Themes addressed by the conference include:
  • humanities research and hemispheric grand challenges
  • indigenous culture and technology
  • technology and education–open learning, peer learning, and issues of access, equity for primary and/or higher education
  • technology and interhemispheric communication of knowledge and publishing
  • heritage, patrimony, memory and the digital
  • new publics, movements going global and communities of the future
  • technology and social identity and roles:  gender, race, and other identities
  • digital animation and other visualization media arts and sciences
  • games and gaming, including for learning
  • community development including the importance of art and culture districts
  • mobile technologies and everyday life
  • improvisation, tinkering, hacking
HASTAC 2014 will be composed of keynote addresses, paper presentations (variations detailed below), hackathons, workshops, birds of a feather meet ups, as well as performances and tech demos.
We will accept proposals for participant presentations in the following categories: 5-8 minute lightning talks; 15-20 minute talks; curated panels (lightning talks, longer talks, curated conversation); project demos; digital and/or print posters; creative performances; hackathons; birds of a feather sessions; post conference workshops (April 28th).  Submission portal is now open at, with support for proposals written in Spanish and English.
The Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts and Social Science (I-CHASS) charts new ground in high-performance computing and the human sciences. Founded at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and located at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, I-CHASS creates learning environments and spaces for digital exploration and discovery; presenting leading-edge research, computational resources, collaborative tools, and educational programming to showcase the future of the humanities, arts, and social science.
For more information on I-CHASS, please visit: 


Newcastle University, 20 and 21 June 2014

In the past few decades, popular Anglo-Saxon genres such as the graphic novel and the so called new journalism or chronicle have had a very powerful development in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. This effervescence builds on a centuries-old tradition of chronicles, and matches a vibrant growth in other various fiction narrative formats in Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Hispanic USA. Thus, versatile chroniclers use gripping fiction-writing techniques to narrate the roughest realities, not concerning themselves with hard facts or statistics, but the way these worlds are lived by those immersed in them, with rich contextual descriptions and well developed characters. In turn, fiction writers introduce social commentary in their stories, aiming at informing and startling their audiences as well as to entertain them.  New formats are being tried out and independent publishing houses and vibrant online platforms are disseminating the work of writers from different countries, who have in turn attracted a wide and avid transnational audience, traversing North and South America and Europe.

This two day international conference invites papers examining any of the following issues or others relevant to this explosion of genres and narrative production:
-          Exploration of the different genres analysing one of several authors, one or several examples of graphic novels, chronicles, short or long stories. 
-          The formats or platforms of choice supporting the circulation of this form of production; technical and financial aspects of these operations.
-          Social Media, collaborative story-telling and journalism as process
-          Local chroniclers and community sustainability
-          Storytelling and collective memory
-          Giving a voice to the voiceless? Challenging dominant narratives
-          Testimonial writing and new journalism
-          Journalism and football: fact, fiction and fanaticism
-          The tension/collaboration between social sciences and journalism, particularly on the reporting and analysing current violence and corruption in Latin America.
-          Formal and aesthetic borrowing between genres
-          Contributions of literary analysis to the study of chronicles
-          The importance of place paired with the global nature of themes, where migration, traveling, bi-nationality, or the experience of the other are central part of the stories.
-          Performative aspects of the relationship between writers and their audiences
-          The arts of story-telling and the creation of spaces for critical reflection and denunciation of social and political issues. 

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Daniel Alarcón (1977) writer, journalist and radio producer is author of the story collection War by Candlelight, and Lost City Radio, named Best Novel of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post. His fiction, journalism and translations have appeared in Granta, McSweeney’s, n+1, and Harper’s, and in 2010 The New Yorker named him one of the best 20 Writers Under 40. Alarcón is co-founder of Radio Ambulante, a Spanish language storytelling podcast, and currently serves as a Fellow in the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. He lives in San Francisco, California. His most recent novel, At Night We Walk in Circles, was published by Riverhead Books in October 2013.
Javier de Isusi  (1972) is author of comics or graphic novels. Among other series, he is the creator of the acclaimed Los viajes de Juan sin Tierra, the story of Vasco, a postmodern traveller in Latin America, where de Isusi reflects on his extensive travels sharing his observations of the complexities of life, hardships and hopes   of Latin Americans of all walks of life. Translations of his work have been published in Italy, France, Portugal and Finland.
Gabriela Wiener (1975) is a prolific, versatile and controversial writer, journalist, poet and performer who lives in Madrid. She contributes with the most renowned online platforms for the New Chronicle: Etiqueta Negra, Orsai, Anfibia and contributes with columns in  Esquire, Paula, El Pais, La Vanguardia, La Republica, among many others.  She is head editor of Marie Claire in Spain. Her chronicles have been published in collected editions of New Journalism Mejor que ficción. Crónicas ejemplares (Anagrama, 2012) y Antología de la crónica latinoamericana actual (Alfaguara, 2012).  She is the author of Sexografias, Nueve Lunas and Mozart, la iguana con priapismo y otras historias  all acclaimed examples of gonzo journalism.
Guest to be confirmed: Jose Luis Peixoto.

Please send a 200 word abstract to by 15 January 2014. 
This conference is organised by the Americas Research Group, and is part of the ¡Vamos! Festival programme 2014


College of William & Mary
The Latin American Studies Program ( of the College of William & Mary invites applications from recent Ph.Ds for the position of a Mellon Faculty Fellow in the humanities or social sciences.  Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary major, and is supported by more than 20 faculty affiliates from 10 departments.  The successful candidate will have a two-year appointment, a three-course load per year, and will also benefit from mentorship and research support. The qualifications are Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment (August 10, 2014), and a demonstrated interest in blending undergraduate teaching with research in Latin American Studies.  Additional expertise in Afro-Latin America and the Caribbean is preferred.
For full consideration, application materials are due by November 11, 2013. Review of applications will begin at that time. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed until Feb. 1, 2014. 
Application materials, including a letter of application, CV, a syllabus for a proposed topics course in the candidate’s area of specialization, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must speak directly to teaching ability, should be submitted electronically to the online recruitment system Please note that the system will prompt applicants for the contact information for their references. After submission of the application, those individuals will be contacted by us via email to submit letters of recommendation. Applications not submitted online or incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Department of History at the College of Staten Island (CSI) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Latin American History (research period and focus open) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2014.

In addition to responsibility for teaching introductory and advanced History courses, the successful candidate will also be expected to teach general education History courses, upper division and graduate courses in his or her area of specialization, and support the college's and university's interdisciplinary priorities; pursue an active research and publication program; and perform departmental and college service. The successful candidate will be required to teach courses in both colonial and modern Latin American history. Ability to teach courses on Caribbean History a plus.
Deadline: December 2, 2013
Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. degree in History or a closely related field is required at time of appointment. We seek a scholar with a strong teaching record with an ability to communicate their specialty to a diverse student body.
Preferred Qualifications: The College of Staten Island is committed to a diverse work environment that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence. The Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Contact Information:

From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, please log on to Navigate to Employment, then Job postings on line. Find Job ID # 9216.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a letter of application (outlining research and teaching experience), curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation. Please attach each referee's contact information to your letter of application.

If you have difficulty with uploading multiple documents to the web site please send them to
Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.

  • ·         ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Central American Studies, California State University, Northridge

Migration, transnational culture or ethnic studies

The candidate will have a generalist background in Central American Studies, with a specialization in migration, transnational culture, or ethnic Studies and a Ph.D. in History, Sociology, Urban Studies, or a related field. Candidates must have the degree awarded prior to August 20, 2014. The best candidate will complement the faculty and the interdisciplinary nature of the Central American Studies program and be able to teach on a range of topics on the Central American region. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the Central American Studies Program’s commitment to help students acquire an awareness of the diverse Central American cultures, ethnicities, experiences, worldviews, and its transnational dimension. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with a diverse student population.
Deadline: Open until filled. Application review will begin December 2, 2013.
Minimum Requirements: The candidate will have a generalist background in Central American Studies, with a specialization in migration, transnational culture, or ethnic Studies and a Ph.D. in History, Sociology, Urban Studies, or a related field.
Documents Required: Please submit current CV, a brief statement of the candidat’s philosophy of teaching, brief writing sample (approx. 15 to 20 pages), and three letters of recommendation.
Contact Information: Dr. Douglas Carranza, Program Director Central American Studies Program California State University
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8450
Additional Information: The Central American Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the field through the publication of scholarly and/or policy related articles in migration/transnational culture/ethnic studies and/or other areas related to the interdisciplinary nature of Central American Studies, participation in professional organizations and/or community network development. The candidate will work closely with other faculty, Central American students, and community members towards building links between academia and the larger Central American community. At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.




The Institute of Caribbean Studies, of the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture *“El derecho a la nacionalidad en República Dominicana”* by Dr.
Cristóbal Rodríguez Gómez, Graduate Program of Constitutional Law, Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE, Santo Domingo, RD).  Dr. Efrén Rivera Ramos, Law School, UPR-RP, will comment the lecture. The activity will be held on
Thursday, November 7, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Amphitheatre Manuel Maldonado Denis (CRA 108) of Carmen Rivera de Alvarado (CRA) Building, Faculty of the Social Sciences, UPR-RP.

*This lecture will be broadcast LIVE online through the following website: *
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*Comments and suggestions on this presentation will be very welcome at: **

*The Institute of Caribbean Studies in*




6:30 pm  
Location Lucy Ellis Lounge. 707 South Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Cost Free Admission

Director: Juan Carlos Tabío
 Starring: Jorge Perugorría, Laura de la Uz, Mirta Ibarra, Vladimir Cruz

According to a newspaper article, more than 25,000 Cubans maintain they are the heirs to an unclaimed multi-million dollar fortune held in the coffers of a British bank and all those with the family name of Castiñeiras will receive a juicy inheritance. All the people with that family name begin proceedings to get their part, but as one can imagine, many obstacles arise along the way.
    Cartagena Film Festival 2009 - Special Jury Prize
    Havana Film Festival 2008 - Best Screenplayer
    Lima Latin American Film Festival 2009 - Audience Award
    Mar del Plata Film Festival 2009 - Best Film
Watch the trailer:

  • ·         SPANISH STORY TIME



Wille Perdomo and Bruan Collier's book

Bilingual storytelling in English and traditional languages from Latin America, traditional music and craft.

Discover and enjoy the rich Latin American culture! The bilingual storytelling will be presented each time in a different Latin American language including Portuguese, Spanish, Quechua, and Q'anjob'al

Come with your children to listen the story in English and Spanish, enjoy Latin American songs and make a traditional craft!


Illini Union Room 210

English Subtitles
Free Admission

MOSTRA is the hallmark project of the Chicago-Sao Paulo Chapter of Partners of the Americas, a volunteer organization founded by John F. Kennedy in 1963, fostering international volunteer partnerships between people and organizations for almost 50 years.  The Chicago-Sao Paulo Chapter will present MOSTRA IV: Brazilian Film Series, on November 1-13, 2013.  This is the fourth year for MOSTRA and it is becoming the hottest free ticket in town!
Mostra means, “To show or demonstrate” in Portuguese. “MOSTRA provides a unique opportunity for us to develop a better understanding of Brazilian art and culture. We also want to introduce Brazilian cinema to those who have not yet had a chance to watch our films and learn about Brazil through the big screen,” said Ariani Friedl, MOSTRA’s founder and director. “It is our goal to highlight the importance of Brazilian cinema in the Americas. Our guests can visit Brasil and never leave their theater seats.” 
MOSTRA IV: Brazilian Film Series opens on November first at Columbia College, with film screenings hosted by other major colleges and universities in the Midwest. These include; University of Chicago, Northwestern University, DePaul University, Roosevelt University, Marian University, Northeastern Illinois University , Loyola University at Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Columbia College Chicago, Facets Multi-Media, and The Old Town School of Folk Music. The movies to be screened include; feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations. The current line-up is available at

MOSTRA IV at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Nov 12th -13th



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Brazil: Torture in the name of peace

The Costs of the War System and the Economic Predicament of Colombia

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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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