Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February 10-16, 2014

·         CLACS wants to congratulate Prof. Clodoaldo Soto for his new publication "CUADERNO DE EJERCICIOS Y EVALUACIONES”

La publicación es un complemento del libro Quechua. Manual de enseñanza (IEP, 2010) y tiene como finalidad reforzar el aprendizaje logrado en este ya clásico libro escrito por el mismo autor.
Con un contenido pensado para ser ofrecido durante dos años (24 unidades en cuatro semestres), Soto Ruiz intenta sistematizar la enseñanza del quechua poniendo a disposición de los interesados ejercicios de comprensión, evaluaciones cortas, exámenes orales y escritos, así como tareas prácticas para los estudiantes.
El cuaderno busca en lo posible que las evaluaciones midan la capacidad de los estudiantes para usar la lengua oral en contextos adecuados. Este método de aprendizaje del idioma quechua es una propuesta ventajosa para emprender la búsqueda del quechua general como instrumento de revalorización de la cultura andina.

Clodoaldo Soto Ruíz es natural de Huanta, Ayacucho. Egresó de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos y ha ejercido la docencia en universidades del país y del extranjero. Actualmente es profesor de la Universidad de Illinois en Urbana-Champaign. Cuenta con numerosas publicaciones sobre la lengua quechua, entre las que destacan “Gramática” y “El diccionario Ayacucho – Chanca”, trabajos pioneros publicados por el IEP en convenio con el Ministerio de Educación. Junto a ellos, se encuentra el libro “Quechua. Manual de enseñanza” (1979) cuya cuarta edición, editada el año 2010 luego de ser corregida y adaptada por el autor a las normas de la lingüística moderna, se encuentra actualmente en circulación.

The graduate minor in Latin American Studies will require the student to complete 12 graduate hours; 8 of the hours must be at the 500-level.
  • Area Coursework: A minimum of 8 graduate hours at the 400/500-level from courses in two different departments approved by CLACS every semester. The Center updates and posts approved courses in our website and announce them through our listserv. Our Center has approximately 104 faculty affiliated from different departments in campus, and we approve their courses as part of our curriculum. The Center will record the approved courses on a master list to be kept in the unit that will be used to certify that students took approved courses during their studies in the minor.
  • Language Component: At least 4 hours in language coursework taken in any Latin American language (Portuguese, Spanish or Native American Language or Haitian Creole) while enrolled in the Graduate Minor program.
  • In the case that not enough or advance language courses are offered, The Center also accepts as equivalent area courses taught in these languages, i.e. literature class taught in Portuguese or Spanish.
  • If the chosen language course is at the 400-or 500 level it may count towards the required 12 hours for Graduate Minor. We anticipate that students registering in the Minor already have knowledge of Latin American language.
  • If the Student's Master's thesis or doctoral dissertation deals with a country from Latin America and the Caribbean, we advise students in this minor to speak with their advisor about including a committee member from the minor area.
  • We recommend that the courses taken for the minor not be applied to course requirements in the students' Master's or PhD program


101 International Studies Building

MATTHEW WINTERS, Political Science, UIUC


Tuesday, February 11
101 International Studies Building

It is commonly believed in Brazil that voters are tolerant of corruption as long as corrupt politicians are providing other public goods that voters demand.  We use survey experimental methods to explore how widespread this view actually is and find little evidence in a nationwide survey that voters will condone corruption even when politicians are otherwise performing well.  Instead, we find that voters strongly punish corrupt politicians.  In a follow-up survey, we explored the extent to which the source and specificity of the corruption information matter.  We find that Brazilian voters discern between information provided by central government audits as compared to opposition party accusations and between corruption in which a mayor is directly implicated as compared to the municipal administration more generally.  Our results give us reasons to be optimistic about the likely success of anti-corruption campaigns in Brazil.




EDUARDO BRONDIZIO, Department of Anthropology, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Department of Geography Indiana University,  Bloomington


EDUARDO S. BRONDIZIO, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington

101 International Studies Building

We live in a time of accelerated changes, a historical zenith of the intensity and the scale of human activities encapsulated by the concept of the Anthropocene. Having experienced exponential expansion and intensification of human activities during the last 50 years, the Amazon is a microcosm of this global social acceleration. Furthermore, the development dilemmas of the region catalyze the challenges involved on reconciling economic growth, social justice, and environmental conservation amid a globalized economy and climate change. These processes make the Amazon also a microcosm of the challenges involved in connecting disciplinary specialties and levels of analysis. This is not a new task, but an increasingly pressing one.

Using examples from longitudinal ethnographic and comparative research in the Amazon, my intention is two-fold. First, I provide a brief reflection on the challenges faced by anthropology and the social sciences in general in dealing with social-environmental complexity in situations of accelerated changes and in bridging the gap between what can be observed in the field and what can be seen on the aggregate. Second, using evidence from different research sites, I want to call attention to the interplay between structural conditions and local actions in shaping the Amazon today. In a region marked by a history of central planning, the influence of global commodity markets, and by deterministic interpretations, social and environmental change are often thought of, and are often misunderstood, as hierarchically and linearly organized, i.e., conditions set at the macro-scale result in predictable responses at lower levels. On the contrary, understanding the region today and its emerging social-institutional-territorial complexity is predicated on the understanding of the interactions between local-regional level dynamics underlying social movements, rural-urban circulation, consumption and social networks, and the intersection of different social groups within the region’s territorial governance and resource economy.

Eduardo S. Brondizio, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Adjunct Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Department of Geography
Faculty associated with the anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT) and the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis
Indiana University Bloomington http://www.indiana.edu/~anthro/ 


  •        International Careers Workshop Series 2013-14:


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lincoln Hall  1000 , 702 S. Wright Street

Looking to find an international career that uses your global skills and language abilities?  During this workshop, you will learn practical advice on how to articulate your experiences and skills, where you can best find international careers (in business, non-profits, and government), and how you can translate your skills upon your return.  Come prepared to discuss your experiences and learn from an expert who has multiple experiences working abroad.  This workshop will be great preparation for your personal job/internship search.

There is no fee, please register online at: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/6958781


6:30-7:15 pm– INTERNSHIP/JOB SEARCH FOR INTERNATIONAL CAREERS.  Victoria Spring, The Career Center
•         How to think about your value to an organization
•         How to best present yourself for an international career
•         Where to find international jobs and internships in business, non-profit, and government

•         Personal background in international development and international service work
•         Benefits of interning or working abroad
•         Searching for the right international career

Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies (CAS); Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS); Center for Global Studies (CGS); Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER); Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS); Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES); European Union Center (EUC); Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC)


Mary Arends-Kuenning, Interim Director of the Lemann Institute

10:00 am  
101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign

Sponsor Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies


The Graduate College is pleased to be able to provide Spring 2014 Conference Travel Funds, not to exceed $350, for eligible graduate students. All information will be collected electronically via an online submission form. Refer to the Conference Travel Award information for full details: www.grad.illinois.edu/general/travelaward. Please note that the amount of the award for travel to Canada or Mexico will no longer be based on mileage. Those two countries will be included in Zone 6 and provide funding in the amount of $325.

The submission deadline to the Graduate College is 5:00 p.m. February 24, 2014. Funds will be available by March 24, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact Jane Gomez at fgomez@illinois.edu or (217) 333-9390.


This newly expanded course for UIUC undergraduates offers 6 weeks in Ecuador over the summer and 6 credit hours awarded in the spring. The course includes theoretical explorations of development and education, an ethnographic field school, and service learning abroad. The course begins in the second half of the spring semester with a theoretical and practical orientation led by Prof. Kate Grim-Feinberg, who specializes in elementary education in the Andes. While abroad, students engage in service learning by creating and conducting a month-long summer enrichment experience for children in the small, lower income community of Lumbisí, just outside of Quito. Students also conduct ethnographic inquiry projects guided by anthropologist Julie Williams, professor at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Students spend 6 weeks in Lumbisí and live with families in the community. Some knowledge of Spanish is highly recommended but not required. Contact Prof. Kate Grim-Feinberg kgrimfe2@illinois.edu or Adam Heinz heinz2@illinois.edu with questions.

Dates abroad: June 29-August 9, 2014 

Application deadline: March 1, 2014.
For more information and to apply for the course through the Study Abroad Office, go to https://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10825

Information Sessions
Dates: Mon, Feb 10 and Wed, Feb 26
Time: 4-5 pm
Location: 200 International Studies Building

*             Engage in a service-learning opportunity to create and conduct a month-long summer enrichment experience for children in a small, lower income community just outside of Quito.
*             Focus on education as a factor in human and national development.
*             Explore local society and culture through ethnographic inquiry projects.
*             Live with families in the community, and travel to different areas in Ecuador to experience first-hand the cultural and natural diversity that Ecuador offers.
*             Earn 6 U of I credits and spend 6 weeks abroad!

The off-campus portion of this course will take place in Lumbisi, Ecuador, from June 29-August 9, 2014.

University of Maryland.

For more information about the program visit: Here’s a link for more information, and I’ve attached the program flyer.


June 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, AgroBiodiversity, 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 $4000 US dollars that includes all in-country travel, food and accommodations at the rural center, and course materials. The program is under the direction of Applied Medical Anthropologist, Patricia J. Hammer, Ph.D., and Flor de María Barreto Tosi, Ecologist and Field Coordinator. 

Program dates:
June Solstice Session       June 8th 2012 through 28th 2014
Please contact us for other potential program dates for 2014.
For an application: phammer@wayna.rcp.net.pe
For further program information: www.socialwellbeing.org



Are you interested in exploring a research project in Latin America this summer? The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers summer fellowships for graduate students (from any nationality) in any discipline.
Information and requirements about the fellowship: http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/academics/fellowships/tinker.aspx
Deadline to apply: MONDAY February 24, 2014
Any questions contact Angelina Cotler, Associate Director. cotler@illinois.edu


The Lemann Institute of Brazilian Studies offers fellowships to UIUC graduate students doing research about Brazil. For the academic year 2014-2015, fellowships will pay $18,000.00. The Lemann Graduate Fellows will have tuition and fee waivers from LAS units and participating professional schools. Applicants should check with their Departments and Schools to verify that their home units offer tuition waivers. The number of awards varies year to year and may depend on the strength of the applications received.
Deadline to apply: Monday February 24th, 2014
Any questions contact Camila Führ Diel  diel1@illinois.edu

Thanks to the generous support of Professors Joseph Love (History-Emeritus) and Werner Baer (Economics), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies announces the competition   for TWO fellowships to graduate students working in Latin America.
WHO CAN APPLY: Any graduate student at any level in their studies, from any department, from any nationality.
REQUIREMENTS: Research for at least minimum 4 weeks either on summer or during the academic year.
REPORT: Students should report the donors within a month of their return from Latin America.  If the students are going to the field for the first time, they should participate in the Tinker workshop held in late October every year.
RESTRICTIONS: Grant money cannot be used for conference or course registration, or for intensive language workshops or field schools. The subject of investigation may be related to dissertation research
It is acceptable to use other grants in conjunction with this grant.

  • Submit 1 PDF electronically to Angelina Cotler (cotler@illinois.edu)
  • Write in the subject Line: Love & Kilby Fellowships  
  • Deadline:  Monday, March 3rd, 2014


The Graduate College invites proposals from faculty and graduate students for 2014-2015 Focal Point projects.  The full Request for Proposals (RFP) is available at on the Graduate College website at www.grad.illinois.edu/focalpoint. Focal Point seeks to stimulate the formation of new intellectual communities and interdisciplinary research activities among faculty and graduate students. Proposals should be uploaded to the Graduate College website by March 21, 2014.

The 2014 Focal Point RFP solicits proposals from a broad range of topics.  We especially encourage new proposals for:
·         collaborative research communities addressing issues of domestic under-represented minorities in graduate education, aligning with the campus’s diversity initiatives, such as Illinois EDGE (Enhancing Diversity, Guiding Excellence).  Such projects may also propose collaborations with domestic institutions to strengthen diversity in graduate education.
·         project teams who collaborate with international institutions or NGOs to establish new partnerships for graduate education in the pursuit of innovative topics with international/global impact.

We welcome Phase II proposals that build upon successful projects and provide new directions and opportunities for graduate students.

This year, the Graduate College is pleased to announce a new option for Focal Point proposals:   Focal Point Breakthrough grants for potentially transformative projects.

We invite all graduate students and faculty interested in developing Focal Point proposals to attend information sessions on:
                Monday, January 27, 2014, 4-5pm, Coble Hall, Room 304
Friday, January 31, 2014, 11am-12noon, Coble Hall, Room 304

·         IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities, 2013–14
IPRH has recognized outstanding humanities research in numerous ways during its sixteen-year existence. The IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities allow us to celebrate excellence in humanities scholarship, and we are pleased to solicit submissions and nominations for the 2013–14 academic year. These prizes recognize outstanding humanities research at the University of Illinois, with awards given at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty levels. The awards will be presented at a reception on May 6, 2014. Submissions are invited from scholars in all sectors of the university with focus on the humanities and humanities-inflected research.
 Eligibility: The awards are open to all full-time U of I students and tenured and tenure-track faculty.
 Application deadline: Friday, March 14, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
 Submission procedures: All submissions must be accompanied by a completed nomination form, which can be downloaded from the IPRH website. The submissions must contain NO references to the applicant’s name or other identifying details. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified from consideration.
Please email the submission and the nomination form as two separate attached pdf documents to  iprh@illinois.edu. Please note that scans of journals or book pages are not acceptable. Submissions should be in manuscript form, double-spaced, with all identifying details removed, and conform to the length limitations. For specific funding information and application guidelines for each application category, please consult the IPRH website: http://www.iprh.illinois.edu/programs/humanitiesprizes/(Please note that the IPRH website is in the process of being redesigned and that this link may break when the new IPRH website goes live later this semester, but the information will be attainable under the "Programs" section on our website.)
  Questions about these awards and the nomination procedures should be addressed to Nancy Castro at ncastro@illinois.edu.

  •        Maria Pia Gratton International Award

The Maria Pia Gratton International Award was established as a living tribute to Maria Pia Gratton by her family and friends. The award provides $10,000 to a female international graduate student studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Applicants should be either currently enrolled graduate students with at least two semesters remaining in academic year 2014-15 or applying to begin graduate study in academic year 2014-15. Deadline to apply is February 17, 2014. To learn more or apply, visit http://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/?go=schgratton <https://illinois.edu/emailer/forward?emailId=47166&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapp.studyabroad.illinois.edu%2F%3Fgo%3Dschgratton&emailAddress=kfresco@illinois.edu&factsReferenceId=>

  •         Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations

The Signor Scholarship provides $2,000 to doctoral students conducting dissertation research abroad. Students planning to conduct research abroad during Summer 2014 or anytime during Academic Year 2014-15 should apply by March 7, 2014. To learn more or apply, visit http://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/?go=schsignor <https://illinois.edu/emailer/forward?emailId=47166&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapp.studyabroad.illinois.edu%2F%3Fgo%3Dschsignor&emailAddress=kfresco@illinois.edu&factsReferenceId=>





  Edited by
Luis F. Lopez-Calva, The World Bank
Nora Lustig, Tulane University
Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez, UNDP

Deadline for submissions: May 30, 2014
The Journal of Human Development and Capabilities (JHDC) is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on Inequality and Human Development in Latin America from a Long-Run Perspective. This call for papers aims to advance the state of knowledge and expertise regarding the links between inequality and human development, as well as on a whole range of policies, institutions, and social structures that influence such relationship and its dynamics.
Submissions related to this topic are welcome. In particular, we welcome submissions in the following four themes: i) Tracking inequalities in human development, with emphasis on non-monetary dimensions of welfare, both within and between countries, and between generations; ii) Human development and labor markets; iii) Inequalities in physical and financial asset holdings–including land ownership - and iv) Inequality in access to, and quality of, services, mainly in health and education.
Full papers in English, in .doc or .docx formats should be submitted by May 30, 2014. Strict compliance with this deadline is required. Papers submitted will be evaluated through a standard peer review process. Authors of the selected papers will be notified by e-mail. Submission of a paper implies that the author has the intention of publishing the paper in the JHDC, and it is not currently under evaluation at another journal.
Every accepted paper will be considered for presentation in a Conference to be held, conditional on funding, during the fall of 2014.
Submission procedure
Please submit papers online at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cjhd. According to the JHDC’s guidelines for preparing manuscripts, please send the paper identified as “Main Document”, with all information identifying the authors removed to allow it to be refereed anonymously. The main document should include the following:

·       The title of the paper.
·       An abstract of approximately 150–200 words.
·       Up to five key words.
·       Numbered pages in sequence.
·       Spell-checked text (if you are not a native speaker of English, you may wish to get your article reviewed by a native speaker before submission).
·       All necessary material (e.g. figures and tables and their captions; appendices).

In addition to the main manuscript, a separate file should also be sent, identified as “Title Page”, and must include all of the following information:
·       The title of the paper
·       The names of the authors
·       The full postal and email addresses of all the authors
·       Affiliation details for each author (job title, institution, city, country)
·       A brief biographical note for each author (around 100 words)
·       One author should be indicated as “Corresponding author”. He/she will be notified of the selection outcome after submission of the manuscript to an anonymous peer review process, and if the paper is selected.
Complete instructions for authors can be found at the publisher’s website: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=cjhd20&page=instructions
For inquiries, please contact Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva (lflopezcalva@worldbank.org) or Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez (eduardo.ortiz@undp.org).
  For more information about the Journal: http://www.capabilityapproach.com/Journal.php 


Friday March 21 – Saturday March 22 2014
College Station, Texas

The relationship between intellectual discourse and grassroots social movements has long been a contentious and conflictive one, but it is also one that has been shaped by mutual interaction. Just as the production of knowledge has formed and informed the direction of social movements, so have social movements themselves shaped the direction of intellectual activity throughout the years. In our global times, we are witnessing the explosion of social movements that operate outwith the traditional modes of representational politics that has defined western modernity. So-called global justice movements such as Occupy, the Spanish indignados and Non-Governmental Organizations, local movements of a political nature such as the Zapatistas and MST, or trans-national ones such as the Arab Spring, global networks of commercial insurgency and crime, such as represent the War on Terror and the War on Drugs, even the expansion of religious and cultural fundamentalisms. As a border zone where, in the words of Gloria Anzaldúa, the third world grates against the first and bleeds, Texas is intersected by many such types of movements, by what Toni Negri calls the movement of movements.

The 4th Hispanic Studies Graduate Conference seeks to take an interdisciplinary approach to the conditions which concern the translatability of such movements, movements which often exceed and challenge the apparatuses which try to understand, control or intervene in them. Such approaches may include, but are not limited to, any of the following intersections:

  • Cultural treatments of social movements past or present, whether in the plastic arts, literature, film or music
  • Linguistic approaches which may include, but are not limited to, translating the needs of particular social groups
  • The relationship between academic knowledge and social movements, in fields such as philosophy, sociology, anthropology or political sciences
  • The role of history and the complexity of historicizing social movements
  • Perspectives from ethnic and racial, queer, gender and/or indigenous studies.
Keynote Speakers: Glenn Martínez (linguist, Ohio State University) and Cristina Rivera Garza (writer, University of California San Diego).

SUBMISSIONS: Participants may submit either panel proposals or individual paper submissions. Panel proposals should include the proposed name of the panel, the organizer, and individual paper abstracts for each presenter.

Abstracts for individual papers should be of no more than 250 words and include the participant’s affiliation. Please send your proposals for panels or individual papers by February 15th

2014 to María Gil Poisa, at mariapoisa@neo.tamu.edu.
Proposal deadline: 2/15/2014
Contact information:  Maria Gil Poisa  mariapoisa@neo.tamu.edu


13th - 14th June 2014
University College London, UK

This conference aims to explore spatial tropes and practices within the literature, theatre, cinema and plastic arts of the Hispano-Lusophone world. We invite papers that interrogate the thematic treatment of travel and space, alongside those that utilise spatial and travel theory in the analysis of Hispano-Lusophone culture. In addition to thematic and theoretical conceptions of space and transit, we would also encourage discussion of the spatiality and mobility of/in different media, considering, for example, artworks that challenge the manner in which we move through and across a text, screen, or canvas. In recent years we have seen increasing emphasis placed on these concerns within the Arts and Humanities, however – though of growing interest – they have not been as widely discussed or investigated in the Hispanic and Lusophone context. This conference will, thus, provide a timely framework in which both scholars and professional practitioners can contribute to and advance the growing debates about ideas of space and travel within Hispanic and Lusophone studies.

The event will include keynote addresses from Sylvia Molloy (NYU) and Claire Lindsay (UCL), alongside a roundtable discussion between the Spanish-Argentine writer Andrés Neuman and translators Lorenza García and Nick Caistor to be held at Senate House on 13th June at 6pm.

We welcome proposals for papers that deal with, but are not limited to, the following subjects:

Travel writing in Spain, Portugal or Latin America ; Spatial practices ; Fictional travel ; Space and the visual arts ; Representations of the city ; Landscape and the natural world ; Theories of space ; Space and national identity ; Cartography and mapping ; Gendered spaces ; Migration and exile

Proposal deadline: 15th March 2014
Contact information: uclconference2014@gmail.com
Additional information:
Please send abstracts in English or Spanish (max. 300 words) for 20 minute papers, along with a brief biographical note, by 15 March 2014 to uclconference2014@gmail.com

For any other queries please contact the organizers, Camilla Sutherland: camilla.sutherland.09@ucl.ac.uk and Guadalupe Gerardi: g.arauz@alumni.ucl.ac.uk

You will receive information on whether your paper has been accepted by 31 March 2014.



  •      Pre-doctoral In-Residence Fellowship: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies

The University of Connecticut is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Pre-doctoral In-Residence Fellowship to advance diversity in higher education. The program will support scholars from other universities while they complete their dissertation or post-MFA study for the term of an academic year. Fellows will have access to outstanding resources, faculty expertise, mentoring and other professional development opportunities. The Asian American Studies Institute, Institute for African American Studies, Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, and the Women’s, Gender and Sexualities Program will each host one fellow in-residence per year, for a total of four fellowships awarded annually. The faculty in the host institutes currently hold joint-appointments in three different schools at the University: The Neag School of Education, School of Fine Arts, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. All fellows will be appointed jointly between an institute and one of these Schools and College.
Applicants for this opening will be considered for the fellowship hosted by the Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies. El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary program that advances the research and undergraduate and graduate teaching of Latina/o, Caribbean, Puerto Rican, and Latin American Studies. El Instituto faculty are engaged in regional, national, and international academic exchanges and scholarship that enhance the understanding of global diasporic issues, social justice, critical thinking, and historical inequalities affecting the Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American experience. Further information about the Institute for Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies can be found at: www.elin.uconn.edu.

Deadline: February 17, 2014
Minimum Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications: 1.) Be enrolled in a PhD program or be within one year post-MFA in the liberal arts and sciences, fine arts, or education field at schools other than UConn, 2.) Have passed their PhD qualifying examination and be in either the research or writing phase of an approved dissertation or in the case of post-MFA have a project to be completed within the term of a year, 3.) Be conducting research in an area that can contribute to Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies, and 4.) Have a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of diversity and to increasing opportunities for underrepresented or disadvantaged groups. Preferred Qualifications: 1.) Be engaged in research on educational leadership or policy, with an emphasis on urban education, diverse settings, or second language learning.

The program will provide a stipend of $27,000, medical and dental benefits, office space, library privileges, and computer access. A research/travel budget of $3,000 is also included. As part of the program terms, the fellows must be at the University of Connecticut for the duration of the fellowship and will be expected to teach one class and share their work in a public forum

Preferred Qualifications:
Documents Required:
Applications are accepted via UConn’s Husky Hire website. Applications must include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, a two-page teaching statement, PhD project description outlining the scope of the project, its larger significance, methodology, and timetable for completion, appropriate example of recent work not to exceed 20 pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which is from the academic advisor, sent directly in electronic form from the referees to Courtney.Wiley@uconn.edu with the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Post MFA applicants should include an appropriate project description:

  • Choreographers/Dances: documentation of performance;
  • Film and Video: links to works;
  • Musicians: complete list of works or significant performances;
  • Theatre Artists: sample of design portfolio;
  • Visual Artists: 20 images;
  • Writers: 2-3 short stories, 10-15 poems, or novel passages not to exceed 50 pages
Contact Information:
Applicants who apply to this opening will be considered for a pre-doctoral fellowship hosted by the Institute of Latina/O, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies. To apply, visit http://jobs.uconn.edu/ and click “Staff Openings,â€
 where you can insert the search number, 2014264, for the position.

  •         Sarmiento Fellowship for Visiting Scholars

Brown University
A short-term $5,000 fellowship established through the generous support of Alfredo C. Cassiet M.D. and Maria-Elena Cassiet, the fellowship enables close collaboration with Brown scholars from a wide array of disciplines.
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Minimum Requirements: Resident of a Spanish speaking South American country
Preferred Qualifications: Pursuing a pre-doctoral dissertation, post doctoral or independent research
Documents Required:
1) a short curriculum vitae including contact information; (2) a brief project proposal outlining the scholarly work that s/he would like to carry out at Brown University and how it relates to the her/his overall research agenda; (3) a letter of recommendation from a scholar familiar with the applicant’s work; and (4) a letter from a faculty member, visiting scholar, or graduate student affiliated with Brown University, indicating that person’s willingness to work with the applicant. The application material may be submitted in Spanish
Contact Information:
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Brown University
Box 1866
Providence, RI 02912

The grant is designed to cover airfare, living expenses, and research expenditures for the visiting scholar, who is expected to be in residence in Providence, Rhode Island, for approximately one month during 2014-2015 academic year.

May apply electronically to Susan_Hirsch@brown.edu

  •        Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship in Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Brown University

The Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies brings leading scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean to teach and conduct research at Brown University. Visiting Professors are based at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and teach one undergraduate course on Latin America per semester, advise undergraduate and graduate student theses, and give presentations in Center or affiliated departmental colloquia. The Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship provides a stipend, an optional medical insurance package, financial assistance with round-trip travel from home country, and administrative assistance. Appointments ideally last 12 months, although 6 month appointments are also possible.
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Minimum Requirements: PhD
Preferred Qualifications: PhD and teaching experience
Documents Required:
Applications should include: (1) a letter of nomination from the CLACS-affiliated Brown Faculty member, if appropriate; (2) a letter of introduction from the applicant indicating the area of expertise and the proposed length of stay; (3) a current C.V.; (4) syllabi of courses taught; and (5) the proposed courses that the Visiting Professor would like to teach with syllabi or detailed course outlines.
Contact Information:
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Brown University
Box 1866
Providence, RI 02912
Additional Information:
A committee will start to review applications after March 1, 2014.
For more information, contact:
Susan Hirsch
Center for Latin American Studies Program Administrator
(401) 863-2106



The fight for votes stirred Costa Rica and El Salvador  http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://infolatam.com/&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8

Colombia: Sobre espías y conversaciones de paz  http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/elmundo/4-239509-2014-02-10.html

FARC: The aim of espionage was "blowing up" the peace process  http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://infolatam.com/&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8

Argentine ultra-Kirchner militants call for government control over foreign trade  http://en.mercopress.com/2014/02/10/argentine-ultra-kirchner-militants-call-for-government-control-over-foreign-trade

Brazil's government has set the favelas and middle classes against each other http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/08/brazil-government-set-favelas-against-middle-classes?CMP=fb_gu

Los países de la UE aprueban el deshielo de las relaciones con Cuba  http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/02/10/actualidad/1392023365_870350.html



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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