Monday, March 10, 2014

March 10-16, 2014


    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

    Antonio Sotomayor, Latin American Librarian will be holding special office hours in CLACS every Thursday this from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in room 200, ISB. If you have any questions about research, finding sources, literature review, exploring a potential research topic, starting a paper, or anything else involving research, the library, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, please stop by the International Studies Building room 200 on a Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm. If these hours doesn’t work for you, just send me an e-mail and we’ll find another time to meet.




    101 International Studies Building

    CARLOS ARAUJO, CFO Mackenzie Agribusiness and Senior Advisor of TOTVS

    In this lecture, I intend to present an overview of agribusiness growth of in Brazil and its challenges. I will show supply and demand estimates (stocks, domestic consumption, production exports, and land use for the period 2014-2023 for the following products: soybeans, corn and sugar cane). I will emphasize the productive areas and areas not yet cultivated. This increase the Brazilian agribusiness – will have significant impacts on many sectors of the country’s economics, including transport, infrastructure and storage, and two other segments of agribusiness production chain: Fertilizers and Agricultural Machinery. Also, I will make a demonstration of an economic analysis of costs of ethanol production costs of corn versus sugar cane. The results presented are based on a set of macroeconomic variables, especially in the Brazilian GDP growth and global exchange rate, inflation, and changes in the oil price. On the other hand I want to highlight the need for a significant improvement in agribusiness management.



    101 International Studies Building

    Prof. DAMARYS CANACHE AND MATTHEW CAWVEY, Department of Political Science


    The formation of responsibility attributions is essential for democratic accountability. If citizens cannot assess an incumbent’s culpability for societal outcomes, how can they sanction politicians at the polls? Scholars in the economic voting literature have found that economic perceptions and conditions are important for the development of accountability judgments. In short, citizens punish politicians for negative economic outcomes or perceptions. This tendency to blame one’s own government would make perfect sense if domestic factors wholly determined a country’s financial conditions, but that certainly is not the case in today’s increasingly globalized world, where the targets of economic failure and success extend to such actors as multinational corporations and foreign governments. A foreign-induced economic crisis offers citizens even less reason to hold their government accountable for financial malaise. In this paper, we develop a model of government responsibility attribution in Latin America in the aftermath of the 2008–2009 global financial crisis. More than 40 percent of Latin American citizens associate the economic crisis with their own government. What explains people’s propensity to blame the government? Drawing on the responsibility attribution and economic voting literature, we propose a model of responsibility attribution that combines individual and contextual factors. Using data from seventeen Latin American nations from the 2010 Americas Barometer surveys, we find that cross-national variation of economic policy context explains variation on blame attribution in the region. As economies become more open, the lower the risk of government punishment for a foreign induced economic crisis.
    Furthermore, we show that effect of economic beliefs on blame attribution varies depending on the national policy context. Economic liberals are more likely to blame the government for a foreign-induced crisis in close economies, while economic conservatives will blame non-governmental actors more in open economies.



    ·         Tuesday March 18 (2pm in 101 ISB) Prof. Brodwyn Fisher (History, U. Chicago); “Urban History and the Historical Paradigms of Citizenship: A View from Brazil”

    ·         Wednesday March 19 (2pm in Lucy Ellis Lounge), Prof. Samuel Araujo (Ethnomusicology in the School of Music of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)  “Cold War Politics and the Arts in Brazil: Reappraising Guerra-Peixe's Empirical Research on Northeastern Traditional Music (1950-1952)”

    ·         Thursday March 20 (12pm in 101 ISB) Prof. Sandra Ruiz ( Latina/Latino Studies and English, Illinois) “ On Death, Dying and Dolores “Lolita” Lebron Sotomayor”



    APRIL 10-12, 2014

     Each year the International and Area Study Centers and Center for International Business Education and Research join together to sponsor a Joint Area Centers Symposium (JACS) on a theme of common interest. This year's theme, "Children and Globalization" and, reflects concerns among parents, educators and public policy officials worldwide about the impact of the global economy, migration, global media, war and social change on the socialization and rights of children. This symposium promises to be an exciting event that will bring together scholars and experts from many different disciplines to discuss the meaning of childhood today, the experiences of children in diverse contexts, the impact of child labor and war on children's lives, and debates about children's rights.
    This year's JACS conference is free and open to the public.
    Teachers can received up to 20contact hours (20 Illinois CPDU's and 2.0 general University CEU's) of professional development recognition. Click here to register as an educator!
    Sponsors: Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, the Center for African Studies, the Program in Disarmament, Arms Control and International Security, the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, the European Union Center, the Center for Global Studies, the Center for International Business Education and Research, the International Forum on U.S. Studies, the Center for Latin and Caribbean Studies, the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, and the Program in Women and Gender in Global Perspectives



    • 2014-2015 FOCAL POINT PROJECTS

    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 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.

    •    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 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: 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



    MAY 2014

    The Latin American Studies Association is looking for volunteers to assist with all on-site meeting services. The LASA2014 International Congress will be held in Chicago, IL from May 21st to May 24th of 2014.

    Volunteers should expect to work in half-day (6 hour shifts). Please let us know if you can work more than one shift. Shifts are available Wednesday, May 21st through Saturday, May 24th. Available shifts are as follows:

    Wednesday, May 21st:
    12:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Thursday, May 22nd:
    7:00 am – 1:00 pm
    12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Friday, May 23rd:
    7:00 am – 1:00 pm
    11:30 am – 5:30 pm
    1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Saturday, May 24th:
    7:30 am – 1:30 pm
    11:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Volunteers will be listed in our system and receive a program book, name badge holder, and a certificate noting your participation in the Congress as well as their name badge which is required for access to the Congress.

    Volunteers receive full access to all of the Congress’ sessions and events provided at least one shift is worked. Access to the events will require the proper name badge be displayed.

    A manual detailing the information for the Congress and volunteer duties will be sent with your schedule. Note that duties range from directing and escorting attendees to and from sessions and guiding attendees through registration lines to preparing Congress materials. These duties may require extensive walking or standing and some light lifting.

    Upon receipt of this email, please share with us the days/times in which you are available to help with our Congress as well as any languages you may speak.

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    Contact information:




    7 y 8 de octubre, 2014
    Universidad de Santiago, Santiago, Chile

    La microficción ha ganado terreno en América Latina. Congresos internacionales, jornadas y encuentros nacionales, publicación de libros autoriales y antológicos, realización de talleres, concursos y lecturas públicas, despliegues en la red, etc, dan cuenta del interés que despierta esta modalidad brevísima.

    Cada instancia es un espacio valioso que facilita el intercambio reflexivo, el conocimiento y difusión de nuevas propuestas, la lectura, la crítica. Tal cosa ha llevado a que los agentes de la microficción en nuestros países, adviertan la necesidad de un intercambio mayor y más profundo.

    El Colectivo Ergo Sum, contando con el patrocinio de la Universidad de Santiago, (ex UTE), ha decidido organizar la Jornada Trinacional de microficción Borrando fronteras: Argentina, Chile y Perú, a realizarse los días 7 y 8 de octubre en la Universidad de Santiago. El objetivo es reunir de manera inclusiva a cultores, estudiosos y editores en torno al desarrollo de la microficción en los tres países convocados, con vistas a fortalecer el cultivo y difusión masiva del género.


    • Delimitación de la problemática de la praxis de la microficción en los países convocados
    • La microficción desde sus cultores
    • Diversidades estéticas en torno a la creación de acuerdo a la diversidad cultural
    • Diferentes teorías existentes en la investigación del microrrelato
    • La microficción en las aulas como método de enseñanza y aprendizaje de la literatura.
    • Propuestas editoriales y colecciones con las que las editoriales de los países convocados han abordado la masificación de la microficción.

    Atendiendo a que la microficción requiere de la síntesis y la rigurosidad extrema, los organizadores de este congreso procuran la concordancia entre fondo y forma. Por este motive, las ponencias deben tener una extensión máxima de 1500 palabras, en letra Times New Roman, cuerpo 12. Su lectura no debe exceder los 10 minutos, puesto que se privilegiará el tiempo para discusión con el público. Se consignará el título de la ponencia, el área temática a la que corresponde, el nombre del o los autores y su pertenencia institucional.

    Los escritores participantes presentarán cinco textos para su lectura, acompañados de un brevísimo resumen bio-bibliográfico. Dichos textos deben tener un máximo de 200 palabras, ya que cada carrusel estará conformado por 6 personas y la lectura no debe extenderse más de 30 minutos.

    Se ruega enviar el documento en adjunto y también pegado al cuerpo del mensaje al correo electrónico

    El programa, actualmente en elaboración, comprende mesas de ponencia, carruseles de lectura, intervenciones en aula, intervenciones en espacios universitarios informales, muestra de libros del género de editoriales independientes pertenecientes a los países convocados, distribución de postales con microficciones, antología trinacional virtual y otras actividades por confirmar.
    Proposal deadline: 30 de junio 2014
    Contact information:


    22 y 23 de octubre de 2014
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D.F.

    Se ha escrito mucho sobre la amplitud de la globalización, pero aún es difícil saber cuál es su extensión y en qué ámbitos de la vida social y cotidiana es importante y en cuáles no. Si bien hay cierta claridad sobre las instituciones que se globalizan (el mercado, por ejemplo), no es fácil distinguir los discursos que lo hacen, ni su intensidad o profundidad. Algunos autores sostienen que a la par de la globalización de instituciones económicas y políticas, también se globaliza una forma de subjetividad. De la densa trama de los procesos globalizadores no sólo emergería un mundo homogéneo, intensamente conectado aunque desigual y violento, sino un tipo de sujeto que respondería, quizás por primera vez en la historia humana, a un patrón de subjetivación estándar. Esto es aún una hipótesis porque los procesos de globalización son relativamente recientes y desiguales, y es difícil mensurar la novedad histórica de un nuevo tipo de sujeto. No obstante, hay evidencia consistente de la gigantesca expansión de las industrias culturales occidentales en todo el planeta, especialmente de las estadounidenses, que producen signos, imágenes y discursos y promueven formas de subjetivación.

    En este coloquio deseamos preguntarnos por los vínculos entre determinadas prácticas culturales, los procesos de globalización y las formas de subjetividad y subjetivación que pueden ser rastreadas en ellos. Nuestro interés es discutir estos vínculos en el contexto de América Latina, considerando la expansión de las industrias culturales estadounidenses en el continente y su incidencia en la producción cultural y subjetiva local, con particular énfasis en las prácticas de consumo.

    Líneas temáticas: Consumo e industrias culturales, medios de comunicación y nuevas tecnologías, culturas juveniles y urbanas, cine, literatura y artes plásticas, relaciones de género y sexualidades diversas, formas de trabajo, formas de hacer política y movimientos sociales, migración y diásporas, espiritualidad y religión, nuevas formas de subjetivación, transformaciones del capitalismo.

    Proposal deadline: 30 de abril 2014
    Contact information: coloquioglobalizació

    Los interesados/as deben enviar un reumen (abstract) de 300 palabras antes del 30 de abril de 2014, especificando su adscripción y categoría. El 30 de mayo se dará aviso a los/as participantes aceptados/as.

    Additional information:
    Organizadores: Dra. Nattie Golubov, Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte, UNAM y Mtro. Rodrigo Parrini, Depto. de Educacion y Comunicación, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco.


    Octubre, 9 al 12, 2015
    Universidad de Santiago de Chile, USACH


    1. Contribuir al diálogo e intercambio entre las diversas disciplinas,
    2. Fomentar la discusión sobre la tarea intelectual mirando hacia el futuro de América Latina y del mundo
    3. Generar un gran movimiento de coordinación que comprenda a personas e instituciones que producen y difunden el conocimiento para desarrollar las fuerzas productivas intelectuales.
    Proposal deadline: Junio 2014
    Contact information:
    Additional information:
    Inscripción de simposios y pagos

    Derecho a participación: Ponencistas, profesor@s universitari@s y profesionales de instituciones de investigación 95 USD

    Ponencistas, estudiantes de postgrado 70 USD

    Estudiantes de pre-grado y participantes sin ponencia 40 USD o 25.000 pesos chilenos, se inscribirán durante el congreso


    9 May 2014
    Manchester (UK)

    This international conference aims to examine the way in which literature and the arts have represented violence in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula since the 1960s, with a particular interest in the ethical aspects that such a representation entails. Our aim is to analyse how ethics and aesthetics interact in the portrayal of traumatic events. How can artistic representations contribute to processes of mourning? Does art contribute to the perpetuation and trivialisation of violence? Where are the limits of the morally acceptable? What is the role of artistic representations in the face of atrocity?

    All of these questions are particularly relevant considering that 2014 marks the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the Atocha bombings in Madrid and the twentieth anniversary of the attack on the AMIA bombing that targeted the Jewish community in Buenos Aires.

    Proposal deadline: 31 March 2014
    Contact information:
    Further information at

    Proposals are invited for papers which explore some of these suggested topics – although they are not exclusive:
    • Mourning and post-traumatic reactions
    • Monuments and commemorations
    • Modes of representation: the abject, the mythical, the allegorical, the grotesque, the spectacular
    • Racial and religious-based violence
    • Gender violence
    • Violence and parody/irony
    • Violence and reception studies
    • Violence and consent
    • Forgetting/forgiving
    • ‘Unethical’ representations: challenges to the ethical constraints
    We invite responses to these and related questions in the form of a maximum 300-word abstract for a 20-minute paper. Please e-mail abstracts with a short biographical noteclearly stating your institutional affiliation to by Monday 31st of March 2014.


    10-11 September 2014
    Canberra, Australia

    Latin America and the Asia-Pacific have rediscovered each other. The resilience of economies on both sides of the Pacific Ocean in the face of global financial crisis has spawned a cottage industry of academic and policy publications explaining how both regions have thrived while traditional economic centres have struggled. This, in turn, has created a change in focus, with Latin American businesses and policy makers increasingly looking beyond China to other countries in the Asia-Pacific and vice versa. Mutual awareness is slowly rising along with trade, investment and tourism flows, leading to a growing sense that opportunities abound in trans-Pacific exchange and that similarities in social and economic structures across the two regions may offer valuable comparative policy insights. The purpose of the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies’ 2014 conference is to explore the extent and nature of Latin America-Asia Pacific nexus, focusing on the three areas of economics, international relations, and, corruption and governance.

    Proposal deadline: 1 June 2014
    Contact information:

    Additional information:
    Proposals are invited for individual papers or panels of three to five papers that fit within the three conference themes of economics, international relations and corruption/governance outlined below. Authors should submit a title, abstract, institutional affiliation and contact details to by 1 June 2014. The organizers of the conference will invite a selection of the papers presented at the conference to be included in a series of peer-reviewed journal special issues and edited volumes. Papers to be presented at the conference will be due by 1 September 2014 and should be fully reference and no longer than 8,000 words.


    Although there has been a great deal of discussion about the rise of China as both a market for Latin American raw materials and a source of foreign direct investment in the Americas, the story is much deeper than this. Trade and investment levels between other countries in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America have quietly picked up and a number of the multilatinas are establishing themselves as important players on the Western side of the Pacific. Paralleling this has been a return to literature on the developmental state and impact that government policy can have on domestic growth and a countries international economic insertion. Papers in this conference stream will explore the evolving nature of the pan-Pacific economic relationship, be it from the perspective of trade and investment, international economic coordination, or mutual learning and experimentation with economic policy.

    Section convener: Associate Professor John Minns (

    International Relations: Geography has simultaneously limited the depth of links and prevented conflict between countries on either side of the Pacific Ocean. Nevertheless, there is a pattern of issue-specific close consultation and collaboration between countries from both regions, often within multilateral governance institutions such as the United Nations system and the World Trade Organization. Paralleling this is a growing sense on both sides of the Ocean that there is potential for enhanced cooperation and collaboration. The question is in which policy areas, when and how. Papers in this conference stream will explore the nature of foreign relations across the Pacific divide as well as questions relating to the challenges and opportunities of forging bilateral and bi-regional relations.

    Section convener: Dr Sean Burges (

    Governance and Corruption: Following the end of authoritarian rule, providing citizens with security and confronting government corruption has emerged as two of the most serious challenges facing Latin American and Asia Pacific democracies. From decentralization, to public sector reforms, to participatory budgeting, various experiments have been undertaken across the two regions. Emanating from previous periods of one-party and military rule, the challenges to democracy of enduring corruption, neopotism, politicization, and patronage, remain real—embedded in both state and society. For this conference stream we are seeking papers that can speak to the enduring cross-region struggles to improve governance and citizen security. For example, how has decentralization impacted upon these challenges? What are the economic consequences of corruption and insecurity? Do political parties still control the law and justice? What do citizens want the government ‘to do’ about crime and corruption

    Section convener: Dr Tracy Fenwick (

    Key dates:

    Deadline for submission of paper/panel proposals: 1 June 2014
    Decision on accepted papers/panels: 21 June 2014
    Deadline for earlybird conference registration payment: 1 August 2014
    Deadline for submission of draft papers: 1 September 2014
    Conference Dates: 10-11 September 2014

    Conference fee:
    Earlybird (1 August 2014)
    Full-time employed: AUD$100
    Student: AUD$20
    After 1 August 2014
    Full-time employed: AUD$120
    Student: AUD$20
    Conference email:



    ·         Assistant Professor - Latin American & Latino Studies

    City College of New York (CCNY)

    The Department of Sociology and the Program in Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) at The City College of New York (CCNY), invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2014. The teaching and service requirements of the position will be divided between LALS and Sociology, which already share faculty and students.+

    Deadline: Open until filled.
    Minimum Requirements: Candidates should have a Ph.D. and show potential for productive scholarly activity and a commitment to undergraduate teaching.
    Preferred Qualifications: The search committee seeks applications from candidates who do qualitative sociological research primarily on gender and the Latino diaspora in the U.S., and who might specialize in one of the following areas: cultural, race/ethnic, or postcolonial studies, health, transnationalism, or immigration. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Cuban, Dominican, and/or Puerto Rican studies.
    Documents Required: To apply, please view Job ID 10185 at, and follow all instructions. Also, send your application material to:

    ·         Tenure Track Appointment, Portuguese & Spanish, California State University Stanislaus

    Application Due: Open Until Filled
    Type: Full Time

    The Department of Modern Languages invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Portuguese and Spanish. Primary teaching responsibilities will cover elementary and intermediate levels of instruction in Spanish and Portuguese, possible advanced courses in Spanish, and curricular support for the Portuguese minor if warranted by student demand and interest. Applicant should be committed to developing a viable Portuguese language and culture program utilizing coursework approved for a Minor in Portuguese (with initial course offerings at the elementary level). Additional information on the minor degree requirements for Portuguese can be found at

    The applicant must hold a Ph.D. in Portuguese or Spanish at the time of appointment, with native or near native fluency in spoken and written Portuguese, Spanish and English. Instructional facility with language technologies and pedagogies. Evidence of successful university level language instruction (including both student and peer evaluations).

    Successful teaching experience at the university level in both Portuguese and Spanish. Evidence of compelling scholarly research.

    A complete application must include: an application letter addressing the position description and the applicant's qualifications and teaching philosophy; copies of graduate transcripts; and a curriculum vita, including the names and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Screening of completed application files will begin on March 3, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. This appointment begins on August 18, 2014.

    Send applications and all correspondence concerning this position to:
    Jason Winfree, Chair of Modern Languages
    California State University Stanislaus
    One University Circle
    Turlock, CA 95382

    Application Information
    Postal Address: Jason Winfree, Chair of Modern Languages
    Modern Languages
    California State University Stanislaus
    One University Circle
    Turlock, CA 95382
    More information:

    ·         Metadata Librarian, Spanish/Portuguese Specialty, Princeton University

    Application Due: Open Until Filled
    Type: Full Time

    The Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,600 graduate students, 853 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.
    Princeton University Library seeks a flexible and innovative Metadata Librarian with a specialization in the languages, history and cultures of Latin America, Spain and Portugal to become part of a team responsible for creating, converting and managing metadata to promote and enhance control of and access to the Library's digital and print collections. Within this scope the Metadata Librarian will have broad responsibility for Western language acquisitions and holdings, and contribute special expertise, initiative and/or leadership requiring knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese language. The focus of the position is on creative and efficient utilization of metadata and the imaginative application of technology to achieve quicker, more efficient processing of new acquisitions, and for bibliographic control and discovery promotion of the Library's holdings. The librarian will work with multiple library systems and employ an array of metadata tools, such as macros, MARCEdit, XML editors, etc. for cross-walking, storing and/or re-purposing data, manipulating schema, scripting workflows, and other on-going tasks and special projects performing and/or facilitating cataloging and content management. The librarian needs a strong grounding in cataloging principles and the ability to apply them to existing and emerging media in a variety of encoding formats coupled with strong technical skills relevant to the position's requirements.
    Applications must include a resume/cv, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information.

    Essential Qualifications:
    • Strong working knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese;
    • MLS or an advanced degree in an area related to Spanish/Portuguese language, literature, culture, history, etc.;
    • Knowledge of at least one XML metadata schema;
    • XML, XPath, Xquery, Xquery update;
    • Experience demonstrating capability for project planning and workflow management;
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial, team environment.
    Education Required:
    • Advanced Degree
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Working knowledge of other European languages;
    • Experience demonstrating supervisory skills;
    • Familiarity with systems architecture;
    • Experience which demonstrates a strong knowledge of cataloging principles;
    • Knowledge of RDA;
    • Knowledge of authority principles and practices;
    • Knowledge of additional metadata schema.

    Contact: Library – 690 - Princeton University

    - The Center for Economic and Policy Research   
    Summer 2014 International Program Intern  (June 1st-August 31st). 

    Responsibilities include assisting staff with research on upcoming papers and opinion pieces; organizing events with Latin American delegations, CEPR staff, and visiting academics; assisting in tracking and logging press mentions; as well as working on outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress.

    The responsibilities vary based on their interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will be able to attend relevant events around Washington, DC.

    Qualifications: We are looking for applicants with a general understanding of economics, international relations, and democracy issues, and an interest in economic justice. Previous research, data and/or outreach experience is extremely helpful; interns with strong economics or foreign policy experience (including Master’s degrees) will have the opportunity to engage in serious research, and those with strong organizing or outreach experience will have event management opportunities. The intern will need to be fluent in Spanish, including the ability to perform accurate written translations; able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited management; and be a self-starter and independent learner. Should have excellent writing and communications skills.

    Stipend: $1,588.41 per month, plus up to $250 for health insurance reimbursement per month.
    Closing Date of Position: April 4, 2014.

    To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and a brief (2 page) answer to the question “How can the US improve its foreign policy toward Latin America?” via email to internationalintern[at]  No calls or faxes please.

    Organization Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. It is an independent nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.

    CEPR is an ideal place to learn about current economic and global justice issues in a friendly, relaxed and fun environment.  Work schedules are flexible.

    CEPR is an equal opportunity employer that considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protecte



    Don’t miss it only this week!!!

    The Chilean film GLORIA at the Art Theater this Week  ( for showtimes :

    Gloria is a "woman of a certain age" but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair -- until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever.
    Director: Sebastián Lelio
    Running time: 110 minutes
    MPAA rating: R
    Screenplay: Gonzalo Maza, Sebastián Lelio





    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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