Monday, November 17, 2014

November 17- 23, 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

- ARTH 546: Art & Conflict
How does conflict impact visual culture and artistic practice? What role does art play during a moment of conflict or crisis? In what ways might artistic interventions reveal histories hidden by conflict or mediate trauma?
 In this seminar we will examine a selection of artistic responses to conflict, politics, and trauma. Organized around 20th and 21st century events such as the Spanish Civil War, Mexico '68, September 11th in 1973 and 2001, and more recently, the militarization of the US/Mexico border, we will examine artistic response and mediation to specific sites of dramatic political and social change. We will discuss the work of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Luis Camnitzer, Francis Alÿs, Alfredo Jaar, Allora and Calzadilla, Emily Jacir, and Ai Weiwei all of whose practice mediates conflict and inequality.

          -FR 199: Introduction to Haitian Creole and Culture
Introduction to Haitian Creole and Culture: This intensive course is addressed to students interested in speaking, writing and reading basic Haitian Creole to learn basic survival skills in the language and gain a better understanding of the Iand's unique language, history and culture. Taught in English and Haitian Creole.



The Center for Latin American and Caribbean studies invites faculty and graduate students (in the last stage of their dissertation writing) to present at the Lecture Series Spring 15

Lecture presentations take place in an informal, friendly, and supportive setting where you share any selected aspect of your academic research with graduate and undergraduate students and faculty. Our aim is not only to promote students but also to involve faculty to participate and share their work.

Typically the presenter speaks for 40 to 50 minutes and then invites audience for questions, comments and discussion.

Brown Bags presentations at CLACS are held on Thursdays from noon to 1:30pm in 101 International Studies Building, 910 South Fifth Street in Champaign.

CLACS can provide a lap top and a projector.

I schedule presenters on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested you can sign up for any of the following dates:

If interested contact Angelina Cotler (

Available Dates:
- January 29
- February 5, 12, 19, 26
- March 5,12
- April 9, 16, 23, 30



101 International Studies Building


 November 20th is Brazil’s National Day of Black Consciousness.  In the 1970s, black activists selected the date to make a statement.  Rather than celebrate May 13th, the anniversary of the abolition of slavery, they chose the 20th of November, the date in 1695 that Zumbi died defending Palmares, Brazil’s most famous quilombo (runaway slave community).  Though the date’s importance is not in dispute, the manner in which Zumbi perished remains a contested topic.  Despite documentary evidence discovered more than a century ago that shows that he died fighting in battle, multiple parties continue to reproduce and disseminate a much older legend—that preferring to death to defeat, Zumbi threw himself off a cliff.  This talk traces the history of the Zumbi suicide narrative and asks why that narrative remains salient and what it can tell us about the contested meanings and histories of slavery, suicide, and political self-determination in Brazil.



Prof. MARLEEN HABOUD, 2014 Visiting Fulbright Scholar; Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, UNESCO - Languages in Danger Research Project Collaborator

Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB

 This talk aims to share experiences regarding workshops carried out with several indigenous communities in Ecuador.  These encounters have become opportunities to informally bring together the members of communities who freely share their most recent experiences, worries, expectations, and local traditions. These narratives are recreated by the community members and later used as the basis to generate written and audiovisual materials which return to the community and their schools.  These are unique opportunities to rediscover many of the peoples hidden voices, forms of expression, creativity, self-representation and imagined realities,  and to reinforce their language, culture and identity and a way to self-empowerment for the community member.

Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB

Abstract: Ecuador is a multilingual and multicultural country where thirteen indigenous languages are still spoken. For over five hundred years all these languages have been in permanent contact with the dominant language, Spanish and such contact has been accelerated during the last two decades due to rapid processes of modernization, access to new means of communication and formal and non-formal education, as well as the improvement of the Ecuadorian national road network and the increase of internal and external migration flows. On the basis of first-hand information gathered among Kichwa speakers in Highland Ecuador, we will look at the way Spanish lexical borrowings are adopted, adapted and recreated by the Kichwa speakers of the Cañar province. Additionally, and given that intensive emigration has severely impacted the indigenous people of Cañar, some of the sociocultural changes affecting those who are left behind will also be addressed during this talk. 

Wed, Nov 19; 4 pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana

HARKAITZ CANO author of Norbait dabil sute-eskaileran, 2001; Compro oro, 2011; Telefono kaiolatua, 1997; Neguko zirkua, 2005; Beluna jazz, 1996; Pasaia blues 1999; Belarraren ahoa, 2006; and Twist, 2011.

4:00 pm  
 Lucy Ellis Lounge (Room 1080), Foreign Languages Building,

Que la escritura, independientemente de su calidad literaria, tiene una potencialidad como terapia es algo consabido, tal y como demuestran las obras, entre catárticas y confesionales, de autoras como Anne Sexton. Pero mucho más allá de eso, la literatura, el cine, o diferentes ramas de las artes plasticas (especialmente disciplinas como el body art) pueden servir tambien para catalizar la rabia colectiva, denunciar la injusticia social y contribuir a la creación de una memoria historica compartida.
Harkaitz Cano is a renown Basque author who holds a degree in law from the University of the Basque Country. He has worked as a radio, television and comic scriptwriter, and has translated into Basque works by Hanif Kureishi, Paul Auster and Allen Ginsberg. He has published poetry in Basque and Spanish (Norbait dabil sute-eskaileran, 2001; Compro oro, 2011), several award-winning collections of short stories and the novels Beluna jazz (1996), Pasaia blues (1999), Blade of Light (2010), and his most recent novel, Twist (2011; Spanish Critics Prize, Euskadi Prize).

 FLAS Information Sessions for  Graduate and Undergraduate Students

            Wed. Dec 3, 2014
            4:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m.
            Room 126 GSLIS, 501 E. Daniel, Champaign

            Thur. Dec. 4, 2014
            4:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m.
            Room 1092 Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street, Urbana

FLAS Information Sessions for Departmental Advisors
            Wed. Dec 3, 2014
            12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m
            Room 126 GSLIS, 501 E. Daniel, Champaign

            Thur. Dec. 4, 2014
            12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m
            Room 126 GSLIS, 501 E. Daniel, Champaign


Social Sciences and Humanities, 2015-16
Global Change in a Dynamic World

The University of South Florida is pleased to announce the 7th year of its Postdoctoral Scholars program in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The over-arching theme for this program is Global Change in a Dynamic World. Potential themes include (but are not limited to) sustainability; sustainable development; hazard and disaster management; climate change; population changes; technology and information issues; communication and language development; cultural diasporas; ethnicity, gender, and aging issues; cultural heritage and histories; citizenship; identity; health, economic, education, and environmental disparities; political economy; ethics; human rights; animal rights; peace and conflict studies; injury and violence; security and surveillance issues. Specific research and geographical areas are open, and applicants may consider both past and contemporary perspectives.

Postdoctoral Scholars will: (i) work closely with distinguished faculty; (ii) participate in an interdisciplinary project with the cohort of postdoctoral scholars; (iii) teach two courses over a twelve-month period; and (iv) continue to build an independent research record and engage in publishing refereed articles and creative scholarship. 

More information can be found at

Postdoctoral Scholars
At least four twelve-month postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2015 with appointments beginning in August 2015. Appointments are for full time employment (40 hours per week) and will be continued for a maximum of 2 years contingent upon satisfactory performance. The salary is $40,000 per year and the University contributes to a health insurance program for postdoctoral scholars and their dependents. Support for travel to academic conferences will also be available. Scholars will be responsible for relocation and housing expenses.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines: Anthropology; Communication; English; Geography, Environmental Science and Policy; Government and International Affairs; History; Philosophy; Sociology, or an affiliated program, earned no earlier than 2012. Candidates who will have successfully defended their dissertations by June 1, 2015 will also be considered, however the doctoral degree must have been conferred prior to the first day of employment. Note: applicants must have received their doctoral degree from an institution other than the University of South Florida. 

Letters of application and supporting material must include the following:
  1. A cover letter stating your interest in this Postdoctoral Initiative. It must provide details on (i) how your research and teaching expertise would contribute to the theme of Global Change in a Dynamic World and the goals and aspirations of the USF Strategic Plan ( (ii)the department with which you would like to be affiliated; (iii) your teaching experience and courses that you would like to offer; and (iv) your long-term goals. 
2.      A Curriculum Vitae,
3.      Two letters of reference,
4.      Scanned copies of your published papers/scholarly works or book chapters (maximum of 50 pages).
5.      Scanned copy of your current academic transcript from your doctoral-granting institution.
6.      Copies of teaching evaluations from the most recent academic year.

Send all application materials to:
Final application submission deadline is Friday December 5th, 2014.
The Edmundo O’Gorman Scholars Program provides financing for short-term (four to eight-week) visits to Columbia by scholars and scientists from any discipline who are working in Mexican institutions of higher education. The Program is supported by the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) of Mexico; its purpose is to strengthen scholarly ties between Columbia and the academic and research community of Mexico. Its name honors Edmundo O’Gorman (1906-1995), one of the most influential Mexican historians of the twentieth century.

The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at Columbia University invites applications for the Edmundo O’Gorman Scholars Program. Appointments are available for any four to eight-week period in 2016.  Preference will be given to projects that stress collaboration with Columbia faculty and use of available research resources at Columbia University and in New York City. Applicants may represent any academic discipline or professional school. Please see the attached application form for more information on the terms and conditions. You are invited to forward this form to any scholar in Mexico who may be interested in applying.

The Institute of Latin American Studies, founded in 1962, supports research and teaching related to Latin America throughout Columbia University and serves as the University’s chief point of contact with Latin America. The Institute provides visiting scholars, students and faculty access to the resources available through the schools within the University, such as: the School of International and Public Affairs, the Law School, the Business School, the School of Public Health, and Teachers College, among others.
For more information contact:

Esteban Andrade
Program Manager
Institute of Latin American Studies & Center for Brazilian Studies
Columbia University
The Institute of International Education (IIE) Office for Latin America works with various foundations, private corporations, institutions, and governments in managing scholarship and training programs to provide Latin Americans with more opportunities for higher education and exchange. IIE offers the opportunity for graduates from U.S. universities to intern in its Latin America division for a period of 4-6 monthsduring Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. 

The Institute of International Education in Mexico City is seeking Graduate student interns for the Spring 2015 semester.  For more information and to apply see:

Intern Responsibilities
The Graduate Interns work with IIE/Latin America outreach & scholarships or Assessment division to assist in:
• Responding to inquiries about IIE/Latin America scholarship program opportunities.
• Managing contact databases and statistical information about grantee cohorts.
• Assistance in promotional activities.
• Communication with university representatives and students.
• Assistance in selection processes and organizing orientation programs for grantees.
• Program development initiatives including research and proposal writing.
• Managing IIE’s website and social media platforms.
• Completing office tasks and working on other programs as needed


24, 25 y 26 de febrero de 2015
Centro de Investigaciones sobre América Latina y el Caribe (CIALC), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México
Coloquio funcionará bajo la modalidad de conferencias magistrales y ponencias individuales que serán propuestas al Comité Organizador en base a las temáticas señaladas en la presente convocatoria. También se aceptarán propuestas de simposios y mesas redondas realizadas por grupos de investigadores a la Comisión Organizadora. Pueden participar académicos, investigadores e intelectuales de América Latina y el Caribe, así como otras regiones del mundo. Del mismo modo, también podrán participar estudiantes de postgrado (maestría y doctorado) que actualmente desarrollen proyectos sobre el tema. Las propuestas de ponencias individuales, simposios y mesas –con un máximo 750 palabras- se recibirán hasta el 1 de diciembre de 2014, e incluirán: 1) título, 2) resumen, 3) eje temático en el que se inscribe, 4) nombre, grado académico y afiliación institucional del/la autor/a, 5) correo electrónico de contacto, y 6) breve resumen curricular del/la autor/a. Las propuestas deben enviarse al Comité Organizador para su evaluación, a la dirección de correo electrónico: y deberán versar sobre alguno de los siguientes ejes temáticos:
  1. Medios de comunicación y procesos políticos.
  2. Monopolios y comunicación.
  3. Cultura y comunicación.
  4. Educación y comunicación.
  5. Comunicación alternativa.
  6. Comunicación pública de la ciencia.
  7. Identidad, etnia y comunicación.
  8. Comunicación, crisis y conflicto.
  9. Género y comunicación.
  10. Religiosidad y comunicación.
  11. Tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones.
  12. Comunicación e imagen.
Proposal deadline: 1 de diciembre de 2014
Additional information:

March 11-13. 2014
Tulane and Loyola Universities in New Orleans, La.

Conference focuses on Central American Literatures and Cultures
Proposal deadline:  Nov. 31st, 2014
Additional information:
Keynote speakers are: Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Jacinta Escudos, and Nadia Reiman

April 27, 2015
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

In summer 2013, protests against a twenty-cent bus fare increase in São Paulo, Brazil brought thousands of people to the streets. Exploding into a wide range of demands that transcended transit fares, the uprisings combined demonstrations, media-activism, participatory works of art, and spontaneous convivial encounters that emphasized bodily presence in urban space. This engagement with the city as a tool and stage for protest persists not only in Brazil, but also throughout major Latin American cities, from student actions in Chile to escraches in Argentina.

This day-long conference focuses on the potencia of the body and everyday social interactions in the production of Latin American and U.S. Latino urban environments. We ask: What are the possibilities and limitations of creative urban interventions that emphasize the social/the body? Can an emphasis on “lived space” provide an alternative to both the nostalgic retrieval of modernist utopias and overdetermined narratives about the failure of modernism? While we focus on present- day claims to urban space, we also wish to consider the legacies of conflictive spatial politics in the region, from the rise of military dictatorships to the subsequent tensions during so-called processes of democratic transition and aggressive neoliberalism.

Bringing together perspectives from diverse fields such as art and architectural history, urbanism, sociology, and geography, we invite papers by scholars, activists, artists, and advanced graduate students that engage critically in a discussion on the production of lived and/or social space in Latin American cities, from the 1960s to the present.
Proposal deadline: December 5, 2014
Contact information:
Additional information:
Potential paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • The performativity of the street
  • Mobility, difference, and the right to the city
  • Interventions into high modernist spaces
  • The representation and aestheticization of urban protest and poverty
  • Reflections on the transdisciplinary nature of activist interventions
  • Reevaluations of the neo-vanguardias, in light of contemporary practice
  • Feminizing and queering urban spaces
  • Liminality, urban border zones, and migrations
  • Interconnected ontologies of body and city
  • Grassroots cultural production in the neoliberal city
  • Comparative approaches to urban space in the Global South
Interested parties are invited to submit a paper abstract of no more than 400 words along with a brief biographical statement to by Friday, December 5, 2014

Convened by Liz Donato, Mya Dosch, and Luisa Valle. Sponsored, in part, by the Rewald Fund of the PhD Program in Art History, The Center for the Humanities, and the Committee for Globalization and Social Change, The Graduate Center, CUNY

March 26-27, 2014
Eugene Lang College, The New School For Liberal Arts
You are invited to present a paper dedicated to one of the following subthemes (other subthemes related to the main theme of the conference will be accepted)
  • Western travelers in Japan
  • Japanese travelers in the West
  • Image of Japan in Hispanic literature and culture
  • Image of the Hispanic world in Japanese literature and culture
  • Japonisme
  • Orientalism and self
  • orientalization in Japanese and Nippon-Latin American cultural production
  • Hispanic Orientalism in literature and film
  • Trans-Pacific Studies
  • Travel narratives
  • Exoticization and idealization of the Oriental “Other”
  • Orientalism and Occidentalism
  • Asian and Arab literature and culture in the Hispanic world
  • Cooleism
  • Asian and Arab testimonials, memoirs, and autobiographies
  • Representation of Asian and Arab women in the Hispanic world
  • Asian and Arab Diasporas
  • Filipino literature in Spanish
  • Chinatowns in the Americas
  • Asian and Arab religiosity and "witchcraft" in the Americas
  • Transculturation and hybridity
  • Transnationalism and globalization
  • Racialization of Jews in the Hispanic world
  • Orientalism and the Asian and Arab presence in the Lusophone world
Proposal deadline:
Please send your abstract via email before December 31, 2014, along with a brief bio-bibliography (maximum of 10 lines) to any of the following emails:
Contact information:
Dr. Ignacio López-Calvo

Dr. Juan E. de Castro
Eugene Lang College, The New School For Liberal Arts
Additional information:
Languages: Papers can be presented in in Spanish or English.

  • USA/Asia: $100  Graduate students - USA/Asia: $75
  • Europe: 80 euros Graduate students - Europa: 60 euros
  • Latin America and Africa: $60
Please send a check signed to University of California Regents. The address is the following:
Dr. Ignacio López-Calvo
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA. 95343

8-9th April, 2015
University of Cambridg
Branding is the deliberate projection of a consciously-constructed image or identity, the marketing of the self to the other, the selling of specificity. The emergence of nation branding as a concept in the mid-1990s (Simon Anholt, 1996) corresponds with an attempt to reassert control over the perception and production of the nation, carving out a niche in which a supposed specificity will protect the nation from being subsumed by the amorphous forces of globalization, as well as allowing it to compete in the international neoliberal marketplace. Competitive nation branding can thus be seen as both a part of and response to the processes of globalisation variously theorised by Arjun Appadurai, Néstor García Canclini and Walter Mignolo, amongst others.

Today, nation branding surrounds us in the form of tourism brochures, national logos and festivals promoting particular nations’ images and, perhaps more importantly, goods. But in Latin America, the specificities of creation and promotion can hardly be dated so recently nor confined so narrowly to the tourism sector. Whether it be the ‘boom’ of Latin American fiction in the 1960s, the image of the ‘latino lover’ still propagated by various film industries or the reputation for drug-trafficking and violence attributed to numerous Latin American nations in turn, the political, economic and cultural history of Latin America calls for a broader understanding of branding. These examples prompt us to ask: Who is branding whom, how is this branding achieved, and why?

Branding is also a painful act of marking, a declaration of possession and an enduring assignation of value. Bringing to mind both the tactics of globalised capitalism and the literal stamping of slaves by their owners, the concept of branding unwittingly carries within itself the trace of violence and pain by which it is arguably inevitably accompanied. This conference thus also aims to consider: What scar tissue is formed? What might be the unintended effects of and unexpected responses to branding?

The branding of a nation involves an ongoing struggle over economic, political, cultural and affective capital between multiple parties, from both inside and outside the nation. Examples of such struggles in literature include the Mexican Crack Generation, which points us towards movements of reaction and resistance to branding and complicates the one-way model of the culture industry traditionally depicted by theorists such as Adorno and Horkheimer. Meanwhile, the Buena Vista Social Club phenomenon draws our attention to the workings of branding in the creation and consumption of 'World Music', showing how branding can result from international economic and cultural exchanges which may be collaborations, but also imaginings and impositions.

Scholarly work on the topic of branding has typically focussed on issues relating to marketing and PR. This conference seeks instead to adopt an interdisciplinary approach in order to interrogate the aims, functioning, effects of and resistance to branding in Latin America. We welcome contributions from postgraduate researchers and scholars working in or across various disciplines and academic fields, including but not restricted to: Politics, International Relations/Development, Economics, Sociology, Tourism, Geography, Literature and Languages, Music, Visual Arts, Film, Photography, and Cultural Studies.
Proposal deadline: 1st December 2014
Additional information:  Abstracts and presentations can be written and delivered in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Each paper will be limited to 20 minutes.

Convenors: Dunja Fehimovic (University of Cambridge), Rebecca Ogden, Par Kumaraswami (University of Reading)


  •     UNC Chapel Hill, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures- Assistant Professor of Portuguese & Spanish
 The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Portuguese and Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor. The field of specialization is 20th- and 21st-century Brazilian Studies, with equal emphasis of specialization in Spanish American Studies. The candidate will teach one course in Portuguese and one course in Spanish each semester, depending on program needs.
 The Department seeks candidates who will contribute to our strong interdisciplinary programs, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in literary and cultural studies, film studies, and/or theory. Evidence of outstanding scholarship and teaching excellence are required. The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in Portuguese and Spanish and must hold a PhD in a relevant field at the time of employment. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. The position begins July 1, 2015 and carries a 2-2 teaching load with significant expectations for research, as well as departmental service.  Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

 Applicants must apply online at < by 11:59 p.m. on December 20th, 2014 and submit a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample demonstrating his or her research. Review of applications will begin immediately.

At the time of application candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references (three are required). References must be at level of tenure-track assistant professor or higher. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. These letters must be received by December 25th, 2014. Alternatively, applicants may list Interfolio as a reference and the application system will solicit recommendations directly from Interfolio. For instructions please see:
 Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Samuel Amago, Search Committee Chair, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, CB #3170, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-3170,
  •        Assistant Professor Political Sociology-FLACSO Ecuador
Deadline: December 2, 2014
Minimum Requirements:
  • Ph.D. in Sociology or Social Sciences.
  • At least 3 years in Research and Teaching experience in Political Sociology area, with emphasis in a) political processes, race and ethnicity; and/or b) Sociology of State and/or Citizenship.
  • At least 75 % of the score of the evaluation of performance in the last two academic years.
  • At least 3 indexed or refereed publications.
  • Have completed 180 hours of training and professional development, of which 90 have been in Learning methodologies and research, and other topics related to teaching and research.
  • At least one year in one or more research projects.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish, and proficiency in at least one other language.
  • Send a letter of proposals.
Documents Required:
  • Copy of the Ph.D. degree
  • CV in the format attached
  • Letter of proposals
  • All other documents that validate the requirements and CV
Contact Information:
Additional Information:
  •    Assistant Professor -Departments of Social and Cultural Analysis & Spanish and Portuguese, New York University, Arts and Science

The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese seek an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Latino Studies whose work actively engages Latin American Studies. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2015, pending administrative and budgetary approval. We seek a wide-ranging scholar who brings a transnational or hemispheric perspective to the study of history, literature, or other cultural production, and who will enhance and complement programmatic strengths in both departments. Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 21, 2014.
Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese required. In addition to undergraduate teaching, the candidate hired will teach and advise graduate students.
Contact Information:
To apply, see the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis website Instructions can be found under the homepage link “Employment Opportunities”.
  •        Assistant or Associate Professor in the Social Sciences-University of Florida

Latino Studies: The Center for Latin American Studies and the College for Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in the social sciences with a teaching and research focus on Latino/a Studies to begin in August 2015. Substantive interests may include, but need not be restricted to: immigration; socio-economic issues affecting Latino/a communities; Latino politics; comparative approaches to different Latino groups; the ways that Latinos/as in the US are linked to their countries and communities of origin; and the role of Latino/as in US society. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty and students in various departments and disciplines. The successful candidate will contribute to a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses and to a new interdisciplinary program initiative in Latino/a Studies.
The appointment will be made jointly between the Center for Latin American Studies and the appropriate disciplinary department within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The Center offers a Masters of Arts in Latin American Studies (MALAS), graduate and undergraduate certificates, an undergraduate minor, a joint law degree, and an interdisciplinary specialization in Latino Studies. The Center is linked to departments with strong PhD programs including those where the faculty member for this position will be tenure-track. More information about the Center can be found at: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) is UF’s largest college and encompasses the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, which includes the Departments of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology and Criminology & Law ( All three of these departments have MA and PhD training programs with faculty who employ diverse theoretical perspectives and methodologies. Social science faculty in CLAS frequently work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries and are active in research and practice in many countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Deadline: For full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by December 15, 2014, when the search committee will begin reviewing applications and continue until the position is filled.
Minimum Requirements: Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand or near completion at the time of hiring.
Documents Required:
Applications must include the following: (1) a letter of interest (indicating research and teaching interests); (2) current vitae; (3) three current letters of reference. Applicant will provide names/emails of references and the application system will send automated emails to references requesting that they upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. For full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by December 15, 2014, when the search committee will begin reviewing applications and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information:
Applications must be submitted on-line

  •      Outreach Coordinator- Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University
The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks an Outreach Coordinator to 1) organize educational workshops and programs for K-12 teachers in Tennessee and throughout the region; 2) develop curricular materials related to Latin America; 3) maintain partnerships with local organizations and minority-serving institutions in the region; and 4) coordinate social media and publicity. 
We are looking for an energetic candidate with strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to build relationships and work with multiple constituencies, and the ability to manage multiple projects at once.  The successful applicant will join a dynamic and growing academic center that is designated by the Department of Education as a Title VI National Resource Center.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
  • Developing, coordinating and coordinating curriculum development for educational outreach programs which promote understanding of Latin America to the educational community (K-12, 4-year and community colleges, and Minority Serving Institutions). 
  • Designing and providing outreach programs to the general public, media and business community interests, and local community organizations.  Ideal candidates will have curriculum development experience. 
  • Maintaining relationships with on and off campus organizations (museums, schools, businesses) who work on Latin America.
  • Representing CLAS at various regional and national conferences, such as LASA, AATSP, TFLTA.
  • Facilitating collection of data for grant reporting of outreach evaluation. 
  • Working with local and regional organizations, institutions, and partner universities (requires some travel).
  • Coordinating on and off-campus media relations.
  • Editing newsletter, website and social media.
  • Managing graduate student workers.
Basic Qualifications
  • Job requires Bachelor's and 1 year of experience or the equivalent.
  • Preferred Education, Skills, and Experiences:
  • Background in education and/or Latin America
  • Experience working with websites
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills
  • Willingness to collaborate with community partners on initiatives
  • Conversational and reading proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese highly preferred
  •      Program Coordinator- Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University
The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) has Program Coordinator position vacant to start immediately. The program coordinator will provide support for the Center’s academic program and coordinate the Center's events and communications. The position emphasizes student and faculty services, event coordination, public relations, and website content editing/updating. The position reports to the Associate Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, while maintaining close contact with the Director and other staff members. 
  •        Assistant Professor of Latin American History- Goucher College
Goucher College’s department of history invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor starting August 2015. We’re looking for faculty who can teach dynamic introductory and upper-division courses in Latin American history. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in women, gender, and/or sexuality. Teaching is at the heart of our mission, and we’re committed to building student-mentoring relationships, as well as helping students develop resilience and encouraging them to reflect on their individual learning styles as the basic building blocks for a lifetime of success. We seek candidates with a commitment to ongoing scholarly research and service to the department, the college, and the liberal arts. We also incorporate an international perspective into each discipline. Application materials should reflect a clear plan to achieve these goals. The position requires the completion of a Ph.D. before the time of appointment.
Goucher is a small college with a big view of the world. Located 20 minutes north of the heart of Baltimore, MD, we’re reimagining liberal arts education and preparing our students for the jobs of the future. We encourage innovation both inside and outside the classroom, and we welcome big, bold ideas. One-third of our students come from a multicultural background. We’re committed to increasing the diversity of our community and encourage applicants who will support that mission.

Deadline: Applications must be received by December 4, 2014. The review of applications will begin on December 5, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Minimum Requirements: The position requires the completion of a Ph.D. before the time of appointment.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in women, gender, and/or sexuality
Documents Required:
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and interests
Contact Information:
Interested applicants must apply online at

Additional Information:
Three letters of recommendation and official transcripts should be forwarded separately to: Provost’s Office, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD, 21204-2794. (Alternatively, PDF versions of the recommendations and transcripts can be emailed to the Provost’s Administrative Assistant, Gigi Greenfield, at



M.E.Ch.A de UIUC will be holding a silent demonstration on the main quad Thursday November 20th from 12-1PM in honor of our hermanos and hermanas that were kidnapped and killed in Mexico.

We will be wearing black and taping our mouths. The tape on our mouths stands for the silenced voices of the people of the Iguala community. The purpose of the event is not only to show our solidarity to those who have died but to spread awareness on the violence happening in Mexico.

There will also be a vigil at La Casa from 6-7PM in honor of the 43 students.



Angelina Cotler, Ph.
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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