Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1 - 7, 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.

In five centuries since the arrival of Portuguese colonizers, Brazil has emerged as one of the largest, most economically significant and socially diverse countries in the world.  This course conducts an in-depth reading of culture, society, politics and economic development.  We will survey the historical trends in Brazilian society, such as its role as a center of the slave trade in the Americas.  Brazil’s experience as an independent nation during the nineteenth century (it became the only monarchy in the Americas) offers a provocative point of comparison to the history of republican nationhood elsewhere in the continent.  We will also examine the challenges associated with late industrialization and state-sponsored development.  Brazilian society is a mirror of our own in unexpected and remarkable ways.  The questions of identity framed in this course -- race, class and gender -- form the map of exclusion and integration of societies throughout the Americas, including the United States.  By studying Brazil in its historical specificity we explore questions of identity, modernity and society which are widely relevant.

Would you like to learn how to connect reading instruction to reading assessment? Are you searching for hands-on experience where you administer reading assessments to students and create and enact an individualized instructional plan catered specifically for your student? Are you interested in learning the best practices for phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension instruction? Would you like to consistently engage in discussions that demonstrate how instruction can be modified to cater to English learners? If your answer to any of the previous questions is “yes,” then Assessment-Based Reading Instruction is meant for you.

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  26
  •  March 5, 12
  •  April 16, 23, 30

Award-winning, Portuguese-American writers will travel to the University of Illinois
where they will deliver workshops and public readings,
featuring work about Portuguese-American culture.
Writers: Carlo Matos, Amy Sayre Baptsta, Millicent Borges Accardi and Paul A Neves.


10-3:00 classroom visits, lunch with MFA students
4:30 Carr Reading Series at University Bookstore

Literatures and Languages Library
3:00 reading


TERESA FUENTES PERIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Drawing on cultural and social/historical sources, this talk focuses on the presentation of odors (especially bad smells), slime, and surfeit/excess, and their manifestations in the moral domain, in the novel Cañas y barro (1902), by the Valencian author Vicente Blasco Ibáñez. The action in Cañas y barro takes place in El Palmar, an island-village situated on the edge of the swamp-like region of the Albufera, a lagoon just to the south of the port-city of Valencia. Positioning the novel within the movement of literary naturalism, critical studies have tended to emphasize the influence of the harsh environment of the Albufera on its inhabitants as well as people’s defenseless against their animalistic instincts. While acknowledging this perspective, my work entails an anthropological and psychological approach, foregrounding histories of the emotions (notably “disgust”) and the senses (particularly smell and touch). I am eager to explore the association of physical and moral pollution in the novel, for example the various meanings and moral values that have been attributed to olfactory and tactile perceptions as well as to surfeit."

For the full calendar and updates you can check:

The Lectures and Arrangements Committee (Ericka Beckman, Glen Goodman, Javier Irigoyen-García, Jill Jegerski, Eduardo Ledesma, and Megan Gargiulo)





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

Are you interested in exploring a research project in Latin America during the summer  of 2015?
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers summer fellowships for graduate students (from any nationality) in any discipline who haven’t pass their prelims or qualifying exams yet
Information Meeting: Friday January 30 at 12pm in Room 200 International Studies Building
Information and requirements about the fellowship:

Deadline: MONDAY February 23, 2015
Any questions contact Angelina Cotler, Associate Director.

The Lemann Institute of Brazilian Studies offers fellowships to UIUC graduate students doing research about Brazil. For the academic year 2015-2016, 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

Information and requirements: 
Any questions contact Elis Artz

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 who is enrolled in a Ph.D. program and is already ABD or has pass their prelims or qualifying exams , 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 (
    • Write in the subject Line: Love & Kilby Fellowships  
    • Deadline:  MONDAY, MARCH 9TH, 2015 

Deadline: Friday, December 5, 2014.
IPRH strongly advises that any faculty and graduate students who plan to apply for the 2015–16 IPRH Fellowships but have not yet entered their personal and referee information in the online application system should please enter that information right away. The application system requires this information to generate a letter request to the recommenders specified. Once this information is entered (and one clicks "continue" at the close of the reference-letter section), the designated referees should receive an email requesting their letters and providing a unique link at which they may be uploaded. Reference letters must be submitted via these unique links. Please be aware that these links expire with the fellowship application deadline; therefore, entering letter requests at the eleventh hour can result in an incomplete application at the time of the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
The theme for the 201516 IPRH Fellowship year is “Intersections.” For more on this theme, see the IPRH website.  For fellowship terms and eligibility see the guidelines on the IPRH website (faculty / graduate students). 
Applications must be submitted through an online application portal.  No paper or emailed applications or letters of recommendation will be accepted.
The submission are as follows:
Graduate Students:

All application materials, including letters of reference, must be submitted by midnight, Friday, December 5, 2014.  

IPRH strongly recommends, however, that submissions be made prior to 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline, as staff will not be available to assist with troubleshooting after close of business on December 5.
For more information about the IPRH Faculty and Graduate Student Fellowship program, please visit IPRH on the web at Questions about the fellowships may be directed to Nancy Castro at
IPS Research Travel Grants will again be offered by the office of International Programs & Studies (IPS) to be used in the summer of 2015 or parts of the 2015-2016 academic year. Research Travel Grants range from $1,000 to $4,000 per award; Conference Grants may be up to $12,000. The original source of these funds is an endowment initiated by a grant from the Hewlett Foundation that was matched by university funds and private donations. A committee convened by IPS will review the proposals.

Proposals should be submitted through the online forms found through the links by December 19, 2014.

For more information on these grant opportunities and application materials and guidelines, please visit the website:

Research travel grants:
Conference grants: 


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




A Bolivian Debate

March 26-27, 2015
University of Pittsburgh

I Symposium of Bolivianists
Organized by the LASA-Bolivia Section

The LASA-Bolivia Section invites its members and the scholarly community to submit papers that address, from different perspectives and disciplines, the vibrant debate of "decolonization" in Bolivia.

With the Participation of
Xavier Albó, Universidad-PIEB
Waskar Ari, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Pamela Calla, New York University
Pablo Mamani, Universidad Pública de El Alto (UPEA) Juli
eta Paredes, Comunidad Mujeres Creando Comunidad
Sinclair Thomson, New York University
Esteban Ticona, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA)

Proposal deadline: December 15, 2014. Hotel and travel information will be sent shortly.
Contact information: Send proposals to the Section’s electronic address ( including name, paper title, and a brief description of its content.
Additional information: Sponsors: Center for Latin American Studies, Humanities Center, The Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, UCIS, Dept. of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Bolivian Studies Journal

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


  •       Visiting Assistant Professor - Contemporary Latin American and/or Transatlantic and Peninsular Literature - University of California Santa Cruz

The Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2015-16 academic year, with the possibility of a one-year renewal. We are seeking a scholar working in 20th and 21st century Latin American literature and cultural production and/or Transatlantic and Peninsular Studies with interdisciplinary interests that may include media studies (old and new), popular culture, indigeneity, Spanish-based creative writing, poetry and poetics, gender and critical race and ethnic studies. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue research, to have clearly demonstrated university teaching skills at the undergraduate level, and to be able to teach large lecture courses as well as smaller classes in Spanish and English on topics related to Latin American and/or Transatlantic and Peninsular literatures. The applicant must be able to work with students and faculty from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their writing, research, teaching, and/or service. This position carries a four-course workload over three quarters with an expectation that the selected candidate will pursue an active program of research and writing and will perform significant departmental service.

RANK: Visiting Assistant Professor I – III

SALARY: $57,600 – $64,400, commensurate with qualifications and experience

Deadline: Open Until Filled

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: All candidates must have Ph.D. in hand, or equivalent foreign degree in a related field of study, demonstrated research, teaching experience at the university level, and the ability to teach in both Spanish and English.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2015 with academic year commencing Fall 2015. Appointments are contingent upon availability of funding.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: One year appointment, with possibility of extension through June 2017. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment, a review to assess performance will be conducted.

Documents Required:
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and should include: an informative letter of application in English (clearly outlining your educational background, teaching experience, and publication record), curriculum vitae, two syllabi/description of proposed literature courses (one in Spanish and one in translation), a writing sample in either English or Spanish of no more than 25 double-spaced pages, and three letters of recommendation* (dated 2012 or later). Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their teaching philosophy and their contributions to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service. Submit all documents/materials as PDF files.

Apply at
Refer to Position #JPF00222-15T in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2015. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this time. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2015.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064;
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  •   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 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

  •       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.




Saturday, 13 December, 1:00-5:00 P.M.
Sunday, 14 December 1:00-4:00 P.M.
507 E. Harding Drive, Urbana, Illinois
·         CERAMICS AND WOOD CARVINGS from Amazonian Ecuador
·         PAINTINGS AND WEAVINGS from Andean Ecuador
·         TAGUA (IVORY NUT) CARVINGS from Panama
·         INDIGENOUS BEAD WORK  (necklaces, bracelets, headbands, earrings, keychain attachments) from Amazonian Ecuador
At the request of indigenous people in Canelos Quichua territory, Amazonian Ecuador, Sibby and Norman Whitten established this foundation in Urbana, Illinois, in 1975 and gained IRS not-for-profit status as a publicly supported institution in 1976. Every year we hold a sale in the Whittens’ home (507 E. Harding Drive, Urbana) and all proceeds are used for a medical-care delivery program for participants in the program in Amazonian Ecuador. We offer very high quality indigenous arts together with handicrafts and other objects of interest.
You are cordially invited to join us this December 13 and/or 14. Here is the advertisement that is circulated in hard copy to people who have visited our sale before, or who have asked to be on our mailing list. If you would like to be on the mailing list please send a note to


  • Friday December 5
  • 6 - 8 PM
  • University YMCA

Come to celebrate a traditional celebration with the community and food, gifts, music and much more!

This program is organized by La Casa Cultural Latina, and Co-Sponsored by CLACS.


The Storyteller's Candle/ La velita de los cuentos

  • SAT December 13

  • 2:30-3:30  pm

  • The Urbana Free Library





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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