Monday, January 26, 2015

January 26 - Feb 1, 2015

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

    • HIST 205: Latin American History Through  Its Own Texts

    • 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.
    • HISTORY 405 - BRAZIL
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.



Prof. Tamara Walker, University of Pennsylvania
"Slavery's Complicated Intimacies: Gender, Dress, and the Body in Colonial Lima."
Monday, January 26, 3:30-5pm, 223 Gregory Hall

Prof. José Carlos de la Puente, Texas State University
Thursday, January 29, 3:30-5pm, 319 Gregory Hall


  • ANTH 399 / HIST 396 / SPAN 399
    Havana, Cuba

On-campus meetings: TBD
Program Dates Abroad: May 18 - June 12, 2015
Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

 This course introduces you to major issues in Cuban history and culture as you experience these through field site visits, lectures from local Cuban experts, and cultural immersion in the everyday context of Havana, particularly through the use of photography and film.

The course’s objectives are to 1. Introduce you to general aspects of Cuba’s history, political economy and current socio-cultural dynamics 2. Learn about classic and contemporary artistic and everyday manifestations of Cuban culture including food, dance, music, religion and film and 3. Teach you basic concepts and skills in ethnography, film and photography to creatively and critically represent their experience and perspectives of Cuban culture over the course of their stay.

This course appeals those with an interest in the following areas: Cuba, history and anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean, art history, music, critical race and ethnic studies, literature, film, filmmaking and photography, health, food studies and agriculture, political science and economics, among others.



 FLAS Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studie

FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Illinois National Resource Centers and are awarded competitively through an annual competition. Students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply. Only U.S. citizens or residents.

For more information, please see the FLAS website at:

Deadline: February 6th (Grad students should apply to their own departaments)

CLACS - FLAS fellowships may be used for the study of Quechua, or another Amerindian language, or Portuguese. Priority is given to the study of less commonly taught languages.
Under exceptional circumstances, advanced (or third-year) Spanish study may be allowed for graduate students.
Applicants are ineligible for support to study a language of which they are a native speaker.
Graduate students receive full tuition, mandatory fees, and a stipend of $15,000 during the academic year
Undergraduates receive $10,000 towards tuition and fees and a stipend of $5,000 during the academic year.

Summer awards cover full tuition for a summer language program as well as required Illinois fees and a $2,500 stipend.
Combined tuition and Illinois fees can’t exceed $5,000. In some cases, a travel award may also be made.

For more information contact Alejandra Seufferheld-
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: Tuesday February 24th, 2014

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 for departments to submit applications to the Graduate College: 5:00 p.m. February 23, 2015.
Funds will be available by March 23, 2015.
The Graduate College will provide awards, not to exceed $350, for students to travel to professional conferences. These Conference Travel Awards are intended to support students who will be presenting papers, posters, or creative work at the conferences they attend. Please note that the award amount from the Graduate College is based on the distance between the University of Illinois Urbana campus and the student's conference destination.
Conference Travel Awards are supported by the Student Initiated Fees. Students may not submit applications directly to the Graduate College. All applications must be submitted by departmental staff via the link provided.
Following are the requirements for consideration of an application:
    • The student must be registered and in good academic standing during the term the award is received.
    • A student is eligible to receive only one Conference Travel Award per academic year.
    • A student is eligible to receive only one Conference Travel Award per conference.
    • Non-degree students and students enrolled in online programs are not eligible for Conference Travel Awards.
    • For fall awards, the student travel may have occurred during the previous summer, or occur during this fall, the following spring or the next summer.
    • For spring awards, the student travel may occur that spring, the following summer or the next fall.
    • The Conference Travel Awards are supported by Students for Equal Access to Learning (SEAL) fees, which are part of the Student Initiated Fees. Students must have paid the Student Initiated Fees in the semester they apply in order to be eligible to receive an award. For more fee information, see Students who are not assessed the fees, for example because they are registered in Credit Range III or IV (less than 6 hours) may participate by paying the fee at a cashier's window in 100 Henry Administration Building.
Please note: Students may not submit via this link; they must submit directly to their department.

Deadline: February 16

Awards include $14,000 scholarship plus tuition and service fee waiver to support graduate students from any department with preference to students whose work will make practical contributions to improvement of women's lives and gender equity in the developing world. Smaller award also available. Details and application available at

The LAS Global Studies program requests proposals for one-credit undergraduate seminars that introduce a problem or challenge confronting societies today and engage students in initial research and discussion on pathways to address the issue. The seminars should promote interdisciplinary thinking and a perspective that has global scope. Recent seminar topics include:  International Humanitarian Intervention; Understanding Global Water Issues; Microfinance and War on Poverty; Environmental Justice; Ethics & Debate of Immigration Reform; and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation.

The seminars assist Global Studies majors in defining their Thematic core area within their major and lay the foundation for senior capstone projects. The seminars also attract students of other majors who are interested in the topic. The seminars can offer instructors, including advanced graduate students, an innovative teaching experience within their area of specialization.
Candidates with current appointment with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus in one of the following employment categories may submit proposals electronically to:
Tim Wedig, by Monday, February 2, 2015.

·                     Tenured and tenure-track Faculty,
·                     Specialized Faculty (PhD preferred),
·                     Emeritus Faculty,
·                     Academic Professionals (Master’s required, PhD preferred)
·                     Advanced graduate students in good standing in a UIUC graduate program. Preference given to graduate students who have not taught GLBL 296 before, although exceptions may be considered by the Faculty Advisory Committee.

Qualified candidates who do not fall into any of the above categories may submit an application through HireTouch by Monday, February 2, 2015.

Proposals for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 terms are currently being accepted. Proposed seminars may be offered for a full term or during either a first or second 8-week period within a term.

Stipends to develop and teach a GLBL 296: Global Studies Foundation Seminar are $3500 for faculty and $3000 for graduate students. Faculty/instructors may explore the possibility of earning credit towards on- load teaching.
More Information on GS Seminars
For a listing of previous GS Foundation seminars, see:  If you are interested in faculty feedback from recent 296 instructors, e-mail Tim Wedig,

For more information on the Global Studies major requirements, see:   Specific questions regarding these seminars and proposals may be directed to Tim Wedig, Associate Director of LAS Global Studies:

Proposal Format and Due Date
Please use the following proposal format to prepare your submission, including the proposal form, a draft syllabus, and a cv/resume by Monday, February 2, 2015.
Proposals are reviewed by the LAS Global Studies Faculty Advisory Committee on the basis of course content, global relevance and perspective, and estimated student interest

School of Natural Resources and Environment
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan announces two post-doctoral research opportunities, beginning August or September 2015 and focusing on land-cover, social, and livelihood impacts of (1) large-scale land transactions and (2) forest sector investments in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America through statistical analysis of remote sensing and social survey data. Our goal is to undertake systematic, quantitative analyses of the impacts of large-scale changes in land tenure and of forest sector investments on land-cover change and livelihoods, to investigate both the patterns of interactions among these outcomes and the causal effects of land tenure change and forest sector investments through a statistical matching-based approach. The positions are part of multi-year projects funded by NASA and DFID that focus on Ethiopia, Tanzania, Liberia, Ghana, and Brazil. These are full-time positions available with an initial appointment of one-year, renewable up to one additional year on the basis of satisfactory performance.
The successful candidates for these positions will have expertise and interests in one or more of the following areas: remote sensing and image processing, land-cover change analysis at multiple scales, robust statistical inference, statistical analysis of quantitative survey data, use of matching methods, and integration of remote sensing, census, and social survey datasets. A PhD in Geography, Environmental Science or Studies, Economics, another Social Science, Forestry or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Experience working internationally is strongly desired.
The University of Michigan, a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and one of the world's premiere research universities, offers rigorous academic programs, outstanding faculty, and diverse cultural and social opportunities in a stimulating intellectual environment. The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) is a diverse collection of natural scientists, social scientists, engineers, and designers working collectively in an integrative setting. SNRE’s mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth’s resources and the achievement of a sustainable society. The school contributes new scientific knowledge, visionary leadership, and trained professionals toward that end. A professional school set within a major research university, SNRE provides a model of interdisciplinary and applied research and a focal point of research and teaching on sustainability. The incumbent in this position would work jointly with faculty and staff in the Environmental Spatial Analysis Lab (ESALab) and the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) group.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include employee health and dental insurance.  Applicants should send 1) a copy of their CV, 2) a 1-2 page cover letter that a) explains their interest in the position, and b) outlines their relevant skills and experience, 3) a recent publication or dissertation chapter, and 4) names and contact details (email addresses and telephone numbers) for three references, to Joan Wolf (, the IFRI administrator at the University of Michigan. Please also contact Joan in case of further questions.  The application deadline is April 15, 2015.
Additional information about the award and application requirements can be found in the announcement below. 

Kasey Umland
Program Director
University YMCA

University YMCA Fred S. Bailey Fellowship  
for Community Leadership, Service, and Activism
Deadline: 2/15/15

The Fred S. Bailey Fellowship for Community Leadership, Service, and Activism supports University of Illinois Urbana campus graduate students who have shown a strong commitment to community organizing, activism, and/or service in one or more of the following areas: social justice, environment, international issues, and/or faith in action.
·         Demonstrated commitment and impact towards Social Justice, Environment, Faith in Action, and/or International issues
·         Demonstrated leadership and innovation in addressing issues of social justice, environment, faith in action, and/or international issues
·         Applicants in all academic disciplines are eligible. Applicants must be pursuing a doctorate or master's degree. Tuition and partial fee waiver not be available for students in cost recovery or self-supporting programs. 
·         Must be enrolled as a graduate or professional student at the University of Illinois Urbana campus as of August 24, 2015
Award Information
A $12,600 (9 month) stipend.  Tuition and fee waivers are included for all recipients except those in cost recovery or self-supporting programs.  Students in those programs are only eligible for the stipend.  

Kasey Umland, Program Director
Fred S. Bailey Scholarship Program
YMCA of the University of Illinois
1001 S. Wright St.
Champaign, IL
Tel: 217-337-1514
DEADLINE: FEB. 11, 2015  
Every year the RSM Program provides grants of up to  $25,000 to PhD candidates from developing countries  to conduct innovative, development-related, PhD research under the
supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad. Fellows must commit to return to their home country  when their fellowship ends to complete their PhD and to work.
Preference is given to lecturers and researchers who are employed in academic or research institutions in their home country and are currently enrolled in PhD programs.  

· Home country of the candidate is a World Bank member developing country. (The list of eligible countries can be consulted at )
· Not being a dual citizen of a developed country or a country that is not a World Bank member.
· Currently enrolled in a PhD program in a World Bank member country.
· Having completed all coursework and exam requirements for PhD at the time of application.
· Having a master's degree.
· Being 35 years or younger as of February 11, 2015.
· Meeting one of the following conditions:
o Being enrolled in a PhD program in home country, and not currently employed.
o Being enrolled in a PhD program in home country and employed in home country.
o Enrolled in a PhD program in a World Bank member country outside of home country and employed in home country.
· Not being an Executive Director(ED), ED's alternate, staff, or consultant of the World Bank Group (the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Development Association,
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes), and not having any relatives or in-laws who are employed by the World Bank Group in any capacity, including consulting.
· Not having previously been the recipient of the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship.
· Being accepted as a visiting scholar for a period of six to ten months by a university or research center in a World Bank member country other than home country.
· Research proposal endorsed by PhD thesis supervisor and host institution research advisor.
· Being able to begin the fellowship between July and December, 2015.
· Being able to complete the proposed fellowship research in 6 to 10 months.
· Committing to working in home country after completion of PhD.

Deadline for submitting online application:  February 11, 2015 .

Further instructions on preparing and submitting the Application are available at the  World Bank Scholarships Program website . The online application form is available on our website between January 7 - February 11, 2015 at  

Potential applicants may also contact us at  if answers to their questions are not available on the website.

The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program was established in 1982 to honor the former President of the World Bank, by contributions from the World Bank and the governments of
Bangladesh, China, India, Kuwait, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, and former Yugoslavia.




Friday March 6 - Saturday March 7, 2015
College Station, Texas
The history of international relationships has often been seen as being embroiled in a dynamic that brands and marginalizes bodies in a process of polarization between conversion and expulsion in which there is no alternative or means of othering that lies outside of this dichotomy. By way of a repetitive drive, the hegemonic power has always traumatically pushed away, whether symbolically or physically, those suspected of not following the imposed normativity towards the margins or the outside of a city, a culture, a society, or a language. In this regard, the trauma experienced by the 'excluded body' is even greater when the 'outsider' or the 'marginalized' is expelled or denied by the narrative of the 'official memory' and is forced to fight to rebuild her meaning and identity within horizons that are foreign to her. It is with this in mind that we invite submissions that think through this phenomenon in order to break through the dualism generated by these processes of expulsion and displacement, denial of memory and repression of the body.

We welcome submissions from across the spectrum of academic fields including, among others, anthropology, cultural studies, economics, geography, history, journalism, linguistics, literature and poetry, philosophy, political theory, psychology, sociology, and visual arts. Panels are encouraged.

Topics may include buy are not limited to:

Afro-Latin American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ studies, Cinema/Theater/Dance, Colonialism/Post-colonialism, Diaspora, Ecology, Education, Energy, Feminism, Gender/Queer Studies, Geopolitics, Globalization, Human Rights, Indigenism, International Law, Jurisprudence, Linguistics, Literature, Migration, Music, Narco-trafficking/War on drugs, Photography, Plastic Arts, Poetry, Political Economy, Race, Class, Ethnicity, Rights, Technology, Translation, Violence, War, Water Rights.

Proposal deadline: February 1, 2015
Contact information:
SUBMISSIONS: Participants may submit either a panel proposal or an individual paper. All materials may be in either Spanish or English. Panel proposal (3-5 panelists): proposals should include a tentative title of the panel, the organizer's name and institutional affiliation, an abstract of no more than 250 words, individual paper abstracts (see instructions for individual papers), and a CV for each panelist. Individual papers: abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should include a tentative paper title, the participant’s name, and university affiliation; please also attach a CV.

Please send your proposals to María Gil Poisa at or José Valero Martinez at by February 1, 2015. Potential conference participants will be notified of their acceptance by February 5nd, 2015. Audiovisual equipment will be available upon request. For more details about the conference, please visit the conference website at:

Additional information:
Keynote speakers: Dr. Richard Kagan (Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor Emeritus of History & Academy Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University); Giulio Nicola Soldani (co-founder of Comahue Permanent Assembly for Water and member of the Argentinian Parliament for Water)

Artistic exhibition: The conference will host an Argentine-Italian artistic exhibition entitled “Water, Art, Women, Life”, curated by the Italian art curator Francesca Pietracci, and organized by Giulio Nicola Soldani, the co-founder of Comahue Permanent Assembly for Water and member of the Argentinian Parliament for Water. The project of the exhibition arises in the context of the struggles carried out by these non-institutional and non-hierarchical organizations in Argentina for the defense of water from its contamination and the risk of its depletion as a natural resource, where the role of women has become increasingly important. The exhibition wants to be an active and participatory contribution in solidarity with these struggles, encouraging a dialogue between both Argentine and indigenous women fighting for the protection of water and Italian artists, or those of other nationalities that choose Italy as a country to live and work. Moreover, the exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Cristina Linkopan, a woman, mother, activist against the contamination of water, and member of the Mapuche indigenous community, who died in 2013 at the age of 30 from pulmonary complications due to environmental pollution.


October 15-17, 2015
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
This conference is organizes by ERIP, the LASA section on Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous Peoples in collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University and theLatin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies journal (LACES). ERIP is committed to the promotion of research, teaching, and the exchange of ideas about the distinctive cultures, racial identities and relations, as well as concerns of subaltern ethnic groups in the region, particularly indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants. The conference provides an opportunity for convening an international and broad interdisciplinary forum for scholars to explore related social, economic, political, historical, and cultural issues.

"Communities, Circulations, Intersections" evokes the scope of the 2015 ERIP conference. Panel and paper proposals related to this motif, as well as to all topics related to the section’s mission and areas of interest in Latin American and Caribbean studies, are welcome and encouraged.

Proposal deadline: June 15, 2015
Contact information:
G. Antonio Espinoza, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Latin American History
Department of History
Virginia Commonwealth University

Edward Abse, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
School of World Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University
Additional information: Conference website:

20 March, 2015
Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London

Central America does not figure prominently in many conference programmes, but there are many scholars from different humanities and social science disciplines working on the region. This one- day workshop aims to bring together scholars of Central America to showcase their work and network with others working on the region. It is hoped that it will provide an overview of the research being conducted on Central America and identify emerging themes. We therefore invite established scholars and PhD students from any humanities and social discipline to submit papers. These will then be organised around themes that will best promote dialogue. Potential topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Violence, Memory and Human Rights
  • New Perspectives on the Conflicts of the 1980s
  • Central America’s International Relations
  • Social Movements and Social Justice
  • Geography and the Environment
  • Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Central America
  • Indigenous Cultures, Languages and Histories
  • History and Archaeology
  • Film, Literature and Visual Culture
  • Democracy and Governance
  • The ‘Pink Tide’ in Central America
Please send an abstract of about 200 words and a brief bio to Hilary Francis at:
Deadline: 30 January 2015

  • THE 2015 CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR THE STUDY OF ANDEAN LANGUAGES (Languages (Red Europea para el Estudio de las Lenguas Andinas, REELA)
6-7 September, Leiden University
The fourth REELA conference will be held at Leiden University on September 6 and 7, 2015, immediately following the conference of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE). Contributions relevant to any aspect of Andean languages and linguistics are welcome.

In addition to the general call for papers, this year's REELA conference will include a special session on linguistic relations between the Andes and Amazonia. The call for this session (Linguistic Relations across the Andean-Amazonian Divide) can be found in the attached file.

Participants will have 20-30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Presentations in English, Spanish, or widely-spoken indigenous Andean languages are welcome. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Nicholas Emlen at by February 15, 2015. Depending on the response to the call for papers, we may limit the number of presentations through a review process.

There is no funding available for travel and accommodation expenses, but we hope that holding the event in conjunction with the SLE conference will help offset the costs for many participants. Practical information will follow.

For more information about REELA, please visit:


  • Lecturer in Latin American History- Smith College
The Department of History and the Program in Latin American and Latino/a Studies invite applications for a two-year, non-tenure track joint position as Lecturer in Latin American history. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment with a five-course annual teaching load, beginning fall 2015.

Period, region, and specialization open. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach semester-long colonial and national history surveys that form the basis of the Latin American Studies major, but will also have the opportunity to teach more specialized courses related to her/his research interests. Ph.D. or ABD status required.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life.

Submit application at with a letter of application, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, 2 syllabi (one for either the colonial or national survey), a writing sample of approximately 40 pages (an article, dissertation chapter, or book chapter), and 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015
Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. or ABD status required
Documents Required:
Letter of application, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, 2 syllabi (one for either the colonial or national survey), a writing sample of approximately 40 pages (an article, dissertation chapter, or book chapter), and 3 confidential letters of recommendation
Contact Information:
  • Postdoctoral Lecturer, Center for Latin American Studies. University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral position as a Lecturer in Latin American Studies to begin in Autumn 2015. The Latin American Studies Program includes an interdisciplinary M.A. Program in Latin American Studies serving students with research interests in social sciences and humanities, and a B.A. major in Latin American Studies that has a social sciences emphasis. Recent PhDs (within the past six years) in the humanities, social sciences, or area studies who deal with Latin American issues are encouraged to apply. Relevant disciplines include sociology, political science, anthropology, history, literature, and media studies. The successful candidate will teach an M.A. Proseminar (meets over two quarters), advise M.A. students, and will develop one graduate/undergraduate course and two undergraduate-only courses in their own specialty. This is a twelve-month appointment. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year dependent upon performance review. The Lecturer in Latin American Studies is responsible for:
  • In collaboration with Latin American Studies faculty, teaching the M.A. Proseminar, a graduate-level academic seminar designed to give incoming Latin American Studies M.A. students a critical understanding of the major theoretical approaches, principal research methods, and current trends in Latin American Studies and to help students develop the proposal for their master’s thesis.
  • Teaching one undergraduate/graduate course in the incumbent’s field of expertise.
  • Teaching two undergraduate-only courses in the incumbent's field of expertise.
  • General academic and career advising of M.A. students in Latin American Studies.
  • Directing individual B.A. Papers and M.A. theses, as needed.
Deadline: February 28, 2015
Minimum Requirements: All requirements toward the PhD degree must be completed by August 31, 2015. Teaching experience is required.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be able to give theoretical and methodological advice to master’s level students with a broad range of social science and humanities interests.
Documents Required: To apply for this position, please go to the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website and select requisition #02425. Applicants are required to upload the following materials – cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, dissertation abstract, reference contact information, and up to three writing samples/publications. Under separate cover, please have three letters of recommendation sent to the Center for Latin American Studies, 5848 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637.
Contact Information:
Additional Information: To receive full consideration, all application materials must be received by February 28, 2015.


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 Angelina Cotler, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
201 International Studies Building
910 S. Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Ph: (217) 333-8419
                                             Fax: (217): 244-7333