Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Feb 23- March 1, 2015

§  CALENDAR OF OUR LECTURE SERIES SPRING 15  http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/

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

Antonio Sotomayor, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian, will be holding office hours in CLACS every Thursday this semester from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in room 200, ISB.
If you have any questions about the research process, finding sources, literature review, exploring a potential research topic, starting a paper, or anything else involving research, the library, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, please stop by the International Studies Building room 200 on a Thursday, 3:00-4:00pm. If these hours do not work for you, just send me an e-mail and we’ll find another time to meet. 




101 International Studies Building

GUSTAVO ROSSI, University of São Paulo (USP)/Princeton University

The presentation focuses on the biography of Edison Carneiro (1912-1972), African-Brazilian intellectual, whose life and work were especially dedicated to the study of race relations, the religions of African origins, and the folkloric culture in Brazil. In particular, I
intend to address the inflections of Carneiro’s race-based experiences in his uses of race itself as an analytical category to understand black history and culture in Brazilian society. By dealing with his social and family backgrounds, on one hand, and his perceptions about blackness and racial identities in Salvador, capital city of State of Bahia, on the other hand, I try to highlight some of the political and theoretical dilemmas involved in working with race as a category of the practice and experience
of agents and groups.

Post-doctoral researcher at the University of São Paulo (Department of Sociology) and Visiting Scholar  at Princeton University (Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures). Master and doctorate degree
in Social Anthropology from the University of Campinas (Unicamp). Book: As cores da revolução: a literatura de Jorge Amado nos anos de 1930 (2009), [The colors of revolution: Jorge Amado’s literature in the 1930’s].


MONDAY, MARCH 2nd, 12pm
101 International Studies Building

VIRGINIA ZAVALA, Linguistics. Catholic University Lima, Peru and Tinker Visiting Professor at University of Wisconsin, Madison

This talk will be based on ethnographic research about a language policy favoring Quechua in the Apurímac region of the southern Peruvian Andes, which was developed in the context of the decentralization of the central government, which started in 2000. At the level of official policy documents, the region is being imagined as a community of Apurimenians unified by the local language, which creates an emotional identification with the region. In this talk, I will analyze the power relationships that are constructed between a community of practice of Quechua “experts” (or Quechua yachaq) and the rest of Quechua-speaking people from Apurímac. Although the declared wish of both is to build a regional “us”, Quechua experts interpret and negotiate the language policy from particular language and literacy ideologies and end up establishing identity divisions between “us” and “them” through tactics of intersubjectivity based on difference, authority and authenticity (Bucholtz 2003). This work follows earlier studies about language ideological battles in relation to Quechua and shows that, after several decades, the former top-down language policies coming from the capital city are now being reproduced within the Quechua-speaking social actors themselves, and the conflict has
diversified into new dilemmas.

 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 and requirements about the fellowship: http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/academics/fellowships/tinker.aspx

Deadline: MONDAY February 23, 2015

Any questions contact Angelina Cotler, Associate Director. cotler@illinois.edu

The Lemann Institute of Brazilian Studies offers fellowships to UIUC graduate students doing research about Brazil. For the academic year 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 elisartz@illinois.edu

Thanks to the generous support of Professors Joseph Love (History-Emeritus) and Werner Baer (Economics), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies announces the competition  for TWO fellowships to graduate students working in Latin America.
WHO CAN APPLY: Any graduate student 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 (cotler@illinois.edu)
  • Write in the subject Line: Love & Kilby Fellowships  
  • Deadline:  MONDAY, MARCH 9TH, 2015
Applications are now being accepted for one-year graduate fellowships in the interdisciplinary research group “Cultures of Law in Global Contexts” (CLGC). As part of an interdisciplinary initiative sponsored by the Graduate College’s INTERSECT initiative, CLGC cultivates an interdisciplinary environment in which graduate students study the relationships between culture and law in a global framework, with attention both to macro phenomena and local histories. The Fellowship will include a $20,000 stipend, plus a waiver of tuition, service fee, AFMA fee, and library fee, for the 2015-16 academic year.
The application deadline is February 23. 

For more information about eligibility, requirements, and how to apply, visit the CLGC website http://www.culturesoflaw.illinois.edu/


  •     The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE)

The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) is a nonpolitical, professional international association dedicated to the study of the Cuban economy in its broader political, social, and cultural context

The Jorge Pérez-López Student Award Competition

ASCE Student Award Committee is accepting nominations for the 2015 Jorge Pérez-López Student Award Competition.  A panel of scholars will judge all submissions on the basis of relevance, originality, quality, contribution, and clarity of presentation. Papers should not be co-authored with an instructor or teaching assistant.  At a minimum, all papers must outline a thesis statement, present evidence or data supporting it, not exceed 5,000 words double-spaced length, and follow one of the standard academic writing and citations styles.  The 5,000-word limit for the essay will be STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Self-nominations are welcomed.  All correspondence must be accompanied by a letter stating the name, university affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address of the nominee, as well as a brief statement describing the merits of the nomination.  A condition of submission is that the paper will be considered for publication in Cuba in Transition at the discretion of the committee if it wins any prizes and whether or not the author is able to present it at ASCE’s meetings.  However, authors are free to submit revised copies of their papers elsewhere.  All submissions are expected to conform to ethical and publication guidelines published by the professional association of the author/s field of study.

Graduate Awards
*      First prize $600 & up to $600 for domestic travel or $800 for overseas travel.
*      Second prize $150 & up to $600 travel.

Undergraduate Awards
*       First prize $400 & up to $600 domestic travel or $800 for overseas travel.
*       Second prize $100 & up to $400 travel.

All participants receive a one year complimentary ASCE membership and may attend the annual meeting in Miami including the luncheon for free.  First and second prize winners will also receive an additional two years of complimentary ASCE membership.

Deadline: May 20, 2015

Submission and Information
Send MS Word or PDF via email to:
Dr. Enrique S. Pumar,
Chair Student Award Committee
Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy 

  •        LAS 101 TEACHING ASSISTANTS      
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2015– 2016 Academic Year, .50 FTE, fall term .50 spring term.

We are searching for motivated, “people-oriented” graduate students to assist with LAS 101, College Success, a one-hour course for first-year students.  LAS 101, is designed to provide our first-year undergraduates with an enriching academic, cultural, and social experience and to help them develop the skills necessary to succeed in college. Additionally the LAS 101 Teaching Assistants will teach a one section of LAS 399, a course designed to train, mentor, and supervise the undergraduate LAS 101 Interns who facilitate the LAS 101 sections.  The LAS 101 TA will maintain the Moodle grade book, assign final course grades, assist in the search for LAS 101 Interns, and perform other duties, as needed.

Qualifications: Candidates must be graduate students (Doctoral Candidates in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the College of Education are strongly preferred) in good standing in a graduate program at the U of I; have an excellent command of written and spoken English; and have the ability to work on a team to help manage all aspects of LAS 101.

Please submit the following materials in hard-copy form or electronically:
- A letter of application that highlights your strengths as a candidate
-A current resume, including teaching, mentoring, coaching, tutoring and leadership experience
-Names and contact information (including e-mail) for three faculty member/work supervisors familiar with your
academic and/or teaching qualifications
-A one-page essay on the following topic: What is the most important thing a first-term student needs to learn to be successful at college and how would you teach others to teach that skill?

Please include your first and last name in the titles of all attached documents.

Submit all materials to:
Rody Negangard                                                    
College of LAS 101 TA Search
2002 Lincoln Hall MC-446, 702 S. Wright St. Urbana, IL 61801

Application Deadline: Monday March 9, 2015
IPRH has recognized outstanding humanities research in numerous ways since its inception. The IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities allow us to celebrate excellence in humanities scholarship, and we are pleased to solicit submissions and nominations for the 2014–15 academic year. These prizes recognize outstanding humanities research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with awards given at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty levels. The awards will be presented at a reception in early May of 2015. 
Eligibility: The awards are open to all full-time Urbana campus students and tenured and tenure-track faculty.
 Application deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.
 Submission procedures: All submissions must be accompanied by a completed nomination form, which can be downloaded from the IPRH website. The submissions must contain NO references to the applicant’s name or other identifying details. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified from consideration.
Please email the submission and the nomination form as two separate attached pdf documents to iprh@illinois.edu. Please note that scans of journals or book pages are not acceptable. Submissions should be in manuscript form, double-spaced, with all identifying details removed, and conform to the length limitations. For specific funding information and application guidelines for each application category, please consult the IPRH website.
Selection: The applications will be read by a selection committee comprised of members of the IPRH Advisory Committee, one or two invited members of the faculty, and the IPRH Director and Associate Director (both of whom serve on the committee in an ex officio capacity). Submissions will be judged in a blind review process; names and other identifying details must not be included in the essay itself. The essays will be evaluated on their scholarly merit, the intellectual rigor of the questions being posed, and the quality of the writing.
 For a list of past winners visit the IPRH website.  
Questions about these awards and the nomination procedures should be addressed to Nancy Castro at ncastro@illinois.edu.



July 8 to 10, 2015
University of Costa Rica, San José

The theme of the 34th CALACS Congress is Critical Pan-Americanisms: Solidarities, Resistances, Territories.

Pan-Americanism has a long and complicated history. As concepts, ideas, discourses, possibilities, and dreams, Pan-America and Pan-Americanism appear and vanish, are defined and re-defined, and are accepted and rejected by different actors in different historical moments...

Proposal deadline: February 27, 2015
Contact information: http://www.can-latam.org/congress/2015/critical-pan-americanisms-solidarities-resistances-territories
Additional information:
The 2015 Congress will be organized collaboratively between FLACSO, represented by the General Secretariat and its headquarters in Costa Rica, by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Costa Rica represented by Francisco Enríquez Solona, and by CALACS represented by Jessica Stites Mor

  •  The 13th International Congress of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) will take place between March 31 and April 2, 2016 at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. 
The Congress program will include academic panels, invited speakers, plenary sessions, and cultural activities.
Guidelines for proposals:
  1.    BRASA accepts two types of proposals:
a)    Individual papers, which in the case of acceptance, will be assigned by the program committee to a panel with similar topic.
b)    Complete panels, for which all participants are already included in the initial proposal. Besides the regular presenters, a panel may also include the following roles:
                                    i.    Chair (required) – Someone who leads the panel and who is responsible for communicating with  Congress organization. The chair may or may not present a paper in the panel.
                                  ii.    Moderator (optional) – Someone who will discuss the presentations by the end of the panel. The moderator should not be one of the presenters in the panel
Each panel will last for about 2 hours, and should include at least 30 minutes for discussion immediately following the presentations.
BRASA suggests panels to have four or five papers. Panels with fewer participants may have other individual papers added to it by the committee. Panels with 5 or more papers are suggested to be divided into multiple panels.
2.       All  proposals must be submitted through the portal https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=brasa2016.
The Program Committee will not consider proposals submitted in any other format.
Please check the step-by-step instructions for single paper and for panel submission. 
3.       Each participant may submit only one proposal and present only one paper in the Congress. However, a participant can also serve as chair or moderator in different panels. 
4.       Participants do not need to be BRASA members in order to submit a proposal; however, if their paper is accepted, they have to become a member and register for the event for attending the Congress.
To become a member of BRASA or to renew your membership, please visit www.regonline.com/BRASA15-16 
5.       The Program Committee will give preference to complete panel proposals with participants from different universities and that have an interdisciplinary focus. 
6.       The deadline for proposals is May 15, 2015
7.        In case of questions, please contact BRASA secretariat at brasa-illinois@illinois.edu.

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
Email: gaespinoza@vcu.edu

Edward Abse, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
School of World Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University
Email: emabse@vcu.edu
Additional information: Conference website: erip.vcu.edu

  •         Lecturer/Teaching Assistant Professor Position in Portuguese- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a Lecturer or Teaching Assistant Professor in Portuguese to contribute to: 1) curricular development and teaching of Portuguese, 2) the coordination of the Portuguese language program and supervision of graduate teaching assistants and instructors, and 3) general Portuguese program promotion, development, and support, acting as department liaison with other campus units, including the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies. The position is supported in part by the Lemann Institute of Brazilian Studies, whose programs advance research and teaching as well as visiting speakers and performances at the University of Illinois.  For more information, visit:  http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/lemann/.  Candidates will teach in their area of specialization in addition to teaching Portuguese language courses. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, 9-month position, renewable based on positive performance review. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Proposed start date is August 16, 2015.
 All applicants must meet the following required qualifications:
  • Ph.D. required by starting date of appointment in Brazilian and Portuguese Studies, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition or related fields.
  • Area of specialization open, but must have a primary focus on Brazilian topics.
  • Ability to develop and teach undergraduate courses in areas of greatest student demand and institutional interest.
  • Professional level proficiency in Portuguese and English.
  • Relevant teaching, curriculum, and supervisory experience.
  • Excellent organizational and management skills.
  • Working knowledge of instructional technologies.
 Applicants at the Teaching Assistant Professor level must demonstrate the ability to make instructional and curricular contributions to the college, campus and broader discipline either through scholarly publications, invited talks, or other related activities involving the discipline, pedagogy and student interactions.
Desired qualifications for all applicants include:
  • Technological skills to develop and maintain an online profile for the program.
  • Experience in US post-secondary educational setting.
 To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload all required application materials through this system: letter of interest, CV, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g. sample numerical ratings for teaching evaluations), and contact information for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically upon submission of the application.  Only electronic applications submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will be accepted.  To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by March 6, 2015 (reference letters must be received by March 13, 2015).
For further information please contact slcl-hr@illinois.edu.

  •         Latin American and Iberian Area Studies Librarian

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University (BYU), a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located in Provo, Utah, invites application for the position of Latin American and Iberian Area Studies Librarian, a continuing faculty status track (BYU equivalent of tenure) position in the Harold B. Lee Library.

The mission of this position is to 1) provide specialized reference, advanced research assistance, and library instruction in Latin American and Iberian Area Studies; 2) to work as the library liaison to faculty teaching and researching in the assigned areas; 3) develop and manage collections for the library in the areas of Latin American and Iberian area studies, as well as Spanish and Portuguese cultures, languages, and literature worldwide; and 4) to participate in scholarship, creative works, and other professional development activities.

The Library is seeking a dynamic individual who can perform well in a rapidly changing environment. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.

Review of applications will begin 3/16/2015
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with 3 or more years’ experience (preferably in an academic environment) OR a master’s or doctoral degree in a relevant discipline required
  • Fluency in Spanish and Portuguese languages
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants also possessing an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution will be given preference
Documents Required: C. V. and Cover Letter
Contact Information: For complete job announcement and to apply go to: https://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/5741

  • ·         Lecturer (tenure-track Assistant Professor) in Latin American Political Economy and/or Economic Development
University College London - Institute of the Americas
UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is pleased to announce that we are seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Lecturer in Latin American Political Economy and/or Economic Development from September 2015. UCL-IA is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada. The post is available as a full-time, open-ended contract. The postholder will be required to carry out research, teaching and administration within the Institute, especially in the area of the political economy of Latin American and/or Latin American economic development.

The salary is based on the grade 7/8 scale (depending on experience) which is £37,152 - £40,313 (grade 7)/ £41,430 - £48,873 (grade 8) per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

Deadline: Midnight (GMT) 5th March 2015

Minimum Requirements:
The preferred candidate will have experience of researching, teaching or other employment in Latin American political economy and/or economic development. The postholder will have the capacity to teach and give other forms of public presentation, including undergraduate courses, core research methods for Master's students, and specialist postgraduate taught modules, in addition to experience of supervising academic work by undergraduate students, and of conducting high quality research as reflected in the authorship of high quality publications or other research outputs.

Preferred Qualifications:
A PhD and either research and teaching knowledge in Latin American political economy and/or in Latin American economic development. A PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, or other teaching qualification would be desirable.

Documents Required: Curriculum Vitae and UCL application form both submitted online.

Contact Information:
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Prof Jonathan Bell at jonathan.bell@ucl.ac.uk. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Mrs Abi Espie at a.espie@ucl.ac.uk.

Additional Information:
To apply and view the full job description and requirements: http://tinyurl.com/oxhfrap
  •       Academic Coordinator, Trent-in-Ecuador

Trent University, Peterborough, Canada
The Department of International Development Studies at Trent University invites applications for a nine-month position as Academic Coordinator of the Trent-in-Ecuador (TIE) Program in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.
The Academic Coordinator works with a locally based Administrative Coordinator to deliver a comprehensive academic program for students from Trent and other Canadian universities. Teaching responsibilities include a third-year undergraduate-level course on “Andean Economy, Culture and Society”; teaching and supervising students in a double-credit course in “Community Development” (which involves a 10-week student work placements in the winter term). Other responsibilities include overseeing 3 other courses taught by local academics and advising students.

Term of appointment: August 10th 2015 to May 10 2016, with the possibility of renewal. Salary $CAD 38,890 plus allowances for approved travel and professional expenses.

The appointment is for a full-time permanent position as a professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Villarrica Campus and ICIIS. Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses is required (at least 3 courses per year). Salary is between US$34000 – US$36000 per annum (tax free in local currency). The appointment may begin as soon as July 2015.

Deadline: March 31, 2015 or until position is filled
Minimum Requirements: Social science expertise in Latin American studies, PhD ( near completion) or equivalent, and ability to work in English and Spanish.
Preferred Qualifications: Social science expertise in the Andean region and PhD (in hand).
Documents Required: C.V. and three letters of reference should be sent to danagee@trentu.ca
Contact Information:
For more information, please contact:
Winnie Lem
Professor and Director
Trent-in-Ecuador Program
Tel: 705-748-1011, Ext. 7785
Fax: 705-748-1624
Email: wlem@trentu.ca

Additional Information:
For details about Trent’s Department of International Development Studies and the Trent-in-Ecuador Program go to www.trentu.ca/ids.

  •        Visiting Professor, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University

Tulane University invites applications from mid-career scholars in Latin American Studies conducting interdisciplinary research in the Arts, Humanities, or Cultural Studies to spend one or two semesters as a Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. One or two scholars-in-residence will be selected for appointment for AY2015-2016. We seek scholars studying the politics of Latin American contemporary theatre, performance, or media and/or gender and sexuality studies. The Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence teaches one upper level seminar course (in English, Spanish, or Portuguese) per semester and pursues research while in residence on campus.
Associate Professor status and a distinguished record of publication.
Application Instructions:
Please submit a CV as well as a letter describing how residence at Tulane will aid in advancing your research. Also, please provide a title and brief description of a course (or courses) you would be interested in offering. Review of materials will begin on
March 15, 2015 but the position will remain open until filled.
To apply for this position, please visit Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/28472

  • 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 https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu 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: clas@uchicago.edu
Additional Information: To receive full consideration, all application materials must be received by February 28, 2015.




Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Language Building

 A Spanish film crew helmed by idealistic director Sebastian (Gael García Bernal) and his cynical producer Costa (Luis Tosar) come to Bolivia to make a revisionist epic about the conquest of Latin America - on the cheap. Carlos Aduviri is dynamic as “Daniel,” a local cast as a 16th century native in the film within a film. When the make-up and loin cloth come off, Daniel sails into action protesting his community’s deprivation of water at the hands of multi-national corporations
“...melding stinging irony with riveting, personal drama. Dark, incisive, and ultimately hopeful.”
—Daniel Persons, HUFFINGTON POST
When riots break out in Cochabamba, protesting excessive fees for water, production is interrupted and the convictions of the crew members are challenged. Sebastian and Costa are forced to make an unexpected emotional journey in opposite directions.
“…Tosar’s performance is at once subtle and shattering.”
With ample irony, EVEN THE RAIN (También la Lluvia) explores the effects of Spanish imperialism, still resonating some 500 years later in the continued struggle against oppression by indigenous people.
“A powerful, richly layered indictment of the plight of Latin America's dispossessed."
—Jonathan Holland, VARIETY
This fictional Fitzcarraldo-like quest to make a film against all odds, is set against the back drop of the real life “Water Wars,” fought against the privatization of Bolivia’s water supply in the year 2000 and is anchored in the philosophies of historian Howard Zinn, as well as the stories of 16th century priests, Fathers Bartolome de las Casas and Antonio Montesinos, the first radical voices of conscience against an Empire.





SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 at 7:30pm | Foellinger Great Hall
Great Hall Series | Creating a source of deep national pride, the State Symphony Orchestra of México and its director/founder Enrique Bátiz promote Mexican culture and identity throughout the country and abroad. Bátiz began his musical career as an international concert pianist before finding his calling as a conductor. In addition to leading the State Symphony Orchestra of México, he enjoys conducting engagements with major international orchestras and served as principal guest conductor of England’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. His recording catalogue includes over 145 discs, created with the Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia (London), Mexico City Philharmonic, State Symphony Orchestra of México, and more. Bátiz’s recording with the Royal Philharmonic of Stravinksy’s Petrushka earned Recording of the Year honors from London’s Sunday Times. The concert program represents the ensemble’s embrace of both Mexican and European composers. Joining the orchestra for Manuel M. Ponce’s epic Piano Concerto is rising Russian star Irina Chistiakova, who has garnered, among many other accolades, first prize in the Manuel M. Ponce International Piano Competition, which honors Mexico’s first internationally celebrated composer of classical music.

Granados: Three Spanish Dances
Ponce: Piano Concerto, “Romantic”
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73



Argentinian president hits out at judiciary over rally for Alberto Nisman  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/21/argentinian-president-hits-out-lawmakers-over-rally-for-alberto-nisman

US and Cuba return to the dialogue table next Friday in Washington  http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://infolatam.com/&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8

Santos and FARC praise US for appointing envoy to Colombia peace talks  http://colombiareports.co/santos-and-farc-praise-us-for-appointing-envoy-to-colombia-peace-talks/

The Japanese-Peruvians interned in the US during WW2  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31295270


 Angelina Cotler, Ph.D.
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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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