Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February 9-15, 2014

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

Antonio Sotomayor, Latin American 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. 




12pm , 404 DKH

Prof. ERIC MAGAR, ITAM, Mexico


The Comparative Politics Workshop (in collaboration with the International Relations Speaker Series) will resume its activities on February 9, a week from today. Professor Eric Magar, from ITAM in Mexico, who is visiting Washington University this year, will present his paper ""The President as (Near) Monopoly Agenda Setter: Urgency Messages in Chile.” As always, the CPW will meet in 404 DKH at noon. I hope to see you there then and in the other presentations.

You can find the complete schedule (and papers when they are circulated) here:

  • PAUL JOHNSON, President of Chicago Food Intl

101 International Studies Building


Paul Johnson is the President and Owner of Chicago Foods International, LLC. The company focuses on the purchase, distribution and marketing of food exports to Cuba. Over the past twenty years Paul has studied and lived in Cuba as a student of its culture, language, history, religion, and sport.
Paul  Johnson formed the Illinois Cuba Working Group (2013) whose mission is to improve trade relations between Illinois and Cuba. The group consists of every State agricultural organization representing farmers, producers, and manufacturers, the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois Chamber of Commerce and members of the Illinois General Assembly. In 2014, Johnson worked with Cargill to create the United States Agriculture Coalition for Cuba whose mission is to improve agricultural trade between the U.S. and Cuba. This coalition that consists of thirty national agricultural organizations and corporations that work closely with members of the Senate and House and the Executive branch to build lasting trade relations with Cuba.
This talk will focus on the role of the Illinois Cuba Working Group as an Agricultural Coalition in improving trade relations to end embargo and establishing mutual respect and synergies, which will benefit USA and Cuba by increasing the demand of US products and the ability of Cuban citizens to access affordable food and achieve greater prosperity. Johnson will discuss future directions in the areas of trade, food security, travel, and energy security. Finally, he will analyze where these countries stand today both politically and economically.

  • NICANOR DOMINGUEZ, History. Catholic University of Peru


101 International Studies Building

For more than a decade in the 1780s, Bishop Baltazar Jaime Martinez de Compañon administered the dioceses of Trujillo, comprising the entire northern third of the Viceroyalty of Peru. A "modern man" educated in the Spanish Catholic Enlightenment ideas, he was a progressive "regalist" ecclesiastic promoting both "social happiness" and imperial strength. After a three-year visit to his entire jurisdiction (1782-1785), which he prepared in advance sending questionnaires to all his parish priests, he started a unique and protracted processing of the data collected. By 1790, when he left Trujillo promoted as Archbishop of Bogota (now in Colombia), he had prepared a fascinating nine-volume set with 1400 images, watercolors of the peoples, nature, and antiquities of Northern Peru. The companion text for this illustrated collection was never finished, although a synthesis of information gathered during the bishop's visit was published later in the periodical "Mercurio Peruano" (1791-1795). An important element in the collection of images assembled by Martinez de Compañon were the maps and town plans of the provinces and settlements of the Bishopric of Trujillo, included with several statistical tables in the first volume of his "visual report" to King Charles III. What was the purpose of these maps? Who draw them? What was the relationship between the mapmakers and the watercolor painters? How do these maps of Trujillo relate with other known examples of late-eighteenth-century Spanish imperial cartography?

Nicanor José Domínguez Faura, a native of Lima, Peru, studied at the Peruvian Pontifical Catholic University, where he received a B.A. and a professional title (Licenciatura) in History, both in 1992. In 1995, he earned a Masters Degree in Latin-American History from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). His Ph.D. in History was obtained from this same institution in 2006, with a dissertation on colonial Peru. He has conducted primary research in libraries and archives in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Spain, and the U.S. His academic interests include Andean colonial history, historic cartography, historical geography, environmental history, and the study of early colonial texts and chronicles.  Since the Fall 2011, he has been affiliated with the Department of Humanities of the Peruvian Pontifical Catholic University in Lima, teaching History classes.


 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

Information and requirements:  http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/lemann/fellowships.aspx 
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



Tulane University, Academic Centers, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Visiting Professor, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

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 February 15, 2015 but the position will remain open until filled.
To apply for this position, please visit Interfolio at <http://apply.interfolio.com/28472>


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 www.registrar.illinois.edu/financial/tuition_details.html#fees. 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 http://ips.illinois.edu/wggp/academics/funding.html

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
Email: bailey@universityymca.org


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  http://go.worldbank.org/S2ADVPZVX0 )
· 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  http://www.worldbank.org/scholarships  

Potential applicants may also contact us at  rsm_fellowships@worldbank.org  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.




June 25-26
The University of Sheffield, Interdisciplinary Centre for the Social Sciences Description

This conference will explore the connections between the media and models of governance in the region, from both a comparative and an interdisciplinary perspective.

Proposal deadline: April 6
Contact information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/journalism/events/latin-america-2015

The conference will be organised in alternating plenary sessions and panels, each of which will include the presentation of three or four papers, followed by an open discussion. The initial programme includes four double panels.


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.
  •   2016 MLA, Austin Texas

Panel examines examples of cultural, literary, ethnic and other types of hybridity taken from Lusophone literary texts, films, music, visual production, and other forms of cultural expression.
300-word abstracts in English or Portuguese by March 10th, 2015 to Leila Lehnen (llehnen@unm.edu).
February 27-28, 2015
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Main Library and Lincoln Hall

The Scholarly Commons, University Library and the Institute of Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS) are pleased to announce the 2015 University of Illinois Digital Humanities Symposium on February 27-28, 2015.

Jennifer Guiliano, assistant professor of history at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will deliver the Keynote Address, “Challenging the Academy: the Future of the Humanities in a 21st Century Digital World.”

·         Graduate Student Brownbag Forum, “"Alt-Ac, Digital Humanities, and the Academy: Things You Need to Know to Get a Job that You Won't Learn in the Classroom": 12:00 p.m., 106 Library. (See details below.)
·         Pre-conference Workshops: 308 and 314 Main Library, 5:00-7:00 p.m.  These workshops will feature leading digital humanities practitioners from UIUC teaching on topics such as text analysis, GIS, and data visualization. 

FEBRUARY 28: Digital Humanities Symposium
The day-long Digital Humanities Symposium at Lincoln Hall will opened by Professor Guiliano’s keynote and followed by presentations by leading UIUC researchers on current digital humanities research and methodologies. 

Learn about digital humanities tools and research methods from UIUC faculty and experts, and join us in building a research community for digital humanities practitioners at Illinois.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Registration is FREE at:  https://eventbrite.com/event/15364430425/   

  • GRADUATE BROWNBAG FORUM: "Alt-Ac, Digital Humanities, and the Academy: Things You Need to Know to Get a Job that You Won't Learn in the Classroom."
Featured speaker:  Jennifer Guiliano, Assistant Professor of History, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

DATE: Friday, February 27, 2015
TIME: 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 106 Main Library

Sponsored by the Scholarly Commons, University Library and the Graduate College

All graduate students are invited to join us at noon on February 27 for a stimulating brownbag discussion with Dr. Jennifer Guiliano on the broadening career paths for humanities PhDs today.

Dr. Guiliano will lead a discussion that draws upon her experiences as an "alt-ac" professional, digital humanist, and now a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of History at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She'll be discussing the 10 things you need to know to get an Alt-Ac (or even a tenure-track job) that your department probably hasn't taught you in the classroom. Light refreshments will be provided. All graduate students are welcome!

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

  • 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 n.q.emlen@hum.leidenuniv.nl 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 (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

  •        Lecturer in Portuguese, Tulane University
Tulane University seeks to hire a Lecturer to teach Portuguese language and literature at the beginning and intermediate levels. Responsibilities include coordinating basic language courses, determining language placement in Portuguese according to ACTFL guidelines, conducting pretest and posttest interviews with graduate students, and other administrative duties.
This is a full-time, non-tenure-track, three-year appointment with benefits and possible renewal pending budgetary approval and the candidate’s excellent performance. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand, native or near-native skills in Portuguese, extensive experience teaching Portuguese, and expertise in second-language pedagogy. Candidates with previous ACTFL training in language placement and Oral Proficiency Interviews are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience with service learning is also a plus.
Apply online via Interfolio by February 22 with a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Rebecca Atencio, Chair, Search Committee. Tulane University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
  •        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.


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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


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