LAST MESSAGE OF THE SPRING SEMESTER 2015!!
- CLACS HAS A NEW DIRECTOR STARTING AUGUST
Dean Barbara Wilson, Vice-Provost Reitu Mabokela, and Interim Associate Dean David Tewksbury are very happy to report that Anna Maria Escobar, Associate Professor in Spanish and Portuguese, has agreed to serve as the next Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Anna Maria has been a long-time member of the CLACS community and has an exemplary record of service in the center.
Anna Maria will succeed Dara Goldman as Director of the Center. Dara has served CLACS for the last four years and shepherded the center through a highly successful Title VI proposal last year. Please join us in thanking Dara for her dedication to the work of the center.
Anna Maria will begin her work, officially, on August 16, 2015, for a five-year term.
The staff at CLACS thanks enormously Dara for her great work during these years and welcome Anna Maria to our fantastic team.
- CLACS IS ON NOW
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- THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES AND THE LEMANN INSTITUTE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES 2014 NEWSLETTER IS HERE TO READ
- READ HERE THE NEW ISSUE OF CORREO DE LINGUISTICA ANDINA http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/quechua/documents/CorreodeLinguisticaAndina38.pdf
- DID YOU MISS ANY LECTURE? WATCH ALL OUR VIDEOS http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/videos/default.aspx
- GRADUATE MINOR IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
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
- SUMMER COURSES (Summer II)
- PORT 404 - Doing Business in Brazil
- PORT 200 - Advanced Portuguese Grammar
- SUMMER ONLINE COURSES
- INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES- LAST 170
- CITIES AND IMMIGRANTS- UP335
- COURSES APPROVED FOR THE MAJOR, MINOR, GRADUATE MINOR AND FLAS STUDENTS FOR CLACS- FALL 2015
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP- POLITICAL SCIENCE
UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES, BOGOTA-COLOMBIA
The Department of Political Science at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral position, renewable for one more year, to start in the second (Fall) semester of 2015. The position includes an 11-month contract beginning August 1, 2015.
Universidad de los Andes will provide a salary of COL $6’000,000/month, plus healthcare insurance and other social security benefits. The appointed postdoctoral fellow is expected to teach two different seminars during the year of appointment (one each semester) at the graduate level, in the areas of Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Colombian Politics, or Research Methods. He or she is also expected to be involved in the research activities of the Department and to present his/her research findings to the Department’s audiences (professors, graduate and undergraduate students).
This position is open to candidates who have completed the doctoral degree in Political Science between 2011 and August 1, 2015. Applicants should submit (a) a cover letter outlining the research project to be undertaken during the post-doc year, as well as the applicant’s teaching experience, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) proposals for two courses at the graduate level, and (d) two letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com. Applications will be received until 06/10/2015. The appointment decision will be announced no later than 07/01/2015.
Juan Carlos Rodríguez-Raga, Chair
Department of Political Science, Universidad de los Andes
+57-1-3394949 ext. 3039
- ARGENTINEAN EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON
ESSAY COMPETITION ON INTERNATIONAL REFORM OF SOVEREIGN DEBT RESTRUCTURING
IN THE MARKET
Visiting Assistant Professor -University of California, Riverside
Latin American literature/culture--open specializationDeadline: May 21, 2015
Minimum Requirements: PhD and teaching experience
Documents Required: 3 letters of rec; teaching evaluation; cover letter
Application on line to: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00325
CONFERENCES/CALL FOR PAPERS
COLOQUIO INTERNACIONAL: ENTRE LA LITEARATURA Y MEDICINA. NARRATIVAS TRANSATLANTICAS DE LA ENFERMEDAD
Universidad de Costa Rica en San José
Líneas temáticas sugeridas:
- Enfermedad y discurso autobiográfico (sida, locura, Alzheimer, cáncer, etc.).
- Enfermedad y prácticas médicas (hospitalización, experimentación con fármacos, trato recibido por el personal del área de salud, etc.) representadas en el texto literario.
- Enfermedad y duelo en el texto literario.
- Bálsamos, pócimas, brebajes, filtros y otros emplastos en el texto literario.
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Las propuestas de comunicación (título, resumen de 200-250 palabras, titulación / puesto profesional o académico del autor, dirección electrónica y cv de 5 líneas) deben enviarse por correo electrónico a email@example.com antes del 30 de mayo de 2015.
MIDWEST ASSOCIATION FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (MALAS)
Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, PA
The theme for the 2015 MALAS Conference is “From Latin America to Latino-American: Building Bridges across Cultures.” The MALAS Conference will provide opportunities for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to present papers in many fields related to Latin American Studies. Millersville University, founded in 1855, is one of 14 institutions of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Highly regarded for its instructional quality and strong commitment to diversity.
Proposal deadline: August 1, 2015
Contact information: Please send by email title of paper, 150-word abstract and contact information (name, affiliation, address, phone and email) to J.D. Bowen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Orlando Pérez at email@example.com
Additional information can be obtained at http://www.malasnet.org
1st INTERNATIONAL CUBAN REVOLUTION SYMPOSIUM. ORIGIN AND HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT
Convention Palace, Miramar, Havana, Cuba
Stimulate the ideas and knowledgments exchange which from historic science provides the best understanding of the whole complex historic process of the Cuban Revolution.
Proposal deadline: June 30th 2015
Mrs. Belkis Quesada Gutiérrez E mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Katia Iris Medina Reyes, Congress Professional Organization, Convention Palace, Havana, Cuba, Phone (537)2038958, Fax (537) 2028382; E mail email@example.com ; http:/www.eventospalco.com.
Mrs. Isel Rodríguez, commerce specialist International Sells Department Convention Palace, Havana, Cuba email firstname.lastname@example.org ; phone nr.(537) 208 4398.
Pre congress Inscription: $ 20.CUC; congress: delegates $ 200.00, No delegates: $80.00
The History Institute of Cuba calls historians, journalists, psychologist, advocate, economists, statements, professors, investigators and specialists in scientific technical information, to participate in the event
All who wants take part could present individual or collective works (no more than 3 authors) which no more than 15 pages (with annex and bibliographies included.) printed in one and a half space in letter sheets (8 ½ x 11 inch). The works must be send to History Institute of Cuba (HIC) hard copy and digital format Word Arial 12 or by compact e mail to email@example.com before 2015 august 23 rd.
Also requesting persons must send before June 30 to Scientific Committee a single summary with 200 words maximum with the Title, authors full names, entity, country and e mail address.
4th CONFERENCE ON ETHNICITY, RACE, AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
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
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: erip.vcu.edu
- IPRH ANNUAL THEME 2016–17: “PUBLICS”
IPRH is pleased to announce that the theme for the 2016–17 IPRH Fellowship year is “Publics.”
Ideas about the public (for example, as a constituted body, as an abstract idea, as a spatial realm, as a collective “audience” of discourse or performance) are in constant flux, and in constant circulation. Who is “the public?” How is a public or are multiple publics defined, articulated, shaped, enacted? How is the public domain configured, and how has the meaning of public domain shifted according to the demands of the market and a range of other forces? Who belongs in public space, and whither the public sphere? What rights define public life in various places and times? How is public life defined in relationship to its opposite? How has the notion of the public changed over time? What constitutes acceptable forms of public life now and in the past? How are ideas about the public tied to various notions of citizenship and belonging, or exclusion and discrimination? How may changing modes of circulation shape the social space of discursive publics? How are various forms of social media shifting ideas about what constitutes public life, and public performance? And who is the “public” we imagine when we consider the “public humanities?”
IPRH welcomes applications from all disciplines and departments with an interest in humanities and humanities-inflected research. We invite applications from faculty and graduate students that focus on any aspect of “Publics.” The theme also provides an opportunity for artists to consider the relevance of “Publics” in their creative practice. IPRH is especially interested in fostering interdisciplinary work.
All Fellows are expected to maintain residence on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus during the award year, and to participate in IPRH activities, including the yearlong Fellows Seminar.
Complete fellowship application guidelines for 2016–17 can be found on the IPRH website (Faculty / Graduate Students). Applications must be submitted through an online application portal. No paper or emailed applications or letters of recommendation will be accepted.
The submission links will be as follows:
Graduate Students: https://my.atlas.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=931.
Applications are invited from full-time, tenured or tenure-track U of I Urbana campus faculty members, and advanced graduate students engaged in dissertation/thesis preparation. Please see complete fellowship application guidelines (Faculty / Graduate Students) for full eligibility requirements.
Faculty Fellows receive release time for one semester in residence, and $2,000 in research funds to be transferred to the faculty member’s departmental research account. (The department will be compensated $12,000 for releasing the faculty member; in the case of faculty members with two percentage appointments, these funds will be distributed in accordance with the department that holds the course offering/s).
Graduate Student Fellows receive a $10,000 stipend and a tuition and fee waiver.
The online application must be completed and submitted no later than midnight on December 4, 2015. Referees must submit their letters of reference by midnight on December 6, 2015. IPRH strongly recommends, however, that submissions be made prior to 4:30 p.m. on the day of the application deadline, as staff will not be available to assist with troubleshooting after close of business on December 4.
For more information about the IPRH Faculty and Graduate Student Fellowship program, please visit IPRH on the web at http://www.iprh.illinois.edu/fellowships/campus/index.html. Questions about the fellowships may be directed to Nancy Castro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN THE COMMUNITY
SANDUNGA- One night, only one more opportunity to enjoy the best Caribbean and Latin American band of C-U
Saturday, May 23
Iron Post, Urbana
IN THE NEWS
Daughter of Allende becomes president of the Socialist Party of Chile http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://infolatam.com/&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8
Massive turnout in Guatemala demanding president Perez Molina steps down http://en.mercopress.com/2015/05/18/massive-turnout-in-guatemala-demanding-president-perez-molina-steps-down
Venezuelan opposition today selected 42 candidates for parliamentary elections http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://infolatam.com/&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8
Latin American Allies Resist U.S. Strategy in Drug Fight http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/16/world/americas/latin-america-and-us-split-in-drug-fight.html?ref=americas
Cuba says it won't exchange ambassadors with U.S. until it's off terrorism list http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article20793156.html
Review, Evo’s Bolivia: Continuity and Change https://nacla.org/news/2015/05/14/review-evo%E2%80%99s-bolivia-continuity-and-change
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Angelina Cotler, Ph.D.
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