· 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
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- 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 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
- RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION DEADLINE IS TODAY
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
Academic Year 2015-2016
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invites applications for the position of Research Assistant for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. Appointments will be 33% (13.2 hours/week) and include a tuition and fee waiver and a monthly salary of 1,713.18
The Research Assistant will provide research and other support for the activities of the staff of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Lemann Institute for Brazilians Studies.
1. Preparation of reports and support for publications.
- Generate databases.
- Research for outreach materials.
Applicants must be University of Illinois graduate students in good standing who will be registered during the semester(s) they will be working. They should also have a strong academic background in Latin America and the Caribbean, and computational skills to create flyers and brochures.
Applicants should send the following material:
- Cover letter stating your interest, qualifications and contact information
- Current CV
- Graduate Transcripts (non-official)
- One letter of reference (can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Send all materials in ONE PDF to Angelina Cotler (email@example.com)
DEADLINE: MONDAY, MAY 4
- GRADUATE HOURLY
INTERNATIONAL AND AREA STUDIES LIBRARY
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
Position available. This position is available beginning August 16th, 2015. This is a (12 hours a week) position working at the International and Area Studies Library, under the supervision of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian and the Library Operations Associate. We are looking for a motivated and creative person to work as a Graduate Hourly in close collaboration with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian. This person must be enrolled Master’s or PhD student with an interest in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Job Duties: the successful applicant will help the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian in different projects including, but not limited to,
· Review availability of monographic, serial, and audio-visual materials for potential acquisition,
· Maintain the Latin American and Caribbean Library Collection’s website and other social media, with opportunity for blog writing to highlight the collection strengths,
· Assist in the programming and development of library exhibits and discussion series,
· Create and maintain research guides in LACS;
· Serve in the IAS library’s reference desk; and other duties as assigned.
Environment: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services, which help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies collection is also considered to be one of the best in the nation. With more than 900,000 volumes, numerous specialized databases, and close to 300 serials from Latin America in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and several indigenous languages, our collection ranks in the top five collections nationwide and is the largest in the Midwest.
Qualifications: Required: The applicant must be a graduate student with interest in Latin America; must have good reading and writing skills in Spanish; must be proficient in Open CMS and other content management programs; must be proficient in computer programs such as Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Publisher; must be able to work independently, paying attention to detail. The applicant must possess good communication and analytical skills, have the ability to work as part of a team, and must be available to work some evening and weekend hours.
Preferred: reading proficiency in Portuguese, coursework in Latin American Studies, experience with Voyager Acquisitions Module.
Application procedure: Those interested in applying for this position should send a CV or resume with a cover letter as Word or PDF attachment to Professor Antonio Sotomayor, firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible.
- UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
COLLEGE OF LAS
The LAS- Global Studies Program is seeking a full-time Lecturer. Full details on duties and qualification can be found at http://go.illinois.edu/GLBLLecturer. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 15, 2015. Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).
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 specialization
Deadline: May 21, 2015Minimum 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
Assistant Professorship in Brazilian Studies (Literature, Culture, Media) -University of Zurich
Deadline: May 8, 2015
Candidates should hold a PhD degree in literary, cultural, film or media studies and have an excellent record of academic achievements in the relevant field. Teaching will be in Portuguese, and native or near-native fluency in the language is compulsory. In the interest of increasing the number of women in leading academic positions, we specifically encourage women to apply.
Applicants are requested to enclose a letter in German, English or French, in which they describe their abilities and motivation, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a description of courses they have taught, a description of completed research projects, and three representative publications. Applications should be mailed as a single PDF file to University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dean’s Office, Rämistrasse 69, CH-8001 Zurich, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Jens Andermann (email@example.com).
CONFERENCES/CALL FOR PAPERS
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.
- BRASA- BRAZILIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
· SPANISH STORY TIME
Spanish Story Time has been organized by CLACS & the Urbana Free Library since 2006. The event is for children and their parents and consists of storytelling, live music and art. It is presented bilingually in Spanish/English
SATURDAY, MAY 9
2:30- 3:30 PM
Urbana Free Library Children's Department, 210 W Green St, Urbana
TITO PUENTE Mambo King * Rey del Mambo
Come me with your children to listen the story in English/ Spanish, enjoy Latin American songs, and make a drum !
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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