Tuesday, September 1, 2015

August 31 - September 6, 2015


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

ART THEATER CO-OP, 126 w. Church Street. Champaign

For the last eight years the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at the University of Illinois organizes a one-week Latin American film festival for all the community.
This year festival, Sept. 18-Sept. 24 we will screen six recent fiction films and one documentary from different countries of the region.

The Film Critic (Argentina)
The Invisible Collection (Brazil)
I’m not Lorena (Chile)
Behavior (Cuba)
His Wedding Dress (Cuba-Spain)
Zanahoria (Uruguay)
All of Me (Mexico).

This year we celebrate the newly established relations with Cuba with two films and we are very pleased to announce the presence of the director of Invisible Collection, Bernard Attal, for a Q&A session with the audience on Friday night.

Each film will be screen three times and all of them have subtitles.




UP 423     Community Development in the Global South

Monday and Wednesday 1:30-3:00pm

Room 223 Temple Buell Hall

Professor Faranak Miraftab

Introduces students to the main theoretical frameworks and conceptual building blocks of urban and community development in the global South. It helps students to develop a critical grassroots focused understanding of the approaches to development planning, the notion of community participation and empowerment, and the role of various actors including the non-government organizations and the community-based groups.
This course caters to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in working in the field of international development as volunteers or as development practitioners and professionals through non-profit groups, international development organizations, or other public or private development agencies.  The course aims to establish the links between the conceptual understanding of development at a macro level, and its practice at the community level.  In the analyses of community development strategies, there is an emphasis on the range of actors involved in these processes.  These include the poor, non-governmental and community-based organizations, as well as public agencies and international organizations.  Examples and case studies from Africa, Latin America and Asia will be brought into the course and class discussions to achieve an understanding of variations and similarities of the problems faced and solutions achieved in addressing issues of community development in these contexts. 

Pro-seminar in Postcolonial Theory and Methodology
Day & Time: R–12:00-1:50
Professor: Cameron McCarthy         

Within the past decade and a half or so, there has been a steady expansion of scholarship calling attention to the rethinking of center-periphery relations between the third world and the first world. This body of scholarship--most often identified with literature studies, but which has expanded well beyond to other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences-- has come to be known as postcolonial theory. Proponents of postcolonial theory have sought to address a wide range of topics related to the historical and contemporary relationship between metropolitan and periphery countries as well as the spatio-temporal impact of colonial and neo-colonial relations on dominant and subordinated groups in the metropolitan countries themselves. These topics include the historical and geographical evolution of colonial relations and post-independence developments in countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean; patterns of identity formation, cultural representation, translation and cross-cultural connection between the metropole and the periphery in disciplinary areas such as literature, popular culture, music and art; and, concerns bearing upon the redefinition of the nation state in the light of globalization or the intensification and rapid movement of cultural and economic capital across national borders. Postcolonial scholars have also foraged into the area of methodology insisting on interdisciplinarity and the critical integration of scholarly methods across social science and humanities paradigms.
This course is intended as an overview of the major currents of thought in this emergent body of scholarly work.  After considering some preliminary issues of the history, definition and terms of reference of postcolonial theory, we will explore the major themes and substantive theoretical and methodological claims and interventions of postcolonial theorists.  This course should have broad appeal to students pursuing critical studies in the humanities, social sciences, education, the communications fields and in the emerging field of globalization theory.  Every effort will be made in the course to explore interdisciplinary connections between postcolonial theory and other related bodies of thought such a cultural studies, postmodernism, globalization studies, feminist theory, and research in the areas of development and dependency theory and modernization studies.

PORT 404 U3/G4: The Telenovela
MW 10:00-11:20
Telenovelas are prime-time television serial melodramas broadcast six days a week for up to ten months. Frequently compared to soap operas in North America, telenovelas (often called novelas) are common across Latin America and possess a striking cultural and political valence in Brazil specifically. Since the 1970s, they have been exported to hundreds of countries around the world as well. Using interdisciplinary insights from anthropology, communications, media and cultural studies, as well as sociology, this course explores how Brazilian telenovelas have reflected and shaped the class, race, gender, sexuality, nationalism, and modernity. The key point is to grasp the power relations portrayed in the telenovela and the ways that telenovela viewers reproduce, endure, and/or circumvent such hierarchies.





101 International Studies Building
EDUARDO RIOS-NETO, Department of Demography (CEDEPLAR), Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil and 2015 Lemann Visiting Professor


Brazil has already completed its demographic transition at some point in the last fifteen years.  Other important social transitions such as the urban, epidemiological, nutritional, and migration are in advanced stage or already concluded.  Some societal and economic theories would predict a high developmental stage upon the conclusion of the demographic transition.  This talk will explore why there might be a truncation in this move towards high development and social integration in Brazil.  It will start reviewing the demographic transition´s past trajectory and future population scenario with respect to the Brazilian age structure.  Education is a key variable determining the likelihood of untying this truncation.   A projection of a scenario for education based on historical trends does not provide an optimist view for the Brazilian future, when the country will be facing population aging and new government expenditures associated with this process.       

Eduardo Rios-Neto is the Distinguished Lemann Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign during the 2015-2016 academic year.  Professor of Demography at CEDEPLAR-Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), where he has taught since 1980.  He received the Brazilian Federal Government Medal of Scientific Merit in 2010.  He was Graduate Training Director in Demography at CEDEPLAR between 1996 and 2000.  He was Tinker Professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the first semester of 2006, when he taught a course o policy impact evaluation in Latin America.  In 1996, he spent one year in Postdoctoral activities in the field of Demography at the University of Texas, Austin, when he finished his full professor’s thesis.  He has a Ph.D. in Demography from the University of California at Berkeley.  His M.A. and B.A. degrees are in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil.  He was President of the Brazilian Population Association (ABEP) from 1999-2002.  He was member of the Brazilian National Committee on Population and Development (CNPD) and eventually became the president of CNPD, 2004-2011.  He was a member of the social and economic development council for the state of Minas Gerais.   He was member of the advisory committee of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) for two years.  He has coordinated several institutional research grants at Cedeplar.  These grants are in the areas of education, impact evaluation of the conditional cash transfer program Bolsa Familia, Impact evaluation of education and social programs in the state of Minas Gerais.  He participated on some “Expert Meetings” for the United Nations and other international scientific organizations.  In addition, he has been a fellow at the Ford Foundation, CNPq- Brazilian National Research Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Population Council. He was the vice chair of the bureau organizing the Commission on Population and Development of the United Nation´s Economic and Social Council in 2010.  In 2014, he was a committee member to evaluate IIASA – International Institute for Applied System Analysis.  He has published national and international papers as well as two books and several book chapters. 

DANIEL LEVINE, Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, University of Michigan
101 International Studies Building

Religion and violence have been closely intertwined in Latin America since the conquest, in a dynamic relation marked by significant change in each.  The growth in numbers and status of Protestant and Pentecostal churches has reshaped the public presence of religion, replacing Catholic monopoly with vigorous competition in an open public sphere. The massive state repression, civil conflict and revolutionary struggle of  the 1970s and 1980s have been replaced on the public scene  by  gangs, drugs, migration, domestic violence, horrific prisons, and continued official impunity. The toll of victims remains high (in some cases higher) but  the experience of violence, and the involvement of churches and religious groups, is now multiple, decentralized, and localized. Prevailing religious explanations of violence (caused by injustice or punishment for sin?) have also shifted and  new churches offer converts ways to exit the violence of daily life. In the earlier period, churches and religiously inspired actors in civil society were central in the promotion of human rights and of the human rights movement.  Although this relation is less prominent now,  issues of accountability, memory, and reconciliation, and aid to victims and survivors remain important.

Daniel H. Levine is Professor of Political Science, Emeritus at the University of Michigan, and Profesor Honorario at  the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.  He has published widely on issues of religion and politics, democracy, democratization,  and civil society and social movements in Latin America. He is the author of  nine books (Conflict and Political Change in Venezuela, Religion and Politics in Latin America, Religion and Political Conflict in Latin America,   Popular Voices in Latin American Catholicism,   Constructing Culture and Power in Latin America, Voces Populares en el Catolicismo Latinoamericano, The Quality of Democracy in Latin America, and  Politics, Religion, and Society in Latin America) along with   numerous articles and chapters in books in English, Spanish, French and German.


University of Dallas, Irving, TX. USA.
1 y 2 de abril de 2016.
Desde el comienzo del siglo XIX una serie de escritores e intelectuales han hecho de la prensa periódica el medio fundamental de transmisión de su pensamiento estético-literario y político-social. La colaboración de escritores e intelectuales en la prensa, bien como redactores, bien a través de artículos de opinión enviados con cierta frecuencia, muestran así un transfondo de ideas sobre la realidad y la historia vivida.
Este congreso tratará sobre las relaciones entre periodismo y literatura/periodismo e historia en el mundo hispánico. Este simposio va dirigido a profesores y doctorandos de Filología, Historia, Humanidades y Ciencias de la Comunicación y, en general, a cualquier persona interesada en cualquiera de los siguientes ejes temáticos:
Periodismo y literature
Periodismo e historia
Estudios de recepción organizacionales e interpersonales
Estudios de empresa periodística (organización administrativa y laboral, fuentes de ingresos, recursos tecnológicos estructura de tirajes, canales de difusión)
Colaboración de escritores y articulistas en la prensa periódica
Escritoras y periodismo
Publicación de obras en la prensa
Aquellos interesados en estas jornadas deberán enviar una propuesta (de no más de 250  palabras y que contenga cinco palabras claves) con su nombre, dirección postal, nombre de la institución a la que pertenecen, y correo electrónico a: mperez@udallas.edu infernan@up.edu.mx
El plazo límite para enviar las propuestas es el 31 de enero de 2016.
El plazo límite para enviar las ponencias es el 1 de marzo de 2016.
Idiomas del congreso: español e inglés.
El precio del congreso será de $65 USA.

MARCH 10-12, 2016
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana

We oer our conference as a forum in which to peruse and absorb the visual turn in con-temporary inquiry from the unique vantage points of the Caribbean, circum-Caribbean and Caribbean diasporas.  We conceive the tropical exposure as a frame for representing the region’s strengths and vulnerabilities and for questioning the interaction of Antillean sensibilities with a plethora of images and mediascapes.  Our invited keynote speakers include photographer Virginia Beahan and artist Francisco Crespo.

Tropical Exposures welcomes proposals for papers that address any facet of Caribbean visual representation in photography, film, art, popular culture, and other media, as well as the interaction of word and image more generally. Scholars are also encouraged to present proposals that consider social and cultural shifts toward the increasing intermediality of representation in the Caribbean frame. Papers may focus on one terrain, image-maker, or form of media, or employ comparative strategies. Papers may be in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese, though English is preferred. We anticipate creating an edited volume of expanded essays around the notion of Tropical Exposures, co-edited by Ana López and Marilyn Miller. We encourage participants to prepare abstracts and presentations with an eye to inclusion in a print publication.

Papers might address some of the following t(r)opics or questions in their myriad Caribbean contexts:
Conditions of image production in the torrid zones
Documentary film and the aims of full exposure
Still life and the notion of static representation
Visual literacy and lens-based scholarship
Image and intellectual property
Snapshots, clips, collages and other image fragments
Icons of visual culture from Korda’s Che to Cabrera Infante’s Códac
Ruins as sites of deterioration and inspiration
Visual representation, race and post-race
Caribbean images as ephemera
Realisms, surrealisms, hyperrealisms
Museums, biennales, and other sites of collective visual consumption
Code-switching between media• Virtual and interactive visual systems
Word and Image studies in and on the Caribbean
Censorship and the Image
Moving pictures and sentiment
Patronage, connoisseurship, and institutional support
Image saturation and contamination
Interiority and exteriority
Fair use of the Caribbean image
Tourism and other circuitous systems
New languages and theories of visual technique and critique

Please send a proposal and 250-word abstract by SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 to <ccsi@tulane.edu>, including the abstract as an attachment to the email. Please include the title of your paper, your name (and the names of any co-presenters), institutional aliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address.  We welcome pre-constituted panels.  If submitting a panel for consideration, please include a top sheet with panel title, participant names and a brief abstract of the panel topic in addition to the individual paper proposals. Notification of acceptance to the conference will be made by OCTOBER 1, 2015.

For more information about the conference, location and arrangements, visit the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute website at <http://cuba.tulane.edu/>.

March 11-12, 2016
University of Wisconsin, Madison
We invite scholars working on popular culture in/of the Global South to submit paper proposals that interrogate the possibilities and limitations of combining formal textual analysis with the question of informal economic activity. How might literary analysis be used for the interpretation of popular culture and vernacular genres that circulate in dynamic informal markets? What is at stake when performing textual analyses of narratives crafted in various media for an immediate financial return? Can formal criticism overcome reified oppositions such as “literary” vs. “popular”? By focusing on the play between formalism and informality, this symposium aims to explore and evaluate textual approaches, such as close reading, being used by a range of disciplines—including cultural studies, literary studies, media anthropology, and ethnography—in the study of Global South cultural objects.

The resurgent regard for formalist approaches—genre criticism in African screen media, for example—suggests that these may play an increasingly powerful role in our understanding of narratives that circulate informally: pirated texts rolling off anarchist or commercial presses in Latin America, vintage cassettes for sale on the streets of Dar es Salaam, Kuduro music traded by Bluetooth in Angola, or pen-drive-circulated videos in Cuba demand criticism that evaluates both the nature of the markets in which they circulate and the formal textual strategies of those markets. What are the useful concatenations and distinctions between technological proliferation and individual sites of meaning? What can we learn about the status of popular texts by focusing on their form? Indeed, if these texts are produced and consumed in informal markets, outside the rules of corporate media industries and state institutions, is informality rearticulated through their aesthetic or semiotic features? Or, on the contrary, does it remain a category incommensurate with aesthetic analysis?

This symposium will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 11-12, 2016. UW-Madison is home to a wide variety of Language and Literature Departments and Area Studies Programs with research interests in the Global South. It is also home to North America’s only degree-granting department in African literature, which—in its 50th year—is planning to become a department of African Cultural Studies. The largely Euro-American tradition of cultural studies may be increasingly at work in the study of the Global South, but not without substantial revision and reformulation. What can language and literature departments contribute to this process? And how do they intersect with and depart from other disciplines?

Possible areas of inquiry might include, but are not limited to:
Implications of the new “Global South” forum in the Modern Language Association
Current conceptualizations of popular culture in/of the Global South
The relationship between cultural production and the informal economy
Reading practices (close reading, surface reading, symptomatic reading, etc.)
Transnational and translocal articulations of informal networks
Authorship and intellectual property
Theoretical and historical perspectives on the role of digital technologies in the Global South
“New formalist” articulations of postcolonial studies
Contemporary tensions between cultural and literary studies
The institutional implications of conducting research on informal markets in language and literature departments

Proposal deadline: September 15, 2015
Contact information:  Victor Goldgel-Carballo (Spanish and Portuguese) and Matthew H. Brown (African Languages & Literature) at formsofinformality@gmail.com

    ***Special Track: Urban Issues in Central & South America and the Caribbean***
March 16-19, 2016
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel—San Diego, California,

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is North America’s leading urban policy research association engaged in understanding emerging issues and looking for feasible solutions from a multidisciplinary perspective. For more than forty years the UAA has brought together social scientists, public administrators, planners, and others interested in urban affairs to exchange information, experiences, and ideas on the most important urban issues. In light of the growing importance of Central/South America and the Caribbean Islands, and the proximity of the conference location in San Diego, the 2016 UAA conference will include a Special Track on Urban Issues in Central/South America & the Caribbean Islands.

Track Committee:

Ana Sabogal, Catholic University, Lima, Peru
Janina Leon, Catholic University, Lima, Peru
Lucia Capanema-Alvares, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
Lucia Álvarez, Universidad Nacional de Mexico
Soledad Arqueros, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cecilia Giusti, Texas A&M University, US

For complete information about this track: http://urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/conference2016/submit-a-proposal/

Proposal deadline: October 1, 2015
For more information on the conference: http://urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/conference2016/

Questions? Contact us at: conf@uaamail.org




The Department of Anthropology and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies seek to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Latin American social anthropology. Specific area(s) and topic(s) of research within the general field of Latin American social anthropology are open. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2016. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The course load (four courses/year) will be split equally between the Department of Anthropology and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies (an interdisciplinary undergraduate concentration in the social sciences at Harvard College). A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required by the time the appointment begins. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired.
Deadline: Oct. 1st, 2015
Documents Required:
Applicants should submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6323) no later than October 1, 2015:
1.      Cover letter
2.      Curriculum Vitae
3.      Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
4.      Research statement
5.      Names and contact information of 3-5 references (Do not ask recommenders to submit letters unless/until you are asked to do so).
Contact Information:
Chair of Latin American Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. Email: anthrochair@fas.harvard.edu
Additional Information:
Apply here: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6323


The Pennsylvania State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of Modern Latin America (since 1800). The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon qualifications, and will begin in August 2016. The successful applicant should be able to enhance the graduate concentration in Latin American history, demonstrate an active research agenda, be able to contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching in the department, and be ready to participate in the Latin American Studies program. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand at date of application. Prospective candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at https://psu.jobs/job/58906. Applications may also include up to three offprints or unpublished papers or chapters. Please request three letters of reference be sent to Search Committee, Modern Latin America, Department of History, The Pennsylvania State University, 108 Weaver Building, University Park, PA 16802. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. 

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Deadline: 11/15/15
Minimum Requirements: Ph.D.
Preferred Qualifications: Enhance graduate concentration in Latin American history
Documents Required:
Letter of Application to include current and future research, current curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness. Also send three letters of reference
Contact Information:
Search Committee, Modern Latin America, Dept. of History, Penn State University, 108 Weaver Building, University Park, PA 16802
Additional Information:
apply at https://psu.jobs/job/58906


Assistant or Associate Professor, BRAZIL/BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure track (Assistant) or tenured (Associate) professor position that focuses on Brazil/Brazilian studies. Using the analytical framework of transnationalism, we seek a scholar whose work on twentieth-and/or twenty-first century Brazil will strengthen one or more of our Department’s four substantive themes of (1) Transnationalisms, Migrations, and Displacement; (2) Intersectionality, Identities, and Inequalities; (3) Collective Action, Social Movements, and Social Change; and (4) Culture, Power, Knowledge.

We welcome a variety of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches in the Social Sciences and Humanities, and seek to recruit in fields that include Anthropology, History, Literature, Politics, and Sociology, and the interdisciplinary fields of Cultural Studies, Ethnic and Critical Race Studies, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Media Studies, and Urban Studies. An applicant whose work focuses on popular culture, media or digital media, south/south migration, indigeneity, and/or dissident sexualities is of particular interest.

The Department of Latin American and Latino Studies has a long tradition of collaborative and interdisciplinary work, and we especially encourage applications from strongly qualified candidates eager to extend their teaching and research activities across disciplinary boundaries. A specialist in Brazil will substantially enrich the department’s existing strengths while also helping UCSC acknowledge the formidable role Brazil plays in the region and in the world.

The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. In addition to expanding the research and curriculum profile of our recently launched doctoral program, the successful candidate will also contribute significantly to our undergraduate program. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service, and we encourage both domestic and international candidates to apply.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on September 28, 2015.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2016.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Social Science or Humanities field, or related field is expected to be conferred by June 30, 2016; demonstrated record of research and university teaching.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated excellence in research and publication, proven distinction in university teaching and administrative service. Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or an indigenous language of the Americas.

For Associate Professor: Record of publications; demonstrated experience in university teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; and administrative service.
Documents Required:
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All applications must include: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement; (4) pedagogy statement; (5) 2-3 writing samples/publications (20-30 pages each, published work expected from associate professor candidates); (6) teaching evaluations if available; and (7) 3 confidential letters of reference*. Additional publications may be requested of associate-level applicants considered for appointment. All applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. All documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00292

Refer to Position #JPF00292-16 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm
Contact Information:
VISIT THE APO WEB SITE AT: http://apo.ucsc.edu


nine-month academic year, tenure-track appointment with 65% teaching, 25% research, 5% advising and 5% service
University of Wyoming - Global & Area Studies Program

The successful candidate will be a Latin Americanist teacher-scholar, with interests in interdisciplinary work in the Social Sciences. Responsibilities will include teaching core classes for the program, such as Introduction to Global Studies, important regional classes, such as Introduction to Latin American Studies, and upper division and Masters-level classes in the candidate’s area of specialty. A successful research program must be established by the time of tenure. Preference for a focus on Development and/or Environment and Natural Resources.

Deadline: November 12, 2015

Minimum Requirements: Candidates should have their Ph.D. in a relevant Social Science or international interdisciplinary degree program at the time of appointment, August 2016. Additionally, candidates should have a demonstrated Latin American focus, teaching experience, and experience with research publications and/or presentations.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference for a demonstrated focus on Development and/or Environment and Natural Resources.

Documents Required: Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, evidence of teaching effectiveness and the names and contact information of three references to the provided contact information.

Applications via email preferred, paper accepted. Review of applications begins November 13, 2015. Complete applications received at that point will be given priority.

Contact Information:
Dr. David A. Messenger
Director, Global & Area Studies Program
University of Wyoming
Dept. 4299, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Additional Information:
More information on the Global & Area Studies Program can be found here: http://www.uwyo.edu/intstudy/ 


The University of Georgia
The Department of Sociology and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin fall 2016. We are looking for outstanding scholars whose empirical research and substantive interests focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos and Latinas in the U.S. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses not only in sociology but also in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Preference will be given to candidates who are prepared to teach sociological theory. We seek candidates with a record of high quality research and who show promise of securing external funding. We invite interested candidates to visit the websites of the Sociology Department (http://www.uga.edu/soc/) and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (http://www.lacsiuga.org/). LACSI is a vibrant, interdisciplinary academic community with 150 affiliate faculty and opportunities for collaboration across the university. The Institute has recently been awarded the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI NRC and FLAS grants.

Deadline: Review of applicants begins on September 12 and will continue until the position is filled

Minimum Requirements: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or have completed all the requirements for this degree by August 10, 2016.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who are prepared to teach sociological theory.

Documents Required: Please submit applications online at https://www.franklin.uga.edu/jobs. Applicants should upload a cover letter, C.V., research statement, statement of teaching experience and interests, and a writing sample. Applicants will be asked to provide names and e-mail addresses of three letter-writers who will receive an online link for submitting letters of reference.

Contact Information: Patricia Richards plr333@uga.edu 706-542-3235





The Atlas Corps English Teaching Fellowship is an 11-month (January 2016-December 2016) English teaching opportunity in Colombia for emerging professionals. This English teaching opportunity is a collaboration between Volunteers COLOMBIA, Heart for Change and Atlas Corps. It is a full-time teaching opportunity where high proficiency English speakers are taught the methodology to provide bilingual education in Colombia. Benefits include a living stipend, health insurance, teacher training, and ongoing professional development.
Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 55, have at least a Bachelor's degree, be native English speakers or have high English proficiency, have at least basic Spanish language skills (we encourage all levels of Spanish to apply), and have interest in serving in an educational environment (we will provide the methodology, you provide the inspiration and energy).

Apply: For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit: http://bit.ly/AtlasCorpsEnglishTeachingFellowship

Note: Our priority application deadline is Sept. 30, 2015, to be considered for placement in January 2016. If you have any questions about the Fellowship, please email us at infocolombia@atlascorps.org

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  Director of the Latin American Popular Music Ensemble at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University


For more information:  Guido Sanchez-Portuguez: subtilio74@gmail.com  or (812) 219-8683



Colombia 'to reunite families in Venezuela border crisis'  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34106274

Guatemalan Supreme Court Approves Motion to Impeach President  http://www.coha.org/guatemalan-supreme-court-approves-motion-to-impeach-president/

Guatemala acudirá a las urnas en medio de una crisis sin precedents  http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/08/29/actualidad/1440872116_204733.html

Argentine opposition agree on reform but not on an electoral alliance  http://en.mercopress.com/2015/08/31/argentine-opposition-agree-on-reform-but-not-on-an-electoral-alliance

Sweden and Ecuador to begin Julian Assange talks next week  http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/aug/28/sweden-ecuador-julian-assange-talks


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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