Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26 - November 1, 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

Friday and Saturday October 30-31
101 International Studies Building

Join us for two-day of exciting research and presentations by the graduate students who did research in different fields in Latin America and the comments of selected faculty.

Panels on Discourses, Ecology and Agriculture, Public Policies, Historical Research, Utopian Visions and Contemporary Anthropological/Social Phenomena in Latin America

  •  Foreign Language Area Studies fellowship (FLAS)


101 International Studies Building

ANTONIO LESSA, Associate professor of International Relations at the University of Brasilia (UNB)


An assessment of the foreign policy in action under Lula da Silva (2003-2010) and Dilma Roussef (2011- ) governments´ is also a speculation on the rise and fall of the Party of Workers´ international project. What are the causes of the loss of efficiency of this project that can be verified in the last years? I propose, in this talk, an analysis of the Brazilian Foreign Policy based on the perspective of international possibilities, domestic institutional limits and of the personal idiosyncracies of Lula da Silva and Roussef.

Antônio Carlos Lessa is associate professor of International Relations at the University of Brasilia (UNB). He holds a Ph.D. (2000) in History (History of International Relations) from the University of Brasília, and post-doctoral studies at the Université de Strasbourg, France (2008-2009). He is the Editor-in-Chief of Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional (RBPI) and of Bulletin Meridiano 47. He is a former Deputy Secretary (2007-2013) and Secretary General of the  Brazilian Association of International Relations - ABRI.
He was a Professor at the Rio Branco Institute (Brazilian Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Visiting Professor at Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina) and at the Universidad de la República (Uruguay). He was an associate fellow at the Centre d'Etudes sur le Brésil at the Université de Paris-Sorbonne (1996-1997). Since 2008 he is associate fellow at the Laboratory of History of International Relations "Frontières, Acteurs et Représentations de l'Europe" at the University of Strasbourg, France. Antônio Carlos Lessa collaborates with different graduate studies programs in International Relations in Brazil and abroad and with several initiatives related to science communication and the organization of teaching and research in International Relations in Brazil.
He is a member of the Editorial Boards of several scientific journals on International Relations published in Brazil and abroad. His research interests are related to contemporary Brazilian Foreign Policy and History of International Relations.

101International Studies Building

ALE PÅLSSON, Ph.D. student at the Centre for Maritime Studies and Department of History at Stockholm University
The small island of St. Barthélemy in the Lesser Antilles holds a unique place in Caribbean history. In 1784-1878 it was a Swedish colony, obtained from France in exchange for trading rights. Since the island was too small for sugar cultivation, Sweden founded the free port of Gustavia, allowing merchants and mariners from the United States, the Caribbean and Europe to become neutral Swedish subjects. In a time of continuous warfare between European and American powers, St. Barthélemy became a popular safe haven for goods and trade to move between imperial borders. Yet not just goods travelled through the colony, but information, culture, discourse and ideology as well. For the inexperienced Swedish colonial administration, managing differing notions of rights, political involvement, nationality and ethnicity became in some ways a larger challenge than that of the surrounding imperial powers. For the new Swedes as well, becoming Swedish was a matter of diplomacy, communication and assertion, to clarify their legitimacy as Swedish citizens. I examine how the meeting of political cultures manifested itself in political activity, petitioning, discourses of race, nationality and gender, as well through physical violence, material symbols and rituals of celebration.
Ale Pålsson is a graduate student at the Centre for Maritime Studies and Department of History at Stockholm University. He is researching the political culture of the Swedish-Caribbean colony St Barthélemy and its free harbour Gustavia during the early 19th century, in particular the global mobility of political discourse, especially in relation to nationality, gender and race. His research interest, beyond the Caribbean, lies in early Swedish-American connections and Scandinavian positions within global historical currents.

Co-Sponsoring by the Department of Linguistics


ROBERTO ZARIQUEY, Professor of Linguistics. Catholic University of Peru

This talk discusses linguistic expression attested in Kakataibo (Panoan, Peru) for situating the information presented by the speaker from the perspective of the addressee. The constructions discussed can satisfactorily be accounted for by means of the notions of epistemic status and epistemic stance, which have to do with the knowing status of the participants of the speech act and how it is expressed in grammar. Salient characteristics of the mechanisms used in Kakataibo to encode addressee’s perspective are the diversity of the relevant forms, which come from two different paradigms, and the semantic and pragmatic features that play a role in their distribution. 


Llamado a presentar trabajos

Les invitamos a someter trabajos para el primer número de la revista electrónica Investigación Cualitativa (e-ISSN en trámite), publicación del Grupo de Interés Especial (SIG) de Investigación Cualitativa en Español y Portugués de la Asociación Internacional de Investigación Cualitativa (IAQI). La revista Investigación Cualitativa ha sido creada como un espacio pluralista, crítico y democrático que promueve, en nuestros idiomas, la reflexión sobre metodologías cualitativas y la apertura a la diversidad de acercamientos de investigación cualitativa que circulan actualmente en nuestros países en el mundo. Investigación Cualitativa se interesa especialmente en manuscritos que incluyan propuestas metodológicas críticas y experimentales orientadas a la justicia social y a la descolonización disciplinaria. Investigación Cualitativa recibe artículos centrados en aspectos metodológicos y no investigaciones temáticas.
La fecha última para recibir artículos es el 30 de noviembre del 2015. Los trabajos deberán ser enviados al correo electrónico de la revista:, siguiendo las normas que se especifican en el siguiente apartado. La notificación de aceptación para revisión se realizará durante el mes de diciembre de 2015. A más tardar el 15 de febrero del 2016 se notificará si fue o no aceptado. La publicación de este número, será en el mes de abril del 2016.

Información para la preparación de las contribuciones
La Revista Investigación Cualitativa acepta el envío para publicación de manuscritos escritos en español y portugués y que no hayan sido publicados anteriormente en otra revista. Los manuscritos son sometidos a revisión ciega de pares expertos en los distintos enfoques metodológicos de investigación cualitativa. Los pares revisores pueden recomendar su aceptación, su aceptación condicional a cambios propuestos por los pares revisores, o rechazarlos. En cada caso los autores recibirán los comentarios realizados por los revisores, junto con la notificación por parte de los editores, de aceptación, aceptación condicional o rechazo de su manuscrito.

Los manuscritos presentados a la Revista de Investigación Cualitativa deben ajustarse a los siguientes aspectos formales para ser considerados para revisión:

1.      Los manuscritos deben estar escritos en Word office.
2.      Los manuscritos deben estar escritos en letra New Time Roman, tamaño 12, a espacio simple, con márgenes regulares, con texto justificado y en tamaño en página tamaño carta.
3.      El título y subtítulos debe estar centrado, en negritas, y con las palabras principales en mayúscula. Los apartados al interior de los subtítulos deben estar justificados a la izquierda, en negritas y cursiva
4.      Debajo de cada título, subtitulo, y párrafo debe dejarse un espacio antes del texto que le sigue.
5.      Los manuscritos deben ajustarse en sus citas y referencias a las normas APA (Sexta edición).
6.      Debe tener presente que al someter un artículo para su publicación deber contar con los derechos para reproducir cualquier material que sea propiedad de terceros, sean figuras, dibujos, fotografías, música. Esto incluye los materiales publicados en Internet.
7.      En caso de requerirlo, use notas a pie de página y no al final. Solo se utilizarán las notas, para comentar o explicar algún concepto o idea. No para realizar citaciones textuales o contextuales.
8.      Los manuscritos deben seguir la siguiente estructura:
a.       Primera página:
i.       Título en español, portugués e inglés.
ii.       Nombres de él, la, los o las autores o autoras.
iii.       Grado y afiliación institucional de él, la, los o las autores o autoras.
iv.       Dirección postal y electrónica de él, la, los o las autores o autoras.
v.      Breve nota biográfica de él, la, los o las autores o autoras
b.      Segunda página:
i.       Resumen, con una extensión entre 100 y 150 palabras, estar escrito en español, portugués e inglés. Iniciando con el idioma original del trabajo y finalizando en inglés.
ii.       Cada resumen debe ser seguido de 3 a 5 palabras que deberán colocarse inmediatamente después del resumen en la versión del idioma correspondiente.
c.       El texto principal puede variar en estructura debido a la variedad de formas de escritura que hoy en día incorpora la investigación cualitativa. Con todo se recomienda la siguiente estructura: Introducción, texto principal, conclusión.
d.      Las referencias deben ser incluidas al final del artículo.

Cualquier  consulta  en  relación  con  la  revista  Investigación  Cualitativa  deberá dirigirse a nuestro correo electrónico ( )

March 30- April 1, 2016
Caceres (Extremadura, Spain)

Conference devoted to the study of all aspects of Central American Literature; dialog between scholars and writers
Proposal deadline: January 31, 2016
Contact information: Jorge Roman-Lagunas (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Purdue University Calumet)

Phone Number 219 989 2379; e-mail:

28 - 29 April 2016
UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H OPN
The UCL Americas Research Network invites graduate students and early career researchers working on any aspect of the Americas to participate in our 2nd International Conference: ‘Ideas & Transformations in the Americas,’ featuring keynote speeches by Prof Maxine Molyneux (UCL Institute of the Americas) and Prof Diane Negra (University College Dublin). With important elections coming up across the region in 2015-16 it is essential to pause and consider how ideas can transform the political, economic, social and cultural landscape across the Americas. We welcome papers from international researchers working across the humanities, the social sciences and beyond in order to create a dynamic, interdisciplinary conference that will showcase the depth and quality of emerging research on the Americas.
Proposal deadline: 14 December 2015

  • Call For Papers: 2016 LAGO Graduate Conference | Latin American Graduate Organization
January 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2016
Tulane University’s Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO)

Tulane University’s Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO) invites paper and panel proposals for our 2016 Graduate Conference: “Liberalism and Its Discontents.” At the conference, we encourage participants to engage in an interdisciplinary discussion on the subject of liberalism in the Americas. More specifically, we seek scholarly works that explore and critique the influence of Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment thought in Latin America and its Diaspora. Through this conversation, we seek to trouble notions of “discovery,” “progress,” “development,” and “democracy” and critically examine how these terms are used in the field of Latin American Studies. Papers from all disciplines that explore any historical or contemporary moment are welcomed. We invite submissions in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Paper topics may include but are not limited to:
  • Economic liberalism and free trade agreements
  • Censorship, surveillance, and borders
  • Contradictions of modern nation state formation
  • Colonialism, neocolonialism, and liberalism
  • Reform versus revolution
  • Liberalism and nationalism
  • Issues of sovereignty
  • Sameness versus difference
  • Institutions and their complicity in violence
  • Contested territory
  • Indigenous and African epistemologies
  • Art and resistance
  • Critiques of modernity
  • Decentralized movements
  • Identity formation & network culture in the digital age
  • Empire and environmental stewardship/conservation
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: November 2nd, 2015.




The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Virginia invites applications for a position in Latin American Studies, at the assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (tenured) level. Anticipated start date is August 25, 2016. Applicants must have an excellent record of interdisciplinary research and teaching, with specializations in race, ethnicity, and/or migration in the Americas. This position is part of the Global South Initiative at the University of Virginia, a major interdisciplinary humanities initiative sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  The Global South Initiative is dedicated to innovative research and teaching of border zones and cultural histories of race, empire, and diaspora in the interconnected regions of Africa, Asia, and the Americas.  We are especially interested in scholars of literature and/or culture who conceive the field of Latin American Studies within a Global South framework and in critical dialogue with other transnational fields, including Native/indigenous studies, migration studies, American studies, Asian Pacific studies, African diaspora studies, and studies of ethnicity, race and racialization. The successful candidate will be appointed for the first two years as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow of the Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures, an appointment that will provide one course release per year.

Applicants at the assistant professor rank must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in a relevant field by May 2016 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. Candidates applying at the rank of assistant professor should provide one journal article and one chapter from a book or dissertation. 

Applicants at the associate professor rank must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application and must have a strong publication and teaching record. Candidates applying at the rank of associate professor should provide two journal articles and one chapter from a book.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on 0617532 and attach the following: curriculum vitae, cover letter describing scholarly accomplishments and teaching experience, 1-2 pp. teaching statement, and a representative sample of course evaluations (attach to Other 1). Applicants applying at the assistant professor rank needs to attach 1 journal article and 1 chapter from a book or dissertation (attach to Writing Sample 1 and Writing Sample 2). Applicants applying to the associate professor rank need to attach 2 recent articles (attach to Writing Sample 1 and Writing Sample 2), and 1 book chapter (attach to Other 2).

Under separate cover by mail or email, please arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

Gustavo Pellón, Chair of the Search Committee,
Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
P.O. Box 400777, 
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Priority will be given to applications received by Dec. 1, 2015 in selecting candidates for preliminary interviews at the MLA Convention in Austin, TX, Jan. 7-10, 2016 or by Skype for selected candidates not attending the MLA. We will notify by Dec. 20, 2015 those applicants the committee has selected to submit additional materials for review. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2015. The search will remain open until filled.

Questions about applying in Jobs@UVa should be directed to Tally Sanford, 

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


 The University of New Mexico Honors College invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position from scholars in the areas of Latin American Studies, Latina/o Studies, Chicana/o Studies or Native American/Indigenous Studies. This is a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision in UNM’s interdisciplinary Honors College. The successful candidate is expected to teach a minimum of two courses per semester, mentor undergraduate students, and conduct on-going research in one or more areas of the Humanities as relevant to the above subjects of inquiry. The Honors College is an interdisciplinary college within the University of New Mexico that offers unique academic opportunities to high-achieving, highly motivated undergraduate students from all other of UNM colleges and schools through an active learning approach. We seek faculty with a student-centered philosophy, innovative ideas, and strong mentorship skills who are engaged in creative, seminar style, experimental teaching, and who can lead undergraduates in research activities and other forms of original scholarship. In addition, applicants must demonstrate a record of on-going scholarship and strong interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications
1) Ph.D. in hand at time of application in a field within the Humanities (including English, History, American Studies, Folklore, Ethnic or Cultural Studies, Language, and Literature or similar, Humanities-focused Interdisciplinary or Integrative Studies) with
2) a focus in Latin American Studies, Latina/o Studies, Chicana/o Studies or Native American/Indigenous Studies;
3) Record of at least four semesters of undergraduate teaching experience;
4) Record of scholarly work appropriate for entry level faculty.

Preferred Qualifications
      Research interests, teaching background, or prior academic degree connecting their scholarship to the Latin America, American Southwest, and/or Borderlands;
      Demonstrated excellence with cross-cultural or multicultural content or perspectives in teaching, scholarship or program development, including intercultural and related-language experience, international study programs, or community-centered learning;
      Demonstrated ability to teach inventive, active, and interdisciplinary seminar-style courses to an undergraduate audience;
      Demonstrated excellence in scholarly publication;
      Use of new media or innovative technology in teaching, creative work, or scholarship;
      Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities;
      Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collegial environment and excellent interpersonal skills.

Salary and Appointment Status
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience for junior faculty. The position is available beginning August 1, 2016. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. UNM is a Department of Education Minority Serving Institution.
To apply, go to and search for Posting No. 0832282. For best consideration, applications must be submitted no later than November 23, 2015. All application materials, except the required letters of reference, must be attached to the UNM Jobs application (no faxes, hard copies, or email application materials will be accepted) and shall include:
 Required Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Portfolio (Teaching Philosophy), List of References (Faculty/Exec)
 Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications must include:
1) A letter of interest that addresses the applicant's qualifications, with specific attention to interdisciplinary work and teaching experience;
2) An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
3) (Upload under Teaching Philosophy) A portfolio (in PDF format) that includes: 1 syllabus, 2-3 handouts or assignments, teaching/student evaluation summaries, and 2 potential Honors College course descriptions (see examples at and
4) A list of 3 references, with complete contact information, who will be able to submit confidential letters of recommendation within a short time frame upon request by the Search Committee.
 Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM. Queries may be directed to: Dr. Christopher Holden, Search Committee Chair,; Dr. Ursula Shepherd, Associate Dean,; Sophia Alvarez, M.B.A., Search Coordinator,; or (505) 277-4211.

  Studies Program seek to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in the African Diaspora in Latin America and/or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Specialization not limited to, but might include diverse areas of study such as migration and the African diaspora in the Americas, colonialism and postcolonial studies, slavery, social movements, citizenship and the meaning of democracy, health and healing practices and/or ethnic identity politics in the Afro-Latin world.  
Teaching load is four courses in the first year, and five thereafter, and related responsibilities will be shared between Africana Studies and Latin American Studies. The candidate must be able to teach the introduction to Africana Studies and the introduction to Latin American Studies as well as introductory and upper level courses on Afro-Latin cultures and/or the Caribbean diaspora.

Candidates will be expected to have an on-going research program related to Latin America and/or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and to publish regularly in their field.

Additional responsibilities include advising of undergraduates, participation in college committees and departmental tasks, and directing student research.  
Additional Duties:  Working Conditions General academic and classroom environment  
Required Qualification: Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese is required.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a related social science or humanities field by August 2016 and will demonstrate a record of excellence in research as well as evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching.  Preferred Qualifications Special Instructions to Attach a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and a teaching philosophy statement as it applies to the African diaspora in Latin America. Please also provide names and contact information for three or more references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Do not send letters of reference until requested.

The application deadline is November 2.

For questions about this position or additional information, you may contact Caroline Beschea-Fache and Patricio Boyer, Selection Committee Chairs at or 704-894-2356. 

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- AFRICAN DIASPORA IN LATIN AMERICA/THE CARIBBEAN (Social Scientist) -University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin July 1, 2016. We are seeking an innovative, engaged social scientist whose research and teaching interests focus on the African diaspora in South America, Central America or the Caribbean, particularly the Hispanophone Caribbean. Specific area of research and teaching specialization is open, but should complement and expand current faculty strengths. We are especially interested in scholars whose work engages with one or more of the following areas: race, political economy, gender, sexuality, religion, social movements, and the environment.

Faculty members in the department teach four undergraduate courses per academic year (2-2): three in the faculty member’s area of expertise and one introductory course in African American and Diaspora Studies.
Deadline: Review of applicants will begin on November 7th, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Minimum Requirements: PhD in a social science discipline (e.g. Anthropology, Geography, Political Economy, Political Science, Sociology), or a related interdisciplinary field. All requirements for the PhD must be completed by July 1, 2016.
Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates must be able to demonstrate a record of excellence in research, and excellence or potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to teach a course on Blacks in Latin America. An active program of research and publication, and participation in departmental and university service are also required.
Documents Required:
Applications must be submitted online at Applicants should upload a cover letter, C.V., research statement and statement of teaching experience and interests (as one document), and a writing sample (such as a published article, article under review, or dissertation chapter).

At the time of application, candidates are required to identify the names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers of four professional references. Reference providers identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support.

The minimum number of references required are 4 with a maximum of 4 reference letters.

The University of Oklahoma, a Carnegie R-1 comprehensive public research university, is home to the international literary magazine World Literature Today, the South Central Modern Languages Association, the Fred Jones Museum of Art, and the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. Norman, OK has been ranked the 6th best small city in the United States by CNN Money Magazine and offers a wide variety of activities in the arts and athletics. For information about the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, please visit
OU announces a tenured position in 20th and 21st century Brazilian literature and culture. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area, a strong record of peer-reviewed publications in respected venues, a native or near-native command of Portuguese, and a demonstrable commitment to excellence in teaching and program development. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester at all levels of the curriculum and develop a minor in Portuguese to complement the programs in Latin American literature and culture.  The hire will work in collaboration with the OU in Rio study abroad program, actively recruit students into the new Portuguese minor, and plan and carry out cultural events for student recruitment and retention. Salary and internal research funding opportunities are very competitive.
To apply: Please send a dossier, electronically and in hard copy, including: letter of application outlining ideas for creating a successful Portuguese minor, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of five recommenders, two samples of published work, and complete sets of recent teaching evaluations to Dr. Luis Cortest, Portuguese Search Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, University of Oklahoma, 780 Van Vleet Oval, Room 202, Norman, Oklahoma, 73019. Review of materials will begin November 2, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype; the appointment begins August 16, 2016. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida invites applications and nominations of social scientists for a position in Latin American Studies at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, to begin in August 2016. We seek candidates whose work engages the Caribbean (Cuba is of particular interest), and who will advance the Center’s commitment to cross-disciplinary collaborations among faculty and students, and to transdisciplinary partnerships that extend beyond the academy. Applicants should demonstrate an international scholarly reputation, a record of rigorous field research, sustained external grant/fellowship funding, excellence in teaching, and capacity for mentoring graduate student research across a broad range of topics. We welcome candidates with innovative approaches to research and to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and those with enthusiasm for building programs, including one or more of the Center’s interdisciplinary research and training initiatives. The successful candidate will hold a full-time appointment in the Center and will report to the Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, with tenure in a relevant disciplinary department.
The UF Center for Latin American Studies is the oldest and one of the largest Latin American Studies programs in the United States. The Latin American program was formed in the 1930s and renamed the Center for Latin American Studies in 1963. It was among the first institutions in the country to be designated a National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and to receive assistance through fellowships and the USDE’s Title VI program. Today, the Center is ranked among the best in the world, and UF libraries host a world-class collection of Latin American and Caribbean materials. Students can choose from among 350 Latin American and Caribbean area and language courses routinely offered by 50 departments at UF. 
The Center offers a Masters of Arts in Latin American Studies (MALAS), a Masters of Arts in Sustainable Development Practice (MDP), graduate and undergraduate certificates, an undergraduate minor, and a joint law degree. The Center is linked to departments with strong PhD programs including those where the faculty member for this position will have tenure. More information about the Center can be found at:
Applicants should apply through the University of Florida’s on-line applicant tracking system at: and submit: a letter of interest (indicating research and teaching interests), curriculum vitae, and a list of three references. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2015, and continue until an applicant pool has been established.
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women and those from other underserved groups are encouraged to apply. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public; and all applications, CV’s and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Description: Colonial Latin American History (1492-1825)

Applicants should apply at:

The University of California at Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Requirements: Colonial Latin American History (1492-1825)

Applicants should apply at:

The University of California at Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred given to candidates who have demonstrated effectivness in teaching.
Documents Required: Cover Letter, CV, Writing Sample, and Three Letters of Reference
Additional Information: For more information on the History Department, visit our website at:

The position will include teaching responsibilities in both lower division and upper division courses, as well as opportunities to teach in the Spanish M.A. program. Experience with and commitment to teaching heritage language learners and the ability to teach language, literature and culture, as needed. See SSU employment website for complete description.
Deadline: November 30, 2015
Minimum Requirements:
A Latin American generalist with a strong focus in the Colonial period and its relevance to post-colonial contexts. The candidate must have a Ph.D. by time of appointment and two years university-level teaching experience. Evidence of scholarly potential is also required.
Preferred Qualifications:
A Trans-Atlantic specialty with the ability to teach Golden Age Literature is a plus. Experience with and a commitment to teaching heritage language learners and the ability to teach language, literature and culture, as needed. The selected candidate will have some background or interest in interdisciplinary teaching and collaborative curriculum development. The candidate should possess native or near-native fluency in Spanish, evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level, and familiarity with and interest in innovative pedagogies for liberal arts education. The candidate should demonstrate an interest and/or experience in international education, such as study abroad.
Documents Required:
Application letter; Curriculum vitae; Statement of Research Interests; Teaching Philosophy; Student Evaluations; Contact Information for 3 References
Contact Information:
Application procedures available at

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 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.

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:
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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: 



Call for Proposals for Summer 2016
The Global Reach Area Studies Program is a new initiative of the Title VI International Area Studies Centers of the University of Illinois. Open to secondary school students (entering) grades 7-12 as well as recently graduated seniors, the program offers a diverse array of interdisciplinary international area studies courses for 6 weeks in June and July. A new program of the Center for Global Studies (CGS), Illinois-Northwestern African Studies Consortium (CAS-PAS), European Union Center (EUC), and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), GRASP promotes global perspectives, foreign language learning, and cosmopolitan perspectives through an intensive program of academically challenging enrichment offerings.

This new program seeks to use experiential learning, critical pedagogy, and project-based approaches to blend international area studies with STEM, the humanities, social sciences, and the arts for a challenging (credit-bearing) summer college experience that will expand perspectives and give students an advantage in the global marketplace. The program offers four types of courses:
(1)    Intensive, immersion foreign language classes  (offered daily)
(2)    Intermediate International Area Studies classes across the disciplines
(3)    Advanced Area Studies classes across the disciplines
(4)    Practicums that combine area studies and cultural exploration learning with acquisition of research and/or skills for scientific inquiry, or training in the use of technology, grass roots organization, civic activism, etc.

GRASP requests proposals from faculty, advanced graduate students, and academic staff to develop and teach Intermediate, Advanced, and Practicum summer courses. Courses may focus on a single area (region) of the world (e.g., Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America), or take a more global approach (e.g., transnational movements, globalization, internationalization, etc.). Although we are interested in proposals that examine a particular topic, even in a particular culture (e.g., Manga in Japan or German Expressionist Film) courses that take project-based, hands-on approaches to explore transnational issues of global importance are preferred. Priority will be given to proposals that blend serious and advanced study of disciplines with the cultural exploration of real-world problems and dilemmas. We are looking for courses that examine contemporary problems that cross lines of disciplinary study. Some possible examples might include the following:

(1)    “Power Africa”—a course that blends the physics of electrical engineering and electrical grids with the social/political challenges of rural electrification in Africa
(2)    “English Education in Asia”—a course that examines the cultural, political, and economic drive to learn English as an International Language
(3)    “Rule of Law in China”—a cross-cultural comparative exploration of changes to China’s legal system with relation to democratic conceptions of civil society
(4)    “Sustainable Futures”—a course that blends agricultural education, biology, environmental politics, and food security

(5)     “Transnational Musical Movements”—an ethnomusicology approach combined with media and/or communication studies to explore the global impact of musical phenomena
(6)    “Comparative Literature: Poetry and Democratic Movements from Latin America to Asia”
(7)    “H2O, You Don’t Know?”—a course that combines the science and engineering of water purification with study of safe global water programs in developing Latin America, Asia, Africa, and other parts of the world
(8)    “Europe’s Ethnic Minorities in Schools”— a course blending education, sociology, religious studies, and political science
(9)                                    For examples of similar summer programs see:
4 –week Course Options:
·         Intermediate Courses are appropriate for middle school and younger high school students and meet for 8 sessions: 2 days/week for 2 hrs/day for a total for 16 contact hours (no college credit)
·         Advanced Courses are appropriate for high school students and meet for 12 sessions: 3 days/week for 2 hrs/day for a total of 24 contact hours (students can earn 3 college credits)
·         Practicums may be tailored to either middle school or high school audiences (but not both) and meet for 12 sessions: 3 days/week for 3 hrs/day for a total of 36 contact hours (students can earn 3 college credits)

GRASP encourages applicants to be inventive and interdisciplinary and to try new approaches with regard to the format of the course. Incorporating field experiences and visits to or work in University labs, museums, Institutes, and other centers of study are preferred, as are classes that require students to develop research and writing skills. Although courses should be academically rigorous, teachers should be mindful of the age of the audience when designing a course.

Faculty, lecturers/instructors, advanced graduate students, and Academic Staff (academic professionals) holding a PhD are eligible to submit proposals.

Proposals to develop and teach a course in the Summer 2016 GRASP program (roughly 6/15-7/30 with exact dates TBD) are currently being accepted. Length of proposed courses, audience, and contact hours may deviate from the prescribed rubric above provided that a good academic justification is given in the proposal.

Stipends to develop and teach a GRASP course are based on instructor qualifications, experience, and type of course:
(1)    Intermediate Courses:
Faculty; lecturers/instructors/Academic Staff with PhDs: $3,500 Advanced Graduate students: $3,000
(2)    Advanced Courses:
Faculty; lecturers/instructors/Academic Staff with PhDs: $4,000 Advanced Graduate students: $3,500
(3)    Practicums:
Faculty; lecturers/instructors/Academic Staff with PhDs: $4,000

Advanced Graduate students: $3,500

Please use the following proposal format to prepare your submission. Proposals must be submitted electronically to:

Terri Gitler, by Friday, November 20, 2015.

Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of Area Studies Centers affiliate faculty and staff.

  •         GLBL 298:  Global Studies Seminar Abroad

LAS Global Studies invites proposals to offer a GLBL 298: Global Studies Seminar Abroad (GSSA).  These seminars abroad are special topics courses designed by faculty to enhance undergraduate students’ understanding of a topic or problem of global import through an on-campus course that extends into a field experience abroad with a research focus.  The seminars should foster skills to identify and analyze issues from multiple disciplinary and cultural perspectives, promoting a global mindset and respect for diverse ways of living, thinking and being as a result of cross-cultural exchange.

The seminars begin on campus, usually during the 2nd 8-weeks of a term, and then spend approximately 2-3 weeks abroad after the term in intensive instruction and exploration.  The fall term portion abroad is generally from late-December to mid-January, and the spring term portion abroad is generally from late-May to mid-June. 

Faculty directors indicate that they value their seminars because of the extraordinary teaching experience and the opportunity to develop or strengthen professional relationships and experience abroad.  Students value their seminars abroad because of the enhanced learning environment, high quality interaction with a faculty member, and intercultural experiences.

Candidates with a current teaching appointment with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus in one of the following employment categories may submit proposals electronically to:  Valerie Paceley, by Monday, February 1, 2016.

•          Tenured and tenure-track Faculty,
•          Specialized Faculty (PhD preferred),
•          Emeritus Faculty,
•          Academic Professionals (Master’s required, PhD preferred)

Graduate students are not eligible to direct a program abroad, although co-teaching may be considered.  Courses are open for enrollment by undergraduate students at UIUC; graduate students are not eligible to take these courses.

Faculty director costs for travel, including lodging and per diem, related to the course are covered.  Directors on a 9-month appointment receive 1/9th summer salary, not to exceed $10,000.  Directors on a 12-month appointment teach the course abroad on-load, unless they are taking vacation time to teach the course and will receive a 1/12th summer salary stipend for their teaching not to exceed $10,000.  All proposals to teach the course must be approved by the faculty/instructor’s department, and requests to teach the course on-load may be negotiated.

Development Grants
LAS International Programs ( and the Study Abroad Office ( offer a limited number of small grants to develop new courses abroad.  Proposers interested in one of these grants should submit their course proposal, a budget, and short justification for a site visit to these offices.  Other site visit funding sources should also be pursued.

Meeting Expectations
In addition to course planning and implementation requirements, the faculty selected to offer a course abroad will be expected to attend the following meetings (dates subject to change): 

  • Pre-Program Planning, April 2016
  • GSSA Faculty Meeting, September 2016
  • Study Abroad Office Pre-Departure Orientation, mid-November 2016
  • Follow-up Meeting, January or February 2017
  • Global Studies Annual Reception: February 2017

Faculty directors also participate in the selection of course participants and contribute to collective initiatives with other participating faculty.  Faculty directors submit a Program Report upon completion of their program summarizing the experience and learning outcomes. 
For questions and information on the LAS Global Studies Seminar initiative, contact Tim Wedig, Associate Director of LAS Global Studies: or phone: 217-333-0178. 
Proposal Format and Due Date
Please use the following proposal format to prepare your submission. 
Submit proposals electronically to:  Valerie Paceley, by Monday, February 1, 2016.

Proposals are reviewed by the LAS Global Studies Faculty Advisory Committee.

The Brazil Initiation Scholarship (BIS) is a key component of BRASA’s agenda to expand Brazilian Studies in the United States. BRASA invites applications from graduate and undergraduate students for a one-time $1,500 travel scholarship to do exploratory research or language study in Brazil. This scholarship targets aspiring Brazilianists with relatively little or no experience in Brazil. It seeks to contribute to the student’s initial trip (for a period from six weeks to three months), to heighten the student’s interest in Brazil, and deepen his/her commitment to Brazilian studies in the United States. Students are encouraged to combine this scholarship with other grants or awards.
The Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) is pleased to announce the recipients for the Brazil Initiation Scholarship (BIS) Awards. We received a large number of very strong applications, and the committee selected four scholars to receive a $1,500 award to perform field research in Brazil.
The committee was chaired by Steven Butterman (Modern Languages & Literatures, Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Miami) and included Victoria Langland (History & Romance Languages & Literatures, University of Michigan), John Burdick (Anthropology, Syracuse University), and Amy Nunn (Medicine & Public Health, Brown University).
Application Information
Eligibility: Proposals for the BIS will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
Highest priority will be given to applicants who are outstanding college seniors, recent college graduates applying to graduate programs in Brazilian studies or in Latin American studies with the intent of focusing on Brazil, or new graduate students already focusing on Brazil.
Students from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences are eligible. In exceptional cases, applications from the natural sciences will be given consideration (for example, someone in environmental sciences who is writing a dissertation on the Amazon or pollution in São Paulo and who plans to continue research on Brazil).
Preference will be given to those applicants who have little or no in-country experience in Brazil. A student requesting funding to undertake an exploratory research trip should present evidence at the time of the application that he/she has achieved at least an intermediate level of competence in the Portuguese language sufficient to carry out the proposed research. Successful applicants may combine BIS with other grants, scholarships, or awards, as long as he/she specifies clearly how the funds are going to be spent (for example, the BRASA scholarship might be used to cover travel costs, while a grant from another source could be used for living expenses, etc.). Applicants are required to be BRASA members at the time of submission.
Application Process: A complete application (partial applications will not be considered) will include the following documents: (NOTE THAT ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS EXCEPT FOR THE TRANSCRIPTS AND LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AS ONE PDF OR WORD DOCUMENT).

1.       The application cover page (download form)
2.       A two-page prospectus (double spaced, 12-point font)
3.       A two-page résumé or CV;
4.       A budget specifying how the $1500 will be spent
5.       In the case of undergraduates or recent college graduates, a letter of intent to study Brazil in graduate school
6.       A two-page bibliography on the subject of study, and evidence that the applicant has achieved at least an intermediate level of competence in Portuguese (competence can be demonstrated by a transcript or a letter from a university instructor of Portuguese)
7.       Proof of membership in BRASA
8.       Two letters of recommendation from professors
9.       Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
The letters of recommendation and transcripts may be mailed directly to BRASA at the address below. All other materials should be submitted together either as PDF or Word files in a single email to In the subject line write “BIS 2016 Submission + your name” and nothing else. (e.g. BIS 2016 Submission Smith, Mary).
Evaluation Criteria and Selection Process: In order to be considered for the scholarship, the two-page prospectus should:
•        Clearly and coherently outline the project’s engagement with Brazil
•        Demonstrate as precisely as possible the feasibility of the proposed exploratory research project and how it will contribute to the student’s academic development
•        Briefly discuss the role the work undertaken in Brazil will play in shaping the applicant’s future course of academic study (for instance, it could be the seed project for a larger grant application, provide the basis of a paper prepared for presentation at a BRASA conference, or serve as the foundation for future research on Brazil)
Report: Upon completion of the research experience in Brazil, recipients are required to file a two-page, double-spaced report with the BRASA Executive Director summarizing their activities and identifying relevant academic outcomes. In addition, a statement accounting for the expenditure of funds must be sent to the BRASA Executive Director. Following completion of studies in Brazil, BRASA strongly encourages recipients to participate in a subsequent BRASA congress in order to report on their activities.
Deadline for application: November 15, 2015
Awards will be announced by February 3rd, 2016. To submit a proposal and for all other correspondence regarding this award, contact:
Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brown University
111 Thayer Street, Box 1970
Providence, RI 02912-1970
401.863.6884 (tel)
401.863.2928 (fax)

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 are as follows:

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 or more 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 Questions about the fellowships may be directed to Nancy Castro at
We are currently accepting proposals for the IIP International Grants Program. Each year, Illinois International offers funding to sponsor international conferences on the Urbana-Champaign campus, as well as international research travel by Illinois faculty. Proposal details and requirements can be found online: International Conference Grants | International Research Travel Grants
We encourage you to forward this message to your colleagues or departments you think would be interested in pursuing these opportunities. Proposals should be submitted electronically at (travel) and (conference). The deadline for proposals is November 2, 2015. If you have questions, please contact Julie Misa, Executive Director for Administration and Management, at (217) 333-9192 or



#Papo #Cabeça – FESTA DAS BRUXAS (Portuguese Halloween Party)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

La Casa Cultural Latina
1203 Nevada, Urbana IL.

Portuguese Program (Department of Spanish and Portuguese), Luso Brazilian Association.
Co-sponors: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

Andreia Lisboa de Sousa

Papo Cabeça! (Portuguese conversation)
#Papo #Cabeça (Brazilian Portuguese Conversation) is a weekly extra-curricular activity, conducted by our Program, where students can practice the language, learn about the cultures of Portuguese speaking countries, and make new friends!



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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