CLACS Newsletter – Week January 25-29
CLACS Lecture Series: http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/news/lectures.aspx
CLARISSA FREITAS, Department of Architecture and Urbanism, Universidade Federal do Ceara and Post- doc Research Scholar Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UIUC
URBAN PLANNING AND INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS IN FORTALEZA, BRAZIL
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26
101 International Studies Building
HELAINE SILVERMAN, Prof of Anthropology, UIUC
MANAGING CHANGE IN THE HISTORIC CENTER OF CUZCO, PERU
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28
101 International Studies Building
GEORGE HENSON, Spanish and Portuguese, UIUC
TRANSLATING CUBANIA IN MIGUEL BARNET’S “FATIMA O EL PARQUE DE LA FRATERNINDAD;” OR, CAN FATIMA SPEAK IN TRANSLATION
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4
101 International Studies Building
INTERESTED IN LEARNING QUECHUA , PORTUGUESE OR ANY INDIGENEOUS LANGUAGE FROM THE AMERICAS? APPLY FOR A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES FELLOWSHIP (FLAS)
FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate and graduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies.
The following languages, classified by Center, are approved by the U.S. Department of Education for FLAS fellowships at Illinois. Undergraduate fellowships are only available for intermediate to advanced study of less commonly taught languages, which are defined as modern languages other than Spanish, German or French.
For more details on how to apply visit the FLAS website for UIUC: http://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisflas/
Any Questions contact Alejandra Seufferheld, email@example.com
If a language is offered by more than one center, students can apply to all Centers that offer the language. For example, Portuguese is offered by EUC and CGS. If you are applying to study Portuguese you can apply to two centers at the same time. You do not need to submit separate on-line application forms (please simply check all the centers to which you apply on the form) but need to submit a complete set of supporting documents for each center to which you are applying.
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 5, 2016
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers summer fellowships for graduate students (from any nationality) in any discipline who haven’t pass their prelims or qualifying exams yet
INFORMATION MEETING: Friday January 29 at 12pm in Room 200 International Studies Building
Information and requirements about the fellowship: http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/academics/fellowships/tinker.aspx
Deadline: MONDAY February 29, 2015
Any questions contact Angelina Cotler, Associate Director. firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch our video for the Tinker Workshop 2014: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8MuR-9YrVzta3pPNXFjRTVqX2s/view
BY APPLYING TO THE TINKER APPLICATION STUDENTS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CONSIDERED TO COMPETE TO THE DOROTHEA S. AND NORMAN E. WHITTEN ENDOWMENT FUND WHICH SUPPORTS PRE-DISSERTATION SUMMER RESEARCH FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WORKING IN SPANISH LATIN AMERICA (with priority in the Andean Region)
The Lemann Institute of Brazilian Studies offers fellowships to UIUC graduate students doing research about Brazil. Depending upon Institute funding and the proposed plan of study or research, awards may be made for one semester (carrying a stipend of $9,000), one academic year (stipend of $18,000), or for students planning to conduct research in Brazil, support for the Spring Semester and Summer of 2017 (carrying a Spring-Summer stipend of $9,000 for the Spring and $6,000 for the summer, as well as airfare to/from Brazil up to $2,000). The Lemann Graduate Fellows will have tuition and fee waivers from LAS units and participating professional schools. The number of awards varies year to year and may depend on the strength of the applications received.
Eligibility: The Lemann Graduate fellowship is open to all UIUC advanced graduate students who are developing research on Brazil. Graduate and professional students at UIUC enrolled in a graduate degree program with a substantial focus on Brazil are strongly encouraged to apply. Students who already have another fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year are not eligible. Students who have held a previous Lemann Graduate Fellowship may re-apply once however, students that re-apply will not necessarily be ranked above other new applicants.
Restrictions: These fellowships are available to graduate students who want to conduct research in or about Brazil. Awards can be used for airfare, in-country transportation expenses, living expenses and research-related expenses. Independent research, pre-dissertation and dissertation research, and professional degree-related activities in or about Brazil are permissible. Comparative research dealing with Brazil and other countries are also eligible, but the Institute will only fund the Brazilian portion of the research. Students on Lemann Graduate Fellowships may not have a University job or assistantship for the duration of the fellowship. Spring-Summer and one-semester awards are contingent on approval from the applicant’s Director of Graduate Studies.
Evaluation: A fellowship committee composed of faculty associated with the Lemann Institute will determine the awards. Announcement of awards will be made within six weeks of the established deadline.
Reporting: Awardees will report to the Lemann Institute within 30 days of completing their fellowships. Second year MA or third and fourth year PhDs are required to submit a written report that includes research results, proposed final stages of the project, itinerary, and an account of funds expended, as well as making a seminar presentation at a one-day workshop organized by the Lemann Institute in the fall of 2016.
Taxes: The IRS has ruled that universities are not responsible for withholding or reporting income taxes on fellowship payments for U.S. citizens, foreign national resident aliens for tax purposes, or permanent residents. However, the IRS does require that universities withhold taxes from the fellowship payments to international students on temporary visas that are classified as non-resident aliens for tax purposes. International students may be able to claim a treaty benefit that exempts the fellowship payment from income tax withholding. For more information on taxes, consult the IRS web page: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/Withholding-Federal-Income-Tax-on-Scholarships,-Fellowships,-and-Grants-Paid-to-Aliens
HOW TO APPLY:
Completed applications and proposals must be submitted in electronic format to Elis Artz at email@example.com by:
DEADLINE: Monday, February, 22, 2016
Proposals will not be accepted without all application materials, listed below.
Applicants must submit the following information in a single PDF file:
Thanks to the generous support of Professors Joseph Love (History-Emeritus) and Werner Baer (Economics), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies announces the competition for TWO fellowships to graduate students working in Latin America.
WHO CAN APPLY: Any graduate student who is enrolled in a Ph.D. program and is already ABD or has pass their prelims or qualifying exams , from any department, from any nationality.
REQUIREMENTS: Research for at least minimum 4 weeks either on summer or during the academic year.
REPORT: Students should report the donors within a month of their return from Latin America. If the students are going to the field for the first time, they should participate in the Tinker workshop held in late October every year.
RESTRICTIONS: Grant money cannot be used for conference or course registration, or for intensive language workshops or field schools. The subject of investigation may be related to dissertation research
It is acceptable to use other grants in conjunction with this grant.
EVALUATION: The following criteria apply:
The research site chosen is suitable for the study, and that appropriate facilities or conditions for the proposed research exist there. The research problem is germane to historic, political, economic, sociocultural and/or ecological characteristics of the specific locale chosen. The research problem is relevant to current concerns in the applicant's field of study. The research methods proposed and the time allowed (normally four or more weeks) are adequate to achieve substantial progress, as demonstrated by a schedule of proposed activities. Technical competence: The applicant must demonstrate, through transcripts and/or letters of recommendation, a level of language competence adequate to the research task, and sufficient grounding in all other technical skills required in the proposed research.
HOW TO APPLY:
Requirements and documents http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/academics/fellowships/lovekilby.aspx
Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools– The Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace will cover the cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board)—from the beginner to advanced level—in Portuguese. The deadline has been extended to January 24, 2016. See the website for application details.
Middlebury School of Portuguese-- Take three classes in Portuguese and earn 9 credit hours at the 7-week immersion program in Middlebury, Vermont.
Need-based Financial Aid Available to All Students –Learn more about financial aid and other scholarships and fellowships.
The Middlebury Language Schools celebrated its Centennial in 2015. Our website has more information on all eleven Language Schools, the Language Pledge®, activities and the online application. To receive more information by email, please fill out this form.
Middlebury College Language Schools
Middlebury, VT 05753
Graduate Student Grant Writing Workshop and Student-Led Discussion on Tips for Applying for Grants and Fellowships
February 5, 2016
101 International Studies Building, 901 S. Fifth Street
9-9:30am Tips for Applying for Grants and Fellowships
Led by: Lenore Matthew, MSW, MA (School of Social Work) and Charles Fogelman, PhD Candidate (Geography & GIS)
9:30-11:30am Grant Writing Workshop
Led by: Ken Vickery, Director, Office of External Fellowship, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Free and open to any University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate Student
Please register at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9877800
Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations
The Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarships in International Relations are awarded to outstanding University of Illinois doctoral students conducting dissertation research abroad. Preference is given to students studying international relations, although students of all disciplines are encouraged to apply, provided that their research includes an international dimension. These $2,000 scholarships enable doctoral students to conduct field research outside of the U.S. Funds are administered to the recipient's student account through the Office of Financial Aid and may be used for travel and other research-related expenses. The scholarships are funded through a generous gift from the late Nelle M. Signor.
Students must apply by Friday, March 4, 2016 for funding consideration for research conducted in Summer 2016 or at any time during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/NelleMSignor or contact Caroline Ewing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Pia Gratton International Award
This award is intended to enable a female graduate student from outside the United States to have an academic and cultural experience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois). Preference will be given to a student who has had a limited opportunity to travel outside of her home country. The Gratton Award provides a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend totaling $10,000 for the academic year.
Students must apply by Monday, February 15, 2016 for Academic Year 2016-2017. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/MPGratton or contact Caroline Ewing at email@example.com
Havana, June 6-26
The course will be taught in Spanish, so 4 semesters of college level Spanish (or equivalent) is a pre-requesite for participation.
The attached flyer has some additional information. Interested students should also visit the study abroad website for information and application procedures:
Deadline: January 31st, 2016
CEBRAP’s International interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Program is meant to complement the training of doctors by providing them with top-notch interdisciplinary experience, enabling them to tackle research topics beyond the boundaries of the fields in which they have been trained and to acquire a broader view of the major issues in our contemporary societies. The program also expects that an international group of doctors will allow for a comparative framework in researched topics.
The IIPP is aimed at doctors with a PhD in anthropology, political science, demography, law, economics, philosophy, history, and sociology, whose interests are aligned with those of the CEBRAP´s research program.
The program will select up to 15 PHDs from different nationalities and will last for one year, with a continuous 9-month stay at CEBRAP and a 3-month at a partner foreign institution.
The IIPP draws on a successful previous experience by CEBRAP, the Cadre Training Program (1986-2002), later changed into the Postdoctoral Program (2003-2007), which enrolled 116 young Brazilian researchers.
Turner Fellows work on projects and issues related to strategic planning, campus safety, student fees, community-based learning and volunteer service, leadership development, awards and scholarships, and health and wellness. They coordinate focus sessions to discuss pertinent student issues and/or plan and make presentations to the Chancellor’s Cabinet, Student Affairs staff, and students. They coordinate surveys to evaluate programs, summarize and report findings, and present recommendations to committees.
-Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
-Demonstrated writing and quantitative skills
-High academic achievement (a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0)
-Available to work 10-15 hours per week
-Junior standing at the time of application
-Expected graduation date at the end of the next academic year
An informational session will be held on January 27th at 6 pm in Lincoln Hall 1000. Application deadline is February 14th. For more information and to apply, please go to go.illinois.edu/turner!
25 and 26 July 2016
School of Media and Communications of the University of Leeds
This conference will explore the connections between the media and models of governance in the region, from both a comparative and an interdisciplinary perspective, paying particular attention to changes in the communication patterns of governments, interest groups, journalists and news organizations, NGOs and civil society. We are interested in paper presentations exploring empirical, theoretical and methodological issues connected to research on media and communications in the region, rising issues about how Latin American scholarly traditions, approaches and cases can better dialogue and inform academic debates of global relevance.
Drawing upon these questions, we welcome paper submission in the following areas of inquiry:
§ Political communication, public relations and propaganda: the mediatisation and personalisation of politics in Latin America and the Caribbean; relationships between political and media populism; professionalization of political communication, digital media and political mobilisation; old and new forms of clientelism in the media.
§ Comparative media systems: comparing public media services; comparing media markets; comparing journalistic cultures; and comparing regulatory frameworks.
§ Media and the governance agenda: media representations of policy processes; investigative journalism; media accountability; censorship and freedom of the press; state surveillance and privacy, communication and global change.
§ ICTs, democracy and development: role of media technologies in fostering modernisation and development; opportunities and risks associated to the uses of new technologies for the purpose of empowering communities and marginalized groups; how are audiences/publics emerging and changing as a result of the spread of social media.
§ Proposal deadline: Abstracts are due February 28 2016.
Please find more details about the conference and the CFP here: http://mgla.leeds.ac.uk/call-for-papers/
Please direct any questions and abstracts to this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to have confirmed the attendance of a superb line-up of guest speakers, including Sallie Hughes (University of Miami), Claudia Mellado (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso) and Carolina Matos (City University London).
Please find more details about the conference and the CFP here: http://mgla.leeds.ac.uk/call-for-papers/
Please direct questions and abstracts to this email: email@example.com
We look forward to welcoming you in Leeds,
Jairo Lugo-Ocando, Ximena Orchard, Sara Garcia Santamaria, Antonio Brambila.
We are writing on behalf of the Indiana University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Student Conference Planning Committee, to ask you to please distribute the attached Call for Papers to the graduate students in your program. The theme of the conference is "Access & Control: Resources and Technology in the Global South," and it will take place March 3-5, 2016. The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 22, 2016.
The conference is specifically designed to not be exclusively focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. Our hope is to feature presentations on research about access and control of resources and technology from various geographical areas that fit into the Global South paradigm. To that end, we would greatly appreciate if you could forward this email and Call for Papers to other area studies programs at your university.
A highlight of our conference is our ability to offer travel grants to students coming from outside of Indiana University to cover transportation costs (ranging $200-$600). We can also provide accommodations and a majority of meals, making participating in our conference an affordable way to present research to a wider, multidisciplinary audience.
An opening address will be presented by IU Geography Professor Dr. Majed Akhter, titled "Drones, dams, and uneven development: Historical and emerging techno-geographies of the Global South.” The conference keynote will be a talk by Dr. Marion Werner of the State University of New York, Buffalo, Geography Department, titled "Food Systems and Sovereignty in the Caribbean."
For more information, please visit http://www.indiana.edu/~clacs/events/gsc/ or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would greatly appreciate your help in distributing our Call for Papers to potentially interested graduate students.
June 10-12, 2016
The University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus, Tokyo, JAPAN
An increasing number of scholars in the humanities and the social sciences are dealing with the concept of “memory.” How we remember the past has far-reaching implications for politics, society, and culture. Scholars now recognize that memory is not only a personal faculty but rather is a key process in social stability and change. For instance, ethnic minorities unify and mobilize by way of the histories they recount of their roots. Establishing the true history of civil wars or military regimes is the work not only of historians but also of those pursuing reconciliation. In this sense, memory is power. A principal goal of this conference is to explore issues of memory with a special emphasis on Latin America, which has always been at the center global historical developments such as colonialism, nationalism, and neoliberalism. By what mechanisms does collective memory gain power? What are the differences and commonalities among various practices of collective remembering in Latin America? What are the best methods or theoretical tools for comprehending memory’s role in social and political processes?
Proposal deadline: January 31, 2016 (24:00 GMT)
Contact information: http://www1.lainac.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/research/conference/memory2016
Carlo Severi (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)
Marco Antonio Estrada Saavedra (El Colegio de México)
Takeshi Wada (The University of Tokyo)
Ayako Saito (The University of Tokyo)
Yutaka Aida (The University of Tokyo)
Ohio State University
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 29, 2016
The Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America (ILCLA), organized in conjunction to the third Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America (STLILLA 2016) brings together instructors, practitioners, activists, indigenous leaders, scholars and learners who study indigenous languages and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean.
This international symposium engages participants in a hemispheric dialogue and also serves as a permanent forum for networking and exchanging ideas, experiences and research on methodological, theoretical, pedagogical, and practical issues from inter and trans-disciplinary perspectives. This forum will enable professionals from around the world to interact with leading experts in the fields of education, language policy and planning, linguistics, cultural studies, ethnomusicology, anthropology, informatics, and other disciplines. Through different venues such as keynotes presentations, panels, round tables, interactive workshops, poster sessions, and technological tool showcases, this symposium will contribute to the teaching and learning, dissemination and preservation, study and advancement of indigenous languages and cultures of the region. A peer-reviewed selection of the symposium proceedings will be published in alter/nativas, journal of latin american cultural studies.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Luis Cárcamo-Huechante (UT, Austin), and Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino (PUCP, Perú).
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: email@example.com
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applications from social scientists, especially working in the areas of political development, economic analysis and policy, social policy, environmental studies, urban studies, and communication/media studies are encouraged. Experience with Community Based Research or Service-Learning instruction a plus. Fellows will be selected following two criteria: (1) intellectual merit and (2) the potential impact that their research, teaching, and experience would have on the strategic advancement of Latin American Studies at Tulane.
Fellowships are one-year, residential, full-time appointments with a stipend of $47,500 plus benefits. Travel and moving expenses are not supported. The fellowship requires teaching one course per semester, with the Spring Semester course designated as a Service-Learning course. Fellows will also be expected to asumeresponsibility for leading at least one new Center initiative and/or will participate in mentoring the Center’s undergraduate and graduate students. We are also attempting to launch an MA program in Costa Rica, and so there may be an opportunity for the fellowship to afford a year-long field research opportunity in Costa Rica in exchange for serving as the resident director of this MA program. If any applicant is interested in this possibility, please indicate this in your application cover letter. Applicants who are ABD must complete their Ph.D. by June 2016 and absolutely must have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the Fall 2016 semester. Preference will be given to those who have not had recent access to Tulane University’s resources and whose research would benefit from such access.
Application must be submitted via Interfolio by visiting http://apply.interfolio.com/33620 and must include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter describing research interests and teaching philosophy; (3) a graduate transcript; (4) two recommendation letters; (5) a writing sample; (6) a detailed proposal for at least one content course or seminar; and (6) teaching evaluations if available.
For additional information on the Stone Center and its programs, please visit our website: http://stonecenter.tulane.edu . For more information on the Post-Doctoral Fellowship program, please contact James D. Huck, Jr., Assistant Director and Graduate Advisor, Stone Center for Latin American Studies at 504-865-5164 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on February 15, 2016, until the position is filled.
Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.
0pen field of study, with combination of literature/cultural analysis and creative writing in Spanish
Deadline: 1 February 2016
Minimum Requirements: PhD by 1 July 2016
Preferred Qualifications: PhD by 1 July 2016
CV, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations
apply on line at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00517
Proof of employment eligibility required
New York University Arts and Science
New York University seeks a post-doctoral fellow specializing in the cities of the Caribbean, Latin America, and/or Atlantic Africa (post-1850) for the 2016-2017 academic year. The fellow will work alongside NYU faculty whose interests include political economy, racism and inequality, and the politics of sustainability and development.
Responsibilities for the fellow will include helping convene a Global Cities conference to be held in the Spring of 2017. The fellow will also teach one undergraduate course in the Fall and Spring of his or her fellowship year. Applicants from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds are welcomed, including but not limited to history, art history, literature, and cultural anthropology.
Applications must include a cover letter, CV, a 2-page statement of research interests, and a list of three references. To apply, please visit: www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52782 and follow the application instructions. Review of applications will begin February 12, 2016. Letters of recommendation shall be solicited for finalists at a later date.
EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 12, 2016.
Applications must include a cover letter, CV, a 2-page statement of research interests, and a list of three references. Letters of recommendation shall be solicited for finalists at a later date.
To apply, please visit: www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52782 and follow the application instructions.
Explore how CARNAVAL is celebrated in different Latin American Countries and cultures!
Join us at this multi-lingual event in Spanish, Portuguese and Quechua as well as English.
Learn to dance traditional Carnival music
make your own Carnival Mask and finish the celebration with a Carnival Parade.
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Champaign IL
Protesters in Haiti Demand That President Quit http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/25/world/americas/protesters-in-haiti-demand-that-president-quit.html?ref=world&_r=0
Venezuelan Parliament rejects the economic emergency decree Government http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://infolatam.com/&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8
Zika virus: Outbreak 'likely to spread across Americas' says WHO http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35399403
U.N. draft calls for 12-month mission to verify Colombia peace deal http://www.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-rebels-un-idUSKCN0UZ30S
Corbyn favors Falklands' 'power-sharing' deal with Argentina, says ex ambassador Castro http://en.mercopress.com/2016/01/25/corbyn-favors-falklands-power-sharing-deal-with-argentina-says-ex-ambassador-castro
"Curse of raw materials" to the blessing of value-added exports http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://infolatam.com/&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8
Macri y los jueces https://www.opendemocracy.net/democraciaabierta/andr-s-del-r-o-rold-n/macri-y-los-jueces
Hablar de los derechos de las mujeres en Perú https://www.opendemocracy.net/democraciaabierta/shena-cavallo/hablar-de-los-derechos-de-las-mujeres-en-per
Brasil encara o Carnaval da recessão http://brasil.elpais.com/brasil/2016/01/22/politica/1453489852_835602.html
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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
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910 S. Fifth Street
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