Monday, January 11, 2016

January 11-17, 2016

-Research Travel
-Course Development
-Study Abroad

Deadline is Monday, January 25, 2016
Any Questions contact Angelina Cotler
399 / CHLH 494 / ENG 498 / GLBL 499
UP 494
T/Th | 11:00 AM-12:20 PM

This unique course brings together faculty from Engineering, Anthropology, Urban Planning, and Community Health for an interdisciplinary examination of considerations in undertaking international development projects and why development efforts succeed or fail. The focus will be on a specific case: an irrigation project in the highlands indigenous community of Lumbisi, Ecuador, which will be designed by Engineers Without Borders chapters at UIUC and Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. Participants may participate in summer field research on site for additional credit.
Contact your department or for more information.


CI 590-BT (54375)
Professor Luz A. Murillo
Spring 2016, Mondays, 4:00-6:50 p.m.
This doctoral seminar approaches the study of transnational and im/migrant education from the lens of border theory in order to understand how immigrants use language and literacy in and beyond contexts of formal school and across political, geographic, and temporal boundaries. Borders between languages, modalities of literacy, and academic disciplines will also be considered. Readings include works by Gloria Anzaldúa, Walter Mignolo, Arturo Escobar, Maria Braidotti, Nestor García Canclini, Jan Blommaert, and others.
Students will develop a case study of a transnational/immigrant learner as means of applying border theories presented in the course. Doctoral students and advanced masters students from diverse language, cultural, and disciplinary backgrounds will enrich our collective learning of how transnationalism and migration are changing education and schools in the U.S. and around the world.

Prof. L. Elena Delgado. R: 2-4 pm, G-20 Foreign Languages Building.

In this course we will analyze the role that literature and the arts have played in Spain, from the consolidation of consensual democracy in the 1980s (the period of “democratic normalization”) to the recent  economic and social crisis that has shaken the regime of 1976. We will start by exploring theoretically some key issues that will be examined throughout the semester: the ideas of democratic consensus and dissent; the relationship between aesthetics and politics; the impact of cultural policies on cultural production; the role that artistic practices can play in advancing projects of social justice and radical democracy. Along those lines, we will read works by J. Rancière, Habermas, C. Mouffe, R. Esposito, Laval and Dardot, Martin-Barbero, S. Federici, among others. The course will then focus on the type of national imaginary constructed in canonical works of the democratic period, as well as on recent alternative, often collaborative, cultural practices whose goal is also a different conceptualization of “the common”, unrelated to a specific patrimony or national brand. While the course will be focused on Spanish cultural production, its broader implications lead to a type of inquiry that is trans-national and interdisciplinary (final papers can be adapted to a number of fields and interests).The class will be taught in Spanish.



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:
Any Questions contact Alejandra Seufferheld
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.


 Are you interested in exploring a research project in Latin America during the summer  of 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:
Deadline: MONDAY February 29, 2015
Any questions contact Angelina Cotler, Associate Director.

Watch our video for the Tinker Workshop 2014:
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:
  • Scholarly excellence: The applicant must be a student of high academic standing making clear progress toward degree. Each applicant must supply a current transcript, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant's academic advisor.
  • Viability of research: A competitive proposal is one that demonstrates the following:
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.
  • Submit 1 PDF electronically to Angelina Cotler (
  • Write in the subject Line: Love & Kilby Fellowship
  • Deadline: MONDAY, MARCH 7th, 2016


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)
Additional information: 
Carlo Severi (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) 
*honorary chair 

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)

October 13-15, 2016
Ohio State University

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:


  •        ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY - Pace University

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University invites applications for an anticipated faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track) to begin September 2016. The position is at the University’s campus in Pleasantville, NY, located approximately 30 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent in history, with a concentration in modern Latin American history (subfield open). Candidates should be able to teach survey, honors, and upper-division courses in their field, as well as general history courses as required. We welcome applications from experienced and innovative teachers with a commitment to global and interdisciplinary approaches both in teaching at the undergraduate level and in scholarship. Faculty is expected to maintain an active research agenda that involves students and to engage in service to the department and the university. Deadline: 26 January, 2016
Minimum Requirements: PhD at time of appointment
Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching to students with a variety of interests and preparation; active research agenda
Documents Required: Cover letter specifying teaching experience and interests as well as areas of research; CV; three letters of recommendation; a teaching statement of no more than 500 words; and representative student evaluations
Contact Information:

  •          OUTREACH COORDINATOR- Vanderbilt University
The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University is seeking an Outreach Coordinator to lead our K-16 and public engagement initiatives.  Job description and link to apply are below; please distribute to anyone who might be interested.

The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks an Outreach Coordinator to 1) organize educational workshops and programs for K-12 teachers in Tennessee and throughout the region; 2) develop curricular materials related to Latin America; 3) maintain partnerships with local organizations and minority-serving institutions in the region; and 4) coordinate social media and publicity. 
We are looking for an energetic candidate with strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to build relationships and work with multiple constituencies, and the ability to manage multiple projects at once.  The successful applicant will join a dynamic and growing academic center that is designated by the Department of Education as a Title VI National Resource Center.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
  • Developing and coordinating curriculum strategies for educational outreach programs which promote understanding of Latin America to the educational community (K-12, 4-year and community colleges, and Minority Serving Institutions). 
  • Designing and providing outreach programs to the general public, media and business community interests, and local community organizations.  Ideal candidates will have curriculum development experience. 
  • Maintaining relationships with on and off campus organizations (museums, schools, businesses) who work on Latin America.
  • Representing CLAS at various regional and national conferences, such as LASA, AATSP, TFLTA, and others.
  • Facilitating collection of data for grant reporting of outreach evaluation. 
  • Working with local and regional organizations, institutions, and partner universities (requires some travel).
  • Coordinating on and off-campus media relations, editing our website, and overseeing social media.
  • Managing graduate student workers.
Basic Qualifications
This job requires a Bachelor's degree and 1 year of experience or the equivalent.
Preferred Education, Skills, and Experiences:
    • Background in education and/or Latin America
    • Experience working with websites
    • Strong communication and public speaking skills
    • Willingness to collaborate with community partners on initiatives
    • Conversational and reading proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese highly preferred
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ANTHROPOLOGY- Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
The Department of Anthropology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the ICIIS Center invites applications for an appointment as Assistant Professor (junior lecturer) level in Socio-cultural anthropology to begin August 2016 at most. Preferred area of study: economy, ethnicity and globalization. Duration of the post is three years subject to renewal.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Social-Cultural anthropology (awarded after 2007). We particularly seek candidates with potential to maintain a successful record of publications, commitment to ethnographic research, skills for teamwork, organizational abilities to carry out administrative and outreach activities and sense of initiative. Dedication and ability to teach undergraduate courses is required (3 courses per year in a semester system; one course in Economic Anthropology, one in Political Anthropology).

The successful candidate will undertake the management of research projects and will participate in the consolidation of the undergraduate program, which began in March 2013. Fluency in Spanish and English is required. Salary is between US$33000 – US$35000 per annum (tax free in local currency). The appointment begins on August 2016 at the latest. Application deadline is January the 30th, 2016 to ensure full consideration. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit a sample of their work and will be interviewed. The Department of Anthropology and ICIIS Center will be in charge of the selection process, which will conclude by March the 30th 2016.
Deadline: January the 30th, 2016
Minimum Requirements: PhD in Social or Cultural anthropology awarded after 2007.
Documents Required: Please send (1) CV, (2) personal statement on teaching and research interests (maximum 2000 words) and (3) two reference letters
Contact Information: Send application via email to Catalina Ortúzar: with the following subject “PA001”.

The Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University invite applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latin Culture, History and Literature. The successful applicant will have research and teaching interest that focus on the cultures, histories, and literatures of the African diaspora in South America, Central America, or the Hispanophone Caribbean. We seek candidates who can compliment the Department’s interdisciplinary strengths and contribute to the existing emphasis on the global black experience in the Americas. Theoretical attention to questions of race, gender and sexuality is strongly encouraged. 

Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five years. The successful candidate must demonstrate scholarly promise and will be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course per semester on an agreed topic in Africana Studies, with the possibility of cross-listing with relevant units across campus (Hispanic Studies, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, History, Comparative Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies). The fellow will be located in the Department of Africana Studies and will be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Center. The Center will provide an interdisciplinary and vibrant scholarly environment where Brown faculty affiliated with the Center engage each other’s research and develop innovative collaborations.
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Minimum Requirements: Receipt of the Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment.
Documents Required:
1) a letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample (dissertation chapter or published article); 4) description of possible courses and/or sample syllabi; 5) and three letters of reference.
Contact Information:


·         Graduate Scholarships
  • 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 or contact Caroline Ewing at

  • 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 or contact Caroline Ewing at

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: 

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 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: . 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  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.
  •        INTERNATIONAL POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM . CEBRAP - Brazilian Center For Analysis and Planning 

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.
Contact information:
Additional information:



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 Angelina Cotler, Ph.D.
Senior 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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