CLACS Newsletter – Week February 29- March 4, 2016
- STUDY ABROAD IN CUBA SUMMER 2016
Havana, June 6-26
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:
- STUDY ABROAD IN CHILE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTSEPS 590 SAX: EDUCATIONAL REFORM, STUDENT MOVEMENTS AND PUBLIC EDUCATION IN CHILE
· FIELD SCHOOL IN BELIZE
PresentsRENATO VIEIRA, PhD. Student. Department of Agricultural and Consumer EconomicsEFFICIENCY AND DISTRIBUTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF TRANSIT FARE SUBSIDIES IN THE CITY OF SÃO PAULO, BRAZILTUESDAY, MARCH 1st2pm101 International Studies Building
- LEMANN INSTITUTE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES
THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES AND THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR U.S. STUDIES (IFUSS)PresentGUILLERMO IBARRA, Universidad de Sinaloa, MexicoTHURSDAY, MARCH 312pm101 International Studies Building
THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES AND THE PROGRAM OF ART HISTORYPresentJEFFREY SCHRADER, Associate Professor of Art History; University of ColoradoTHE VIRGIN MARY HAILS FROM SPAIN: STATUE PAINTINGS OF COLONIAL BOLIVIATHURSDAY, MARCH 35:30 pmKrannert Art Museum Auditorium (Room 62)
INTERNATIONAL AND AREA STUDIES LIBRARYCHAI WAI SERIESWHAT DO THE OLYMPIC GAMES MEAN FOR BRAZIL?TUESDAY, MARCH 83-4P:30PMMain Library Room 321" What do the Olympic Games mean for Brazil? Who does they include? Who does they exclude? Do they promise economic gain? For whom? Is the nation prepared to receive so many international guests?Join our discussion with featured panelists Dr. Werner Baer (economics), Dr. Laurence Chalip (Recreation, Sport, and Tourism), Dr. Synthia Sydnor (Kinesiology), and Dr. John Karam (Spanish & Portuguese). Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian Dr. Antonio Sotomayor will moderate. Light refreshments will be served.
PresentsPABLO A. PICCATO, Professor of History. Columbia UniversityA WORLD OF LIES: ASSASSINATION AND CONSPIRACY IN POST REVOLUTIONARY MEXICO1pm101 International Studies Building
- THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES
· Do you have a research paper on an international, global, or regionally focused topic you’d like to develop further?· Or are you planning or working on a thesis on a topic involving a foreign country or region?APPLY today to join the Undergraduate International Area Studies Workshop, May 16-20, 2016What you’ll get:· Close mentoring by an Illinois faculty member and librarians.· An insider’s view of scholarly publishing.· An introduction to interdisciplinary area studies research, which means,o Access to new sources and data from other disciplines to address your research problem,o A broader and more diverse perspective on your research,o The chance to advance your project and make it appeal to a wider audience,o Enhanced research skills and experience with vernacular language sources.· The opportunity to produce a better writing sample for grad school or a thesis that stands out from the crowd.To apply, send the following information and materials to firstname.lastname@example.org <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__webmail.illinois.edu_owa_redir.aspx-3FREF-3Dm7GMQp1oObvykbXlR-5FL1u71-5FQzIxRu5EpWQp-2DMQolp2BOzxxYTHTCAFtYWlsdG86cmVlY0BpbGxpbm9pcy5lZHU.&d=BQMF-g&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=6j-FUpuglkb-1e7fAR4Onj8dfnSR4g21yWy9f_DLkB8&m=UyTAywpRZRXByRKfs5UBxESwDNuNsEbRXTAcZZ_pdSM&s=4laa3ZDxG3FSIBE9zVDkOYhC0Ph1wTDa4cqpIHVnOIc&e=> :· A completed copy of the application cover sheet.· Proposal. A description (200-400 words) of the project you will work on at the workshop: title, topic, discipline (history, sociology, literary studies, etc.), methodology if relevant, course original paper was written for and instructor (if you are revising a course paper), major and advisor for thesis (if the project is a thesis project), and an indication of the current state of the project and any ideas for its further development.· One letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor (sent directly by the instructor).· An unofficial copy of your UIUC transcript.Deadline: 5 pm CT, Friday, March 25, 2016.
- UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL AREA STUDIES RESEARCH WORKSHOP
ILLINOIS ABROAD: STUDENT EXPERIENCE IN LATIN AMERICA
Sponsored by OIIR, La Casa Cultural Latina, and Illinois Abroad and Global ExchangeWondering what it is like to study abroad in Latin America? Want to know more about the college student experience in Latin America? Come hear from both domestic and international students about classroom culture, extracurricular activities, daily life, and more! Students will present their experiences in a poster fair style format. Mingle, learn, and indulge in food commonly eaten in Latin America!
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 researchIt is acceptable to use other grants in conjunction with this grant.EVALUATION: The following criteria apply:
- MARIANNE AND PETER KILBY AND THE DR. JOSEPH L.LOVE, Sr. and VIRGINIA ELLIS LOVE FELLOWSHIPS
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:
- 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:
Requirements and documents http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/academics/fellowships/lovekilby.aspx
- Submit 1 PDF electronically to Angelina Cotler (email@example.com)
- Write in the subject Line: Love & Kilby Fellowships
- Deadline: MONDAY, MARCH 7th, 2016
IPRH has recognized outstanding humanities research in numerous ways since its inception. The IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities allow us to celebrate excellence in humanities scholarship, and we are pleased to solicit submissions and nominations for the 2015–16 academic year. These prizes recognize outstanding humanities research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with awards given at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty levels. The awards will be presented at a reception on May 2, 2016.Eligibility: The awards are open to all full-time Urbana campus students and tenured and tenure-track faculty.Application deadline: March 15, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.Submission procedures: All submissions must be accompanied by a completed nomination form, which can be downloaded from the IPRH website. The submissions must contain NO references to the applicant’s name or other identifying details. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified from consideration.Please email the submission and the nomination form as two separate attached pdf documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that scans of journals or book pages are not acceptable. Submissions should be in manuscript form, double-spaced, with all identifying details removed, and conform to the length limitations. For specific funding information and application guidelines for each application category, please consult the IPRH website.
- IPRH PRIZES FOR RESEARCH IN THE HUMANITIES, 2015-16
Selection: The applications will be read by a selection committee comprised of members of the IPRH Advisory Committee, one or two invited members of the faculty, and the IPRH Director and Associate Director (both of whom serve on the committee in an ex officio capacity). Submissions will be judged in a blind review process; names and other identifying details must not be included in the essay itself. The essays will be evaluated on their scholarly merit, the intellectual rigor of the questions being posed, and the quality of the writing.Questions about these awards and the nomination procedures should be addressed to Nancy Castro at email@example.com.
Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International RelationsThe 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
- GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS UIUC
The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) are once again looking for qualified candidates for our International Program Summer Internship, based here in Washington, D.C.
- INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM SUMMER INTERNISHIP- CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND POLICY RESEARCH (CEPR)
Much of the work that our interns do is focused on Latin American economic and political developments. If you know of students or recent graduates that you think might be interested in this position, we'd appreciate if you could pass this on to them or send them this link: http://cepr.net/about-us/jobs/internships/job-announcement-summer-2016-international-program-intern.The deadline for applications is March 25, 2016.
CONFERENCES / CALL FOR PAPERS
· XII JORNADAS ANDINAS DE LITERATURA LATINOAMERICANA (JALLA)8-12 de agosto, 2016La Paz, Bolivia
Son, como su nombre lo indica, jornadas andinas de literatura, pero a lo largo de los años han ido cubriendo la región de América Latina en su totalidad y el espacio de sus preocupaciones actuales excede el ámbito de la literatura para extenderse hacia la cultura en general. Llamamos, por lo tanto, a entender las jornadas que se realizarán en La Paz en 2016 en estos términos, como jornadas literarias y culturales de un modo amplio y cuyo foco es Latinoamérica como un todo. En este mismo sentido, convocamos a participar a los interesados en los temas que esta propuesta involucra cualquiera sea su lugar geográfico o epistemológico de proveniencia.
Proposal deadline: 30 de abril, 2016
The Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS), in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology, is pleased to announce the joint conference, ‘Cities and Citizenship in Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean,’ which will be held on 16-17 June 2016 in Delft, the Netherlands.The 2-day conference will embrace a wide range of topics related to urban development and citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean. In their pioneering collection of essays , Holston and Appadurai (1999) as well as other prominent scholars stressed the importance of cities in the making of modern citizens. At the end of the twentieth century, they demonstrated that urban environments are salient sites for examining the renegotiations of citizenship, democracy, and national belonging. This is arguably particularly the case in contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, where cities seem to embody the aspirations of citizens and to showcase the best and the worse of their respective societies. It is here that we can observe major opportunities and threats to development, security and human rights, as well as major struggles for rights, inclusion and democracyFor this conference, we invite individual papers as well as panels proposal that look at the relationship between urban development and practices of citizenship. Conference panels will be organized along four tracks:Cities as salient sites where violence and conflict develop and affect the lives of citizens.Cities as salient sites where (spatial) planning and (sustainable) development ideas are applied, and where grassroots and governments alternatingly clash or collaborate in order to simultaneously build cities and structures of citizenship.Cities as salient sites where citizen’s identities and resistances are expressed and repressed.Cities as salient sites for other themes related to urban life and urban development.(name, e-mail address, and academic affiliation of the applicant; Individual proposals featuring more than one author (joint proposals) must include contact information and biographical statements for all authors;· to which the proposal corresponds;· (up to 500 words) with the title of the paper, references and no more than five keywords;· (up to 100 words) in narrative form.· for all panelists (names, e-mail addresses, and academic affiliations; a standard panel format consists of a chair and three or four presenters, with a maximum of five presenters);· to which the proposal corresponds;· and of the panel theme;· (up to 500 words) for each paper;· (up to 100 words) for each panelist in narrative form.Please send your individual paper and panel proposals to no later than . Notifications of acceptance will be sent before May 1st, 2016.
IN THE MARKET
UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is pleased to announce that we are seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Lecturer in Latin American Studies from September 2016. UCL-IA is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada. The post is available as a full-time open-ended contract. The postholder will be required to carry out teaching, research and administration within the Institute, especially in one of its main strategic research and teaching areas. We particularly welcome applicants with a research background in social science, including Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Development Studies, and Political Science. A research interest in development issues as they pertain to Latin America, or in social policy, would be welcome.The preferred candidate will have a PhD as well as research and teaching knowledge in Latin American Studies. He/she will also have experience of researching, teaching or other employment in Latin American Studies. The postholder will have the capacity to teach and give other forms of public presentation, including undergraduate courses, core research methods for Master's students, and specialist postgraduate taught modules, in addition to experience of supervising academic work by undergraduate students, and of conducting high quality research as reflected in the authorship of high quality publications or other research outputs.The salary is based on the grade 7/8 scale (depending on experience) which is £37,524 - £ 40,716 (grade 7)/ £41,844 - £49,362 (grade 8) per annum inclusive of London Allowance. The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday 22nd March 2016. Interviews will be held on Monday 18th April. Further details regarding the job description and application process can be found here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/americas/ia-news/lat-am-lectureship-2016
LECTURSHIP IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT UCL INSTITUTE OF THE AMERICAS-London
The Latin American Studies
LECTURER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES- UCR
Program is seeking to fill the
following Lecturer position for
Spring Quarter of 2016:
March 28, 2016 to June 10, 2016
Intro to Latin American Studies
Course Description: LNST 001 Introduction to Latin American Studies (5) Lecture, 3 hours; screening, 1.5 hours; individual study, 3 hours; term paper, 1.5 hours. Introduces key issues in Latin American Studies and how scholars from diverse fields address them. Topics include indigenous cultures; colonial history; poverty; race, gender, and class inequalities; democracy and dictatorship; revolution; and civil war. Integrates film, literature, and music into the course.
Total Salary: $5,391.32 / Per Course (Pending Budget Approval)Deadline: Applicants should apply by March 26, 2016.Minimum Requirements: MA degree required and one year teaching experience at the college level.Preferred Qualifications:
A preferred qualification is familiarity with Latin American Studies areas noted under the course description and a commitment to teaching excellence.Documents Required:
Apply at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00546
Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, statement of contributions to diversity, recent teaching evaluations taught at the college or university level, and two to three letters of recommendation that include teaching ability assessment (to be sent by authors).Contact Information:
For more information, please contact at email: email@example.com
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Angelina Cotler, Ph.D.Senior Associate DirectorCenter for Latin American and Caribbean StudiesLemann Institute for Brazilian StudiesUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign201 International Studies Building910 S. Fifth StreetChampaign, Il 61820Ph: (217) 333-8419Fax: (217): 244-7333