News and Announcements

Contextos: CLAS Blog Features New Post

Keshia L. Harris, Ph.D. Candidate for the Department of Comparative Human Development, discusses her dissertation's fieldwork in Salvador, Brazil: “Dissertation Dive: Salvador, Brazil”…Read more here.

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Announcing the Inaugural CLAS Alumni Webinar—May 16

Join CLAS for an informal conversation with Alaina Harkness (MPP/LACS AM, 2006), Fellow in the Office of the Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution and former Senior Program Officer at the MacArthur Foundation.
Monday, May 16, 2016, 4:00 PM CDT

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UChicago Presents: Sérgio, Odair, and Clarice Assad—Memories from Rio

Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of innovation, ingenuity, and expression. Here, they are joined by Sérgio’s daughter, Clarice, a sought-after composer, pianist, and vocalist. The Assads conclude the 2015–16 UChicago Presents classic concert series with music inspired by their homeland.

CLAS is thrilled to cosponsor the Assads performance and residency.

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Second Competition for FLAS Academic Year Fellowships

CLAS is pleased to announce a second call for applications to the academic year 2016–17 FLAS (Foreign Language & Area Studies) Fellowship competition for Haitian Kreyol and Portuguese.


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Seminar: Frontiers of Slavery and Freedom in the 19th Century Lusophone World

On Saturday, February 27, scholars from throughout the US and Brazil will gather on the UChicago campus to explore the frontiers of slavery and freedom on myriad scales with an eye toward interrogating slavery's formative influence on enduring institutions and socio-cultural formations in Brazil and the Lusophone Atlantic.

For more information, please visit the seminar webpage.

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Latin America in Chicago: Current Events, Activities & Exhibitions in 2016

Chicago is the third most populous city in the US and it is widely regarded as an international epicenter for finance, tourism, and culture. This multicultural metropolis is also known for the diversity and distinctive history of its 77 neighborhoods. Since the early twentieth century, Latin America has had a notable and active presence in Chicago. Please visit here for more information about events in Chicago.

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