News and Announcements

New CLAS Working Paper

Hernán Gabriel Vázquez (Universidad Nacional de Rosario – Instituto Nacional de Musicología “Carlos Vega") contributed a paper on "The Adventures of Latin American Music in the Sixties: Gilbert Chase, Alberto Ginastera, and the Fellows of Buenos Aires’ Latin American Center for Advanced Musical Studies" to the CLAS Working Paper series. Vázquez delivered this paper at our Spring 2017 colloquium, "The Worlds of Latin American Music in the 20th Century."

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PhD Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

CLAS is pleased to announce the launch of a PhD certificate program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Designed to support the professional development and interdisciplinary pursuits of UChicago doctoral students, the PhD certificate provides documentation of regional expertise. More information about the certificate requirements and application process can be found here.

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Slavery, Freedom and the Making of Modern Brazil

On June 8–9, we will bring together some of the most important scholars of Brazilian slavery and abolition to collaborate on an English-language book that aims both to advance our understanding of slavery's enduring significance and to bring Brazil's remarkable Portuguese-language historiography to the attention of English-speaking scholars who study the broader Atlantic world. The event is free and open to the public. Registration information and full program are included below.

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Contextos: CLAS Blog Features New Post

Alysia Mann Carey, PhD Student for the Department of Political Science, shares her experiences doing fieldwork at Salvador, Bahia, Brazil  in "‘As we gather, we encounter our force, our power, our ability to live’: Black mothers and the struggle for Black life in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil". Read more here.

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CLAS Announces New Travel Fellowship for Dissertation Research in the Social Sciences

CLAS is pleased to announce its new travel fellowship for Dissertation Research in the Social Sciences—the CLAS Mellon Dissertation Research Fellowship.

The CLAS Mellon Dissertation Research Travel Fellowship, funded with the generous support ot he Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports outstanding doctoral students in the Social Sciences who need to conduct dissertation research or fieldwork in Latin America. This fellowship provides support for dissertation research travel from 3-12 months in duration. 

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Senior Lecturer Ana Lima Wins Award from American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese

The Illinois Portuguese Language Connection—coordinated by Ana Lima (Romance Languages and Literatures) along with her colleagues Ana Clotilde Thome-Williams from Northwestern University and Raquel Goebel from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—has been awarded the 2017 American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese (AOTP) Award for Educational Initiative/Project in the US.

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Latin America in Chicago: Current Events, Activities & Exhibitions

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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