News and Announcements

New Video: Ethnic minority rights in Mexico, Turkey, and El Salvador by Mneesha Gellman

Video is now available from the CLAS-organized lecture, "Democratization and Memories of Violence: Ethnic minority rights movements in Mexico, Turkey, and El Salvador" by Mneesha Gellman, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Emerson College.

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History Announces New Write-Up Fellowships

Through a generous bequest from the estate of T. Bentley Duncan, associate professor of history emeritus and the first director of the Center for Latin American Studies, the Department of History has established two new dissertation write-up fellowships. Read more here.

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CFA: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for 2017–2018

Information Sessions:

Monday, January 9 at 4:30pm, in Kersten Physics Teaching Center Room 206

Thursday, January 12 at 12:30pm, in Kersten Physics Teaching Center Room 206

Register for the sessions via GRAD Gargoyle (click on Events>Workshops)

Application Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5pm CT; online applications will go live in early January

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Workshop: Linguistic and Other Cultural Exchanges across Brazilian History: The Indigenous Role

On October 28-29, CLAS, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, and the Franke Institute for the Humanities will present a workshop that brings together linguists, anthropologists, and historians, working from different perspectives, for an interdisciplinary conversation on the situations surrounding indigenous people’s contacts and exchanges with others across Brazilian history.

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Latin America UChicago Is Now Available

The Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce the release of the 2015–2016 edition of Latin America UChicago. This annual publication features news and stories about our affiliated faculty, visiting professors, and students, as well as the Center’s academic and public engagement activities.

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Contextos: CLAS Blog Features New Post

Alexander Slater Johnson, CLAS M.A. Alumnus (2014), shares his experiences as a former graduate student and how it has contributed to his life after the program in "Fighting the Good Fight: Keeping the Literary Fire Alive After Academia". Read more here.

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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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