Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies-UMass, Amherst

Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies-UMass, Amherst Laura A. Valdiviezo: Director Voice: 413-545-4648 Fax: 413545-1244 The Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS) of the University of Massachusetts Amherst promotes research, training, and public engagement on the histories, cultures, and politics of Latin American and Caribbean peoples across the Americas and throughout the world.

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11/02/2020
CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU to our partners and local educator/activists for creating this important platform. Please ...
10/27/2020

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU to our partners and local educator/activists for creating this important platform. Please join them, support them and consider attending this awesome event! THIS FRIDAY!

Join us Wednesday Oct. 31st 5PM for a virtual panel discussion centered around discussing the different implications bet...
10/19/2020

Join us Wednesday Oct. 31st 5PM for a virtual panel discussion centered around discussing the different implications between using Latino or LatinE to represent the Latin Diaspora. The Panel will provide contrasting perspectives that reflect on the limitations of each term, both in an academic and cultural context.

Immediately followed with the 2020 Fall CLACLS Reception.

Zoom link - https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/95336355936

Bio: Eva Michelle Wheeler is a sociocultural linguist whose work frames language as the lens for exploring interdiscipli...
10/07/2020

Bio: Eva Michelle Wheeler is a sociocultural linguist whose work frames language as the lens for exploring interdisciplinary questions.

Through her methodology-driven research, she seeks to examine social phenomena in new ways and to give a voice in academic literature to underrepresented groups. Dr. Wheeler currently serves as an Associate Professor of Spanish at Oakwood University, where she teaches courses in Spanish and Hispanic Linguistics.

10/07/2020
Perspectives on Covid-19 and Anti-Asian Bias and XenophobiaWed. Sept. 23,  2020Open to the UMass Amherst community and p...
09/22/2020
Perspectives on Covid-19 and Anti-Asian Bias and Xenophobia | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Perspectives on Covid-19 and Anti-Asian Bias and Xenophobia

Wed. Sept. 23, 2020

Open to the UMass Amherst community and public but registration is required at:
https://www.umass.edu/diversity/events/perspectives-covid-19-and-anti-asian-bias-and-xenophobia

September 23, 2020 from 12:00-2:00pm Part I: Faculty Panel and Q&A (12:00-1:00pm); Part II: Students, Staff, and Community Members and Q&A (1:00-2:00pm) Registration Required Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a rise in harassment, bullying, verbal assaults, and violence direct...

Mapa Latinoamericano de Feminicidios – MUNDOSUR
09/18/2020
Mapa Latinoamericano de Feminicidios – MUNDOSUR

Mapa Latinoamericano de Feminicidios – MUNDOSUR

Creado por MUNDOSUR El Mapa Latinoamericano de Feminicidios (MLF) es una herramienta de monitoreo diseñada por MundoSur para denunciar y visibilizar el flagelo que estamos viviendo las mujeres en Latinoamérica, incrementadas por el confinamiento social preventivo y obligatorio en medio de la pande...

Urgent information concerning gender violence in Latin America.
09/07/2020
Mapa Latinoamericano de Feminicidios – MUNDOSUR

Urgent information concerning gender violence in Latin America.

Creado por MUNDOSUR El Mapa Latinoamericano de Feminicidios (MLF) es una herramienta de monitoreo diseñada por MundoSur para denunciar y visibilizar el flagelo que estamos viviendo las mujeres en Latinoamérica, incrementadas por el confinamiento social preventivo y obligatorio en medio de la pande...

NEW BOOK AVAILABLE: Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies: Local solutions and global opportunities (C...
08/31/2020
Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Research Methodologies

NEW BOOK AVAILABLE: Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies: Local solutions and global opportunities (Canadian Scholars' Press)

From Co-Editor: Prof. Elizabeth Sumida Huaman:

Dear friends,

Allillanchu kashankichis. It is with a sense of tremendous gratitude that I share with you that Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies: Local solutions and global opportunities (Canadian Scholars' Press) is now available. The cover features the artwork of the beautiful soul, Santa Clara Pueblo artist, Eliza Naranjo Morse.

For the past two years, my co-editor, Nathan D. Martin, and I have had the privilege of working with 20 Indigenous authors, Eliza, a terrific press, and each other. We have been moved by the stories of each contributing author as they navigated the terrain of what it means to become a researcher who does "Indigenous research."

In Quechua (Collao), the term ñawpaq means both "the past" (in time) and "ahead/in front" (in space). Likewise, this book pays homage to the good people who continue to guide us and whose words first inspired us to look around at home and to look within.

We also honor the present moment, which Aymara "sochologa" (Native sociologist) S. Rivera Cusicanqui refers to as ripe with possibility. Each author's work represents this transformative potential. We hope that the chapters are read with the expansiveness of curiosity in the minds and hearts of the readers--each chapter shares context of peoplehood, but there are also many roads, clear and subtle, that readers are intended to explore. In other words, each chapter isn't only about how a particular tribal person does research somewhere but raises a number of themes, questions, resolutions, and uncertainties. We invite you and your students to please engage deeply with us.

Link to book description: https://www.canadianscholars.ca/books/indigenous-knowledge-systems-and-research-methodologies#tab_overview
Link to table of contents: https://www.canadianscholars.ca/books/indigenous-knowledge-systems-and-research-methodologies#tab_toc

We will also hold an official launch with the press in late Nov/early Dec and will share details as the time approaches. Proceeds from sales go to disseminating the book to tribal and Indigenous libraries.

Thank you, and wishing you and your loved ones safety and good health in all ways.

Urpillay sonqollay,
Elizabeth Sumida Huaman.

Elizabeth Sumida Huaman (Wanka/Quechua) is an Associate Professor of Comparative and International Development Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

COESCO UNFV
08/17/2020

COESCO UNFV

👨‍🏫 El PhD. G. Antonio Espinoza, quien actualmente es Profesor Asociado de Historia Latinoamericana en Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, EE.UU), es el siguiente ponente magistral en nuestro ciclo de Jornadas Virtuales.
✅ G. Antonio Espinoza es Licenciado en Historia por la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (1996). Realizó estudios de postgrado gracias a una beca Fulbright en los Estados Unidos. Asimismo, obtuvo su PhD. en Historia de América Latina en Columbia University (2007). Palgrave-Mcmillan publicó la edición en inglés de su libro "Educación y Estado en el Perú Moderno: Enseñanza Primaria en Lima, 1821-1921" (2013).
✅ Espinoza es autor de numerosos artículos y capítulos de libro sobre historia intelectual y educativa del Perú y América Latina. A principios de 2018 recibió el premio Robert L. Perry de la Asociación Nacional de Estudios Étnicos de los Estados Unidos, en su reconocimiento a su labor como educador. Actualmente se encuentra preparando un estudio acerca de los maestros primarios de Lima de 1860 y 1930.
✨ Ponencia magistral: “Indigenismo y políticas eductivas en el Perú".
- Día: Sábado 15 de agosto.
- Hora:🕕 7:00 pm
📲🖥️ Vía Facebook Live de COESCO UNFV
#LegitimidadAcadémica
#JornadasAcadémicasVirtualesdeCoesco
#haciendoHISTORIAdesdecasa

Maria Lugones (1944-2020) , http://dailynous.com/2020/07/14/maria-lugones-1944-2020/?fbclid=IwAR0Ltefft80bNj_v2-JYa_cMvv...
07/15/2020
María Lugones (1944-2020) - Daily Nous

Maria Lugones (1944-2020) , http://dailynous.com/2020/07/14/maria-lugones-1944-2020/?fbclid=IwAR0Ltefft80bNj_v2-JYa_cMvvV8TW7MTJV0jArXJg-AcfG88rbsN6lYzz0

María Lugones, Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Binghamton University, has died. Professor Lugones worked in feminist theory, social and political philosophy, and Latin American philosophy. The recipient of the 2020 Frantz...

A firsthand report of 'inhumane conditions' at a migrant children's detention facility
06/25/2020
A firsthand report of 'inhumane conditions' at a migrant children's detention facility

A firsthand report of 'inhumane conditions' at a migrant children's detention facility

The Associated Press details grave conditions inside a Texas migrant detention facility where 250 infants, children and teenagers were being held without adequate food, water or sanitation during a recent visit. Warren Binford, a law professor at Willamette University, joins William Brangham to shar...

06/03/2020

Dear Community,

The Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies condemns the violence against members of the Black community and stands in solidarity with protests to stop the murder of Black people in the United States, to demand justice from institutions of law and, altogether, to end racism. Racism targets Black, Brown and Indigenous bodies and as the current events are so clearly showing us, racism poisons everyone and everything.

At CLACLS we are also witnessing in the time of the Pandemic, escalating violence in the Americas targeting Afro Latin American youth and Black and Indigenous women. We have witnessed for too long how those who dedicate their lives to demand a just and better life for their communities in profoundly unequal societies are criminalized and murdered; and how even the aftermath of natural disasters, and now COVID-19, serve to further push the knee on the neck of Black, Brown and Indigenous bodies, our brothers and sisters.

It is time to listen, to represent, to stand in solidarity, to voice injustice, to organize and strategize; and to reimagine a new future. I state this in recognition of the communities we serve through our UMass CLACLS faculty, staff and students, and whom we have the privilege to partner with and to learn from, in Holyoke, in Springfield, in San Juan, in Lima, in Caracas, in Havana, in Buenos Aires, in Rio, in Cali, in Santiago, in Quito and many other places where our hearts are beating as one.

Solidaridad, Solidaridad, Solidaridad.

Laura A. Valdiviezo,
CLACLS Director

Dear colleagues,We are proud to announce a new initiative, "Salud y Bienestar", which aims to promote health and well-be...
05/29/2020

Dear colleagues,

We are proud to announce a new initiative, "Salud y Bienestar", which aims to promote health and well-being for our Spanish-speaking population.

We have just launched a site (blogs.umass.edu/bienestar/) where you can find a calendar of live virtual Zoom sessions each week offered IN SPANISH. These sessions include yoga (all levels), reading and meditation, drawing and meditation, zumba and other types of sessions focused on movement/reflection.

We hope that you will share information about this site widely with the Spanish-speaking organizations and community members that you know both locally and at a distance.

We are a collective of students, teachers and community members (local and from other regions) who have come together to ensure that all of us, including those who speak Spanish, have a way to remain connected and healthy now and going forward.

If anyone would like to share any information for the site or collaborate on sessions, please visit the site or contact our organizers, Maria Guarino ([email protected]) or Ellie Horn ([email protected]).

We are grateful for your support and hope to see you online at some point!

Best,
Danielle Thomas
SpanPort

Important Event TODAY!
05/21/2020
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Important Event TODAY!

“#DíaDeLaAfrocolombianidad | ¡Únete a la conversación global #ONU75 #UN75! Nuevo #TintoConLaONU (7pm) El espacio será moderado por Rossih Martínez, Gerente Senior de Género y VBG, Programa de Inclusión para la Paz @OIMColombia @USAID_Colombia Regístrate https://t.co/XWv0UVD6zt”

Efectos del COVID en la amazonia; desde las universidades hasta las comunidades: https://www.actualidadambiental.pe/fall...
05/20/2020
Fallecen 14 profesores de la Universidad de la Amazonía Peruana por COVID-19

Efectos del COVID en la amazonia; desde las universidades hasta las comunidades: https://www.actualidadambiental.pe/fallecen-14-profesores-de-la-universidad-de-la-amazonia-peruana-por-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR1KLwSy1UN282LwnlLXArKAlbVmWZtLbMRnUtBHlVgkqRNDHKd_KRhjiHo

Además de los docentes, cinco trabajadores administrativos también perdieron la vida víctimas del coronavirus que, según cifras oficiales, cobra más de 200 decesos en la región Loreto. Por Luis Chacón A través de su cuenta de Facebook, la Universidad de la Amazonía Peruana, ubicada en Iquit...

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, LASA 2020 (May 13-16, originally to take place in Guadalajara, Mexico...
05/13/2020

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, LASA 2020 (May 13-16, originally to take place in Guadalajara, Mexico, now via Zoom). Our CLACLS presence in LASA:

Join LASA Puerto Rico's virtual dance party this Saturday!
05/11/2020

Join LASA Puerto Rico's virtual dance party this Saturday!

Join us this Monday May 4th at 12 NOON!
05/03/2020

Join us this Monday May 4th at 12 NOON!

The Center of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies would like to Congratulate our undergraduate and graduate stu...
04/28/2020

The Center of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies would like to Congratulate our undergraduate and graduate students who have completed the CLACLS Certificate for the Spring Semester of 2020!

iComunidad presente!From Eastern and Western Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico!During our weekly CLACLS Staff Meeting.
04/27/2020

iComunidad presente!
From Eastern and Western Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico!
During our weekly CLACLS Staff Meeting.

Comunidad, celebremos a Jana Douglas, Manuela Borzone, Lily Clemente y Glorimar Estevez de UMass-Amherst por haber compl...
04/24/2020

Comunidad, celebremos a Jana Douglas, Manuela Borzone, Lily Clemente y Glorimar Estevez de UMass-Amherst por haber completado satisfactoriamente el CERTIFICADO DE CLACLS 2020. Please join me to celebrate our own Manuela Borzone, Lily Clemente and Glorimar Estevez who successfully completed their CLACLS Certificate Studies this Spring 2020.
Felicidades y adelante!

Comunidad: Please see this note by LatinxTalk concerning call for papers and publication.
04/20/2020
Call for Papers

Comunidad: Please see this note by LatinxTalk concerning call for papers and publication.

Between June 15 and August 15, Latinx Talk is on summer break. We continue to receive submissions during this time, and will resume publication in September. Latinx Talk always welcomes submissions…

Please join this important discussion on Thursday, April 23rd at 12:15pm. See poster for details.
04/17/2020

Please join this important discussion on Thursday, April 23rd at 12:15pm. See poster for details.

04/08/2020

CLACLS ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

Dear CLACLS Community,

Wishing you health and wellness, we are delighted to share with you the recipients of the 2020 CLACLS Pre-Dissertation Grant. We hope you have the opportunity to contact our students and congratulate them for their accomplishment!

Stephanie Zamora-Alvarado (Department of Environmental Conservation)
Project focus: Socio-environmental conflict, policy and governance for peace in Latin America

Christian Puma (Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures)
Project focus: The Ecuadorian diaspora in the U.S. and the impact of linguistic contact with English while in Ecuador on possible linguistic change.

Claudia Morales (Department of Anthropology)
Project focus: Experience and political activism of disabled migrants from Central America who have lost limbs during their migration journey through Mexico on the train known as “The Beast”

Marcelo Leal (Department of Political Science),
Project focus: Cybersecurity policies in Brazil and actors involved in the development of these policies in the Brazilian federal government

Mateo Hoyos-Lopez (Department of Economics)
Project focus: The relationship between trade liberalization and the evolution of income per capita in Latin America

Manuel Garcia (Department of Economics)
Project focus: How cities shape women’s decisions about paid and unpaid work in Chile

Given the current measures that limit travel and fieldwork across the globe, we have adjusted the due dates for this grant. Grantees will be able to make use of their funds until the summer of 2021, if not earlier and will present a report of their research early in the fall of 2021 at the latest. Any needed readjustment of this timeline will be communicated to the grantees and disseminated to our CLACLS community.

En solidaridad,
Laura & CLACLS Staff

Thank you, Luis Marentes for sharing the translated COVID-19 information and guidelines from the State. Kudos to our Spa...
04/05/2020

Thank you, Luis Marentes for sharing the translated COVID-19 information and guidelines from the State. Kudos to our SpanPort Umass students for translating the documents into Spanish! Dear friends, Manuel Frau-Ramos, Dana Altshuler, Maria Salgado-Cartagena, Joel Arce, Isabel Espinal, Rodrigo Valdiviezo Salazar, Raul Gutierrez, Carmen Zayas, Eva Martinez, and more... please share with your networks!

We are amazed at the speed with which our students responded to the Commonwealth's call. Thanks to their diligent work, Spanish speakers in the Commonwealth will have access to this urgent information. Thanks to all of you.

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The Organizing Committee of the 57 edition of the International Congress of Americanists (ICA 2021) has the pleasure of inviting the international scientific community to the celebration that will take place from 19 to 23, July 2021 (in the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu, part of the border region with Argentina and Paraguay). Deadline: 30th September, 2020. Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese. More information: https://ica2021.unicentro.br/en/thematic-axes/ El Comité Organizador de la 57 edición del Congreso Internacional de Americanistas (ICA 2021) tiene el placer de invitar a la comunidad científica internacional a la celebración que tendrá lugar del 19 al 23 de julio de 2021 (en la ciudad brasileña de Foz de Iguazú (parte de región de frontera con Argentina y Paraguay). El Grupo Temático Historia del arte y la estética de las Américas: global y local - 00121 invita a participar en este congreso celebrado por Universidad Estadual do Centro-Oeste (Brasil) del 19 al 23 de junio de 2021 en Foz de Iguazú (Brasil). El plazo para el envío de trabajos comienza el 20 de abril y finaliza el 30 de septiembre de 2020. * Plazo para envío de trabajos (resúmenes): 20 de abril al 30 de septiembre de 2020. Eje Temático: Arte y Patrimonio Cultural Grupo Temático: Historia del arte y la estética de las Américas: global y local - 00121 Coordinador e Co-coordinador: Tatiane de Oliveira Elias – [email protected] Fernando Scherer - [email protected] Este GT explora las intersecciones entre los campos del arte, la historia, la política y la filosofía en las Américas, abordando cuestiones relacionadas con la creación de identidad y la formación cultural y artística en el continente americano. La identidad cultural de los países americanos es un tema crucial que debe analizarse a través de los cambios en el contexto de este continente. La intención es investigar hasta qué punto estas reuniones disciplinarias pueden conducir al enriquecimiento mutuo, así como discutir las implicaciones y consecuencias de la formación de escenas culturales, artísticas, teóricas y filosóficas en las Américas. Además, se propone estudiar cómo dilucidan las condiciones materiales y culturales a partir de las cuales se producen y experimentan las artes visuales. Las trayectorias de investigación pueden incluir exploraciones teóricas, críticas y empíricas. Este GT reunirá a historiadores y críticos de arte, teóricos, investigadores y abordará la cultura visual vinculada al arte y la filosofía de las Américas en sus contextos globales y regionales. Las propuestas abarcan las fronteras del arte y la estética de las Américas en los más amplios términos visuales, históricos, conceptuales y políticos. El GT abordará el arte en las dictaduras de las Américas, la Guerra Fría y las artes indagando sobre transculturalismo, inmigración, modernismo, decolonialismo, filosofía, performance, videoarte, activismo, arte y género, feminismo, arte indígena, arte de afrodescendientes, diáspora, museos, exposiciones, crítica de arte, arte contemporáneo y otros temas relevantes para el estudio de las Américas. Palabras clave • Historia del arte • Estética • Artes • Américas Las propuestas de participación, de máximo 2000 caracteres, deben ser enviadas antes del 30 de septiembre de 2020. Los resúmenes se podrán enviar en portugués, español e inglés.
¡No te quedes fuera! Quedan cinco (5) días para someter tus propuestas para una de las tres mesas de LASA PUERTO RICO. Only five days left to submit a paper for the three panels sponsored by Lasa Puerto Rico. For more information please see the Lasa Puerto Rico page.
Hola! The LATIN AMERICAN CONFERENCE 2019 at the Harvard Kennedy School is coming this Saturday March 2nd! It will start with the opening remarks of Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS, who will be followed by other great speakers to discuss about political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and Nicaragua, migration, gender equity, climate change and sustainability. We will end the day with a reception after the closing remarks of María Emilia Correa, co-founder of Sistema B. You are cordially invited! Details and tickets in https://www.latamconference.org/.
Edited Book on Heavy Metal in Latin America - Call for Contributions (Multiple languages) We are looking for individuals engaged in research on metal scenes in Latin America. Download the complete call and instructions here:
we invite students to an anti-racism event, just 30 min. from UMass with Latino, African-American and Native American speakers, with a keynote by Prof. John Bracey, founder of the WEB DuBois Afro-American Center at UMass. Here is the flier. We may be able to provide rides...Hope some of you may come on Sat. Oct. 6th at 10 pm. COMUNICADO DE PRENSA***COMUNICADO DE PRENSA***COMUNICADO DE PRENSA Enfrentar El Racismo Sistémico: Voces Para La Justicia Racial Dónde: La Comunidad De Agape 2062 Greenwich Road Hardwick, MA 01037 (cerca a las cinco universidades, Worcester, Springfield y Boston) Cuándo: Sábado el 6 de Octubre, 10 AM a 4 PM Oradores: Principal 10 AM: John Bracey, Profesor, UMASS, WEB DuBois Departamento de los Estudios Afroamericanos; Activista por los Derechos Civiles Fr. Warren Savage, Grupo Nacional Del Clero Negro Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, Abogado; Consejo De Las Relaciones Estadounidenses- Islámicos Panel: Eduardo Samaniego, Activista inmigrante mexicano; DACA Maritza Cruz, Springfield, MA trabajo en los derechos humanos; Brenna Cussen WI Trabajador Católico; Alex Mooradian, Abogado de inmigración Voces Nativas Americanas: Elena Creef, Prof. Universidad de Wellesley; Nicole Braithewaite-Hunt, Consejo de los Indios Intertribales de Worcester Música, batear, cantar con Dra. Ruth Bass-Green Traigan sus propios almuerzos, lleguen a las 9 AM para aparcamiento en la vía pública Para más información: www.agapecommunity.org o [email protected] 413-967-9369
I want to share this video with you because this film was one of the most decesive influences I got when I was a child, around 10, and pushed me to study Latin American History and Decolonization, as well as a bit of Native America Studies. I was living in Spain at the time this movie came along and I wasn't able to fully understanded untill I returned to my country, Peru, few years later. It does have its inaccuracies, but is not to far to the reality of Spanish-Portuguese Colonial America and the strong control of it by the Catholic Church. Beside, the sountrack of this film is the masterpiece of the great Ennio Morricone, The Mission. Worth watching