Mayas and Chapinxs at Sundance

By William Ramírez (CLACS ’15) *Watch upcoming screenings of 500 Years at NYU on April 21st and April 23rd , 2018. It had only been about two months since I started my position as Visual Arts Engagement Coordinator at MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana) in San José, California when I received the newsContinue reading “Mayas and Chapinxs at Sundance”

Spotlight on Brazil this Week at CLACS

On Thursday, March 22nd CLACS will be hosting two events that will bring a spotlight on Brazil.  First at 12:30pm, Professor Marcos Cueto (Casa de Oswaldo Cruz and Visiting Scholar at the the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University) will be presenting a lecture titled “Brazil, Aids, and Global Health, 1996-2008.” In 1996, Brazil wasContinue reading “Spotlight on Brazil this Week at CLACS”

Adela

By Melissa Fuster, PhD, Assistant Professor in Public Health Nutrition at Brooklyn College – City University of New York (CUNY)  It was a hot and humid August morning. Adela sat in the back of her restaurant, peeling potatoes, with only a small fan to appease the heat. The TV was tuned to Telemundo, with ElvisContinue reading “Adela”

The Politics of Black Hair in Havana: Reflections on Sisterhood and Diaspora Solidarity

  Posted by Moriah Ray, MA Candidate at NYU’s Center for Carribean and Latin American Studies. This post was written in the summer of 2017, based on research funded by the Tinker Grant.  In the Summer of 2015, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Havana, Cuba for three months. To prepare myself for myContinue reading “The Politics of Black Hair in Havana: Reflections on Sisterhood and Diaspora Solidarity”

Looking for Asian ‘mestizaje’ in Mexican History

By Emilia Sawada, PhD Candidate in Social and Cultural Analysis. This post was written in the summer of 2017, based on research funded by the Tinker Grant.  Although I spent only two weeks in the field (Mexico City, Mexico), this research expedition generated a wealth of information about two subjects of interest: post-revolutionary Mexican public artContinue reading “Looking for Asian ‘mestizaje’ in Mexican History”

The Runasimi Outreach Committee (ROC) and CLACS host 3rd Annual Quechua Student Alliance Meeting

On November 11, 2017, the Runasimi Outreach Committee (ROC) and Quechua at New York University hosted the 3rd Annual Quechua Student Alliance Meeting, an all-day gathering sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, the Organizational Student Life Grant from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at NewContinue reading “The Runasimi Outreach Committee (ROC) and CLACS host 3rd Annual Quechua Student Alliance Meeting”

Upcoming Events November 6-11, 2017

CLACS has yet another jam-packed week of events for you to attend, engange with, reflect on, and enjoy. If you are unable to attend the event in person, check out our facebook page, because there is a good chance that there will be a live-stream. This week, events range from critically analyzing the aftermath of hurricanesContinue reading “Upcoming Events November 6-11, 2017”

Warisata en Imágenes: The Right to an Emancipatory Education

  ¡Paulo Freire Vive! The Right to an Emancipatory Education, at Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean Discussion and photographic exposition of Warisata: the experience of the indigenous “escuela núcleo” in Bolivia. September 19, 2017 The Ayllu School of Warisata in Bolivia, despite its short operative life (1931-1940), has been one of the mostContinue reading “Warisata en Imágenes: The Right to an Emancipatory Education”

Upcoming Events October 16-22, 2017

CLACS is delighted to present a full week of events, ranging from honoring Mexican literary icons, to analyzing race relations in São Paulo, to highlighting the summer fieldwork conducted by our Tinker grant recipients. If you would like to stay in the loop for CLACS, NYU, or New York City related events, sign up forContinue reading “Upcoming Events October 16-22, 2017”

Welcome 2017 CLACS MA Cohort!

Big smiles and enthusiasm in the air characterized the mood this week as we welcomed our 2017 cohort with a series of events beginning  Monday, August 28. From registering to class and meeting advisors, to familiarizing with the Latin American and Caribbean City of New York, these activities were designed to help our new cohortContinue reading “Welcome 2017 CLACS MA Cohort!”