Cinco de Mayo Explored at CLACS

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated across the U.S. as a festive Mexican holiday, but it also has deep historical and cultural significance. At a CLACS K-12 Outreach event, author David Hayes Bautista presented his recently published book, El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition, which looks at the shifting meanings of Cinco de Mayo in historical perspective.  AccordingContinue reading “Cinco de Mayo Explored at CLACS”

Focus on Faculty: Arlene Davila

Arlene Davila is an award-winning Anthropologist and a CLACS affiliated faculty member. She teaches classes in Anthropology and Social and Cultural Analysis.  Her research focuses on race and ethnicity, media studies, globalization, visual culture, political economy, consumer culture, and Latinos in the U.S. Originally from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, Arlene has been committed to studying Puerto RicoContinue reading “Focus on Faculty: Arlene Davila”

Hot off the Presses: nexo 2011-1012

nexo, the annual magazine that provides news about CLACS programs and articles by faculty and students, is now available in print and online. In addition to exciting CLACS news and events briefings, this year’s nexo features articles spanning from Haiti to Uruguay that highlight “Cultural Producers, Regional Networks and State Reforms. Fabienne Doucet, Sarah Sarzynshi,Continue reading “Hot off the Presses: nexo 2011-1012”

CLACS Alumni Profile: Franklin Moreno

CLACS Alum Franklin Moreno is the Schools Programs Manager at El Museo del Barrio, where he has worked since 2009.  El Museo del Barrio is a Latino cultural institution dedicated to promoting Latin American and Caribbean art and culture. He was recently accepted to a PhD program in Human Development and Education at UC Berkeley, whereContinue reading “CLACS Alumni Profile: Franklin Moreno”

Announcing the 2012 Teacher Residency Program

The CLACS Teacher Residency Program is a unique opportunity for New York City educators interested in professional and curriculum development on Latin America and the Caribbean. The program aims to provide a space for teachers to grow their own knowledge base, gather and create accessible and engaging teaching materials, and share materials with other educators.Continue reading “Announcing the 2012 Teacher Residency Program”

CLACS Features Films by Award-Winning Peruvian Filmmaker Federico García

Federico García is among the most prolific filmmakers of Peruvian cinematic history.  Several of Garcia’s films were shown as part of the Mundos Andinos series – a collaboration between CLACS at NYU and ILAS at Columbia University.  The filmmaker also attended the film screenings and participated in multiple panels to discuss the films within Peru’sContinue reading “CLACS Features Films by Award-Winning Peruvian Filmmaker Federico García”

Cuba’s Omni-ZonaFranca Visits NYU

Omni-ZonaFranca is an innovative poetry, music and performance collective from Alamar, Cuba. In their first U.S. tour, this internationally renowned group performed for an enthusiastic audience in NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life on March 28, 2012. The group’s performance was an explosive ensemble of music and poetry, complimented by videos and interspersed with danceContinue reading “Cuba’s Omni-ZonaFranca Visits NYU”

Felicidades to our Field Research Grant Winners

Each year, graduate students from CLACS and from across NYU apply for competitive grants to do research in Latin America towards Masters and PhD projects. Most of the grants awarded this year were made possible by the Tinker Foundation. A big congratulations to NYU graduate students who received field research grants! Most students will beContinue reading “Felicidades to our Field Research Grant Winners”

CLACS Alumni Profile: Amy Risley

Amy Risley is an Assistant Professor in the International Studies department at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and a CLACS alum. She graduated from CLACS in 1998 and focused her research on Latin American politics. While at CLACS she received a Tinker Field Research Grant to do field research in Argentina, where she studied civilContinue reading “CLACS Alumni Profile: Amy Risley”

Focus on Faculty: Liliana Goldín

Anthropologist Liliana Goldín is a CLACS affiliated professor in the Silver School of Social Work, and a faculty research associate at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. Her research focuses on the intersections of economy and culture in Guatemala, and the ways in which primarily Mayan populations of the Central and Western HighlandsContinue reading “Focus on Faculty: Liliana Goldín”