CLACS Kicks Off Spring Colloquium on Latin American Independence in the Age of Revolution

On Monday, CLACS hosted the first event of the Spring 2012 Research Colloquium series.  Ronald Briggs, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Cultures at Barnard College, presented on “Independence Pedagogy and the Cult of the Perfect Book.”  The event was well attended, and was a strong kick-off to the spring series! Each semester, CLACSContinue reading “CLACS Kicks Off Spring Colloquium on Latin American Independence in the Age of Revolution”

Teachers in Residence Present at K-12 Educator Conference

Teaching Latin America’s migration history in the classroom can be a challenge. The most recent K-12 Educator Conference focused on just this issue, bringing scholars and educators together for a day of learning and exchange. Two educators participating in the CLACS Teacher Residency Program spoke at the event. David Hanna currently teaches at University NeighborhoodContinue reading “Teachers in Residence Present at K-12 Educator Conference”

CLASP Website Has a New Look

The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) recently got a website facelift! The new website features news and resources related to Latin American Studies, and a place for institutions to access resources and connect. CLASP brings together Latin American Studies (LAS) programs from across the country, and CLACS at NYU is a member. CLASP’sContinue reading “CLASP Website Has a New Look”

CLACS Welcomes Director Sinclair Thomson

We are thrilled to welcome Sinclair Thomson as the new CLACS Director! Starting this spring, Thomson will bring innovative events and research on Latin America to CLACS. A historian, Thomson’s research focuses on indigenous social movements, and how revolutionary ideas live on in Andean collective memory and myth. Thomson’s book We Alone Will Rule: NativeContinue reading “CLACS Welcomes Director Sinclair Thomson”

NYU Conference Highlights Innovative Haitian Research

On Monday, January 23, CLACS joined the Institute of French Studies, the Department of History, the Center for French Civilization and Culture, and La Maison Française to sponsor Roots and Branches: New Directions in Haitian Studies. The Haitian studies field has grown richer over the last several years and is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary; this conferenceContinue reading “NYU Conference Highlights Innovative Haitian Research”

K-12 Educator Series Explores US/Mexico Relations

Early this past December, CLACS and what moves you? hosted a series of two K-12 Educator Workshops which focused on two films from the Indocumentales / Undocumentaries US-Mexico Film Series. The December 5th event included a screening of Farmingville; and the December 14th workshop focused on the film Which Way Home. The events featured anContinue reading “K-12 Educator Series Explores US/Mexico Relations”

History and Anthropology Conference Highlights Expansive Caribbean Archives

On December 1 – 2, scholars and Caribbean studies enthusiasts came together for a two-day conference highlighting the recently acquired RISM Collection. The expansive RISM (Research Institute for the Study of Man) Collection was founded in 1955 by Dr. Vera D. Rubin (1911–1985), and produced unique social science research ranging the fields of anthropology, history,Continue reading “History and Anthropology Conference Highlights Expansive Caribbean Archives”

CLACS Alum Builds Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University

When Aldo Lauria Santiago was an MA student at CLACS at NYU, he began the research that led to several books, and eventually served as inspiration to grow the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Currently, Aldo is both Chair and Associate Professor of the Latino and HispanicContinue reading “CLACS Alum Builds Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University”

CLACS Hosts Mesoamerican Biodiversity, Green Imperialism, and Indigenous Women’s Leadership Conference

On October 19 CLACS co-hosted a conference on “Mesoamerican Biodiversity, Green Imperialism, and Indigenous Women’s Leadership in Defense of Territory.” Marisa Belausteguigoitia, director of the Programa de Estudios de Genero (PUEG) at UNAM, opened the “Mesoamerican Biodiversity, Green Imperialism, and Indigenous Women’s Leadership in Defense of Territory” conference (yes, it’s a mouthful!) with the ideaContinue reading “CLACS Hosts Mesoamerican Biodiversity, Green Imperialism, and Indigenous Women’s Leadership Conference”

CLACS Student Interviews Bolivia’s Minister of Foreign Relations for the Latin America News Dispatch

CLACS M.A. student Juan Victor Fajardo recently interviewed Bolivia’s Minister of Foreign Relations, David Choquehuanca, for the Latin American News Dispatch. In the interview, Foreign Minister Choquehuanca spoke at length about Bolivia’s extradition request for ex-president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada to the U.S. government, and the future of lithium reserves in the Uyuni salt deposit. HeContinue reading “CLACS Student Interviews Bolivia’s Minister of Foreign Relations for the Latin America News Dispatch”