Quechua Nights at CLACS

When I tell people that I study the Quechua language, the news often inspires a feeling of surprise: Here? In New York City? I used to study Quechua as a graduate student at CLACS, but now that I’ve finished the program I have to take more personal initiative if I want to continue developing myContinue reading “Quechua Nights at CLACS”

Cuban Artists Discuss Queloides Exhibit at CLACS Artist Roundtable

Queloides is an art exhibition that investigates race and racism in contemporary Cuba. Cuban artists, including musicians, writers, painters, performers, and academics, have been denouncing the persistence of racial discrimination in Cuban socialist society since the early 1990s. Queloides, curated by Alejandro de la Fuente and Elio Rodriguez, brings together artists whose work actively confrontsContinue reading “Cuban Artists Discuss Queloides Exhibit at CLACS Artist Roundtable”

Francisco Panizza: ‘Mas populista será tu abuela’

Dr. Francisco Panizza, a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science, argues that Latin America’s political elite have used Populism to appeal to historically under-served and excluded communities. In his presentation at New York University on October 12, Panizza asserted that the term Populism has been over-used, has both positive andContinue reading “Francisco Panizza: ‘Mas populista será tu abuela’”

Culmination of the CLACS Andes Seminar on Decolonization

This semester the CLACS Speakers Series and the CLACS Interdisciplinary Regional Seminar were titled “Decolonization in the Andes: Contemporary Debates and Transformations”. The series was coordinated by Sinclair Thomson (History Department, NYU) and Carmen Medeiros (CLACS, NYU). The corresponding course was taught by Professor Medeiros. I had the wonderful opportunity of taking the course withContinue reading “Culmination of the CLACS Andes Seminar on Decolonization”

Paramilitary Politics in Colombia; A Talk With Claudia López

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=11046420&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Paramilitary Politics In Colombia: A Talk With Claudia Lopez from Latin America News Dispatch on Vimeo. Colombian political analyst Claudia López visited New York University’s Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies on Thursday, where she presented research on the infiltration of paramilitary groups in Colombia’s political system. While left-wing guerrillas have sought toContinue reading “Paramilitary Politics in Colombia; A Talk With Claudia López”

Haiti: Child Protection in the Aftermath

Photo Credit: ©UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0025/LeMoyne UNICEF Child Protection Specialist Cecilie Modvar speaks with children in a makeshift camp in Canapé Vert, a central plaza in the city. On February 12, 2010—one month after the devastating earthquake struck Haiti—CLACS hosted a talk with Nadine Perrault, UNICEF’s Regional Advisor on Child Protection for Latin America and the Caribbean. PerraultContinue reading “Haiti: Child Protection in the Aftermath”

Cuba: History Culture and Revolution

On December 14, CLACS ended its Fall 2009 Research Colloquium “Cuba: History, Culture and Revolution.” Timed to coincide roughly with the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, the colloquium included a course organized by Professors Ada Ferrer (History) and Ana Dopico (Spanish and Comparative Literature), as well as public lectures by scholars fromContinue reading “Cuba: History Culture and Revolution”

Indigenous women and Zapatismo: New Horizons of Visibility

Margara Millan, Mexican sociologist and Professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, visited NYU last month to discuss the role of indigenous women within the Zapatista movement in Mexico. What I found most interesting about her lecture was the way in which she described the various roles played by women within the Zapatista civilian governments—calledContinue reading “Indigenous women and Zapatismo: New Horizons of Visibility”

TRC Symposium, KJCC photographic exhibits, and a visit with Gerardo, Mayor of Pútis

Last week the King Juan Carlos I Center hosted a symposium organized by NYU’s Hemispheric Institute, NYU CLACS and CU ILAS on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions. Titled “After Truth: Justice, Truth, and Reconciliation Commissions, and Related Aftermaths”, the symposium was organized around the opening of two photographic exhibits at the KJCC. One of the exhibitsContinue reading “TRC Symposium, KJCC photographic exhibits, and a visit with Gerardo, Mayor of Pútis”