CLACS Faculty Pamela Calla Wins Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award

  It is with great honor that we share with the #CLACSatNYU community that our faculty member Pamela Calla recently won the Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, leadership, social justice advocacy, and community building. Professor Calla is a distinguished anthropologist, cherished member of the #CLACSatNYU community, and a mentor to manyContinue reading “CLACS Faculty Pamela Calla Wins Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award”

Aquarius by Kleber Mendonça Filho, or what should have been Brazil’s Oscar nominee

By Ian Merkel, PhD Candidate, History and French Studies, New York University The Brazilian film Aquarius, released internationally last October, has been celebrated  by critics worldwide after its standing ovation at Cannes. On the front cover of the September edition of the French magazine Cahiers du Cinema, Aquarius was applauded as “a marvelous and surprising actContinue reading “Aquarius by Kleber Mendonça Filho, or what should have been Brazil’s Oscar nominee”

Paraguayan Student Movement Promises Political Awakening During “la Primavera Estudiantil”

By Gustavo Setrini, a Paraguayan political scientist and Assistant Professor of Food Studies at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education, Culture and Human Development and a Faculty Affiliate of the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies University students are making history in Paraguay in what is being dubbed La Primavera Estudiantil (the Student Spring).Continue reading “Paraguayan Student Movement Promises Political Awakening During “la Primavera Estudiantil””

Kreyòl @ NYU

This academic year, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies began offering Haitian Creole language classes to students at New York University. Students at Lehman College and Columbia University can enroll in the classes as well thanks to the Indigenous and Diasporic Language Consortium. Kreyòl is one of Haiti’s two official languages and isContinue reading “Kreyòl @ NYU”

Las implicaciones contextuales de las traducciones al quechua

  Post and interview by Raúl A. Rodríguez Arancibia, MA Candidate at CLACS – Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU Para más información sobre la presentación del estudio crítico del Dr. Odi Gonzales en NYU el 18 de noviembre de 2015 visite http://ow.ly/Ufutn. Los textos literarios no pueden ser únicamente comprendidos y traducidos exitosamenteContinue reading “Las implicaciones contextuales de las traducciones al quechua”

Ada Ferrer’s Book Wins Prestigious Prize

Ada Ferrer, professor of history and Latin American and Caribbean studies at New York University, has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for her book “Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution” (Cambridge University Press). The Douglass Prize was created jointly by Yale University’s Gilder LehrmanContinue reading “Ada Ferrer’s Book Wins Prestigious Prize”

Prof. Katherine Smith’s Presentation on Haitian Freemasons at the 40th Annual CSA Conference

On May 25th, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow Katherine Smith presented her research on Haitian Freemasonry at the 40th Annual Caribbean Studies Association Conference in New Orleans. The Freemasons claim historical roots in medieval stone masonry guilds of Europe and mythological origins in the construction of the Egyptian pyramids. However, the organization, as it is known today, descendsContinue reading “Prof. Katherine Smith’s Presentation on Haitian Freemasons at the 40th Annual CSA Conference”

On “The Cuban Moment”

On “The Cuban Moment: Conversatorio on Cuba” By Patrick Moreno-Covington On December 17th President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Head of State, Raúl Castro, made simultaneous announcements of a diplomatic normalization in the relationship between the United States and Cuba. The surprise announcement was the culmination of 18 months of backroom negotiations between the two governments.Continue reading “On “The Cuban Moment””

Decolonizing Mestizaje Part III

El mundo al reves—a visual essay of the colloquium “Is It Possible to Decolonize Mestizaje.” The event was organized by Professor Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui, current Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Culture and Civilization at the King Juan Carlos I Center at New York University.

Focus on Faculty: Edgardo Pérez Morales

  Edgardo Pérez Morales  joined the CLACS faculty in the Fall of 2013. Completing a History BA in his native Colombia, an MA in Cultural Studies in Quito, Ecuador, and finally obtaining his PhD in History at the University of Michigan, Perez Morales’s interests are as varied as his places of study. His undergraduate workContinue reading “Focus on Faculty: Edgardo Pérez Morales”