Contemporary Racisms Explored in CLACS Fall Colloquium

Each semester, CLACS hosts a research colloquium, featuring diverse themes related to Latin America. The colloquium series pairs graduate level courses with a speaker series, and is often a platform for scholars to share new research. This fall, the CLACS Colloquium is titled “Contemporary Racisms in the Americas.” As stated on the CLACS website, “ThisContinue reading “Contemporary Racisms Explored in CLACS Fall Colloquium”

NYU FRN Institute on Afro-Latino History and Culture

Greetings from sunny Puerto Rico! Just a note to express my gratitude for a wonderful week of productive and thought-provoking discussion and for the pleasure of meeting all the participants at the 2011 NYU Summer Institute. Even though we come from all walks of life and different disciplines, I felt the camaraderie and respect towardsContinue reading “NYU FRN Institute on Afro-Latino History and Culture”

Focus on Faculty: Sarah Sarzynski

Sarah Sarzynski is a CLACS Associated Professor Faculty Fellow, and began teaching at CLACS in fall 2010. She brings an eclectic and rigorous teaching style to the CLACS M.A. program, and is responsible for the Introduction to Latin American Studies core class, which explores the colonial history of Latin America and the Caribbean. Sarzynski’s academicContinue reading “Focus on Faculty: Sarah Sarzynski”

Participation in PBS Series “Black in Latin America”

PBS recently aired Cuba: The Next Revolution, the second episode of a four-part series titled Black in Latin America. The latest production effort of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this series explores the influence of African descent on Latin America, looking specifically at the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru. Enriching theContinue reading “Participation in PBS Series “Black in Latin America””

Barbara Weinstein awarded Silver Professorship

Barbara Weinstein, a CLACS affiliated Professor of History at NYU, was recently awarded the prestigious NYU Silver Professorship. Wienstein has taught at NYU since 2007, and previously taught at University of Maryland-College Park, the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Vanderbilt University. Her research has focused on 19th and 20th centruy Brazil,Continue reading “Barbara Weinstein awarded Silver Professorship”

Runa Simi pantachiqkunamanta – About the Forgers of Runa Simi

Odi Gonzales is professor of Quechua at New York University. Below is his trilingual blog post, in Quechua, Spanish and English, about Runa Simi. Runa Simi is the original term used by indigenous people in the Andes for the language now known as Quechua. Runa Simi pantachiqkunamanta / Odi Gonzales Manaraq españolkuna chayamuqtinku, lluy tawantinsuyuContinue reading “Runa Simi pantachiqkunamanta – About the Forgers of Runa Simi”

Saqrakuna: Quechua Television in Peru

Uno nunca debe desestimar el poder de la imagen, su magia, su potencial dentro del proceso de comunicación. Ese es el caso de SAQRAKUNA un programa de TV producido por Tarpurisunchis. Una nueva television en lengua materna (Quechua) es más que una prueba fehaciente de ese potencial. ¿Qué es Saqrakuna? Constituye un esfuerzo único yContinue reading “Saqrakuna: Quechua Television in Peru”

Focus on Faculty: Patricio Navia

Patricio Navia is a faculty member at New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. His research focuses on electoral systems, democratization and democratic institutions, with a particular focus on Chile. He is also professor of political science at the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales, director of the Magíster en Opinión Pública and foundingContinue reading “Focus on Faculty: Patricio Navia”

Focus on Faculty: Alejandro Velasco

Alejandro Velasco is assistant professor of Latin American history in the Gallatin School at New York University, and a CLACS affiliated faculty member. Velasco teaches interdisciplinary courses that incorporate cultural studies, urban social movements and human rights, and 20th-century revolutions. In a recently published article, titled “ ‘Weapon as Powerful as the Vote’: Urban ProtestContinue reading “Focus on Faculty: Alejandro Velasco”