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”

An Address by the President of Paraguay

On September 29th, the Center for the Latin American and Caribbean Studies partnered with the office of the President of NYU, and the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement (NYU Law), for a presentation by the President of Paraguay H.E. Horacio Cartes. The event, hosted at the New York University School of Law, D’Agostino Hall,Continue reading “An Address by the President of Paraguay”

Farewell 2014-2015 CLACS Cohort

Yesterday the CLACS 2014-2015 cohort presented their final projects of the Masters’ program. With the guidance and support of the Faculty, the students presented on a vast array of disciplines, from anthropology and journalism to literature and museology, providing an innovative look at topics related to Latin American and Caribbean Studies with impressive depth. Their research covered topicsContinue reading “Farewell 2014-2015 CLACS Cohort”

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””

When Governments Kill Their Students: México Now

Scholars, artists, students, activists, and the public gathered for a Teach-In to explore the current crisis in México––and the role that U.S. policy has played in its creation. Invited participants included Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, The Illuminator Collective, Greg Grandin, Macarena Gomez-Barris, Gerardo Renique, Diana Taylor, Christy Thornton, María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, IsabelContinue reading “When Governments Kill Their Students: México Now”

Álvaro García Linera, Vice President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia Visits CLACS

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies warmly welcomed the Vice President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Álvaro García Linera, as he discussed the process of building Bolivia’s political progress over ten years with Jorge Castañeda, NYU Global Distinguished Professor of Politics, having moderated the event. Álvaro García Linera has been Vice PresidentContinue reading “Álvaro García Linera, Vice President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia Visits CLACS”

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.

Quechua Celebration

The Runasimi Outreach Committee (ROC),  the Native American and Indigenous Students’ Group (NAISG) and the Movimiento Indígena organized Quechua Night and Celebration of Native Cultures. During the semester ROC hosted Quechua Conversation Nights and Quechua literature workshops with visiting scholar Gladys Camacho Rios.  They also publish a podcast series with interviews and conversation ins QuechuaContinue reading “Quechua Celebration”

CLACS Photo Contest

This past November, Master’s students participated in a CLACS photo contest with images from Latin America and the Caribbean. Here we present a picture from each participant. CLACS students are not only brilliant academics, but also remarkable observers and photographers! Charlie Uruchima took the above picture in Otavalo, in the summer of 2012. Otavalo isContinue reading “CLACS Photo Contest”

A Visual Journey Through Afro-Latin Soundscapes

During the Fall 2013 semester, Professor Dylon Robbins taught the interdisciplinary seminar Afro-Latin Soundscapes. In the accompanying colloquium series, CLACS hosted a series of musicians and scholars that spoke of the way music crosses cultural boundaries. Without mixers and soundboards the songs have taken on a organic sound that has helped shape hip-hop’s role asContinue reading “A Visual Journey Through Afro-Latin Soundscapes”