NYU hosts Indocumentales screenings in November

  The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies NYU, Cinema Tropical, and the World Council of Peoplesfor the United Nations / What Moves You?, will host the latest installation of  “INDOCUMENTALES: A Film and Conversation Series Exploring Latin American Migrant Experiences in the United States,” on Thurs., Nov. 15 and Tues., Nov. 27 6-9pm,Continue reading “NYU hosts Indocumentales screenings in November”

CLACS continues “Latin America’s 1968” series with Tropicália legend Tom Zé

In Latin America, 1968 marked the apogee of the social, political, and cultural transformations that had been unfolding in the wake of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. To mark the 50th anniversary of this momentous year, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) offers a film and lecture series that will explore and celebrateContinue reading “CLACS continues “Latin America’s 1968” series with Tropicália legend Tom Zé”

Chilean Popular Poetry and Biblical Psalms (II)

by Fernanda Martinez Varela, MA scholar at MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish.    RESULTS Similarities a) Context of use Some psalms and a particular type of the Cantus to the divine have its use in ceremonies and community celebrations. The Cantus to the divine based on the “Angel’s farewell” refers to those songs thatContinue reading “Chilean Popular Poetry and Biblical Psalms (II)”

The Heart of the Andes, Landscape and Art in Bogotá Before and After Alexander von Humboldt

Posted by Natalia Aguilar Vasquez – PhD Student at NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature My research interests were, initially, the intersections between contemporary art and recent literature in Colombia, specially focused on ways of representing violence, memory, and trauma in the Colombian society and the bodies. That research shifted, and insteadContinue reading “The Heart of the Andes, Landscape and Art in Bogotá Before and After Alexander von Humboldt”

Sergio Mondragón and Collaborative Translation

  Posted by Zane Koss – PhD Candidate in English Literature at NYU On June 11th, I had the pleasure of meeting with Sergio Mondragón in the Coyoacán neighbourhood of Mexico City. My dissertation focuses on Mexican and Canadian poetry in the 1960s and 1970s, searching for meaningful connections between poets and means of readingContinue reading “Sergio Mondragón and Collaborative Translation”

Challenges of linguistic data collection in Uruguay

Posted by Madeline Gilbert – PhD student in Linguistics at NYU I have now been in Uruguay for a bit over a month.  On one hand, it feels like I’ve accomplished quite a bit; on the other hand, there is a lifetime of research to be done here.  In the last blog post I talkedContinue reading “Challenges of linguistic data collection in Uruguay”

The Anti-Asylum Measures Impacting Mexico, and Those Implemented by Mexico

Posted by Leandra Barrett – PhD student in Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU Recent news stories, which are as tragic as they are familiar, highlight the ways anti-asylum and anti-migration policies have been implemented worldwide. Such policies, including the United States’ own “Prevention through Deterrence,” have deadly consequences. In North America, migrants experience deadly exposure onContinue reading “The Anti-Asylum Measures Impacting Mexico, and Those Implemented by Mexico”

Mayas and Chapinxs at Sundance

By William Ramírez (CLACS ’15) *Watch upcoming screenings of 500 Years at NYU on April 21st and April 23rd , 2018. It had only been about two months since I started my position as Visual Arts Engagement Coordinator at MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana) in San José, California when I received the newsContinue reading “Mayas and Chapinxs at Sundance”

Multiparty Politics in Post-Conflict Guatemala: A Qualitative Assessment 

Posted by Vaclav Mašek, MA Candidate at NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. This post was written in the spring of 2018, based on research funded by the Tinker Grant.  Following a 36-year armed conflict, which culminated with the Acuerdos de Paz Firme y Duradera (“Peace Accords on Long and Lasting Peace”), Guatemala’s transitionContinue reading “Multiparty Politics in Post-Conflict Guatemala: A Qualitative Assessment “

Adela

By Melissa Fuster, PhD, Assistant Professor in Public Health Nutrition at Brooklyn College – City University of New York (CUNY)  It was a hot and humid August morning. Adela sat in the back of her restaurant, peeling potatoes, with only a small fan to appease the heat. The TV was tuned to Telemundo, with ElvisContinue reading “Adela”