CLACS faculty members excelled at the AHA book awards

Ada Ferrer and Greg Grandin were announced to be two of the American Historical Association (AHA) awards recipients for history books published in 2014. Greg Grandin, CLACS affiliated faculty, won the Albert J. Beveridge Award for his book The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World.  This award is for the best bookContinue reading “CLACS faculty members excelled at the AHA book awards”

Palestinians in Honduras: From a Thriving Socio-Economic Trajectory to a Potential Rejection

Posted by Gina Kawas, MA Candidate at CLACS – Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU In June I carried out an ethnographic investigation in Honduras aimed at studying the social and economic effects Palestinian migration has had in the country. Landing in Tegucigalpa is always an interesting experience: having one of the most dangerousContinue reading “Palestinians in Honduras: From a Thriving Socio-Economic Trajectory to a Potential Rejection”

(Re)Defining Mestizaje in Mexico City

Written by Patrick Moreno-Covington CLACS MA Candidate  Stepping out of customs and into one of the many cabs queued up outside of Mexico City’s Benito Juárez airport, I became immediately consumed by all things Chilango. Street performers and vendors at traffic lights, insane amounts of traffic, delicious spits of marinated pork known as al Pastor slowlyContinue reading “(Re)Defining Mestizaje in Mexico City”

Aponte and His World Conference Dives into A Radical Vision of Slave Uprising

Written by CLACS MA Candidate Constanza Ontaneda Rehman-Khedker Coming soon, on Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th, NYU will be proud to host a one-of-a-kind two-day conference centered on the leader of the 1811-1812 massive slave rebellion in Cuba. “José Antonio Aponte. José Antonio Aponte and His World: Writing, Painting, and Making Freedom in theContinue reading “Aponte and His World Conference Dives into A Radical Vision of Slave Uprising”

Spring Colloquium 2015 – Marlene Daut and the Racial Discourse of Haitian Print Culture

Written by CLACS MA Student Patrick Moreno-Covington As scholars, there is always a hint of uncertainty as to where the fruits of our research will take us. We can so easily start from one time period, community or region and end up “across the world” two or three centuries removed. That is certainly the caseContinue reading “Spring Colloquium 2015 – Marlene Daut and the Racial Discourse of Haitian Print Culture”

Chile’s Educational Reform

President Bachelet’s government has taken the first steps to implement a much-needed reform in Chile. Nevertheless, its outcome is still unclear. This year will be crucial to determine the future of the policy, as the government enters the second stage of its Educational Reform. On Wednesday, March 4th those interested in the subject are invitedContinue reading “Chile’s Educational Reform”

Spring 2015 Colloquium: Latin American Independence in the Age of Revolution

On February 23rd, CLACS inaugurates its Spring 2015 Colloquium Series “Latin American Independence in the Age of Revolution” with a lecture by Sergio Serulnikov, Director of the Graduate Program in History at the University of San Andres in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His talk, titled “La crisis del orden colonial en Hispanoamérica,” will address crucial theoreticalContinue reading “Spring 2015 Colloquium: Latin American Independence in the Age of Revolution”

A Successful Quechua Night with Filmmaker Gabina Funegra

On January 30, filmmaker and academic Gabina Funegra joined the Runasimi Outreach Committee of NYU for a screening of the director’s award-winning documentary “Quechua, The Fading Incan Language.” In the film, Gabina — herself Peruvian but currently living in Australia — documents her journey to the town of Huallanca in the Peruvian Andes. It isContinue reading “A Successful Quechua Night with Filmmaker Gabina Funegra”

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””

CLACS Students’ Articles Appear on Digital News Networks

Three Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Journalism dual-degree students had articles published on major digital news outlets this week. Nicki Fleischner’s article, titled “Alternatives to Detention Leave Some Honduran Immigrants in ‘Schackles“ appears on the Latin America News Dispatch. In her piece, Fleischner follows a Garífuna woman living in the Bronx who is forced toContinue reading “CLACS Students’ Articles Appear on Digital News Networks”