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”

Ethnography and Ecology in the Cordillera Blanca

Posted by Tony Wood, graduate student in Latin American History at NYU From 9th to 13th July I took part in an ethnographic field methods workshop in Carhuaz, a small town high in the Peruvian Andes, around 280 miles north of Lima. The town itself nestles between two mountain ranges – to the west theContinue reading “Ethnography and Ecology in the Cordillera Blanca”

CLACS Student Interviews Bolivia’s Minister of Foreign Relations for the Latin America News Dispatch

CLACS M.A. student Juan Victor Fajardo recently interviewed Bolivia’s Minister of Foreign Relations, David Choquehuanca, for the Latin American News Dispatch. In the interview, Foreign Minister Choquehuanca spoke at length about Bolivia’s extradition request for ex-president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada to the U.S. government, and the future of lithium reserves in the Uyuni salt deposit. HeContinue reading “CLACS Student Interviews Bolivia’s Minister of Foreign Relations for the Latin America News Dispatch”