La Memoria Circundante o La Magdalena de Proust es el Picante de Pollo: Tres Semanas en Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Posted by Guillermo Severiche – MFA Student at Creative Writing in Spanish at NYU Poco antes de llegar a Cochabamba releía la frase de Por el camino de Swann en donde el narrador sumerge su magdalena en el té y el recuerdo de pronto lo invade. Allí entiende que del pasado antiguo – una vezContinue reading “La Memoria Circundante o La Magdalena de Proust es el Picante de Pollo: Tres Semanas en Cochabamba, Bolivia.”

The Complexities of Mourning

Posted by Angela Arias Zapata – PhD student.  Media, Culture, and Communication NYU  During my visit to the Casa Arana building, I could witness the sadness with which the young men that guided me through this site regarded the failed project of a cabinet-making workshop that I described in my last post. The other signContinue reading “The Complexities of Mourning”

Multiple Forms of Remembering the AMIA

On July 18th, 1994, the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) was struck by a van loaded with explosives, resulting in 85 casualties and over 300 injuries. July 18th marks the 20th anniversary of this attack, a date made all the more resonant due to the fact that no one has ever been convicted for theContinue reading “Multiple Forms of Remembering the AMIA”

Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath

Next April the Graduate Association of Latin American Studies (GALAS) at NYU will open an exhibition entitled Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath. Raúl Guzmán and Camilla Querin, two students of the joint degree Master’s program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Museum Studies will be curating the exhibition thatContinue reading “Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath”

Ayacucho and the Legacy of Violence

Tucked away in the Andes mountain range, the small city of Ayacucho was the birth place of the notorious Maoist insurgent group, the Shining Path (SP). The movement began in the 1960s and 70s in the University of Huamanga, and then spread out into the surrounding communities in the early 1980s. At first, the ideasContinue reading “Ayacucho and the Legacy of Violence”

Theater as a Tool

I have been working closely with Augusto Boal’s “Theatre of the Oppressed” to help contextualize the importance of popular theater and its techniques with my research. In the foreword to his book, Boal writes that popular theater functions as a weapon. That is, popular theater is a tool, a “weapon of liberation” against sources ofContinue reading “Theater as a Tool”

Yuyanapaq: To Remember Peru’s Violent Past

I recently began my summer fieldwork in Lima, Peru, where I visited the photo exhibit Yuyanapaq, or “To Remember” in Quechua. Created by Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in 2003, the exhibit is a compilation of photographs that document the impact of political violence on the Peruvian population in the 1980s and 1990s. ItContinue reading “Yuyanapaq: To Remember Peru’s Violent Past”

El término “nación” en los discursos de Túpac Amaru II (1ª. Parte)

Mi indagación por el sentido del término “nación” en el Cusco de finales del siglo XVIII tenía como finalidad aclarar los usos de la palabra en el levantamiento de José Gabriel Condorcanqui (Túpac Amaru II) en 1780. Llegar a la comunidad de Tinta (el lugar donde empezó el alzamiento que amenazó con sacudir los cimientosContinue reading “El término “nación” en los discursos de Túpac Amaru II (1ª. Parte)”

CLACS Features Films by Award-Winning Peruvian Filmmaker Federico García

Federico García is among the most prolific filmmakers of Peruvian cinematic history.  Several of Garcia’s films were shown as part of the Mundos Andinos series – a collaboration between CLACS at NYU and ILAS at Columbia University.  The filmmaker also attended the film screenings and participated in multiple panels to discuss the films within Peru’sContinue reading “CLACS Features Films by Award-Winning Peruvian Filmmaker Federico García”

CLACS Alum at September 11th Tribute Center

Esther Mares is a CLACS graduate who is now a Collections Assistant at the Tribute World Trade Center Visitor Center. Esther graduated in January 2012 with an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with a concentration in museum studies. She landed a job in her field before she even completed her last semester. EstherContinue reading “CLACS Alum at September 11th Tribute Center”