Conversaciones sobre belleza con las mujeres hermosas de Puebla

Posted by Alejandra Vela- PhD Student at Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, NYU Uno de los elementos más importantes de mi viaje a México era no sólo encontrar las revistas femeninas que conformarán mi principal archivo para la tesis, sino analizar los espacios de sociabilidad en los que éstas se encuentran y conservan. Como parte deContinue reading “Conversaciones sobre belleza con las mujeres hermosas de Puebla”

Un verano inusual en la Ciudad de México

  Posted by Yesenia Fernández – PhD Student at Media Culture and Communication at NYU- Steinhardt Mi primera semana en México ha sido dura. No vine preparada para la lluvia y el frío con que la Ciudad me recibió, una especie de Londres en plena Latinoamérica. Todos me explicaron que era la temporada de lluviasContinue reading “Un verano inusual en la Ciudad de México”

Event Re-Cap: Trump, Mexico and Latin America

On December 13th, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, in conjunction with Columbia University’s Institute of Latin American Studies and supported by NYU’s Mexican Student Association, hosted a panel discussion that delved into what Trump’s presidency means for Latin America. The discussion was led by Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American and CaribbeanContinue reading “Event Re-Cap: Trump, Mexico and Latin America”

‘Proximities/Distances’: Theatre, Performance, and Dance Conference

Creators and performers from all over Latin America and Spain will converge at the King Juan Carlos Center (KJCC) next week for ‘Proximities/Distances’, a two-day event that will explore ideas and practices of proximity and distance in contemporary Spanish and Latin American theatre, performance and dance. Drawing on the current interest in relational strategies and investigatingContinue reading “‘Proximities/Distances’: Theatre, Performance, and Dance Conference”

Time Goes by So Slowly

Posted by Katie Schlechter – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU At this point in my research/reporting trip, I’ve visited five different migrant shelters in four different states. I’ve spent time in shelters just a few hours drive from the US-Mexico border and I’ve been in casas 45 minutes from Mexico’s southernContinue reading “Time Goes by So Slowly”

Considering CNTE Blockades in Chiapas

Posted by Katie Schlechter – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU To get to the La 72 migrant shelter in Tenosique, Mexico, I had to fly to Villahermosa, and then take a bus across the state, passing through the northern tip of Chiapas near along the way. Upon arrival in Tabasco, IContinue reading “Considering CNTE Blockades in Chiapas”

Security, Red Tape, and Human Rights on the Mexico-Guatemala border

By Laura Weiss, NYU CLACS student My research this summer has to do with social movement responses to human rights abuses that have arisen or worsened as a result of U.S.-Mexico policy. One of my case examples for my thesis will be to explore the buildup and consequences of the Southern Border Plan – andContinue reading “Security, Red Tape, and Human Rights on the Mexico-Guatemala border”

“La Bestia” and La Casa del Migrante Saltillo

Posted by Katie Schlechter – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU In Saltillo the presence of the migrant feels more present than it does in Mexico City, but also somehow a bit tucked away. On my first walk around the hot city the afternoon that I arrived, I could already hear theContinue reading ““La Bestia” and La Casa del Migrante Saltillo”

Talking Drug Prohibition at Mexico City’s Museum of Tolerance

Posted by Laura Weiss – MA student at CLACS I’ve now been in the beautiful, chaotic, multilayered Mexico City, or DF, for over a week. Since I arrived, I’ve barely rested for a moment: as it turns out, field research is time consuming! In addition to interviews I’ve set up with local NGOs like theContinue reading “Talking Drug Prohibition at Mexico City’s Museum of Tolerance”

NRC Partnership in Exploring Intersections of Mexican/Middle East Experience

On Friday, April 29th at 4pm, two of NYU’s National Resource Centers, CLACS and the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies partner to present an event titled Displacement. Borders. Home: Echoes of the Middle Eastern, North African, and Mexican Experience, as part of the PEN Literary Mews at NYU. This event will count with the participation ofContinue reading “NRC Partnership in Exploring Intersections of Mexican/Middle East Experience”