Announcing the Spring 2016 Colloquium

By Brendan Fields, CLACS MA Student Beginning on February 1st at 6pm, CLACS will be hosting its research Spring colloquium series where top scholars will present current research in the field of Latin American Studies. The theme of the colloquium is “Political Imaginaries Across Latin America and The Caribbean.” “We chose this theme because it should allowContinue reading “Announcing the Spring 2016 Colloquium”

Class and Color Blindness in Mexican Consumer Segmentation

Posted by Marcel Rosa-Salas – doctoral student in Sociocultural Anthropology  at NYU The trade organization responsible for developing los niveles socioeconomicos, the Mexican approach to consumer segmentation, takes inspiration from French and British consumer segmentation models. Whereas traditional consumer segmentation models in the United States rely more explicitly on conceptions of race, several global ad agencies haveContinue reading “Class and Color Blindness in Mexican Consumer Segmentation”

Participation in PBS Series “Black in Latin America”

PBS recently aired Cuba: The Next Revolution, the second episode of a four-part series titled Black in Latin America. The latest production effort of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this series explores the influence of African descent on Latin America, looking specifically at the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru. Enriching theContinue reading “Participation in PBS Series “Black in Latin America””