La Fototeca Nacional (Pachuca, Hidalgo)

Posted by Jason Ahlenius — PhD Student of Spanish and Portuguese at NYU She grew impatient when I did it for the second time. «¡Ay! Por favor, no hagas eso». Please don’t do that. But I did it. I broke the rules. I touched the photographic originals. I desecrated Mexico’s visual patrimony. I have finallyContinue reading “La Fototeca Nacional (Pachuca, Hidalgo)”

Chilean Popular Poetry and Biblical Psalms

by Fernanda Martinez Varela, MA scholar at MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish.  Shortly after arriving in Chile, I went to the public library of Doñihue in order to search for bibliographic material and, fortunately, there I met Santiago Figueroa Torres; a folklorist, researcher and expert in popular music. Talking informally while drinking coffee, IContinue reading “Chilean Popular Poetry and Biblical Psalms”

Using Food Recipes as Sources of Information for Changes in Food Preferences. Colombia. 1970´s – 2010´s.

Posted by Juan C S Herrera – PhD Student at Steinhardt / Food Studies and Food management at NYU After three weeks in Bogotá, Colombia, I took a stroll through one of the city’s main roads, 7th Avenue. There you can find several food options ranging from international food chains to Colombian food corporations, asContinue reading “Using Food Recipes as Sources of Information for Changes in Food Preferences. Colombia. 1970´s – 2010´s.”

CLACS Faculty Pamela Calla Wins Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award

  It is with great honor that we share with the #CLACSatNYU community that our faculty member Pamela Calla recently won the Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, leadership, social justice advocacy, and community building. Professor Calla is a distinguished anthropologist, cherished member of the #CLACSatNYU community, and a mentor to manyContinue reading “CLACS Faculty Pamela Calla Wins Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award”

Defense Research in a Shifting Security Environment

Posted July 26 by Colette Perold — PhD Student in NYU’s Media, Culture, and Communication On May 18, Brazil’s interim Foreign Relations Minister José Serra used his inaugural address to lay out Brazil’s new foreign policy plan, a ten-point schema that resisted an easy close, to the surprise of many: “But if I had to addContinue reading “Defense Research in a Shifting Security Environment”

Inti Raymi: Reciprocity and Anti-Colonial Symbolism

Posted by Dusty Christensen – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU For many indigenous residents of the Andes, the Inti Raymi festival is one of the most important celebrations of the year. Celebrating the summer solstice, this festival has its origins firmly rooted in pre-Colombian times. In Cotacachi, Ecuador, where I conductedContinue reading “Inti Raymi: Reciprocity and Anti-Colonial Symbolism”

Clarity on My Last Day of Fieldwork in Brazil

I originally came to Brazil and more specifically, Salvador, Bahia because I wanted to write about the conflict between FIFA and the displacement of a particular type of street vendor prominent in the region: Baianas de acarajé.   I knew my research would have to change because the Baianas were allotted 6 spots within all ofContinue reading “Clarity on My Last Day of Fieldwork in Brazil”