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February

Monday, February 20, 2017 | 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

The Challenge of National Literary Historiography, The Case of Mexican Literature Latin American

Dr. Anna Nogar , Department of Spanish and Portuguese

In this presentation, Dr. Anna M. Nogar discusses the challenges posed by the project of writing a history of Mexican literature for the 21st century. This discussion follows the publication of A History of Mexican Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2016), a collaborative project that involved pulling together authors from across Mexican literary studies.


April

Friday, April 14, 2017 | 08:00 am - 08:00 pm

Greenleaf Conference on Practicing Asylum: Expert Witness Testimony in Latin American Asylum Cases

This free and open conference pulled together attorneys and academics engaged in these issues in order to expand the network of trained expert witnesses available to attorneys and to strengthen best practices in the creation of country condition affidavits. Panel presentations addressed technical and academic subjects critical to asylum work, as well as explored policy and political conditions for asylum work. Presenters combined academics and attorneys from New Mexico and beyond.


September

Thursday, September 07, 2017 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Musicology Colloquium Series: The Tide Was Always High: Latin American Musical Modernisms in Los Angeles

Josh Kun , USC Annenberg School

Join us for the first lecture in the Fall 2017 Musicology Colloquium Series. Drawing from his research for the Getty Foundation's PST: LA/LA initiative, Professor Kun will explore the role of various Latin American musical histories in the shaping of jazz, funk, and popular music in 20th century Los Angeles.


Monday, September 11, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Vamos a Leer: A Book Group for Teachers: Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar

Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute for our casual Vamos a Leer book group, a space dedicated to teachers discussing authentic and engaging Latinx literature for elementary, middle and high school classrooms. Each month we share curriculum, raffle a free copy of next month’s title, discuss Latinx culture and literary themes, and enjoy a pint.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

CNM Lecture Series: ¿Que es Marihuana? And Why it's Important to Know

Chris Duvall , UNM Department of Geography and Environmental Studies



Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

¡Cine Magnífico¡ Albuquerque Latino Film Festival

The LAII is pleased to be a 2017 educational partner with the ¡Cine Magnifico! Albuquerque Latino Film Festival, whose vision is to present the newest films by and about Latinos to promote our culture through film and enrich our local art community.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm

Dr. Hector Dante Cincotta

Join us for a special presentation featuring Argentina poet and scholar Dr. Hector Dante Cincotta. For the first part of the presentation, Dr. Cincotta will speak on "Borges y Molinari: Convergencies and Divergencies." The latter half of the presentation will allow Dr. Cincotta to offer remarks in an homage to Dr. Marshall Nason on the eve of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Nason's birth.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Decolonizing Methodologies in Art Lecture Series: Emory Douglas and Caleb Duarte

Emory Douglas &Caleb Duarte

Join the UNM Department of Art for a presentation in their 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series on "Decolonizing Methodologies in Art." Emory Douglas is a Former Minister of Culture for The Black Panther Party, and served as director, designer and illustrator for The Black Panther Newsletter. Caleb Duarte, an artist who creates public works and community performances, is the founder and director of the EDELO art residency in Chiapas, Mexico.


Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Musicology Colloquium Series: Imagining Something Better: Punk, Tejano, La Bamba, and Other Rolas from My Border Hi-Fi.

Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez , UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and faculty affiliate of the LAII, as he presents on "Imagining Something Better: Punk, Tejano, La Bamba, and Other Rolas from My Border Hi-Fi."


Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Rethinking Columbus

With Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day on October 9th, this time of year provides the opportunity both to reconsider not only how and what we teach about Christopher Columbus, but also more generally how conquest, colonization and the continued struggles of indigenous peoples are taught in the classroom.


October

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Contesting Violence Against Women: Constructing Human Rights at the Frontiers of Globalization

Virginia Garrard-Burnett , University of Texas at Austin

Join us for the second presentation in the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as Dr. Virginia Garrard-Burnett presents on "Archives, Historical Memory, and Human Rights in Guatemala: The Case of Fernando Garcia."


Tuesday, October 03, 2017 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Contesting Violence Against Women: Constructing Human Rights at the Frontiers of Globalization

Virginia Garrard-Burnett , University of Texas at Austin

Join us for the second presentation in the Fall 2017 CNM*UNM LAS Lecture Series as Dr. Virginia Garrard-Burnett presents "Archives, Historical Memory, and Human Rights in Guatemala: The Case of Fernando Garcia."


Wednesday, October 04, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Piñatas: From Historical Traditions to Popular Symbolism

Join us for this special professional development workshop designed just for K-12 educators. The evening will feature independent artist and educator Isaías D. Rodríguez, aka the Little Piñata Maker.


Friday, October 06, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Contesting Violence Against Women: Constructing Human Rights at the Frontiers of Globalization

Alison Brysk , University of California, Santa Barbara

Join us for a presentation in the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as we hear from Dr. Alison Brysk, the Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as she speaks on "Contesting Violence Against Women: Constructing Human Rights at the Frontiers of Globalization."


Monday, October 09, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 am

Vamos a Leer Book Group: Reputationes by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute for our casual Vamos a Leer book group, a space dedicated to teachers discussing authentic and engaging Latinx literature for elementary, middle and high school classrooms. Each month we share curriculum, raffle a free copy of next month’s title, discuss Latinx culture and literary themes, and enjoy a pint.


Monday, October 09, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Lecture: Global Health Equity and Urban Design

Marco Akerman , University of São Paulo, Brazil

Join the College of Population Health for the annual Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Lecture featuring Dr. Marco Akerman, MD, MPH, Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Día de los Muertos and Cultural Literacy in Practice

Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute and the National Hispanic Cultural Center for a free professional development workshop for K-12 educators focused on Día de los Muertos. Using culturally relevant resources, participants will learn how to integrate Día de los Muertos into their classrooms through art and literacy based activities that explore the history and practices associated with this tradition.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Chavela's Frida: Emancipatory Songs of Love & Pain

Ana Alonso-Minutti , UNM Department of Music

University of New Mexico Art Museum, in partnership with Way OUT West Film Fest and UNM Department of Music, presents a lecture with Associate Professor of Music and faculty affiliate of the LAII, Ana Alonso-Minutti.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

An Alumni Panel: After the Degree - LAS Informed Careers

Join us for a special opportunity to hear from local Latin American Studies alumni.


Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Learning from the Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP): Activism through Artistic Practice

This free professional development workshop for K-12 educators will focus on the iconic Mexican printmaking collective, Taller de Gráfica Popular, to demonstrate the historical and contemporary connections between art, visual culture, and activism.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Gale Memorial Lecture Series: Muriel Hasbun

Muriel Hasbun

Join us for a presentation with Muriel Hasbun, who presents as part of the 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series, Decolonizing Methodologies in Art.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Cristales de tiempo: Los poemas transgresores de Elena Garro

Patricia Rosas Lopátegui , UNM Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Join us for a presentation in the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as we hear from Dr. Patricia Rosas Lopátegui, an Assistant Professor in the UNM Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies.


Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

¡Hora de Cuentos! Bilingual Preschool Storytime

The LAII is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present ¡Hora de Cuentos!, a bilingual storytime for children.


Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Understanding Frida Kahlo from a Personal Perspective

Join us for this free professional development workshop focused on the life and art of Frida Kahlo. The evening will include private screening of a documentary related to the UNM Art Museum's current exhibition on Frida, followed by a focused tour of the exhibit.


Friday, October 27, 2017 | 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Representing Political Violence in Peru through Comics

Jesús Cossio

Join us for a presentation with Jesús Cossio, a Peruvian illustrator, author, and editor of comic books and graphic novels.


Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Addressing Social Issues through Comic-Making

Jesús Cossio

Join us for a morning of professional development focused on addressing critical social issues through art, specifically drawing upon the experiences of Jesús Cossio, an internationally-recognized graphic novelist and comic artist from Peru.


Monday, October 30, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: The Collapse of Venezuela and the Strange Longevity of the Maduro Administration

Javier Corrales , Amherst College

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Javier Corrales, the Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

An Alumni Panel: After the Degree - LAS Informed Careers

Join us for a special opportunity to hear from local Latin American Studies alumni.


November

Thursday, November 02, 2017 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Musicology Colloquium Series: The Politics of Exile, the Dedication of the Cathedral of Puebla, and the Music of Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla

Luisa Vilar Payá , Universidad de las Américas, Puebla

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Luisa Vilar-Payá of the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Mexico.


Friday, November 03, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

3rd Annual Field Research Grant Colloquium

Join us for the LAII's third annual Field Research Grant Colloquium, where we will highlight graduate student scholarship. Six recent FRG recipients will share their respective research experiences and findings in a series of presentations.


Friday, November 03, 2017 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Contraband city: Outlaw capital and urban development in the Paraguay-Brazil borderlands

Dr. Jennifer Tucker , UNM Department of Community and Regional Planning

Join the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies for a presentation with Dr. Jennifer Tucker, who shares her research focused on urban development in the Paraguay-Brazil borderlands as part of the department's Autumn 2017 Colloquium Series.


Tuesday, November 07, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Gale Memorial Lecture Series: The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives

Macarena Gómez-Barris , Pratt Institute

Join us for a presentation with Macarena Gómez-Barris, who presents as part of the 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series, Decolonizing Methodologies in Art.


Wednesday, November 08, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Frida Kahlo and (Self) Representations

Join us for this free professional development workshop focused on the life and art of Frida Kahlo. Using the UNM Art Museum exhibit, Frida Kahlo - Her Photos, as a starting point, the workshop will examine the commonalities and differences in Kahlo's own depictions of herself and how others portrayed her. In doing so, we draw attention to questions about an artist's ability to control his or her own representation.


Monday, November 13, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

FLAS Information Session

Join us for an information and help session about Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, which support students studying less commonly taught languages of Latin America. At UNM, this includes instruction in Portuguese, Quechua, Quichua, K’iche’ Maya, and Nahuatl.


Monday, November 13, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 am

Vamos a Leer Book Group: American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute for our casual Vamos a Leer book group, a space dedicated to teachers discussing authentic and engaging Latinx literature for elementary, middle and high school classrooms. Each month we share curriculum, raffle a free copy of next month’s title, discuss Latinx culture and literary themes, and enjoy a pint.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: The Contradictory Fortunes of Bilingual Education in the US and Latin America

Aurolyn Luykx , University of Texas at El Paso

Join us for the last presentation in the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as we welcome to campus Dr. Aurolyn Luykx, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Teacher Education at the University of Texas at El Paso.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Gale Memorial Lecture Series: Regina José Galindo

Regina José Galindo

Join us for a presentation with Regina José Galindo, who presents as part of the 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series, Decolonizing Methodologies in Art.


December

Monday, December 11, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Vamos a Leer Book Group: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute for our casual Vamos a Leer book group, a space dedicated to teachers discussing authentic and engaging Latinx literature for elementary, middle and high school classrooms. Each month we share curriculum, raffle a free copy of next month’s title, discuss Latinx culture and literary themes, and enjoy a pint.