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March, 2018

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Mexico's Difficult Democratic Moment

Claudio Holzner , Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Utah

Join the Department of Political Science and the LAII for a presentation with Dr. Claudio Holzner, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah, as he discusses the political context of Mexico's upcoming presidential elections.


Thursday, March 08, 2018 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Film Screening: Chavela

Join the LAII, Instituto Cervantes, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center for a FREE film screening of the acclaimed documentary, Chavela.


Monday, March 12, 2018 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Vamos a Leer Book Group: The Only Road

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, March 20, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Why Charles Bent had to Die (and Oraibi had to be Sacked): Pastoral Conflict in the Nineteenth Century New Mexico Borderlands

Lance R. Blyth , LAII Research Associate

Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) for a presentation with LAII Research Associate Dr. Lance R. Blyth as he speaks on his research focused on 19th century New Mexico borderlands.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Trauma as Cultural Legibility in BANG: Researching and Writing the Contemporary Narconovela

Daniel Peña

Join the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the Latin American & Iberian Institute for a presentation with noted author Daniel Peña as he speaks about the process of writing his latest work, BANG (Arte Público Press).


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Paulo Freire, Augusto Boal, and Theatre of the Oppressed

Join us for a free professional development workshop for educators as we explore the Theatre of the Oppressed in reference to K-12 education.


Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

SOLAS Sin Fronteras Latino Film Festival

Join the Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) for their annual Sin Fronteras Latino Film Festival, a completely free event open to the UNM and greater Albuquerque community.


Friday, March 23, 2018 | 08:00 am - 01:00 pm

Four Corners Conflict Network

Join the Four Corners Conflict Network (4CCN) for their third annual conference. The 4CCN was established in 2015 with a view towards building some community connecting the many scholars of violent and nonviolent forms of political and social conflict that work at universities in the four corner states: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.


Friday, March 23, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Open House

Join students and faculty affiliated with or interested in Latin American Studies for an open house at the LAII, where we can get to know one another informally over coffee and more.


Monday, March 26, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Community Policing the Brazilian Slum

Michael Wolff , Western Washington University

Join the LAII for a presentation with Dr. Michael Wolff, assistant professor of political science at Western Washington University, whose research focuses on the social and political dynamics of criminal systems and public security policy in Latin America.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Synonymic Borrowings in Bilingual Context: A Corpus Approach to New Mexico Spanish

Alicia Assini , University of Texas at Austin

Please join the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) and University Libraries for a presentation with Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar Alicia Assini, a doctoral candidate in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

CNM•UNM LAS Lecture Series: Fieldwork in Colombia: The Experiences of an Activist and Anthropology Student

María del Pilar File-Muriel , UNM Department of Anthropology

Join the UNM and CNM Latin American Studies programs for a presentation in their Spring 2018 LAS Lecture Series as graduate student María del Pilar File-Muriel shares her experiences conducting fieldwork in Colombia