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January

Friday, January 25, 2019 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Braceros Exhibit: Opening Reception

Drawn from the archives of Mexico's Secretariat of Foreign Relations, this stunning collection of black and white photography explores the Bracero Program as it was seen by the men and women who lived it.


Friday, January 25, 2019 | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Braceros Exhibit

Drawn from the archives of Mexico's Secretariat of Foreign Relations, this stunning collection of black and white photography explores the Bracero Program as it was seen by the men and women who lived it.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Quill and Cross in the Borderlands

Dr. Anna M. Nogar , Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Dr. Anna M. Nogar discusses her most recent book, Quill and Cross in the Borderlands, which examines nearly four hundred years of history, folklore, literature, and art concerning the seventeenth-century Spanish nun and writer Sor María de Jesús de Ágreda, identified as the legendary “Lady in Blue” who miraculously appeared to tribes in colonial-era New Mexico and taught them the rudiments of the Catholic faith.


February

Thursday, February 07, 2019 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Musicology Colloquium Series: The Cruelty of Jazz: Toward a Hemispheric Politics of Sound

Dr. Jason Borge , University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jason Borge discusses "The Cruelty of Jazz: Toward a Hemispheric Politics of Sound." This lecture is presented as part of the Musicology Colloquium Series.


Monday, February 11, 2019 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Vamos a Leer Book Group: Juliet Takes a Breath

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.


Friday, February 15, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Afro-Brazilian Activism, Poetry, and Journalism: 40 Years of Cadernos Negros and Quilombhoje Literatura

Esmeralda Ribeiro , Quilombhoje Literatura

Ribeiro is a journalist, writer and scholar of Afro-Brazilian Literature. In 1984, she received her BA in Journalism from the Universidade Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. She has been a member of Quilombhoje Literatura since 1982, a group of Afro-Brazilian writers based in São Paulo. Her work has been published in 35 anthologies in Brazil and around the world. She has been consistently active in promoting the participation of black women in literature.


Monday, February 18, 2019 | 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Teach In: Venezuela in Crisis

Join us for a panel discussion on the current crisis in Venezuela. What is happening? Is it a crisis and, if so, what led to this crisis? What is the role of U.S. foreign policy? Come ask questions and learn from a panel of scholars from Venezuela who will share their experiences and perspectives.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

CNM•UNM LAS Speaker Series: Multilingualism, Language Contact and Language Endangerment in Paraguay

Jens Van Gysel , PhD Student, UNM Department of Linguistics

Jens Van Gyself, PhD Student in the UNM Department of Linguistics, shares a presentation on sociolinguistic and language revitalizatio in Paraguay.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Maya Art and Archaeology Tour - Information Session

Robyn Côté , LAII

Please join us for a *RESCHEDULED* information meeting to learn more about our upcoming international program on Maya Art and Archaeology of Mexico (May 11-20, 2019).


Friday, February 22, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: La culinaria afrodescendiente de Tamiahua

Doris Careaga Coleman , Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Join the LAII for a special presentation culinary experience with Dr. Doris Careaga Coleman of the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies as she presents her fifth book, La culinaria afrodescendiente de Tamiahua, focused on culinary arts and Afro-Mexican cultural traditions.


Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Merging Natural and Cultural Landscapes: Field Experiences Along the Camino real del Quindío in Colonial Colombia

Larry Larrichio , LAII Research Associate

Join us for a presentation in the LAII Lecture Series as Dr. Larry Larrichio, LAII Research Associate and alumnus, discusses the fieldwork he undertook to complete research for his dissertation and its subsequent revision, translation into Spanish, and publication in Colombia.


March

Friday, March 01, 2019 | 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.


Monday, March 04, 2019 | 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

Research Presentation: Cenyahtoc cintli tonacayo: huahcapatl huan tlen naman / El máiz sigue siendo nuestro muestro de ayer y hoy

Eduardo De la Cruz , Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas (IDIEZ)

Please join the LAII, El Centro de la Raza, and Chicana and Chicano Studies for a presentation with visiting speaker Eduardo De la Cruz of the Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas (IDIEZ) of Mexico.


Monday, March 04, 2019 | 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Cooking Presentation: Fiesta de elotes y su comida sagrada: El caldo de pollo

Eduardo De la Cruz , Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas (IDIEZ)

Please join the LAII, El Centro de la Raza, and Chicana and Chicano Studies for a cooking presentation with visiting speaker Eduardo De la Cruz of the Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas (IDIEZ) of Mexico.


Tuesday, March 05, 2019 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

CNM•UNM LAS Speaker Series: The US Embassy’s Role in Human Rights in Guatemala: How Foreign Service Officers Can Make a Difference

David Lindwall , Retired Foreign Service Officer / MA Student, UNM Latin American Studies Program

David Lindwall, MA student in the Latin American Studies program, draws on his 33 years as a Foreign Service Officer in the US State Department at postings throughout Latin America and around the world.


Tuesday, March 05, 2019 | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Taller de Nahuatl: Lenguaje, cultura y tradición

Eduardo De la Cruz , Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas (IDIEZ)



Monday, March 18, 2019 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Vamos a Leer Book Group: The Poet X

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.


Friday, March 22, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Raramuri Criollo Cattle and Climate Change in the Desert Southwest

Dr. Andrés Cibils , Department of Animal and Range Sciences, New Mexico State University

Join the LAII for a presentation with Dr. Andrés Cibils, Professor of Rangeland Science in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at New Mexico State University, as he discusses climate change in the desert of the southwest.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: From Brazil to the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: A Journalist’s Perspective on Reporting in the Americas

Simon Romero , National Correspondent, The New York Times

Join the LAII for a conversation with journalist Simon Romero, a national correspondent for The New York Times. In this role, he covers immigration and other issues in the United States. Previously, he was the Brazil bureau chief from 2011 to the 2017, covering Brazil and several other countries in South America, including Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.


Friday, March 29, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

LAII PhD Fellows Colloquium

Each year the LAII awards PhD Fellowships to meritorious doctoral students whose research relates to Latin America. The LAII's current PhD Fellows represent the departments of Linguistics; Spanish and Portuguese; Biology; Anthropology; History; Latin American Studies; Political Science; and Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies.


April

Tuesday, April 02, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Our Roles in the Conceptualization and Writing of Popol Wuj: Nueva Traducción y Comentarios

Dr. James Mondloch , Latin American and Iberian Institute

Join us for a presentation in the Spring 2019 LAII Lecture Series as Dr. James Mondloch presents on conceptualizing and writing his most recent publication, Popol Wuj: Nueva Traducción y Comentarios.


Friday, April 05, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Perspectives from Nicaraguan Student Activists

Lesther Alemán, Georgina Capetillo, and Jeancarlo López

Join the LAII, SOLAS, and Fort Lewis College partners for a student-activist panel presentation on the state of democracy in Nicaragua.


Friday, April 05, 2019 | 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Interdisciplinary Lecture Series in Linguistics: Uses of Spanish and English in the Narration of a Mexican Immigrant Woman

Dr. Eduardo Hernández-Chávez , UNM Professor Emeritus of Linguistics; Former Director of Chicana/o Studies

Join us for a presentation in the Interdisciplinary Lecture Series in Linguistics as Professor Emeritus Eduardo Hernández Chávez discusses the uses of Spanish and English in the narration of a Mexican immigrant woman, his mother.


Monday, April 08, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

On the Road with the Migrant Caravan

Alice Driver , Journalist

Join us for a presentation with Alice Driver, a bilingual journalist based in Mexico City whose work focuses on migration, human rights and gender equality. She writes for National Geographic, Time, Longreads and CNN and is currently producing a radio story for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting.


Monday, April 08, 2019 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Vamos a Leer Book Group: The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary

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.


Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Proyecto Jaranera & Las Brujas Jaraneras

Ana Zarina Palafox Méndez

Conferencia con Ana Zarina Palafox Méndez y video documental 'El Fandango Jarocho'. Dentro de la lírica popular que está ligada a los estilos de son tradicional en México, durante el S. XX la imagen de la mujer se admitió solamente como bailadora y objeto de piropo, ya sea por usos y costumbres en las poblaciones o, en otros casos, porque los estereotipos en los nacientes medios de comunicación masiva allí la colocaron. Comenzando el S. XXI, un par de convocatorias/publicaciones reunieron a mujeres que escriben décima, la mayoría de forma personal, casi clandestina, y detonaron interesantes procesos de valoración, revitalización y análisis.


Friday, April 12, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Asylum Seekers' Journey: Challenges along the Path

Dr. Kimberly Gauderman and Attorney Rebecca Kitson

Anti-immigration rhetoric and immigrant surveillance, detention, and deportation are defining features of U.S. politics and federal policy and practice. Attorney Rebecca Kitson and Professor and expert witness Kimberly Gauderman will discuss the recent and ongoing challenges that refugees face in the asylum process.


Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Embodying Fandom: Chanting in Twentieth-Century Argentine Soccer

Eduardo Herrera , Rutgers University

Argentine soccer fandom involves a nuanced set of bodily practices and a vast repertoire of chants based on radio hits and broadcast advertisement. This talk demonstrates how chanting brings together sounds and bodies in an affective public practice that incites intense feelings of social cohesion and belonging meaningful beyond what is being said with words.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 05:45 pm - 07:30 pm

Binational Banking and Financial Markets in New Mexico, Texas, and Chihuahua

Patrick Schaefer , Executive Director, Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness

Please join us for a practical and timely presentation that not only maps the regional and binational banking and financial markets in the New Mexico, Texas, and Chihuahua region, but also addresses the challenges and opportunities these regional markets hold for New Mexico and its neighbors.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 07:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Semana Cervantina

Join the Cervantine Week from April 23rd to April 27th. Dates, times, and locations for each event can be found in the event flyer.


Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm


Friday, April 26, 2019 | 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Poesía eres tú - Children´s Poetry Contest - XIX edition

Since 2000, the LAII and the Spanish Resource Center have partnered to produce this elementary school student poetry contest. Elementary school kids (from first to fifth grade) recite a poem in Spanish in the most artistic and beautiful way in front of a crowd of over 300 people.


Friday, April 26, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Drugs and War: What is the Relationship?

Peter Andreas , Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Join us as Dr. Peter Andreas tells the story of war from antiquity to the modern age through the lens of six psychoactive drugs: alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, opium, amphetamines, and cocaine.


Friday, April 26, 2019 | 01:30 pm - 02:45 pm

Cuentistas 2019 - XV edition

Since 2003, the Spanish Resource Center of Albuquerque (SRC) has overseen the Cuentistas contest, an essay contest in Spanish for New Mexico high school students. Non-native and native Spanish speakers are encouraged to submit creative writing samples for consideration in the contest. All are encouraged to participate to help demonstrate that the Spanish language is alive and thriving in New Mexico.


Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 09:00 pm - 05:00 pm

NHCC Children's Bilingual Book Festival

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque will host its first annual NHCC Children’s Bilingual Book Festival. Coinciding with National Poetry Month; Children’s Day, Book Day; Arbor Day; and Semana Cervantina/Poesía eres tú, this festival will celebrate children’s books written in Spanish and English and Native languages and English.


May

Wednesday, May 01, 2019 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Interdisciplinary Lecture Series in Linguistics - The peer pressure that sounds succumb to: The effect of cumulative frequency in contexts that favor reduction

Earl K. Brown , Brigham Young University

Join us for a presentation in the Interdisciplinary Lecture Series in Linguistics with Professor Earl K. Brown, from the Department of Linguistics in Brigham Young University.


Thursday, May 02, 2019 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

K-12 Educator’s Workshop - Before the Bracero Program

Join us for an evening of free professional development as we explore the shared history of Mexico and the United States in the early 20th century, outlining the decades and formative events that eventually led to the Bracero Program. The workshop complements the Braceros photography exhibit on display through June 30 in the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s History and Literary Arts building.


Friday, May 03, 2019 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Mariachi Magnífico - Inaugural Spring Concert

Join the campus community at the SUB for a spectacular concert presented by the Mariachi Juvenil de la Universidad de Nuevo México featuring the Mariachi Herencia de Atrisco Heritage Academy HS.


Friday, May 10, 2019 | 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm

Latin American Studies Convocation

The Latin American Studies (LAS) program will hold its Spring 2019 Convocation, honoring those undergraduate and graduate students who will receive LAS degrees in May and August.


Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

¡RESILIENCIA! The Experience of Jewish Communities in Spain and The Americas

A full week of films, music, food, exhibits and lectures highlighting the extraordinary journey of the Jewish people to Spanish-speaking countries.


June

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Border Doors: Niños en jaulas (Kids in Cages)

Summer 2019 brings the return of Border Doors: Niños en jaulas (Kids in Cages) to The University of New Mexico. Created by students at Sandi Prep, this art exhibit features full-size doors covered in multimedia collages, all intended to raise awareness and educate the public about how US government policies continue to sanction human rights violations against migrants coming to the United States.


July

Friday, July 19, 2019 | 08:30 am - 05:00 pm

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Camina el Autor: The Iconography of Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala, Peruvian/Quechuan Chronicler

Camina el Autor showcases the extraordinary work of Guaman Poma; explores the history of the indigenous people of Peru, Andean civilization, and Spanish conquest; and broadens our understanding of Peruvian culture and history.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 12:00 pm

The Conflicting Politics of Costa Rica/ Guatemala/Nicaragua/Panama & Their Afro/Indigenous Citizens, 1970s - 1990s

Dr. Sheryl Felecia Means , Independent Scholar

Please join the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) and University Libraries for a presentation with Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Dr. Sheryl Felecia Means, who will share her research on Central American Afro-Indigenous politicians and movements of the 1970s through 1990s.


August

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cultural dimensions of mental healthcare and differences in practices in Honduras and the U.S.A.

Dr. Karla Inestroza , Honduran Physicians for Medical Brigades

Every country has different health care determinants that influence the local healthcare situation, and culture plays a leading role when it comes to the people demanding better access to mental healthcare, which continues to be a privilege in many areas, especially in developing countries, where the healthcare services are overwhelmed by the growth of the population and do not emphasize enough over its importance, making it difficult for mental healthcare to be widely accessible or it’s importance promoted.


Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 04:30 pm - 06:30 pm

LAII Fall 2019 Welcome Back Reception

Each fall, the Latin American & Iberian Institute welcomes its community of faculty, students, and staff back to campus with a celebratory reception. Join us on Tuesday, August 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bosque Brewing in Nob Hill. We will share in food and drink, mingle, and look forward to the semester ahead!


September

Thursday, September 05, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education

Dr. Rebecca Tarlau , Pennsylvania State University

In Occupying Schools, Occupying Land, Rebecca Tarlau explores how MST activists have pressured municipalities, states, and the federal government to implement their educational program in public schools and universities, affecting hundreds of thousands of students. Contrary to the belief that movements cannot engage the state without demobilizing, Tarlau shows how educational institutions can help movements recruit new activists, diversify their membership, increase technical knowledge, and garner political power. Drawing on twenty months of ethnographic field work, Tarlau documents how the MST operates in different regions working at times with or through the state, at other times outside it and despite it. She argues that activists are most effective using contentious co-governance, combining disruption and public protest with institutional pressure to defend and further their goals.


Monday, September 09, 2019 | 06:00 pm

Vamos a Leer Book Group: Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots

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. We meet each month in the "vault" space at Red Door Brewing (downtown) on Gold Ave, and welcome your participation whether you've read the whole book or just a few pages.


Friday, September 13, 2019 | 01:00 pm

Apply your Skills to a Career in Diplomacy: Meet Diplomat in Residence Southwest Laura Gritz

Laura Gritz , Diplomat in Residence Southwest

The U.S. Department of State is dedicated to protecting and strengthening America’s interests abroad and right here at home. You can make a difference with the U.S. Department of State. The Department offers internships, fellowships for graduate school, funding for study abroad, jobs, and careers. All majors and backgrounds are welcome. 


Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 06:30 pm

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Root Causes of the Central American Exodus

What is going on to drive so many families from their homes and risk everything to come to the United States? Panel discussion led by local academic leaders with experience in Central America including Dr William Stanley, director of the Latin American & Iberian Institute.