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Meet LAS Graduate Students at UNM

Meet LAS Graduate Students at UNM

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -- Students in the LAS program are diverse, drawing upon a range of academic, professional, and personal experiences related to Latin America. Many come from a social justice perspective, seeking to better their community and the world.

Latin American Studies at UNM

Latin American Studies at UNM

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -- The Latin American Studies program at The University of New Mexico is one of a kind. Learn more about our story and how you can become a part of it.

LAS Convocation Celebrates 2017 Graduates

LAS Convocation Celebrates 2017 Graduates

Thursday, May 11, 2017 -- Each spring, the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) holds a departmental convocation to celebrate its graduating students. In completing the Latin American Studies (LAS) program, these students join the ranks of UNM's distinguished alumni and become part of UNM's long history of dedication to Latin America.

Students Across Campus Awarded Funding to Support Learning and Research Related to Latin America

Students Across Campus Awarded Funding to Support Learning and Research Related to Latin America

Thursday, May 11, 2017 -- Each spring, the LAII awards a variety of funding to students across campus to support learning and research related to Latin America. This funding typically comes in the form of field research grants for graduate students; Foreign Language and A rea Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students; and PhD Fellowships for doctoral students. Each source of financial support recognizes meritorious students whose scholarship, research, and learning relates to Latin America or, in some cases, Iberia. Below are the students who have received awards for the coming year. Profiles of their research will be shared in the coming weeks.

LAII Faculty Honored for 2016 Book Publications

LAII Faculty Honored for 2016 Book Publications

Thursday, May 11, 2017 -- On April 21, 2017, the Latin American & Iberian Institute proudly hosted a reception to honor affiliated faculty who had published books in 2016. It was held in conjunction with the LAII's annual faculty concilium luncheon, and provided an opportunity to reflect on the breadth and depth of scholarship shared by Latin Americanist and Iberianist faculty across campus.

Elementary School Poetry Contest Celebrates Spanish Language and Culture

Elementary School Poetry Contest Celebrates Spanish Language and Culture

Monday, April 24, 2017 -- With the help of community partners at the Spanish Resource Center, Instituto Cervantes, and National Hispanic Cultural Center, the LAII recently held the seventeenth annual Poesía eres tú, an elementary school poetry contest that celebrates the Spanish language and culture.

LAII Joins United We Dream in Support of Undocumented Students

LAII Joins United We Dream in Support of Undocumented Students

Monday, April 24, 2017 -- On April 19, 2017, the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute joins organizations and universities across the country in the "National Institutions Coming Out Day," a nationwide effort organized by United We Dream in support of undocumented students.

Kathryn McKnight Receives Outstanding Teacher Award

Kathryn McKnight Receives Outstanding Teacher Award

Monday, April 24, 2017 -- The LAII is proud to share the news that Dr. Kathryn McKnight has been recognized as one of two faculty honored with the distinction of Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2016-2017 by the UNM Center for Teaching and Learning.

Claudia Isaac Recognized for Community Engaged Research

Claudia Isaac Recognized for Community Engaged Research

Monday, April 24, 2017 -- The LAII is proud to share the news that faculty affiliate Dr. Claudia Isaac has been awarded the 2017 Community-Engaged Scholarship Lecture award by the UNM Office of the Vice President for Research.

Emily Jones Awarded Fulbright to Spain

Emily Jones Awarded Fulbright to Spain

Monday, April 24, 2017 -- The LAII is proud to share the news that faculty affiliate Dr.Emily Jones has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Spain at the Instituto International de Investigaciones Prehistóricas de Cantabria at the Universidad de Cantabria in Santander.

Project Preserves Folk Art and Culture from Brazil to South Korea

Project Preserves Folk Art and Culture from Brazil to South Korea

Monday, April 24, 2017 -- The LAII is pleased to recognize the ongoing success of the International Business Students Global (IBSG) and their efforts to preserve folk art and culture around the world, from Brazil to South Korea.

Latin American Testimonio: Unique Course Engaging Youth Literacy Through Narrative

Latin American Testimonio: Unique Course Engaging Youth Literacy Through Narrative

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -- In Fall 2017 students will have the opportunity to study how to connect literacy and social justice by drawing upon Latin American Testimonios of struggle and survival.

Students Welcomed at LAII Open House Events

Students Welcomed at LAII Open House Events

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -- Starting in Spring 2017, the LAII is holding monthly open house events to welcome its community of students, both those enrolled in the LAS program and others from across campus with a broader interest in Latin America. The events provide an informal opportunity to get to know the LAII better.

Latin American Immigration, Asylum, and Representation Focus of 2017 Greenleaf Conference

Latin American Immigration, Asylum, and Representation Focus of 2017 Greenleaf Conference

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -- On April 14-15, 2017, the LAII will hold its annual Greenleaf Conference on Latin America. This year, the conference focuses on Latin American immigration, asylum, and representation, and emphasizes the need for effective representation in asylum cases. Presentations will take place in the UNM Student Union Building (Lobo A & B) and are free and open to the public.

Former Peace Corps Member Joins School of Architecture and Planning Faculty

Former Peace Corps Member Joins School of Architecture and Planning Faculty

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -- DevonNewly-hired Assistant Professor Jennifer Tucker is bringing more than just work experience to The University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning. She has a passion for social justice she hopes to be able to spread throughout the New Mexico community.

MALAS Student Profile: Devon Lara

MALAS Student Profile: Devon Lara

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -- Devon received her B.S. in Biology with minors in Spanish and Honors from the University of New Mexico. She chose to also attend graduate school at UNM because of its combined Public Health and Latin American Studies dual-degree Master's programs. The dual-degree program is uniquely designed and conducive to the training she hopes to gain, balancing academics, research, and national and global practice with Latino populations. Devon's research interests include Latino and immigrant health and Mexico-U.S. border health.

SOLAS Sin Fronteras Film Festival to be held at The Guild Cinema February 24th - 26th

Sin Fronteras Film Festival

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -- The Student Organization for Latin American Studies annual Sin Fronteras Film Festival will run at The Guild Cinema from February 24th - February 26th.

MALAS Student Profile: Sabrina Hernandez

MALAS Student Profile: Sabrina Hernandez

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 -- Among the new master's students whom the LAII welcomed in fall 2016, Sabrina Hernandez comes to the program with extensive experience in Latin America, and a deep passion for Latin America and coffee that brought her to UNM to pursue a dual-degree in Latin American Studies and Law.

MALAS Student Profile: Lauri Gonzalez

MALAS Student Profile: Lauri Gonzalez

Friday, November 23, 2016 -- Among the newest master's students whom the LAII welcomes in fall 2016, Lauri Gonzalez comes to the program with extensive connections to Latin America and a deep interest in indigenous languages and rights. She has a principal interest in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, and Ecuador.

Elementary Schools Invited to Participate in Spanish Poetry Contest

Elementary Schools Invited to Participate in Spanish Poetry Contest

Friday, November 21, 2016 -- The LAII is pleased to support the 17th edition of Poesía eres tú, an annual, state-wide contest in which students from first to fifth grade are invited to recite a poem in Spanish in the most artistic and beautiful way possible.

Multifaceted Exhibit Celebrates Cervantes and His Legacy

Multifaceted Exhibit Celebrates Cervantes and His Legacy

Friday, November 21, 2016 -- The LAII is pleased to support Instituto Cervantes as they unveil a unique, multifaceted exhibit that celebrates Cervantes and his legacy.

Call for Applications for FLAS Fellowships

Call for Applications for FLAS Fellowships

Friday, November 18, 2016 -- The LAII is pleased to announce its call for applications for U.S. Department of Education Academic Year and Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships.

Call for Applications for Field Research Grants

Call for Applications for Field Research Grants

Friday, November 18, 2016 -- The LAII offers a reminder announcement regarding its call for application for its Field Research Grants (FRGs) for UNM faculty and graduate students.

LAII Celebrates International Education Week

LAII Celebrates International Education Week

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 -- The LAII is excited to celebrate International Education Week with a wide range of events for diverse audiences.

MALAS Student Profile: Valeria Garcia

MALAS Student Profile: Valeria Garcia

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 -- Valeria is working concurrently toward an M.A. in Latin American Studies and a J.D. from the UNM School of Law, and hopes to practice immigration, human rights, or family law in New Mexico.

Journalist Documents Traumatic Experiences of Central American Immigrants Passing Through Mexico

Journalist Documents Traumatic Experiences of Central American Immigrants Passing Through Mexico

Thursday, October 27, 2016 -- Drawing on his experiences in the field in 2012, 2015, and 2016, journalist and photographer Joseph Sorrentino will speak on November 16 about the traumatic conditions facing Central American immigrants who immigrate northward through Mexico as they flee violence in their home countries.

Filmmaker Tatyana Kleyn Presents Stories of Transborder Youth Who Have Returned to Mexico

Filmmaker Tatyana Kleyn Presents Stories of Transborder Youth Who Have Returned to Mexico

Thursday, October 27, 2016 -- Filmmaker Tatyana Kleyn visits Albuquerque on November 9, 2016, for a documentary screening and community discussion about the experiences of transborder children and youth who have returned to Mexico.

Acclaimed Authors Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy Speak on Latino Heritage

Acclaimed Authors Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy Speak on Latino Heritage

Thursday, October 27, 2016 -- Acclaimed authors and educators Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy will speak on November 7, 2016, offering a presentation about the rich cultural heritage of Latinos and their contributions to honoring the past and creating the future.

B.A. LAS Student Profile: Maria Alejandra Estupinan

B.A. LAS Student Profile: Maria Alejandra Estupinan

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 -- Undergraduate students earning a major or minor in Latin American Studies are diverse. Maria Alejandra Estupinan double majors in Biology and Latin American Studies, and is interested in her native Colombia, and hopes to use her undergraduate degrees to apply to Medical School or the FBI upon graduation.

MALAS Student Profile: Colleen Chavez

MALAS Student Profile: Colleen Chavez

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 -- Among the new master's students whom the LAII welcomed in Fall 2016, Colleen Chavez comes to the program with extensive experience in community development in Latin America and locally in New Mexico.

B.A. LAS Student Profile: Amber Nicole Martinez

B.A. LAS Student Profile: Amber Nicole Martinez

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -- Undergraduate students earning a major or minor in Latin American Studies are diverse. Amber Nicole Martinez double majors in Biology and Latin American Studies, and comes to the program with a deep interest in the rich culture, language, and diversity of Latin America.

MALAS Student Profile: Karina Beltran

MALAS Student Profile: Karina Beltran

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 -- Among the new master's students whom the LAII welcomed in fall 2016, Karina Beltran comes to the LAII as a dual degree student in Latin American Studies and Spanish & Portuguese.

Américas Award Celebrated in Washington DC

Américas Award Celebrated in Washington DC

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 -- The 2016 Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature was celebrated recently at the Library of Congress with an award ceremony featuring the two authors who received the award in 2016: Pam Muñoz Ryan for her YA novel Echo and Ashley Hope Pérez for her YA novel Out of Darkness.

LAII Receives Bequest from UNM Alumna Janet Dorsey Lashbrooke

LAII Receives Bequest from UNM Alumna Janet Dorsey Lashbrooke

Monday, October 10, 2016 -- The LAII recently received a major bequest from UNM alumna Janet Dorsey Lashbrooke, who passed away on December 25, 2015, at the age of 72. Ms. Lashbrooke's gift will support Latin American Studies students through scholarships for field research, travel, and program costs.

Annual FRG Colloquium Highlights Student Scholarship

Annual FRG Colloquium Highlights Student Scholarship

Monday, October 10, 2016 -- Friday, October 28, 2016, from 12:00-1:30 p.m., the LAII highlights graduate student scholarship with its second annual FRG Colloquium and reception.

CNM•UNM Speaker LAS Series Returns in Fall 2016

CNM•UNM Speaker LAS Series Returns in Fall 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016 -- The LAII is pleased to announce the return of the CNM•UNM Latin American Studies Speaker Series for Fall 2016.

MALAS Student Profile: Alin Badillo-Carrillo

MALAS Student Profile: Alin Badillo-Carrillo

Thursday, September 29, 2016 -- Among the new master's students whom the LAII welcomed in fall 2016, Alin Badillo-Carrillo comes to the program with extensive community activism experience and hopes to focus on studying and creating health programs and health equity in underserved communities.

Musicologist Visits UNM to Discuss Politics and Sentimentalism in Bolero

Musicologist Visits UNM to Discuss Politics and Sentimentalism in Bolero

Monday, September 19, 2016 -- Musicologist Dr. León García Corona will speak on "Mexico's Broken Heart: Music, Politics, and Sentimentalism in Bolero" on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in Keller Hall

Greenleaf Scholar to Present on Visualizing Collectivity in Oaxaca

Greenleaf Scholar to Present on Visualizing Collectivity in Oaxaca

Thursday, September 15, 2016 -- Lorraine J. Affourtit, an LAII Visiting Greenleaf Scholar, will discuss her current research, Resistance is Fertile: Graphic Art, Collective Identity, and Public Space in the Oaxaca Commune, on Thursday, September 22

LAII Provides Class Sets of Diverse Books to Empower Students

LAII Provides Class Sets of Diverse Books to Empower Students

Monday, September 12, 2016 -- The LAII is partnering with the Spanish Resource Center (SRC) of Albuquerque to expand the SRC's Lending Library with class sets of diverse books.

MALAS Alumna Interns at Smithsonian Institution

MALAS Alumna Interns at Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, September 8, 2016 -- This summer, recent MALAS graduate Priscila Hernóndez was a fellow in the Latino Museum Studies Program at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

LAII Associate Director Ronda Brulotte Becomes President Elect of Prominent Latin American Anthropology Association

LAII Associate Director Ronda Brulotte Becomes President Elect of Prominent Latin American Anthropology Association

Thursday, September , 2016 -- Dr. Ronda Brulotte, UNM Associate Professor in Anthropology and Associate Director for Academic Programs at the Latin American and Iberian Institute, was recently elected as the President-Elect for the Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA).

LAII Leads Educators to Cuba to Explore a Revolutionary Perspective on Education

LAII Leads Educators to Cuba to Explore a Revolutionary Perspective on Education

Thursday, September 1, 2016 -- In July 2016, the LAII organized a nine-day trip to Cuba that brought together educators from across the country to learn about education practice and philosophy on the island. Sponsored by the LAII in partnership with the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University (FIU) and the Cuban organization Girasol...

Vamos a Leer Book Group Returns for Another Year

Vamos a Leer Book Group Returns for Another Year

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -- Each month during the academic year the LAII gathers together teachers and librarians to talk about teaching Latin America through literacy. The group, called Vamos a Leer, focuses on children's, young adult, and adult novels that offer authentic and engaging perspectives on Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinx culture in the United States.

LAII Proudly Partners with Cine Magnifico for Fourth Annual Latino Film Festival

LAII Proudly Partners with Cine Magnifico for Fourth Annual Latino Film Festival

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -- The LAII is proud to partner once more with Cine Magnifico as it celebrates its fourth year as New Mexico's largest Latino film festival September 15-18, 2016.

Journalist Alex Cuadros Discusses Legacy of Olympics in Brazil

Journalist Alex Cuadros Discusses Legacy of Olympics in Brazil

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -- Journalist Alex Cuadros will speak about the legacy of the 2016 Olympics in Brazil on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. in the Zimmerman Library, Willard Room.

Feminist Historian Presents on Women Drug Traffickers in Latin America

Feminist Historian Presents on Women Drug Traffickers in Latin America

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -- On Friday, September 9, at noon, feminist historian Elaine Carey will speak on "Doing Drugs in the Archive: Facts, Fictions, and Histories of Women Traffickers."

Pam Muñoz Ryan and Ashley Hope-Pérez Win 2016 Américas Award

Pam Muñoz Ryan and Ashley Hope-Pérez Win 2016 Américas Award.

Friday, June 10, 2016 -- The LAII is pleased to announce that Pam Muñoz Ryan, author of Echo, and Ashley Hope-Pérez, author of Out of Darkness, have won the 2016 Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. The award links the Americas by reaching beyond geographic borders and multicultural-international boundaries, focusing upon cultural heritages within the hemisphere.

UNM Hosts Rare Visit from Cuban Scholar

UNM Hosts Rare Visit from Cuban Scholar

Friday, June 10, 2016 -- Just recently Cuban scholar and educator Luisa Campos had the opportunity to visit the United States. It was only the second time the teacher, with historical significance, has visited the country.

Latin American Testimonio: Unique Course Engaging Youth Literacy Through Narrative

Latin American Testimonio: Unique Course Engaging Youth Literacy Through Narrative

Monday, May 23, 2016 -- In Fall 2016 students will have the opportunity to study how to connect literacy and social justice by drawing upon Latin American testimonios of struggle and survival.

LAII Announces New Associate Director for Academic Programs

LAII Announces New Associate Director for Academic Programs

Monday, May 16, 2016 -- The Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico is pleased to announce that Dr. Ronda Brulotte, Associate Professor of Anthropology, has been appointed Associate Director for Academic Programs, effective June 1, 2016.

LAS Convocation Celebrates 2016 Graduates

LAS Convocation Celebrates 2016 Graduates

Monday, May 11, 2016 -- The Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) will hold its Latin American Studies convocation on Friday, May 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the UNM Hibben Center atrium.

LAII Honors Affiliated Faculty for Book Publications

LAII Honors Affiliated Faculty for Book Publications

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 -- For the third year in a row, the LAII has honored its affiliated faculty members who published books in the previous year.

Margaret Randall to Present Introducing Haydée Santamaría

Margaret Randall to Present Introducing Haydée Santamaría

Monday, April 18, 2016 -- Author and activist Margaret Randall shares the life story of a Cuban heroine as she presents her latest book, Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression, published in 2015 by Duke University Press.

UNM Conference Brings Together Scholars Interested in Improving Field Research

UNM Conference Brings Together Scholars Interested in Improving Field Research

Monday, April 18, 2016 -- Taking place April 21-22, this interdisciplinary conference, "Conducting Fieldwork Under Complicated Circumstances," brings together faculty, graduate students, and invited scholars from within and beyond UNM who are interested in improving approaches to field research.

Cervantes and His Legacy Honored at UNM

Cervantes and His Legacy Honored at UNM

Monday, April 18, 2016 -- The UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese, alongside campus and community co-sponsors, is honoring Cervantes and his legacy with a collection of presentations, panels, and readings in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, celebrated author of Don Quijote.

Lawrence Straus to Present 61st Annual Research Lecture at UNM

Lawrence Straus to Present 61st Annual Research Lecture at UNM

Monday, April 18, 2016 -- University of New Mexico Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Lawrence Guy Straus will deliver the 61st Annual Research Lecture at 7 p.m. on April 21 in the Anthropology Lecture Hall, Room 163.

UNM College of Education's TECLA Project Aims to Improve Bilingual Education

UNM College of Education's TECLA Project Aims to Improve Bilingual Education

Monday, April 18, 2016 -- Faculty in the UNM College of Education launched TECLA - Teacher Education Collaborative in Language Diversity and Arts Integration - to better prepare student teachers who are interested in teaching bilingual students and English language Learners (ELLs) in elementary schools.

Music and Arts Festival Emerges from Students' Dedication to a Lost Treasure

Music and Arts Festival Emerges from Students' Dedication to a Lost Treasure

Monday, April 18, 2016 -- Silent for decades, musical treasures recovered from a dumpster in Jerome, Arizona are being brought back to life. The University of New Mexico's Honors College in collaboration with the New Mexico Philharmonic and in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the City of Albuquerque, the Consulate of Mexico in Albuquerque, and Chatter presents season one of The New Mexico Philharmonic Music & Arts Festival.

UNM School of Architecture and Planning Hosts 'Encuentro Iberoamericano'

UNM School of Architecture and Planning Hosts 'Encuentro Iberoamericano'

Monday, April 18, 2016 -- The University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning presents Encuentro Iberoamericano en Nuevo Mexico (EINM), a multi-day series of events that explore Spanish architectural and cultural heritage in Iberoamerica.

Border Door Exhibit Highlights Central American Immigration

Border Door Exhibit Highlights Central American Immigration

Monday, March 21, 2016 -- As Spring Break comes to a close, a unique exhibit will greet those returning to campus. "Border Doors and the Unmasking of the Zones of Meaning," a dispersed exhibit consisting of eighteen full-size doors decorated with mixed-media collages, is now on display in selective venues around campus and in the community at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Sin Fronteras Film Festival Returns

Sin Fronteras Film Festival Returns

Monday, March 21, 2016 -- The Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) is pleased to announce the program for the 2016 Sin Fronteras Film Festival. The festival will be held March 25-27, 2016, at The Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, NM.

Mensajes del Corazón Focus of Student Art Exhibit

Mensajes del Corazón Focus of Student Art Exhibit

Monday, March 14, 2016 -- The LAII is pleased to announce Mensajes del Corazón, an exhibit of arpillera-inspired artwork created by 4th grade students at East San Jose Elementary. The exhibit is on display at the LAII through May 2016.

¿Dónde estamos en 2015-16?

¿Dónde estamos en 2015-16?

Thursday, February 18, 2016 -- Each year students and faculty affiliated with the LAII pursue areas of interest and extend research queries to all corners of Latin America and Spain. In 2015-16, we've captured the breadth of that activity by mapping the work of our PhD Fellows, Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellows, Field Research Grant (FRG) recipients, and Master of Arts in Latin American Studies (MALAS) students.

Dr. Leonora Saavedra Discusses the Intersection of Musicology and Nationalism in Mexico

Dr. Leonora Saavedra Discusses the Intersection of Musicology and Nationalism in Mexico

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -- Join the Department of Music for a presentation in which Dr. Leonora Saavedra discusses how, in the 1990s, Rogers Brubaker decried the new popularity of nationalism as an academic topic within musicology, where "analytical primitivism has been introduced through the highly selective appropriation of the historical and social scientific literature on nationalism.

Paulo Freire and the Loveless Society Focus of LAII Lecture Series Presentation

Paulo Freire and the Loveless Society Focus of LAII Lecture Series Presentation

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -- "Transforming the Loveless Society: Psychoanalysis in the Work of Paulo Freire" is the focus of the second presentation in the LAII Lecture Series for Spring 2016.

Free Film Screening Brings Immigration Dialogue Into the Classroom

Free Film Screening Brings Immigration Dialogue Into the Classroom

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -- The LAII announces a free screening of "Who is Dayani Cristal?," a 2013 documentary that seeks to bring the personal and the humanizing back into the immigration debate by telling "the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as "the corridor of death" and shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration.

Music as Resistance Focus of CNM•UNM LAS Speaker Series Presentation

Music as Resistance Focus of CNM•UNM LAS Speaker Series Presentation

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -- Music as resistance is the focus of the first presentation in the Spring 2016 CNM•UNM Latin American Studies Speaker Series.The presentation, titled "Performing Resistance: Quanta and the Experimental Music Scene of 1970s Mexico," is offered by Dr. Ana Alonso-Minutti, Assistant Professor of Musicology and faculty affiliate of the Latin American & Iberian Institute at UNM.

MALAS Student Profile: Nora Lamm

MALAS Student Profile: Nora Lammn

Monday, February 15, 2016 -- A master's student in the 2015-16 cohort, Nora Lamm explains her interest in Latin American Studies by focusing on the cultural richness she experienced while growing up in Albuquerque.

Travel to Cuba and Experience the Pulse of Havana's Art Scene

Travel to Cuba and Experience the Pulse of Havana's Art Scene

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -- The LAII is partnering with the Tamarind Institute to offer a unique opportunity to experience Cuba's rich culture through the visual arts, music, dance, and architecture.

New Dictionary Fosters Language Use and Revitalization in Peruvian Amazon

New Dictionary Fosters Language Use and Revitalization in Peruvian Amazon

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -- In August of 2015, Dr. Rosa Vallejos Yopán, an Assistant Professor jointly appointed to the Departments of Spanish & Portuguese and Linguistics at UNM, published "Diccionario Kukama-Kukamiria / Castellano," a dictionary project linking the endangered language Kokama-Kokamilla, spoken in the Peruvian Amazon, with Spanish.

CNM•UNM Speaker Series Continues with New Presentations

CNM•UNM Speaker Series Continues with New Presentations

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -- In Fall 2015 the Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) at the University of New Mexico (UNM) began a Latin American Studies (LAS) speaker series in partnership with the recently-created LAS program at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM).