Wednesday, December 16, 2015 -- The LAII announces the release of its 2014-15 Annual Report, highlighting excellence across its programs in the past academic year.
Monday, December 14, 2015 -- The Office of Academic Affairs has announced the appointment of William Stanley as director of the Latin American & Iberian Institute.
Monday, December 7, 2015 -- The LAII announces its latest endeavor to connect scholarship and social media: a collection of over 70 podcasts available for easy streaming through SoundCloud.
Monday, December 7, 2015 -- The UNM Newsroom recently highlighted LAS PhD student Ursula Freire, describing in detail how Freire merges architecture and geography in a unique doctoral program.
Monday, December 7, 2015 -- Dr. Raquel Z. Rivera's archival ethnographic research, first undertaken while she was a Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar at UNM, leads to publication in the Latin American Music Review.
Friday, December 4, 2015 -- The Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) is pleased to announce that Keira Philipp-Schnurer, the LAII Supervisor of Community Education Programs, has been awarded the Gerald W. May Outstanding Staff Recognition Award.
Monday, November 23, 2015 -- The LAII announces a call for applications for the 2016-17 U.S. Department of Education Academic Year and Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships.
Friday, October 30, 2015 -- In Fall 2013 UNM doctoral candidate Gandhi Yetish received FRG funding from the LAII to research sleep patterns among the Tsimane in Bolivia. This research contributed to breaking new ground in understanding sleep patterns, and was recently published in the journal 'Current Biology'.
Friday, October 30, 2015 -- The LAII announces the release of Volume 9 of the Portuguese Language Journal, an academic endeavor created to promote and disseminate information about the teaching of Portuguese as a foreign language.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -- Among the new master's students whom the LAII welcomed in fall 2015, Alice Donahue comes to the program with extensive international experiences which have broadened her understanding of the Latin American region.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -- On Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., the LAII highlights graduate field research with its first annual FRG Colloquium and Reception.
Friday, October 30, 2015 -- On November 4, the CNM•UNM Latin American Studies Speakers Series will conclude as Eric Griego, a doctoral fellow at the UNM Center for Health Policy, discusses "Building a Creative and Cultural Local Economy in New Mexico: Lessons from Latin America."
Friday, September 25, 2015 -- The UNM LAII, in partnership with the recently-created Latin American Studies program at CNM, announces a joint speaker series for Fall 2015. Dr. Ronda Brulotte joins us on Sept. 29 for the first presentation.
Friday, September 25, 2015 -- As a new master's student whom the LAII welcomed in fall 2015, Kalyn Finnell joins the program with a unique lens on Ibero-American studies after teaching in southern Spain for the past two years.
Friday, September 25, 2015 -- In summer 2015, MALAS student Javier Astorga participated in the prestigious 2015 Bologna Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, and Reconciliation, a program offered annually by the International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI), a branch of The Johns Hopkins University.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 -- The UNM LAII announces the first presentation in its Fall 2015 Lecture Series, and welcomes Dr. Marygold Walsh-Dilley for a lecture on Sept. 30 on the social impact of religious change in rural Bolivia."
Friday, September 4, 2015 -- The UNM Department of Spanish & Portuguese announces a new web portal to highlight Hispanic linguistics at the university.
Monday, August 31, 2015 -- Among the new master's students whom the LAII welcomed in fall 2015, María José Ramos brings to the program a unique background in educational performance art and a deep-seated interest in community organizing.
Monday, August 31, 2015 -- The Latin American Studies program at the University of New Mexico expands in fall 2015 to include new concentrations for MALAS and PhD students.
Monday, August 31, 2015 -- In 2015 the LAII proudly partners with Instituto Cervantes and the National Hispanic Cultural Center for the third annual ¡Cine Magnífico!, a weekend-long program celebrating Spanish and Latin American culture through the presentation of the best of modern cinema.
Monday, August 31, 2015 -- The LAII is pleased to announce a new shared-credit program offered in partnership with the Honors College.
Friday, August 28, 2015 -- In the latest article on the Latin America Data Base (LADB) blog, Jake Sandler discusses collective healing and construction of historical memory within Chile's vibrant cultural sector
Friday, August 21, 2015 -- In the latest article on the Latin America Data Base (LADB) blog, Jake Sandler discuss government impunity in the community of Nahualá in rural Guatemala
Friday, August 14, 2015 -- On Thursday, September 10, 2015, noted ethnomusicologist Dr. Alejandro L. Madrid will discuss contradictory and contested notions of masculinity in the work of Mexican performer Juan Gabriel.
Friday, August 14, 2015 -- Rafael J. Betancourt, a Cuban economics professor and consultant, will give New Mexicans a rare inside account of recent major economic policy revisions on the island nation in a presentation at the University of New Mexico Continuing Education Auditorium on Friday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m.
Friday, August 14, 2015 -- The LAII and University Libraries announce a presentation with Dr. Daniel Arbino, a Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar, who will present his research findings, "Artistic Bombs: Cultural Responses to the Los Alamos National Lab," on Thursday, August 20, 2015, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the UNM Zimmerman Library Waters Room.
Thursday, August 6, 2015 -- UNM Latin American Collections curator Suzanne Schadl was honored recently with the José Toribio Medina Award from the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM).
Tuesday, June 17, 2015 -- The UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) is pleased to share the news that Dr. Elizabeth Quay Hutchison, Professor of Latin American History and faculty affiliate with the LAII, has assumed the directorshop of the UNM Feminist Research Institute (FRI).
Tuesday, June 17, 2015 -- New research developed by Benjamin Waddell and Matías Fontenla, respectively of Adams State University and the University of New Mexico, has found that return migrants "have a positive effect on nearly every aspect of life."
Thursday, June 11, 2015 -- The 2015 Am&eacuate;ricas Award highlights titles that call attention to important but rarely taught historical events in the United States and Latin America.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 -- María Clara Rekow, a Spanish teacher at Bosque School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded the national 2015 CLASP K-12 Teaching Award in recognition of exemplary teaching related to Latin America.
Monday, May 4, 2015 -- The Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) will hold its Latin American Studies convocation on Friday, May 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the UNM Hibben Center atrium.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 -- In Spring 2015, MALAS students shared their research both within and beyond the confines of the University of New Mexico (UNM) by presenting as part of the SOLAS lecture series and also by participating in conferences across the nation.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 -- In Spring 2015, MALAS student Julia Youngs was selected as a student delegate for US-MEX FoCUS, a joint effort through Stanford University and ITAM (Instituto Tecnónologico Aut&ooacute;noma de México) focused on bilateral relationships in the spheres of academia, business, civil society, diplomacy, and politics.
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- Professor Mala Htun is a faculty affiliate of the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute. We are pleased to recognize her appointment as an inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellow.
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- The UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute has worked closely with the Mexican Consulate of Albuquerque during the appointment of Consul Mauricio Ibarra Ponce de Leon. As he leaves New Mexico, we extend our appreciation alongside that of the University of New Mexico for his extensive service to the community.
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- Professor Ruth Trinidad-Galván is a faculty affiliate of the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute. We are pleased to recognize her award of a Fulbright scholarship to Mexico.
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- Professor Katherine Crawford-Garrett is a faculty affiliate of the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute. We are pleased to recognize her award of a Fulbright scholarship to New Zealand.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 -- The LAII announces a new program for community members to explore and learn about contemporary Cuba. In December 2015, LAII will partner with UNM Continuing Education to lead an island-wide program focused on exploring and discussing "Cuba at a Crossroads."
Thursday, April 16, 2015 -- On April 15, 2015, the Latin American & Iberian Institute proudly hosted a reception to honor affiliated faculty who had published books in 2014. The informal event provided the opportunity to reflect on the breadth and depth of scholarship shared by Latin Americanist and Iberianist faculty across campus.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- On April 9, 2015, the LAII will bring UNM faculty together with guest speakers from Rethinking Schools' editorial board to discuss how educators can fight for social justice in tough times.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- On April 9th from 2:00-3:30 p.m., Dr. Raquel Z. Rivera will explore the multiple and overlapping musical circuits traveled by music genres such as Puerto Rico's bomba, the Dominican Republic's palos, and Caribbean hiphip and reggaeton.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- Guest speaker Catherine Murphy visits UNM on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, to discuss the Cuban Literacy Project - a national level project which essentially eradicated illiteracy in Cuba in the span of a single year.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- On April 9th from 5:30-7:00 p.m., Diana Taylor, Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at NYU, visits UNM to speak on Archiving the Thing
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- On April 9th, following the day-long conference, Rethinking Schools editors Bill Bigelow, Linda Christensen, and Wayn Au will join community members for a participatory evening focused on multicultural education.
Monday, March 2, 2015 -- In February 2015 the Latin American Research Review (LARR) released a special issue focusing on lived religion and lived citizenship in Latin America's zones of crisis. This special issue has been six years in the making and includes contributions from 15 different scholars, including Dr. Richard Wood, UNM Associate Professor of Sociology.
Monday, March 2, 2015 -- Each summer, the LAII offers the Mayan Language Institute, a six-week program summer immersion language program in K'iche' Maya and Kaqchikel Maya.
Monday, March 2, 2015 -- 2014-2015 reveals an enthusiastic cohort of MALAS students with eclectic backgrounds and interests. Among these students is Javier Astorga (MALAS '16), whose concentrations are in Anthropology and History.
Monday, March 2, 2015 -- The Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) and University Libraries announces a presentation with George A. Klaeren, a doctoral student in the Department of History at the University of Kansas and a Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 -- 2014-2015 reveals an enthusiastic cohort of MALAS students with eclectic backgrounds and interests. Among these students is Melissa Leonard (MALAS '16), whose concentrations are in History and Human Rights.
Friday, January 23, 2015 -- On April 9, 2015, the LAII welcomes Rethinking Schools' contributors Bill Bigelow, Linda Christensen, and Wayne Au to campus. They will join us as part of a symposium addressing the importance of multicultural education, critical literacy, and why we should include Latin America curriculum in our classrooms.
Friday, January 23, 2015 -- LAII funding directly contributed to the research endeavours of PhD candidate, Mason Ryan, as he developed a long-term international collaboration to investigate the effects of El Niño on frogs in Costa Rica.
Friday, January 23, 2015 -- The LAII announces the call for applications for 2014-15 Field Research Grants for graduate students and faculty.
Friday, January 23, 2015 -- On January 29, 2015, Professor Emerita of Anthropology Dr. Frances Berdan will visit UNM to speak about the daily lives of the Aztecs.
Friday, January 23, 2015 -- The LAII has released its first public annual report to highlight achievements and initiatives from the 2013-2014 academic year.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 -- The Sin Fronteras Film Festival of the Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) will be held February 20-22, 2015, at the Guild Cinema.
Friday, January 9, 2015 -- 2014-2015 reveals an enthusiastic cohort of MALAS students with eclectic backgrounds and interests. Among these students is Lorraine Archibald (MALAS '16), whose concentrations are in History, Community & Regional Planning, and Indigenous Studies.
Friday, January 9, 2015 -- The Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) announces a new opportunity for New Mexico K-12 educators to explore the historical riches and contemporary biocultural diversity of Belize.
Friday, January 9, 2015 -- The Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) and University Libraries announce a presentation with Dr. Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols, Chair of the Department of Languages and Professor of Spanish at Drury University. Nichols will present on "Sex, Beauty and Success: Productive Heterosexuality, Good Hair and Learning to be Decente in 19th Century Venezuela" on Thursday, January 15, 2015, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Zimmerman Library Waters Room.
Friday, January 9, 2015 -- The Latin American and Iberian Institute has been working for nearly 12 months on an exciting initiative that builds on our networks with universities in Ecuador to recruit graduate students to UNM. In January 2015 we are proud to announce that the first wave of students has arrived in Albuquerque.