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LAII and Tinker Foundation Announce Call for Field Research Grant Proposals

LAII and Tinker Foundation Announce Call for Field Research Grant Proposals
December 14, 2018
The LAII and Tinker Foundation are pleased to announce a call for applications for Field Research Grants (FRGs) for UNM faculty and graduate students. Read More...

Professor James Mondloch Presents New Transcription and Translation of Popol Wuj

Professor James Mondloch Presents New Transcription and Translation of Popol Wuj
December 10, 2018
A new transcription and translation of the Popol Wuj, the sacred book of the K'iche' Maya people, has been published. This monumental effort was achieved by none other than Dr. James (Jim) Mondloch, a linguistic anthropologist and faculty affiliate of the UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute, and his colleague, ethnohistorian Robert (Bob) Carmack, Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York at Albany. Read More...

Graduate Student André Nascimiento Publishes Scholarship Based on Field Research

Graduate Student André Nascimiento Publishes Scholarship Based on Field Research
December 10, 2018
André Nascimento, an MA student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, has published scholarship based on his field research concerning "Dictatorship and its Legacies to the LGBTTIQ Community in Argentina and Uruguay: The Case of Invisibility and the Reaction Proposed by Literature and the Archives." Read More...

Associate Researcher Merideth Paxton Shares Work on Yucatec Maya with International Colleagues

Associate Researcher Merideth Paxton Shares Work on Yucatec Maya with International Colleagues
December 10, 2018
A Research Associate of the LAII, Dr. Merideth Paxton recently presented a series of lectures concerning her studies of the Yucatec Maya. Read More...

Oaxaca Field Course Offers Students New Perspectives on Mexico

Oaxaca Field Course Offers Students New Perspectives on Mexico
December 3, 2018
In Summer 2018, Dr. Ronda Brulotte, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and LAII Associate Director for Academic Programs, taught a study abroad program called "Exploring Oaxaca through Food and Craft" in Oaxaca, Mexico. Read More...

NY Times Draws on Expertise of Associate Researcher Stanley Hordes

NY Times Draws on Expertise of Associate Researcher Stanley Hordes
December 3, 2018
"Some Hispanics With Jewish Roots Pursue an Exit Strategy: Emigrate to Spain" was the title of a recent article in the NY Times. Written by Simon Romero, it turns to a local expert for part of the story. Read More...

Call for Chonies for Annunciation House

Call for Chonies for Annunciation House
December 3, 2018
The LAII is pleased to support Health Sciences in a "Chonies Drive" for Annunciation House, which has put out a special request for unusued, clean underwear for boys and girls of all ages. Read More...

LAII Alumna Suzanne Schadl Appointed New Chief of the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress

LAII Alumna Suzanne Schadl Appointed New Chief of the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress
December 3, 2018
The LAII is extremely proud to share the news that Suzanne Schadl, an LAS alumna and former faculty affiliate, has been appointed to lead the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress (LOC). Read More...

Professor Anna Nogar Releases Book Chronicling Four Hundred Years of the Lady in Blue

Professor Anna Nogar Releases Book Chronicling Four Hundred Years of the Lady in Blue
November 29, 2018
Dr. Anna Nogar, Associate Professor in the UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese and faculty affiliate with the LAII, has recently released Quill and Cross in the Borderlands: Sor María de Ágreda and the Lady in Blue, 1628 to the Present (Notre Dame Press, 2018). Read More...

Associate Researcher and Alum Larry Larrichio Publishes Book on Colonial Colombia

Associate Researcher and Alum Larry Larrichio Publishes Book on Colonial Colombia
November 29, 2018
Dr. Larry Vito Larrichio, Research Associate and alumnus of the LAII, has released La construcción multicultural de una economía colonial. Read More...

Climate and Human Development Group at UNM Working with Local Stakeholders in the Mexicali Valley

Climate and Human Development Group at UNM Working with Local Stakeholders in the Mexicali Valley
November 29, 2018
Recently, the Climate and Human Development research group at UNM GES began working in the Mexicali Valley in Baja California, MX. Read More...

Library Exhibit Explores Dualities Between Historical and Contemporary Mexico

Library Exhibit Explores Dualities Between Historical and Contemporary Mexico
November 28, 2018
Tomes (toh-Mez) + Tomes (tohmz) = Tomes. This is the title and the theme of an unusual and thought-provoking exhibit at UNM's Zimmerman Library in the first-floor Frank Waters Room. Read More...

UNM Researcher Delves Into Water Politics Affecting Our State's Most Beloved Crop

UNM Researcher Delves Into Water Politics Affecting Our State's Most Beloved Crop
November 27, 2018
Doctoral student Holly Brause packed her trunk this summer and hit the road for a lengthy drive down south. While most students travel for fun and to relax, Brause made the trip to roll up her sleeves and get to work on understanding how water issues are affecting New Mexico’s most treasured, above ground, resource. Read More...

Greenleaf Symposium Fosters Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Greenleaf Symposium Fosters Interdisciplinary Dialogue
November 26, 2018
Focused on “Rural Transformation in Latin America’s Changing Climate,” the 2018 annual edition of the Latin American and Iberian Institute’s Richard E. Greenleaf Interdisciplinary Symposium on Latin America was successful, sparking debate and interest among an audience of over 75 faculty, students, and practitioners. Read More...

Transitional Justice in Colombia Focus of MALAS Student Hayley Pedrick's Award-Winning Research

Transitional Justice in Colombia Focus of MALAS Student Hayley Pedrick's Award-Winning Research
November 12, 2018
Hurricanes, poetry, civil war and Harry Potter. At first glance, none of these subjects appear related. In truth, they are all examples of topics covered at the Southwest Division of the American Association of Geographers (SWAAG) regional conference, where University of New Mexico student Hayley Pedrick took first prize in the graduate paper competition. Read More...

Packed Event Highlighted Interest in New Mexico's Rich Bilingual Heritage

Packed Event Highlighted Interest in New Mexico's Rich Bilingual Heritage
November 12, 2018
Salón Ortega at the NHCC was filled to capacity recently to celebrate bilingualism in New Mexico and to launch a new book, Bilingualism in the Community (Cambridge University Press, 2018), by former UNM Professors Rena Torres Cacoullos (also alumna) and Catherine Travis. Read More...

Rural Transformation and Changing Climates Focus of Annual LAII Symposium

Rural Transformation and Changing Climates Focus of Annual LAII Symposium
November 8, 2018
In Latin American societies where inequality is extremely high, climate change is increasingly disruptive, economic liberalization is rapid and radical, and globalization is overwhelming local cultures, rural transformation is happening. Read More...

Ancient Human Population Histories Revealed in Central and South America

Ancient Human Population Histories Revealed in Central and South America
November 8, 2018
The first high quality ancient DNA data from Central and South America—49 individuals some as old as 11,000 years—has revealed a major and previously unknown exchanges between populations. Read More...

Annual Colloquium Highlights Graduate Student Field Research

Annual Colloquium Highlights Graduate Student Field Research
October 23, 2018
On Friday, November 2, 2018, from 12:00-2:00 p.m., the LAII highlights graduate student scholarship with its fourth annual Field Research Grant (FRG) Colloquium and reception. Six recent FRG recipients will share their respective research experiences and findings in a series of presentations. Read More...

Presentation Focuses on Ethical Considerations in Indigenous Language Research

Presentation Focuses on Ethical Considerations in Indigenous Language Research
October 7, 2018
As part of an effort to foster in-depth conversation on critical topics, the LAII has invited UNM faculty and graduate students to convene and examine “expert practices,” discussing the ethical considerations in disseminating findings about indigenous and politically non-dominant languages. Read More...

Hector Armienta Speaker at Ninth Annual Anaya Lecture

Hector Armienta Speaker at Ninth Annual Anaya Lecture
October 6, 2018
On Thursday, Oct. 18, the UNM Department of English hosts the distinguished Héctor Armienta as the featured speaker for the ninth annual Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the Southwest. Read More...

Call for Participants for Nineteenth Poesía Eres Tú

Call for Participants for Nineteenth Poesía Eres Tú
October 6, 2018
We are honored to invite students in grades 1st through 5th who are enrolled in public and private schools in the State of New Mexico to participate in the 19th Annual Spanish Poetry Contest Poesía eres tú. The event is organized by the Spanish Resource Center in Albuquerque, Latin American and Iberian Institute at The University of New Mexico and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Read More...

Visual and Cultural Literacy about Central America Focus of Teacher Professional Development

Visual and Cultural Literacy about Central America Focus of Teacher Professional Development
October 4, 2018
Muriel Hasbun, artist and founder of Laberinto Projects, will facilitate a three-hour visual literacy workshop for middle and high school teachers on using Central American art to foster dialogue about migration, and to better understand the history and culture of El Salvador. Read More...

Study Abroad Program to Guatemala Extraordinary Experience for CNM Students

Study Abroad Program to Guatemala Extraordinary Experience for CNM Students
October 1, 2018
In May 2018, Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) and The University of New Mexico (UNM) celebrated the culmination of four years of collaborative planning as CNM students and faculty ventured on their first study abroad trip tied to the community college’s nascent Latin American Studies (LAS) program. Read More...