April, 2021

Thursday, April 01, 2021 | 05:30 pm

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Working in the International Arena Both Domestically and Abroad

Jason Chang, USDA; Megan Wilson, Peace Corps Country Director for Albania and Montenegro; Paco Perez, US Foreign Service

This panel will give students information and guidance on what opportunities exist to work in the international sector for the government both in the USA and abroad.


Friday, April 02, 2021 | 02:00 pm

Trans en las Américas Journal Launch

Francisco J. Galarte, Claudia Sofía Garriga-López, Cole Rizki and Juana María Rodríguez

This special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly prompts a conversation between trans and travesti studies scholars working across the Américas to investigate how shifts in cultural practices, aesthetics, geographies, and languages enliven theories of politics, subjectivity, and embodiment.


Friday, April 02, 2021 | 03:30 pm

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LAII PhD Fellows Colloquium

Asia Alsgaard, Josefina Bittar, Milena Carvalho, Carlos Contreras-Vidal, Carlos Ibarra, Dylan Maynard, David Paez and Jon Williams , LAII PhD Fellows

Join us for the Latin American & Iberian Institute's annual LAII PhD Fellows Colloquium.


Tuesday, April 06, 2021 | 06:00 pm

The Art and Craft of Oaxacan Mezcal

Dr. Ronda Brulotte , UNM Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies and Director of Latin American Studies

In this presentation, Dr. Ronda Brulotte discusses the rise of mezcal as a global commodity within the artisanal food movement, as well as how this transformation has impacted rural producer communities in southern Mexico.


Wednesday, April 07, 2021 | 02:00 pm

Race and Mexican Art of the Late Colonial and Early National Periods

Ray Hernández-Durán , Department of Art, University of New Mexico

In this talk, Ray Hernández-Durán will focus on a transitional period in Mexican art history, 1750–1850, and explore the role of the Academy of San Carlos in shaping Mexican art production. By looking at the academy in Mexico City during this period, we can trace how the image of the Indian was transformed and the Black subject gradually erased as the colonial period came to an end and independent Mexico emerged.


Friday, April 09, 2021 | 12:00 pm

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MALAS Alumni Panel

Kalyn Mae Finnell, Sam Johnson, Nora Lamm and Devon Lara

Join the Latin American & Iberian Institute and Latin American Studies program for a panel featuring four recent MA in LAS alumni who will share their career trajectories and how to best prepare yourself for post-graduation life while in the LAS program. We are immensely proud of our alumni and are excited to host this panel for current and prospective students.


Friday, April 09, 2021 | 05:00 pm

Guadalupe Dueñas: Obras Completas de Patricia Rosas Lopategui

Patricia Rosas Lopategui, Silvia Molina y Leticia Romero Chumacero

Guadalupe Dueñas (1910-2002) es una de las escritoras mexicanas más importantes del siglo XX.


Monday, April 12, 2021 | 03:00 pm

Burying Pinochet’s Legacy: Chile’s New Constitution

Sergio J Ascencio , UNM Department of Political Science

This talk will consist of two parts. The first part will put the Chilean case in a broader context by discussing some of the challenges of institutional design in transitional democracies. The second part will provide an overview of the events leading to the constitutional referendum and the road ahead.


Friday, April 16, 2021 | 02:00 pm

Sons of Marx and Coca Cola”: Youth, Morality, and Right-Wing “Culture Wars” in Cold War Mexico

Luis Herrán-Ávila , UNM Department of History

This talk will address the “culture wars” waged by the burgeoning anticommunist movement in 1960s-1970s Mexico, which included a somewhat oblique critique of consumer capitalism, a deep concern for the harmful effects of youth counterculture, and the development of a right-wing anticommunist global outlook.


Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 03:00 pm

Locating the Martial Middle Class: A Case for Bringing Military Families into Argentina’s History of Counterinsurgency and Cold War Modernization

Dylan Maynard , PHD Candidate, UNM History Department

Argentina’s military officers and their families, by midcentury, belonged to a martial middle class. But while past studies of Argentina’s Cold War military center on its political interventions, there is a need to explore how the intimate lives of military families structured officers’ professional identities and, in turn, a model for economic and social development in the 1960s.


Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 02:00 pm

Global History as Hemispheric: Latin America, the U.S., and Canada in the 1920s

Joel Wolfe , University of Massachusetts Amherst

Joel Wolfe is currently writing a book, “The Global Twenties,” that recasts our understanding of modern globalization by studying the ways the Western Hemisphere was integrated through trade, the exchange of ideas, and the movement of people during the 1920s. This talk provides some of the basic findings from that book.


Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 02:00 pm

Cántame Film Screening & Director Discussion

Trevor Meier, filmmaker; Alejandro Tomás Rodriguez and Dominika Laster, Theatre and Dance Department, University of New Mexico

Cántame is feature documentary from Trevor Meier that explores the inner world of Casa Talcahuano, a theatre group in Buenos Aires that searches for the inner life of ancient songs and texts and follows their vibration into movement.


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 04:00 pm

My Story Isn’t Fiction: The Making of East of Flatbush, North of Love

Danielle Brown

In this talk, Dr. Brown discusses her reasons for leaving academia and writing East of Flatbush, North of Love, her push against narratives that suggest Black, Indigenous, People of Color cannot be objective when telling their stories, and the importance of disseminating information about Black, Indigenous, People of Color in ways that go beyond traditional academic texts.


Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 05:30 pm

Still Searching for Providence: Mayan Migration to the United States through the Decades

Patricia Foxen , Deputy Director of Research at UnidosUS

Patricia Foxen will discuss her book "In Search of Providence: Transnational Mayan Identities" and the new updates made to the reprint as well as her thoughts on the current migration situation.