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Lectures and Conferences

Friday, May 10, 2019 | 01:00 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.


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.


Friday, April 26, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:30 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.


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


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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, 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.


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 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 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)



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Monday, November 19, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Book Presentation: Beyond Alterity, Destabilizing the Indigenous Other in Mexico

Dr. Gabriela Torres-Mazuera and Dr. Vivette García Deister

Join us as we celebrate the recent publication of Beyond Alterity, Destabilizing the Indigenous Other in Mexico, with authors Dr. Gabriela Torres-Mazuera and Dr. Vivette García Deister.


Friday, November 16, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Experimentalisms in Practice: Book Presentation with Authors

Dr. Ana Alonso Minutti, Dr. Eduardo Herrera, and Dr. Alejandro L. Madrid

Join us for a presentation, signing, and reception with Dr. Ana Alonso Minutti (University of New Mexico), Dr. Eduardo Herrera (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), and Dr. Alejandro L. Madrid (Cornell University), co-editors of the volume Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2018).


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

CNM•UNM LAS Lecture Series: Policing the City: From Ferguson to Rio de Janeiro

Jennifer Tucker, Assistant Professor, UNM Community and Regional Planning Program

Join the UNM and CNM Latin American Studies programs for the third presentation in their Fall 2018 LAS Lecture Series as Dr. Jennifer Tucker, Assistant Professor in Community and Regional Planning, shares a presentation on race and security in global cities.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Greenleaf Symposium on Rural Transformation in Latin America's Changing Climate

The LAII is pleased to announce its fifth annual Richard E. Greenleaf Interdisciplinary Symposium on Latin America, which will focus on the theoretical understandings of smallholder agriculture and rural landscapes within the context of ecological, political, and economic transformation in Latin America.


Thursday, November 08, 2018 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Celebrate Bilingualism and New Mexico Spanish

Join us for an evening to celebrate the recent publication of Bilingualism in the Community (Cambridge University Press, 2018), a new book on code-switching. This exciting research documents that, contrary to popular beliefs about language mixing, bilinguals are skilled at maintaining distinct grammatical structures in their two languages, while switching between them.


Friday, November 02, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

4th Annual Field Research Grant Colloquium

Join us for the LAII's fourth annual Field Research Grant Colloquium, where we will highlight graduate student scholarship. Recent FRG recipients will share their respective research experiences and findings in a series of presentations.


Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Trying to Resolve Political Issues Through Law: The Spanish State and the Catalan Conflict

Dr. Bruno Aguilera Barchet, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Join the LAII and UNM School of Law for a presentation with Dr. Bruno Aguilera Barchet, Visiting Professor with the School of Law, as he discusses the recent political uprising in the Catalan region of Spain.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

CNM•UNM LAS Lecture Series: Indigenous Andeans: Race and Ethnicity from Colony to Nation

Laura Powell, PhD Student, UNM Department of History

Join the UNM and CNM Latin American Studies programs for the second presentation in their Fall 2018 LAS Lecture Series as UNM graduate student Laura Powell shares her research concerning Indigenous people of the Andean region.


Friday, October 19, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Expert Practices: Ethical Considerations in Disseminating Findings About Indigenous and Politically-Non-Dominant Languages

Dr. Catherine Rhodes and colleagues

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.


Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

9th Annual Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture

Héctor Armienta

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.


Monday, October 08, 2018 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Women in Coffee and Chocolate

Mayra Orellana-Powell and Karla McNeil-Rueda

Join us as we welcome special visiting guests from the coffee and chocolate industry, Mayra Orellana-Powell and Karla McNeil-Rueda, as they discuss their work as women of color entrepreneurs in the global supply chain industry of specialty coffee and cacao.


Thursday, October 04, 2018 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion: Mexico, the U.S., and the Politics of Mobility in the Trump Era

Faculty of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH)

Join El Centro de la Raza, the Global Education Office, and the LAII for a special roundtable discussion with visiting faculty from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH) as they discuss US-Mexico relations in the era of the Trump administration.


Wednesday, October 03, 2018 | 11:00 am - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: 50 años de la masacre de Tlatelolco: Elena Garro y el 68: violencia y persecución del Estado mexicano

Dr. Patricia Rosas Lopátegui, Dr. Miguel López, Dr. Irene Vásquez, Departments of Chicana and Chicano Studies and Spanish & Portuguese

Join the LAII and the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies for a special event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the massacre of Tlatelolco.


Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

LOBOS Share Intercultural Experience Studying Abroad in Colombia

Join us for a panel presentation of students and faculty who participated in the Summer 2018 study abroad program, "Culturas Indígenas de Colombia," one of the first of its kind at UNM!


Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 11:30 am - 01:00 pm

The Continued Threats to Colombian Peace Community

Jesus Emilio Tuberquia, Peace Community of San José de Apartadó

Join the Interdisciplinary Group of Colombian Studies at UNM as they present a talk with Jesus Emilio Tuberquia, a founding member of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in northwest Colombia.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Deregulating the Social Life of Property: Neoliberalism and Proliferation of Normative Dissonances in Mexico

Dr. Gabriela Torres-Mazuera, UNM Mexico Studies Chair

Join the LAII for a presentation with Dr. Gabriela Torres-Mazuera, UNM's Mexico Studies Chair, as she discusses the history and ongoing practices of privatization and commodification of communal lands in rural indigenous Mexico.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

CNM•UNM LAS Lecture Series: Cultural Retentions in Afroveracruzana Cuisine: Visualizing the Afromexican Culinary Tradition

Dr. Doris Careaga-Coleman, UNM Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Join the UNM and CNM Latin American Studies programs for a presentation in their Fall 2018 LAS Lecture Series as UNM professor Dr. Doris Careaga-Coleman shares her research concerning Afromexican foodways as cultural retentions.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Genocide, Sleaze, and Other Maladies: The Signs of Violence and Trauma in the Narratives of Gabriela Alemán

Dr. Gabriela Alemán

Join the UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese and partners for a talk with Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Father Luis Olivares: Faith, Politics, and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles

Mario T. García, Distinguished Professor of History and Chicana and Chicano Studies University of California, Santa Barbara

Join the UNM Department of Sociology and campus partners for a special presentation with Dr. Mario T. García, Distinguished Professor of History and Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as he discusses his forthcoming book, Father Luis Olivares: A Biography - Faith, Politics, and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles (University of North Carolina Press, 2018).


Wednesday, September 05, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Foreign Service Careers and Opportunities in Latin America and Beyond

Ken Chavez, UNM Diplomat in Residence

UNM Diplomat in Residence Ken Chavez will hold a discussion about internships and careers in the Foreign Service with the US Department of State and how the skills you develop with international coursework could lead to an exciting career in diplomacy.


Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Mezcal, Tequila & Sotol: A Conversation About Supporting Mexican Craft Spirits in the Global Economy

Graciela Angeles - Ricardo Pico - William Scanlan, III - Clayton Szczech, Distillery Representatives

Join us for a panel presentation with invited speakers who represent a range of organizations producing craft spirits in Mexico.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Writing Resistance Symposium

Join us for "Writing Resistance," a mini-symposium focused on the theme of writing resistance and featuring Brazilian author and 2016 recipient of the prestigious Prêmio Jabuti award Natalia Borges Polesso and literary and cultural critic Leonardo Tonus.


Monday, April 23, 2018 | 08:00 am - 08:00 pm

3rd Annual Semana Cervantina

To commemorate the “International Day of the Book” and the “Day of the Spanish Language” on April 23rd, Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque organizes a week of events in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Spanish Resource Center, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute, and the Consulate of Mexico.


Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Political Participation in “Post-Conflict” Colombia: Social Movements, Community Radio and the Challenge of Implementing the 2016 Government-FARC Peace Accords in the Countryside

Mario A. Murillo, Hofstra University

Join us for a presentation with Professor Murillo of Hostra University as he addresses questions regarding political participation in "post-conflict" Colombia.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

CNM•UNM LAS Lecture Series: The Rise of the Latin American New Middle Classes in Brazil and Colombia: A Cultural Story

Diego Bustos, UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Join the UNM and CNM Latin American Studies programs for a presentation in their Spring 2018 LAS Lecture Series as graduate student Diego Bustos shares his research on looking at the rise of the Latin American new middle class.


Friday, April 13, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

LAII PhD Colloquium

Join us for an afternoon with our LAII PhD Fellows, doctoral students from around campus whose work relates to Latin America, as they discuss their ongoing research.


Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Spanish Women Sound Artists: Sound Creations for Piano with Extended Techniques, Electronics, and Multimedia

Carmen Morales Moreno

Join us for a presentation in the Spring 2018 Musicology Colloquium and Music of the Americas Concert Series as pianist Carmen Morales presents on Spanish women sound artists.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Haciendo justicia desde la comunidad: A Discussion with Peruvian Artists and Activists

Adelina García • Wari Zárate • and Rosalía Tineo

Meet Peruvian artists and activists Adelina García, Wari Zaraté, and Rosalia Tineo whose work is at the forefront of the fight for truth, justice, and reconciliation in the wake of the 20 year internal armed conflict with the Shining Path that claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 Peruvians between 1980 and 2000. Using their traditional folk arts of Ayacucho, they give testimony to the stories of individuals and communities who endured violence. The discussion will take place in Spanish with English interpretation.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Segundo Encuentro Jaranerxs Burqueño 2018

Patricia Hidalgo • Esther Cruz Marantos

Join us for a week of community building with two Son Jarocho musicians from Veracruz Mexico, Patricio Hidalgo and Esther Cruz Marantos. As keepers and experts of AfroMexican folk music, they will be sharing historical knowledge of Son Jarocho and host zapeatedo (dance), lyric writing and jarana workshops. This fabulous week is open to anyone that is interested in learning about the Afro Influences in Son Jarocho and a great opportunity to learn how to play an instrument.


Monday, April 09, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Multi-Actor Conflict and Violence in Colombia

Dr. Javier Osorio, University of Arizona

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Javier Osorio, an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, as he discusses multi-actor conflict and violence in Colombia.


Friday, April 06, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Spring 2018 C&J Colloquium: Citizen Made Alien: Gender, Race, and Violence in the Politics of War

Dr. Lisa A. Flores, University of Colorado Boulder

Join the Department of Communications & Journalism for a presentation with Dr. Lisa A. Flores, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder, as she discusses gender, race, and violence in the politics of war.


Thursday, April 05, 2018 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Resolana con Simón Romero

Join the UNM Spanish as a Heritage Language student organization, Resolanas, as they welcome journalist Simón Romero.


Wednesday, April 04, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Creating the Sisters in Blue: History, Legend and Place

Anna Nogar • Enrique Lamadrid • Amy Córdova

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Anna Nogar, Dr. Enrique Lamadrid, and Amy Córdova as they share the process behind creating Sisters in Blue/Hermanas de azul: Sor María de Ágreda Comes to New Mexico/ Sor María de Ágreda viene a Nuevo México, a bilingual children's book that weaves together New Mexican history, legend, and place.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

CNM•UNM LAS Lecture Series: Fieldwork in Colombia: The Experiences of an Activist and Anthropology Student

María del Pilar File-Muriel, UNM Department of Anthropology

Join the UNM and CNM Latin American Studies programs for a presentation in their Spring 2018 LAS Lecture Series as graduate student María del Pilar File-Muriel shares her experiences conducting fieldwork in Colombia


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Synonymic Borrowings in Bilingual Context: A Corpus Approach to New Mexico Spanish

Alicia Assini, University of Texas at Austin

Please join the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) and University Libraries for a presentation with Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar Alicia Assini, a doctoral candidate in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin.


Monday, March 26, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Community Policing the Brazilian Slum

Michael Wolff, Western Washington University

Join the LAII for a presentation with Dr. Michael Wolff, assistant professor of political science at Western Washington University, whose research focuses on the social and political dynamics of criminal systems and public security policy in Latin America.


Friday, March 23, 2018 | 08:00 am - 01:00 pm

Four Corners Conflict Network

Join the Four Corners Conflict Network (4CCN) for their third annual conference. The 4CCN was established in 2015 with a view towards building some community connecting the many scholars of violent and nonviolent forms of political and social conflict that work at universities in the four corner states: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Trauma as Cultural Legibility in BANG: Researching and Writing the Contemporary Narconovela

Daniel Peña

Join the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the Latin American & Iberian Institute for a presentation with noted author Daniel Peña as he speaks about the process of writing his latest work, BANG (Arte Público Press).


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Why Charles Bent had to Die (and Oraibi had to be Sacked): Pastoral Conflict in the Nineteenth Century New Mexico Borderlands

Lance R. Blyth, LAII Research Associate

Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) for a presentation with LAII Research Associate Dr. Lance R. Blyth as he speaks on his research focused on 19th century New Mexico borderlands.


Tuesday, March 06, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Mexico's Difficult Democratic Moment

Claudio Holzner, Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Utah

Join the Department of Political Science and the LAII for a presentation with Dr. Claudio Holzner, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah, as he discusses the political context of Mexico's upcoming presidential elections.


Monday, February 26, 2018 | 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

ESPECTROS: Breaking Silences and Telling Stories of Gendered Violence

Dr. Amanda L. Peterson, University of San Diego

Join the UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the LAII for a presentation with Dr. Amanda L. Peterson, who will speak about her co-edited volume ESPECTROS: Ghostly Hauntings in Transhispanic Narratives.


Monday, February 26, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Poverty and Political Participation in Latin America

Carew Boulding, University of Colorado Boulder

Join the LAII and the Department of Political Science for the first presentation in the Spring 2018 LAII Lecture Series, as Dr. Carew Boulding presents on poverty and political participation in Latin America.


Friday, February 23, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Mexico in the Key of Rock: Some Thoughts on Music and Literature

Brian Price, Brigham Young University

Join the LAII and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese for a presentation with Dr. Brian Price of Brigham Young University as he discusses research related to his most recent book project, Viva Rockotitlán: Rock Literature in Mexico (1955-2015), which tells the story of how rock and roll transformed Mexican literature and, by doing so, revolutionized the way that citizens imagined themselves and their nation.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar Lecture: The Prosodic Structure of Code-Switching in New Mexican Spanish

Jonathan Steuck, Pennsylvania State University

Please join the LAII and University Libraries for a presentation with Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar Jonathan Steuck, a doctoral candidate in Hispanic Linguistics and Language Science at Pennsylvania State University. Steuck’s


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

CNM•UNM LAS Lecture Series: Adaptation to Drought in Costa Rica’s Crony Capitalist Rice Economy

Benjamin Warner, UNM Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences

Join us for the first presentation in the Spring 2018 CNM•UNM LAS Speaker Series as Dr. Benjamin Warner shares his research on how smaller farmers adapt to climate change in Costa Rica.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar: A Language Contact Perspective on New Mexican Spanish Phonology

Dr. Esther L. Brown, University of Colorado Boulder

Please join us for a presentation with Dr. Esther Brown, Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar, as she presents on her research involving language contact in New Mexican Spanish phonology.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Facilitating & Sharing Community-Based Research through Seed Saving Initiatives in Rural Communities of Northern Ecuador

Michael Ayala Ayala, Universidad Central del Ecuador

Please join us for a presentation with Latin American Studies doctoral student Michael Ayala Ayala, who will address his recent, community-based research involving seed saving initiatives in rural Ecuador.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Gale Memorial Lecture Series: Regina José Galindo

Regina José Galindo

Join us for a presentation with Regina José Galindo, who presents as part of the 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series, Decolonizing Methodologies in Art.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: The Contradictory Fortunes of Bilingual Education in the US and Latin America

Aurolyn Luykx, University of Texas at El Paso

Join us for the last presentation in the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as we welcome to campus Dr. Aurolyn Luykx, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Teacher Education at the University of Texas at El Paso.


Tuesday, November 07, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Gale Memorial Lecture Series: The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives

Macarena Gómez-Barris, Pratt Institute

Join us for a presentation with Macarena Gómez-Barris, who presents as part of the 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series, Decolonizing Methodologies in Art.


Friday, November 03, 2017 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Contraband city: Outlaw capital and urban development in the Paraguay-Brazil borderlands

Dr. Jennifer Tucker, UNM Department of Community and Regional Planning

Join the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies for a presentation with Dr. Jennifer Tucker, who shares her research focused on urban development in the Paraguay-Brazil borderlands as part of the department's Autumn 2017 Colloquium Series.


Thursday, November 02, 2017 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Musicology Colloquium Series: The Politics of Exile, the Dedication of the Cathedral of Puebla, and the Music of Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla

Luisa Vilar Payá, Universidad de las Américas, Puebla

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Luisa Vilar-Payá of the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Mexico.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

An Alumni Panel: After the Degree - LAS Informed Careers

Join us for a special opportunity to hear from local Latin American Studies alumni.


Monday, October 30, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: The Collapse of Venezuela and the Strange Longevity of the Maduro Administration

Javier Corrales, Amherst College

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Javier Corrales, the Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.


Friday, October 27, 2017 | 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Representing Political Violence in Peru through Comics

Jesús Cossio

Join us for a presentation with Jesús Cossio, a Peruvian illustrator, author, and editor of comic books and graphic novels.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Cristales de tiempo: Los poemas transgresores de Elena Garro

Patricia Rosas Lopátegui, UNM Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Join us for a presentation in the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as we hear from Dr. Patricia Rosas Lopátegui, an Assistant Professor in the UNM Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Gale Memorial Lecture Series: Muriel Hasbun

Muriel Hasbun

Join us for a presentation with Muriel Hasbun, who presents as part of the 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series, Decolonizing Methodologies in Art.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Chavela's Frida: Emancipatory Songs of Love & Pain

Ana Alonso-Minutti, UNM Department of Music

University of New Mexico Art Museum, in partnership with Way OUT West Film Fest and UNM Department of Music, presents a lecture with Associate Professor of Music and faculty affiliate of the LAII, Ana Alonso-Minutti.


Monday, October 09, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Lecture: Global Health Equity and Urban Design

Marco Akerman, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Join the College of Population Health for the annual Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Lecture featuring Dr. Marco Akerman, MD, MPH, Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.


Friday, October 06, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Contesting Violence Against Women: Constructing Human Rights at the Frontiers of Globalization

Alison Brysk, University of California, Santa Barbara

Join us for a presentation in the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as we hear from Dr. Alison Brysk, the Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as she speaks on "Contesting Violence Against Women: Constructing Human Rights at the Frontiers of Globalization."


Tuesday, October 03, 2017 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Contesting Violence Against Women: Constructing Human Rights at the Frontiers of Globalization

Virginia Garrard-Burnett, University of Texas at Austin

Join us for the second presentation in the Fall 2017 CNM*UNM LAS Lecture Series as Dr. Virginia Garrard-Burnett presents "Archives, Historical Memory, and Human Rights in Guatemala: The Case of Fernando Garcia."


Tuesday, October 03, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Contesting Violence Against Women: Constructing Human Rights at the Frontiers of Globalization

Virginia Garrard-Burnett, University of Texas at Austin

Join us for the second presentation in the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as Dr. Virginia Garrard-Burnett presents on "Archives, Historical Memory, and Human Rights in Guatemala: The Case of Fernando Garcia."


Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Musicology Colloquium Series: Imagining Something Better: Punk, Tejano, La Bamba, and Other Rolas from My Border Hi-Fi.

Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and faculty affiliate of the LAII, as he presents on "Imagining Something Better: Punk, Tejano, La Bamba, and Other Rolas from My Border Hi-Fi."


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Decolonizing Methodologies in Art Lecture Series: Emory Douglas and Caleb Duarte

Emory Douglas &Caleb Duarte

Join the UNM Department of Art for a presentation in their 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series on "Decolonizing Methodologies in Art." Emory Douglas is a Former Minister of Culture for The Black Panther Party, and served as director, designer and illustrator for The Black Panther Newsletter. Caleb Duarte, an artist who creates public works and community performances, is the founder and director of the EDELO art residency in Chiapas, Mexico.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm

Dr. Hector Dante Cincotta

Join us for a special presentation featuring Argentina poet and scholar Dr. Hector Dante Cincotta. For the first part of the presentation, Dr. Cincotta will speak on "Borges y Molinari: Convergencies and Divergencies." The latter half of the presentation will allow Dr. Cincotta to offer remarks in an homage to Dr. Marshall Nason on the eve of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Nason's birth.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

CNM Lecture Series: ¿Que es Marihuana? And Why it's Important to Know

Chris Duvall, UNM Department of Geography and Environmental Studies



Thursday, September 07, 2017 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Musicology Colloquium Series: The Tide Was Always High: Latin American Musical Modernisms in Los Angeles

Josh Kun, USC Annenberg School

Join us for the first lecture in the Fall 2017 Musicology Colloquium Series. Drawing from his research for the Getty Foundation's PST: LA/LA initiative, Professor Kun will explore the role of various Latin American musical histories in the shaping of jazz, funk, and popular music in 20th century Los Angeles.


Friday, April 14, 2017 | 08:00 am - 08:00 pm

Greenleaf Conference on Practicing Asylum: Expert Witness Testimony in Latin American Asylum Cases

This free and open conference pulled together attorneys and academics engaged in these issues in order to expand the network of trained expert witnesses available to attorneys and to strengthen best practices in the creation of country condition affidavits. Panel presentations addressed technical and academic subjects critical to asylum work, as well as explored policy and political conditions for asylum work. Presenters combined academics and attorneys from New Mexico and beyond.


Monday, February 20, 2017 | 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

The Challenge of National Literary Historiography, The Case of Mexican Literature Latin American

Dr. Anna Nogar, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

In this presentation, Dr. Anna M. Nogar discusses the challenges posed by the project of writing a history of Mexican literature for the 21st century. This discussion follows the publication of A History of Mexican Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2016), a collaborative project that involved pulling together authors from across Mexican literary studies.


Sunday, March 01, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Music as an Intellectual Practice in Mexico’s El Colegio Nacional

Ana R. Alonso-Minutti , Department of Music

Dr. Ana R. Alonso-Minutti explores music as an intellectual discipline in the context of El Colegio Nacional, and specifically Carlos Chávez’s role in establishing the figure of the composer-intellectual. Founded by presidential decree in 1943, El Colegio Nacional stands as the most prestigious intellectual apparatus in Mexico. Among its founding members, Chávez stood out as a central figure in the development and orientation of the cultural practices of the country. Interested in securing a place for music within this circle, Chávez established a model of a composer-intellectual who follows a modernist ideology of musical progress. Over seventy years later, this model still stands. Chávez’s successors at this institution have succeeded in defending this ideology and, as a consequence, have guaranteed State support for the creation and performance of Mexican contemporary concert music.