Lectures and Conferences
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 | 12:00 pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 12:30 pm
UNM continues to be one of the best places in the country for Latin American-focused scholarship. Join the Latin American Studies program for an information session to learn more.
Friday, November 15, 2019 | 03:00 pm
Dr. Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Global Director of the Sustainable Finance Center at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C.
Global Director of the Sustainable Finance Center at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C., Dr. Leonardo Martinez-Diazhas a remarkable résumé, having formerly served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Environment in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this role, he served as one of the nation’s principal representatives in the negotiations leading to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Dr. Martinez-Diaz will give a presentation entitled “Global Climate Change Policy”, based on his recent book, Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 02:00 pm
Jesus Ramos-Kittrell, University of Connecticut
In New Spain, an institutional structure of merit and promotion hinged on the idea of reason as an intrinsically European attribute. This attribute differentiated 'Europeans' from people of mixed race claiming European status based on their skin complexion. Given the effective impulses permeating ideas about reason in New Spain, this paper considers reason in light of musico-phenomenological strategies that racialized subjects used to re-write their bodies. Such process problematizes the philosophical purview of the Enlightenment's civilizing mission, and the historical narrative of its political project.
Thursday, November 07, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Dr. Lorena Ojeda Dávila, UNM Mexico Studies Chair
Esta charla analizará los principales movimientos de lucha y resistencia indígena que se han desarrollado en el
estado de Michoacán, México, poniendo especial énfasis en el pueblo purépecha y la experiencia del pueblo de
Cherán. Se hará un recuento histórico de las principales problemáticas que han enfrentado estos pueblos,
fundamentalmente después de la reforma agraria, así como de las estrategias que sus habitantes han
implementado a lo largo del tiempo para contrarrestarlas.
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 | 03:00 pm
Dr. Margie Montañez, Central New Mexico Community College
Centering her own navigation through a humanities doctorate, archival research, and a postdoc in academic
libraries, Dr. Montañez will forefront the importance of humanities in emerging digital and scholarship trends.
From Chicano/a Studies to Latin American post-custodial projects, this talk will explore the interstices and
possibilities of the digital humanities to bridge the North-South information divide, ask new questions, and
engage new modes of knowledge production.
Friday, October 25, 2019 | 03:00 pm
Join the LAII, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and the Department of Political Science for
a panel discussion to explore how vulnerability to climate change in Central America is driving violence,
migration, and other social changes throughout the region.
Friday, October 25, 2019 | 10:30 am
Dr. Christy Thornton, John Hopkins University
Join the LAII, Department of History, and the International Studies Institute for a presentation with Dr. Christy Thornton, assistant professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University, as she discusses her current manuscript project, “Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy.” This talk will uncover the hidden role of politicians, diplomats, and economists from post-revolutionary Mexico in shaping the governance of the global economy.
Monday, October 21, 2019 | 05:30 pm
Dr. Maria del Carmen Parafita-Couto, Leiden University
Gender agreement in Spanish is relatively transparent (Roca 1989). Spanish-speaking children acquire gender agreement before the age of five (Mariscal 2009) and adult speakers do not generally show any difficulties with agreement. However, what happens in bilingual situations when a speaker of Spanish also speaks another language that lacks a grammatical gender distinction? This talk will report a series of production and acceptability tasks designed to explore the behavior of Spanish grammatical gender when Spanish is spoken alongside a language that lacks grammatical gender (English, Purepecha, Basque, Papiamento). Dr. Maria del Carmen Parafita-Couto will focus on two linguistic phenomena.
Thursday, September 05, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Dr. Rebecca Tarlau, Pennsylvania State University
In Occupying Schools, Occupying Land, Rebecca Tarlau explores how MST activists have pressured municipalities, states, and the federal government to implement their educational program in public schools and universities, affecting hundreds of thousands of students. Contrary to the belief that movements cannot engage the state without demobilizing, Tarlau shows how educational institutions can help movements recruit new activists, diversify their membership, increase technical knowledge, and garner political power. Drawing on twenty months of ethnographic field work, Tarlau documents how the MST operates in different regions working at times with or through the state, at other times outside it and despite it. She argues that activists are most effective using contentious co-governance, combining disruption and public protest with institutional pressure to defend and further their goals.
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Karla Inestroza, Honduran Physicians for Medical Brigades
Every country has different health care determinants that influence the local healthcare situation, and culture plays a leading role when it comes to the people demanding better access to mental healthcare, which continues to be a privilege in many areas, especially in developing countries, where the healthcare services are overwhelmed by the growth of the population and do not emphasize enough over its importance, making it difficult for mental healthcare to be widely accessible or it’s importance promoted.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Dr. Sheryl Felecia Means, Independent Scholar
Please join the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) and University Libraries for a presentation with Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Dr. Sheryl Felecia Means, who will share her research on Central American Afro-Indigenous politicians and movements of the 1970s through 1990s.
Friday, May 10, 2019 | 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm
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
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 | 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm
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
Carlos Navarro, LADB Editor
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 05:45 pm - 07:30 pm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Eduardo De la Cruz, Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas (IDIEZ)
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Join us for a special opportunity to hear from local Latin American Studies alumni.
Monday, October 30, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chris Duvall, UNM Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Thursday, September 07, 2017 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
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
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
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.