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XVIII Poesía Eres Tú Contest Celebrates Spanish Language and Culture Among Elementary Students

XVIII Poesía Eres Tú Contest Celebrates Spanish Language and Culture Among Elementary Students
May 9, 2018
Now in its 18th year, the LAII recently invited approximately sixty students to take the stage at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) on April 27, 2018. Their mission: to recite Spanish poetry from memory, dramatizing the poem in the process. Read More...

Students Across Campus Awarded Funding to Support Learning and Research Related to Latin America

Students Across Campus Awarded Funding to Support Learning and Research Related to Latin America
May 8, 2018
Each spring, the LAII awards a variety of funding to students across campus to support learning and research related to Latin America. Read More...

Rosa Vallejos Yopán of Linguistics/Spanish & Portuguese Receives Prestigious Fellowship for Documenting Endangered Languages

Rosa Vallejos Yopán of Linguistics and Spanish & Portuguese Receives Prestigious Fellowship for Documenting Endangered Languages
May 8, 2018
Dr. Rosa Vallejos Yopán, an Associate Professor jointly appointed to the UNM departments of Linguistics and Spanish & Portuguese, and faculty affiliate of the LAII, has received the prestigious Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) Fellowship. Read More...

LAS Convocation Celebrates 2018 Graduates

LAS Convocation Celebrates 2018 Graduates
April 24, 2018
Each spring, the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) holds a departmental convocation to celebrate its graduating students. In completing the Latin American Studies (LAS) program, these students join the ranks of UNM's distinguished alumni and become part of UNM's long history of dedication to Latin America. Read More...

Young People's Poet Laureate Speaks on Peace through Poetry

Young People's Poet Laureate Speaks on Peace through Poetry
April 24, 2018
The Latin American & Iberian Institute, in partnership with Bookworks, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and the Poetry Foundation, is pleased to announce a free, public reading with award-winning author Margarita Engle. Engle is designated by the Poetry Foundation as the Young People’s Poet Laureate, serving from 2017 to 2019. Read More...

UNM Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Lorca Classic

UNM Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Lorca Classic
April 23, 2018
Lyrical, earthy and powerful, “The House of Bernarda Alba” is a masterpiece by one of the world’s most influential playwrights, Federico García Lorca, directed by Shepard Sobel in a new translation by Caridad Svich. Read More...

Writing Resistance Symposium Brings Acclaimed Brazilian Writers to Campus

Writing Resistance Symposium Brings Acclaimed Brazilian Writers to Campus
April 17, 2018
The LAII, in partnership with the UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is pleased to announce "Writing Resistance," a mini-symposium focused on the theme of writing resistance and featuring Brazilian authors and critics. Read More...

Rebecca Schreiber of American Studies Releases Book on Migrant Lives and the Politics of Visibility

Rebecca Schreiber of American Studies Releases Book on Migrant Lives and the Politics of Visibility
April 16, 2018
Rebecca Schreiber, Associate Professor in the UNM Department of American Studies and faculty affiliate with the LAII, has released a new book, The Undocumented Everyday: Migrant Lives and the Politics of Visibility (University of Minnesota Press, 2018). Read More...

Kency Cornejo of Art and Art History Department Receives Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

Kency Cornejo of Art and Art History Department Receives Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
April 16, 2018
Dr. Kency Cornejo, Assistant Professor in the UNM Department of Art and Art History and faculty affiliate of the LAII, was named among the 2017 awardees of the Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. Read More...

Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide, Focus of Free Public Event with Award-Winning Author and Illustrator

Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide, Focus of Free Public Event with Award-Winning Author and Illustrator
April 4, 2018
The LAII, Honors College Alumni Association, and National Hispanic Cultural Center announce a free public event with author Isabel Quintero and illustrator Zeke Peña as they discuss their work on Photographic. Read More...