UT Graduate Latin Americanist Network
The UT Graduate Latin Americanist Network, started and organized by LLILAS since 2012, currently includes over 200 graduate students who share information about a wide range of resources and opportunities through an e-mail discussion list and a Facebook group. This initiative seeks to bring together UT graduate students working on Latin American and Latino topics and to foster a sense of community and collaboration across disciplines.
Currently enrolled MA and PhD students from any academic department can join the network to share information about academic or professional jobs related to Latin America, post-doc openings, research funds, library resources, training workshops, academic events, new courses on campus, and other resources. The space is also used to facilitate mentoring opportunities, promote student awards and publications, and support and celebrate the talent of our UT Latin Americanists.
To join the network, contact Paloma Diaz.
A multidisciplinary networking tool, the map graphically indicates geographical areas of student research. Initiated by LLILAS, a leading institution focused on Latin American/Latino issues, the map shows that students have a global perspective in their research.
On the map, one can zoom in on the geographical area of interest, select an icon, and see the name of the student, his or her email address, topic of research, department, adviser, and additional countries of research. The map’s color-coded icons indicate the various university departments from which Latin American and U.S. Latino research stems.
The tool has a variety of uses for current or prospective students, researchers, and faculty: the information can stimulate mentoring relations between graduate and undergraduate students; help connect researchers working on related topics; and assist faculty and researchers looking for assistants that are working in similar areas. The tool also is expected to be helpful to prospective students looking for advisers in particular departments or topics of research.