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LLILAS Faculty in the News

Mon, Dec 10, 2012

Due to their wide range of expertise, LLILAS faculty are frequently called upon to discuss Latin America–related issues in the media, as well as receiving recognition for their contributions to Latin American Studies. Featured here are some of our most recent faculty in the news.


LLILAS Announces Community Organization Sponsorship Program

Thu, Nov 1, 2012

In an effort to build relationships and promote collaborations with local nonprofit organizations, LLILAS Public Engagement is launching a community organization sponsorship program. Austin organizations may apply for funding, logistical support, and other resources to facilitate special projects and events.


Study Abroad in Bluefields, Nicaragua: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America

Fri, Oct 26, 2012

Dr. Juliet Hooker and Dr. Edmund Gordon of the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies are pleased to annouce their Summer 2013 study abroad course, "Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America."


Edwin Román, Codirector of Proyecto El Zotz

LLILAS PhD Student Part of Team That Discovers Ancient Mayan Temple

Wed, Sep 26, 2012

The ancient Mayan city of El Zotz in Guatemala continues to yield fascinating treasures. Earlier this year, a team that included Edwin Román, LLILAS PhD student and codirector of the archaeological site, discovered a temple covered in ornately carved stone masks.


Professor Luis Cárcamo-Huechante Contributes to Landmark Mapuche Book Project

Fri, Sep 7, 2012

LLILAS affiliate Luis Cárcamo-Huechante of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese is part of an interdisciplinary group of Mapuche scholars who have recently published a collectively edited book, "Ta iñ fijke xipa rakizuameluwün. Historia, colonialismo y resistencia desde el país Mapuche." This collection of thirteen articles by fourteen Mapuche authors is the first of its kind to be conceived and produced wholly by Mapuche scholars.


LLILAS Alum Publishes Book on Cultural Production in Oaxaca

Fri, Aug 3, 2012

LLILAS alum Ronda Brulotte is the author of the recently released "Between Art and Artifact: Archaeological Replicas and Cultural Production in Oaxaca, Mexico." Published by the University of Texas Press, the book is an illuminating study of global art markets and cultural production in Oaxaca.


David Stuart Deciphers Meaning of Newly Discovered Maya Monument

Thu, Jul 12, 2012

UT Professor of Art History David Stuart was among a team of archaeologists who recently discovered a Maya stone in Guatemala that makes a second reference to December 21, 2012. Dr. Stuart recognized the date reference among fifty-six glyphs that were carved on the stone block.


LLILAS Faculty Affiliates Receive Prestigious Teaching Awards

Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Two Department of Spanish and Portuguese faculty affiliated with LLILAS were recently named as recipients of prestigious teaching awards: Professor Naomi Lindstrom and Assistant Professor Luis Cárcamo-Huechante.


LLILAS Partners in New FLAS Summer Language Program in K’iche’ Maya

Fri, Jun 1, 2012

LLILAS has partnered with Vanderbilt University, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Chicago to offer an intensive summer language immersion program in K’iche’ Maya, which will be taught in Nahualá, Guatemala, starting Summer 2012.


Two LLILAS Students Win Community Engagement Award

Thu, May 17, 2012

Ashley N. García (BA, LAS and RTF) and Allison Ramirez (MA, LAS; MA, Global Policy Studies) will be presented with LLILAS’s Community Engagement Award for 2012, launched in 2011 to recognize students who provide service to their communities at home and in Latin America.


CMAS-Benson Announce Short-Term Research Fellowships

Fri, May 11, 2012

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at the University of Texas at Austin announces its first annual competition for three short-term research fellowships at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection in the fields of Mexican American and Borderlands studies, with an application deadline of June 4, 2012.


LLILAS Visiting Professors to Address Impact of 2012 Elections in Mexico and U.S.

Thu, Apr 19, 2012

Gustavo Vega Canovas, the Matías Romero Visiting Chair in Mexican Studies at LLILAS during spring 2012, will present a lecture on April 23 with Robert Pastor of American University on the impact of the upcoming elections in Mexico and the United States on the future of North America.


New UT Chair Created in Latin American Art History and Criticism

Tue, Apr 3, 2012

Andrea Giunta, a LLILAS-affiliated faculty member, has been appointed to the newly established Endowed Chair in Latin American Art History and Criticism in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. The chair is the first initiative paid for with earnings from the Longhorn Network.


DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 7: LLILAS Announces 2012 Community Engagement Award Competition

Tue, Mar 27, 2012

LLILAS has released the application for its annual Community Engagement Award, which provides a cash prize of $500 each to two students who demonstrate a commitment to community service and volunteerism. The award underscores LLILAS’s goal of inspiring students to change the world for the better.


LLILAS-UTL Project to Benefit from Increased Supercomputing Capacity at TACC

Tue, Feb 28, 2012

The Latin American Government Documents Archive (LAGDA) is one of numerous projects that will soon be able to take advantage of expanded and enhanced supercomputing capacity at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) following the recently announced commitment of $10 million to TACC by the O’Donnell Foundation.


2012 Lozano Long Conference Focuses on U.S. Central American Populations

Thu, Feb 9, 2012

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the Center for Mexican American Studies are cosponsoring the 2012 Lozano Long Conference, “Central Americans and the Latino/a Landscape: New Configurations of Latina/o America,” to take place February 22–25 at the University of Texas at Austin.


LLILAS to Host Exhibit by Acclaimed Artist Muriel Hasbun

Wed, Feb 8, 2012

LLILAS will host “Archive and Memory” by acclaimed artist Muriel Hasbun, Feb. 22–March 30, 2012. The photo-based exhibit explores the relationship between past and present and lives at the intersection of personal memory and collective history.


Gloria Anzaldúa Luncheon Honors Playwright/Poet Cherríe Moraga

Tue, Feb 7, 2012

Stanford Artist-in-Residence Cherríe Moraga, a feminist playwright, poet, and essayist, will speak at the Gloria Anzaldúa Luncheon Honoring Feminists of Color at the University of Texas on February 10, 2012, an event hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Center and Queer People of Color and Allies.


UT Sociologist Studies Role of Race in Educational Opportunity for Brazilian Youth

Mon, Feb 6, 2012

The role of race as it relates to educational opportunities has changed in important ways over time for white and black/mixed-race adolescents in Brazil, according to UT sociologist and LLILAS affiliate Leticia Marteleto, who has been investigating disparities in educational opportunities during the period 1982–2007.


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