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Call For Applications

August 17th, 2018in Opportunities

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Mariam K. Chamberlain Award ICRW is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award, which honors the legacy of Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain, a visionary who founded Re:Gender – formerly the National Council for Research on Women – in 1981. Under her leadership, Re:Gender grew to become one of the preeminent organizations focused on research on women in the United States. In 2016, Re:Gender merged with ICRW, where we continue to... More

Community Archaeology Project with Professor David Carballo & Graduate Student Daniela Hernandez Sarinana

August 17th, 2018in Student News

Professor David Carballo and graduate student, Daniela Hernandez Sarinana, were in San Pedro Tlajinga, Teotihuacan, working with the community of San Pedro Tlajinga, south of the tourist zone of the site where Carballo has been digging, on issues relating to education, conservation, and community engagement. The Boston University Initiative on Cities provided the funding.  

Apply for LASA grants and awards, and nominate officers for the 2019 slate

August 6th, 2018in Opportunities

The Latin American Studies Association invites you to submit nominations for the LASA 2019 grants, elections and awards. LASA Research Grants This new program aims to support LASA student members who are enrolled in doctoral programs focused on Latin American Studies in all disciplines. Details about available funds, eligibility criteria and the application procedure can be found in the link above. Deadline:September 15th, 2018. FORD-LASA Special Projects This grant is possible thanks to the contribution of the Ford Foundation and... More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A 28-Year-Old Democratic Giant Slayer

July 25th, 2018in Alumni News

                        She has never held elected office. She is still paying off her student loans. She is 28 years old. “Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in a viral campaign video released last month. They certainly weren’t supposed to win. But in a stunning upset Tuesday night that ignited the New York and national political worlds, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a Bronx-born community organizer and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, defeated Representative Joseph Crowley, a... More

Portuguese Is In! From Less Commonly Taught To Critical To World Language with Célia R. P. Bianconi

May 13th, 2018in Faculty News

Célia R. P. Bianconi - PhD From Boston University's Department of Romance Studies recently submitted a very interesting and extremely detailed article titled "Portuguese Is In!", Here is the abstract: Abstract: This article describes how Portuguese Foreign Language evolved to World Language, concomitant to being classified critical language in United States. By presenting the K-12 background, evidence from authentic material use at STARTALK® Summer Camp shows world preparedness and interdisciplinary sustainability. Our sample shows content alignment... More

Rest In Peace: Professor David Scott Palmer

May 3rd, 2018in Faculty News

The Center of Latin American Studies at Boston University deeply regrets the loss of Professor David Scott Palmer, a prominent scholar in the field of Latin America Studies and Inter-American relations and founder of the Latin American Studies Program at Boston University. Scott also created and directed a student exchange program in Peru. The author of six books and more than sixty articles and book chapters, he was without question the driving force behind Latin... More

Adela Pineda Franco Publishes “Steinbeck y México”

May 3rd, 2018in Faculty News

Adela E. Pineda: Adela E. Pineda spent several years conducting archival research in Mexico and the US to complete this book. In the archives, she discovered the many facets of Steinbeck as a novelist, scriptwriter, film collaborator, and public intellectual. More importantly, Steinbeck provided her with the opportunity to reconstruct a cultural history of US-Mexico relations from the 1930s to the 1960s. Steinbeck’s intellectual anxieties (the importance of popular culture to shape a national imaginary during the... More

Cátedra Ernesto Cardenal By : LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies

April 26th, 2018in Opportunities

LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the Cátedra Ernesto Cardenal, which provides support of up to US$3,000 for short-term research visits to the Benson Latin American Collection (two per year) for scholars studying topics related to Central America, with preference given to the sciences and the humanities. Each fellowship includes the opportunity for research in the Benson Collection’s archives, which include the papers... More