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CLAS November 2009 Calendar




November 2009 Calendar

Center for Latin American Studies

University Center for International Studies

University of Pittsburgh








The 2nd Annual "The Americas—in Concert"


One of the most sought-after Tango pianists of our times, Octavio Brunetti, will interpret Tangos by Argentine composers with his band, The Octavio Brunetti Quintet.

Created in 1998 in Argentina by pianist and arranger Octavio Brunetti, The Octavio Brunetti quintet represents the tradition of Argentine Tango in its purest form—a passionate and fascinating music, combined with the new, electrifying Tango from the 21st Century. The Octavio Brunetti Quintet transmits the mystery and magic of the Argentine Tango and the avant-garde music that plays in the heartbeat of present-day Buenos Aires.

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2009

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Free & Open to the Public

For more information: contact CLAS, 412-648-7392,



CLAS Conference


2010 Student Conference on Latin American Social and Public Policy

The purpose of this conference is to provide an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to present papers, works-in-progress (including term papers, dissertations, and conference papers, etc.), and other academic work with relevance to Latin American social and public policy.

If you are writing a paper on any aspect of Latin American social and public policy, we invite you to submit your work for consideration. You may also propose to form a panel for presentation and discussion.

To propose a paper presentation or a panel, please submit your topic with a brief description (approximately 75 to 100 words) to Luis Bravo, International Relations and Fellowships Coordinator (CLAS), by November 8, 2009. You will be notified of the committee's decision by December 7, 2009. The deadline for submission of final papers will be January 12, 2010. Individually submitted papers will be presented in panels arranged around common themes, with each participant having up to 15 minutes for presentation. Final papers must be in English and approximately 15 to 30 double-spaced pages. To submit the abstract through our online form, go to:

Conference dates: February 19-20, 2009



Upcoming Lectures/Seminars/Workshops


"Macro-Histories: Two Bridges for Two Gaps" a World History Seminar featuring Diego Olstein (Visiting Scholar)

This talk is one of four to be delivered at Pitt during the month of November, under the general heading of "Macro-Histories: The Past as Seen through the Disciplines." While the crossing of national boundaries is the basic feature that distinguishes macro histories from monographic historiography, the way in which each macro-history transcends these boundaries defines the main difference between them. This presentation characterizes the fields of world history, global history, the world-system approach, the history of globalization, international history, and transnational history. The characterizations address space, time, and the formulation of causal relations. Dr. Olstein is Lecturer in History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: 3703 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh

For more information on the Macro-Histories series, see or contact Katie Jones, or 412-624-3073

Sponsored by The World History Center


"The Rise of Latin Americanism: Colonialism, Managerial Discourses, and the Uses of Literature" a lecture by Fernando Degiovanni

Fernando Degiovanni is the author of Los textos de la patria: Nacionalismo, políticas culturales y canon en Argentina (Beatriz Viterbo, 2007) and of numerous essays, including "Shifting Hegemonies: The Cultural Politics of Empire" (in Sara Castro-Klarén's Companion to Latin American Literature). He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, and is an associate professor of Spanish at Wesleyan University.

Date: Friday, November 6, 2009

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: 142 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: contact

Sponsored by The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, The Center for Latin American Studies and the Borges Center


"Cuba: apuntes para la historia de un escenario actual" a lecture (in Spanish) by Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas

Mr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas is the Director of the José Martí National Library of Cuba. He is a Historian from the Universidad de La Habana, with a long teaching trajectory at several Cuban academic institutions.

As Visiting Professor he has lectured in France, Germany, and Spain, and actively participates in international History conferences and LASA congresses. He regularly contributes articles to several academic journals and is a member of a number of professional associations in Cuba and abroad.

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: 4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh (refreshments will be served)

For more information: contact


"El luto humano: Arte y política de la melancolía en José Revueltas" a lecture (in Spanish) by Maria del Pilar Melgarejo

This presentation argues that the family of prose works known as "the novel of the Mexican Revolution" is governed by an aesthetics of melancholy. José Revueltas' "El luto humano" (1943) stands as the highest expression of this literary tendency. Rereading his work in this light not only reveals the limits of Revueltas's highly politicized discourse, but also obliges us to reconsider the relation between the historical fact of the Mexican Revolution and the literary work that helped make it famous. Maria del Pilar Melgarejo is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she specializes in Latin American narrative fiction and its relation to political philosophy, with particular interest in Mexico and Colombia. This lecture will be in Spanish.

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: 313 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh (reception to follow)

For more information: contact


"The Feminine Life of Masculine Power:  Patriarchal Domination and Feminine Struggle in 19th Century Ecuadorian Culture" a lecture by Juan Carlos Grijalva (Assistant Professor, Assumption College)

This talk will explore the deep interconnections between masculine public authority and feminine subjectivity in 19th century Ecuadorian culture, but the interpretation developed by the presenter could just as well be applied to discussions of theocratic discourses in present-day Iran or Afghanistan. By affirming the centrality of the female to the very existence of patriarchy itself, Dr. Grijalva argues the perpetuation of a "totalizing" kind of patriarchy through the "transvestite ventriloquism" of the feminine voice or the existence of a feminine defense of patriarchalism in national literature, newspapers, magazines, public education, and moral-religious principles. He also extends his analysis to the dynamics of the response (i.e., resistance, struggle) on the part of rebel women.

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: 207 College Hall, Berger Gallery, Duquesne University (refreshments will be served)

For more information: contact CIQR Coordinator Fred Evans, or visit CIQR website,

Sponsored by Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research (CIQR -seeker"), Duquesne University.


Social Justice and Latin America: Perspectives from Pittsburgh Nonprofits

Join representatives from organizations in Pittsburgh that work with Latin American populations, here and abroad. The moderated panel discussion will feature five organizations (Building New Hope, Global Links, United Steelworkers, United Electrical, and Welcome Center for Immigrations and Internationals) that are engaged in social justice work, ranging from fair trade coffee farming in Nicaragua to securing miners' rights in Colombia. Speakers will focus their comments on the political and economic issues surrounding their area of work. This is a great chance for CLAS students to connect with local organizations that work with the Latin American community.

Date: Monday, November 16, 2009

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: 4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh (pizza and beverages will be provided)

For more information: contact Anne Marie Toccket, or Katie Warner,


"Colombia: Its Music and People" a lecture by Jorge Delgado Troncoso

Jorge Delgado Troncoso, PhD Candidate in the School of Education's Administration and Policy, will show the different aspects of Colombian traditions, people and culture, while viewing some videos of famous musicians. Open to all Pitt students.

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lower Lounge of Sutherland Hall, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: contact Veronica Dristas, 412-624-2918,

Sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies, Global Studies Program, International Studies Living Learning Community.


Ethics and Regulation of International Research

This interactive workshop is designed for faculty, staff, and students at the University of Pittsburgh who are interested in or are conducting research in an international setting. Register via e-mail to or telephone to 412-648-6985. Registration deadline is November 11, 2009. Continuing Medical Education Credits and Continuing Education Units will be awarded. This workshop is an approved INCIGHT co-curricular.

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Graduate School of Public Health, Room 109, Parran Hall, University of Pittsburgh

For more information go to or telephone Judi Steenson at 412-624-6985

Jointly sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and University of Pittsburgh Center for Global Health.



Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano Fall 2009 Film Series


Today Latin American film is among the best in the world. This Fall 2009 (September 9 – December 10), Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano presents genre films (cine de género) including Science Fiction, Author Films (Cine de Autor), Psychological, Social and Historical Drama, Comedy, and masked wrestler (películas de luchador).

Most films will take place on Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University Pittsburgh.

Some films are adult in nature and may not be appropriate for young audiences.



In November & December

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Film: Santo vs. Las Mujeres Vampiro – Dir. Alfonso Corona Blake (Mexico – 1962)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Film: La Nina Santa – Dir. Lucrecia Martel (Argentina - 2004)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Film: TBA (see website for up-to-date film titles)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Film: TBA (see website for up-to-date film titles)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Film: Sleep Dealer – Dir. Alex Rivera (USA/ Mexico - 2008)

A Closing Reception will be held before at 6:30 p.m.


For more information:, and for updated film titles and descriptions, go to

Sponsored by: the Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures, Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection



Call for Papers for Publication


The Global South 4.1 (Spring 2010) – Latin America and Globalization

The Global South is an interdisciplinary journal, published semiannually by Indiana University Press. The journal focuses on how world literatures and cultures respond to globalization. Its premise is that the various Souths—from the North American South to the European South, Latin and Central America, Africa, Asia, and Australia— share comparable experiences that differentiate them from mainstream and hegemonic cultures in their locations. Since many of these Souths share not necessarily a common wealth, but various issues of marginalization and inadequate access to means of production and amenities under globalization, TGS is concerned with the intersections among their experiences. The journal is interested in how authors, writers, and critics respond to issues of the environment; poverty; immigration; gender; race; hybridity; cultural formation and transformation; colonialism and postcolonialism; modernity and postmodernity; transatlantic encounters, homes, and diasporas; resistance and counter discourse; among others under the superordinate umbrella of globalization. The current Call for Papers is for a special issue on Latin America.

          Latin America is a culturally rich and complex society due to a blend of cultures and ethnic identities, including European, African, and Native American. Resultantly, a discussion of Latin America in relation to Globalization must account for the rich diversity of Latin America in language, literature, history, religion, culture, economy, science, and technology. The Global South 4:1: Latin America and Globalization will feature responses to globalization by scholars in Latin American studies all over the world. The editor of this special issue, Adetayo Alabi of the University of Mississippi, invites high- quality original essays. As consistent with the journal's interdisciplinary scope, submissions from scholars working in all areas of Latin American studies are invited. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Discoveries and Cultural Contacts, Historical and Colonial Relations with Spain and Portugal, Cultural and Political Revolutions, Nationhood and Racial Identities, Discourses of Mestizaje / Mestiçagem / Hybridity, Social Stratification and Mobility, North-South Relations, South-South Relations, Industrial Revolution and Imperialism, Marketing Culture: From Samba and Salsa to Carnival and Capoeira, Globalization and Paradigmatic Shifts, Globalization and the Asian Influence in Latin America, Globalization and Latin American Music, Globalization and Afro-Latin America, Globalization and US Latino Relations, Globalization and Gender, Globalization and New World Order, Globalization and Cultural Resistance, Gender and Social Development, Globalization and Visibility, Globalization and "Recolonization", Globalization, Discourses, and Theories, Globalization and the "Latin American Dream", Globalization and Disillusionment, Globalization and Orality, Globalization and Religion, Globalization and Political Activism, Globalization, Creativity, and Production, Globalization and the Latin American Economy

          This Special Issue of The Global South is scheduled for publication in March 2010. Please submit abstracts along with a short bio by November 10, 2009, final drafts of essays by December 31, 2009, and inquiries to Adetayo Alabi. Essays should be 25-35 double-spaced pages long and should follow the MLA style.

You can read more about The Global South at


First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies

Four university presses have joined together in a unique publishing initiative in Indigenous studies ( The collaborating presses seek works by authors that reflect the expanding field of Indigenous studies.

          Selected manuscripts will be published and included in an extensive marketing program thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

          Our initiative seeks to publish books that exemplify contemporary scholarship and research in Indigenous studies. We will support this scholarship with unprecedented attention to the growing dialogue between Native and non-Native scholars, communities, and publishers.

Advisory Board: Andrew Canessa, Jennifer Denetdale, Amy Den Ouden, Daniel Heath Justice, Eugene Hunn, Linc Kesler, Jean O'Brien, Jace Weaver.

Program Benefits: Launched in January 2009, First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies seeks the best and most robust scholarship by junior scholars whose publications will contribute to the existing body of work and to the development of the field.

Research Support And Travel Funds: Small grants are available for scholars who need to conduct minor follow-up research to heighten the quality and scholarship of their first books.

Manuscript Development: Authors with manuscripts that show extraordinary and cutting-edge scholarship during the review process but need additional help in the transition from dissertation or first manuscript to book may have the opportunity to benefit from developmental editors, the counsel of senior scholars, and dissertation workshops.

Marketing: Books will benefit from a collaborative and dynamic marketing campaign that merges the expertise and special geographic emphases of each press into a larger-scale, centralized, cooperative marketing effort, including journal advertising, media development, direct mail, and conference representation. Our initiative seeks to push marketing beyond traditional academic channels, reaching out to both local and global communities.

Collaborating Presses: In this collaborative effort, each publishing partner brings special foci and expertise in Native American and Indigenous studies.

          Submission guidelines vary among presses. Please consult individual press websites for submission details.

The University of Arizona Press:

The University of Minnesota Press:

The University of North Carolina Press:

The Oregon State University Press:



Call for Conference Papers


National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies

The National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies calls for papers for the 18th Annual NAAAS and Affiliates National Conference. Abstract, not to exceed two (2) pages, should be submitted that relate to any aspect of the Hispanic and/or Latino experience. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: literature, demographics, history, politics, economics, education, health care, fine arts, religion, social sciences, business and many other subjects. Please indicate the time required for presentation of your paper (25 minutes or 45 minutes).

Abstracts with title of paper, presenter's name(s), home and college/agency address and email should be postmarked by: Friday, November 6, 2009. Send abstracts to: Dr. Lemuel Berry, Jr., Executive Director, NAAAS & Affiliates, PO Box 6670, Scarborough, ME 04070-6670.

Conference dates: February 8-13, 2010

Location: Crowne Plaza Executive Center – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

For more information: go to the NAAAS website,, or contact the conference organizers, or 207-839-8004


XXX Annual ILASSA Student Conference

Conference Dates: February 4-6, 2010

The Student Conference on Latin America, organized by the Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association (ILASSA) at The University of Texas at Austin, is an interdisciplinary forum for students involved in Latin American research topics. The conference provides students with the opportunity to present research activities, develop presentational skills, exchange ideas and information, and meet other scholars from around the world. The conference, now in its 30th year, is the oldest and largest student conference in the field of Latin American Studies.

ILASSA invites students to submit for acceptance a single-page abstract of a paper (300 words or less) within the field of Latin American Studies. The abstract will enable us to select papers for presentation and to organize panels for the conference.

Abstract deadline is Friday, November 6, 2009

For more information, or to submit abstracts, please visit:


The II International Conference on Caribbean Studies (ICCS)

The main theme emphasizes, but is not thematically limited to, the interdisciplinary character of the conference. We suggest additionally the following topics:

·         Theory-critic production from the Caribbean.

·         Regional Caribbean integration and with Latin America.

·         Studies about art, including music and painting.

·         Cultural and literary studies: A Caribbean transnational perspective.

·         Transatlantic Studies: Caribbean /Europe/Africa.

·         Articulate dynamics between the Caribbean, the Pacific and Brazil.

·         Andean/Caribbean socio-cultural dynamics in Colombia.

·         Race, gender and subalternity epistemology.

·         Higher education and Caribbean pedagogies in view of globalization.

·         Caribbean Diasporas.

·         Environmental and cultural sustainability of the Caribbean.

We will accept only one proposal for paper or panel per each author, in Spanish, English or French. The panels will be composed of a maximum of 4 presentations. Presentations should not exceed twenty minutes; the members of the panels and the session chair will rigorously follow this limit. Please send an abstract of 200 words or less by electronic attachment (Word) to: (in English or French) and to (in Spanish) by November 15, 2009.

Conference dates: March 15-19, 2010

Location: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia





Geographical Imaginaries and Hispanic Film - El imaginario geográfico y el cine hispano

Crossings and interrogations of geographical borders have been at the forefront of much Spanish, Latin American and U. S. Latino cinema. Moreover, the historical project of transnational Hispanic cinemas often appears to have been constructed by directors and producers "imagining" audiences beyond their own immediate political borders. Theories, films, directors, genres, and actors have traveled" and continue to do so — across languages and countries. Spatiality has always played a crucial role in the politics of representation, while geographies have been central in production and circulation. The multiple facets of the Hispanic community on screen have been marked by its geographical imaginaries.

Travel and translation is emblematic of the cinematic experience in the Hispanic world. Examples range from the Paramount-Joinville-Hollywood axis that shaped Spanish language film production in the early days of sound and the folkloric films and music-based genres that connected with traditions on both sides of Atlantic since the late 1930s until the 1960s, to the more recent globalizing project within which the Hispanic sphere is itself part of a global network of cultural exchanges. "Geographical Imaginaries and Hispanic Film" will take place in New Orleans (with the support of Tulane University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies), itself a paradigmatic space of cultural flows, connections and exchanges, a territory whose history and identity have been shaped/determined by travel and geographic imaginations. We hope that the strategic location of the city and the theme of this conference will draw participants from North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe. For more information please click here.

Dates: November 4 - November 6, 2009

Location: New Orleans, LA

For more information or to register online, visit


For the United Nation's International Day for Tolerance Conference

The International Day for Tolerance is an annual observance declared by UNESCO in 1995 to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance. One of the fundamental principles to building greater tolerance requires access to education. Intolerance is often rooted in ignorance and fear: fear of the unknown, of the "other," other cultures, religions, and nations. Therefore, during this year's celebration of the International Day for Tolerance, we placed greater emphasis on educating about tolerance, human rights, and other cultures.

Conference date: November 16, 2009


Latin America Conference 2009

This conference brings together trade unionists, academics, NGOs and progressive movements from Latin America and the UK. LATIN AMERICA 2009 is open to all those wishing to find out about recent developments and support the peoples of Latin America in their struggles for self- determination and social justice. This year, we will focus on the struggle for democracy in Honduras, Cuba's fight against the US blockade, deepening the revolution in Venezuela, ALBA, women in Latin America and resistance to neoliberal agendas and debt.

          This year we have excellent speakers travelling to the UK from Latin America bringing first-hand experience of the latest developments in Honduras, Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Our line-up of speakers is being added to every day.

          We expect it to be hugely popular once again so please book your place, and tell others about it, as soon as you can.

Entry is £10 waged/ £6 unwaged

How to register now: call (44) 20 8800 0155 and pay by credit/debit card, or register online at

Dates: Saturday, December 5, 2009

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1



Fellowship/Grant Opportunities


Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations

School for Advanced Research on the Human Experience

One six-month fellowship is available for a female social scientist from a developing nation, either pre- or post-doctoral, whose work addresses women's economic and social empowerment in that nation. The goal of the program is twofold: to advance the scholarly careers of women social scientists from the developing world, and to support research that identifies causes of gender inequity in the developing world and that proposes practical solutions for promoting women's economic and social empowerment.

In addition to a $4,500/month stipend, and housing and office space on the SAR campus, the Campbell Fellow receives travel, shipping, and library resource funds; health insurance; and the support of a mentoring committee of established scholar-practitioners.

The fellowship is expected to start on September 1, 2010 and run through February 28, 2011.

The application deadline is November 1, 2009

For more information: visit or contact Scholar Programs at or 505-954-7201.

This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Vera R. Campbell Foundation


Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Latin American Program - Interns for Spring 2010

The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks interns with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on Latin American issues. These internships are designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy. Interns will gain valuable experience in a variety of projects such as conference organization, library and Internet research, assistance with the preparation of publications, and administrative assignments in support of Center activities. Internships also provide opportunities to attend events within the Wilson Center and around Washington.

          Applicants should have strong research and/or administrative skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and collectively as part of group, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. Strong writing skills, language ability in Spanish, and translation experience are preferred. No citizenship restrictions.

          This is a paid internship. The Center is looking for either one person who will work on a full-time basis or two interns to work on a part-time basis. The Latin American Program will be hiring graduate or undergraduate interns for the spring. Students who have graduated within the past year may also apply. Application deadline: November 15, 2009.

for more information: contact Nikki Nichols, or mail: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027, or visit our website at


Global Academic Partnership (GAP) Grant Competition

The Global Studies Program (GSP) in the University Center for International Studies is currently accepting applications from Pitt faculty for its annual Global Academic Partnership grant competition. This year, GSP is offering three grants of $20,000 each to support interdisciplinary international research conferences or workshops on global themes. Sponsors, eligibility criteria, and an application with further details can be found at The deadline for applications is December 1, 2009.


Latino Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a 9-month post-doctoral fellowship in Latino Studies with a focus in the Social Sciences, to begin in August 2010. Substantive interests may include, but need not be restricted to: immigration; socio-economic issues affecting Latino communities; Latino politics; comparative approaches to different Latino groups; the ways that Latinos in the US are linked to their countries and communities of origin; and the integration of Latino/as in US society. A background and interest in Latin American Studies is a plus.

We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty and students in various departments and disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one course per semester as part of a new interdisciplinary program focusing on Latino/a Studies. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand or near completion at the time of hiring. The stipend will be approximately $45,000.

All candidates should submit a letter of interest (indicating research and teaching interests), curriculum vitae, and a sample of written work. Candidates should submit three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2009, and continue until the position is filled. Send applications to Chair, Latino Studies Search Committee, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, P.O. Box 115530, Gainesville, Florida 32611-5530.


Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA), Fellowship Program (Federal Register: October 5, 2009 [CFDA# 84.022A])

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States.

·         Applications Available: October 5, 2009.

·         Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: December 1, 2009.

·         Eligible Applicants: IHEs. As part of the application process, students submit individual applications to the IHE. The IHE then officially submits all eligible individual student applications with its grant application to the Department.

·         Estimated Range of Fellowship Awards: $15,000-$60,000.

·         Estimated Average Size of Fellowship Awards: $40,000.

·         Estimated Number of Fellowship Awards: 142.

Additional information is available online at:


Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) Fellowship Program (Federal Register: October 5, 2009 [CFDA# 84.019A])

The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program provides opportunities to faculty of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to engage in research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.

·         Applications Available: October 5, 2009.

·         Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: December 1, 2009.

·         Eligible Applicants: IHEs. As part of the application process, faculty members submit individual applications to the IHE. The IHE then officially submits all eligible individual faculty applications with its grant application to the Department.

·         Estimated Range of Fellowship Awards: $25,000-$115,000.

·         Estimated Average Size of Fellowship Awards: $70,000.

·         Estimated Number of Fellowship Awards: 20.

Additional information is available online at:



Study Abroad/Research/Internship Opportunities


Andean Action Research Training Program - Winter Session

Program dates: December 28, 2009 – January 15, 2010

The Center for Social Well Being will celebrate our 9th year offering our 3 week training program with courses in ethnographic field methods and languages (Spanish and Quechua) in the Peruvian Andes. Students will be housed at the center's rural base, an adobe lodge on an ecological ranch in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range of the Callejón de Huaylas, 7 hours northeast of Lima. Coursework provides in-depth orientation to theory and practice in anthropological investigation that emphasizes methods in Participatory Action Research and Andean Ethnography centered on themes of Health, Ecology, Biodiversity and Community Organization. Students will have the opportunity to actively engage in ongoing investigations in local agricultural communities to develop effective field research techniques, and to acquire language skills. In addition, the program provides excursions to museums, archaeological sites, glacial lakes and hot springs; optional recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and trekking.

Total cost is $3,000 US dollars. This includes all in-country travel, food and accommodations at the rural center, and course materials. The program is under the direction of Applied Medical Anthropologist Patricia J. Hammer, Ph.D., and Ecologist Flor de María Barreto Tosi.

For an application contact: or go to:

For more information: go to


Costa Rica Study Abroad

Gap Year: International Study for Students & Teachers

Gap years, a common tradition in most parts of Europe, are becoming more and more popular in the United States and Canada. Students are feeling more comfortable taking a year off before starting or in the midst of university to get focused, and to gain some international exposure.

Strategic Decisions & Partnerships (SDPUS) offers distinctive "gap year" semester courses, all of which have been given academic credit in the United States and Canada. They are courses which couple adventure travel with basic humanity projects such as helping a disadvantaged Costa Rican school or by working with an ecological organization, such as "SAVE THE SEA TURTLES" in Las Baulas National Park.

This is a considerable advantage to your gap year or study abroad semester, because not only do you get to experience the most amazing parts of Central America, you also come out ahead scholastically and culturally.

For more information: contact, via phone at US number: (585)-295-1614, Costa Rican number: (011-506) 2653-0765, or visit


Fall 2009 Intern Program with The Inter-American Dialogue

Application Deadline: Spring – December 1, 2009

The Inter-American Dialogue offers full and part-time volunteer internships in the fall, spring and summer semesters for students interested in the dynamics of inter-American relations. The Dialogue is a forum for sustained exchange among leaders of the Western Hemisphere and an independent, nonpartisan center for policy analysis on economic and political relations in the Americas. It regularly convenes U.S. and Latin American leaders from the public and private sectors and diverse political perspectives to search for cooperative responses to hemispheric problems. Covering a wide scope of issues, it is engaged in an ambitious effort to improve the quality of debate and decision making on U.S.-Latin American relations and to promote new opportunities for hemispheric political, social, and economic cooperation.


  • As assigned, assist the president, associates and staff with research and writing on current issues affecting U.S.-Latin American relations;
  • Attend and report on Washington-area briefings, working groups, congressional testimonies and meetings;
  • Take notes for Dialogue events and write event summaries;
  • Edit and translate articles, reports and other publications;
  • Perform administrative tasks including: managing the front desk, assisting in conference organization and outreach, and intermittent copying, faxing and mailings.


  • Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in the social sciences with a focus on Latin America/Caribbean;
  • Demonstrated research and writing ability, plus excellent communications skills;
  • Interest in the economic, social, and political issues affecting the Americas;
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish and/or Portuguese;
  • Computer proficiency in MSWord, Excel and the Internet.


A minimum of eight 16-20 hour weeks are required during the fall and spring semesters. Summer interns are expected to work full-time (30-40 hours per week).

Application Procedure:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (1-2 pages) and letter of recommendation to the "Internship Coordinator" at the address below. Applications are accepted throughout the year (specific deadlines for each term will apply).

For more information, please contact: Inter-American Dialogue, Attn: Intern Coordinator, 1211 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036 or send an email to,


Internships Available

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) is looking for qualified interns to join our team in Washington, D.C. for the fall term. Founded in 1975, COHA is a major tax-exempt, nonprofit and nonpartisan national research and information organization established to encourage the formulation of rational and constructive U.S. policies towards Latin America. These internships provide valuable entry level practical experience in dealing with a variety of hemispheric political, economic, diplomatic and trade issues. They also provide young scholars with an excellent opportunity to be exposed to the policymaking process. COHA is seeking highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students, and those who already have earned degrees. Intern candidates should have some knowledge and/or interest in U.S.-Latin American affairs or international relations, and should display impressive research and writing skills. Preference will be given to full-time applicants and to those skilled with computer technology and web design. The position is available immediately.

For more information on COHA and the application process, visit our intern page here:



Employment Opportunities


Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Montclair State University

The Department of Anthropology at Montclair State University invites applications for a tenure track position in cultural anthropology at the level of assistant professor to begin in September 2010. We are looking for a publicly engaged scholar with community level research experience in immigrant communities. In addition to their teaching duties, faculty members are expected to be active scholars, develop a significant body of refereed publications, engage in curriculum development, advise students, and participate in department, college, and university committees.

          The ability to teach research methods and coordinate field placements and internships is desirable. A PhD in anthropology must be in hand by December 31, 2009. Please submit electronically a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names of three references to Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2009 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Katherine McCaffrey (


Lecturer in Portuguese, University of Illinois

The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a Lecturer (PhD required) or Instructor (MA required) to contribute to:

1.    the development and teaching of Portuguese,

2.    the coordination of the Portuguese language program and supervision of graduate teaching assistants, and

3.    general Portuguese program promotion, development, and support, acting as department liaison with other campus units, including the new Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies. Candidates will teach undergraduate courses in their area of specialization in addition to Portuguese language courses. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, 9-month position renewable based on positive performance review. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Proposed start date is as early as 1/1/2010.

Qualifications Required:

* MA or Ph.D. in Brazilian and Portuguese Studies, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition or related fields required.

* Area of specialization open, but focus on Brazilian topics required.

* Ability to develop and teach undergraduate courses in areas of greatest student demand and institutional interest.

* Professional level proficiency in Portuguese and English.

* Relevant teaching, curriculum, and supervisory experience.

* Excellent organizational and management skills.

* Working knowledge of instructional technologies.

Qualifications Desired:

* Technological skills to develop and maintain online profile of the program.

* Experience in US post-secondary education setting.

To Apply for this Position: Please create your candidate profile through and upload application materials through this system: letter of interest, CV, evidence of teaching excellence, and contact information for three references.

For more information, please contact: Prof. Luciano Tosta, c/o Marita Rominem, or 217-244-3252.

          To ensure full consideration, all application materials (including 3 letters of reference) must be submitted by the closing date of November 15, 2009. The University is an AA-EOE


Assistant Professor, Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh, Department of History of Art and Architecture, invites applications to fill a tenure-stream faculty position in modern/contemporary architectural history at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 2010, pending budgetary approval. Architectural historians whose research focus is in East Asian or Latin American modern/contemporary architecture are preferred. The department is also particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching explore interconnections across cultures and/or time periods.

          The successful candidate will be an integral part of a department with a longstanding and ambitious PhD program as well as a dynamic undergraduate architectural studies program. The department has strong linkages with allied research programs elsewhere in the university, such as the Cultural Studies Program, the Humanities Center, the World History Center, and the University Center for International Studies. The latter includes federally funded area studies centers in East Asian, Latin American, Russian and East European, and European Union studies. Established long ago, these centers support research and teaching efforts as well as superb libraries. The city and region of Pittsburgh are home to a superb stock of both vernacular and landmark buildings (including highly affordable housing), high-profile LEED projects, great urban parks, and significant cultural institutions such as the Carnegie Library and Museum of Art, adjacent to the University, which houses the Heinz Architectural Center. Qualifications: PhD is required. We seek candidates who have an interest in pedagogy, who are prepared to teach courses that deal with methodological issues, and who have the ability to connect research specializations to broader intellectual frameworks both inside and outside the discipline.

          Please send a letter of application, current CV, a sample publication (or dissertation chapter), three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Search Committee, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, 104 Frick Fine Arts, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2009. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of the minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.


Program Coordinator (Part-time) with Global Learning Semesters

The Program Coordinator (PC) is responsible for the daily logistics, operations and health and safety of students for the study abroad programs in Argentina. This consists of overseeing student support services, day-to-day dealings with the host institution and local service providers, and program academics, among others, as well as providing general support to the Program Manager. This is a part-time position with ample opportunities for growth within the company and a competitive annual salary and benefits.

          More specifically, in coordination with the Program Manager, the Program Coordinator will organize and manage all aspects of student services in Argentina. This includes student arrival and departure, GLS orientation, course enrolment, transition adjustment counseling and conflict resolution, discipline, housing, extracurricular activities, excursions and site visits, and health and safety, among others.

          Minimum qualifications: residency in Buenos Aires and valid permit to work in Argentina; Bachelor's degree, Master's Degree preferred; fluency in English and Spanish; familiarity with Argentine culture, history and customs; some experience in client/customer relations and working with American college-age students; among others.

          Prospective applicants looking for more detailed information should contact Dr. Sandi Smith ( To apply submit a letter of interest and resume also to the attention of Dr. Sandi Smith. Please visit for information about GLS, its programs and core values. Global Learning Semesters (GLS) is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.




The following list of events is provided as a service to the community by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), University of Pittsburgh. CLAS neither recommends nor endorses these events and activities. Please address questions or comments about the events to the contact provided and not to the Center.


Salud para Niños - Birmingham Clinic

Free Pediatric & Flu Immunization Clinics

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Care Mobile

Date: Saturday, November 14 & December 12, 2009

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Salvation Army, 54 S. 9th Street, Southside

For more information:, 412-692-6000 (option 8),  


Birmingham Free Clinic – New location, More Services

The Birmingham Free Clinic now has a new location, just half of a block from the old building next to the Thrift Store of the Salvation Army.

New Services Include:

·         Free Adult Clinics (no health insurance or appointment is needed)

o   Mondays, 5:00 p.m. (In English)

o   Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. (In English)

o   Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. (except Saturdays of holiday weekends). (In Spanish)

·         Salud Para Niños' Free Pediatric and Immunizations Clinics in Spanish

o   Second Saturday of each month 10:00 a.m. (no health insurance or appointment is needed)

·         Psychiatric Clinic (In English)

o   Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. (no health insurance or appointment is needed)

Other services include: Free Pharmacy, Cardiology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, ENT, and Spanish Interpreters depending on availability.

(Please arrive half hour before the time of the clinic to be seen)

For more information: Birmingham Clinic, call 412-692-4706


***Other Services Offered***


Walk-in Flu Immunization Clinic at the CHP Primary Care Center

During the following weeks we will have walk-in flu immunization clinics at the CHP Primary Care Center 3420 Euler Way Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No appointment is required. Health Insurance is required in addition to being a patient of Salud Para Ninos and the CHP Primary Care Center.

Monday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Hours for our Bilingual-Bicultural Clinics at the CHP Primary Care Center

Bilingual-bicultural clinics at the CHP Primary Care Center are offered every Tuesday morning, every Thursday after 5:00 p.m. and every Friday morning. (appointment and health insurance are required), 3420 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA


For More information: 412-692-6000 (option 8),



Radio workshop

Learn how to create and share digital audio clips and podcasts with other young Spanish speakers, ages 6-12.

Date: Sundays, through December 6, 2009

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Carnegie Mellon University

For more information and registrations: 412-268-5149, 412-268-8052,, or

Organized by the Círculo Outreach Program, Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University



Weekly Intercultural Events


Capoeira Classes on Pitt campus

Grupo Axé Capoeira Pittsburgh offers classes in capoeira, a Brazilian martial art. Classes are open to students and non-students. Classes include martial arts training, acrobatics, music, and dance, and teach discipline, confidence, and respect.

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (until 7:30pm on Wednesdays)

Location: Multipurpose Room, Trees Hall, University of Pittsburgh (upper campus)

For more information: please visit or email


Brazilian Radio Hour

The Brazilian Radio Hour brings you news, music, local events, special interviews, and chances to win tickets to special events. Internships and volunteer opportunities are also available! Help with news analysis, on-air talent, ideas, production, music, etc.

Date: Every Friday

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Radio Station: 88.3 FM

For more information: 412-621-9728,



Student Club Activities


Spanish Club

Conversation Tables/Mesas de Conversación

The Spanish Club holds Conversation Tables every Monday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Panera Bread on Forbes Avenue. It's a great way to practice Spanish with native speakers and students alike - and you can have a coffee or tea on us!


Brazil Nuts Portuguese Club


Join the weekly Portuguese Conversation Tables where you can practice your language skills by meeting people with similar interests who are also learning Portuguese. Any level of Portuguese can join the fun and you do NOT have to be a member of the Brazil Nuts to participate.

Date: Every Wednesday

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: 1st Floor Lounge, William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh


Grupo de Dança

Dance Group is the heart of the Brazil Nuts Club. Learn Axé, Samba and other types of Brazilian dance. Open to people at every level.

Date: Every Thursday

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Galleria, 1st Floor, Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh



Grupo de MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira)

The "Grupo de MPB da Pitt" is directed by singer and voice and Portuguese teacher, Lilly Abreu. The singing group meets weekly to learn different Brazilian music styles and to practice Portuguese in an informal and fun atmosphere. Musicians are welcomed too!

Date: Every Sunday

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: 13th floor lobby, Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh



Weekly Language Classes/Practice Sessions


Language Classes at Tango Café

All classes are held at Tango Cafe, 5806 Forward Ave, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

*Minimum purchase of $3.00 from the menu

For more information: call 412-421-1390,

Spanish Level I

Spanish instruction for beginners

Dates & Times: Every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m.

Spanish Level II

Basic grammar, vocabulary and conversation

Dates & Times: Every Thursday, 1:00 p.m.

Spanish Level III

Intermediate grammar, reading and conversation

Dates & Times: Every Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.

Spanish Level IV

Conversation, reading, writing and expressions

Dates & Times: Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.

English Practice (for non-native speakers)

Practice English with native speakers

Dates & Times: Every Friday, 7:00 p.m.

Spanish Conversation "Tertulia"

Open Spanish conversation group

Dates & Times: Every Saturday, 3:30 p.m.









*** Deadline ***


If you have an announcement related to a Latin American/Caribbean activity taking place during

December 2009 that you would like to share with others interested in the region

please send details no later than November 23, 2009 to:

Center for Latin American Studies

University of Pittsburgh

4200 W.W. Posvar Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Fax: 412 648 2199; e-mail:

Sorry, information will not be accepted over the telephone