miércoles, 7 de octubre de 2009

CLAS Weekly Update

Center for Latin American Studies

Upcoming Events




Don't Miss the Deadline --- Apply Now!!!!


CLAS Seminar & Field Trip to Latin America

CLAS welcomes student applications for the 2010 Latin American Seminar and Field Trip to Leon, Nicaragua.

If you are interested and have not yet submitted your application materials, please do so immediately and schedule your interview time.

Application deadline: October 10, 2009

Details and application instructions are available at: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/students/abroad/seminar_field_leon.html



Salsa Lessons (Final Class of the Semester)

Come and learn how to dance salsa with instructor Marlon Silva.

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2009

Time: 9:15 - 10:15 p.m.

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

Great News for Everyone!!!

We will be offering Salsa Lessons during the Spring Term (dates to be announced), probably before the Festival (Saturday, March 27, 2010).

For more information: contact Luz Amanda Hank, lavst12@pitt.edu



Lectures & Conferences


(des)articulaciones in/with Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Processes: Memory and Transgression (Graduate Students Conference)

Dates: October 9-10, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Mayra Santos-Febres (Universidad de Puerto Rico): "Forgetting 'Race': Race in Puerto Rican Culture"


Friday, October 9th: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Student Sessions in Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union (WPU), 7:00 p.m., Performative Readings by Mayra Santos-Febres (Our Lady of the Night – 2006 and Fe en Disfranz [forthcoming, November 2010]) in Lower Lounge, WPU

Saturday, October 10th: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Student Sessions in 4127 Sennott Square, 4:30 p.m., Keynote Address in 324 Cathedral of Learning

For more information: http://www.pitt.edu/~nam36/

Sponsored by the Graduate Students of the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh


"Interregional Interaction in the Atacama Desert, Northern Chile, Re-Visited: An Updated View based on Archaeological, Genetic, Paleoparasitological, and Chemical Data" a lecture by Calogero M. Santoro, Ph.D.

Calogero M. Santoro is Professor of Archaeology at the Instituto de Alta Investigación-Departamento de Antropología and Executive Director of the Centro de Investigaciones del Hombre en el Desierto at Universidad de Tarapacá, Arica, Chile, and Editor of Chungara, Revista de Antropología Chilena. His research has focused on late prehistoric farming societies and the Inka state, and Pleistocene-Holocene hunter-gatherer societies in the Atacama Desert. He has published articles and book chapters in national and international journals and volumes. Dr. Santoro holds a B.A. in archaeology from Universidad Católica del Norte, an M.A. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently a Dumbarton Oaks Fellow 2009-2010.

Date: Friday, October 16, 2009

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: 3106 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Anthropology Lounge, University of Pittsburgh

Sponsored by Department of Anthropology


"Why We Migrate: Stories of Mexico's Displaced" presented by Paola Gutierrez Galindo

Ms. Gutierrez Galindo, born and raised in Mixteca region of Oaxaca, Mexico, holds a degree in indigenous law. She also is working on a master's degree that explores the impacts of migration on identity and family in Oaxacan indigenous communities. Her presentation will address the questions: Why do millions make the unlikely decision to leave their communities to live in a country with increasing anti-immigrant hostility? Why did the number of Mexicans who made this decision increase by over 1,600% after the implementation of NAFTA?

Date: Monday, October 19, 2009

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: contact Luz Amanda Hank, 412-648-7394, lavst12@pitt.edu


"The Many Faces of Brazilian Jazz" featuring Lilly Abreu (Soprano and Jazz Vocalist)

Ms. Abreu will present a lecture-demonstration about the music of Brazilian composers such as Jobim, Bonfá and Pixinguinha. The audience will learn samba steps and a few words in Portuguese. Audience members will also have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with Lilly and band members. Lilly Abreu, soprano and jazz vocalist, is on the roster at the Pittsburgh Opera, and teaches at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Chatham University.

Date: Monday, October 19, 2009

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Porter Hall 100, Gregg Hall, Carnegie Mellon University

This lecture is given in conjunction with 'Brazil Today,' a weekend course scheduled October 30-November 1, 2009.


Colloquium at the Humanities Center

Discussion-based colloquium, with Joshua Lund, Humanities Center Fellow (Hispanic). Paper for discussion will be distributed in advance. Paper Title: "Let Plunder: Altamirano's Mexico and the Problem of Paramilitarism".

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: 512 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh

For more information or a copy of the paper: email professor Todd Reeser at humctr@pitt.edu


"The Politics of Theory: Caribbean Literature and the Search for a New Critical Language" a lecture by George Lamming (Visiting Professor, Brown University)

George Lamming was born in Barbados where he studied and wrote before teaching in Venezuela and Trinidad. After moving to England, he worked as a broadcaster for the BBC Colonial Service. He has taught at the University of the West Indies, the University of Texas, the University of Pennsylvania, and now Brown. He has lectured and read around the world. He has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and won The Langston Hughes Medal. He is the author of such masterworks as In the Castle of My Skin and The Emigrants. His most recent book, The Sovereignty of Imagination, appeared in 2004.

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: 501 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: contact Joshua Schriftman (joshua.schriftman@gmail.com)



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 October

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Film: Familia Rodante – Dir. Pablo Trapero (Argentina, Brazil - 2004)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Film: La Teta Asustada – Dir. Claudia Llosa (Peru - 2009)

For more information: amigoscinelatinoamericano@gmail.com, and for film descriptions, go to http://amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.blogspot.com/

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



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 https://stonecenter.tulane.edu/articles/detail/40/



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 www.campbell.fellowship.sarweb.org or contact Scholar Programs at scholar@sarsf.org or 505-954-7201.

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



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.



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 anthrosearch@mail.montclair.edu. 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 (mccaffreyk@mail.montclair.edu




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 Bilingual Pediatric & Flu Immunization Clinics

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Care Mobile

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009

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

Location: Salvation Army, 54 S. 9th Street (Southside), Pittsburgh, PA 15203

For more information: 412-692-6000 option 8, or visit http://www.chp.edu/centers/spanish_clinic.php


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.


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

During the following days we will have walk-in flu immunization clinics at the CHP Primary Care Center, 3420 Euler Way, Pittsburgh PA 15213. Please note that health insurance is required to be a patient of Salud Para Niños at the CHP Primary Care Center.

Mondays: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



Monthly Salsa Social Dance

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009

Time: 1/2 hour salsa lessons taught by Colleen & Jeff: Beginner at 8:00 p.m.; Intermediate at 8:30 p.m.; dance from 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Location: BMNECC (Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center), 449 West 8th Avenue, West Homestead

Cost: $6.00 admission

To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15), all college students with an undergraduate or graduate ID get in for 1/2 price ($3.00).

Parking is also available on 8th Ave. and in the Advance Auto Parts lot (after 8:00 pm) on 7th Ave (1/2 block away from BMNECC)
For more information: contact 412-881-9237,
salsajeff@comcast.net, or visit http://salsapittsburgh.com



Annual Hispanic/Latino Car Seat Check (Free Pediatric & Immunization Clinic)


Date: Sunday, October 18, 2009

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Primary Care Center, 3414 Euler Way, Pittsburgh

Appointment is required.

For more information: 412-692-6000 (option 8), or visit http://www.chp.edu/centers/car_seat_check_spanish.php



Native Spanish Speakers Wanted for Research

A Carnegie Mellon University affiliated research lab is looking for three (3) native speakers of American and Latin Spanish to participate in a data collection.

     Participants will be asked to come to the lab located on Craig Street and record about 30 minutes' worth of Spanish sentences. Appointments can be scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     Participants will be compensated $10.00 for their time (approximately 30 minutes).

     If you are interested, please contact Tim Notari (tnotari@gmail.com). If you have participated in the July-August-September Data Collection, then you are unfortunately ineligible for this new project. This is for new participants only, and who are Spanish speakers from North and South America only.

     In your email, please include your name, country of birth, and a range of times and dates that you are available.



Nego Gato Capoeira Academy Announcement

Nego Gato Capoeira will be moving their weekly, Friday Capoeira classes to the Wilkins School Community Center, located in Swissvale,

near the Regent Square neighborhood.

Adult classes: will begin Friday, October 9, 2009 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Children's classes will begin on Friday, November 6, 2009 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: 7604 Charleston Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15218

For more information: 412-201-4546



If you have an announcement related to a Latin American/Caribbean activity taking place that you would like to share with others interested in the region, please send details no later than Tuesday of the week prior to your event or deadline:

Center for Latin American Studies

University of Pittsburgh

4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: 412-648-7392; Fax: 412-648-2199; e-mail: clas@pitt.edu




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