jueves, 30 de junio de 2011

CLAS Weekly Update

Center for Latin American Studies

Upcoming Events



The Bolivian Studies Journal (BSJ)

The Bolivian Studies Journal is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access publication published at the University of Pittsburgh and available both in electronic and printed format. The journal is seeking contributions in the areas of Andean Studies, Amazonian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Activism, Cultural Studies, Education, Ethnography, Feminism, History, Indigeneity, Law Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Queer Studies, Sociology, and Visual Arts. The journal also welcomes original and innovative research that will stimulate critical thought on the current and future role of Bolivia in the new millennium. The journal publishes in English, Spanish, and indigenous languages. The criteria for acceptance and publication of a manuscript are originality, theoretical rigor, analytical capacity, and interest to a wide audience of readers.

We accept contributions throughout the year; however, materials received by July 29, 2011 will automatically be considered for the next issue, scheduled for release in fall 2011. If you are interested in contributing to the journal you can send your potential contribution either by e-mail at: bsj@mail.pitt.edu or using the journal's online submission system at: http://bsj.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/bsj/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

For further guidelines and other questions contact us at: bsj@mail.pitt.edu



VISIONS of Latin America

Submission for next issue: deadline is Monday, August 8, 2011

VISIONS of Latin America is a semiannual, peer-reviewed academic journal focused on the field of Latin America, which was created and is administered by students and members of the academic community at the University of Pittsburgh. Its mission is to give students and others a first-hand experience with the publishing process and to publish the work of currently enrolled students and people interested in writing about Latin America.

Submissions are accepted year-round. VISIONS of Latin America welcomes academic articles (2,000-3,000 words), essays (1,000-2,000 words), book reviews (500-1,000 words) and personal/travel reflections (1,000-1,500 words). In addition, each issue will include a featured article (5,000 words). Contributions should be written in size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced, in plain text (no formatting or using endnote/footnote tools). Notes and references should be made using APA style (scholarly papers). Tables or figures should each start on a new page and be placed at the end of the manuscript. Please include contact information: name, institutional affiliation, degrees, email and phone number.

Submissions should be sent via email to Luz Amanda Hank at lavst12@pitt.edu

For more information about VISIONS of Latin America go to: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/publications.html#visions

VISIONS of Latin America is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Latin American Studies



Call for Papers


Convocatoria al primer número de la revista Taller (Segunda Época)

Sociedad, Cultura y Política en América Latina

Director: Pablo Pozzi

Consejo editorial: Mario Ayala, Rubén Kotler, Laura Ortiz, Melisa Slatman, Pablo Vommaro.

Dossier temático: Coordinaciones represivas en el Cono Sur (1964-1991).

Coordinadores: Enrique Serra Padrós (Universidad Federal de Rio Grande do Sul): (lola@adufrgs.ufrgs.br), y Melisa Slatman (Universidad de Buenos Aires): (melisaslatman@filo.uba.ar)

En el período abordado por esta convocatoria, como consecuencia de la consolidación de los Estados Terroristas en el Cono Sur, se encadenaron procesos históricos que atravesaron a toda la región. Entre estos procesos puede mencionarse a las migraciones forzadas, la conformación de comunidades de exiliados, el desplazamiento clandestino de militantes políticos por los países, confluencia de organizaciones políticas, político-militares y de derechos humanos en organismos coordinadores de diferentes características, todos los cuales cuestionaban a los regímenes dictatoriales, fueron percibidos por estos últimos como un peligro para la reconstrucción de la hegemonía de las fuerzas sociales dominantes en estas sociedades. Lo anterior dio lugar a la emergencia de diferentes instancias de coordinación represiva, de las cuales una de las más conocidas fue la "Operación Cóndor".

Taller (Segunda Época) convoca a investigadores de diferentes ramas de las Ciencias Sociales y Humanísticas a presentar trabajos originales que aborden la temática propuesta, sean estudios bibliográficos, estudios de caso, ensayos comparativos o estudios desde una perspectiva transnacional y/o trabajos que aporten una reflexión conceptual sobre la problemática las coordinaciones represivas y sus consecuencias en el Cono Sur de América Latina entre 1964 y 1991.

Taller (Segunda Época) es una publicación académica interdisciplinaria destinada a un público especializado en problemas de América Latina contemporánea. Publica trabajos inéditos y originales que realicen una contribución sobre los problemas contemporáneos de América Latina, promuevan el debate entre investigadores y den cuenta de las perspectivas historiográficas vigentes en la actualidad. Además incentiva la difusión de fuentes originales y la importancia del balance de las principales publicaciones sobre la temática a través de reseñas críticas.

Los artículos, escritos de acuerdo a las normas de publicación que se adjuntan, serán recibidos hasta el 30 de julio de 2011

Ver más información en: www.tallersegundaepoca.blogspot.com



Job Opportunities


Research Fellow for the Knowledge Management Division, Inter-American Development Bank

The position objective is to support activities related to the development, maintenance, and improvement of the IDB's Bank Repository of Institutional Knowledge (BRIK), a user-friendly web based platform for the consolidation and enhanced dissemination of knowledge products.

Activities and responsibilities:

·         Identify knowledge products to be included in BRIK collections.

·         Perform quality control of document metadata, adhering to defined standards and procedures.

·         Compile and analyze data on the accessibility and visibility of knowledge products, using developed metrics framework.

·         Support users with questions related to ingest and use of BRIK, including providing hands-on training where necessary.

·         Draft content for communication and teaching purposes as required.

·         Responsible for keeping Repository Project web Portal up to date and providing feedback.

·         Other activities as assigned, in support of KNM staff person responsible for coordination of the IKR project.


·         Research Fellow should have completed, or currently be pursuing, a master's degree in one of these areas: Economics (Macro or Development a plus), Latin American Studies, Library Sciences, Information Sciences, Knowledge Management, or a related discipline.

·         Proficient in both Spanish and English, written and spoken. Portuguese and/or French a plus.

·         Highly proficient in conducting internet research and utilizing current web technology, etc.

·         Experience with taxonomy/vocabulary development, and knowledge of metadata schemas desired, but not required.

·         Research Fellow must be detail-oriented and able to act independently and creatively.

·         Should be comfortable dialoguing with and synthesizing for (orally and written) different levels of authority.

·         Should be comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

Contract and work location: One year beginning in July/August at Bank headquarters in Washington DC (1300 New York Ave).

Graduate students and recent graduates encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Kyle Strand at kyles@iadb.org



Press Release


The Institute of International Education Announces New IIE Graduate Fellowships for International Study with Funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Institute of International Education (IIE) will administer IIE Graduate Fellowships for International Study beginning July 1, to provide support for PhD dissertation research to approximately 80 doctoral students in the humanities whose funding has been lost due to recent significant reductions in federal spending. A special one-time only grant of $3.16 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has enabled IIE to create these fellowships so that talented emerging scholars can conduct research overseas for six to 12 months, with the goal of advancing knowledge, research and teaching in non-western languages and area studies.

The IIE Graduate Fellowships will be awarded to students in the humanities, who make up about 80 of the 130 students who had been nominated to receive funding in 2011/12 through the U.S. Department of Education-funded Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program. After the spring 2011 budget cuts, funding for these fellowships was no longer available through the Department of Education.

The Institute of International Education worked quickly with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create these fellowships, which will be awarded to students in the Mellon Foundation's areas of focus, including humanities fields such as the arts, history, languages, and area studies, and zones of fields such as anthropology and geography that bridge the humanities and social sciences.

IIE will begin work on the fellowship program on July 1, 2011, with final selection of the students to receive fellowships and notification of the students regarding funding for their research in academic year 2011/12.

For inquiries related to eligibility and selection, please email Theresa Granza at tgranza@iie.org

For more information, visit: http://www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Press-Center/Press-Releases/2011/2011-06-28-Launch-Of-IIE-Graduate-Fellowships-For-International-Study.aspx




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.


ALPFA Pittsburgh Networking Event
ALPFA Pittsburgh invites you to join us for an evening of networking and career discussion with recruiters from several local organizations including: BNY Mellon, PNC Financial Services Group, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, among others. Come learn more about job and continuing education opportunities in our area.

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (Happy Hour from 5:00-7:00 p.m.)

Location: Easy Street, 301 Grant St., One Oxford Center, Downtown Pittsburgh

For more information: or to register, please visit http://alpfapittsburgh.wufoo.com/forms/alpfa-networking-event/



8th Annual YMCA International Festival – Volunteers Wanted!

This is a great opportunity for Pittsburgh's international community to make a positive impact on today's youth and promote cross-cultural awareness. We are in need of international students, faculty, staff, and community members to volunteer for this event to share their home country and its culture with the children. Two kinds of volunteers are needed: Global Village Volunteers, who participate in the Global Village that is set up as booths from various countries, present small facts about their culture through a variety of activities, such as showing artifacts, pictures, or traditional clothing of their country, playing an instrument or music, teaching the children a game, or doing a craft; and General Volunteers who assist with the event and guide campers through the activities. A free T-shirt and lunch are available for the volunteers! Attached is a flyer, please refer to it for more information about the volunteers and festival.

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland

Interested in volunteering? Please fill out the online registration at http://tinyurl.com/4462fg7 ASAP.

For more information: contact the Collegiate YMCA office at 412-648-7960 or by email at studentypitt@ymcapgh.org




Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Care Mobile - Birmingham Clinic

Free Pediatric and Immunization Clinics - 2nd Saturday of each month (Appointment and health insurance are NOT required)

Dates: Saturday, July 30, 2011 (exception to the 2nd Saturday of the month)

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Salvation Army, 54 S. 9th Street, South Side

More information: http://www.chp.edu/spanishclinic  412-692-6000 option 8 (please call on the same day of the clinic and listen to the message to verify that there have not been cancellations or changes in the schedule due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions and/or snow.


Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - Primary Care Center

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),

Location: 3420 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, Oakland

More information: http://www.chp.edu/spanishclinic, 412-692-6000 option 8



Adolescent Clinic in Spanish

The Division of Adolescent Medicine and the program Salud Para Ninos of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh offer every Friday morning general medical services for adolescents in Spanish. Services include check-ups, sick visits, reproductive health care (except for pregnancy follow-ups and prenatal care), prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and management of issues common among teens such as smoking, drug use and behavior problems. These services will be provided to patients who have health insurance and choose the CHP Adolescent Medicine Division as their PCP.

Regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, confidential care is available for young men and woman under 21 years of age who require treatment related to reproductive health—including birth control and PAP smears as well as prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

To make an appointment please call 412-692-6677 and ask for an appointment with Dr. Romina Barrall for the Spanish Clinic (scheduling only available in English)



Latin Aerobics with Gloria J. Rodriguez-Ransom

Dates: Every Tuesday & Thursday

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Creamy Creations, Duff Office Center, 10 Duff Road, Suite 107, Penn Hills

Cost: $5.00 per class or $30.00 for 6 weeks (both classes), payment due at the beginning of your 6 weeks.

For more information, please visit: www.creamycreationsandmore.com



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 the event to:

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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