lunes, 31 de marzo de 2014

Center for Latin American Studies~~~Updates!



Out of Sight, Out of Mind Intercultural Nurse Technicians in the Peruvian Amazon

By Maria Amalia Pesantes Villa, PhD Candidate--Department of Anthropology--University of Pittsburgh

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2016

Time: 12:00 Noon

Location: Anthropology Lounge, 3106 WWPH


Organization and Growth among Early Complex Societies in Central Pacific Panama

by Adam Berrey, PhD Candidate—Department of Anthropology—University of Pittsburgh

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014

Time: 3pm

Location: Anthropology Lounge, 3106 Posvar Hall


"In the Heights": Stage Production and Research/Practice Symposium

In the Heights—musical-theatre production

Dates: March 27 to April 6, 2014

Location: Charity Randall Theatre, University of Pittsburgh main campus

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Research/Practice Symposium—Public Praxis: Performing, Race and History

Dates: April 4 and 5, 2014

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The symposium will explore critical questions of race, gender, and class through performance research and practice. It will challenge attendees and participants to (re)position "art-makin" (threatre, music, dance and visual art) as "theory-making" (that is: representation, as research, as politics, as experiment…) both historically and in the current moment.

Sponsored by the American Society for Theatre Research and the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Latin American Studies, Cultural Studies Program, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Department of Sociology, and Department of Theatre Arts


La construcción de un autor provincial

by Claudia Rosa, Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos, Argentina

Date: April 10, 2014

Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: TBA

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Claudia Rosa is the editor of the recent two-volume edition of the complete works of Carlos Mastronardi, who was also the subject of her doctoral dissertation. She has published widely on Argentine writers, particularly those of the "litoral" region. This talk will focus on Horacio Rega Molina, Juan L. Ortiz and Arnaldo Calveyra.


Sponsored by: The Department of Hispanic Language and Literatures and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh


Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.?  A Documentary

by Heather Arnet

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Time: 7:15 pm

Location: 3911 W.W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh

In January 2013, Heather Arnet, Women and Girls Foundation CEO traveled to Brazil to explore the changing political and economic roles women are playing in Brazil's global leadership. The one-hour documentary explores how women are emerging as political leaders around the world, how Brazil came to elect its first woman president, Dilma Rousseff, in 2010, what impact her presidency is having on global markets, women's rights and opportunities, and what American women and businesses can learn from the Brazilian experience.


A panel discussion will follow the screening and will include:

•           Heather Arnet, CEO of Women and Girls Foundation and writer/director of the film;

•           Erin Molchany, PA State Representative, 22nd Legislative District of Allegheney County and

•           Dr. Gabriels Tarouco, Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Department of Political Science

•           Co-sponsored by Brazil Nuts Portuguese Club, Campus Women's Organization at Pitt, Center for Latin American Studies, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and University Honors College

Refreshments will be served.


Social Movements and World-System Transformation: Prospects and Challenges--Political Economy of the World System

38th Annual Conference

Date: April 10-12, 2014

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Conference Co-Organizers:  Michael Goodhart, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh; Jules Lobel, Bessie McKee Wathour Endowed Chair, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Patrick Manning, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History and Director of World History Center, University of Pittsburgh; John Markoff, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh; Jackie Smith, Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh Conference Co-Sponsors: The Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, School of Law, World History Center, Humanities Center, University Center for International Studies Hewlett International Grants Program, Center for Latin American Studies,  European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center (EUCE/ESC), and the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.


The Poetics of Rediscovery: New Paths in Latin American Documentary

Film screenings and Q&A with documentaries: Julio Ramos (Puerto Rico) and Alex Schlenker (Ecuador)

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. Roundtable discussion with University of Pittsburgh faculty from several departments

Location: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Coordinated by: Amigos del Cine

The symposium will be a one-day event with a morning and an afternoon screening, each preceded by an introduction by the filmmakers and followed by both a question-and-answer session and a final round table, where University of Pittsburgh faculty from several departments will contribute their insights on the films. We will present two works by scholar and filmmaker Julio Ramos: the first on Afro-Cuban filmmaker and poet Guillén Landrián, the less-well-known nephew of Cuba's national poet Nicolás Guillén, and the second an uncovering of the stories behind the murals Diego Rivera painted in the city of Detroit. The latter, titled Detroit's Rivera, highlights the archival work required for the making documentaries. Rounding out the program will be Chigualeros, by director Alex Schlenker, the tale of the career of an Ecuadoran band and their struggles for sending their music out into the world beyond their community's adoring fans.

Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Latin American Studies, School of Education, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Department of History, Department of Instruction and Learning, Department of English, Film Studies, Humanities Center, and Department of Theatre Arts 





Brazil Nuts

For more information about Brazil Nuts events: or

Festival Brasileiro – Brazil Nuts

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 6pm - 10pm

Location: University of Pittsburgh


Sponsored by: Student Government Board, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the Department of Hispanic Language and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh


Caribbean and Latin American Student Association (CLASA)

For more information about CLASA events:, or

            The Caribbean and Latin American Student Association (CLASA) events:



Date: March 31 to April 4, 2014

Tuesday: Dance Workshop---teaching popular Caribbean dances to participants.

Wednesday: Caribbean Pride Day to celebrate the Caribbean heritage by wearing the color Caribbean countries.

Thursday: A discussion on Traditional Caribbean Values.



            Date: April 5, 2014

            Time: 10:00 a.m. -2:00 a.m.

            Location: Posvar Hall Patio

            For more information:

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Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)

University Center for International Studies

University of Pittsburgh

4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Pittsburgh, PA  15260

Office: 412-648-7392

Fax: 412-648-2199

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