Captured in the Cordillera Blanca in the Northern Andes of Peru by undergraduate student Gregory Strine,  "A Day in the Life", named Honorable Mention in the People category of the 2015 International Photography Exhibition
NEWSLETTER: January 29, 2018
Tinker Field Research Grants Available
Ryan Crumley conducting research in Peru, 2014.
The Tinker Foundation has awarded a Field Research grant to  the Center for Latin American Studies, which will be used to provide graduate students with funds for travel to and within Latin America to conduct pre-dissertation research.
This award, combined with matching funds from the Office of International Affairs, will provide $20,000 in 2018 to graduate and professional students seeking to travel in Latin America for master's thesis and doctoral research. Grant funding is renewable for a three-year period. Up to $3,000 per student may be awarded.
The application will be available on the Center for Latin American Studies website on February 1st with a deadline to apply by March 15, 2018.
For more information, please visit: .

Lecture by Dr. Eduardo Mendieta
Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Place: 010 Page Hall


Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Eduardo Mendieta, faculty member in the Department of Philosophy at Penn State University, will  discuss why we need to think of philosophy as a temporalizing / detemporalizing-spatializing / de-spacializing device; what Dr. Mendieta calls a chronotopological dispositif. He will present arguments for why before we begin the practice of decolonizing philosophy, we need to think of philosophy as a site of colonization, the moraine of a sedimented history of colonial practices and imaginaries. This calls for new ways of doing both the history of philosophy and expanding the repertoire of what are considered 'philosophical questions.' Mendieta will take a step back and offer two genealogies of philosophy that illustrate the contaminated origins of philosophy, and will discuss briefly what he would take to be the praxis of decolonial thinking and philosophizing from a Latinx perspective.

Sponsors: Organization of Hispanic and Latino Faculty and Staff, Departments of Spanish and Portuguese, Geography, Political Science, Comparative Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies
Stanford Libraries Access Grant
The Stanford University Center for Latin American Studies and the Stanford University Libraries are offering library access grants for faculty from qualified U.S. Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and community colleges to conduct research relating to Latin America using Stanford University Libraries. The Stanford University Library System is one of the largest academic and research libraries in North America, and the Latin American collection is one of the most comprehensive in the country. A sampling of the primary sources available in Special Collections can be found listed  here.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant
All graduate students conducting research abroad this summer are encouraged to apply for the Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant.

The grant will fund applicants from a variety of disciplines who plan to conduct research abroad this summer, especially in locations where Ohio State has a Global Gateway office - China, India and Brazil - and where Ohio State hopes to have a more significant presence in the future - Ethiopia and Turkey. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant of up to $1,000 to assist with travel related expenses for research abroad. The application deadline is
March 1, 2018.

Funded by the Office of International Affairs, the Graduate School and the Council of Graduate Students, the grant encourages and promotes the professional and academic development of graduate student researchers at Ohio State by providing financial support allowing students to undertake thesis or dissertation research abroad.

For more information about the Global Gateway Grant, contact  Liz Koss or visit the  Council of Graduate Students website.

Global Health Initiative: Service Trip to Guatemala
The Global Health Initiative at OSU is a student group dedicated to increasing awareness and providing educational opportunities related to global health issues to help our members find their passion within the vast field of public health. The organization is looking for students who are interested in participating in their international service trip to Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala City, and Huehuetenango. 

If you or your students are interested in learning more about the program, please visit the Global Health Initiative website or contact the organization at
Lecture by Aileen Teague, PhD Candidate
The Department of History will be hosting the final candidate for the job opening in Modern Migration History with emphasis on US-Mexico migration and secondary specialization in Latina/o Studies preferred.

On Wednesday, January 31st, Aileen Teague, PhD Candidate, will be presenting her lecture on " Drugs, Counterinsurgency, and the Dynamic Nature of the United States-Mexico Border, 1969-1985." The talk will take place from 3:45 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. in Dulles 168. 

In this presentation, Ms. Teague examines the externalization of the U.S. war on drugs in Mexico during the 1970s and 1980s. She argues that the Mexican government's counterinsurgency against suspected dissidents and the role that it played in the government's domestic policy agenda framed Mexico's response to U.S. drug control demands.
University of New Mexico Latin American and Iberian Instiutte: Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar travel award
The University of New Mexico Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) and the University Libraries are pleased to invite applications for the Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar travel award. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm (MT).

Attached is the Call for Applications. For more information and to apply, go to
2018 CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty
The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) calls for nominations for its sixth annual CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty. The award recognizes excellence in teaching Latin American Studies designated courses. For more information about the nomination process, please visit:   

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, February 9th, 2018
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Applications open until February 1
The Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its Academic Year 2018-2019 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Competitions.The deadline for application submission is  Thursday, February 1, 2018, 4:30 pm EST. For more information on the fellowship and application, please visit: .

Questions? Contact Megan Hasting at
Call for Papers: Diálogo Journal
A special issue of  Di álogo, a journal published by the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University, is calling for papers. The theme is "Keepers of Minerals, Forests, and Waters: Cinema, Literature, and Art against Extractivism in Latin America," and will bring together articles, interviews, poems, stories, and comics which dialogue with the work of visual artists, writers, and indigenous movements concerned with extractivism in their ancestral land. 

Diálogo invites everyone interested in contributing to this issue to send their articles of research and essays (6-9000 words), reflection notes (3500 words), interviews (3000 words), and book and film reviews (1200 words). Unpublished pieces of creative writing by indigenous writers (maximum of 6 poems, 10 pages of fiction, or testimony) in Spanish, English or native languages (with translation into English or Spanish) are also welcome. Please follow the submission guidelines at: Guidelines.aspx

Please send your manuscript  before February 1, 2018 to the invited editors, Andrea Echeverría: ; Juan G. Sánchez M.: ; And Ulises Juan Zevallos-Aguilar: .
Call for Papers: Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Social Sciences
The 8th Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Social Sciences ( CLACSO) will take place in Buenos Aires, November 19-23, 2018. CLACSO is the first international forum on critical thinking and will offer over 500 accommodation and travel grants for participants. Abstracts may be submitted in any of 36 thematic areas in Spanish, English, or Portuguese. 

General registration closes April 12th, 2018 and selections for individual, group, or institutional lectures at the open panel discussion will be released beginning June 12, 2018.
Call for Applications: Eduardo O'Gorman Fellows Program
The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at Columbia University invites applications for the Edmundo O'Gorman Scholars Program. Appointments are available for any four to eight-week period in 2019.  Preference will be given to projects that stress collaboration with Columbia faculty and use of available research resources at Columbia University and in New York City. Applicants may represent any academic discipline or professional school. 

  For more information, please visit Applications are due  April 8, 2018.
Office of International Affairs Academic Enrichment Research Grants
The Office of International Affairs is seeking applications for its Academic Enrichment Research Grants, which supports activities with lasting impact across the globe. The grant competition is open to faculty, graduate and undergraduates whose applications focus on research projects that address global issues, connect discipline-specific research to programs in diverse cultural settings, explores the languages, cultures, arts, social sciences and area studies and/or promotes active collaborations with institutional partners.  Deadline to apply is February 9. Contact: .
Puente Cultural 
Service and Teaching Abroad Grant Opportunity
This year-long commitment involves volunteering at Fundación El Arenal, an alternative education center for children and adolescents of Cuenca, and teaching English at CEDEI, a popular language school in Cuenca, Ecuador.
The "Puente Cultural" Grant has two primary objectives:
  1. to facilitate a cross cultural experience for OSU undergraduates (or recently graduated students) with high Spanish proficiency who demonstrates financial need. 
  2. to support El Arenal Foundation and its programs for children of working families.
Interested students should complete the Google Form Application by January 31, 2018 for program to begin June, 2018.
Please direct questions to Mark Raderstof at .
Request for Statements of Interest: Tinker Visiting Professorship
Columbia University has issued a request for statements of interest for Tinker Visiting Professorship.  A Tinker Visiting Professor offers to teach (or co-teach) one course - a mixed graduate/undergraduate class in his/her field of expertise. The visitor is asked to also give two public lectures. The Tinker Professor will be supported by a stipend, office space at the Institute of Latin American Studies, assistance in arranging Columbia housing, roundtrip airfare from home country, and part-time research assistance. Funding can also be made available to support conferences or other events at the University related to the visitor's fields of interest during or following their semester of residence. 

Applicants are invited to submit a brief statement of interest. The statement should explain the qualifications of the candidate, his or her research concentration and the specific goals of the visit to Columbia University (1-2 pages in total), as well as a current and summarized curriculum vita.  The Executive Committee of the Institute of Latin American Studies will review these proposals by the beginning of May and invite a limited number of candidates to submit a full application.  This application will include a personal statement describing their research and proposed teaching areas, with the description of one course, a complete vita and the names of two references.  Please submit applications to: Applications are due April 8, 2018.
Mershon Center Scholarships and Research Grants
Each year, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies holds a competition for Ohio State faculty and students to apply for research grants and scholarship funds. The deadline for all applications is 5 p.m. on  Wednesday, February 28, 2018 .

Applications for Faculty Research and Seed Grants and Graduate Student Research Grants must be for projects related to the study of national security in a global context.  In recent years the center has funded several dozen faculty and graduate student research projects with grants for travel, seminars, conferences, interviews, experiments, surveys, library costs, and more.

The Mershon Center has also established International Security Scholarships for Undergraduate Theses and Study Abroad to support undergraduates whose professional career plans lie in the field of international security and who would benefit doing research for an undergraduate thesis or studying in a foreign country. 
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