Captured in the Diamantina Mountains of Lencois, Brazil by undergraduate student Rachel Tomasic,  "On Top of the World", was named Honorable Mention in the Places category of the 2015 International Photography Exhibition
NEWSLETTER: March 12, 2018
Tinker Field Research Grants Deadline Approaching!
Ryan Crumley conducting research in Peru, 2014.

CLAS is accepting applications for the Tinker Foundation Field Research Grants until March 15, 2018

Applications are open to graduate and professional students who plan to travel to and within Latin America to conduct master's and pre-dissertation research.  Up to $3,000 per student may be awarded.

For more information, please visit: 

Call for Proposals: ILCLA 2018 Deadline Extended
The second Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America (ILCLA),  will take place October 25-28, 2018 at Ohio State. 

Proposals are now being accepted for individual presentations and group panels related to one of eight thematic tracks. The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to  March 31, 2018. 

More information about the thematic tracks and application process can be found at:
Summer Seminars Abroad in Havana, Cuba
The Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University announce this year's intensive Summer Seminars Abroad, a 16-day workshop in Spanish linguistics in Havana, Cuba. 
The program, to take place  July 9-25, 2018,  is intended primarily for Spanish teachers. Application is open, however, to graduate students from Spanish and other disciplines who have a demonstrated ability in the use of the Spanish language and a need for this type of course. 
For more information, and to apply for the program, please visit the website:
Lecture: Dr. Gilbert Joseph
The Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of History are pleased to announce that on March 23rd, from 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Dr. Gilbert Joseph will be presenting a talk on "The Once and Future Revolution: Social Upheaval and the Challenge of Rule during Mexico's Long Twentieth Century" at 165 Thompson Library. More information about Dr. Joseph's work and this upcoming event can be found here.
Lecture: Dr. Sayak Valencia
The Departments of Spanish and Portuguese, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Comparative Studies and Center for Latin American Studies presents: 

" Transfeminism: A Conversation with Sayak Valencia"   on Friday March 23, 2018, 12:50 - 1:30 PM in 100 Campbell Hall (refreshments provided)

with an evening lecture on " Gore Capitalism: Necroscopies and Narcoaesthetics in the Contemporary Visual Regime" at 4:00 PM in 010 Page Hall. 

Sayak Valencia is a transfeminist philosopher, essayist, and performance artist, with a doctorate from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.  Coordinator of the Program of Cultural Studies in the Department of Cultural Studies at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Mexico. She is the author of Gore Capitalism (Semiotext(e), 2018).
First Ohio State Brazilian Literary Spring

Thursday, April 19
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library
Will Eisner Seminar Room
"Brazilian Comics" with Luli Penna
in English

Friday, April 20
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Hagerty Hall Room 255
"21st Century Brazil in Voices, Images, and Letters" 
in Portuguese
"Borders, Barriers, and Belonging: A Spotlight on Global Migration"
Saturday, March 24
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Mendenhall Lab, room 100

The Midwest Slavic Conference will open with a plenary panel on global migration, which will host five scholars who will discuss historical and contemporary topics in human mobility from the perspective of five world regions.

Panelists include: Dr. Jeffrey Cohen (Ohio State), Steven Lee (Unviersity of California Berkeley), Eleanor Paynter (Ohio State), Sunnie Rucker-Chang (University of Cincinnati), Johanna Sellman (Ohio State); moderated by Tara Zahra (University of Chicago)

Co-sponsored by the Center for African Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, the East Asian Studies Center, and the Middle East Studies Center
Autumn 2018 Less Commonly Taught Languages of Latin America: Course Offerings
The Center for Latin American Studies is excited to announce new less commonly taught language course offerings for Autumn 2018, including:
  • Yucatec Maya
  • Haitian Creole
  • Portuguese
  • Quechua
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