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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Applications open until February 1
There is still time to complete your application for  Summer 2019 and/or Academic Year 2019-2020 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)  Fellowships!

The deadline for application submission is Friday, February 1,  2019, 4:30 pm EST. 

**There is still time to enroll in courses to earn FLAS eligibility!! For undergraduate students who are interested in  earning eligibility for an AY 2019-2020 FLAS Fellowship in Quechua:
  • You must enroll in Quechua 5501 (online) for Spring 2019 
  • You must enroll in Quechua 5502 (online) for Summer 2019

For more information on the fellowship and application, please  visit:

Questions? Contact Megan Hasting at
CLAS Welcomes Charles Dolph as CLAS Visiting Scholar 
The Center for Latin American Studies is excited to announce that Charles Dolph will be serving as a CLAS Visiting Scholar for Spring 2019. Charles is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). With support from CUNY and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, he conducted thirteen months of fieldwork in Buenos Aires, Argentina between 2014 and 2016. His dissertation is an anthropological and historical study of Argentine state formation relative to natural resource extraction and shifting locations of monetary authority in global capitalism. Charles has written for the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), the blog of the journal Focaal, and Anthropology Now!. He will be delivering a lecture later this semester on his work, and all CLAS affiliates are invited to attend.

Please join us in welcoming Charles to Ohio State! 

To visit his CLAS Profile, click here
New ODI Education Abroad in the Dominican Republic
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Ecology is offering a new faculty-led education abroad program in the Dominican Republic. Similar to the Access to Higher Education in Brazil program, the Higher Education in the Dominican Republic: Access, Equity and Opportunity program will introduce our students to how higher education is accessed in the DR, with special attention given to the challenges faced by people from economically disadvantaged communities.

Like ODI's current education abroad program in Brazil,  the Dominican Republic program will be a transformative experience for ODI scholars. Traveling as a group, they will learn about access and equity challenges in another culture and country-- whereby deepening and expanding perspectives on their own personal and educational journeys. OIA on-line application deadline is April 1, 2019.

DR Information Meetings:
  •  February 7: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Enarson 100
  •  February 21: 12 noon to 1:00 p.m., Enarson 100
  •  March 1: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Enarson 160
  •  March 20: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., Enarson 100
For more information, please click here
"¿Qué Pasa, Ohio State?" Call for Submissions Spring 2019
¿Qué Pasa, Ohio State?* supports the exchange of information and opportunities for dialogue among all students and faculty regarding Latinx issues across the disciplines. Published semiannually, ¿Qué Pasa, Ohio State? showcases the important work happening in the Latinx community at Ohio State in the form of research essays, event reports, creative works of poetry and fiction, recognition of the professional achievements of alumni, faculty and student profiles, and food reviews.
For the spring 2019 issue, we would like to publish creative works of fiction and nonfiction. We are seeking memoirs, short stories, essays, poetry, artwork, etc. that express and discuss Latinx culture and heritage.

Please send submissions to the editor, Reyna Esquivel-King at or Yolanda Zepeda, director, at
The deadline is Jan. 31, 2019 at 5pm.

*¿Que Pasa, Ohio State? is supported by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Academic Affairs at Ohio State University and operates under the auspices of the OSU Hispanic Oversight Committee.
ACTFL Seeking Raters for the AAPPL Language Testing Program
ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) is seeking raters for the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency (AAPPL) language testing program (in Spanish and Japanese) who share the commitment to principled language assessment and instruction. AAPPL raters use rubrics based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 to make accurate, evidence-based ratings of student performance on two components of the assessment: Interpersonal Listening and Speaking (ILS) and Presentational Writing (PW).

For more information, please click here.
Global Water Contexts  Faculty Research Forum
When: Friday, February 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm (lunch
Where:  18th Ave Library Research Commons, 175 West 18th  Avenue Columbus, OH 43201

MESC's (Middle East Studies Center) cross-disciplinary water research project is based on the idea that the Middle East and other world regions may hold unique keys for addressing the global water crisis.We will explore this idea as we discuss potential solutions at the global water crisis at our faculty research forum. Please RSVP and help us build a research community. The forum will familiarize you with current research interests at OSU in departments such as Anthropology, Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, School of Environment and Natural Resources, and others. Professional educators, grant-writing experts and development professionals will also join us to help secure funding and resources needed for team projects.

For more information:
Latin American Studies Center Annual Student Conference "Huracán, Tormenta, Storm: Winds of Change"
When: May 2-3, 2019
Where: University of Maryland campus in College Park 

Hurricanes are reckonings, unpredictable confrontations between forces, tormentous experiences.These moments demand analyses of how human activity changes the planet - the seas, the skies, the winds, and the rains.This conference is an opportunity for scholars, artists, and activists to examine "Huracán, Tormenta, Storm" from multiple perspectives. Envisioning the winds that transport elements and transform landscapes, we welcome papers that analyze all forms of change across the
Americas. How do movements--social, migratory, religious, intellectual, artistic, and
environmental--work as winds of change? What are possible approaches for studying
catastrophe? How can the non-linear movements that happen in a storm help us to understand the Americas?

The 2019 Call for Papers and Invitation to Participate can be accessed here. Graduate students and advanced undergraduate student submissions from all disciplines are welcome. Abstracts are due March 1, 2019. The conference will include two days of panels, a keynote panel discussion (scholars, activists, and artists), and a music-filled closing reception. 
23rd Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP)
Conference at the University of Pittsburgh
When:  March 29-30th, 2019
Where: University of Pittsburgh

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes faculty and students to the 23rd Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference. At the conference, researchers can present their scholarly work related to social and public policy in Latin America. LASPP encourages the organization of panels around problems, rather than disciplines, and welcome submissions from the social sciences, arts, humanities, and cultural studies. The Seventeenth Carmelo Mesa-Lago Distinguished Latin American Social and Public Policy Keynote Speaker is: 
Dr. Aníbal Pérez-Liñán (Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame; Editor-in-Chief, Latin American Research Review; and Co-editor, Kellogg Series in Democracy and Development). 

Deadline for abstract submission: January 18, 2019
To submit, click here

South American Cinema: Sunday Movies at the Upper Arlington Public Library
Jan 13, 2 PM: Embrace Of The Serpent (2015, Columbia), At once blistering andpoetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant. NR 125 min.

Jan 27, 2 PM: The Club (2015, Chile) Four disgraced priests share a secluded house in the outskirts of La Boca, a small Chilean beach town. The four men are there to discreetly purge their sins and crimes. However, the arrival of a crisis counselor sent by the Catholic Church, after an incident occurs, disrupts their life and their routine. The movie won the Jury Grand Prix at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, and was Chile's entry in the 88th Academy Awards. NR 98 mins.

Feb 10, 2 PM: Bad Hair (2013) A Venezuelan boy's desire to straighten his curly hair leads to friction between himself and his hard-working mother single mother, eliciting a tidal wave of homophobic panic in her. The film has been praised by critics for its performances and for dealing with many topics ranging from adolescence and parent-child tensions to gender identity and sexuality. Its setting in Venezuelan society also contributes to many of the film's themes. NR 93 mins.

Feb 24, 2 PM: Aquarius (2016, Brazil) Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last resident of Aquarius building. She refuses to sell her apartment to a construction company and vows to live in there until she dies after the developer buys all of the units around her. The movie was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. NR146 mins.

Screenings are free. A discussion follows the movie with film scholar Steve Hunt. Upper Arlington Main Library: 2800 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
(614) 486-9621
Ohio State Recognized as 1st Big Ten University to Administer Celpe-Bras Exam
Through the hard work of Dr. Lucia Costigan, Brazil's  Instituto Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa-INEP (National Institute for Teaching and Research)  has recognized Ohio State as one of the few US institutions (and the only BTAA institution) that can oversee the Celpe-Bras exam on Portuguese language proficiency.  

Celpe-Bras is the official language proficiency exam recognized by the Brazilian government, institutions of higher learning, consulates, and embassies.  The exam is basically equivalent to the TOEFL and is required for Fulbright scholars, visiting professors, entrepreneurs, business executives, and diplomats who plan to reside in Brazil for an extensive amount of time. 
For Ohio State to receive this designation, Dr. Costigan participated in training sessions  in Brasília and completed numerous documents about the strengths of the OSU program in Portuguese. She also arranged for a workshop on Celpe-Bras by a visiting Fulbright scholar, Dr. Leandro Rodrigues Diniz , who is a member of the Celpe-Bras committee .
Summer Seminars Abroad for Spanish Teachers: Uruguay
Program dates: July 9 - 25, 2019

The  Center for Latin American Studies and the  Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Ohio State announce this year's intensive Summer Seminars Abroad, a 17-day workshop in Spanish linguistics in Montevideo, Uruguay. The purpose of the program is to provide participants with an opportunity to analyze and practice the Spanish language in a natural linguistic and cultural context, and to receive graduate university credit for that experience.

The program 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. Both native and non-native speakers of Spanish are invited to apply.

For more information, please visit: 
BuckIDream Ally Trainings SP19
Learn about the issues and ways that we can support the success of undocumented students at Ohio State.

What challenges do DACA & undocumented students face nationwide? What are the financial, psychological, and educational repercussions of living with undocumented status? What OSU resources are available for DACA and undocumented students? What can I do to support these students? Where can I find more information or resources about this topic?  

The workshop will include information on your rights, role-playing for instructors, staff, and students, bystander training, and raising awareness in your social network. Become a member of the OSU BuckIDream Working Group!

January 23rd, 2019 1:00 pm-4:00 pm*:
March 26th, 2019 1:00 pm-4:00 pm*:

Comments/questions?  Contact
New Area Studies Center Conference Grant Program Accepting Proposals
Pre-Proposal Deadline Submission: January 15, 2019

The Ohio State University Area Studies Centers are accepting proposals from OSU faculty members for a new grant program, the OIA Area Studies Center Conference Grants. To further develop and enhance area studies research and dialogue at OSU, this grant competition seeks proposals focusing on the study of global issues from interdisciplinary, multi-regional perspectives. Funding will support a conference or a series of lectures that bring together area studies experts. 

See for the full Request for Proposals and a link to the online proposal form.

 For further information, contact Amy Carey, EASC senior assistant director, at or at 614-688-4253.
K-12 Global Fellowship Program
Join the Area Studies Centers for a four-part Minority Issues Around the World Global Fellowship Program for K-12 teachers! 

The K-12 Global Fellowship Program will engage K-12 teachers in a series of four guided readings, lectures, and group discussions over the course of the 2018-19 academic year. K-12 teachers will explore minority issues in East Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East under the guidance of a regional expert.

Teachers may opt to attend individual sessions, or the whole series. Each participant will receive a contact hour certificate for each session that they attend. Readings will be sent to registered participants two weeks prior to each discussion date below.

Enarson Classroom Building*, Room 160, 10:00AM-12:00PM on the following Saturdays:
  • February 9, East Asian Studies Center presents: "Ethnicity in China: Ethnic Minority Cultures in Southwest China" by Dr. Mark Bender, Ohio State U.
  • February 16, Center for Latin American Studies presents: "Afro-Brazilian Journeys Towards Freedom" by Dr. Isis Barra Costa, Ohio State U.
  • March 23, Middle East Studies Center presents: Topic TBD
*Enarson Classroom Building, 2009 Millikin Rd, Columbus, OH 43210. Parking available in the Tuttle Park Place Garage, 2000 Tuttle Park Pl., Columbus OH 43210. Teachers who attend the whole session will be provided with a paid parking token.
2019 CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty
Nomination Deadline:  February 1, 2019

The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) calls for nominations for its seventh annual " CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty." The award recognizes excellence in teaching Latin American Studies designated courses. Tenured faculty members are not eligible. Nominees in a tenure-track position are preferred, but visiting or adjunct professors and instructors are eligible. Graduate students are not eligible. 

Simply email a nomination letter to Vincent T. Gawronski, Chair of the Teaching Committee:

The winner will be presented with an engraved trophy and a check for $500 at the Latin American Studies Association International Congress (May 24-27, 2019) in Boston, MA .
Mershon Center Research Grants for Faculty and
 Graduate Students
Application Deadline: January 25, 2019

Each year, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies holds a competition for Ohio State University faculty and graduate students to apply for grant funds to support research related to international security.

Faculty research and seed grants and graduate student research grants may be used for a variety of research-related purposes including travel, interviews, experiments, surveys, library costs, and more.

Application forms and instructions for all Mershon Center research grants can be found in the Research Grants section of the Mershon Center website. 
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