Spring 2019 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Competition
The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is now accepting applications for a Spring 2019 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship competition. There are separate competitions for undergraduate students, and graduate and professional students. The FLAS Fellowship supports students who wish to pursue advanced language and area studies.

For more information aboutthe fellowship and application process, please visit: https://clas.osu.edu/FLAScompetition/spring-2019-flas-competition
Save the Date: CLAS Autumn Reception
Wednesday, October 15, 2018 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Sullivant Hall Rotunda, 1813 N. High Street - 1st floor
*Please note that the date of the reception has been changed from an earlier newsletter post*

Please join us to welcome faculty and students back to campus, recognize our Tinker and FLAS Fellows for 2018-19, and celebrate recent CLAS accomplishments.

We will also be debuting our new traveling pop-up exhibit, "The Hidden Life of Things: Andean and Amazonian Cultural Artifacts and the Stories They Tell". This nineteen-panel exhibit features Andean and Amazonian cultural artifacts as historical and literary texts in their own right providing insight into alternative literacies and historiographies. 

Light refreshments will be provided.
Tinker Fellow: Tania Espinales Correa
Tinker Fellow, Tania Espinales Correa, received funds to travel to Mexico City to interview Pável Granados, the coordinator of the Mexican Popular Music Catalog of the National Sound Library. She also conducted archival work at the Octavio Paz and the Salvador Novo collections of the National Sound Library of Mexico in order to establish a broad body of songs from nostalgic character written at the beginning of the last century in Mexico City by internal Mexican migrants. The purpose of her research is to understand the role of nostalgia in the music of migrants by observing their musical and geographical trajectories. 

Tania explained, "The support received from the Tinker Foundation has been fundamental in the realization of this research, since it has allowed me to continue and expand my work on music and migration, which I believe will be the basis of my doctoral thesis. The support of the Foundation has given me the opportunity to establish invaluable relationships with intellectuals and collectors, whose advice and wisdom will be fundamental for my doctoral thesis, as well as for my academic and professional future."

Tinker Field Research Grants are awarded to graduate students to support pre-dissertation research travel to and within Latin America. CLAS affiliates will be invited to attend "Tinker Talk" round table events throughout the year that feature the research progress of our Tinker Fellows. 

For more information: Tinker Field Research Grants
Volunteers Needed: 2018 Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America
CLAS is looking for undergraduate and graduate student volunteers for the 2018 ILCLA Symposium, October 25-28, 2018. Volunteer activities included: helping with participant registration, serving as session moderators, and helping guests navigate campus. All volunteers will receive free entry into participant-only symposium activities, including the Opening Reception, film showing, evening dinner, and Closing Luncheon. For all inquiries, please contact Megan Hasting, CLAS Assistant Director and symposium organizer.

Registration is open for the 2018 Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America, to be held October 25-28, 2018. 
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
  • Daniel Everett, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University
  • María Coca Chavarría, Professor, San Marcos University
  • Gaspar Pedro González, Guatemalan Author

For more information about keynote addresses, please visit: clas.osu.edu/ilcla
The Power of Words
Argentina's Missing Generation
On Exhibit: September 17th - October 15th, 2018
Columbus State Library - Columbus Hall - 2nd Floor Gallery

This exposition tracks back part of the international solidarity with the mission of the Grandmothers during the late 1970s. The different sections are a travel in time, showing visitors what the world was like in 1979, the letter campaign and its protagonists, a sample of 300 letters and cards, the responses that Argentineans wrote during a 2017 presentation of the exposition in Argentina, and a mapping of the Grandmothers' search history since their formation.


BuckIDream Ally Trainings, FA18
Sponsored by the OSU BuckIDream Working Group, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Student Life

November 27, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm;  Location TBD
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? Know your rights - Role-playing for instructors, staff, and students - Bystander training - Raise awareness in your social network - Become a member of the OSU BuckIDream Working Group!

Comments/questions? Contact BuckIDream@gmail.com
Holyoke College searching for Assistant Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures
The Department of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Latin American literatures and cultures at the assistant professor rank to begin fall 2019.

Instructions are online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu. Applications must be received by November 1, 2018.  
Big Ten Academic Alliance Smithsonian Institution Fellowship
This program provides one-year fellowships to doctoral students to support
research at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Students must have completed all coursework for their program, be admitted into doctoral candidacy, and completed all requirements except for completion of the dissertation. Fellowships carry a stipend of $36,000, which is paid by the Smithsonian Institution and the fellow's home institution.


The deadline for submitting applications is 5 PM on November 1, 2018.

For more information on the fellowship, please visit:   http://www.btaa.org/students/smithsonianfellowship
On this site, you will find an Application Guide, Campus Contacts, and a link to the
application portal housed with Smithsonian.

2018 International Photography Competition
All students, faculty, staff, visiting scholars and alumni of The Ohio State University are invited to submit their photos to the 2018 International Photography Competition. Entries will be accepted through October 8. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your original photographs from around the world. In addition to honoring the Best in Show, first, second and third place winners will be selected in the following categories: People, Places and Arts & Culture. There will also be People's Choice awards for the photos that receive the highest votes via the Facebook voting phase.

Nnaemeka Anene on Brazil Higher Education
For Spring Break 2018, Nnaemeka spent his time in Salvador, Brazil. He visited a number of public and private universities and spoke to students of all backgrounds, religious beliefs and economic statuses. In addition to the academic focus, being in Brazil allowed for a lot of memorable opportunities.


To learn more about his trip click here
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