Tinker Talks: Spring 2019
The Tinker Foundation's Field Research Grants provide graduate students with funds for travel to and within Latin America to conduct pre-dissertation research.  Lunch will be served to all registered attendees.

Tinker Talks #1: Thursday, February 28, 11:30 - 1:00 PM
* Lisa Dieckman: ""More Loved than Read": The Enduring Legacy of the Buenos Aires
* Matthew Spearly: "The Commodity Boom and Social Assistance Spending in Latin
* Jeff Gunderson: "Assessing the Dendroclimatological Potential of Polylepis trees in
the Peruvian Andes"
* Tania Espinales Correa: "The Role of Nostalgia in Mexican Songs about Migration"

Tinker Talks #2: Wednesday, March 27, 11:30 - 1:00 PM
* Justin Pinta: "Correntinean Guarani in Argentina: Language Maintenance in the Face
of Ideological Hostility"
* Henry Peller: "Chabil Ixim (Beautiful Maize): Agricultural research-extension with Maya
milpa farmers in southern Belize"
* Jo Kingsbury: "Natural and human mediated disturbance influences
on bird habitats in the Beni Savannas of Northern Bolivia"
* Santiago Gualapuro Gualapuro: "Imbabura Kichwa: Linguistic structure,
language contact and local identity"

For more information about Tinker Talks,  click here
2019 Tinker Field Research Grants
The Center for Latin American Studies has been awarded a Field Research grant from the Tinker Foundation to provide graduate students with funds for travel to and within Latin America to conduct master's thesis and doctoral research. Up to $3,000 is available to all graduate and professional students looking to conduct fieldwork in Latin America.  The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15th The application can be found on our website here: https://clas.osu.edu/funding/grad/tinker-field

Please contact Megan Hasting, Assistant Director of CLAS, at hasting.6@osu.edu with any questions or concerns.
The Center for Historical Research Presents: 
"Art in a Time of Revolution"
When:  Friday, March 1, 2019 (3-5 pm)
Where: 165 Thompson Library

Zara Anishanslin (presenting "Art and the American Revolution") is Associate Professor of History and Art History at the University of Delaware. She has consulted on exhibitions at the Library of Congress, appeared on the Travel Channel, and published Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World (2016). John Lear (presenting "Diego Rivera and 20th Century Mexico") is Professor of History at the University of Puget Sound, where he specializes in Modern Latin America. His books include Workers, Neighbors and Citizens: Revolution in Mexico City (2001) and Picturing the Proletariat: Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908-1940 (2017).  Byron Hamann (Discussant) is Associate Professor of History of Art at Ohio State and an expert in prehispanic Mesoamerica and the early modern transatlantic world. This event is sponsored in part by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University Center for Latin American Studies and by the Department of History of Art.

For information on the 2017-2019 CHR program, You Say You Want a Revolution? Revolutions in Historical Perspective, visit http://chr.osu.edu/
Hispanic Linguistics Colloquium: Professor Alicia Cipria
When: March 1st, 2019 (2:20-3:20 pm)
Where: Hagerty Hall, Room 255

Professor Alicia Cipria from the University of Alabama will be visiting campus to discuss the futurate reading of the Spanish present progressive.Tradition tells us that, unlike English, the Spanish present progressive (estar +ndo) is never used to express future-like meanings. Cipria's presentation examines the linguistic environments in which a futurate reading arises in attested naturally occurring data and seeks to give a principled explanation of why this reading is possible in the first place.

This event is sponsored in part by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant
to The Ohio State University Center for Latin American Studies.
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:
  • March 23, Middle East Studies Center presents: "Azerbaijani Minority in Iran: Religion, Culture, and Civic Rights Struggle" by Dr. Ramin Ahmadoghlu, Georgia Gwinnett College

Click here to register.
*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.
Global Leadership Initiative Applications Now Available
The Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) is a one-year program for students interested in embracing global perspectives, advocating for diversity, and creating a lasting impact in the community. The 2019-2020 cohort will consist of 24 members, including 12 domestic and 12 international students. All applicants must be current undergraduate students who will not graduate prior to the end of spring semester 2020. Please join an info session and apply before  Monday (2/25) 11:59 p.m.

For more information please visit: http://u.osu.edu/globalleadership/apply/

or contact: gli.oia.osu@gmail.com
Ohio Wesleyan University Conference on Immigrants in Ohio
Ohio Wesleyan will be holding a conference on Immigrants in Ohio on Saturday, April 6 in Delaware, Ohio. The keynote talk will be by Jeff Stewart, the head of the Immigrant Workers Project (IWP.). The IWP works with immigrants, mostly LatinX, in rural Ohio aiding them in deportation cases, workplace rights, English proficiency and leadership development. There will also be a presentation on a research project where faculty and students from Wooster, Kenyon, Denison and OWU worked with the IWP to interview 340 immigrants in rural Ohio. A presentation will be given on the project and some preliminary results.

There will also be an opportunity for others to present their work on immigrants and immigration in Ohio. If you or one of your colleagues would like to give a presentation, please contact Robert Gitter ( rjgitter@owu.edu) by Monday, February 25.
Fulbright Distinguished Chair in International Relations at University of Sao Paulo
The University of Sao Paulo (USP) and Fulbright have an opening for Distinguished Chair at their Institute of International Relations. USP is the top university in Latin America and has more than 50 years of partnership with Ohio State. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses, develop collaborative research with faculty and, subject to agreement of the academic committees of the Institute of International Relations (IRI) at USP, teach courses and/or advanced seminars in topics to be defined.
In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities.
The application deadline is Monday, September 16, 2019.

For more information and how to apply, please click here. 
*New* CLAS Faculty Affiliate Grant Opportunities
The Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce new funding opportunities for CLAS affiliated faculty, sponsored by U.S. Department Title VI National Resource Center funding:

Funds will support programming that enhances disciplinary expertise in the region, promotes interdisciplinary faculty engagement and research, and enriches Latin American knowledge and expertise on campus. The purpose is to permit faculty affiliates to apply directly to the CLAS director for funding on a rolling basis.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.

For a complete list of funding available for faculty and instructors, please visit the   CLAS Faculty Funding website.
Community College/Minority Serving Institution Professional Development Grants
The Center for Latin American Studies invites grant applications from faculty and instructors at community colleges and minority-serving institutions (including the University of Puerto Rico) pursuing a wide array of scholarly endeavors related to the study of Latin America. This grant funding supports professional development opportunities. Please visit the CLAS website for more details.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.
Wexner's Screening of Argentine "Prisioneros de la tierra"
Feb 23, 2019 4:45 PM 
Wexner Center for the Arts

Widely considered to be the greatest Argentine film of all time, Prisoners of the Earth (Mario Soffici, 1939) was shot on location in the Misiones region and portrays the grim lives of the mensus, indentured workers whose lives are spent harvesting yerba mate for wealthy landowners under grueling conditions. When a rebellious worker and his whip-wielding foreman fall for the same woman, it sets the stage for one of the most brutal acts of vengeance the screen has ever seen. The restoration is part of the foundation's World Cinema Project. (85 mins., 2K DCP).  The restored film will be introduced by Margaret Bodde, Executive Director of The Film Foundation.

General admission: $8
Members, students, and seniors: $6

For more information, please visit: Wexner Center for the Arts
Granville High School Volunteer Opportunity
The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is working on an outreach initiative in collaboration with Granville High School (GHS) and is in need of volunteers!

All GHS seniors must complete a country-specific research project, where they spend time researching their respective countries, including culture, politics, and economics, and then establish a comprehensive portfolio outlining possible solutions to any real-world problems.

We are in need of volunteers to assist with the GHS visit to campus. Primarily, volunteers are needed for the final time slots, between 11:15PM-2:00PM, to serve on a panel presentation and participate in lunch.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
9:30AM-11:15AM: Library Research
11:15AM-12:15PM: Lunch in Hale Hall
12:15PM-2:00PM: Music Videos and Panel Presentation in Hale Hall

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact Michael Bustamante, the Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Latin American Studies, at bustamante.40@osu.edu.
Tinker Fellow Highlight: Henry Peller 
For farmers on the frontlines of climate change, our first line of defense includes social organization, soil health, and biological diversity. Demonstrating this argument in theory and practice is the research focus of Mr. Henry Anton Peller, a PhD student in soil science working with Maya farmers in southern Belize. The Maya grow a majority of their food from small maize ('corn') and bean farms, called 'milpas'. Henry's research examines how the Maya are experiencing new management challenges in their milpas, including soil degradation, grass weed infestations, loss of crop diversity, and climate change. In January of 2018, he began to collaborate with Maya farmers on participatory scientific research with maize and cover crops in order to begin addressing these challenges. They found preliminary evidence for phenotypic differences among local maize cultivars, notably flowering time and pest and disease resistance; and for the performance of individual cover crops and mixes (or 'polycultures') in controlling grass weeds and improving soil fertility. The Tinker foundation and Center for Latin American Studies supported Henry's 2018 fieldwork to pursue his pre-dissertation research, and lay the foundation for seasons to come.

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
 Student Academic Success Research (SASR) Grants Program
The Ohio State University's Office of Student Academic Success (OSAS), in partnership with both ODEE Digital Flagship and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), is requesting research and evaluation proposals that focus on improving, expanding, and/or revising student success programs and services, with a special emphasis on historically underrepresented students and other underserved student groups (e.g., low-income, first-generation, regional campus, community college transfer, etc.). 

Projects must include a focus on OSU students. Project leads must be OSU faculty or staff who are qualified to serve as a principal investigator (PI; for details, see: http://research.osu.edu/files/Qualifications-and-Procedures-for-principal-investigator-status.pdf). All submitted proposals must focus on one of the Topic Areas available in the link below using quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed research methods. 

Submission deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019

For more information and how to apply, please click here
2019 Summit of Ohio Latinx Conference 
Pueblo Unido: Strength in Community
When: April 12-14, 2019
Where: Denison University, Granville, OH

You are invited to the 3rd annual Summit of Ohio Latinx (SOL)! The summit was born in 2015 at Denison University when Latinx students, staff, faculty, and allies began to raise questions about the growing Latinx student population at predominantly white institutions in the Midwest. How can we better mentor and equip this population? What issues are they facing on and off campus that we should be aware of? How is their experience on campus impacting their decisions and the choices they make after college? As a result of these conversations, a committee of passionate individuals was formed. They created SOL in hopes of inviting other institutions to unite and discuss ways to learn from each other and make a positive change for future Latinx students. 

For more information visit: conferences.denison.edu/sol/
Or contact SOL ( sol@denison.edu)
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. 

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. 
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:  http://u.osu.edu/ssast/. 
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