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 #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 Brazilian Film Series
The Center for Latin American Studies is excited to announce our 2019 Brazilian Film Series! Over the course of 5 weeks, we will be showing a Brazilian film every  Monday at 2:30 PM in 180 Hagerty Hall

March 25: Don't Call Me Son
After discovering the truth about being stolen by the woman he thought was his
mother as a child, Pierre (AKA Felipe) must deal with the consequences of his
mother's actions and must try to cope with his biological family

April 1: The Second Mother
When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly
appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into

April 8: From the Land to Your Table
From the Land to Your Table shows the perspectives of seven Ibero-American
filmmakers as they capture the conditions and cultural diversity of popular
produce markets in their individual countries.

April 15: The Empty Classroom
Travel to seven different countries and explore the underlying reasons why
nearly one out of every two students never makes it to graduation day.

April 22: Eternal Amazon
At a time when the world is discussing the impact of human actions on the
environment, Amazônia Eterna presents a critical analysis of how the world's
largest tropical rainforest is understood and appreciated.
Panel Discussion: Doing Business in Emerging Markets
When: March 20th, 2019 (4-5:30 pm)
Where: 202 Pfahl Conference Center

How can multinationals, entrepreneurs and investors identify opportunities and respond to new challenges while conducting business in emerging markets? The panel, put together by Global Gateways, will outline the unique challenges and approaches to business in emerging markets, stemming from professional experiences in China, India and Brazil and engage with students and faculty on approaches to develop cross-cultural strategies when partnering with international stakeholders, navigating government relations, identifying local opportunities and addressing risk management. Panelists include: Rodolfo Bellesi (Founder and Principal at IKOVE Capital),  Steve Crandall (General Manager of Asia Growth Solutions),  Ardeshir Contractor (Executive in Residence with the Ohio State's Institute for Materials Research), and  Tanya Menon (Associate Professor of Management and Finance at the Fisher College of Business). To learn more about each panelist,  click here

For more information, please contact Ryan Godfrey (godfrey.117@osu.edu)
 Latinx Studies Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
When: Friday, April 19th, 2019 (12:30-2:30 pm)
Where: Research Commons (18th Ave. Library, 3rd floor)

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese invites you to join them in their Latinx Studies Edit-a-Thon! Participants will be asked to translate, proof read, add information, and edit references in Wikipedia articles focused on Latinx Studies. 

If you have any questions, please contact Leila Vieira ( vieira.31@osu.edu)
Associate Professor Anna Babel on Voices of Excellence Podcast
Anna Babel, associate professor of Hispanic linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, spent 17 years gathering ethnographic data for her 2018 book, Language at the Border of the Andes and the Amazon. She discusses how language use creates similarities and differences among speakers of Spanish and Quechua with host David Staley. She then turns to a topic closer to home, her experience leading ally trainings for campus community members interested in supporting undocumented students. Tune in to the Voices of Excellence from the College of Arts and Sciences podcast, available on Soundcloud and on iTunes.
Retrospective: Carlos Reygadas
When:  March 30, 2019 (6 PM)
Where: Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts welcomes back Carlos Reygadas to screen his latest film, Our TimeIn many ways, Reygadas's latest project picks up where his previous one, Post tenebras lux, left off. In his new film, Reygadas and real-life wife Natalia López play a married couple (Juan and Ester) who live with their kids on a ranch in the country. They have an open relationship, and things are fine until Ester actually falls in love with another man and stops sharing details of this affair with Juan. Juan immediately becomes jealous, pulling apart the delicate balance of their relationship and otherwise peaceful life. (173 mins., DCP)

After the screening, Reygadas joins us for a conversation moderated by film scholar Laura Podalsky of Ohio State's Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Film Studies Program. 
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.  
The 22nd Annual Hispanic and Lusophone Studies Symposium
When: March 29-30, 2019
Where: Hagerty Hall

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Ignacio Sánchez Prado Washington University in St. Louis
Dr. Leonardo Tonus Université Paris-Sorbonne

In a time of xenophobia, hate speech, and political unrest in the United States of America, the 2019 Ohio State Anual Hispanic and Lusophone Studies Symposium questions on a global scale the "supposed" universal values that the American flag represents. Neither justice nor liberty has been given to those who challenge the premise of an indivisible nation. 

For more information about this event, click here.

Any questions can be directed to spposymposium2019@gmail.com 
The 22nd Annual Ohio State University Congress on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics (OSUCHiLL)
When: March 29-30, 2019
Where: Hagerty Hall

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Anna Maria Escobar (Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illiniois - Urbana Champaign) - Her research interests include Contact Linguistics and Bilingualism, Sociolinguistics and Dialectology, Dynamics of Language (Variation and Change), Historical Andean Sociolinguistics, Quechua/Spanish Contact, Morphology, Grammaticalization and Semantic Change.

Patricia Amaral (Associate Professor at Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University - Bloomington) - Here research interests include Syntax-Semantics Interface, Historical Linguistics (Syntactic and Semantic Change), Lexical Semantics, Romance Linguistics and Experimental Pragmatics.

For more information about this event, click here.

Questions? Please contact:
Luana Lamberti or Paloma Pinillos Chávez at OSUCHiLL2019@gmail.com
Job Listing: BCFS Case Manager (Columbus)
BCFS is an innovative and dynamic system of non-profit organizations that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of at-risk populations. The case manager is responsible for using sound professional judgment and best practices to ensure quality case management services are provided to the service population especially in crisis situations while maintaining compliance with established state and federal standards. The basic ideas are doing home visits with the families of Unaccompanied Alien Children, frequent travel (including flying), need to have excellent English and Spanish, social work background preferred, and an ability to deal with overloads of emotionally difficult information.

For more information and how to apply, click here.  Questions? Please contact Ann Bryner ( ann.m.bryner@gmail.com )
Marcela Echeverri Lecture
When: April 5th, 2019 (3-4:30 pm)
Where: Dulles Hall, Room 168

Marcela Echeverri (Yale University) will be presenting her lecture, "Afro-Latino and indigenous loyalists in South America's revolutionary independence movements of the 19th century". Marcela Echeverri is an interdisciplinary scholar with a background in Anthropology and Political Theory. She received her PhD in Latin American and Caribbean History from New York University (NYU) in 2008, and taught at the City University of New York (CUNY) before joining Yale in 2013. She has written about anthropology, gender, and nationalism in mid-twentieth century Colombia; slavery and the law in the Spanish empire; and the history of Indian and black royalists in Latin America's independence wars. Her research interests focus on the relationship between political subjectivities and social transformation in Latin America from colonial times to the present.

Co-sponsored by the Department of History, Center for Historical Research, Center for Latin American Studies
Gil Joseph Lecture
When: April 12th, 2019 (3-4:30 pm)
Where: Dulles Hall, Room 168

Gil Joseph (Yale University) will be presenting his lecture, "Revolution in Modern Latin America". Professor Joseph's research and teaching interests focus on the history of modern Latin America, particularly Mexico and Central America, on revolutionary and social movements, and U.S.-Latin American relations, especially during and after the Cold War.

Co-sponsored by the Department of History, Center for Historical Research, Center for Latin American Studies
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. 
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)
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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