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 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 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 and teaching interests focus on the relationship between political subjectivities and social transformation in Latin America from colonial times to the present.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Historical Research
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 Center for Historical Research
Camila Fredericks Essay Award Winner
Over the past 6 years, the National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language has been holding a conference to share pedagogical and critical approaches to the study and teaching of Spanish as a Heritage Language. This year, the meeting was held in McAllen, TX. This conference celebrates the creative works of High School and University Heritage Language students with its annual Spanglish Creative Writing Contest in three categories: Poem, Essay and Short-story. 

We are excited that this year, as a first entry from Ohio State, Camila Fredericks won first place in the essay category. Camila's essay is titled, resurgimiento. The Center for Latin American Studies, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, helped to sponsor Camila's travel to the conference to receive her award. Camila plans to work with Proyecto Mariposa this semester as part of Dr. Foulis' "Spanish in Ohio" service-learning course this semester. Congratulations Camila!
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. 
 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)
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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