Tinker Fellow Highlight: Justin Pinta
Justin Pinta, doing field research in Loreto, Corrientes, Argentina
Tinker Fellow, Justin Pinta, received funds to travel to Loreto, Corrientes, Argentina to carry out fieldwork on Correntinean Guarani, an indigenous language spoken in rural northeastern Argentina. He pursued research regarding the link between this language and local identity, why some speakers are actively maintaining the language while others are abandoning it, and the extent to which these sociolinguistic factors manifest themselves in the degree of language mixture seen between this language and Spanish. 

Justin said of his experience, "Overall this trip was highly successful in that it focused the scope of my dissertation and overall PhD progress, expanded Ohio State's international academic presence, increased academic knowledge of this understudied language, and benefited the community of speakers in which I worked by demonstrating international interest in the language and encouraging its role in the local education system."  Justin is a graduate student in the Hispanic Linguistics Ph.D. program at Ohio State.

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
CLAS is Hiring: Fiscal and Program Associate
Under the guidance of the Assistant Director, the fiscal and program associate position contributes to the international dimension of The Ohio State University by providing fiscal and programming support to the functions of the Center for Latin American Studies. The position works closely with International Affairs' Business Operations to ensure complete and accurate transfer of funds, accounting, and records, and has a dotted line reporting to the International Affairs' Grants and Projects Manager.

View the complete position description:  http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/89119
CLAS Affiliate  Leonardo Carrizo: Labor and Life Exhibit
Exhibit: 9/17/18 - 12/10/18
Public Reception: Thursday, October 4, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Otterbein University - Fisher Gallery
27 S. Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081

Leonardo Carrizo, a Columbus-based multimedia photojournalist and educator, specializes in visual storytelling. Through his work as a National Geographic Student Expeditions trip leader and with biological researchers in Ecuador and non-profit organizations, he has traveled from Argentina to Iceland documenting the lives and environments he encounters. Labor and Life features some of Carrizo's most stunning images from Ecuador, arranged as intimate vignettes that speak about the people and their lives on the land.
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. 
REGISTER HERE
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
Matanock to discuss research on post-conflict elections
Aila Matanock, assistant professor of political science at University of California-Berkeley, will speak about her book,  Electing Peace: From Civil Conflict to Political Participation, on Tuesday (9/25) at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave. Drawing on draws on worldwide cross-national data, case studies in Central America, and interviews with representatives of all sides of the conflicts, the book examines how former combatants transition to political parties in post-conflict elections. 

Read more and register at go.osu.edu/matanocka .
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.

2018 Career and Internship Fair
September 18-19, 2018
Ohio Union

Join us for a campus-wide fair, connecting students across all majors, graduate programs and degree levels with employers seeking to recruit for career employment and internships.
Framing the Global Conference
September 27-29, 2018
Global and International Studies Building &  Indiana Memorial Union
Indiana University Bloomington 

Framing the Global, an initiative of the Indiana University Center for the Study of Global Change  and Indiana University Press, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its second international conference in September 2018. Through the research of fifteen fellows and an  ongoing book series, Framing the Global continues to carve out a vital intellectual space for  critical and grounded global studies. The Framing the Global conference will  explore new analytical frameworks for global studies as well as  innovative pedagogy for the field. 

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