Spring 2019 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Competition
The Center for Latin American Studies at The Ohio State University is running a special Spring 2019 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship competition under the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship program. Applications are being accepted for Spring Semester 2019 for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are pursuing a course of study requiring advanced foreign language and area studies training. Eligible languages taught at Ohio State include Portuguese and Quechua, but fellowships may be used for study at other U.S. institutions, to study abroad, or for other languages as approved on a case-by-case basis. 

CLAS is Hiring: Outreach Coordinator
Under the guidance of the Assistant Director, the outreach coordinator position contributes to the international dimension of The Ohio State University by assisting in the designing of activities that increase knowledge and understanding of Latin America on campus and in the community. Activities include but are not limited to conferences, workshops, cultural events and lectures; the primary responsibility is to provide assistance with planning and implementation of such activities.

View the complete position description: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/89385. 
Upcoming Education Abroad Opportunities

Santiago: Culture and City
Spring Break 2019

This short-term study abroad program will immerse students in the culture, history, urban, landscape and architectural environment of Santiago, Chile.  Contact Aimee Moore ( moore.544@osu.edu ) for more information!

Information Session: 9/25: 176 Knowlton

ISA Spanish GE Language & Culture Program in Barranquilla, Colombia

Participants will experience the unique culture of Barranquilla by living with host families. In addition to having an opportunity to be immersed in the Spanish language, participants will observe and experience aspects of the Colombian lifestyle that are inaccessible to most visitors. Contact Jenny Kraft (kraft.51@osu.edu) for more information!

For more information, visit the website here!
BuckIDream Ally Trainings, FA18
Sponsored by the OSU BuckIDream Working Group, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Student Life

September 26th, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm;  Arps Hall 388
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
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
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.  
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. 
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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