CLAS Weekly Digest (03/09/2021)

CLAS Weekly Digest (03/09/2021)

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NEW DISCUSSION SERIES on Afro-Latin American Culture will begin in March

 Cultura Negra no Atlantico 

This initiative brings together discussion groups based at Universidade Federal Fluminense, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, in Brazil, and CLAS at the University of Pittsburgh.

The first meeting, on March 11th, will be a discussion of the book Diasporas Imaginadas (Imagined Diasporas), by Kim Butler (Rutgers) and Petronio Domingues (Universidade Federal do Sergipe). Both with be present at the discussion, alongside the event organizers.  

This series will be in Portuguese--To register, click "HERE"

Friday March, 12 10:30AM

CLAS & the Center for Health Equity co-sponsor this reading group. We will discuss the conclusion of Matthew H. Rafalow's "Digital divisions: How schools create inequality in the tech era". The book chapter talks about technology, play, and discipline and how it plays in different environments. Pitt has access to this book.

With the support of the Center for Latin American Studies, we explore 1) the problems Latinos in small yet rapidly growing populations face, and 2) how to solve those problems. We hope to get new writing and research collaborations going! Open to all interested: students, faculty, staff, and practitioners from Pitt and beyond. If you want to get extra network time, we will be there 30 minutes before and after the meeting time.

Meeting Passcode: Latinx

A roundtable discussion hosted by
Kalee Hovetter
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The twelfth Charlemos event will take place on March 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST. The topic of discussion will be "Progressing Backwards? Elections and Democracy in Ecuador." Andrés Mejía Acosta (King's College London) will moderate a conversation between John Polga Hecimovich (U.S. Naval Academy) y Diana Dávila Gordillo (University of Leiden).

To Register, click "HERE"

The aim of the internship is to involve CLAS certificate student(s) in organizations that work in and with the Latinx community in Southwestern Pennsylvania and leverage the skills and language acquired during their course of studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

Internship Opportunities:

Luis Van Fossen Bravo is the Academic Advisor for the Center for Latin American Studies, and would be happy to meet with you to discuss your academic aspirations and career goals.

To schedule a meeting, click "HERE"

2021 Sheth International
Achievement Awards


Each year the University of Pittsburgh recognizes faculty members and young alumni for their contributions around the world.
We are excited to announced that two CLAS faculty members will be receiving this honor.

Dr. Diego Chaves-Gnecco, MD, MPH
Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Ph.D.

To register and for more information about this event, visit:

For more information about CLAS upcoming events, click "HERE"
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