CLAS@Pitt Weekly Update 02/04/2021

CLAS@Pitt Weekly Update 02/04/2021

Weekly Update

The Dead and the Others(Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos)

February 4, 2021
6:00 p.m.

There are no spirits or snakes tonight and the forest around the village is quiet. Fifteen year old Ihjãc has nightmares since he lost his father. He is an indigenous Krahô from the north of Brazil. Ihjãc walks into darkness, his sweaty body moves with fright. A distant chant comes through the palm trees. His father's voice calls him to the waterfall: it's time to organize a funerary feast so the spirit can depart to the dead's village. 

The mourning must cease. Denying his duty and in order to escape a crucial process of becoming a shaman, Ihjãc runs away to the city. Far from his people and culture, he faces the reality of being an indigenous in contemporary Brazil. 

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CLAS Faculty Research Grants Application--Summer 2021, click “HERE”

CLAS Graduate Student Field Research Grants Application--Summer 2021, click “HERE”

Disrespecting the Border," a collaborative wall coordinated by Camilo Ruiz (Former CLAS LASPP FellowANTH 2020) will be on permanent display at the newly renovated Hillman Library's 2nd floor."

Presented in collaboration with Hemispheric Conversations Urban Art Project (HCUAP) at the University of Pittsburgh, this month’s program will focus on the collaborative mural project, Disrespecting the Border, that was created for the Latinx community of Pittsburgh in October 2019.

Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad Gender,
Identity, & Health

February 5, 2021
1:00-2:15 p.m.

Join us for the second installment of the webinar series – Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad – that seeks to expand transnational, transregional, and interdisciplinary exchange on contemporary and historical issues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies. This webinar focuses on gender, race, identity, and health, particularly involving the experiences of Afro-Brazilians, Afro-Argentines, and U.S.-based Afro-Latinxs. Scholars working at the intersections of Africana, Latinx, Latin American and gender studies will explore the ways that these issues overlap and impact Afro-Latin Americans and their diasporic communities in the U.S.

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Exploring Chicano
Music & Identity

February 5, 2021
4:15 pm

Chicano music today is very diverse, but what is the general criteria for Chicano music, if there really is any? Are there particular genres that are exclusively Chicano, or can Chicano music encompass other genres or hybrids like cumbia, rap, or rock? Is Chicano music exclusively made by Chicano people or can any Mexican and/or Mexican American musician contribute? Finally, does Chicano music have to talk about Chicano culture and/or issues?

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Charlemos Series: China in Latin America: Economic Dependency and Public Opinion

For Charlemos: "China in Latin America: Economic Dependency and Public Opinion" is the tiel of the the tenth Charlemos event, on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 3 pm.

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The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and CLAS have had strong ties for many decades. They have compiled a comprehensive list of event videos hosted by different universities since the pandemic started and we are very glad to contribute to this great initiative. 
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CLAS@Pitt: Faculty News
Professor Wins Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement

Gina Garcia, an associate professor of higher education in the Pitt School of Education, will receive the University of Pittsburgh’s 2020-2021 Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement for Pitt Faculty in recognition of her work to promote justice.

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