CLAS Weekly Newsletter September 20

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CLAS Events   (Back to top)

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Join us September 28 for our CLAS Welcome Back Reception!

Come and enjoy good food and company!!

The food will catered by La Palapa restaurant!

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Friday, September 29

Lecture (in Spanish)
Opportunities and challenges in disability and development: experiences from Universidad CES, Colombia
by Dr. Maria Luisa Toro, Universidad de CES, Medellin Colombia
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Room: 4130 Posvar Hall
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Maria Luisa Toro is a biomedical engineer from Universidad CES and obtained her masters and PhD in rehabilitation science at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Certificate in Latin American Studies. Her research and teaching interests relate to improving the inclusion of people with disabilities in society, specially through the appropriate use of assistive technology. She is an instructor and research in the physical therapy and medicine programs at Universidad CES in Medellin, Colombia.


Wednesday, October 4

Lecture by Dr. Michael Shifter

Time:4:00 pm
Location:4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by: Center for Latin American Studies along with World Affairs Council
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Our Special Guest is Dr. Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue. He was previously vice president for policy and director of the Dialogue’s democratic governance program. Since 1994, Shifter has played a key role in shaping the Dialogue’s agenda, commissioning policy-relevant articles and reports.
Shifter writes and talks widely on US-Latin American relations and hemispheric affairs. His recent articles have appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, Current History, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Journal of Democracy, Harvard International Review and in newspapers and journals in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Chile, Panama, Argentina and Brazil.
He is often interviewed by US, Latin American, European and Chinese media, and appears frequently on CNN and BBC. Shifter has lectured about hemispheric policy at leading universities in Latin America and Europe and has testified regularly before the US Congress about US policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean.




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October 15 -- October 21, 2017

For one week every year, students at universities and colleges across the United States celebrate and experience the benefits of international education and exchange.  Pitt actively participates in this joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.  International Week is hosted by the University Center of International Studies (UCIS) and will be between October 15 and October 21, 2017.  UCIS is dedicated to initiating, supporting, and coordinating international activities campus-wide.  The theme of this year's International Week is "Displacement."
International Education Week is just one of the many ways that Pitt prepares students to become global citizens empowered with international knowledge, skills and experiences.  Currently there are 22 million refugees in the world and an additional 40 million people who are internally displaced. The changing climate, war, persecution as well as a long history of forced migration provide a sobering opportunity for International Week to focus on displacement through multiple disciplines and perspectives. 

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Wednesday, October 25


The Multicultural Turn, the New Latin American Constitutionalism, and Black Social Movements in the Andean Sub-Region

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter: Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier
Location: 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by: Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of History
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With the Andean sub-region in mind, I first discuss the particular significance of what authors have called “the Latin American multicultural turn” as it relates to Andean ideologies of national identity, and Afro-Andean lives and political strategies. I then explore the new Latin American constitutionalism that emerged out of, and has defined the Latin American multicultural turn by focusing on specific articles of Andean constitutions and special laws that deal with collective rights and legal protections against racial and other discriminations. Acknowledging the lack of uniformity among the Andean sub-region’s multiculturalisms, and the concomitant diversity of Afro-Andean political strategies, I call for a comparative assessment of the usefulness (or lack thereof) of these more or less recently adopted “multicultural legal instruments” to remedy wrongs Afrodescendants experience.

Other Pitt Events   (Back to top)

Hispanic Latino Professional Association Welcome Back!
Please join us to welcome Pitt faculty and staff and enjoy an evening mingling with colleagues!

Featuring live flamenco music by ALBA FLAMENCA Food and beverages will be provided Everyone is welcome! Bring a friend!
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Faculty News and Publications   (Back to top)

News from Dr. Scott Morgenstern, Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Professor, Department of Political Science:

(Cambridge University Press; forthcoming) Are Politics Local? The Two Dimensions of Party Nationalization around the World; Chapter 1 Available—by visiting:


News from Dr. Daniel Balderston, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures:
He received official notification of being elected an "Academico Correspondiente" of the Academia Argentina de Letras

Academia Argentina de Letras

Buenos Aires

News from Dr. Ariel Armony, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Director (UCIS), and Professor (GSPIA and the Department of Political Science)
Chinese trade, investment, and infrastructure projects create 1.8 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean
The first  study of how economic relations with China impacted the quantity and quality of jobs in the region underscored the scarcity of information on the subject, but at the same time revealed numerous dimensions of a relationship that has intensified and grown more complex.  
The study is available in both English and Spanish:

News from Dr. John Beverley, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures:

He gave mini-seminars on Cultural Theory at the Universidad de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana Mexico last November, and at the Latin American Program at Birkbeck College, London, England, this past May.  The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh now has a faculty exchange program with Birkbeck.

New publications include:
"Despues de lo poscolonial: Igualdad y critica cultural en tiempos de globalizacion." In Juan Ramon de la Fuente and Pedro Perez Herrero, eds.  El reconocimineto de las diferencias (Estados, naciones e identidades en la globalizacon). Madrid:  Universidad de Alacla de Henares,

"Caliban after Commmunism: Thoughts  on the Future of Cuba."  Forthcoming in a special issue on Cuba and the Vanishing Horizon of Communism of  the journal Cultural Critique 28 (Winter 2018).
The last paper originate in a conference on the transition in Cuba CLAS organized a couple of years ago.

News from Dr. Shalini Puri, Department of English and Dr. Lara Putnam, Department of History:

© 2017
Caribbean Military Encounters
Editors: Puri, Shalini, Putnam, Lara (Eds.)
In May, Dr. Lara Putnam and Dr. Shalini Puri co-edited the book Caribbean Military Encounters, Palgrave Macmillan.
--One of the first volumes to consider how people on the ground experienced militarization in the Caribbean
--Analyses the role of the military from an interdisciplinary perspective, across multiple historical periods
--Looks at the Caribbean both from a regional and international perspective



News from Dr. Reid Andrews, Department of History:

©  2016
Afro-Latin America: Black Lives, 1600–2000 (The Nathan I. Huggins Lectures) Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts


News from Dr. Aurea Maria Sotomayor, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures:
Two new books:

Poéticas que armar, modos poéticos de replicar al presente en la cultura  puertorriqueña  contemporánea. Editora Educación Emergente, Puerto Rico, 2017.


Entre objetos perdidos. Un siglo de poesía puertorriqueña. Universidad del Este/Biblioteca Jesús T. Piñero, Puerto Rico, 2017.

Student Events & Opportunities
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The number one priority of the Center for Latin American Studies is its students. CLAS seeks to expand and enrich resources on the Latin American and Caribbean region at the University of Pittsburgh in order to offer its students multidisciplinary academic training programs of the highest quality that complement a degree in a discipline or profession.

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Spanish Club - Club de Español

Pitt Spanish Club is a student organization of the University of Pittsburgh with the principal goal of promoting the practice of speaking Spanish. One way we achieve this goal is through conversation tables, which allow students to practice their conversation skills in a relaxed environment twice a week. Additionally, the group promotes Latin American and Hispanic culture through events like dance workshops and cultural nights. The club works with other organizations with ties to Latin American culture in Pittsburgh, like the Center for Latin American Studies and Brazil Nuts. The club involves itself with the local Hispanic community by offering volunteer opportunities.

Mesas de Conversación / Conversation Tables

During the academic year, Spanish Club meets twice a week to discuss a weekly theme in an event called Mesas de conversacion. The event attracts students of all levels of Spanish, ranging from beginner to native speakers. We encourage all students to attend and practice their Spanish.


To find out more information about the events that Spanish club holds and the days and times for when we meet, please contact our e-mail or join our Facebook page.



Brazil Nuts Portuguese Club

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Graduate Student Event


Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

Are you currently working on efforts to improve the health of those from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds?

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) in the Graduate School of Public Health (Pitt Public Health) offers several funding opportunities for those working to address health disparities and health inequity. Projects of interest include those focused on improving the health of those who face social or economic obstacles to health due to their race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, mental health, cognitive, sensory, or physical disability, sexual orientation, geography, or other characteristics linked to discrimination or health inequity.
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Heinz Fellows Program
The Heinz Fellows Program offers an extraordinary, year-long opportunity for forward-thinking, social justice-oriented individuals who are interested in the future of education. Fellows will work in collaboration with each other to support students while building the knowledge and skills to work in urban schools.
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Fellowships and Internships (Back to top)

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Fellowship Application

The Fellowship Competition is Now Open! Deadline is October 1.
Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world.


Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Fellowships

Fostering research projects across national boundaries

Founded in 1981, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is a private nonprofit federation of independent overseas research centers (ORCs) that promote advanced research, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on the conservation and recording of cultural heritage and the understanding and interpretation of modern societies. CAORC fosters research projects across national boundaries, encourages collaborative research and programmatic and administrative coherence among member centers, and works to expand their resource base and service capacity. CAORC member centers maintain a permanent presence in the host countries where they operate—in Europe, Latin America, the Near and Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and West Africa.

The centers are the primary vehicle through which American scholars carry out research vital to our understanding of and intersection with other cultures. Some centers have existed for over a century while others were founded in the decades following World War II in response to American scholarly needs and host country invitations. Nearly four hundred American universities, colleges, and museums hold multiple memberships in the centers which serve their institutional members, individual fellows and members, and affiliated scholars through a broad range of research- and teaching-support services. Funding is awarded from sources including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Smithsonian Institution, as well as from private foundations and individuals.

2018 Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: Open to undocumented graduate students with DACA

The Ford Foundation is committed to increasing the diversity of the country’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Their Pre-Doctoral fellowship opportunity offers an annual stipend of $24,000, expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows, as well as access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors, or other designations),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level,
  • Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required), program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education,
  • Individuals who as of the 2018 fall semester require a minimum of three years of study to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree, and
  • Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.

The deadline to apply is December 14, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Community Events    (Back to top)

Friday, September 22 @ 5pm-11:30pm
Spirit Hall
242 51st Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 586-4441
$13 online/$15 door or $25 per family 

DACA Clinics!
Llame para hacer citas! 
Para hacer una cita para el día 27 o 30 llame a 412-343-3111.

Giada Valenti will come to Pittsburgh for a concert, September 30 at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts.
Singer Giada Valenti will donate all revenues of her new single Como La Flor to Hurricane Harvet relief. The songstress, most known for her music special on PBS, wants to help people affected by the Hurricane that hit the Gulf Coast August 25 and that keeps creating disasters.

Giada Valenti - From Venice With Love
Saturday, September 30 at 8:00pm
The Hillman Center For Performing Arts
423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Special promotion:  10% discount with the promo code ITALY



Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month and the great Roberto Clemente with Southwest Pennsylvania organized labor. Enjoy deliciously authentic Latin American cuisine, craft beer, homemade sangria, and live music and dance from Alba Flamenca. Net proceeds go to support the work of Casa San José, a community resource center providing vital services to Latino families in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Saturday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m.--10:00 p.m.
City of Asylum Alphabet City Tent
318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA  15212

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Organized by Casa San Jose and LCLAA Pittsburgh



Presented by Pittonkatonk, Pandemic & Juan Diego VII
We plan to open early for food and drinks. details to come

Sp guest DJ's Juan Deigo, Pandemic Pete & more
Local support Afro Yaqui Music Collective +

Thursday, October 12
Salem's Market and Grill- 2923 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh

Tickets go on sale Aug 15

Formed in 1968 in Iquitos, Peru, Los Wembler’s pioneered a unique style of music that combined cumbia

rhythms, electric guitars, and psychedelic sounds. Their 1971 LP, Al Ritmo de Los Wembler’s, pushed the regional sound of chicha (cumbia rhythms combined with Andean folk melodies) to new levels. This new sound took the name cumbia amazonicá, after the first track on Al Ritmos, and it shaped andean popular music for decades. Even at their height of popularity, Los Wembler’s performed only in their hometown of Iquitos and neighboring areas, with rare performances in neighboring Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador. By the early 1980s, Los Wembler’s faded into the background as the popularity cumbia amazonicá gave way to newer electronic cumbia sounds. Los Wemblers never stopped playing, but stayed in Iquitos playing the occasional party, wedding, or community events. In the early 2000s, cumbia amazonicá was rediscovered as a missing link between traditional cumbia and a new generation of musicians in Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. In 2007, Barbès Records released Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru and Los Wembler’s were rediscovered. In 2011, they performed in Lima for the first time in twenty-five years. A new generation of tropical electronic musicians looked to them for inspiration and the Peruvian group Dengue Dengue Dengue collaborated with them. In 2015, the Smithsonian invited Los Wembler’s to perform at the Folklife Festival in Washington DC.

Los Wembler’s haven’t lost any of their creative edge. Watching them perform or record is to witness musicians at the height of their powers. Their happy first experiments with cumbia and indigenous rhythms were not the product of chance. These are accomplished musicians in tune with their environment but also infinitely curious about the world. They may have a fondness for 1970’s production values, but after all, so do Jack White and Daptone. The style Los Wembler’s created more than forty years ago has finally found an audience around the world, and Los Wembler’s intend to keep it relevant by finding new ways to experiment.

Catch them in Pittsburgh for the first US show on their first world tour.

presents a Puerto Rican Bomba workshop at Sankofa Village

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, and in collaboration with the Latin American Cultural Union and Yemaya Productions, local CALLE BOMBA artists Geña Nieves and Gloria Ransom-Rodríguez will be presenting a 1.5 hour, educational and artist workshop on Bomba drumming, dancing, and lyric creation at Sankofa Village on Saturday, October 14th, at Sankofa Village

(201 N Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208), from 4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

All ages! All skills levels!
$15/ticket at
$20/ticket at the door
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Organization: Calle Bomba-Latin American Cultural Union-Yemaya Productions

Día de los Muertos
Join La Escuelita Arcoiris at The Shop- Homewood on October 29 from 1-4 PM for an afternoon filled with family-friendly, community based activities! Enjoy food, drinks, and live music; Plus face painting, sugar skulls, tamales, tarot card reading and much more! Let the Pittsburgh community come together as one, for a celebration of life and a remembrance of loved ones who have passed!
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Organization: La Escuelita ArcoIris

Call for Papers and Conference Information   
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Call for Papers
Deadline: September 15, 2017
Subject Fields: 
MARIANA MASTRÁNGELO, Chilecito National University (UNDEC), Argentina, and Institute of Latin American Studies (INDEAL), University of Buenos Aires, and MIGUEL CARDINA, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra (CES), Portugal, invite you to submit original research papers in Spanish or P
hrough essays that question the representations of the past, its public uses, the strategies of dissemination, and the mechanisms of silencing to which they are subjected.During the 20th century, the processes of politization that had different social groups as subjects, often conflicted with the repressive mechanisms that were directly or indirectly activated by the State. This relationship between violence and resistance went on in different ways, and more recently fostered the debates on the (in)existence of archives and the ethical dillemas about the use of documents on Repression, on the claims around the so called “historical memory” or on the discussions about the figure of “victim” or “activist”. This special issue is part of the research work produced by the Ibero-American Network on Resistance and Memory (RIARM), that gathers Latin American and European researchers who focus on the study of the memories of resistance. We aim at problematizing the way in which historical knowledge tackles these “difficult pasts”, portuguese on “Memories of Resistance and Resistance of Memory”, for a special issue of the cross-disciplinary and peer-reviewed academic French journal EOLLES (Est Ouest Langues Littératures Echanges Sociétés), University of Le Havre Normandy, to be published in December 2017.
Paper submission due: September 15th, 2017.
Language (including abstract): Spanish or Portuguese.
Instructions for authors:
 Contact Info: 
Mariana Mastrángelo:
Miguel Cardina:


Asociacion Latinoamericana de Sociologia Rural -ALASRU
Ruralidades en America Latina: Convergencias, disputas y alternativas en el siglo XXI

25-30 de Noviembre 2018
Montevideo Uruguay


Job Opportunities   (Back to top)

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Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Job Description:
(40 Hours; M-F Variable Shifts/Hours; Focus on working with ESL clients)
GENERAL SUMMARY: Supports the organization’s Mission, Guiding Principles and Values and Women’s Center Business System (WCBS), along with sensitivity of cultural and workplace harmony.
SUMMARY:  Provides direct service and advocacy for shelter and hotline clients with a specific focus on working with individuals who are refugees, immigrants, or speak English as a second language.
REPORTS TO:  On-Site Program Manager & On-Site Operations Manager
This Shelter/Hotline Advocate will have the specific responsibility of working with all non-English speaking Shelter/Hotline clients, providing services including: crisis intervention counseling; safety planning; individual advocacy; immigration assistance; all victim support services; and specifically while in Shelter, intake interviews and general assistance to make sure basic needs are met. Also, this Advocate will facilitate or co-facilitate support groups that include or are focused on this underserved population. As a member of the RIL (Refugee, Immigrant, Limited English Speaker) Team, this Advocate will meet every other week with the RIL Team and may take on other duties related to improving the quality of our services to this population.   
All Shelter/Hotline Advocates have the following Shelter responsibilities with all clients:
  • Maintains building security at all times and assures confidentiality of residents
  • Provides intake interviews with the resident to identify individual needs
  • Work with residents on meeting basic daily needs
  • Facilitates DV educational support groups for residents
  • Supervises volunteers and substitutes in absence of managers

All Shelter/Hotline Advocates have the following Hotline responsibilities with all clients:

  • Provides crisis counseling, information and makes triage referrals to all callers.
  • Assist with training substitutes, volunteers and interns for hotline work
  • Provides support to volunteers, substitutes and interns on hotline data collection 

All Shelter/Hotline Advocates have the following combined responsibilities:

  • Documents and enters accurate client information and systems advocacy and submits in a timely manner
  • Meets regularly for supervision with Managers to review, receive and prioritize tasks and discuss issues/problems of the shelter and hotline departments
  • Advocates for victims of IPV, using the Justice, Autonomy, Restoration and Safety model (JARS) and the Sanctuary model
  • Performs other duties and assigned by Managers.


  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual – fluent in speaking, writing, and comprehension (this is the primary requirement for this position)
  • Degree in social work/social sciences
  • 1-3 years in direct service in a human service agency, including two years in a counseling setting
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to change
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Sensitive to domestic violence and cultural diversity issues
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Windows, Outlook and Word
  • Act 33/34 and FBI clearances

Salary Starts Low $30,000’s annually.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign and reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Please send cover letter and resume to Allison Kacmar Richards at by 9/22/2017.



The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Academy Scholars Program, 2018-2019

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions.
 Harvard Academy Scholarships are open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Scholars applying by the October 1, 2017 deadline for the August 2018 postdoctoral fellowships must have completed the PhD or equivalent after September 30, 2014.

Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000, and predoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000 until they are awarded the PhD or equivalent degree.
The online application for the postdoctoral fellowships beginning in August 2018 is due by October 1, 2017. Finalist interviews will take place in Cambridge on December 6, 2017. Notification of Scholarships will be made in late December, 2017. For complete information on how to apply and for  access to the online application, please visit:


Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Spanish U.S. Latinx Literature and Culture The Amherst College
Department of Spanish invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track or tenured appointment in Latino/Latina/Latinx literature and culture that will begin in July 2018.
The appointee will be expected to teach general courses that engage a broad range of students in Latina/o/x literature and culture, and advanced courses for majors in Spanish and in Latinx and Latin American studies. The successful candidate will have primary teaching and advising responsibilities in the Department of Spanish, and will work closely with faculty and students in the newly created Latinx and Latin American Studies Program. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Spanish, English, comparative literature, Latino/a/x studies, or a closely related field at the time of appointment; an active research agenda in U.S. Latino/a/x literature and culture; near-native or native proficiency in Spanish and English; and a record of teaching excellence.  To apply, candidates should submit electronically to the following: a cover letter addressed to Professor Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez, a curriculum vitae, a sample of their writing, a sample syllabus focused on U.S. Latino/a/x literature/culture, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by phone or via Skype in early November.


Tenured Professor of Latin American Studies -MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Global Studies and Languages (GSL) section invites applications for a position in contemporary Latin American Cultural Anthropology at the tenured professor level, to start in Fall 2018 (employment begins July 1, 2018). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and have five-years’ minimum of academic teaching experience at the college or university level. Preference given to candidates with greater teaching experience and clear evidence of publication and scholarly development.
The teaching load is three courses per year, specifically, mid-tier and upper-level undergraduate courses in GSL (generally, two subjects per year conducted in Spanish, one in English). Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. Portuguese also desirable.
Applicants should be trained in cultural anthropology with a specialization in contemporary Latin American Studies, and prepared to work in a multidisciplinary environment. Applicants must have significant scholarly work that is already published. MIT expects a highly productive and innovative research program as part of the requirements for tenure.
Please submit letter of application, CV, two writing samples of peer-reviewed scholarship, preferably at least one book in English, but no more than two books. Spanish language publications accepted. Please also provide two syllabi of undergraduate courses (one course taught in upper-level Spanish, one in English) that you would be interested in teaching, to be received no later than October 16, 2017 to:
If books cannot be submitted electronically, hard copies may be sent to: GSL Search, MIT Global Studies and Languages, Room 14N-305, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. Books will be returned after the search.
After the initial review of applications, semi-finalists will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation.
Please send questions to


Program Coordinator, Latin American Studies Program Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced

The Latin American Studies Program Coordinator is responsible for providing general administrative support to the Program Director, Associate Director, full-time faculty and professorial lecturers. Responsibilities include organizing department events, and contributing to the planning and execution of international study trips, internal and external communication, and recruiting activities. Additionally, the Program Coordinator monitors and maintains web page content, budgets and monthly expenditures, program files, and office supplies in addition to providing general information to students, visitors, and callers, among others 

Executive Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

The Executive Director is responsible for the execution of the strategic vision set by the Faculty Director and the Executive Committee. 
Management responsibilities include building and developing a diverse and effective team; planning and delegating work effectively; communicating and monitoring performance expectations; motivating and developing direct reports; and ensuring compliance with Harvard and FAS policies and procedures. 
Basic Qualifications 
•Bachelor degree required.
•Minimum of 10 years professional experience in an academic organization and/or in a senior leadership position in an organization focused on research or teaching.
Additional Qualifications 
Advanced degree preferred. Demonstrated leadership, supervision, and communications skills, preferably in higher education.  Increasing level of responsibility in strategic planning, organizational design and general management. 
Must have a successful track record and proven skills in all phases of administration and operations –finance, human resources, strategic planning, organizational communications, academic program management, and program monitoring and evaluations. Demonstrated ability to lead through persuasion; develop, coach, and supervise a diverse staff; and promote collaboration.
Experience serving as an expert source of information, with a collaborative and flexible style; developing trusting long-term relationships with constituents and creating and maintaining a team culture with a commitment to supporting teaching/research opportunities for faculty and students. Ability to work collaboratively across all levels of an organization.  The candidate should be well organized, able to prioritize, have a strong attention to detail, and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
The position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with faculty, staff, and partners in Latin America. He or she will have a proven ability to work with a variety of constituents in developing and managing new projects and research and student programs.
Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills strongly preferred.

International Political Economy/Comparative Political Economy focusing on Latin America
New College of Florida

New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in International Political Economy and Comparative Political Economy with a substantive focus on Latin America.
Candidates should apply on-line at and upload the following: a cover letter; c.v.; statements of no more than a page each regarding teaching philosophy, the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment, and research interests; syllabi; teaching evaluations; one writing sample (article or chapter length); and unofficial graduate transcript(s). In addition, please ask at least three references to send signed letters on letterhead electronically to or in hard copy to: IPE Search, Division of Social Sciences, New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until  the position is filled. We will be at the APSA convention for preliminary interviews and more information. If you are 2 interested in meeting at APSA, please send an e-mail to Prof. Barbara Hicks at with APSA-IPE in the subject line.


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