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SECOLAS Awarded Pandemic Recovery Grant from the American Historical Association

For Immediate Release March 28, 2022 Charlotte, North Carolina – The Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) has been awarded funding from the American Historical Association’s Grants to Sustain and Advance the Work of Historical Organizations Program, which provides relief to institutions adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity was made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021  “The Southeastern Council Read more…

Historias 161 – Elizabeth Schwall on Dance and Revolution in Cuba

Today Dustin welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Schwall to the podcast to talk about the relationship between dance and politics in Cuba.  An interdisciplinary scholar of Latin American history and dance, Schwall is the author of Dancing with the Revolution: Power, Politics, and Privilege in Cuba (University of North Carolina Press, 2021).  She explains the various ways that staged dance was infused with political significance by a variety of Cuban actors.  Schwall’s story intersects with the social Read more…

2022 Election Results

The membership elected the following: Dr. Eunice Rojas – President-Elect Dr. Lori Oxford and Dr. Sarah Foss, At-large Members of the Executive Committee (2022-2025) Dr. Corrie Boudreaux and Leah Walton, Members of the Executive Committee representing Contingent Faculty and Graduate Students (2022-2024)

Submit your paper for the Annals issue!

Presenters at the March 2022 SECOLAS meeting are encouraged to submit their papers for possible publication in The Latin Americanist Annals issue. The Annals edition is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal issue published by the University of North Carolina Press in behalf of SECOLAS, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Winthrop University. The Latin Americanist Annals issue publishes scholarly articles from any academic discipline that include original research concerning Latin America. Manuscripts may be Read more…

Grad student presenters: Submit your conference paper for the Brown and Moseley Awards

For our graduate students who presented at the meeting in Charlotte, please submit your conference paper for the Moseley and Brown competitions. The Edward H. Moseley Award is presented annually to the graduate student and SECOLAS member who has presented the best graduate student paper at the current year’s meeting. Submitted papers should be no more than 20 pages in length including notes and/or bibliography. The deadline to submit to the committee is Thursday, March 31, Read more…

And that’s a wrap.

The 69th annual meeting has officially concluded. Thank you very much to all participants who joined us in person and virtually. SECOLAS hopes the occasion was productive intellectually and socially. We look forward to seeing everyone next year in Antigua, Guatemala.

Session 10, 3:30pm-5:00pm

37. K-12 Teacher Workshop: “Demystifying Haitian Vodou” Location: Wine Room Organizer: Duke-UNC Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Moderator: Corin Zaragoza, Duke-UNC Consortium Presenter: Crystal Eddins, University of North Carolina at Charlotte 38. Youth, Gender, and Class Subjectivities in Latin American Film and Fiction Location: Churchill Room Chair: Maya Socolovsky, University of North Carolina, Charlotte Caminos y barreras: la construcción de personajes femeninos en Niña errante Carlos de Oro, Southwestern University and Noelia Cigarroa-Cooke, Read more…