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Historias 86 – El poeta de la vida social tzotzil en México con Xun Betan

Xun Betan poeta y activista Tzotzil nos habla de su carrera como miembro y estudioso de las comunidades tzotziles en la frontera México-Guatemala. www.galeriamuy.org/esp/xun-betan-2/ Camino a San Cristobal (Intro) – youtu.be/wDk05gNL1CI La Maruchita (Outro) – youtu.be/OfUAkpia7Wk www.gob.mx/inpi/es/articulos/e…winik-atel?idiom=es www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachm…12595/tzotziles.pdf

Policy Change Needed in North Carolina Bilingual Education

By Julia Poppell Since the early 2000s and as early as 1990, some ​public schools in North Carolina have implemented dual-language programs​ to combat educational inequality among a steadily increasing Latino population. Over the last fifteen years, these programs have grown from under ten to over 140. However, the state has yet to pass legislation mandating the implementation of and requirements for dual-language programs; it also continues to provide poor funding for ELL education. If Read more…

Historias 85 – Patrick Iber on Cultural Diplomacy

Renata and Dustin spoke with Dr. Patrick Iber about his academic roots, and the origins of his book, Neither Peace Nor Freedom: The Cultural Cold War in Latin America.  But our hosts were especially interested in Iber’s extensive record of publishing for popular audiences.  They explore the question: what is a public intellectual, anyway?  Check out Patrick Iber on Twitter

Historias 84 – La guerrilla en América Latina en los años 60 “globales”

El historiador uruguayo Aldo Marchesi analiza los procesos guerrilleros de los años 60 en Sudamerica. Aunque cada uno de estos procesos ha recibido algún grado de atención por parte de los historiadores en sus respectivos países, Marchesi rescata el carácter trasnacional de estos movimientos y la emergencia de una identidad colectiva que se fue forjando no solo a partir de la circulación de ideas que viajaban de un país a otro, sino también a partir Read more…

The 2010 Haitian and Chilean Earthquakes and Echoes of the Past

By Quinn Dauer This year marks the tenth anniversary of the colossal Haitian and Chilean earthquakes. On 12 January 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti just southwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince, killing at least 200,000 people. Only a month and a half later on 27 February 2010, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck south central Chile near the industrial center of Concepción only had a death toll of about 500 people. The 2010 Chilean Read more…

Annals issue of The Latin Americanist – Call for Submissions

Presenters at the March 2020 SECOLAS meeting in Austin, Texas 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 SECOLAS, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Winthrop University, and the University of North Carolina Press. The Latin Americanist Annals issue publishes scholarly articles from any academic discipline that include original research concerning Latin America. Manuscripts may be Read more…

Moseley Student Paper Award – Call for Submissions

Graduate student presenters at the Austin meeting may submit their revised conference paper to the Edward H. Moseley Student Paper Award competition. The deadline to submit to the committee is Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by 5pm EST. Submissions must not be longer than 25 pages, including bibliography, endnotes and/or footnotes. The Executive Committee of SECOLAS grants the three finalists the Richmond Brown Award for Graduate Student Scholarship. This small award will cover your annual membership Read more…