Statement regarding the tragedy at UNC Charlotte

For immediate release: The officers and the members of the Executive Committee of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) stand in solidarity with the students, faculty, staff, and administration of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte), and the greater Charlotte community of which they are an integral part. SECOLAS condemns the act of terror of Tuesday, April 30, 2019 and rejects ideologies promoting violence. SECOLAS mourns the deaths of the Read more…

Historias 47 – Donna Guy in the Luminaries series on her career, her scholarship, and a life in the academy

In the latest installment of our Luminaries series, Dr. Donna Guy, Professor Emeritus from both the Ohio State University and the University of Arizona, joined Steven and Dustin for a wide-ranging conversation. They discussed her career, her scholarship, the challenges that women have faced in academia, and the importance of mentorship and peer connections in the profession.

Historias 46 – Alison Bruey. 2019 Thomas Book Award winner

Dr. Alison Bruey, an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of North Florida, joined Steven to discuss her book Bread, Justice, and Liberty: Grassroots Activism and Human Rights in Pinochet’s Chile, published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2018, which won the 2019 Alfred B. Thomas Book Award. The Thomas Book Award is given annually for the best book on a Latin American subject published by a SECOLAS member.

Deadline extended for Moseley and Brown competitions

SECOLAS has extended the deadline until April 30 for students who presented at the Oaxaca meeting. The top three submissions selected by the committee will receive the Richmond Brown Student Travel Grant for the 2020 meeting in Austin, Texas. The top paper from this three will receive the Edward Moseley Student Paper Award, also announced at the 2020 meeting. If you have any questions, contact Steven Hyland at