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Designated a National Resource Center (NRC) by the U.S. Department of Education, the LAII offers academic degrees, supports research, provides development opportunities for faculty, and coordinates an outreach program that reaches diverse constituents.

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  • LAII Faculty Honored for 2014 Book PublicationsOn April 15, 2015, the Latin American & Iberian Institute proudly hosted a reception to honor affiliated faculty who had published books in 2014. The informal event provided the opportunity to reflect on the breadth and depth of scholarship shared by Latin Americanist and Iberianist faculty across campus. [Read more...]
  • The Fight for Social Justice in Education Focus of LAII ConferenceOn April 9, 2015, the LAII will bring UNM faculty together with guest speakers from Rethinking Schools' editorial board to discuss how educators can fight for social justice in tough times. [Read more...]
  • A Participatory Evening with Rethinking SchoolsOn April 9th, following the day-long conference, Rethinking Schools editors Bill Bigelow, Linda Christensen, and Wayn Au will join community members for a participatory evening focused on multicultural education. [Read more...]
  • Diana Taylor Speaks on Archiving the 'Thing'On April 9th from 5:30-7:00 p.m., Diana Taylor, Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at NYU, visits UNM to speak on Archiving the Thing [Read more...]
  • Lecture Discusses Socio-Sonic Circuitry of Caribbean Latino MusicOn April 9th from 2:00-3:30 p.m., Dr. Raquel Z. Rivera will explore the multiple and overlapping musical circuits traveled by music genres such as Puerto Rico's bomba, the Dominican Republic's palos, and Caribbean hiphip and reggaeton. [Read more...]
  • Guest Speaker Catherine Murphy Discusses Cuban Literacy ProjectGuest speaker Catherine Murphy visits UNM on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, to discuss the Cuban Literacy Project - a national level project which essentially eradicated illiteracy in Cuba in the span of a single year. [Read more...]
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