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Events: November 2017

Nov. 3

Field Research Grant Colloquium

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: LAII Conference Room
Description: Join the LAII for our third annual Field Research Grant (FRG) colloquium and reception. FRG recipients will share their respective research experiences and findings in a series of presentations. Afterwards, all FRG recipients and members of the LAII community are invited to come and mingle to learn more about the exciting research initiatives of UNM's Latin Americanist graduate students. All are invited and encouraged to attend this event.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public.
Nov. 07

Gale Memorial Lecture Series 2017-18: Decolonizing Methodologies in Art :: Macarena Gómez-Barris

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location: UNM Museum of Art
Description: Join the UNM Department of Art for a presentation in their 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series on "Decolonizing Methodologes in Art." Macarena Gómez-Barris is the Pratt Institute Chair of Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies. She is author of Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009) and Towards a Sociology of a Trace, co-edited with Herman Gray (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). Her forthcoming book, about which she will speak in this presentation, is The Extractive Zone: Submerged Perspectives and Decoloniality (Duke University Press), which analyzes five regions within South America. In this book, Macarena attends to how social and ecological life resists the practices of extractive capitalism through social and visual activisms, especially upon indigenous territories. Macarena received a Fulbright Research Fellowship in 2014-2015, and was visiting professor at FLACSO-Ecuador in the Department of Sociology and Gender Studies. Most recently, she was an Associate Professor at the Department of American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Macarena researches and teaches on culture, memory, violence, race, social theory and decolonization in the Américas. She will bring all of these experiences to Pratt Institute where she will launch a multidisciplinary research initiative based in the Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies.
Campus Sponsors: College of Fine Arts, Latin American Collection, Chicana and Chicano Studies, Africana Studies, Theatre and Dance, American Studies, Art & Ecology, The Feminist Research Institute, and LAII
Community Sponsors: Working Classroom, The Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, The Southwest Organizing Project, and NM Con Mujeres
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For reference, see the series flyer.
Nov. 8

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Frida Kahlo

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: UNM Art Museum
Description: Join the LAII and the UNM Art Museum for the second of two special professional development opportunities for K-12 educators. We'll focus on the UNM Art Museum's current exhibit, Frida Kahlo - Her Photos. This is an international, raveling exhibition featuring a rare and extensive selection of Kahlo's personal photographs. Curated from a collection of 6500 images that lay hidden in the Blue House Archive for 50 years, it offers a uniquely intimate glimpse into the life and work of a beloved cultural icon. Frida Kahlo - Her Photos contains over two hundred previously unseen images, including work by Kahlo, as well as photographs by such creative luminaries as Man Ray, Martin Munkácsi, Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, Nickolas Muray, and Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, among many others. The exhibition promises to reveal new insights into Kahlo's rich and deeply personal world, and tells a fascinating story of an artist, a place, and an era.
Sponsors: LAII, UNM Art Museum
Notes: Certificates of professional development will be provided to participants. Dinner will be served. Registration is required for this free event. We ask that you please only register if you are confident you will attend the workshop. All educators are welcome, including pre-service and in-service teachers, administrators, and educational aides. Registration for this event is not yet open. Check back soon for more information and to confirm your space.
Nov. 18

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Info & Help Session

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.
Location: LAII Conference Room
Description: Please join us at the LAII to learn the details about the FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship application process. This help session will provide valuable information regarding application instructions and FLAS expectations, and will answer frequently asked questions.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: All potential applicants are encouraged to attend.
Nov. 13

Vamos a Leer Book Group

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Tractor Brewing, 1800 4th St NW
Description: Each month educators, teachers, librarians and community members come together at the welcoming Tractor Brewing Co. on 4th St. to discuss adult and young adult books related to Latin America. All of the books featured in the Vamos a Leer book group are chosen for their representations of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the United States. In November, we're reading American Street by Ibi Zoboi.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the book group and relevant resources, visit the LAII's blog, Vamos a Leer: Teaching Latin America Through Literacy. For reference, see the PDF of Fall 2017 Vamos a Leer titles.
Nov. 14

LAII Lecture Series: Aurolyn Luykx - The Contradictory Fortunes of Bilingual Education in the US and Latin America

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: LAII, Conference Room
Description: Join us for the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as Dr. Aurolyn Luykx presents on "The Contradictory Fortunes of Bilingual Education in the US and Latin America." Luykx is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Teacher Education at The University of Texas at El Paso, where she teaches courses such as Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Indigenous Peoples of Latin America, Education and Communities: Applied Critical Pedagogy, and the Sociology of Education. Her research interests include bilingual/intercultural education, language policy and planning, language ideologies, ethnography of speaking and of school, and indigenous Andean cultures and languages.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. We particularly invite pre-service and in-service educators to join us.
Nov. 28

Gale Memorial Lecture Series 2017-18: Decolonizing Methodologies in Art :: Regina Jos´ Galindo

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location: UNM Museum of Art
Description: Join the UNM Department of Art for a presentation in their 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series on "Decolonizing Methodologes in Art." Regina Jos´ Galindo is an internationally renowned performance artist from Guatemala. As the Guggenheim Museum describes, "Working in the context of a newly democratized society, Galindo has developed a socially and politically motivated practice in which she strives to acknowledge the thirty-six years of civil war her country endured, but also looks forward to a more peaceful and productive future. In her most celebrated work, Who Can Erase the Traces? (Quién puede borrar las huellas?, 2003), she walked barefoot through the streets of Guatemala City, from the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura to the Corte de Constitucionalidad, carrying a basin filled with human blood into which she periodically dipped her feet. The trail of footprints visualized her reaction to the recent news that Efraín Ríos Montt, a former military dictator responsible for the most destructive period of the country's internal conflict, had been permitted to run for president despite constitutional prohibitions. In this work, the line between Galindo's body as object and subject was so subtle that the blood covering her feet appeared to be her own; she embodied the war's victims, taking their blood as hers and appropriating their suffering. Galindo's oeuvre highlights old problems that persist in the "new" Guatemala. Her works are combative and often shocking, bringing into the public realm topics that few Guatemalans dare confront. Works like Bitch (Perra, 2005), in which she cut her thigh with a knife, or Hymenoplasty (Himenoplastia, 2004), in which she underwent surgery to rebuild her hymen, challenge the ways that women are objectified in her highly conservative homeland. Galindo's unapologetically graphic actions amplify her confrontational statements. She aims to stir her Guatemalan viewers from passivity, disrupting a numbness born from long years of violence."
Campus Sponsors: College of Fine Arts, Latin American Collection, Chicana and Chicano Studies, Africana Studies, Theatre and Dance, American Studies, Art & Ecology, The Feminist Research Institute, and LAII
Community Sponsors: Working Classroom, The Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, The Southwest Organizing Project, and NM Con Mujeres
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For reference, see the series flyer.