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Lectures and Conferences

Monday, February 26, 2018 | 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

ESPECTROS: Breaking Silences and Telling Stories of Gendered Violence

Dr. Amanda L. Peterson, University of San Diego

Join the UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the LAII for a presentation with Dr. Amanda L. Peterson, who will speak about her co-edited volume ESPECTROS: Ghostly Hauntings in Transhispanic Narratives.


Monday, February 26, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Poverty and Political Participation in Latin America

Carew Boulding, University of Colorado Boulder

Join the LAII and the Department of Political Science for the first presentation in the Spring 2018 LAII Lecture Series, as Dr. Carew Boulding presents on poverty and political participation in Latin America.


Friday, February 23, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Mexico in the Key of Rock: Some Thoughts on Music and Literature

Brian Price, Brigham Young University

Join the LAII and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese for a presentation with Dr. Brian Price of Brigham Young University as he discusses research related to his most recent book project, Viva Rockotitlán: Rock Literature in Mexico (1955-2015), which tells the story of how rock and roll transformed Mexican literature and, by doing so, revolutionized the way that citizens imagined themselves and their nation.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar Lecture: The Prosodic Structure of Code-Switching in New Mexican Spanish

Jonathan Steuck, Pennsylvania State University

Please join the LAII and University Libraries for a presentation with Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar Jonathan Steuck, a doctoral candidate in Hispanic Linguistics and Language Science at Pennsylvania State University. Steuck’s


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

CNM•UNM LAS Lecture Series: Adaptation to Drought in Costa Rica’s Crony Capitalist Rice Economy

Benjamin Warner, UNM Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences

Join us for the first presentation in the Spring 2018 CNM•UNM LAS Speaker Series as Dr. Benjamin Warner shares his research on how smaller farmers adapt to climate change in Costa Rica.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar: A Language Contact Perspective on New Mexican Spanish Phonology

Dr. Esther L. Brown, University of Colorado Boulder

Please join us for a presentation with Dr. Esther Brown, Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar, as she presents on her research involving language contact in New Mexican Spanish phonology.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Facilitating & Sharing Community-Based Research through Seed Saving Initiatives in Rural Communities of Northern Ecuador

Michael Ayala Ayala, Universidad Central del Ecuador

Please join us for a presentation with Latin American Studies doctoral student Michael Ayala Ayala, who will address his recent, community-based research involving seed saving initiatives in rural Ecuador.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Gale Memorial Lecture Series: Regina José Galindo

Regina José Galindo

Join us for a presentation with Regina José Galindo, who presents as part of the 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series, Decolonizing Methodologies in Art.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Aurolyn Luykx

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

Aurolyn Luykx, University of Texas at El Paso

Join us for the last presentation in the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as we welcome to campus Dr. Aurolyn Luykx, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Teacher Education at the University of Texas at El Paso.


Tuesday, November 07, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Gale Memorial Lecture Series: The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives

Macarena Gómez-Barris, Pratt Institute

Join us for a presentation with Macarena Gómez-Barris, who presents as part of the 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series, Decolonizing Methodologies in Art.


Thursday, November 02, 2017 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Luisa Vilar-Payá

Musicology Colloquium Series: The Politics of Exile, the Dedication of the Cathedral of Puebla, and the Music of Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla

Luisa Vilar Payá, Universidad de las Américas, Puebla

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Luisa Vilar-Payá of the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Mexico.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

An Alumni Panel: After the Degree - LAS Informed Careers

Join us for a special opportunity to hear from local Latin American Studies alumni.


Monday, October 30, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Javier Corrales

LAII Lecture Series: The Collapse of Venezuela and the Strange Longevity of the Maduro Administration

Javier Corrales, Amherst College

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Javier Corrales, the Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.


Friday, October 27, 2017 | 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Jesús Cossio

LAII Lecture Series: Representing Political Violence in Peru through Comics

Jesús Cossio

Join us for a presentation with Jesús Cossio, a Peruvian illustrator, author, and editor of comic books and graphic novels.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Patricia Rosas Lopátegui

LAII Lecture Series: Cristales de tiempo: Los poemas transgresores de Elena Garro

Patricia Rosas Lopátegui, UNM Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Join us for a presentation in the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as we hear from Dr. Patricia Rosas Lopátegui, an Assistant Professor in the UNM Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Gale Memorial Lecture Series: Muriel Hasbun

Muriel Hasbun

Join us for a presentation with Muriel Hasbun, who presents as part of the 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series, Decolonizing Methodologies in Art.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Chavela's Frida: Emancipatory Songs of Love & Pain

Ana Alonso-Minutti, UNM Department of Music

University of New Mexico Art Museum, in partnership with Way OUT West Film Fest and UNM Department of Music, presents a lecture with Associate Professor of Music and faculty affiliate of the LAII, Ana Alonso-Minutti.


Monday, October 09, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Lecture: Global Health Equity and Urban Design

Marco Akerman, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Join the College of Population Health for the annual Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Lecture featuring Dr. Marco Akerman, MD, MPH, Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.


Friday, October 06, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Alison Brysk

LAII Lecture Series: Contesting Violence Against Women: Constructing Human Rights at the Frontiers of Globalization

Alison Brysk, University of California, Santa Barbara

Join us for a presentation in the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as we hear from Dr. Alison Brysk, the Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as she speaks on "Contesting Violence Against Women: Constructing Human Rights at the Frontiers of Globalization."


Tuesday, October 03, 2017 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Virginia Garrard-Burnett

LAII Lecture Series: Contesting Violence Against Women: Constructing Human Rights at the Frontiers of Globalization

Virginia Garrard-Burnett, University of Texas at Austin

Join us for the second presentation in the Fall 2017 CNM*UNM LAS Lecture Series as Dr. Virginia Garrard-Burnett presents "Archives, Historical Memory, and Human Rights in Guatemala: The Case of Fernando Garcia."


Tuesday, October 03, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Virginia Garrard

LAII Lecture Series: Contesting Violence Against Women: Constructing Human Rights at the Frontiers of Globalization

Virginia Garrard-Burnett, University of Texas at Austin

Join us for the second presentation in the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as Dr. Virginia Garrard-Burnett presents on "Archives, Historical Memory, and Human Rights in Guatemala: The Case of Fernando Garcia."


Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez

Musicology Colloquium Series: Imagining Something Better: Punk, Tejano, La Bamba, and Other Rolas from My Border Hi-Fi.

Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and faculty affiliate of the LAII, as he presents on "Imagining Something Better: Punk, Tejano, La Bamba, and Other Rolas from My Border Hi-Fi."


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Decolonizing Methodologies in Art Lecture Series: Emory Douglas and Caleb Duarte

Emory Douglas &Caleb Duarte

Join the UNM Department of Art for a presentation in their 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series on "Decolonizing Methodologies in Art." Emory Douglas is a Former Minister of Culture for The Black Panther Party, and served as director, designer and illustrator for The Black Panther Newsletter. Caleb Duarte, an artist who creates public works and community performances, is the founder and director of the EDELO art residency in Chiapas, Mexico.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm

Dr. Hector Dante Cincotta

Join us for a special presentation featuring Argentina poet and scholar Dr. Hector Dante Cincotta. For the first part of the presentation, Dr. Cincotta will speak on "Borges y Molinari: Convergencies and Divergencies." The latter half of the presentation will allow Dr. Cincotta to offer remarks in an homage to Dr. Marshall Nason on the eve of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Nason's birth.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

CNM Lecture Series: ¿Que es Marihuana? And Why it's Important to Know

Chris Duvall, UNM Department of Geography and Environmental Studies



Thursday, September 07, 2017 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Musicology Colloquium Series: The Tide Was Always High: Latin American Musical Modernisms in Los Angeles

Josh Kun, USC Annenberg School

Join us for the first lecture in the Fall 2017 Musicology Colloquium Series. Drawing from his research for the Getty Foundation's PST: LA/LA initiative, Professor Kun will explore the role of various Latin American musical histories in the shaping of jazz, funk, and popular music in 20th century Los Angeles.