When possible, the LAII records speakers' presentations. Please browse or search below to access recent podcasts.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Patricia Hidalgo • Esther Cruz Marantos
Join us for a week of community building with two Son Jarocho musicians from Veracruz Mexico, Patricio Hidalgo and Esther Cruz Marantos. As keepers and experts of AfroMexican folk music, they will be sharing historical knowledge of Son Jarocho and host zapeatedo (dance), lyric writing and jarana workshops. This fabulous week is open to anyone that is interested in learning about the Afro Influences in Son Jarocho and a great opportunity to learn how to play an instrument.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Join the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the Latin American & Iberian Institute for a presentation with noted author Daniel
Peña as he speaks about the process of writing his latest work, BANG (Arte Público Press).
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Lance R. Blyth, LAII Research Associate
Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) for a presentation with LAII Research Associate Dr. Lance R. Blyth as he speaks on his research focused on 19th century New Mexico borderlands.
Monday, February 26, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
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
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
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
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
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
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 14, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm
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.
Friday, November 03, 2017 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Dr. Jennifer Tucker, UNM Department of Community and Regional Planning
Join the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies for a presentation with Dr. Jennifer Tucker, who shares her research focused on urban development in the Paraguay-Brazil borderlands as part of the department's Autumn 2017 Colloquium Series.
Thursday, November 02, 2017 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
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.
Monday, October 30, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
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.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
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 17, 2017 | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
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
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, 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 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
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."
Monday, February 20, 2017 | 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Dr. Anna Nogar, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
In this presentation, Dr. Anna M. Nogar discusses the challenges posed by the project of writing a history of Mexican literature for the 21st century. This discussion follows the publication of A History of Mexican Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2016), a collaborative project that involved pulling together authors from across Mexican literary studies.
Sunday, March 01, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Ana R. Alonso-Minutti , Department of Music
Dr. Ana R. Alonso-Minutti explores music as an intellectual discipline in the context of El Colegio Nacional, and specifically Carlos Chávez’s role in establishing the figure of the composer-intellectual. Founded by presidential decree in 1943, El Colegio Nacional stands as the most prestigious intellectual apparatus in Mexico. Among its founding members, Chávez stood out as a central figure in the development and orientation of the cultural practices of the country. Interested in securing a place for music within this circle, Chávez established a model of a composer-intellectual who follows a modernist ideology of musical progress. Over seventy years later, this model still stands. Chávez’s successors at this institution have succeeded in defending this ideology and, as a consequence, have guaranteed State support for the creation and performance of Mexican contemporary concert music.