Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -- Starting in Spring 2017, the LAII is holding monthly open house events to welcome its community of students, both those enrolled in the LAS program and others from across campus with a broader interest in Latin America. The events provide an informal opportunity to get to know the LAII better.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -- On April 14-15, 2017, the LAII will hold its annual Greenleaf Conference on Latin America. This year, the conference focuses on Latin American immigration, asylum, and representation, and emphasizes the need for effective representation in asylum cases. Presentations will take place in the UNM Student Union Building (Lobo A & B) and are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -- DevonNewly-hired Assistant Professor Jennifer Tucker is bringing more than just work experience to The University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning. She has a passion for social justice she hopes to be able to spread throughout the New Mexico community.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -- Devon received her B.S. in Biology with minors in Spanish and Honors from the University of New Mexico. She chose to also attend graduate school at UNM because of its combined Public Health and Latin American Studies dual-degree Master's programs. The dual-degree program is uniquely designed and conducive to the training she hopes to gain, balancing academics, research, and national and global practice with Latino populations. Devon's research interests include Latino and immigrant health and Mexico-U.S. border health.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -- The Student Organization for Latin American Studies annual Sin Fronteras Film Festival will run at The Guild Cinema from February 24th - February 26th.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 -- Among the new master's students whom the LAII welcomed in fall 2016, Sabrina Hernandez comes to the program with extensive experience in Latin America, and a deep passion for Latin America and coffee that brought her to UNM to pursue a dual-degree in Latin American Studies and Law.
Friday, November 23, 2016 -- Among the newest master's students whom the LAII welcomes in fall 2016, Lauri Gonzalez comes to the program with extensive connections to Latin America and a deep interest in indigenous languages and rights. She has a principal interest in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, and Ecuador.
Friday, November 21, 2016 -- The LAII is pleased to support the 17th edition of Poesía eres tú, an annual, state-wide contest in which students from first to fifth grade are invited to recite a poem in Spanish in the most artistic and beautiful way possible.
Friday, November 21, 2016 -- The LAII is pleased to support Instituto Cervantes as they unveil a unique, multifaceted exhibit that celebrates Cervantes and his legacy.
Friday, November 18, 2016 -- The LAII is pleased to announce its call for applications for U.S. Department of Education Academic Year and Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships.
Friday, November 18, 2016 -- The LAII offers a reminder announcement regarding its call for application for its Field Research Grants (FRGs) for UNM faculty and graduate students.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 -- The LAII is excited to celebrate International Education Week with a wide range of events for diverse audiences.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 -- Valeria is working concurrently toward an M.A. in Latin American Studies and a J.D. from the UNM School of Law, and hopes to practice immigration, human rights, or family law in New Mexico.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 -- Drawing on his experiences in the field in 2012, 2015, and 2016, journalist and photographer Joseph Sorrentino will speak on November 16 about the traumatic conditions facing Central American immigrants who immigrate northward through Mexico as they flee violence in their home countries.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 -- Filmmaker Tatyana Kleyn visits Albuquerque on November 9, 2016, for a documentary screening and community discussion about the experiences of transborder children and youth who have returned to Mexico.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 -- Acclaimed authors and educators Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy will speak on November 7, 2016, offering a presentation about the rich cultural heritage of Latinos and their contributions to honoring the past and creating the future.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 -- Undergraduate students earning a major or minor in Latin American Studies are diverse. Maria Alejandra Estupinan double majors in Biology and Latin American Studies, and is interested in her native Colombia, and hopes to use her undergraduate degrees to apply to Medical School or the FBI upon graduation.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 -- Among the new master's students whom the LAII welcomed in Fall 2016, Colleen Chavez comes to the program with extensive experience in community development in Latin America and locally in New Mexico.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -- Undergraduate students earning a major or minor in Latin American Studies are diverse. Amber Nicole Martinez double majors in Biology and Latin American Studies, and comes to the program with a deep interest in the rich culture, language, and diversity of Latin America.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 -- Among the new master's students whom the LAII welcomed in fall 2016, Karina Beltran comes to the LAII as a dual degree student in Latin American Studies and Spanish & Portuguese.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 -- The 2016 Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature was celebrated recently at the Library of Congress with an award ceremony featuring the two authors who received the award in 2016: Pam Muñoz Ryan for her YA novel Echo and Ashley Hope Pérez for her YA novel Out of Darkness.
Monday, October 10, 2016 -- The LAII recently received a major bequest from UNM alumna Janet Dorsey Lashbrooke, who passed away on December 25, 2015, at the age of 72. Ms. Lashbrooke's gift will support Latin American Studies students through scholarships for field research, travel, and program costs.
Monday, October 10, 2016 -- Friday, October 28, 2016, from 12:00-1:30 p.m., the LAII highlights graduate student scholarship with its second annual FRG Colloquium and reception.
Monday, October 3, 2016 -- The LAII is pleased to announce the return of the CNM•UNM Latin American Studies Speaker Series for Fall 2016.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 -- Among the new master's students whom the LAII welcomed in fall 2016, Alin Badillo-Carrillo comes to the program with extensive community activism experience and hopes to focus on studying and creating health programs and health equity in underserved communities.
Monday, September 19, 2016 -- Musicologist Dr. León García Corona will speak on "Mexico's Broken Heart: Music, Politics, and Sentimentalism in Bolero" on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in Keller Hall
Thursday, September 15, 2016 -- Lorraine J. Affourtit, an LAII Visiting Greenleaf Scholar, will discuss her current research, Resistance is Fertile: Graphic Art, Collective Identity, and Public Space in the Oaxaca Commune, on Thursday, September 22
Monday, September 12, 2016 -- The LAII is partnering with the Spanish Resource Center (SRC) of Albuquerque to expand the SRC's Lending Library with class sets of diverse books.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 -- This summer, recent MALAS graduate Priscila Hernóndez was a fellow in the Latino Museum Studies Program at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, September , 2016 -- Dr. Ronda Brulotte, UNM Associate Professor in Anthropology and Associate Director for Academic Programs at the Latin American and Iberian Institute, was recently elected as the President-Elect for the Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA).
Thursday, September 1, 2016 -- In July 2016, the LAII organized a nine-day trip to Cuba that brought together educators from across the country to learn about education practice and philosophy on the island. Sponsored by the LAII in partnership with the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University (FIU) and the Cuban organization Girasol...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -- Each month during the academic year the LAII gathers together teachers and librarians to talk about teaching Latin America through literacy. The group, called Vamos a Leer, focuses on children's, young adult, and adult novels that offer authentic and engaging perspectives on Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinx culture in the United States.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -- The LAII is proud to partner once more with Cine Magnifico as it celebrates its fourth year as New Mexico's largest Latino film festival September 15-18, 2016.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -- Journalist Alex Cuadros will speak about the legacy of the 2016 Olympics in Brazil on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. in the Zimmerman Library, Willard Room.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -- On Friday, September 9, at noon, feminist historian Elaine Carey will speak on "Doing Drugs in the Archive: Facts, Fictions, and Histories of Women Traffickers."
Friday, June 10, 2016 -- The LAII is pleased to announce that Pam Muñoz Ryan, author of Echo, and Ashley Hope-Pérez, author of Out of Darkness, have won the 2016 Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. The award links the Americas by reaching beyond geographic borders and multicultural-international boundaries, focusing upon cultural heritages within the hemisphere.
Friday, June 10, 2016 -- Just recently Cuban scholar and educator Luisa Campos had the opportunity to visit the United States. It was only the second time the teacher, with historical significance, has visited the country.
Monday, May 23, 2016 -- In Fall 2016 students will have the opportunity to study how to connect literacy and social justice by drawing upon Latin American testimonios of struggle and survival.
Monday, May 16, 2016 -- The Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico is pleased to announce that Dr. Ronda Brulotte, Associate Professor of Anthropology, has been appointed Associate Director for Academic Programs, effective June 1, 2016.
Monday, May 11, 2016 -- The Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) will hold its Latin American Studies convocation on Friday, May 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the UNM Hibben Center atrium.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 -- For the third year in a row, the LAII has honored its affiliated faculty members who published books in the previous year.
Monday, April 18, 2016 -- Author and activist Margaret Randall shares the life story of a Cuban heroine as she presents her latest book, Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression, published in 2015 by Duke University Press.
Monday, April 18, 2016 -- Taking place April 21-22, this interdisciplinary conference, "Conducting Fieldwork Under Complicated Circumstances," brings together faculty, graduate students, and invited scholars from within and beyond UNM who are interested in improving approaches to field research.
Monday, April 18, 2016 -- The UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese, alongside campus and community co-sponsors, is honoring Cervantes and his legacy with a collection of presentations, panels, and readings in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, celebrated author of Don Quijote.
Monday, April 18, 2016 -- University of New Mexico Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Lawrence Guy Straus will deliver the 61st Annual Research Lecture at 7 p.m. on April 21 in the Anthropology Lecture Hall, Room 163.
Monday, April 18, 2016 -- Faculty in the UNM College of Education launched TECLA - Teacher Education Collaborative in Language Diversity and Arts Integration - to better prepare student teachers who are interested in teaching bilingual students and English language Learners (ELLs) in elementary schools.
Monday, April 18, 2016 -- Silent for decades, musical treasures recovered from a dumpster in Jerome, Arizona are being brought back to life. The University of New Mexico's Honors College in collaboration with the New Mexico Philharmonic and in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the City of Albuquerque, the Consulate of Mexico in Albuquerque, and Chatter presents season one of The New Mexico Philharmonic Music & Arts Festival.
Monday, April 18, 2016 -- The University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning presents Encuentro Iberoamericano en Nuevo Mexico (EINM), a multi-day series of events that explore Spanish architectural and cultural heritage in Iberoamerica.
Monday, March 21, 2016 -- As Spring Break comes to a close, a unique exhibit will greet those returning to campus. "Border Doors and the Unmasking of the Zones of Meaning," a dispersed exhibit consisting of eighteen full-size doors decorated with mixed-media collages, is now on display in selective venues around campus and in the community at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Monday, March 21, 2016 -- The Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) is pleased to announce the program for the 2016 Sin Fronteras Film Festival. The festival will be held March 25-27, 2016, at The Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, NM.
Monday, March 14, 2016 -- The LAII is pleased to announce Mensajes del Corazón, an exhibit of arpillera-inspired artwork created by 4th grade students at East San Jose Elementary. The exhibit is on display at the LAII through May 2016.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 -- Each year students and faculty affiliated with the LAII pursue areas of interest and extend research queries to all corners of Latin America and Spain. In 2015-16, we've captured the breadth of that activity by mapping the work of our PhD Fellows, Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellows, Field Research Grant (FRG) recipients, and Master of Arts in Latin American Studies (MALAS) students.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -- Join the Department of Music for a presentation in which Dr. Leonora Saavedra discusses how, in the 1990s, Rogers Brubaker decried the new popularity of nationalism as an academic topic within musicology, where "analytical primitivism has been introduced through the highly selective appropriation of the historical and social scientific literature on nationalism.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -- "Transforming the Loveless Society: Psychoanalysis in the Work of Paulo Freire" is the focus of the second presentation in the LAII Lecture Series for Spring 2016.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -- The LAII announces a free screening of "Who is Dayani Cristal?," a 2013 documentary that seeks to bring the personal and the humanizing back into the immigration debate by telling "the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as "the corridor of death" and shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -- Music as resistance is the focus of the first presentation in the Spring 2016 CNM•UNM Latin American Studies Speaker Series.The presentation, titled "Performing Resistance: Quanta and the Experimental Music Scene of 1970s Mexico," is offered by Dr. Ana Alonso-Minutti, Assistant Professor of Musicology and faculty affiliate of the Latin American & Iberian Institute at UNM.
Monday, February 15, 2016 -- A master's student in the 2015-16 cohort, Nora Lamm explains her interest in Latin American Studies by focusing on the cultural richness she experienced while growing up in Albuquerque.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -- The LAII is partnering with the Tamarind Institute to offer a unique opportunity to experience Cuba's rich culture through the visual arts, music, dance, and architecture.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -- In August of 2015, Dr. Rosa Vallejos Yopán, an Assistant Professor jointly appointed to the Departments of Spanish & Portuguese and Linguistics at UNM, published "Diccionario Kukama-Kukamiria / Castellano," a dictionary project linking the endangered language Kokama-Kokamilla, spoken in the Peruvian Amazon, with Spanish.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -- In Fall 2015 the Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) at the University of New Mexico (UNM) began a Latin American Studies (LAS) speaker series in partnership with the recently-created LAS program at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM).