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LAII Welcomes Community Back to Campus with Fall Reception

LAII Welcomes Community Back to Campus with Fall Reception
July 10, 2018
Each fall, the Latin American & Iberian Institute welcomes its community of faculty, students, and staff back to campus with a celebratory reception. Join us on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Bow and Arrow Brewing. We will share in food and drink, mingle, and look forward to the semester ahead! Read More...

Cine Magnifico Returns for Sixth Annual Latino Film Festival

Cine Magnifico Returns for Sixth Annual Latino Film Festival
July 10, 2018
The LAII is proud to partner once more with Instituto Cervantes of Albuquerque in the presentation of ¡Cine Magnífico! as the festival returns for its sixth year as New Mexico’s largest Latino film festival. Read More...

UNM Welcomes Dr. Gabriela Torres-Mazuera as its First Mexico Studies Chair

UNM Welcomes Dr. Gabriela Torres-Mazuera as its First Mexico Studies Chair
July 10, 2018
The LAII welcomes Dr. Gabriela Torres-Mazuera as she assumes the role of UNM's Mexico Studies Chair in Fall 2018, a position jointly established by UNM and the COMEXUS Fulbright-García Robles program. Read More...

LAII Welcomes Community Back to Campus with Fall Reception

Indigenous Language Courses Expand to Include Nahuatl
July 9, 2018
In addition to Spanish and Portuguese, programs which have a long and established history at UNM, LAS students are also able to study indigenous languages of Latin America. Students are currently able to take classes in K'iche' Maya, Quechua, Quichua, and beginning in Fall 2018, Nahuatl. Read More...

Professor Santiago Vaquera Vasquez Releases Book and Companion Website

Professor Santiago Vaquera Vasquez Releases Book and Companion Website
July 9, 2018
In 2017, Dr. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, Associate Professor in the UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese and faculty affiliate of the LAII, released the co-edited volume, The Latina/o Midwest Reader (University of Illinois Press). Read More...

2018 Study Abroad Program Focuses on Indigenous Cultures of Colombia

2018 Study Abroad Program Focuses on Indigenous Cultures of Colombia
July 9, 2018
In Summer 2018, UNM hosted its first study abroad program in Colombia, “Culturas Indígenas de Colombia,” with the support of the Latin American and Iberian Institute and Global Education Office. Dr. Richard File Muriel, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, led the program. Read More...

UNM Faculty, Students, and Alumni Present at International Conference on Amazonian Languages

UNM Faculty, Students, and Alumni Present at International Conference on Amazonian Languages
July 6, 2018
With five scholars in attendance, UNM had a particularly strong presence at this year's Amazonicas 7, a noted international conference on Amazonian languages. With five scholars in attendance, UNM had a particularly strong presence at this year's Amazonicas 7, an international conference on Amazonian languages. Read More...

Professor Mala Htun Releases New Book on Gender Violence

Professor Mala Htun Releases New Book on Gender Violence
July 6, 2018
Dr. Mala Htun, Professor in the UNM Department of Political Science and faculty affiliate of the LAII, has released The Logics of Gender: State Action on Women's Rights Around the World (Cambridge University Press), co-authored alongside S. Laurel Weldon of Purdue University. Read More...

MALAS Alumnus Patrick Schaefer Joins Prestigious Fellowship Program

MALAS Alumnus Patrick Schaefer Joins Prestigious Fellowship Program
June 4, 2018
Patrick Schaefer received his MA in Latin American Studies in 2005, before going on to earn his JD from the UNM School of Law. Since graduating, he has worked for the Organization of American States, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank, among others, and currently serves as Executive Director of the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness at the University of Texas at El Paso. Read More...

LAII Staff Member Vickie Nelson Honored with Staff Recognition Award

LAII Staff Member Vickie Nelson Honored with Staff Recognition Award
June 4, 2018
The LAII is pleased to announce that Vickie M. Nelson, the LAII Associate Director for Program Operations, has been honored as one of three recipients of the 2018 PCS Oustanding Staff & Workgroup Award. Presented annually by the UNM Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, the award is coordinated by the Provost's Committee for Staff (PCS) to recognize outstanding individual staff and workgroups who have provided extraordinary service to the University. Read More...