Winning essays will be awarded the Marcos and Ida Kerschner Prize: $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place. The top submission will also be eligible for publication in Americas Quarterly, the leading publication on politics, business, and culture in the Americas. Submissions will be evaluated by a committee set up by Georgetown Law’s Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA). Due November 30, 2018!
CLAS congratulates Professors Erick Langer and Miléna Santoro for the publication of a new book by University of Nebraska Press which they co-edited. The book, titled Hemispheric Indigeneities, is a critical anthology that brings together indigenous and nonindigenous scholars specializing in the Andes, Mesoamerica, and Canada. The overarching theme is the changing understanding of indigeneity from first contact to the contemporary period in three of the world’s major regions of indigenous peoples.
We write to share the very sad news of the tragic death of Wendy Karina Martinez, CLAS MA 2012. Wendy passed away last night after being attacked and stabbed near Logan Circle while jogging. This has been a difficult year of deaths in the CLAS community, and this one, with its violence, is perhaps the hardest to take. Let us find strength in one another, in our faith, and in the mission and sense of connectedness that unite us. And let us pray for Wendy and her family and friends at this terribly difficult time.
CLAS Professor Anna Deeny interviews poet Mercedes Roffé. This interview covered Roffé’s writing process and the inspiration behind her latest work, Ghost Opera.
The Department of Anthropology is excited that Professor Nell Haynes will be joining us for the 2018-2019 Academic Year! Her research and teaching focus on gender and indigeneity in Latin America. In particular, she is interested in the ways that notions of who counts as “authentically indigenous” become expressed through and troubled by popular culture and media.
On August 29, 2018, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Anna Deeny Morales will receive an NEA Literature Translation Fellowship of $12,500. Anna Deeny Morales is one of 25 Literature Translation Fellows for fiscal year 2019. In total, the NEA is recommending $325,000 in grants this round to support the new translation of poetry and prose from 17 countries into English.
“Globalization is here to stay!” Executive Director of @GeorgetownLatAm Professor @Ernstr_97 talks about how Latin American countries can navigate globalization through competitiveness and governability, the topic of his upcoming book.
AN OPINION PIECE BY DR. JOHN BAILEY Mexico’s general election on July 1 came off quite well. After 50 years of following Mexican politics and seeing all sorts of election turmoil, this was no foregone conclusion. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, known as AMLO, won the presidency with 53% of the vote, a 30% margin over his closest rival. There was no doubt about the outcome, and his opponents quickly and graciously conceded.
AN OPINION PIECE BY JOHN TUTINO Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) won the election as President of Mexico, with allied majorities in the Senate and Chamber of Deputies. When inaugurated he will be in position to move an agenda—a rarity in a world of fragmented power. So what does he seek?
Professor Monica Arruda de Almeida was mentioned in a recent Portafolio article, where she explains why Lula won’t be a candidate in Brazil’s upcoming October presidential elections.
On April 19th, 2018, the Center for Latin American Studies co-sponsored an event with the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLAS) to discuss Matías Romero y el oficio diplomático: 1837-1898, a book published by Dr. Sergio Silva Castañeda and Dr. Graciela Márquez.