CLAS faculty and researchers are constantly pursuing new questions and contributing new ideas to the field of Latin American Studies. This webpage provides quick access to their latest work.

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Professors Erick Langer and Miléna Santoro Edit New Book

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.

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Patricia Biermayr-Jenzano, Ph.D. Recent Publications

The report is a collection of stories and the analysis of rural women’s economic empowerment through their participation in agricultural value chains. The field work took place in Bolivia, Belize and Guatemala, commodities surveyed included: quinoa, cassava and maize respectively.

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Challenges for Central Banking: Perspectives from Latin America

In Challenges for Central Banking: Perspectives from Latin America, Professor Jácome and his coauthors (Yan Carriere-Swallow, Hamid Faruqee, and Krishna Srinivasan) hone in on challenges faced by central banks across Latin America, particularly in the wake of changes to banking policy and operations that came about as a result of the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

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Professor Monica Arruda de Almeida Recent Publications

Monica Arruda de Almeida is an adjunct professor at the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Georgetown University. Her research focus is on illicit economies, with an emphasis on anti-money laundering efforts. From 2005 to 2008, she was a faculty fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Anna Deeny Morales, Ph.D., Latest Publication

Dr. Anna Deeny Morales is a literary critic and translator and an adjunct professor at the Center for Latin American Studies. She received her doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley. On October 2016, Northwestern University Press published Dr. Deeny’s latest translation, a book of poems written by Raul Zurita titled Sky Below: Selected Works.

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Dr. Hector E. Schamis Weekly Column in El Pais

Dr. Hector E. Schamis researches and teaches on political economy and democratization in Latin America and post-socialist countries. Professor Schamis received his PhD from Columbia University.