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.
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.
CLAS Professor Anna Deeny interviews poet Mercedes Roffé. This interview covered Roffé’s writing process and the inspiration behind her latest work, Ghost Opera.
On January 17, 2018, John Tutino, Professor of History and International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service, launched his new book, The Mexican Heartland: How Communities Shaped Capitalism, a Nation, and World History, at a book talk and discussion with Professor John McNeill at the Mortara Center for International Studies.
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.
Camille Gaskin-Reyes, Ph.D., CLAS adjunct professor, published her most recent editing work in October 2016. Water Planet: The Culture, Politics, Economics, and Sustainability of Water on Earth offers an unprecedented examination of the critical subject of water sustainability.
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.
Check out Dr. Vreeland’s latest co-authored piece. This article was published in the Wall Street Journal on February 22, 2017 as part of the WSJ’s Monkey Cage Political Analysis series.
SFS history professor John Tutino recently published New Countries: Capitalism, Revolutions, and Nations in the Americas, 1750–1870, a volume focusing on independence and associated political economic development in the Americas.
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.
Fr. Matthew Carnes publishes “The Challenges of Formalizing Labor in Latin America.” and is interviewed by the Dialogue’s online publication, the Latin American Advisor.
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.
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.