Latin American Studies Program

The 7th annual Charles A. Hale Lecture will be held Thursday, Oct. 12, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in 1117 UCC for the lecture "Pardos, Mulattos, and the Purchase of Whiteness in the Spanish Indies." 

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Intimate transnationals
The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) will be hosting a lecture entitled "Intimate (Trans)nationals: a Conversation with Frances R. Aparicio." The event is free and open to the public and will be held on Friday, February 26, from 12-1:30 p.m. in the IMU River Room (103A).

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Mary Louise Pratt will deliver the 6th annual Charles A. Hale Lecture, "Linked In, Left Out, Uplifted, Downloaded: The ecology of language in a globalizing world," this Thursday, Oct. 29, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in 1117 UCC.

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The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) will conclude its two-part spring speaker series with a talk entitled, “Latinos, INC. in Social Media: Univisión and the Dynamics of Mass Connected Hispanic Media" by Sean Gelles of Univisión TV network.

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In a Global Health Studies Program sponsored lecture, Marcos Cueto will speak about the World Health Organization and international global health efforts with a special emphasis on the Africa Regional Office in a talk titled, "Between Tropical Medicine and International Health."

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The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) will be kicking off its spring speaker series with a seminar entitled, “Contacto Ancestral’s Living Links: Constructing a Maya Diasporic Historical Memory on the Airwaves" by Dr. Alicia Ivonne Estrada. This is the first talk in a two-part speaker series.

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The annual Charles A. Hale Lecture in Latin American Studies will be presented Thursday, October 16, by Joseph D. Straubhaar on the topic of “The Iberian Pre- and Post-Colonial Roots of the Latin American Television Regional Market: The Case of Brazil.”

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The Latin America Studies Program at the UI will welcome María Elena Placencia for a talk titled “Hijito vea: Address and reference forms and discriminatory practices in interethnic interaction in Quito” on Wednesday, March 26, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in 315 Phillips Hall.

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Public Festivals and Performative Feasts: Aztecs and Allegory in Colonial Mexic
The fourth-annual Charles A. Hale Lecture in Latin American Studies will explore “Public Festivals and Performative Feasts: Aztecs and Allegory in Colonial Mexico.” The lecture will be given by Rolena Adorno on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. in 2520D, University Capitol Centre.

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Citizens' media war: the Columbian case
In an upcoming UI presentation, Clemencia Rodríguez, professor of communication at the University of Oklahoma, will present part of her extensive research on how Colombians turn to community media – including radio, television, video, digital photography, and the Internet – as tools to forge lives for themselves and their families that are not entirely colonized by armed conflict and its effects.

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