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Vanesa Miseres, Gives a Talk at Northwestern University

Author: Maurcia Marschke

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Vanesa Miseres, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature, will give a talk at Northwester University on May 2. She will present her latest research on 19th and 20th century women's friendship albums and scrapbooks. …

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Exhibit "Emiliano Zapata: 100 years, 100 photographs” opens

Author: Maurcia Marschke

On April 10, the exhibit “Emiliano  Zapata: 100 years, 100 photographs” co-organized and curated by Carlos A. Jáuregui opened at the Universidad de los Andes, with the presence of Gustavo Casasola and John Mraz among other scholars. This exhibit will travel to the University of Arkansas, the Universidad del Atlántico, University of London, the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and other institutions.  …

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Professor Encarnación Juárez-Almendros has successfully organized the Chicago's 18th Annual Cervantes Symposium at the Newberry Library.

Author: Maurcia Marschke

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Professor Encarnación Juárez-Almendros has successfully organized the Chicago's 18th Annual Cervantes Symposium at the Newberry Library. 

In this event, Professor Deborah Forteza (RLL Alumni) and our Ph.D. Candidate, Valeria Mora-Hernandez presented their talks among other six renown scholars dedicated to Cervantes Studies.

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Professor Jauregui participated in Exhibit at the Reina Sofía Museum

Author: Maurcia Marschke

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Professor Carlos Jauregui served as an academic consultant for the Exhibit "De los dementes, o faltos de juicio" (Of Lunatics, or Those Lacking Sanity) at the Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid, October 2018-April 29 2019) about gold mining in Americas during the colonial period. Curators: Heidi, Elizabeth and Rolf Abderhalden

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Graduate Student Paola Uparella wins the 16th Annual Feministas Unidas Essay Prize

Author: Maurcia Marschke

Congratulations to our graduate student Paola Uparella who has won the 16th Annual Feministas Unidas Essay Prize, granted by the international, MLA-allied organization, Feministas Unidas.  Her winning essay, "Guaman Poma y la güergüenza colonial" studies Guaman Poma's overlooked textual and visual representation's of indigenous women's "güergüenzas" (güergüenzas

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Professor Jauregui co-organizes and curates the international exhibit "Emiliano Zapata: 100 años, 100 fotos / “Emiliano Zapata: 100 Years, 100 Photographs”

Author: Maurcia Marschke

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Emiliano Zapata (1879-1919), military leader of the Liberation Army of the South, is one of the most iconic figures of the Mexican Revolution. This exhibition commemorates the 100-year anniversary of his assassination, through the artistic installation of 100 photographs from the Gustavo Casasola Collection and other archives. Countering the institutional appropriation of Zapata’s imagery that buries the tradition of the oppressed, this exhibition tries to trigger certain politics of empathy with those who, like Zapata, wanted to derail the train of a thousand injustices that have yet to cease. Rather than commemorating death, we want to spark the affective power of visual memory to celebrate the claims and lives of those who were thrown in the common grave of history.  “Emiliano Zapata: 100 Years, 100 Photographs”

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Ingrid Luna López accepts position as Assistant Professor at Concordia College

Author: Maurcia Marschke

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Ingrid Luna López, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame, and the third graduate from our new PhD Program in Spanish (2018), has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Spanish at and the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Concordia is a highly regarded four-year liberal arts college, known for its global curriculum and strong international profile. …

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A new summer study-service program in Puerto Rico called CCLP-PR

Author: Maurcia Marschke

The Institute for Latino Studies is offering a new summer enrichment experience in San Juan Puerto Rico.  This program includes:

  • A Summer service learning and immersion experience based on the existing Cross Cultural Leadership Program model that ILS implements in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, DC. each summer   

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Professor Tatiana Botero wins 2018 Indiana World Language Teacher of the Year

Author: Maurcia Marschke

On November 3rd in Indianapolis Professor Botero, received a 2nd teaching award: 2018 Indiana World Language Teacher of the Year at the university level which was awarded by IFLTA (Indiana Foreign Language Teaching Association). Her first award was 2018 Indiana Spanish Teacher of the Year at the university level awarded by AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese). …

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