|►||About Our Work|
|►||Information for Students|
|►||Admissions and Degree Requirements|
|►||Quarterly Course List|
|►||LACS Beyond Campus|
|►||Greetings from Regent Cabana|
|►||Frequently Asked Questions|
|►||Jobs and Internships|
Thursday June 27, 2013 to Thursday December 19, 2013
Time: Always Open
Thursday January 9, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Thomson 317, University of Washington, Seattle Campus
Please join us in welcoming Professor James Maffie to the University of Washington where he will be giving a presentation on Aztec Philosophy. More details about the talk will be available at a later date.
James Maffie is associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Maryland who specializes in contact-era Nahua (Aztec) philosophy. His other areas of interest include comparative world philosophy, epistemology, and philosophy of the sciences. He studied Nahuatl in Zacatecas and in the Huasteca region of Mexico.
Friday January 10, 2014
Thomson 317, University of Washington, Seattle Campus
A journey spanning over five centuries, from the arrival of conversos to the New World and their clash with the Inquisition, to the role Jews played during the 19th century as fosterers of modernity, up until the present time where in countries like Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico their place in the economy, politics, and culture is essential if also contested by the status quo. Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, the State of Israel, assimilation, and questions of identity will be lenses through which to appreciate this varied journey.
Ilan Stavans, one of today’s preeminent essayists, cultural critics, and translators, is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College-Fortieth Anniversary Professor at Amherst College. A native of Mexico, he received his Doctorate in Latin American Literature from Columbia University. His books include The Hispanic Condition (1995), On Borrowed Words (2001), Spanglish (2003), Love and Language (2007), and Gabriel García Márquez: The Early Years (2010). He is the editor of The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998), The Poetry of Pablo Neruda (2003), the 3-volume set of Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected Stories (2004), Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing (2009), The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010), and The FSG Books of 20th-Century Latin American Poetry (2011). His most recent titles are, as translator, Juan Rulfo’s The Plain in Flames (Texas, 2012) and Pablo Neruda’s All the Odes (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013), and, as author, Return to Centro Histórico: A Mexican Jew Looks for His Roots (Rutgers, 2012), the graphic novel El Iluminado (Basic, 2012, with Steve Sheinkin), and the children’s book Golemito (New South).
Thursday January 16, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Guanaco's Tacos - 4106 Brooklyn Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105 Phone: (206) 547-2369
Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) invites you to its first pupusa talk of Winter quarter 2014! Our guest will be professor Jose Antonio ("Tony") Lucero (left), associate professor in the Jackson School of International Studies and the Chair of LACS. These talks are an opportunity for students to have informal conversations and connect with outstanding professors outside of the classroom, and to meet other students interested in Latin America and the Caribbean. So please join us at Guanaco's Tacos for a great talk over delicious pupusas! This is a no host event.
Wednesday January 29, 2014
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Thomson 101. University of Washington, Seattle Campus.
Zeb Tortorici is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University. He earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2010. Tortorici's areas of research and interest include: Gender and sexuality in colonial Latin America; archival theories; queering archives; death and dying; history of suicide; human-animal studies; animals in Latin America; history of pornography...
More details about this event will be available at a later date.
Friday February 7, 2014
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Lauren Ornelas is F.E.P.’s founder and serves as the group’s executive director. She is also the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization. lauren has been active in the animal rights movement for more than 20 years. After spending four years as national campaign coordinator for In Defense of Animals, lauren was asked by Viva!UK to start and run Viva!USA in 1999. In cooperation with activists across the country, she worked and achieved corporate changes within Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, and Pier 1 Imports, among others. She served as campaign director with the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition for six years.
Wednesday February 19, 2014
Communications 120, University of Washington, Seattle Campus
When the Mexican republic erupted in revolution in 1910 it's competing leaders often used the language of mestizo nationalism to rally supporters. References to a populist mestizo nationalism gestured towards the emergence of the democratic principles of a public sphere. Historians have attributed the success of revolutionary Mexican nationalism to state ideologies of mestizaje and populist agrarian reforms. However, the history of Mexico's anti-Chinese politics reveals that racism has played an unappreciated role in the creation of a public sphere in which the common good of mestizos became thinkable. Dr. Chang details the ways that racial violence, anti-Chinese organizations, and racist policies contributed to the expansion of mestizo nationalism. This revisionist history highlights the ways that race was an essential technology of state formation that undergirded the transformation of rule and consent after the revolution.
Jason Chang Bio: Jason Oliver Chang, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies. He earned his PhD from the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley in 2010. While there he received research support from the Center for Race and Gender, the Historical Society of Southern California, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, and several UC offices. Before coming to UConn, Dr. Chang was a Lecturer for the Center for Asian American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Chang also holds a Masters of Public Policy and Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he focused on the enforcement of immigration law at the U.S.-Mexico border. More...
Presented as part of B/ordering Violence: Boundaries, Gender, Indigeneity in the Americas, a John E. Sawyer Seminar in Comparative Cultures generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and co-sponsored by the Latin American & Caribbean Studies program, the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, & Sexuality (WISER).
For more on the B/ordering Violence Seminar Series, visit www.borderingviolence.com.
Friday February 21, 2014
Savery Hall, Room: TBA
More information will be available later
Friday April 4, 2014 to Sunday April 6, 2014
University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB)
11th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference
Uncensored: Gender, Sexuality, & Social Movements in Global Health
The WRIHC Student Committee welcomes you to participate in our 11th annual conference, featuring dynamic discussions on gender, sexuality, and social movements; networking with experts and colleagues; and the opportunity to challenge our assumptions and expand the scope of global health.
Four ways to get involved in the conference:
More information available at: http://2014.wrihc.org/
The 2014 Western Regional International Health Conference is presented by: the WRIHC Student Committee, the UW chapter of GlobeMed, and the UW Department of Global Health
|Latin American and Caribbean Studies|
|Box 353650, 122 Thomson Hall|
|University of Washington|
|Seattle, WA 98195|
|►||Advising: (206) 543-6001|
|Dr. José Antonio Lucero|
|Dr. Linda Iltis|
|Academic Advisor for Minors|
|Academic Advisor for Majors|