latin american studies

Cinema, Slavery, and Brazilian Nationalism

By studying Brazilian films released between 1976 and 2005, Gordon examines how the films both define the national community and influence viewer understandings of "Brazilianness." Though the films he examines span decades, they all communicate their revised version of Brazilian national identity through a cinematic strategy with a dual aim: to upset ingrained ways of thinking about Brazil and to persuade those who watch the films to accept a new way of understanding their national community. 

Date: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery

Race and the Chilean Miracle: Neoliberalism, Democracy and Indigenous Rights in Chile

 

In this talk, Dr. Richards will examine the conflicts as well as the multicultural policies that have developed in response to indigenous claims in Chile. She will argue that racism is paradoxically reinscribed by policies that on their face seem to be about diversity and acceptance of difference. Richards will bring attention to how the process of generating consent for the state’s construction of indigenous subjects in the context of neoliberalism is not only imposed from above, but also informed by competing worldviews at the local level. 

Sponsored by: Sociology Department and co-sponsored by the International Studies and Latin American Studies Programs.

Date: 
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
1545 Patterson Office Tower

Third Wave Coffee, Maya Farmers, and the Anthropology of Wellbeing

His talk focuses on specialty coffee markets and Maya farmers in Guatemala. The best coffees these days are selling for astronomical prices and even though farmers are not getting rich, they are benefitting from the market boom and have high hopes for coffee. 

Date: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Patterson Office Tower 18th floor West End Room
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New Faculty 2014: Meet Monica Diaz

The Department of Hispanic Studies is excited to welcome Associate Professor Monica Diaz to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.

 

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

 

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Carmen Martinez Novo Elected to LASA Executive Council

UK Anthropology Professor Carmen Martinez Novo was elected to the executive council of Latin American Studies Association.

Anthropology's Sarah Lyon Selected to Edit Preeminent Journal

Sarah Lyon, University of Kentucky associate professor of anthropology, has been selected as the editor-designate of Human Organization, the flagship journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology.

A guide to Día de los muertos celebrations in Lexington

It’s a good weekend to be a hispanista in Lexington. Granted we’ve had a great fall; from the Lexington Latino Festival to the many activities surrounding the Arts and Sciences Passport ¡Viva México! program, those of us who love the Spanish language and Hispanic culture have been busy. Still, this Friday and Saturday are special. 

This weekend we celebrate Día de los muertos, or Day of the Dead, a well-known holiday that has become increasingly popular in the US. On November 1st and 2nd, families throughout Latin America (but especially in Mexico) build altars and visit cemeteries to remember loved ones who have passed away. The holiday is joyous, despite the macabre theme. Día de los muertos is a time to laugh with death, to accept the fact that we’re all headed that way eventually, and to give those we have lost a place at our table for the night. Here are some suggestions for how you can celebrate this weekend, just follow the hyperlinks to more information about and directions to the events. ¡Qué vivan los muertos!

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Celebrate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at UK

Latino and Hispanic students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to come together to build relationships and network with each other at the next event of the University of Kentucky 2012 Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month (H/LHM) Celebration.

Sin Pais (Without Country) "Documentary and Dialogue"

Sin Pais (Without Country) attempts to get beyond the partisan politics of immigration issues by exploring one family's complex and emotional journing involving deportation.

Contact Rebecca Comage, rebecca.comage@uky.edu, for transportation needs and questions. We will be providing transportation for the first 20 students who rsvp.

Date: 
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Consolidated Baptist Church
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Latin/Hispanic Student and Faculty Mixer

This will be an opportunity for Latino and Hispanic students, faculty and staff to come together to build relationships and network with each other.

Contact Kairise Conwell: k.conwell@uky.edu

Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 133 Student Center
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