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Cornell Programs in Latin America

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LASP congratulates Prof. Maria Cristina Garcia for her Carnegie Fellowship

By Daniel Aloi
María Cristina García, the Howard A. Newman Professor in American Studies at Cornell, is the recipient of a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, the Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced.

LASP You Tube Channel

We are excited to bring our events to you. The LASP graduate fellows, especially Jose Sanchez, Sergio Ospina, and Jaime Ortiz, for making it possible way this coming fall for the LASP community to watch and share videos of LASP events. Roundtable discussions, data collection presentations, intellectual talks are available.

Click on this YouTube story title to view our archive of 2015-present video selection, including recent LASP Seminar Series recordings.

Class observes Cuban art, medicine, farming on trip

By Sherrie Negrea
Eleni Toubanos ’16, a fiber science and apparel design major, flew to Cuba during spring break, hoping to learn about fashion trends and consumer culture on the island. What she discovered during her weeklong class trip opened her eyes to the reality of life in a Communist country.

Message from the Director

Dear friends of LASP,

Now that the semester has come to an end I wanted to take a moment to take stock of the Latin American Studies Program's accomplishments during the last year. During this time, we continued to build on the Program's strong presence at Cornell by developing new initiatives, revamping our website and online presence, and supporting the intellectual engagement of the LASP community.

There are a few initiatives that are worth mentioning. For example, the first LASP Annual Spring Conference brought together more than forty colleagues from across the University as an opportunity to present their research, network, and receive feedback. We also launched the LASP Graduate Student Fellowship, which gave eight fellows selected competitively the opportunity to play a major role in the the life of LASP and created a strong intellectual core for the Program's activities. The second cohort of fellows for next year has been selected and we are excited to welcome them in their important role.

LASP's Faculty Member, Juan Hinestroza, Part of Collaboration that Seeks to Revolutionaize Textile Industry

We aim at simulating all aspects of textile production from molecular structure, processing into fibers, manufacturing into fabrics and performance in real-life environments,” Hinestroza said.

"Building the Commune: Venezuela's Radical Democracy," a talk by George Ciccariello-Maher

co-sponsored by the department of government and the department of history.
Monday, April 11, 2016 at 12:15pm to 1:20pm
Stimson Hall, 105 204 East Ave., Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, is an expert and frequent media commentator on social movements, particularly in Latin America. His most recent book, We Created Chávez: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution (Duke University Press, 2013), examines social movements and revolutionary groups active before and during the era of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

Melody’s Song with a Chorus of Transgender Voices: A MtF’s journey of transgender transformation

Isbell is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Cornell University. She served as the director of the Andean program for Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development from 1990 until 2002.

Conference highlights work in Latin American studies

Daniel Aloi

Cornell faculty, staff and graduate students from a variety of disciplines will share their research and work on Latin America at the inaugural conference of the Latin American Studies Program (LASP), Feb. 19 at the A.D. White House.

“This is a way for everybody at Cornell to become familiar to what others at the university are doing in Latin American studies,” said conference organizer Wendy Wolford, the Polson Professor of Development Sociology. The daylong event begins with coffee and registration at 8 a.m., and opening remarks by LASP Director Gustavo Flores-Macías, assistant professor of government; and associate professor of history Raymond Craib, the program’s incoming director starting July 1.

“The conference represents a great opportunity for the LASP community to showcase their research, exchange ideas, receive feedback and network,” Flores-Macías said. “The response for the call for proposals was very encouraging; about 40 people from across the university will workshop their research or provide feedback to presenters.”

Call for Applications: LASP Graduate Fellows (deadline April 15, 2016 by 5pm)

The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) is pleased to invite graduate students to apply for the second round of LASP Graduate Fellows. The Graduate Fellowships are competitive and provide an opportunity for a select number of graduate students to engage with a broad, interdisciplinary community dedicated to the study of Latin America...

Graduate Fellows will be expected to actively participate in the Latin American Studies Program’s activities. Responsibilities include attending and shaping the seminar series—with an eye toward a number of themes around which the series might be structured—and organizing at least one event that promotes interactions between undergraduate and graduate students. LASP funding will be available for the organization of Fellow-sponsored events. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend events this semester organized by the current Graduate Fellows in order to get a sense of how the program works.
As many as eight LASP Graduate Fellows will be selected for a period of one academic year (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017). Each fellow will receive a stipend of $750 for research-related activities to be employed at the student’s discretion (e.g., field research, survey research, or conference-related travel).