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"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).