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Announcement: Call for Applications for the Language Access Collaborative , a one-year interactive course designed to build capacity for North Carolina local governments to communicate with residents in community languages.
Award: The U.S. Department of Education has designated the Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University as a National Resource Center (NRC) in recognition of its strength in foreign language training and its excellence in Latin American studies.
Announcement: Cynthia Radding published new book, titled Bountiful Deserts: Sustaining Indigenous Worlds in Northern New Spain, which foregrounds the knowledge of Indigenous peoples in the arid lands of northwestern Mexico.
Announcement: The Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies seeks an Outreach Program Coordinator to support its educational outreach initiatives.
Announcement: BIC is hiring two full-time bilingual positions based at UNC Chapel Hill that are grant-funded for a three year period.
Award: Congratulations Marlon William Londoño for his 2022 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad award.
Award: Congratulations Oswaldo Estrada on his first-place award for "Las Guerras Perdidas" for "Best Collection of Short Stories in Spanish" at the International Latino Book Awards 2022.
News: Welcome Skylar Zee as the new Outreach Coordinator for the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.
News: Welcome Emily Spangenberg as the Bilingual Program Coordinator for the Building Integrated Communities Initiative at ISA.
News: Welcome Susan Clifford as the Language Access Coordinator for the Building Integrated Communities initiative at ISA.
Award: Congratulations to Stephen Anderson and the Dominican Jazz Project for winning two awards at the third annual Premios Indie Dominicano: one for Best Jazz Album and one for Best Jazz Song.
Award: Congratulations Pedro Lopes de Almeida for receiving the 2023 Faculty and Postdoctoral LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Award from the UNC LGBT Center.
Award: ISA congratulates Andreina Malka for being selected as a 2023 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Innovation Fellow!
Award: Chelsea Ramsey, a 2023 Latin American Studies graduating senior, wins a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Peru.
Announcement: We at the Institute for the Study of the Americas look back upon Academic Year 2022-2023.
News: Being and Belonging: Perspectives from North Carolina brings together 13 artists of Latin American heritage from across the state of North Carolina whose work evokes questions of identity, environment, and home.
Award: Professor Ana Silva (History) recieves the Kimberly S. Hanger Article Prize from the Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association.
Award: Professor Juan Álamo (Music) is appointed as the William Wilson Brown, Jr. Distinguished Term Associate Professor in Latin American Studies.
Announcement: Memorandum of Understanding with FLASCO-Ecuador and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
News: Professor Diego Riveros-Iregui (Geography) National Science Foundation study on carbon decomposition rates within the North Andean páramo, specifically in the Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve.
News: Thirteen North Carolina artists of Latin American heritage participate in the Being and Belonging exhibit and opening reception.
Announcement: UNC Chapel Hill named the Platinum winner of the 2021 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research and Engagement from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
News: International Education Week workshops explore food, water, and sustainability around the world and at home.
Publication: Latino College Completion Gap report by Assistant Professor of Law Kate Sablosky Elengold.
News: Learning through Languages Symposium presents research in language of study on topics related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Award: Professor Florence Babb (Anthropology) receives Fulbright Specialist Award.
News: Professor Juan Álamo (Music) shares his passion for Latin American music with the Daily Tar Heel.
News: UNC Center for Galápagos Studies interim co-directors, Diego Riveros-Iregui and Amanda Thompson, strive to use their own experiences from the islands to expand its reach and grow its reputation as a world-renowned research institution.
News: State of Yucatan in Mexico declared Maya language as part of its cultural patrimony.
News: Professor Florence Babb (Anthropology) collaborates with USFQ through COIL.
Award: Professor David Garcia (Music) is appointed to the Scholarly Advisory Committee of the Smithsonian's National Musuem of the American Latino.
Award: Ph.D. Candidate Mike Levine (Music) receives Latin American Studies Association's Best Student Paper Award.
News: Recently retired UNC Press Executive Editor, Elaine Maisner , was heavily involved in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies publishing.
Award: Ph.D. Candidate Javier Etchegaray (History) receives the James R. Scobie Award.
Award: Professor Miguel La Serna (History) is appointed to Bowman & Gordan Gray Term Professor.
Award: Professor Gabriela Valdivia (Geography) is appointed as the Class of 1989 / William C. Friday Distinguished Professor.
News: Science magazine article "The Stargazers" features the work of Dr. Gaby Vail, ISA Science consultant and collaborator.
Award: The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation awarded funding to support the Building Integrated Communities program.
ISA Statement: "Welcome Back" : A letter from Director Lou A. Pérez.
Publication: Professor Raúl Neocochea (History) publishes "Peripheral Nerve: Health and Medicine in Cold Wat Latin America".
Publication: The Transnational "Good Life:" Ecuadorian Social Clubs as Space of Resistance added to Studies of the Latin America Series.
Publication: COVID Testimonio - "The maladies and virtues in an island colony and its University in times of COVID-19."
News: Ayudantes Escolares Online : Supporting Children During the Pandemic
News: STAR Program : Creating Cross-Cultural Connections to Enhance Education
Award: UNC DREAM receives grant to work with Durham Public Schools.
Publication: COVID Testimonio - "Colombia: Protests, Post-Conflict and a Pandemic."
Award: Professor Maya Berry (African, African-American, Diaspora Studies) receives the 2021 Johnson Teaching Excellence award.
Publication: "La recepción literaria de sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: un siglo de apreciaciones críticas (1910-2010)" edited by Professor Rosa Perelmuter (Romance Studies).
Announcement: Professor Emeritus Arturo Escobar (Anthropology) elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Award: ISA Student Staff Kierra Hyman receives George Moses Horton Award for Multicultural Leadership.
Publication: "Le Maya Q’atzij/Nuestra palabra Maya" by Professor Emil Keme (Romance Studies)
News: Supporting Global Curricula Across Minority-Serving Institutions and Community Colleges
ISA Statement: On the Matter of Nikole Hannah Jones.
News: CORE Ensemble performs Tres Vidas honoring influential Latin American women.
Award: Millie Ravenel wins the 2019 Sharon S. Mújica Award.
Award: Building Integrated Communities Program receives grant from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
Award: The Carolina Center for Public Service awarded the Latino Migration Project with a Disaster Recovery Project Grant.
News: Fifth Anniversary of Learning through Languages.
Award: Professor Emil' Keme (Romance Studies) receives Casa de las Américas Literary Criticism Prize.
Award: Professor Cynthia Radding (History) recieves the XVIII Premio Atanasio G. Saravia de Historia Regional Mexicana.
Award: Professor Florence Babb (Anthropology) receives the lifetime achievement award–Legado y la Trayectoria–extended by the Peru Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).
Award: Professor Maya Berry (African, African-American and Diaspora Studies) wins a Career Enhancement Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
Publication: "Engaging the African Diaspora in K-12 Education" an unique anthology that fills an important gap in current pedagogical and curricular publications by combining the writings of leading scholars of the African diaspora with practical, hands-on tips and resources from middle and high school teachers and administrators.
Publication: COVID Testimonio - "El Coronavirus" in Cuba.
Publication: COVID Testimonio - "Colombia and the World in the Time of COVID-19".
Publication: COVID Testimonio - "Quarantined in Buenos Aires".
Publication: COVID Testimonio - "COVID-19: The Case of Coastal Ecuador".
Publication: COVID Testimonio - "COVID-19 in Peru".
Publication: COVID Testimonio - "Dispatch from Quito".
Publication: COVID Testimonio - "El Covid-19 y la vida cotidiana de los habaneros".
Publication: COVID Testimonio - "Puerto Rico: Reincidentes de lucha".
Publication: COVID Testimonio - "COVID-19 response as a time for Costa Rica to recommit to sustainable development".
ISA Statement: End of the Year Letter from the Director.
Publication: Troubled Memories: Iconic Mexican Women and the Traps of Representation by Professor Oswaldo Estrada (Romance Studies).
Publication: Guide for Experts in Asylum Cases a handbook by Law Professor Deborah Weissman.
Award: Lars Schoultz, Evelyn Huber, and John Stephens honored with LASA Awards.
Award: Joanna Shuett nominated for Work-Study Supervisor of the Year.