Center Blog

         

Welcome to the blog for the Center for Latin American Studies. Articles on our blog highlight center news, faculty interviews and publications, student accomplishments, and much more.


Paul Ortiz Awarded the 2018 PEN Oakland /Josephine Miles Library Award

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Center Interview With MALAS Alumna and High School Teacher Maria Eugenia Zelaya

As part of this year's International Education Week, the Center interviewed María Eugenia Zelaya, Center alumna and teacher at Eastside High School. Read More


Unpublished Cuban Botanical Illustrations of Nancy Kingsbury Wollstonecraft to be Revealed at UF

Cueto will present images of the manuscript illustrations and share the importance of the manuscript to Cuban history on Thursday, November 8 in Smathers Library, Room 100 at 3:00 p.m. Read More


Monstrosity, Drag and Human Liberation

The University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies and LGBTQ Affairs hosted guest activist, performer, and scholar Malayka SN for two events. Read More


Plaza of the Americas

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, learn the history behind the University of Florida's Plaza of the Americas. Read More


Will 2020 Census miss reality of Latino numbers, identity?

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2018 Latin American Studies Alumni Awards

The 2018 Alumni Awards were presented this year to Dr. Susana Padua and Dr. Kristin Tennyson. Dr. Padua received the Lifetime Achievement award and Dr. Tennyson received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Read More


Hispanic Heritage Month Alumni Spotlight: Diana Moreno

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for Latin American Studies is shining a spotlight on Master of Arts in Latin American Studies alumna, Diana Moreno. Read More


Hispanic Heritage Month Alumni Spotlight: Gabriela Polo

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for Latin American Studies is shining a spotlight on Master’s in Sustainable Development Practice alumna, Gabriela Polo. Read More


New study uncovers reasons for jaguar’s rapid decline in South America’s Gran Chaco

Habitat loss and overhunting synergistically drive the extirpation of jaguars from the Gran Chaco. Read More


Lack of Science Support Fails Brazil

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Hispanic Heritage Month Alumni Spotlight Dr. Avecita del Carmen Chicchon

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for Latin American Studies is shining a spotlight on Tropical Conservation and Development alumna, Dr. Avecita del Carmen Chicchón. Read More


Hispanic Heritage Month Faculty Spotlight Dr. Elizabeth Garcia

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for Latin American Studies is shining a spotlight on Dr. Elizabeth García, visiting faculty at the Center. Read More


Collaborating Across Undersea Cables

The Collaborating Across Undersea Cables: Creating a Collaborative International Teaching Network (CITN) project was awarded funds through the UF Creative Campus Initiative. Read More


Hispanic Heritage Month Faculty Spotlight Dr. Lillian Guerra

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for Latin American Studies is shining a spotlight on Dr. Lillian Guerra, faculty at the Department of History and affiliate faculty of the Center. Read More


Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art

SA+AH professor and Center affiliate, Dr. Kaira M. Cabañas’ Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art was published by the University of Chicago Press. Read More


Hispanic Heritage Month Faculty Spotlight Dr. Nicholas Vargas

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for Latin American Studies is shining a spotlight on Dr. Nicholas Vargas, Assistant Professor in the Center and the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law. Read More


TCD co-organizes Workshop “Peoples of the Forest” as part of the Belém+30 Congress

Indigenous and traditional peoples share innovative juridical and technological tools for territorial management in the Belém+30 Congress. Read More


4 charts show Venezuela's worsening migrant crisis

Venezuela's economy has declined at an astonishing rate. This crisis has contributed to one of the largest population movements in Latin American history. Read More


A Participatory Past with Lillian Guerra

Guerra is currently a history professor at the University of Florida and author of the recently released Heroes, Martyrs, and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958. Read More


Close encounters: Are these gators lost – or just learning to get along?

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UF Area Studies Centers Received $5.9 Million in Major Grants

All three centers were named Title VI Comprehensive National Resource Centers (NRC), and awarded Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship grants. Read More


UF and dLoC Receive $231,093 NEH Grant Award for Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Advanced Institute

Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Advanced Institute is the most recent of ongoing initiatives by UF and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) for building capacity and community for Caribbean digital libraries, from digitization for access and preservation, to building upon digitized materials for research and teaching. Read More


Del punitivismo carcelario a la matanza sistemática

El avance de los operativos militarizados en la era post-Chávez Read More


Implicit gender, racial biases may hinder effectiveness of conservation science, experts warn

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Ancient Grains and New Markets

Dr. Richard Stepp's chapter 'Ancient Grains and New Markets: The Selling of Quinoa as Story and Substance' was awarded an Emerald Literati Award. Read More


Why I Am A Historian

A Response to Mary Beth Norton by Dr. Lillian Guerra Read More


Terry McCoy Scholarship Fund

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Center Spotlight: Ms. Wanda Carter

As another semester ends, we would like to shine a spotlight on our very own Ms. Wanda Carter. Ms. Wanda has been with the Center for the past 16 years and was recently recognized by the University of Florida with a Superior Accomplishment Award. Read More


Research-into-Teaching Grant

Join us in congratulating Dr. Tanya Saunders and Dr. Manoucheka Celeste, for being awarded the Intersections: Research-into-Teaching Grant for their project, “How does Blackness travel locally and across the globe?” Read More


Crowdfunding for Scientists

Emilio Bruna and Bette Loiselle’s students shoot videos, create websites and design flyers, but they’re not communications majors — they’re graduate students in tropical conservation and development, and they’re learning how to fund their work. Read More


CARIBBEAN INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

Dr. Laurie Taylor has been awarded the Caribbean Information Professional of the Year Award by ACURIL. Read More


Assessing the Current Dilemma in Cuba

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Por que Guatemala e Paraguai vão mudar suas embaixadas para Jerusalém

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THE CUBAN AMERICAN DREAM TIMELINE

The Cuban American Dream exhibit has been digitized. The digital timeline offers audiences an interactive online experience, where viewers can engage with archival material on the history of Cuban immigration to Florida. Read More


CENTER FACULTY SELECTED AS 2018-2019 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLARS

Drs. Susan Paulson and Catherine Tucker were selected to participate in the 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Read More


Lillian Guerra Interviewed Regarding the Presidential Shift in Cuba

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2018 CLASP Junior Faculty Teaching Award

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UF Champions for Change Awards

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UF Collaborates with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador

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Brazil Owes Debt of Gratitude to UF Scientist

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Behind the scenes of Venezuela's deadly prison fire

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Statement From Brazilian Students at the Center for Latin American Studies

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UF held its first Afro-Latinx panel about navigating the world while being black and Latino

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2018 Latin American Business Environment Report

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2018 Latin American Studies Alumni Awards

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Endangered Amazon: An Indigenous Tribe Fights Back Against Hydropower Development in the Tapajos Valley

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A Pirate’s Voyage in Latin America from the Caribbean to the Pacific

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#YouToo? When the Predator is Your Partner

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Paul Ortiz: What the U.S. (and world) owe to Haiti

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2018 Kalman Silvert Award

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An African American and Latinx History of the United States

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UF Center for Latin American Studies' 67th Annual Conference

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Estudantes da University of Florida estreiam coluna no AcheiUSA

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Welson Tremura Visits Brazilian Consulate

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2017 Marianne Schmink Outstanding Dissertation Award

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NPR correspondent discusses Venezuela at UF

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UF Participates in Alliance with Colombian Government & Other Institutions

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Master of Arts in Latin American Studies

The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies invites applications from highly motivated students for the Master of Arts in Latin American Studies degree program (MALAS). Read More