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Fall 2014 ISLAC Newsletter
News and Spotlight
Congratulations to Ms. Rachel May and Ms. Viviana Diaz Balsera for having won the Gold Medal in the 2014 Florida Book Awards Florida Non-Fiction Category with their book, La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence.
Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman was recently awarded a Ruth Landes Memorial Fund Grant to expand her research on "Second-Class Daughters: Informal Adoption as Neo-Slavery in Brazil” to two additional cities in Brazil. She will conduct this research in the summer of 2015. Congratulations Dr. Freeman!
ISLAC 2015 Graduate Students Research Grants Call
Please find attach the call and application form for the 2015 ISLAC Graduate Student Research Grants. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any questions, please contact Dr. Rachel May (email@example.com or 813-974-8140) OR Paula Lezama (firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-974-0306).
Deadline: March 01, 2015
The Committee on Honors and Awards of the Modern Language Association invites authors to compete for the twenty-third annual Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures.
Deadline: May 01, 2015
The Committee on Honors and Awards of the Modern Language Association (MLA) is pleased to invite authors to compete for the annual Modern Language Association Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies.
Deadline: May 01, 2015
The Pan American Health and Education Foundation is recognizing researchers, journal editors or health professionals who have written papers with a high and far-reaching impact on research and policy of public health in Latin America. Papers written less than three years before the date of nomination will be considered.
Deadline: May 01, 2015
The Center for Latin American Studies of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University will award this prize for the best paper written on the bilateral relationship between Argentina and the United States. The prize was established in 2012 at the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University to promote a better understanding of Argentina in the United States in all aspects.
Deadline: May 31, 2015
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Section (LACS) of the Southern Historical Association (SHA) invites submissions for the Murdo J. MacLeod Book prize. The prize will be awarded to the best book in Latin American and Caribbean, Borderlands or Atlantic World History published in 2013. Authors must be or become LACS members at the time of submission.
Deadline: June 01, 2015
International Human Rights Leadership Conference Announcement
The UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the annual International Leadership Training Programme: A Global Intergenerational Forum, to be held June 18 - 28, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Application deadline is March 17, 2015
About the Intergenerational Fora
About the June 2015 South African Forum
June 2015 South African Forum Application
“The Caribbean in an Age of Global Apartheid: Fences, Boundaries and Borders—Literal and Imagined.”
Upcoming Caribbean Studies Association's 40th Annual Conference
May 25-29th, in New Orleans.
A call for papers is attached (in four languages). We welcome presentations from all disciplines and from members of the community outside of academe. Our conference includes not only paper presentations, but film, visual arts, music and performance art as well.
Caribbean Studies Association
The 2015 UN Practicum in Advocacy submission deadline has been extended to December 15th.
Attached are the application and faculty recommendation forms for the 2015 UN Practicum with the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
If you are interested in applying, please do not be deterred by the tuition, think of it as another course in your curriculum and know that it is possible to find funding to attend.
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks spring, summer, and fall interns with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on Latin American issues. This internship is designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy.
Deadline: March 15, 2015
Graduate Research Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Length of Internship: 6 month contract
Hours per week: 20 hours (part-time)
Description: Created in 1962 through an unique agreement between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the private sector, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is an independent, non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that assists the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). PADF empowers disadvantaged people and communities to achieve sustainable economic and social progress, strengthen their communities and civil society, and prepare for and respond to natural disasters and other humanitarian crises, thereby advancing the principles of the OAS.
Human Rights Investigator
The Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC) has a current job opening that may be of interest for students and alumni involved in the Master of Arts Program in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies at the University of South Florida.
The FFSC is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Fair Food Program (FFP), a unique worker-led, market-driven social responsibility program which emerged from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ successful Campaign for Fair Food. The FFP has become the gold standard for social responsibility in US agriculture, recognized by longtime labor and human rights observers as “the best workplace monitoring program in the US” and “one of the great human rights success stories of our day.”
Program Assistant, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, dynamic and entrepreneurial individual for a fast-paced position as Program Assistant for the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center in its second year of operation. The Program Assistant will form a key part of a team dedicated to expanding awareness of the transformative political, economic, and social changes throughout Latin America across diverse communities of influence. The selected candidate will work closely with the Director and Deputy Director of the Center as well with other members of the team and colleagues in regional and thematic centers across the Atlantic Council.
Latino Leadership Position at Plan Parenthood
The Strategic Partnerships Department of PPFA has an opportunity for a Latino Leadership & Engagement Specialist. Reporting to the Director, Latino Leadership & Engagement, the chosen candidate will be an experienced community / political organizer, who learns and processes quickly with a proven ability to succeed in ambiguous situations .The role interfaces with various partner organizations at the national, state and local level. The Latino Leadership & Engagement Specialist will provide support, guidance and mentoring to the Planned Parenthood affiliates covering a range of issues as well as opportunities to expand and deepen engagement with the Latino community.
The University of Connecticut is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Fellowship to advance diversity in higher education. The program supports scholars from other universities while they complete their dissertation or post-MFA study for the term of an academic year
Deadline: February 17, 2015
The Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) fellowship program funds research on the effects of drug policy on crime and violence in Latin America. Interested applicants should hold a terminal degree in their area of study, and be prepared to travel for up to six months. The stipend will depend on the needs of the researcher.
Deadline: March 02, 2015
Each year, the award provides three individuals the opportunity to work as visiting researchers with the University of New Mexico's Latin American library collections, one of the largest and most complete Latin or Spanish American collections in the country. Applicants are encouraged to search the University Libraries' online catalog and pay special attention to more rarefied manuscript and microfilm material.
Deadline: April 21, 2015
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University is looking for fellows to participate in a post-doctoral program. Fellows will teach for two years, with at least two courses a semester. The fellowship offers a $47,500 a year stipend plus benefits.
Deadline: October 01, 2015
The Postdoctoral Research Associate Program provides junior scholars the opportunity to spend a year at the Department of Latina/Latino Studies to pursue their current research and to engage with academic peers and students at the University of Illinois.
Deadline: December 01, 2015
Predoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies
The Latin American Studies Program at Lehigh University invites Ph.D. candidates specializing in Latin America, with a clear contemporary Latin American cultural studies focus, to apply for a two-year predoctoral/postdoctoral fellowship, beginning fall 2015.
Deadline: December 01, 2015
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship. The fellowship requires teaching two courses per semester, with at least one course for each Spring Semester designated as a Service-Learning course.
Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution
March 19, 2015 only at USF
Grace Allen Room, 4th floor at the Library
Free admission/ Doors open at 1:00 PM
World Social Forum: Another World is Possible
A talk by Dr. Maria Izabel Mallmann
April 13, 2015, Time: TBA
Grace Allen Room, USF Library
The FACES of DIVERSITY: Tackling Today's Global Challenges
Co- sponsered by ISLAC
April 20, 2015
Marshall Student Center
St. Petersburg in the World Welcomes You:
The St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs is a cooperative venture of a group of civic-minded St. Petersburg residents and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Multiple panels of distinguished diplomats, military, media, and academic experts will discuss critical international issues of the day. The public, including students of USF St. Petersburg and other area universities, are cordially invited to attend the conference free of charge.
February 26-28, 2015
12th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium:
This year’s symposium, titled “Royal Chambers Unsealed: Tombs of the Classic Maya,” will explore the significance the ancient Classic Maya placed on the death of their divine rulers, as well as the meaning they invested in their funerary architecture, building decoration, grave goods, burial texts, and mortuary rituals.
March 19-22, 2015