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Fall 2015 ISLAC Newsletter
MA Fall 2016 Application Deadline
Apply now to the Master in Latin American and Caribbean Studies interdisciplinary program! Whether you are interested in academic, private or public sector, or international development work, this master will help you acquire the necessary multicultural-problem solving skills you need. USF is a high-impact, global research university located in the privileged west coast of Florida.
ISLAC Mini Research Grants 2016
USF graduate students may apply for funds to support research, travel (related to research), and
fieldwork, including certain structured study abroad programs.
Deadline: March 1, 2016
News and Spotlight
Professor Angela Stuesse, from USF Department of Anthropology shares with us the upcoming release of her new book “SCRATCHING OUT A LIVING. Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South”
Based on six years of activist research collaboration with a workers' center, it invites readers into Mississippi’s chicken processing plants and communities, where large numbers of Latin American migrants were recruited in the mid-1990s to labor alongside an established African American workforce in some of the most dangerous and lowest-paid jobs in the country. It asks us to consider how these changes are transforming the racial hierarchies of the South and complicating efforts to organize for workplace justice.
30% Discount Code: 16M4197
New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) give candidates from selected developing countries an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country. Awardees are required to return to their home country for at least two years after the completion of their scholarship to apply these new skills and knowledge in government, civil society or private business organisations.
Citi Shared Services (CSS) Latin America Region Summer Intern: The Tampa Summer Internship program is a challenging opportunity designed to engage rising college juniors in a 10-week assignment. Assignments may involve work supporting the governance and site management best practices in the designated Citi Service Center sites in the Latin America region and will focus on the areas of business development, analytics and reengineering.
Public Affairs Intern at LifeLink: The intern will be responsible for appropriate aspects of social media outreach, volunteer management, college outreach, public education initiative and special projects. Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in public relations.
The Pan American Development Foundation is looking for a Legislative Affairs Intern who will assist in all government affairs activities. Candidate must have strong written and oral communications skills and work within deadlines, as well as knowledge and a basic understanding of the federal legislative processes.
The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) offers an academic residency program for researchers, scholars and artists at critical junctures in their academic careers. The Institute offers a place for reflection and writing as well as opportunities to interact with the University community.
Fellows must be in residence at UC MEXUS at the UCR campus for the duration of their stay.
Coprodeli is looking for somebody with a relevant education to be its Communications and Sponsorship Coordinator and handle communications and social media. The internship is paid and has a stipend of 600 Peruvian Nuevas Soles. The applicant will need to have finished his or her undergraduate education.
Call for Papers for York University's Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean's
4th International Graduate Student Research Conference:
Decolonizing the Americas – Methods of Resistance
March 11-13, 2016 at York University, Toronto, Canada
Case Manager needed at Metropolitan Ministries. The Case Manager provides in-office and mobile case management
services; administers intakes and mental health assessments; evaluates and
assesses immediate needs; coaches clients in the development of self-
sufficiency plans; functions as a liaison between clients, community
service providers and program component staff. In addition, the Case
Manager connects families with services and coordinates all First Hug
services for families.
Part-Time Research Assistant needed at Moffit Main Campus. Assist Research personnel in projects related to the research program. Job duties include reviewing and analyzing data, preparing and maintaining website materials, and performing medical record abstraction. This position is bilingual (English/Spanish).
International Crisis Group is looking for a Program Director. S/he will lead research, analysis, policy prescription and advocacy activities of the Latin America & Caribbean Program. S/he will have overall responsibility for approximately 5 staff members and a number of consultants located throughout the region, and work closely with Crisis Group staff in other offices and locations around the world. In addition to his/her regional oversight responsibility, the Program Director is also a key contributor to the overall strategic direction of Crisis Group.
University Research Co., LLC is looking for a Project Coordinator who is responsible for carrying out financial and administrative tasks at the Bethesda headquarters office and backstopping field activities in Guatemala as they relate to project implementation. S/he serves as the primary liaison between the field offices and URC headquarters and coordinates communication with subcontractors or sub-grantees, partner organizations, and donor agencies.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU of Florida) seeks a Regional Organizer who is fluent
in Spanish (reading, writing and speaking) to coordinate the ACLU’s outreach efforts on a variety of civil
liberties issues and to lead a project to advance support for LGBT rights in Hispanic/Latino communities
throughout the central part of Florida.
Population Services International (PSI) is seeking a skilled, creative and dynamic candidate with significant diversity of experience and historical success in conducting quality research and using evidence for decision-making. Candidates should have experience and/or show capacity in designing, implementing, and analyzing rigorous quantitative and qualitative research, have strong technical writing skills, and a record of capacity building. The Regional Researcher will be responsible for providing the vision, technical oversight, management, and quality assurance of the research, evaluation and monitoring activities across the region.
The Fair Food Standards Council is hiring a Human Rights Investigator. Investigators conduct proactive audits of participating growers’ operations, including detailed interviews of field workers, supervisors, and management.
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.
Applications are now open for the summer cohort of LBAN Fellows Program at Stanford University!
The program is a highly immersive six-week program that provides business owners the education, network, mentorship & access to capital resources to grow their businesses. The program dates will be June 4, 2016, through July 23, 2016.
Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Politics in Colombia
February 11, 2016, 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Grace Allen Room, 4th Floor, USF Library
ISLAC Co-Sponsored Events
Histórias/Histories: Contemporary Art from Brazil
January 15 – March 5, 2:00 PM
Lee and Victor Leavengood Gallery and Genevieve Lykes Dimmitt Lobby, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Sandra Cinto: Chance and Necessity
January 15 – March 5, 10:00 AM
West Gallery, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Brazilian Landscapes: Art and Engineering
February 25, 2016, 7:00 PM
USF Patel College of Global Solutions Auditorium (CGS)
Event is free.