All Latin America

2019 Feb 19

Tuesday Seminar Series: Homicidal Ecologies: Illicit Economies and Complicit States in Latin America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Yashar HeadshotHomicidal violence has spiked in Latin America’s contemporary democracies, with some countries claiming among the highest homicide rates in the world. Drawing on her recent book, Homicidal Ecologies, Yashar analyzes the region’s uneven homicide levels and maps out a theoretical agenda that analyzes the (...

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2019 Jan 31

Gallery talk with artist Clarissa Tossin: Future Fossil

2:00pm

Location: 

8 Garden Street, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall

Clarissa Tossin, a Radcliffe fellow in 2017–2018, expands upon her fellowship project with a newly commissioned exhibition that considers the ecology of an uncertain future. Inspired by Octavia E. Butler’s science fiction trilogy Xenogenesis (1989), in which the Amazon becomes the site for a new civilization of alien-human hybrids, Tossin speculates upon a postapocalyptic world following ecological collapse. Pairing DIY plastic recycling techniques with the materials and practices of Amazonian...

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2018 Sep 23

Inaugural Latinx Convocation

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Memorial Church

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The Latinx community is excited to announce its first ever Harvard College Latinx Convocation on Sept. 23rd at 4pm in Memorial Church. The event is a ceremony celebrating Latinx achievement at Harvard, while welcoming Latinx-identifying freshmen to campus. We hope for this event to help instill a sense of community and belonging in these new...

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2018 Oct 30

Tuesday Seminar Series: Draining the Swamp? Partisan Bias in the Prosecution of Former Latin American Leaders

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Gretchen Helmke, Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester

This paper introduces and analyzes an original dataset, Latin American Leaders on Trial, which examines the extended post-tenure legal fates of 119 Latin American presidents over the last three and a half decades. Because we can only observe whether, when, and for what crimes former leaders are charged, but not whether such crimes were actually committed, our analysis of whether the rule of law is functioning or being manipulated in any given case is limited in...

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2018 Oct 25

Arts & Sciences Workshop: Sergio Pitol's Strategic Occidentalism: Translation and Literary Worldmaking

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Ignacio Sánchez Prado, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis
Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

The seminar seeks to explore the...

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2018 Sep 27

Arts & Sciences Workshop: The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra, Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor of Comparative Literature and Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Penn State

Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literature

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DRCLAS Announces 2018-19 Visiting Scholars and Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professors

June 11, 2018

 

Each year, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) welcomes a group of academics and professionals who study Latin America for a semester or two of research and writing at Harvard. The Visiting Scholars hail from across the globe, and their fields of study are wide-ranging, with political scientists studying direct...

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‘Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Art’ Showcases Experiences of Marginalized Subjects Through Video and Film

April 30, 2018

 

Queer subjectivities took center stage in a 2017-2018 series at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) titled “Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Video Art and Film.” The series concentrated on two activities which spanned the academic year: an exhibition of video art on display in the center titled Guiñadas Gráciles, curated by Joaquín S. Terrones, Lecturer in Literature and Women and Gender Studies at MIT; and...

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2018 Mar 30

Latin GSD: Latinin' America Spring Symposium

12:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard GSD, Gund Hall, Stubbins Room and Room 109

The third edition of the annual Latin GSD Spring Symposium will host designers, artists, and historians in the format of interviews, conversations and lecture presentations. The speakers will engage in discussions about deep history, colonial processes, Modernist projects, and contemporary labor networks as the precursors to a variety of state of affairs and cultural clichés that define the contemporary Latin American experience and identity within the realm of...

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2018 Mar 19

Book Talk: Party Systems in Latin America: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200 North

Join the Ash Center and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University for a book talk with Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies and the Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program, author of Party Systems in Latin America: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse

Candelaria Garay, Associate Professor of Public Policy; ...

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