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La Convención Constituyente y el futuro de Chile

Un reporte exclusivo por Natalia Bieletto-Bueno; Centro de Investigación en Artes y Humanidades, Universidad Mayor, Chile


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The Constitutional Convention and the Future of Chile

An exclusive report by Natalia Bieletto-Bueno; Centro de Investigación en Artes y Humanidades, Universidad Mayor, Chile


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Institute welcomes new center directors

The Institute welcomes a new cohort of center directors and extends its heartfelt gratitude to faculty members who have served with distinction.


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Education opens a door to an unexpected path

Pedro Borges left school twice to work, once after primary school in Brazil and once during high school in the U.S. He graduates from UCLA with a B.A. and an M.A., having been encouraged by numerous teachers along the way.


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Faculty Q&A: The state of migrant detention

‘We need to abandon the idea that immigrants are criminals,' says UCLA's Cecilia Menjívar.


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Witnessing the pandemic with the Navajo Nation (Diné Bikéyah)

Eugénie Clement, a visiting graduate student researcher at UCLA, spent June through September 2020 working with mutal aid groups in New Mexico responding to the Covid-19 crisis being experienced by the Navajo Nation (Diné Bikéyah in the Diné language).


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Indigenous history of the Spanish colonial era

Kevin Terraciano describes how he became interested in the indigenous history of colonial Mexico, his current research and the digital Florentine Codex project that he cofounded at the Getty Research Institute.


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PODCAST: NAHUATL CONFERENCE 2020, PANEL 1

This webinar features new research on Mesoamerica by 3 teachers and 4 advanced students of the Nahuatl language. Presentations will be in Nahuatl, Spanish, and English or a combination of the 3 languages.


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PODCAST: 3RD ANNUAL NAHUATL CONFERENCE AT UCLA PANEL 2

This webinar features new research on Mesoamerica by 3 teachers and 4 advanced students of the Nahuatl language. Presentations will be in Nahuatl, Spanish, and English or a combination of the 3 languages.


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PODCAST: Life in the Time of COVID 19

This panel offers three short presentations and discussions about COVID 19 and its impact in Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic from the perspectives of three scholars with years of experience in these contexts.


Podcast: John Garrigus (Department of History, UT Arlington): “An epidemic that can only be stopped by the most violent remedy”: African ‘Poisons' versus Animal Disease in Saint-Domingue, 1750-1788”

John Garrigus, Dept. of History, University of Texas, Arlington, “An epidemic that can only be stopped by the most violent remedy”: African ‘Poisons' versus Animal Disease in Saint-Domingue, 1750-1788” Comment - Stephen Bell, Depts. of History and Geography, UCLA


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PODCAST: Brazil, Bolsonaro and COVID-19: A conversation

In this roundtable, the first of an International Institute series on the global pandemic, a group of researchers, clinical practitioners, and journalists will discuss the epidemiological, public health, and political dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil.


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Central Americans have long migrated north—today, their studies are getting their due

A Los Angeles Times article explores the work of Leisy Abrego and Cecilia Menjívar, leading Salvadoran scholars on Central American migration.


In Memoriam: Dr. William 'Billy' Cunningham

A National Leader in Addressing Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations


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Transnational students invisible in Mexican education system

Mexican schools are failing to recognize the unique value and needs of ethnically Mexican students who immigrated from the United States after spending years in the American education system, said scholars in a recent discussion.


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Kevin Terraciano to publish two new books

Two new volumes edited by the Latin American Institute director come out this summer. Both address, in whole or in part, Mesoamerican culture and the Florentine Codex.


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The diverse culture of Latin America

Two Latin American films recently screened at UCLA explored the experiences of German immigrants to Chile and race and class prejudice in the Dominican Republic, respectively.


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