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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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New Haitian migration patterns end in displacement

Haitians have created new migration strategies to places such as Tijuana, Mexicali, Venezuela and Brazil that often put them at risk for deportation.


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Diverse Female Filmmakers Celebrated at 7th Annual Latin American, Latinx and Iberian Film Festival

Hosted by the UCLA Spanish and Portuguese Department and co-sponsored by many entities on campus, the 7th Annual Latin American, Latinx and Iberian Film Festival: Women's Voices will take place April 15-18, 2019 and feature free screenings of twelve films at multiple locations across UCLA's campus, including the James Bridges Theater.


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New endowment strengthens and diversifies Latin American Studies M.A. Program

The Sandra Mabritto Memorial Fellowship Fund will provide permanent support for master's degree students in Latin American Studies at UCLA, laying the foundation for the program's sustainability.


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Serendipity, history and the creative imagination

The latest works of novelist and literary scholar José Luiz Passos explore the limits of fiction and history, giving readers emotional connections to historical events and figures.


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LAI Tinker Recipient Publishes Article on Ecuadorian Amazon Research

2017 Tinker Recipient Ana María Durán used grant to study urbanization and infrastructure development projects in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Her results have been published by online journal, E-FLUX (an editorial affiliate of the Oslo Triennale).


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Writing contemporary indigenous ethnography

Mariana Bayo Mora described a decade of ethnographic research with the Tsetal and Tojolabal peoples of the Zapatista territory in Chiapas, Mexico, as a collaborative experience in which the indigenous communities insisted on shaping her research methods.


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Veronica Cortinez publishes new book

The edited volume explores the cinematography of Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz.


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UCLA and an international career were not on his radar screen

After earning a B.A. in Latin American Studies at UCLA in 1996, John Arboleda built a career in higher education in the U.S. and Europe. He now serves as director of special projects & innovation at Instituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona and runs a consulting company based in Spain.


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