LLILAS Benson News Archive
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections presents its signature event of the fall semester, "Ernesto Cardenal in Word and Action: Poetry, Politics, and Priesthood in 20th-Century Nicaragua.”
Fri, Oct 14, 2016
The archive of Nicaraguan poet, priest and political activist Ernesto Cardenal will open in November at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016
LLILAS Benson presents the seventh annual Field Notes student photography exhibition, featuring images from Latin America and US Latina/o communities by students from a diverse range of disciplines at The University of Texas at Austin.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016
LLILAS faculty and students are invited to submit a proposal to the Argentine Studies Program of LLILAS.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016
Matthew Butler, an associate professor in the Department of History and LLILAS affiliated faculty, has received an Endangered Archives Programme grant of $66,000 to support a project titled “Conserving Indigenous Memories of Land Privatisation in Mexico: Michoacán’s Libros de Hijuelas, 1719–1929.”
Wed, Aug 31, 2016
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $248,039 to Susan Smythe Kung and Anthony C. Woodbury in support of their upcoming project, "Transforming Access and Archiving for Endangered Language Data Through Exploratory Methodologies of Curation."
Mon, Aug 22, 2016
LLILAS is fortunate to welcome three visiting professors to campus this fall, Rosalva Aída Hernández, Eduardo Lalo, and Biana Freire-Medeiros.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
“Although it no longer holds the status of economic, political, and cultural center, Rio de Janeiro serves as Brazil’s main showcase to the world,” writes Tinker Visiting Professor Bianca Freire-Medeiros (U. São Paulo).
Tue, Jul 19, 2016
Sabina Cruz de la Cruz returns to campus this fall to offer Intensive Nahuatl, with classes available to both undergraduates and graduate students.
Thu, May 26, 2016
Professor Virginia Garrard-Burnett has been chosen as the new director of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections.
Mon, May 9, 2016
Four LLILAS PhD students and one undergraduate Latin American studies major have been recognized this spring for their outstanding scholarship.
Thu, May 5, 2016
The Capstone seminar brings together central issues, concepts, and themes of contemporary Latin American studies. The class is designed as a professional development course to enhance core analytical and writing skills that will be useful for students after graduation.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016
Like most second-year master’s students, Jheison Romain has been hard at work writing his thesis. But like many of the activist that are his peers here, Romain has also spent time on a cause about which he is passionate.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016
Marcela Lagarde y de los Ríos has devoted her life’s work to feminist scholarship and action. As one of Mexico’s foremost feminist thinkers, she has written extensively on gender violence
Thu, Mar 24, 2016
Despite alarms about climate change and the increasing number of disasters that have occurred worldwide, energy development continues at full force.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016
Professor of History Ann Twinam, a LLILAS faculty associate, has won the Latin American Studies Association’s Bryce Wood Book Award for Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies (Stanford, 2015). The award is given at each LASA congress to an outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities published in English.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016
LLILAS dual degree master’s students Maria Fernandez and Patricia Zavala will have the opportunity to travel and pursue their areas of special interest this summer.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016
LLILAS welcomes two Tinker visiting professors to campus this spring. Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj and Ruud van Akkeren will each teach a graduate seminar while pursuing research and collaboration with colleagues at UT Austin.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016
LLILAS faculty are invited to submit proposals to the Argentine Studies Program of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies.
Tue, Jan 19, 2016
Raúl Madrid, professor in the UT Department of Government and affiliated faculty member at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), is a candidate for vice president (and president-elect) of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), the principal association of scholars who work on Latin America.
Tue, Jan 12, 2016
The LLILAS spring 2016 catalogue offers courses in Maya thought, colonialism and indigenous languages, gender and politics of indigenous peoples, and the Nahuatl language. Courses are open to registered students.
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