Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
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Ernesto Cardenal to Read at the Benson Collection on November 15

Ernesto Cardenal to Read at the Benson Collection on November 15

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.”


Photo by Koen Wessing

Papers of Nicaraguan Luminary Ernesto Cardenal Find a Home at Benson Latin American Collection

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.


Student Photography Exhibition on View at Benson Latin American Collection

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. 


Image by Nicolas Raymond

Argentine Studies Program Call for Proposals

Wed, Sep 14, 2016

LLILAS faculty and students are invited to submit a proposal to the Argentine Studies Program of LLILAS.


(L–R): Lic. Víctor Manuel Pérez, AGHPEM Director; Matthew Butler, UT Austin; Lic. Ulisés Romero Hernández, Director of Archives, Michoacán State Government; Cecilia Bautista García, UMSNH

Grant Will Fund Study and Preservation of Important Indigenous Archives in Michoacán

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.”


Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America Receives NSF Grant

Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America Receives NSF Grant

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."


Rosalva Aída Hernández, Eduardo Lalo, and Bianca Freire-Medeiros

LLILAS Welcomes Three Visiting Professors

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.


LLILAS Seminar Explores “Imaginary of Brazil”

LLILAS Seminar Explores “Imaginary of Brazil”

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).


Intensive Nahuatl: Learn the Language of the Aztecs and Zapata

Intensive Nahuatl: Learn the Language of the Aztecs and Zapata

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.


Professor Virginia Garrard-Burnett Will Lead LLILAS Benson

Professor Virginia Garrard-Burnett Will Lead LLILAS Benson

Thu, May 26, 2016

Professor Virginia Garrard-Burnett has been chosen as the new director of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections.


Clockwise from top left: Andrea Clark; Prisca Gayles; Angela Tapia Arce; Ricardo Velasco; Anthony Dest

LLILAS Students Receive Accolades, Fellowships, and More

Mon, May 9, 2016

Four LLILAS PhD students and one undergraduate Latin American studies major have been recognized this spring for their outstanding scholarship.


In Capstone Seminar, Students Explore Interdisciplinary Major

In Capstone Seminar, Students Explore Interdisciplinary Major

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.


Master’s Student Jheison Romain and the Haitian Community Land Trust

Master’s Student Jheison Romain and the Haitian Community Land Trust

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.


Photo courtesy of Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes

International Program on Gender Violence Inspired by Prominent Mexican Feminist

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


La Oroya mine, Perú; photo by Donna De Cesare

Panel to Discuss Social and Environmental Consequences of Energy Development

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.


Professor Ann Twinam Wins LASA Bryce Wood Book Award

Professor Ann Twinam Wins LASA Bryce Wood Book Award

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.


Maria Fernandez (l), Patricia Zavala

First-Year Students Win Prestigious Summer Fellowships

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.


Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj (l), Ruud van Akkeren

LLILAS Welcomes Spring 2016 Tinker Visiting Professors

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.


Image by Nicolas Raymond

Argentine Studies Program Solicits Faculty Proposals

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.


Professor Raúl Madrid Is Candidate for LASA Leadership Position

Professor Raúl Madrid Is Candidate for LASA Leadership Position

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.


Enrollment Open for LLILAS Spring Courses

Enrollment Open for LLILAS Spring Courses

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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