Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
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LLILAS Benson Organizes Mapathons for Disaster Relief

LLILAS Benson Organizes Mapathons for Disaster Relief

Wed, Oct 11, 2017

In the wake of natural disasters in Mexico and the Caribbean, relief organizations have requested help locating vulnerable sites, and people around the world are using the OpenStreetMap platform to answer the call.




“Legisladores, banqueros,” by Eduardo Lalo

Puerto Rico’s “Death Debt”: The Photography of Eduardo Lalo Comes to the Benson Collection

Mon, Aug 28, 2017

The Benson Latin American Collection presents Deudos / Death Debt: The Art of Eduardo Lalo, a collection of black-and-white photographs by the celebrated Puerto Rican writer and artist Eduardo Lalo.


Manuel Tahay

K’iche’ Maya Courses Offered This Fall

Mon, Jul 31, 2017

This fall, two K’iche’ classes will be offered on campus, co-taught by Manuel Tahay, a native speaker with extensive teaching experience, and Sergio Romero, associate professor at LLILAS and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.


Felipe Gonzalez

Prominent Human Rights Lawyer Is Tinker Visiting Professor

Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Felipe González, a specialist in international human rights law, will be a Tinker Visiting Professor at LLILAS this fall. González is professor of international and constitutional law at Diego Portales University in Santiago, Chile. He has served on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and will begin an appointment as UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants on August 1.


Cristina Tzintzún to Give Keynote at LLILAS Graduation

Cristina Tzintzún to Give Keynote at LLILAS Graduation

Fri, May 5, 2017

Each spring, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) honors graduates of its master’s and doctoral programs with an intimate ceremony. This year, LLILAS is thrilled to welcome alumna Cristina Tzintzún as the keynote speaker for this event.


UT Austin Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Pioneer Archival Projects in Latin America

UT Austin Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Pioneer Archival Projects in Latin America

Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin has received a grant of $700,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a project through LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections titled “Cultivating a Latin American Post-Custodial Archival Praxis.”


Texas Is Well Represented at LASA Congress in Lima

Texas Is Well Represented at LASA Congress in Lima

Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The XXXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) will convene in Lima, Peru, on April 29. As usual, UT Austin will be well represented by faculty, staff, and students from the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and the Benson Latin American Collection.


PhD Student Rony Castillo Is Honored in Honduras’ African Heritage Month

PhD Student Rony Castillo Is Honored in Honduras’ African Heritage Month

Mon, Apr 24, 2017

LLILAS doctoral student Rony Castillo was honored for his pioneering work in education during the Honduran celebrations of 16th annual Mes de la Herencia Africana (African Heritage Month).


Grupo Fantasma; photo by Daniel Jackson

¡A Viva Voz! Quinceañera: Grupo Fantasma to Headline LLILAS Benson Celebration

Wed, Apr 5, 2017

The Austin-based Grupo Fantasma will perform at the fifteenth annual ¡A Viva Voz! celebration of Latina/o arts and culture, which takes place at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection on Thursday, April 15, from 7 to 9 p.m.


Original artwork by Adriana Linares and Nathalia Ochoa

Resistance, Front and Center: ILASSA Student Conference Draws Participants from Throughout the Americas

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

The Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association, ILASSA, convened its 37th annual student conference on the UT Austin campus in early March.


Fulbright Awarded to LLILAS PhD Candidate Prisca Gayles

Fulbright Awarded to LLILAS PhD Candidate Prisca Gayles

Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Prisca Gayles, a LLILAS PhD candidate, has been awarded a Fulbright grant that will support her upcoming fieldwork in Argentina. Gayles’s dissertation project is an analysis of the experiences of the black social movement in Argentina.


African Diaspora in the Americas: Deadline Extended to Apply for Summer Study in Brazil

African Diaspora in the Americas: Deadline Extended to Apply for Summer Study in Brazil

Fri, Feb 17, 2017

The deadline to apply for the faculty-led summer study abroad program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has been extended until March 15, 2017.


Food Revolutions: Latin America’s Food System Is Topic of 10th Annual Lozano Long Conference

Food Revolutions: Latin America’s Food System Is Topic of 10th Annual Lozano Long Conference

Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Latin America might just be the canary in the coal mine for the world food system.


Professor Ricardo Ainslie to Lead Mexico Center

Professor Ricardo Ainslie to Lead Mexico Center

Wed, Jan 25, 2017

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) is pleased to announce that Professor Ricardo Ainslie will assume leadership of the LLILAS Mexico Center.


L-R, back row: Rocío Verduzco Sandoval, Matthew Butler, Yolanda Castillo Franco, Marlen Alvarado González, Theresa Polk; front row: Cecilia Bautista García, Sujey Miranda Marín, David Bliss.

Endangered Archives Programme Grant Moves Forward in Michoacán

Wed, Jan 11, 2017

A contingent from LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections visited the capital city of Morelia in Michoacán, Mexico, last November to begin work on an Endangered Archives Programme grant awarded by the British Library and funded by Arcadia.


Unknown artist, La Virgen niña hilando/The Child Mary Spinning (detail), Cuzco, Peru, mid 18th century. Oil on canvas. Collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma.

Thoma Visiting Scholars in Spanish Colonial Art: Call for Submissions

Mon, Jan 9, 2017

In collaboration with the Thoma Foundation and the Blanton Museum of Art, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections is pleased to announce a convocatoria / call for proposals for the Thoma Visiting Scholars in Spanish Colonial Art (Becas Thoma para Investigación en Arte Virreinal Latinoamericano).


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