Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is a global leader in res Department of Education.

Since 1964, the University of Pittsburgh has been committed to a Latin American studies program of unique depth and richness. Its Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) has become internationally recognized for excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education and outreach. CLAS is designated as a comprehensive National Resource Center (NRC) on Latin America by the U.S. Desde 196

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Conversas • A podcast on Spotify for Podcasters 02/23/2024

Podcast Alert! 🎧 We've talked about the importance of international experiences a lot on After CLAS, but what if global exposure is already in Oakland? International students are a vital part of the Pitt community, but are often overlooked. Here at CLAS we are spotlighting the international student experience in a two episode series - starting with this week's conversation with Kati Von Lehman from the Office of International Services. Learn about how Pitt supports its students as they navigate the unique challenges that come with studying in a new country.

Streaming now on Spotify !
https://loom.ly/_y0rU9o

Conversas • A podcast on Spotify for Podcasters The official podcast from the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

Photos from Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Pitt's post 02/23/2024

CLAS@Pitt Engagement Program:

“Thank you” to Banksville Elementary School for hosting the different world areas from the University Center for International Studies at Pitt!

02/22/2024

Join us next Thursday, February 29, from 3 to 5 pm to hear from award-winning photojournalist Federico Ríos as he discusses his experience photographing migrants in the Darién Gap.

This talk will be moderated by Dr. Scott Morgenstern of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Political Science.

To register: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/content/clas-event-registration

Photos from Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Pitt's post 02/21/2024

CLAS Student Club Coalition Spotlight! ☀️ On Sunday, Pitt Global Medical Brigades hosted a super successful Honduran Culture Night in preparation for their trip to Honduras this Spring. Members ate food from local food truck Antojitos Hondureños and learned about Honduran culture from the owner, Lilian. The students even learned some Spanish!

CLAS was happy to sponsor this event. University of Pittsburgh is a chapter of Global Medical Brigades, an international movement of students and medical professionals working alongside local communities and staff to implement sustainable health systems around the world.

Intersecting Lines: Are Academic Job Ads Conflating Latino and Latin American History? 02/21/2024

Article in The American Historical Association:

INTERSECTING LINES
Are Academic Job Ads Conflating Latino and Latin American History?

Celso Thomas Castilho and Sara Kozameh | Feb 20, 2024

https://www.historians.org/research-and-publications/perspectives-on-history/february-2024/intersecting-lines-are-academic-job-ads-conflating-latino-and-latin-american-history?fbclid=IwAR1fjrjY_EdyswQ6IOetkD7N8RVlpwpZdYndn8Bv_TMUeDedguliPUweUag_aem_AUtPIvq8nPRxt-wGLGSgA133R7pozo_DAwPv2joe1H2zO9IjPuR9oRMc9gUYiTLR4Xw

Intersecting Lines: Are Academic Job Ads Conflating Latino and Latin American History? An increasing number of job ads for modern Latin American history now also ask for expertise in Latino/x history. Why?

02/20/2024

We are very excited to announce our first Charlemos of 2024! Join us for a discussion on democracy in Guatemala with Dr. Rachel Schwartz and Dr. Omar Sanchez-Sibony, moderated by Dr. Laura Gamboa.

This charla will be held in English via Zoom, and pe-registration is required. Visit the link in our bio to register!

Photos from Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Pitt's post 02/19/2024

This Week at CLAS ☀️

02/19/2024

Join us for this special event next Monday, the 26th! A boxed lunch from Roux Orleans will be provided to all those who RSVP by the end of the day today! RSVP here: https://loom.ly/rC7UfpE

02/14/2024

Join us this weekend for a 1 credit history pop-up course with visiting scholar Esteban Corella Ovares from the University of Costa Rica! 🌎 Esteban's research is focused on U.S. and Central American relations from the 19th to 21st centuries. Make sure to email Luis Bravo at [email protected] to register! 📩

02/14/2024

Please join us for this special event!

02/13/2024

Please join us for this special event! A boxed lunch from Roux Orleans will be provided to all who RSVP. Use this link to RSVP and choose a boxed lunch: https://loom.ly/rC7UfpE

02/12/2024

This Week at CLAS ☀️

02/09/2024

☀️Happy After CLAS Friday! Ever wonder how the Center stays involved in the community? Listen in as CLAS Ambassador Autumn sits down with Luz Amanda Hank and Howard Alvarez and gets the scoop on all things community engagement! 🎧 If you are interested in any of the initiatives mentioned in the podcast, reach out to Luz Amanda or stop by our offices in Posvar Hall.

Now streaming on Spotify!
https://loom.ly/_y0rU9o

02/08/2024

Oi Gente ☀️ Join us over the next two Mondays for Portuguese mini lessons. It's the perfect chance to experience a new language and culture 🇧🇷 all while connecting with the community. The lessons will be held from 6-7 PM in 4130 Posvar Hall. Can't wait to see you there!

02/06/2024

In addition to the Pop-Up course Dr. Limoncic will be teaching this weekend (see our previous post for more information), he will be hosting our third Speaker Series event of 2024! Dr. Limoncic will present his research in: "The US in the XX Century: The Brazilian Perspective". Visit this link to register: https://loom.ly/DTXYXzc

Thursday, February 8th

Posvar Hall 4130 and Zoom

12:30 -2 PM

We look forward to seeing you there!

02/02/2024

Pop-up Course Alert! 📢 Professor Flavio Limoncic is coming from Brazil to teach a 1-credit pop-up course on Jewish Migration to Latin America. Learn about this issue from various perspectives including what drove migration and how affected groups dealt with the social challenges that resulted from their movement.

The course runs through Friday, February 9 to Sunday, February 11 with a half day on Friday and Sunday.

Email Luis Bravo to sign up!

01/30/2024

Join us this Thursday for our second Speaker Series event with Angela Alonso! She will present her research in: "The mosaic protest cycle: state-social movements dynamics and the 2013 Brazilian case". This event will be in English.

Register here: https://loom.ly/DTXYXzc

01/29/2024

☀️ Join us for one last Spanish Mini-Lesson this Wednesday! We will be celebrating the end of our Spanish series with language learning and free empanadas🍽️ Remember, our lessons are non-sequential so come out and bring a friend to learn some Spanish!! Hasta luego🤩

01/27/2024

UPMC and Literacy PGH Event:

🔔 Clases de Inglés GRATUITAS para personas hispanohablantes. 📖🖋️

En estas clases de Literacy Pittsburgh junto UPMC podrás tener una inmersión en el idioma, además de la oportunidad de establecer contactos nuevos.

📋 Si se encuentra interesado podrá registrarse por medio de este link: https://forms.office.com/r/Tc0rGzhqJ9

01/26/2024

☀️ The sun is out and so is our new episode! We are kicking off the Spring season of After CLAS. Listen to our conversation with LCTL Intern Chris Matthews who lets us in on the importance of Less Commonly Taught Languages here at Pitt!

Make sure to keep up with LCTL and to go to the Coffee House next Friday (2/2) at 11-1 in WPU!

Stream now https://loom.ly/_y0rU9o 🎧

01/23/2024

Join our Afro-Latin American Studies Post-Doc, Lorena Telles, for pop-up class: "Black Women's History: Gender, Slavery, and Motherhood in the Americas (Brazil, Jamaica, and USA, 19th century)".

This class is 1 credit and will be this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Please contact Luis Bravo for more information and to sign up: [email protected]

We hope to see you there!

01/22/2024

Join us for this special event, moderated by Ariel Armony, Pitt's Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs, as we discuss Argentina's recent elections. Armony, an expert in international relations, will lead the conversation with our presenters - Anibal Peréz-Liñán and Gisela Sin - on the election's key aspects, political players, and global implications.

Friday, January 26th
Posvar Hall 4130
2:30 PM

The event will be presented in English. This is a hybrid event.

Link in bio to register!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Panoramas // Episode 2 - Taino Spirituality: Disrupting Myths and Decolonizing Minds (w/ Miguel Sagué Jr. and Jennifer Ponce Cori) by Conversas 01/19/2024

The Panoramas podcast is back! 🎧 This week we are bringing you a conversation between Taino activist Miguel Sagué Jr. and Pitt PhD student Jennifer Ponce Cori. Their discussion covers Miguel's work as well as his approach to spirituality in the pursuit of disrupting common myths and decolonizing our minds.

Stream now on Spotify:

Panoramas // Episode 2 - Taino Spirituality: Disrupting Myths and Decolonizing Minds (w/ Miguel Sagué Jr. and Jennifer Ponce Cori) by Conversas In this conversation, Miguel Sague talks about himself, the elements of his identity as Taino, the importance of spirituality, his participation at the Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle, and his thoughts about the discovery myths as well as practical ideas to decolonize our minds. He also shares abo...

01/16/2024

Join us for the first Speaker Series event of 2024 with Billie Lozano Scholar, Carolina de Souza Martins! She will present her research in: "Afro-Indigenous Relations in the Brazilian Amazon".

Thursday, January 18th

Posvar Hall 4130 and Zoom

12:30 - 2 PM

Link in bio to register.

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrfuiuqzks

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sobre Nosotros

Since 1964, the University of Pittsburgh has been committed to a Latin American studies program of unique depth and richness. Its Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) has become internationally recognized for excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education and outreach. CLAS is designated as a comprehensive National Resource Center (NRC) on Latin America by the U.S. Department of Education.


Desde 1964, la Universidad de Pittsburgh ha sido dedicada a su programa de los Estudios Latinoamericanos. El Centro de los Estudios Latinoamericanos es mundialmente conocido por su excelencia de la educación de los estudiantes universitarios y los profesionales y por el alcance. El Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos han declarado el Centro un Centro Nacional de Recursos para Latinoamérica.

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Rain or shine—the Festival.
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Charlemos! Para que sirve la transparencia? Involving Citizens in the Fight Against Corruption
Charlemos! What are Left and Right Parties in Latin America?  Answers from Expert Surveys and Party Manifestos
CLAS got a makeover!
Charlemos: What have we learned about Latin America's response to the pandemic two years in?
Film Screening & Discussion: Soil, Struggle and Justice: Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement

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