Spring 2017 CLLAS Notes

This spring issue of CLLAS Notes includes descriptions of three student-made documentary films that were produced in the 2017 Latino Roots classes. A celebration on June 8 will feature clips from student films, an exhibit of archived materials, and music by Springfield High School Mariachi del Sol and by Latin American guitarist, Ricardo Cardenas. 

Gabriela Martínez, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Communication and the 2016-17 interim director of CLLAS, discusses the highlights of the many winter and spring events sponsored by CLLAS. Professor Martínez will continue as codirector of CLLAS in 2017-18, along with Alaí Reyes-Santos, associate professor, Department of Ethnic Studies.

In this issue of CLLAS Notes, Professor Reyes-Santos writes about the CLLAS-supported research she is working on with anthropology professor Ana-Maurine Lara in “Decolonizing Knowledge: Afro Indigenous Women Healers in the Caribbean and Its Diasporas.”

Geography PhD candidate María Belén Noroña writes about her CLLAS-supported research in“Indigenous Adaptation to Mining-Related Infrastructure in the Amazon Rain Forest of Ecuador.”

History PhD candidate John Bedan explains how the idealism of the Alliance for Progress gave way to the realities of Cold War confrontation in Guatemala in an article about his CLLAS-supported research.

You can also learn about recently published books and journal articles, as well as news and updates on research action projects and faculty and graduate student achievements.

All this and more are included in this spring 2017 edition of CLLAS Notes, the twice-yearly newsletter for the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. Watch for yours soon in your campus or home mailbox, or view it now online.