UCSB Latin American and Iberian Studies Program

LAIS MA Recruitment Day

Winter 2021 virtual visit to UC Santa Barbara for students accepted into the LAIS MA program. Zoom link for the main events: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/86523798829 Zoom link for the graduate lunch: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/82934523856 Below is the schedule for the Winter 2021 virtual visit to UC Santa Barbara for students accepted into the LAIS MA program.

A Wave of Difference: Language Expression in the Argentine Feminist Imaginary

Join this LAIS co-sponsored event to hear from Nicolas Cuello (National University of La Plata, Argentina). Link: https://tinyurl.com/ve3fxb6c (Passcode: argentina) In the context of a disproportionate increase in sexual violence against cis, trans, and transvestite women since 2015, Argentine feminisms have prefigured the untimely irruption of public space in both process and form. The movements; interventions not …

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Global/Premodern/Race

McCune Conference Room

This symposium brings together scholars working in Iberian, Middle Eastern, and Medieval Studies to engage in a critical discussion concerning race—reevaluating both its utility as a category of analysis in the premodern world and how it has structured medieval and early modern studies as academic fields. Register via email by March 19, 2021, for this …

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International Graduate Student Conference: Borders, Power and Transgression

A border is what separates things, and the border’s very existence is inseparable both from the power that sustains it and from the possibility of its transgression. In recent years, the relationship between borders—political, geographical and symbolic—and State power has taken on a special significance in the public arena. Transgression, for its part, is an …

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Haunting the Canon: The Super-phenomena in Art

LAIS is pleased to co-sponsor the Art History Graduate Student Association's 45th annual symposium! This virtual symposium is an opportunity for students and scholars across the humanities to engage in a critical dialogue while maintaining a focus on images and material objects. This year’s theme asks participants to challenge colonialist conceptions of mystical, spiritual, and …

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LAIS Alumni Reunion: Celebrating 40+ years of Masters, 1980-2021

Welcome to the first-ever LAIS Program alumni reunion! Join us to celebrate 40+ years of achievements and Master’s theses in the Latin American and Iberian Studies Master's Program. This two-day event will feature seven panels showcasing the career paths of 19 alumni who graduated between 1985 and 2018. We will be joined by former directors …

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LAIS Career Panels and Alumni Reunion

Join the Latin American and Iberian Studies Program in its celebration of 40+  years of achievements and master’s theses, and learn from LAIS MA alumni about their professional careers in and beyond academia. This two-day event will feature seven panels showcasing the career paths of 19 alumni who graduated between 1985 and 2018, from film …

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LAIS End-of-Year Awards Ceremony

Join the 2021 Latin American and Iberian Studies End-of-Year Awards Ceremony to celebrate the achievements and hard work of LAIS majors, minors and graduate students, faculty and staff.  The ceremony will take place on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 4:30pm to 5:00 pm via Zoom. The Latin American & Iberian Studies Program is proud of its …

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Social Mobilization and State Violence in Colombia

REGISTER: bit.ly/laiscolombia Since April 28, 2021, thousands of people have been protesting in Colombia to demand immediate changes and structural transformations that meet historically neglected social needs. The government has mainly responded through force and the criminalization of the protests. Dozens of people have been murdered, hundreds are missing, and more than 3,405 cases of police …

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Weston Roundtable Series: How to Help Protect the Amazon

Register here for zoom link: https://go.wisc.edu/weston_silva Brazil's former Minister of Environment, Marina Silva, will discuss the challenges we need to face in order to preserve the Amazon and its indigenous population in the context of the multiple crises that Brazil and the world are currently experiencing. These reflections are the result of more than 30 years …

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