Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

February 21st & 22nd, 2013

Black and Latin@ in the U.S.: Challenges of a Pluralistic, Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Cultural Consciousness

4:30pm, feb. 2st in circuti 202

Prof. Antonio Tillis of Dartmouth College will be at MHC and UMass this week. Attached please find the poster for his talk on Black and Latino in the US on Thursday, Feb. 21 @ 4:30pm in Ciruti 202.

2pm, feb. 22nd at five colleges, inc.

Prof. Tillis will be at the Five College Inc. as part of the Atlantic Studies Seminar to discuss his emerging book project, “Literary Cartography: Mapping the Body in US Afro-Latino Literature." Professor Tillis will shape this conversation by centering and problematizing two pre-circulated essays that have influenced his thoughts on this topic:

1) Piatti, B., Reuschel, A. K., & Hurni, L. (2009). Literary Geography–or how cartographers open up a new dimension for literary studies. In Proceedings of the 24th International Cartography Conference, Chile.
2) Ramos, B., Jaccard, J., & Guilamo-Ramos, V. (2003). Dual ethnicity and depressive symptoms: Implications of being Black and Latino in the United States. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 25(2), 147-173.

If you would like to attend, please contact Kym Morrison ( for these essays.

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Double Thread: Cecilia Vicuña and the Poetics of Memory

4:00 PM, Thompson 519, umass amherst

Silvia Goldman, North Central College.

CLACLS Research Colloquium Series.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Informal Markers and Illegal Pratices in Latin America

7:00 PM, Dewey Common Room, Smith College
Working as an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Professor Gabriela Polit has done extensive research on the cultures of informality and illegality in Latin America, particularly in reference to the traffic of illegal drugs. She has published numerous articles on related topics, and her book "Narrating Narcos: Stories from Culiacán and Medellín" is forthcoming from Pittsburgh University Press.

Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Lecture Committee, and the Program for Latin American and Latina/o Studies at Smith College.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

For ESPN to See: Some Lessons for Brazil from London and Cape Town on Sex Trafficking, Moral Panics, and Global Sporting Events

6:30 PM, 209 Converse Hall, Amherst College. 
Gregory Mitchell, Assistant Professor at Williams College of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, speaks to the Afro-Luso-Brazilian Faculty Seminar.
Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Five Colleges Afro-Luso-Brazilian Faculty Seminar.

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Communist Horizon

5:00 PM, CC 911, Smith College

Jody Dean, Smith College.

Part of a Fall 2012 Lecture Series, On Protest. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science and CLACLS.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents and Their Young Children

Campus Center 168c, umass amherst

Prof. Yoshikawa will be meeting with faculty and graduate students  with an interest in immigration research and related policy issues in Thompson 840. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Prof. Yoshikawa during his visit, please contact Kysa Nygreen ( in the School of Education. 

Part of the CLACLS Lecture Series on Undocumented Migration and Criminalization in the Americas

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhood

5:30 pm, Seelye 106, Smith college

Five College Public Lecture. Merída Rua, Williams College, discusses her book, "A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhood."

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her

Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College

Junot Diaz, reads from and signs his new book, ‘This is How You Lose Her.’ 

Event free of charge –$5 priority seating available. Partial proceeds of ticket sales will go to the Care Center in Holyoke, MA. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Neoliberal Reproductive Governance in the Americas: Bodies, Race, Politics

4:00 PM, Herter 301, umass amherst

CLACLS Research Colloquium Series and Fall Reception: Laura Briggs, WGSS.

Followed by CLACLS Fall reception.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina, Comparative Perspectives from Greece to Occupy

5:00 pm, CC 911, UMASS AMHERST

Part of a Fall 2012 Lecture Series, On Protest, sponsored by the Department of Political  Science and CLACLS.