An insightful examination of the deepening humanitarian crisis in Mexico will be the focus of the Winter 2017 Michael Baptista Lecture, which is presented on March 8 by York’s Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC). Sergio Aguayo The lecture, titled “Violence in Mexico and Canadian Refugee Policy”, will run from 5 to […]
University of the West Indies Professor Emerita Carolyn Cooper was the keynote speaker at the annual Michael Baptista Lecture on Nov 3. Her lecture, title "'DIsguise Up De English Language': Louise Bennett's Anansi Poetics," articulated the importante of "Miss Lou" as a consolidating force in Jamaican culture. To access the full article, please click here.
Latin American Working Group (LAWG) library opens at CERLAC's Resource Centre: We are pleased to announce the opening of the LAWG (Latin American Working Group) Library, part of CERLAC's Resource Centre, thanks to the efforts of Liisa North and Caese Levo. As Liisa explains, LAWG "played a leading role in sustaining Canadian solidarity with human […]
CERLAC Director and Associate Professor of Anthropology Carlota McAllister has been awarded a Faculty Fellowship at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. She will spend the 2016-17 academic year as a Visiting Scholar at the center. To read more about the story please click here.
Camille Turner’s Piece on NL’s Role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade Is Literally Out of This World Two silent attendants dressed in futuristic capes, bright white turbans and boots, welcome citizen researchers into the dimly lit Afronautic Research Lab. They guide visitors to a long table covered in books and photocopies of historical documents, including […]
Book Description: When Grameen Bank was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, microfinance was lauded as an important contributor to the economic development of the Global South. However, political scandals, mission-drift, and excessive commercialization have tarnished this example of responsible or inclusive financial development. Politicized Microfinance insightfully discusses exclusion while providing a path towards […]
Nabila Islam won the Baptista Essay Prize on 2013. After the encouragement from the Awards Committee she decided to submit the manuscript entitle "Subject-making and Resistance in the Amazon" to the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. She was notify recently that her submission with be appearing in the journal's summer issue (vol. 17, no […]
CERLAC is pleased to announce this year's recipients of The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Award and Fellowship and The Grace and David Taylor Scholarship in Caribbean Studies. The recipient of The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Fellowship is: - Camille Turner The recipients of The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Award are: - Evelyn Amposah, - Sarah […]
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Call for Submissions: TLN Telelatino Awards 2016 CERLAC invites submissions from eligible undergraduate and graduate students of York University to the annual TLN Telelatino Awards on the Latin American diaspora. The TLN Telelatino Award is awarded annually to one York undergraduate and one York graduate student to recognize exceptional work in any area of study […]