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CERLAC is delighted to announce that Kevin Chrisman (CERLAC Research Associate) is the winner of the 2019 CALACS Outstanding Dissertation Prize

CERLAC is delighted to announce the CALACS Outstanding Dissertation Prize 2019 Winner: Kevin Chrisman, Ph.D. “Meet Me at Sanborns: Labor, Leisure, Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Mexico” Dept. of History, York University Supervisor: Dr. Anne Rubenstein The Outstanding Dissertation Prize committee commends Dr. Chrisman’s Ph.D. dissertation, a highly original and beautifully written cultural history of […]

CERLAC has appointed a new Associate Director

CERLAC is delighted to announce that Danielle Robinson has been appointed CERLAC Associate Director and Coordinator of the Graduate Diploma in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Danielle Robinson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dance in the School of Arts, Media, Performance, and Design, and is cross-appointed to the Graduate Programs in Theatre […]

CERLAC Director - Alan Durston publishes a new book: Escritura en quechua y sociedad serrana en transformación: Perú, 1920-1960.

CERLAC Director - Alan Durston publishes a new book: Escritura en quechua y sociedad serrana en transformación: Perú, 1920-1960. Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos and Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (Lima, Peru), 2019 (132p). Translation of blurb: Between 1920 and 1960 there was a Quechua literary boom in Peru characterized by the emergence of new genres […]

CERLAC Fellow Professor Alison Crosby co-authors book on Mayan women’s struggle for justice

CERLAC Fellow Professor Alison Crosby co-authors book on Mayan women’s struggle for justice In a new book that explores a group of Mayan women’s collective struggle for justice, York University Professor Alison Crosby and Boston College Professor M. Brinton Lykes examine how these women’s protagonisms have been formed after suffering genocidal violence in Guatemala during […]

Passing: Meyer Brownstone

MEYER BROWNSTONE June 26, 1922 - April 3, 2019 was a CERLAC Director from 1991 - 1994. We are celebrating a champion of peace and social justice who mentored several generations of activists around the world. To read the whole article in The Globe and Mail, click here.

CERLAC Fellow Laura Levin receives a Postdoctoral Supervisor Award

Laura Levin, associate professor of theatre in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University, was recognized with the Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award from the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS). The award honours professors who demonstrate exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at York University, exceeding general supervisory expectations. To […]

CERLAC Director - Alan Durston publishes a new book: Indigenous Languages, Politics and Authority in Latin America. Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives

CERLAC Director - Alan Durston publishes a new book: Indigenous Languages, Politics and Authority in Latin America. Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives. This volume makes a vital and original contribution to a topic that lies at the intersection of the fields of history, anthropology, and linguistics. The book is the first to consider indigenous languages as […]

CERLAC Fellow Kemala Kempadoo receives Lifetime Achievement Award

York University social science Professor Kamala Kempadoo is the 2018 recipient of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Lifetime Achievement Award. A Caribbean scholar for nearly three decades, Kempadoo possesses a stellar international reputation and specializes in researching, writing and teaching on the issues of gender, sex and sexuality, and sex work in the English-, Spanish-, French- and […]