2016 Michael Baptista Essay Prizes Awarded

2016 Michael Baptista Essay Prizes Awarded The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) at York University is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Michael Baptista Essay Prize for outstanding scholarly papers on topics of relevance to the area of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. At the undergraduate level, the […]

Sergio Aguayo explica la violencia en México

Sergio Aguayo explica la violencia en México Por Pablo Gómez Barrios | Jueves 9 marzo, 2017 Compartir Sergio Aguayo es profesor e investigador en el Centro de Estudios Internacionales del Colegio de México, donde coordina el Seminario sobre Violencia y Paz. Sergio ha enseñado en diversas universidades de México, Estados Unidos y Europa. En […]

Faculty of Graduate Studies honours CERLAC Fellow Prof. Carl James

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) honoured Professor Carl James with the Faculty’s Teaching Award for his contributions to graduate teaching and membership. James was presented his award at the Faculty Council meeting on March 2. Attending the presentation were friends and colleagues of James. To read the whole YFile article, please click here.

Michael Baptista lecture examines humanitarian crisis in Mexico

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 […]

CERLAC's - The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Fellowship Winner presents her work in Newfoundland:

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 They guide visitors to a long table covered in books and photocopies of historical documents, including […]

CERLAC Fellow, Caroline Shenaz Hossein has a new Book - Politicized Microfinance: Money Power and Violence in the Black Americas

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 […]

Michael Baptista Prize winner paper from Nabila Islam will be published in the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History

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 […]