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York graduate Gonzalo de Villa appointed Archbishop

York graduate Gonzalo de Villa appointed Archbishop July 15, 2020 On July 9, 2020, the Vatican announced that Gonzalo de Villa, who in 1988 completed a Masters Degree in Social and Political Thought (SPT) at York University, has been appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Santiago de Guatemala— historically the oldest of the two Ecclesiastical Provinces in Guatemala.  While at […]

Statement from the Executive Committee of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean in Solidarity with Black students, faculty, staff, and community members

Statement from the Executive Committee of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean in Solidarity with Black students, faculty, staff, and community members Anti-racism is central to CERLAC’s mission. The research CERLAC promotes has long been concerned with systemic racism in Latin America and the Caribbean, and its manifestations of discrimination and […]

York University's 'C4' Capstone Classroom Project, led by CERLAC Fellow Danielle Robinson, wins prestigious international award

York University's 'C4' Capstone Classroom Project, led by CERLAC Fellow Danielle Robinson, wins prestigious international award A York University project that brings a diversity of students from different disciplines together to work on real-life problems has received an international award from Airbus and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC). Through the Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom (C4) […]

New CERLAC Director Appointment

We are delighted to announce that Professor Danielle Robinson has been appointed CERLAC Director starting July 1. She 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 and Performance Studies as well as Communication and Culture. She […]

CERLAC Fellow Anna Zalik and CERLAC Associate Fellow Adrienne Johnson publish a new article: Extraction, entanglements and (im)materialities: Reflections on the methods and methodologies of natural resource industries fieldwork. 

CERLAC Fellow Anna Zalik and CERLAC Associate Fellow Adrienne Johnson publish a new article: Extraction, entanglements and (im)materialities: Reflections on the methods and methodologies of natural resource industries fieldwork. Abstract This multi-authored collection of papers examines the complex realities of research on natural resource industries, including the messy entanglements of extraction, materiality, and everyday social […]

2020 Michael Baptista Lecture: A brutal glimpse of migrant reality

2020 Michael Baptista Lecture: A brutal glimpse of migrant reality by Luis Horacio Nájera For those who missed the opportunity to attend the 2020 Michael Baptista Lecture and are wondering how it was, the best words to describe the event are: brutally honest. For those gathered at the Toronto Reference Library, the Baptista Lecture offered […]

CERLAC presents 2020 Michael Baptista Lecture

York University's Centre for Research on Latin American and the Caribbean (CERLAC) and will present its 2020 Michael Baptista Lecture on March 11. Titled "Central American Migrants in Limbo: Transit Experiences and Grassroots Responses," the talk will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in Beeton Hall at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St.). […]

2019 Michael Baptista Essay Prize Awarded

The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) at York University is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Michael Baptista Essay Prize for outstanding scholarly papers on topics of relevance to the area of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. At the graduate level, the prize was awarded to: Kimberly Palmer […]

CERLAC Fellow Professor Maria Figueredo publishes a new book: Creation Sounds: Music, Gender and Performativity in Contemporary Latin American Literature

CERLAC Fellow Professor Maria Figueredo publishes a new book: Creation Sounds: Music, Gender and Performativity in Contemporary Latin American Literature This book considers the role of music in multi-mediated formats that privilege the performative elements of meaning production. Among the possible links between literature and music, the research in this volume pays close attention to: […]