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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: […]

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.