CERLAC Update
August 2012

Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean at York University
An update on CERLAC news & recent & up-coming activities

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NEWS OF FELLOWS & ASSOCIATES

After 5 years as CERLAC Director, Eduardo Canel moves on

Andrea Davis: incoming Director of CERLAC: teaching award, project profiled in "Research Matters"

CERLAC's new Deputy Director: Carlota McAllister

Research Associate Paulo Ravecca: an award, a fellowship & "the most exciting event of the year"

William Found's Collection of Caribbean Maps now available to all in York Library

New Fellows: Gavin Fridell, Carl James, Joan Samuels-Dennis, Mina Singh

New Research Associates: Jan Anderson, Thomas Chiasson-LeBel, Stacey Gomez, Jennifer Mills, Marta da Silva, Carlos Velásquez

Updates on other recent activities and accomplishments of CERLAC Fellows

Donation made in honor of late CERLAC Fellow John Buttrick

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PUBLICATIONS

Recent CERLAC publications:

The Extended Participation of Low-income Women in a Rainwater Harvesting Program in Brazil by Andrea Moraes (Working Paper, August 2012)

Trade and Investment-Induced Population Displacement in Latin America by William Payne & Paulo Ravecca (Colloquia Paper, August 2012)

Knowledge Management for North-South Partnerships: Promoting the Canada-Latin America Connection by Mario Torres (Report, August 2012)

Foreign Investment and the Privatization of Coercion: A Case Study of the Forza Security Company in Peru by Charis Kamphuis (2011 Graduate Baptista Prize, March 2012)

Beyond Recogniton: Alternative Rights-Realizing Strategies in the Northern Quiche Region of Guatemala by Caren Weisbart (2011 Graduate Baptista Prize, March 2012)

Impunity on Trial: the Case for Repealing El Salvador's Amnesty Law by Rolando Aguilera (2011 Undergraduate Baptista Prize, March 2012)

 

Recent publications by CERLAC Fellows:

Deborah Barndt (co-editor): VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas

Andrea Davis & Carl James (co-editors): Jamaica in Canada: A Multiculturalizing Presence

Audra Diptee & David Trotman (co-editors) REMEMBERING AFRICA & ITS DIASPORAS Memory, Public History & Representations Of The Past

Honor Ford-Smith (editor): 3 Jamaican plays: A postcolonial anthology 1977-1987

Michele Johnson (co-author): "They do as they please": The Jamaican Struggle for Cultural Freedom after Morant Bay

Nadine Jubb (editor): Comisarías de la Mujer en América Latina: Una puerta para detener la violencia y acceder a la justicia

Hal Klepak: Raul Castro and Cuba: A Miltary Story

Kamala Kempadoo (co-editor): Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights (2nd ed.)

Alex Latta (co-editor): Environment and Citizenship in Latin America: Natures, Subjects and Struggles

David Murray: Flaming Souls: Homosexuality, Homophobia, and Social Change in Barbados

Anne Rubenstein (co-editor): Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico

Judith Teichman: Social Forces and States: Poverty and Distributional Outcomes in South Korea, Chile and Mexico

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PROJECT NEWS & UPDATES

CERLAC awarded SSHRC grant for partnership project on extractive industry governance

CERLAC & CALACS collaborate on 3-year IDRC project

CERLAC & CRS foster initiative on trade, investment & forced migration in Latin America

Youth & Community Development in Canada & Jamaica ("Project Groundings"): see blog / gallery of recent project activities, project profile in Research Matters, donation story, SHARE article, Y-File article

Update on Alison Crosby's project on Women's Struggles for Justice in Guatemala

Viviana Patroni leads initiative on precarious employment

"Knowledge Management for North-South Partnerships" project concludes

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OTHER CERLAC ACTIVITIES

Barbadian Canadian Friendship Scholarships awarded

2011 Baptista Essay Prizes awarded

New CERLAC-administered Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Fund to promote graduate research

Recent visiting scholars in CERLAC: Wiebke Beushausen & Yadira Castillo Meneses

Call for papers out for 2013 CERLAC graduate research conference

 

 

See the February 2011 CERLAC Update

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