Accepting Applications for the MA in LALS

THE LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO STUDIES PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FALL 2019 MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE PROGRAM.
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An Interdisciplinary Program

Our program offers an interdisciplinary  perspective to the study of both Latin American societies and Latinos living in the United  States. The program emphasizes the histories and contemporary social issues of Latin Americans and Latinos as they enter into a transnational dialogue that defines Latin America and the United States in the twenty-first century.

The Master of Arts program in Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) is a two-year curriculum consisting of five required core courses, a proseminar that focuses on professional development and guiding students toward their career paths,  electives, and a community-based internship. In the fourth semester, students finalize their M.A. paper which they will present at the annual symposium.

Our program stresses mentorship and offers an unparalleled level of guidance and support from a multidisciplinary faculty, many with joint appointments in other departments. Students work with accomplished core faculty members who also serve as their mentors for the duration of the program.
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Review of applications starts on
January 15, 2019

FEBRUARY 15, 2019
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MAY 15, 2019
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Statement of purpose

IUPLR Mellon

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Due Jan. 30, 2019

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2019-20). The program supports doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in
Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. The fellowship facilitates completion of the dissertation and provides professional development, writing support, and
mentoring from faculty members in Latino Studies. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, participation in an intensive summer institute in Chicago, and professionalization and writing workshops and programs.

Eligibility

Applicants are required to meet with the director of their center before they apply to assess eligibility and obtain a letter of recognition to submit with their application. Applicants must have advanced to candidacy (ABD status with defended proposal) and be completing a Latino Studies dissertation in the humanities or in a humanities-adjacent discipline. Applicants should already have a significant portion of the dissertation drafted and anticipate defending their dissertation by the end of the fellowship year. Finally, applicants should be planning to pursue an academic career in teaching and/or research.

During the fellowship year, students must be enrolled at their home institution. Fellows will be expected to forego other employment during the year. Selected fellows are required to attend the one-week IUPLR/Mellon Summer Institute in late summer 2019 in Chicago, attend and present at IUPLR conferences (in select years), and take part in a very structured writing program.

IUPLR will select fellows through six designated research centers:

● The Center for Mexican American Studies and the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
● The Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston
● The Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA
● The Dominican Studies Institute at CUNY
● The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at CUNY
● The Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago

To apply, please submit the following materials by January 30th to the online portal at https://mfp.lals.uic.edu

● CV
● Cover letter that describes your dissertation, timeline to completion and your professional goals
● Completed chapters with compiled in a single PDF. Include as a cover page a one page outline with chapter titles, brief chapter summaries, and percentages of each chapter completed. If you do not have any completed, you may just submit the outline.
● Two recommendation letters (one from the applicant’s dissertation chair and a Latina/o Studies faculty member) sent directly to jlboles@uic.edu
● Letter of recognition from the Director of the IUPLR center or Fellowship Coordinator at the applicant’s home institution sent directly to jlboles@uic.edu


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Friday, October 5, 2pm | Logan Center Terrace Seminar Room

Logan Center Exhibitions is pleased to host a roundtable discussion as part of the international collaborative project Perverse Decolonization. Initiated by the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne, Perverse Decolonization is an international research and discussion project addressing the current crisis of postcolonial studies and identity politics and its possible appropriations in new nationalisms emerging on a global scale.

Featuring contributions by sociologist Jan Sowa and Chicago-based scholars Ronak K. Kapadia and Patrisia Macías-Rojas, this discussion considers the rise of new forms of populisms globally and will cover topics such as artistic responses to the War on Terror, partisan immigration debates in the United States and the appropriation of post-colonial theory by right-wing populist politics in Poland. Moderated by Yesomi Umolu, Exhibitions Curator.

Perverse Decolonization is presented by Logan Center Exhibitions and the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne. Co-sponsored by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, University of Chicago (3CT).

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Join LALS faculty member Patrisia Macias-Rojas for a roundtable on "Perverse Decolonization" 10/5/18

Sep 27, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2pm | Logan Center Terrace Seminar Room

Logan Center Exhibitions is pleased to host a roundtable discussion as part of the international collaborative project Perverse Decolonization. Initiated by the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne, Perverse Decolonization is an international research and discussion project addressing the current crisis of postcolonial studies and identity politics and its possible appropriations in new nationalisms emerging on a global scale.

Featuring contributions by sociologist Jan Sowa and Chicago-based scholars Ronak K. Kapadia and Patrisia Macías-Rojas, this discussion considers the rise of new forms of populisms globally and will cover topics such as artistic responses to the War on Terror, partisan immigration debates in the United States and the appropriation of post-colonial theory by right-wing populist politics in Poland. Moderated by Yesomi Umolu, Exhibitions Curator.

Perverse Decolonization is presented by Logan Center Exhibitions and the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne. Co-sponsored by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, University of Chicago (3CT).

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