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  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Stefan Peters, Instituto CAPAZ (Bogotá) & University of Giessen The Colombian peace process is at a crossroads. Although there is important progress, for example regarding transitional justice, various key issues for peace building continue to be unsolved. Moreover, we cannot speak of peace at all and rather we are observing a transformed violence. MORE INFORMATION CEDLA Lecture: The Colombian Peace Process at a Crossroads 3 December, 15:30-17:00 online THE LAST LECTURE OF THIS SEASON The Colombian Peace Process The talk will analyze the state of the peace process five years after the peace agreement and highlight important voids +REGISTER MASTER LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES Master Latin American Studies The Master Latin American Studies remains scheduled to start in September 2021. +INFO ERLACS Latin American and Caribbean Studies Open Access, scientific journal. It publishes peer-reviewed articles in English and Spanish. +INFO CEDLA LIBRARY Specialized library on Latin America An extensive collection covering the social sciences, economy, human geography, history and culture of Latin America. +INFO NEW RESEARCH GRANT Dr. Julienne Weegels Restorative Justice Netherlands and the "knowledge-workshop for freedom privation and society" +INFO NEW RESEARCH FELLOW Dr. Bibiana Duarte-Abadía Her main task is to develop transdisciplinary tools and concepts for a more equitable, nature-entwined water governance. +INFO NUESTROS LIBROS CEDLA's Publications Doctoral theses, inaugural and valedictory speeches, special reports and publications from our researchers, etc. +INFO MINOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES Start with our Minor Latin America: a complex and multi-faceted region that is not always easy to understand. +INFO CEDLA BLOG SERIES Covid-19 in Latin America The stories about the effects, responses, and outcomes of the pandemic in the region. +READ

  • CEDLA Events: The Colombian Peace Process at a Crossroads | Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Upcoming events DEC 3 CEDLA Lecture: The Colombian Peace Process at a Crossroads. Challenges and Perspectives Stefan Peters, Instituto CAPAZ (Bogotá) & University of Giessen ​ The Colombian peace process is at a crossroads. Although there is important progress, for example regarding transitional justice, various key issues for peace building continue to be unsolved. Moreover, we cannot speak of peace at all and rather we are observing a transformed violence. The talk will analyze the state of the peace process five years after the peace agreement and highlight important voids in both the agreement and implementation. It will close with recommendations that are crucial for building a lasting and sustainable peace in Colombia. ​ 3 December, 15:30-17:00 online ​ ​ REGISTER NOW DECEMBER 3

  • CEDLA Publications | Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    CEDLA Books On this page you can find our most precious books: doctoral theses of our PhD's students, inaugural and valedictory speeches, special reports and publications from our researchers, etc. Please visit this page often. It does not stop growing and enriching itself! Out of gallery DOCTORAL THESES INAUGURAL AND VALEDICTORY SPEECHES CEDLA ANNUAL REPORTS PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Past Events 2021 - 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 -2014 - 2013 nov 19 Power, imprisonment and the force of law in Nicaragua In 2018, massive protests shook Nicaragua and their repression was brutal. Over 300 people were killed in a ‘Clean-Up Operation’ that exposed militarized political policing and the formation of partisan, armed para-state groups. Over the course of the following months and years, more than 1.600 people have been imprisoned for expressing resistance and dissent. +INFO oct 8 China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the future of development in the Caribbean This presentation explores the developmental footprint of China’s Belt and Road Initiative through a theoretical lens inspired by critical Caribbean thought. Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente will discuss how Sino-Caribbean relations remain shaped by epistemic dependency, structural imbalances, and a number of unresolved social issues relating to the postcolonial condition in former plantation societies. +INFO oct 8 China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the future of development in the Caribbean This presentation explores the developmental footprint of China’s Belt and Road Initiative through a theoretical lens inspired by critical Caribbean thought. Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente will discuss how Sino-Caribbean relations remain shaped by epistemic dependency, structural imbalances, and a number of unresolved social issues relating to the postcolonial condition in former plantation societies. +INFO sept 24 Demilitarization and Independence in Latin America: Lessons from Costa Rica and Beyond​ Professors Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt, specialists on the role of the military in a number of Latin American societies, will reflect on experiences and current challenges in other parts of the region. In a roundtable discussion they will discuss the wider effects and possibilities for demilitarization that the Costa Rican example sets for the region at large. +INFO sept 6 WORKSHOP: Urban transformations and new urban challenges after the COVID-19 pandemic in Amsterdam and Lima This workshop promotes an interregional and multidisciplinary dialogue on the dynamics of urban restructuring taking place in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The debate will revolve around the cities of Lima and Amsterdam, two paradigmatic yet contrasting cities from the Global South and the Global North. +INFO sept 10 Sexual violence on trial: Impunity and transformative gender justice in post-conflict Latin America In 2016, the case known as ‘Sepur Zarco’ saw two military officers convicted for crimes against humanity and sexual and domestic slavery in Guatemala. ​ ​ +INFO may 21 More money, more crime: A theory on rising crime in Latin America In this lecture Professor Bergman addresses the rapid rise of crime and violence in Latin America over the last decades, and offers an explanation to a striking paradox: In the midst of poverty reduction, economic growth, and democratization, crime rose in the eighteen countries of the region. +INFO june 11 Contested Urban Territories in Latin America: Financialisation - Displacement - Gentrification In his lecture Michael Janoschka will discuss how Latin American cities have increasingly been defined by the financialisation of urban development, the gentrification of urban areas and the displacement of vulnerable populations. ​ ​ +INFO APR 30 Transformation to Sustainability in the Amazon: The Role of Place-Based Farming Initiatives Place-based sustainability initiatives in rural areas pursue changes in productive systems, governance arrangements, value-aggregation and access to markets. In this presentation, Prof. Eduardo Brondizio examines challenges and opportunities for local initiatives at the intersection with historical and current trends in economic development and policies in the region. +INFO APR 9 Inflections of Anti-Racism in Latin America Dr. Mónica Moreno Figueroa and Prof. Peter Wade discuss the incipient turn to antiracism in Latin America, and the research project ‘Latin American Anti-racism in a 'Post-Racial' Age’ (LAPORA ) that looks at styles of antiracist activity in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. One of the key findings is the variation in how different organisations understand and use the language of racism and antiracism to define or organise their activities. +INFO MAR 19 Riverhood and River commons in Latin America and Europe​ River systems are fundamental for social and natural well-being. Around the world, however, mega-damming, pollution and depletion are putting riverine complexes under great stress. Riverhood will study local and transnational “river commoning” languages, values, practices, and strategies. ​ +INFO FEB 26 Presidential-term-limit Reforms in Latin America and Africa Dr. Mariana Llanos takes a longitudinal view on presidential-term-limit reforms in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa since the third wave of democratization. Rule instability induced by frequent reforms can be part of a piecemeal path towards autocratization, but it can also reflect an open-ended tug of war between authoritarian tendencies and democratic resistance. +INFO

  • CEDLA Publications | Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    CEDLA Inaugural and Valedictory Speeches Brazilië als paradigma? Ontwikkeling, ongelijkheid en democratie in de ‘B’ van BRICS Uitgesproken bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van bijzonder hoogleraar Brazilië Studies aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam op donderdag 29 maart 2012 door Kees Koonings ​ Confianza: Governance and Trust in Latin America and the Netherlands Valedictory lecture given by Michiel Baud, Professor in Latin American Studies at the University of Amsterdam. 23 November 2018 Water Justice In Latin America: The Politics of Difference, Equality, and Indifference Inaugural Lecture uitgesproken bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van bijzonder hoogleraar Political Ecology of Water in Latin America aan de Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen van de Universiteit van Amsterdam op donderdag 21 mei 2015 door Rutgerd Boelens Minerals, Power, Imagination: Latin America and the World Inaugural Lecture / Rede uitgesproken ter gelegenheid van de aanvaarding van het ambt van hoogleraar Latijns Amerika Studies aan de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen van de Universiteit van Amsterdam op vrijdag 14 juni 2019 door Barbara Hogenboom Minerals, Power, Imagination: Latin America and the World BARBARA HOGENBOOM Water Justice in Latin America The Politics of Difference, Equality, and Indifference RUDGERD BOELENS Confianza Governance and Trust in Latin America and the Netherlands MICHIEL BAUD Brazilië als paradigma? Ontwikkeling, ongelijkheid en democratie in de ‘B’ van BRICS KEES KOONINGS DOCTORAL THESES INAUGURAL AND VALEDICTORY SPEECHES CEDLA ANNUAL REPORTS PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

  • CEDLA Publications | Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Doctoral theses of the CEDLA PhD's students Next to its team of researchers, CEDLA hosts a number of PhD students and fellows, and occasionally appoints temporary staff members for specific research projects. CEDLA researchers are involved in multiple research networks with Latin American and other international researchers and institutions. Imaginarios hidrosociales, utopías contestadas y luchas territoriales en Colombia y España BIBIANA DUARTE ABADIA Sin historia no hay cámara: Confianza y comunicación ciudadana en el piedemonte amazónico colombiano ESTEBAN RAMÍREZ HINCAPIÉ Bodies, societies and culture: Practices, meanings, and embodiment in fitness gyms in Santiago, Chile and Amsterdam ALEXIS SOSSA Histrionic indigeneity: Ethnotypes in Latin American cinema MILTON EDUARDO GONZÁLEZ Agua, poder y tecnología: Una genealogía de tres megaproyectos hídricos en el Ecuador (1954-2017) JUAN PABLO HIDALGO BASTIDAS Mining in the land of Buen Vivir: The politics of large-scale mining, development and territorial transformation in the Ecuadorian Amazon KAROLIEN VAN TEIJLINGEN Performing prison: Power, agency and co-governance in Nicaraguan prisons JULIENNE WEEGELS DOCTORAL THESES INAUGURAL AND VALEDICTORY SPEECHES CEDLA ANNUAL REPORTS PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Upcoming events oct 8 HYBRID CEDLA Lecture China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the future of development in the Caribbean Ruben Gonzalez Vicente , Universiteit Leiden This presentation explores the developmental footprint of China’s Belt and Road Initiative through a theoretical lens inspired by critical Caribbean thought. Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente will discuss how Sino-Caribbean relations remain shaped by epistemic dependency, structural imbalances, and a number of unresolved social issues relating to the postcolonial condition in former plantation societies. He argues that expectations deposited in the emerging ‘South-South’ link with China in Latin America and the Caribbean are easily overstated. Instead, the relation is characterized by China’s elitist business-centric approach to development, the eschewing of participatory approaches in Sino-Caribbean ventures, and the passive incorporation of the Caribbean into China’s global vision. The presentation is based on his work with Annita Montoute (University of the West Indies). ​ 22 8 More upcoming events! Details soon available CEDLA Lecture 3 Dec. 2021, 15:30-17:00 online The Colombian Peace Process at a Crossroads: Challenges and Perspectives Stefan Peters Instituto CAPAZ (Bogotá) & University of Giessen

  • CEDLA Publications | Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    CEDLA Projects Publications CEDLA’s research focuses on present and past processes of societal change in Latin America. The CEDLA team has acquired external research funding from various agencies, including the NWO and the EU. In addition to conducting multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research, the Centre makes every effort to distribute the research results and stimulate both academic and societal debates on Latin America. This is done by writing (academic) publications, organising lectures, seminars and conferences, and working in conjunction with sister organisations in the Netherlands as well as abroad. DOCTORAL THESES INAUGURAL AND VALEDICTORY SPEECHES CEDLA ANNUAL REPORTS PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

  • CEDLA Publications | Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    CEDLA Annual Reports The CEDLA institute is part of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam. We also have close ties with the UvA’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences as well as with Latin American Studies programmes and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad. CEDLA’s research pertains to the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES), which stimulates cross-Regional Studies collaboration. For detailed reports of CEDLA’s activities see our Annual Reports: 2017 2018 2019 2020 DOCTORAL THESES INAUGURAL AND VALEDICTORY SPEECHES CEDLA ANNUAL REPORTS PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

  • CEDLA Lecture | Conocimientos indígenas: repensando las políticas globales de cambio climático en Colombia

    Upcoming events oct 22 Lamentamos comunicar que la charla programada para este viernes 22 de octubre ha tenido que ser cancelada. Estamos intentando agendarla para más adelante. Les mantendremos informados. CEDLA Lecture: Conocimientos indígenas. Repensando las políticas globales de cambio climático en Colombia Astrid Ulloa , profesora titular, Universidad Nacional ​ El cambio climático global y los posteriores procesos de mitigación y adaptación son temas que trascienden los contextos locales y requieren la interacción de diferentes conocimientos, ideas y prácticas. Sin embargo, las acciones globales contra el CC han estado sustentadas por un solo tipo de conocimiento. Si bien se han planteado propuestas para la articulación de diversos conocimientos, los intentos de acuerdos interculturales e interdisciplinarios continúan enfrentando problemas de comparación con la ciencia especializada, en términos de indicadores, escalas, formas de sistematización y variables a considerar, especialmente en los procesos de predicción. En este contexto, argumento que los conocimientos indígenas, dadas sus ontologías, epistemologías y relaciones culturales de acuerdo con el género, la edad, la especialización y la localización, permiten una comprensión compleja del CC. Son conocimientos que confrontan las políticas global-nacionales para visibilizar los territorios como seres vivos, y los no humanos como seres políticos, y proponer alternativas contextualizadas de acuerdo con procesos históricos y políticos para repensar conceptos, estrategias y políticas frente al cambio climátic ​ ​ More upcoming events! Details soon available CEDLA Lecture 3 Dec. 2021, 15:30-17:00 online The Colombian Peace Process at a Crossroads: Challenges and Perspectives Stefan Peters Instituto CAPAZ (Bogotá) & University of Giessen

  • CEDLA Lecture | Power, imprisonment and the force of law in Nicaragua

    Upcoming events 19 nov 19 CEDLA Lecture: Power, imprisonment and the force of law in Nicaragua Julienne Weegels, CEDLA-ARTES, University of Amsterdam ​ In 2018, massive protests shook Nicaragua and their repression was brutal. Over 300 people were killed in a ‘Clean-Up Operation’ that exposed militarized political policing and the formation of partisan, armed para-state groups. Over the course of the following months and years, more than 1.600 people have been imprisoned for expressing resistance and dissent. Tracing the trajectories of a number of these political prisoners through the Nicaraguan criminal justice system and, in some cases, back out, I explore distinct performances of the ‘law’ and hybrid state power. Provoking a sense of ontological insecurity among its subjects, acting outside of and manipulating the law point to the ‘force of law’ rather than the rule of law as pivotal to the exercise of power. This in turn informs protesters’ and (former) prisoners’ performances of state delegitimation - think of street and prison riots, but also more silent contestations - where conceptions of authority, justice and law are reimagined. Friday 19 November, 15.30-17.00 via ZOOM ​ ​ Julienne Weegels, the speaker of this lecture was interviewed in various Dutch media during the Nicaraguan elections. Watch here an interview on NPO Radio 1 (in Dutch) DECEMBER 3

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Upcoming events DECEMBER 3 DEC 3 CEDLA Lecture: The Colombian Peace Process at a Crossroads. Challenges and Perspectives Stefan Peters, Instituto CAPAZ (Bogotá) & University of Giessen ​ The Colombian peace process is at a crossroads. Although there is important progress, for example regarding transitional justice, various key issues for peace building continue to be unsolved. Moreover, we cannot speak of peace at all and rather we are observing a transformed violence. The talk will analyze the state of the peace process five years after the peace agreement and highlight important voids in both the agreement and implementation. It will close with recommendations that are crucial for building a lasting and sustainable peace in Colombia. ​ 3 December, 15:30-17:00 online ​ ​ REGISTER NOW

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Captura de Pantalla 2019-10-13 a les 20. 13998960230_4c9cde15b2_o.jpg 1604977952_c478b0f4af_o.jpg Out of gallery 2372997518_06186f1b3c_o.jpg Out of gallery CEDLA Researchers Dr Julienne Weegels Assistant Professor RESEARCH THEME: ANTROPOLOGY & CRIMINOLOGY T. +31-20-5253251 Julienne Weegels (Haarlem, 1987) is assistant professor of Latin American Studies at CEDLA as of August 2020. She is an ethnographer with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology from the University of Amsterdam (2008), and an MA in Latin American Studies from the CEDLA (2009, cum laude). She obtained her PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Amsterdam (2018, cum laude), working at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) and CEDLA. She is the current co-convener of the Anthropology of Confinement Network, founding member of the Red de Investigación Penitenciaria de las Américas (APRN-RISPA), and co-organizer of the Global Prisons Research Network. Between 2009 and 2016 she conducted 31 months of field research in Nicaragua with prisoners and former prisoners of three prison facilities. In 2019 she was visiting fellow to the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology’s Prisons Research Centre (PRC). RESEARCH INTEREST Julienne is much interested in the politics of (dis)order and the entanglement of violence with governance. Her PhD research focused on Nicaraguan (former) prisoners’ experiences of imprisonment and the state and on their ‘performing’ of violence, governance, masculinities, and change. Simultaneously, however, it also sought to shed light on the development of Nicaragua’s hybrid carceral state and the intimate relation it projects between extralegality and the exercise of (state) power. This research culminated in the manuscript ‘Performing Prison: Power, Agency, and Co-Governance in Nicaraguan Prisons’. At present, following the 2018 anti-government protests, Julienne is conducting research on practices of (state) violence and authoritarianism in Nicaragua. This research project takes the key findings and material from her prisons research as its point of departure, combining it with new research on the changing practices and understandings of policing and confinement in Nicaragua today. In particular, it investigates the government’s strategies of repression and negotiation, as well as its crisis in legitimacy at the hand of its para-state organization, while also seeking to understand the protesters’ divergent claims to the state under the banner of 'justicia'. In doing so, it focuses on three areas: 1) the rearrangement of co-governance arrangements between powerful stakeholders, 2) the practices and claims to justice by groups of 'autoconvocados', (family members of) political prisoners and their associations, and 3) the state’s extralegal governance techniques (including torture and political imprisonment). Julienne is open to (co-)supervise MA/MSc and PhD projects in the areas of social/political anthropology and/or critical criminology (including prison and gender studies), on themes related to imprisonment, policing/crime control/criminalization, governance, corruption, violence, and/or gender/sexualities, from an ethnographic perspective and/or a regional focus on Latin- or Central America. Feel free to reach out for a talk. We are happy to announce that Dr. Julienne Weegels obtained a research grant from the new Kenniscentrum Ongelijkheid to work on an Amsterdam-based research project with dr. Thijs Jeursen (Universiteit Utrecht), Restorative Justice Netherlands and the "Kenniswerkplaats Vrijheidsbeneming and Maatschappij" (knowledge-workshop for freedom privation and society). The project will run for 18 months and is about the ways in which social, spatial and legal inequalities are produced, mitigated and reinforced through the Dutch criminal justice system. From neighbourhood policing to reinsertion after prison time, we'll be looking at the full range of crime control-based state interventions in the living environments and lives of young adults from different socioeconomic backgrounds. "Het Ongelijkheidsbeginsel" is a word-play on the principle of equality before the law, spinning it to mean the principle of inequality instead. It is an interdisciplinary, practice-oriented project at the crossroads of urban and legal anthropology, critical criminology and carceral geography, aimed at pealing apart and fighting cumulative inequalities. ​ LEARN MORE ABOUT IT

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Out of gallery Prince Bernhard Scholarships EXTENDED DEADLINE 7 NOVEMBER The Prince Bernhard Scholarships were established in 1991 by the Foundation “The Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Institute”, on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the late Royal Highness Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. The programme has also been financially supported by the University of Utrecht and CEDLA. Each year, depending on the amount of applications, one or two scholarships of 5,000 euros are awarded to promising young researchers from the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, or Latin America. The scholarships aim to support innovative research carried out in the fields of economic, political, or cultural relations between the Netherlands/Europe and Latin America. At least one of the scholarships will be awarded to a research proposal in the field of sustainability. The proposed sustainability research project should be related to social, legal, economic or environmental aspects of the following topics: • Climate change • Biological mechanisms and changes • Energy for sustainable development • Land use dynamics and land use planning • Ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation ​ SELECTION The selection of the scholarship winners will be decided upon by a Scientific Board, consisting of: Dr. Christien Klaufus (CEDLA/University of Amsterdam), Chair Carolina Valladares (PhD candidate, CEDLA) Prof. dr. Patricio Silva (Leiden University) Dr. Gery Nijenhuis (Utrecht University) Prof. dr. Kees Koonings (University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University) The research proposals will be evaluated on scientific relevance, its innovative aspects, the research method and planning and its feasibility. The winners of the scholarships will be notified before 17 December 2021. The scholarships will be officially awarded by Prince Bernard’s grandson, Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme, during an award ceremony that will be scheduled in the first half of 2022. CEREMONY The ceremony will be attended by the Board of the Foundation, as well as by the members of the Scientific Board, authorities of CEDLA, and the ambassadors of Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal. During this ceremony the winners of the Prince Bernhard Scholarships are expected to give a short presentation on their research project. For further questions please contact CEDLA’s secretariat at secretariat@cedla.nl or +31 20 525 3498. ​ May 28 Cheesecake, figs, and pinot noir. RSVP Now HOW TO APPLY ​ Excellent PhD Students and graduate students (intending to do a PhD) from The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Latin America affiliated to a Dutch university are invited to submit an application. Requirements for Eligibility • Candidates must submit a research proposal for a three month research project that makes a valuable contribution to the international economic, political, or cultural relations between the Netherlands/Europe and Latin America. • Candidates are supposed to master either the Spanish or Portuguese language, as they will have to present their research proposal in Spanish or Portuguese during the ceremony for the award of the scholarships. The application should include: • A research proposal in English. Besides an outline of the project, the research proposal itself (max. 4,000 words) should include a clear description of the intended method, a short bibliography, an estimation of the costs to be incurred and the expected results. • Letter of recommendation by a professor, or senior researcher. • C.V. • Proof of affiliation to Dutch university (either a proof of registration or a diploma) Applications must be submitted by e-mail before 7 November 2021 to the following address: secretariat@cedla.nl PRINCE BERNHARD SCHOLARSHIPS WINNERS ​ 2012 2016 2013 2017 2014 2018 2015 2019 2020

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Upcoming events sept 10 CEDLA Lecture: Sexual violence on trial. Impunity and transformative gender justice in post-conflict Latin America Jelke Boesten , King’s College London In 2016, the case known as ‘Sepur Zarco’ saw two military officers convicted for crimes against humanity and sexual and domestic slavery in Guatemala. Following the analysis of Jo-Marie Burt (2019), the case had transformative effects on the victim-survivors as well as on the idea of gender justice more broadly. Considering this remarkable trial and its effects, in this lecture Jelke Boesten asks if criminal justice for conflict related sexual violence can bring about transformative gender justice in Latin America by unpacking ongoing trials in Peru. There, during the counterinsurgency against Shining Path (1980-2000) the military used sexual violence just as systematically as in Guatemala in the 1980s. However, impunity persists. The paper will reflect on the ongoing court case against thirteen ex-military in Peru, known as ‘Manta y Vilca’, to examine whether these difficult processes contribute to what we might call ‘transformative gender justice’ in Latin America. CEDLA Lecture 10 Sep. 2021 Picture: "Guatemala - Sepur Zarco case: The Guatemalan women who rose for justice in a war-torn nation" by UN Women Gallery is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 24 Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN

  • CEDLA | Demilitarization and Independence in Latin America: Lessons from Costa Rica and Beyond - University of Amsterdam

    More past events Demilitarization and Independence in Latin America: Lessons from Costa Rica and Beyond Webinar co-organized by CEDLA and the Embassy of Costa Rica in the Netherlands Keynote speaker: Luis Guillermo Solís, former President of Costa Rica and Interim director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU Discussants: Prof. dr. Kees Koonings and Prof. dr. Dirk Kruijt, Utrecht University Chair: Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom, CEDLA—University of Amsterdam Costa Rica is one of the most stable democracies of the Western Hemisphere. Located in a region prone to political unrest, where military rule has been a historical constant, Costa Rica has been able to avert the maladies of authoritarianism and human rights violations due to a series of decisions made after reaching independence precisely 200 years ago, in 1821. Two are generally considered central to the country’s progress: an early adherence to public education, and the establishment of a universal, solidarity-driven, social security system. There is however a third, unique and unusual decision that laid the foundation of Costa Rica’s internal stability and international peace: the abolition of the armed forces as a permanent institution in 1948, at the end of the country’s last civil war. During this seminar, Luis Guillermo Solís, former president of Costa Rica (2014-2018), will discuss the short and long-term implications of this extraordinary measure. Professors Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt, specialists on the role of the military in a number of Latin American societies, will reflect on experiences and current challenges in other parts of the region. In a roundtable discussion they will discuss the wider effects and possibilities for demilitarization that the Costa Rican example sets for the region at large ​ 8 22 Riverhood and River commons in Latin America and Europe​ River systems are fundamental for social and natural well-being. Around the world, however, mega-damming, pollution and depletion are putting riverine complexes under great stress. Riverhood will study local and transnational “river commoning” languages, values, practices, and strategies. ​

  • CEDLA | Master Courses & Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Master courses Introduction to Latin American Studies Course lecturer: Dr. Julienne Weegels (co-ordinator) Time period: Semester 1 Course load: 6 EC This course introduces key themes and leading approaches and theoretical debates in contemporary Latin American Studies. As the region has recently entered a phase of aggravated economic, social and political conditions, we conceptualize crisis both as a barrier and a driver of transformation. MORE INFORMATION Socio-Environmental Changes in Latin America: Power, Participation and Governance Course lecturer: Dr. Fábio de Castro (co-ordinator) Time period: 1 November – 24 December Course load: 6 EC Latin America holds large reserves of renewable and non-renewable resources and is a major global supplier of energy, metals, foodstuffs and environmental services. Historically the countries in the region have faced challenges in managing their natural resources in a sustainable, productive and equitable way. MORE INFORMATION Approaches to Popular Culture in Latin America: Researching Heritage and Worldmaking Course lecturer: Dr. Arij Ouweneel (co-ordinator) Time period: 1 November – 24 December Course load: 6 EC The term popular culture is nineteenth-century and was used to discuss — or in fact: dismiss — non-elite culture. In this course, we inevitably look at this classical problem that also includes notions such as 'vernacular,' 'folk' and 'mass' culture, but we will explicitly do so from the perspective of Latin American studies. MORE INFORMATION Registration and Participation UvA students Students of the University of Amsterdam can register for our courses in SIS. For more information on registration for courses at the UvA, check here . ​ Other students Bachelor students that are enrolled at other Dutch universities can participate in our courses for free. These students should first register themselves as ‘elective course student Spanish Language and Culture’ at Studielink. For more information on registering for electives, please check here . ​ Others Others interested to participate in our Bachelor courses may attend the lectures of the course as auditor under certain provisions. Those interested should send an email to secretariat@cedla.nl , indicating their special interest in the course and a brief account of their academic background. Please note that students are given priority to register for our Bachelor courses. Any remaining spaces are available for others on a first come, first served basis. Those who have indicated their interest in the above mentioned way, will be informed of their registration two weeks before the start of the course. The cost for attending a Bachelor course is €150,- in total. Payment details will be made available once the student has been accepted to the course. ​ If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CEDLA secretariat. We are open on weekdays from 10.00 to 17.00 hours. For the class schedule and examination dates please consult the timetable on rooster.uva.nl . Telephone: +31 20 525 3498 Email: secretariat@cedla.nl ​ ​

  • CEDLA | Minor, Bachelor Courses & Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Minor and Bachelor courses Minor Latin American Studies Course lecturer: CEDLA staff Time period: September 2021 – May 2022 Course load: 30 EC The minor combines several of our Bachelor courses to give the student a broad oversight of the field of Latin American Studies. The minor can serve as a preparation for the CEDLA/UvA Master’s Programme in Latin American Studies. MORE INFORMATION Spanje en Latijns-Amerika door de eeuwen heen Course lecturer: Dr. Arij Ouweneel (coördinator) Time period: 6 September – 29 oktober Course load: 6 EC Deze inleiding in Spaanse en Latijns-Amerikaanse Studies behandelt culturele en maatschappelijke kernthema’s uit de opleiding aan de hand van belangrijke periodes uit de geschiedenis van Spanje en Latijns-Amerika. De historische kruisverbanden tussen Spanje en Latijns-Amerika worden per week aan de hand van die thema’s besproken. MORE INFORMATION Understanding Latin America Today Course lecturer: Dr. Christien Klaufus Time period: 6 September – 29 October​ Course load: 6 EC This course offers a tailor-made tutorial in which participants study selected readings from Latin American studies on a topic of choice. The sessions are based on a discussion of common debates, notions and approaches in Latin American Studies as well as on developing skills in academic reading and writing. MORE INFORMATION Politics and Protest: The Latin American State and Social Movements Course lecturer: Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom Time period: 6 September – 29 October​ Course load: 6 EC In this course we deal with the causes and consequences of political turmoil and change in Latin America, with an emphasis on democratization and democratic backsliding, economic development policy, and mobilization around 'old' and 'new' social and political issues, such as participation, (human) rights, (social) justice and violence. MORE INFORMATION The Identity of the City in Latin America Course lecturer: Dr. Christien Klaufus Time period: 1 November – 24 December​ Course load: 6 EC The attention will subsequently shift towards contemporary social movements, socio-spatial segregation, violence, urban policies and urban governance. The course rounds up with attention for the everyday experiences in the city, as well as with urban imaginaries. MORE INFORMATION Challenges for Development in Latin America Course lecturer: Dr. Fábio de Castro (co-ordinator) Time period: 1 November – 24 December​ Course load: 6 EC Multiples perspectives for of development at local, national, regional and global levels will be discussed. The lectures, discussions, and assignments will focus on how policy-makers, corporations, NGOs and other societal actors are engaged in these debates. MORE INFORMATION Gender and Social Inequality in Latin America Course lecturer: Dr. Julienne Weegels (co-ordinator) Time period: 7 February – 1 April Course load: 6 EC This course investigates the dynamics of gender relations in Latin America, and studies them at the intersection of class, race/ethnicity and sexuality. Concepts and case studies will be presented that offer examples of daily life experiences. MORE INFORMATION Research in Latin America Course lecturer: Dr. Julienne Weegels (co-ordinator) Time period: 4 April – 3 June Course load: 6 EC In this course students learn about doing social science research, through learning by doing. You will learn about research design and methodology, but also conduct a small research of your own. The course can be seen as a preparation for your internship and/or field research in Latin America. MORE INFORMATION Visual Culture in the Hispanic World Course lecturer: Dr. Arij Ouweneel (coördinator) Time period: 4 April – 3 June Course load: 6 EC The course explores the storyworlds produced by filmmakers in fiction films, a documentary, or the first episode of telenovelas made in Spain and Latin America. It does so from one particular format: cognitive simulation theory. Over the past decades, the cognitive sciences have gained considerable ground in the study of moving images. MORE INFORMATION Registration and Participation UvA students Students of the University of Amsterdam can register for our courses in SIS. For more information on registration for courses at the UvA, check here . ​ Other students Bachelor students that are enrolled at other Dutch universities can participate in our courses for free. These students should first register themselves as ‘elective course student Spanish Language and Culture’ at Studielink. For more information on registering for electives, please check here . ​ Others Others interested to participate in our Bachelor courses may attend the lectures of the course as auditor under certain provisions. Those interested should send an email to secretariat@cedla.nl , indicating their special interest in the course and a brief account of their academic background. Please note that students are given priority to register for our Bachelor courses. Any remaining spaces are available for others on a first come, first served basis. Those who have indicated their interest in the above mentioned way, will be informed of their registration two weeks before the start of the course. The cost for attending a Bachelor course is €150,- in total. Payment details will be made available once the student has been accepted to the course. ​ If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CEDLA secretariat. We are open on weekdays from 10.00 to 17.00 h. For the class schedule and examination dates please consult the timetable on rooster.uva.nl . Telephone: +31 20 525 3498 Email: secretariat@cedla.nl

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    14192564866_3f46b516c7_o.jpg Out of gallery Current PhD Candidates Irene Arends Youth Practices and Social Media in Chile: An Ethnography of Young People`s Gender Negotiations in Everyday Digital (Sexual) Peer Cultures Cristina Bastidas Redin Bolivia and Ecuador: A Comparison of Ten Years of Democratic Revolution Irene van den Bogaardt Youth appropriation of Latin American urban public spaces through a commoning lens Mirtha Lorena del Castillo Human geography and urban studies Barbara Haenen ​ Nation-building on the periphery: state and church in the Colombian and Peruvian Amazon Luisa González Valencia ​ Colombian Popular Cinemas Geraldine Lamadrid Guerrero ​ ​ The Relief Zone: Theatre Based Research in the Political Violence Context of Veracruz Raquel Salinas Peixoto ​ ​ Navigating the legal and imagined spaces that contour the care of unaccompanied child migrants in Central America and the Mediterranean Hannah Porada ​ Water/mining paradigms and the politics of naturalizing water overabundance: a comparative study of extractive industries’ political-material construction of flooding and drainage problems in Guatemala and the Netherlands Lieke Prins ​ Creative Hangouts in Urban Spaces: Unravelling and creating socially and politically driven street art in Colombia Esteban Christian Ramirez Hincapie ​ ​ No story, no camera Confianza and citizen communication in the Colombian Amazonian foothills Tatiana Roa Avendaño The path from resistance towards alternatives to development. Three Colombian experiences Gabriela Russo Lopes Agency in the Amazonian Forest Governance Laura Ximena Triana Gallego ​ From Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to Bogotá: Cultural agency and political achievements from indigenous communities in visual narratives Carolina Valladares Pasquel ​ The politics of ideas for leaving fossil fuels underground. The cases of Ecuador and The Netherlands

  • Riverhood and River Commons in Latin America and Europe

    CEDLA Events 2021 mar 19 Riverhood and river commons in Latin America and Europe Prof. dr. Rutgerd Boelens , Wageningen University & CEDLA - University of Amsterdam ​ River systems are fundamental for social and natural well-being. Around the world, however, mega-damming, pollution and depletion are putting riverine complexes under great stress. Since ages, engineering of ideal societies by domesticating ‘wild water’ followed utopian imaginaries to control humans and nature at once, while omitting alternative understandings and side-lining local co-governance practices. In Europe, this has a long tradition: “God created the world but the Dutch created the Netherlands”. Spain’s century-old Política Hidráulica envisioned “recreating nature and humans, at once”. Both countries exported their technocratic paradigms to Latin America, but the pendulum may now swing back. Ecuador engrained ‘Rights of Nature’ constitutionally. In Colombia, rivers became subjects, not objects, of moral and legal rights. Increasingly, socio-nature commons fight for revitalizing rivers. European grassroots now seek to creatively translate these notions in their struggles, and partners in South and North join forces, building bottom-up, cross-cultural knowledge. Science and policies, however, lack the tools to engage with these new water justice movements. Through two new international Wageningen / CEDLA-UvA programs, we will study local and transnational “river commoning” languages, values, practices, and strategies. We will examine river complexes from four connected ontologies: River-as-ecosociety; River-as-territory; River-as-subject; and River-as-movement. ​ This lecture took place on 19 March 2021 as part of the CEDLA Lecture Series. Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN

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    CEDLA Events 2021 feb 26 Presidential Term-Limit-Reforms in Latin America and Africa Mariana Llanos, GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies, Hamburg ​ In this lecture Dr. Mariana Llanos takes a longitudinal view on presidential-term-limit reforms in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa since the third wave of democratization. Many countries in the two regions (re-)introduced term limits as a democratic safeguard against personal rule and power abuses. Since then, term limits have been contested by a plethora of reform attempts. Such reforms are commonly seen as a risk to democracy. Her theoretical and empirical research (together with Charlotte Heyl ) shows that the stability of term-limit rules is more prevalent than expected, but that this stability sometimes masks institutional ineffectiveness in authoritarian regimes. Rule instability induced by frequent reforms can be part of a piecemeal path towards autocratization, but it can also reflect an open-ended tug of war between authoritarian tendencies and democratic resistance. ​ This lecture took place on 26 February 2021 as part of the CEDLA Lecture Series. Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    WORKSHOP Urban transformations and new urban challenges after the COVID-19 pandemic in Amsterdam and Lima This workshop promotes an interregional and multidisciplinary dialogue on the dynamics of urban restructuring taking place in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The debate will revolve around the cities of Lima and Amsterdam, two paradigmatic yet contrasting cities from the Global South and the Global North. The speakers will participate in a dialogue in which they will discuss the characteristics of the reconfiguration of urban space, the restructuring of real estate markets and any other aspect of urban life undergoing readaptation after the Covid-19 pandemic; as well as the challenges for developing urban research under these conditions. The dialogue between Amsterdam and Lima provides urban researchers with an interesting perspective on urban governance because of the different places they represent in the production of urban theory. This workshop provides insights on the following questions: How does the role of the state influence urban experiences similarly or differently in Amsterdam and Lima? What can researchers in Amsterdam and Lima learn in the theoretical formulation of urban dynamics from the different experiences of both cities? ​ To register please write to kelly.gomez@pucp.pe We look forward to your participation and we hope you can spread the word to those who may be interested. WHEN September 6 2021, 9:00 - 11:30 LIM/ 16:00 - 18:30 AMS VENUE Due to Covid-19 security measures, this event will be held via zoom and will be disseminated through the institutions' social networks. ROUNTABLES RT 1: Urban restructuring and belonging before and after the COVID-19 pandemic RT 2 - Urban centralities before and after Covid-19 pandemic RT 3: Informalities, housing and labor before and after the Covid-19 pandemic TOPICS Gentrification Covid -19 pandemic belonging urbanism housing real estate markets restructuring urban governance Programme 9:00 - 9:05 LIM/16:00 - 16:05 AMS Entering of participants 9:05 - 9:10 Lima - 16:05 - 16:10 AMS Introduction to the workshop - Mirtha Lorena del Castillo, PhD Candidate in Human Geography and Urban Studies RT 1: Urban restructuring and belonging before and after the COVID-19 pandemic Schedule: 4:10 - 5.10 (Amsterdam); 9:10 - 10:10 (Lima) Discussant: Dr. Wouter van Gent and Ma. Natalia Consiglieri (to be confirmed) Presentations: 1.1 Post-pandemic Gentrification in Lima and Amsterdam Mirtha Lorena Del Castillo (Researcher at CEDLA - UvA) Ma. in Latin American Studies at the UvA and Social Management at PUCP PhD candidate in Human Geography and Urban Studies at Uva Kelly Gómez, Bsc. Human Geography from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - PUCP 1.2 Elaboration of the Urban Plan of Constitutional Province of Callao during COVID-19 Franklin Velarde - Bsc. in Sociology - National University of San Marcos (UNMSM) and Master in Urban Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences of Latin America (FLACSO), Ecuador. Assistant professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru 1.3 Public space intervention initiative for early childhood during COVID-19 Rosa María - Psychologist from Urban-95 (Foundation whose objective is to promote public spaces for the development of children under 5 years of age) 1.4 Memory and Sonic Homemaking during the COVID-19 Mary Elizabeth Tither Ma in Documentary Arts (University of Cape Town) Bsch Social Sciences (University of London) 1.5 The covid-19 and the shift in mobility, embodiment and perception in cities Tania Esteves Fernandes Cardoso Phd Candidate Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (UvA) ​ RT 2 - Urban centralities before and after Covid-19 pandemic ​ Schedule: 10:20 - 11:20 LIM/ 17:20 - 18:20 AMS Discussant: Dr. Paola Moschella Miloslavich 50 min - 5 presentations as a maximum 10 min - discussion and comments Presentations: 2.1 Food Street Vending in Public Space Bs. Maria del Carmen Jamjachi (Interdisciplinary Group on Cities and Urban Territories - INCITU-PUCP) Human Geographer from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Researcher from INCITU-PUCP 2.2 Ethnography of Urban Centralities in Lima Bs. César Ponce (Interdisciplinary Group on Cities and Urban Territories - INCITU-PUCP) Sociologist from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Researcher from INCITU-PUCP 2.3 The impact of COVID-19 on the livelihood strategies of street vendors in Lima Emiel Buffel - Advanced Master in Governance and Development (University of Antwerp), Master International Relations and Diplomacy (University of Antwerp) RT 3: Informalities, housing and labor before and after the Covid-19 pandemic Schedule: 4:10 - 5.10 (Amsterdam); 9:10 - 10:10 (Lima) Discussant: Dr. Julio Calderón Presentations: 3.1 Solidarity and resilience in Lima’s informal settlements: the use of community and soup kitchens (ollas comunes) in mitigating the effects of COVID19 Pamela Hartley, Msc. in International Development, Politics, Governance and Development Policy Associate Research at CONURB, technical advisor on Governance and Political Advocacy at GIZ 3.2 Informal land growth before and after the pandemic Mario Olivas, Bsc. in Human Geography from National University of San Marcos - UNMSM Assistant at Research Group "Territoriality, Environment and Power" of the UNMSM 3.3 Habitability in San Juan de Lurigancho (Lima) during the COVID-19 pandemic Daniela Perleche, Bsc. in Architecture, Urbanism and Arts Faculty from National Engineering University (UNI), Research Assistant in Social Production of Urban Space Research Group - URBES LAB 3.4 Housing and Migration in times of Covid-19 Omar Pereyra, Dr. in Urban Sociologist - Chicago University and Brown University, Professor at PUCP and Research at Urbanism, Governance and Social Housing Research Group - CONURB Researcher in urban governance of Latin American cities, social classes and their way of producing the city. Pamela Hartley, Msc. in International Development, Politics, Governance and Development Policy Associate Research at CONURB, technical advisor on Governance and Political Advocacy at GIZ ​

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    LASP LASP Out of gallery Latin American Studies Programme (LASP) The Latin American Studies Programme (LASP) is an interuniversity graduate programme dedicated to research and graduate education on Latin America in the Netherlands. The common research aim of LASP is to understand and explain the key social, political, cultural and economic transformations in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of global developments. LASP applies a comprehensive and integrated approach that combines a range of theories and methods from the social sciences and the humanities. The program brings together senior and junior researchers including MA students and PhD candidates. LASP has three interdisciplinary research lines that form the core of its research programme. They bring together research projects and activities that cross-cut the boundaries between the contributing institutions. Interdisciplinarity and a multilevel approach is a shared orientation, as is a joint affinity with multimethod (qualitative and quantitative) research methodologies. More specifically: 1. Natural resource use and sustainable development. The focus is on the growing importance of natural resources in Latin American development and its social, political, cultural, and environmental implications. It analyses the new political, economic and social processes that drive resource use patterns and reflect conflicting societal interests generated by these patterns. 2. Sociocultural resources and identities. This research line addresses the diverse way in which social transformation reshapes cultural diversity and turns the construction of identities into a key source for mobilization and agency, not only in specific social fields (such as ‘the urban’, religion, transnational migration) but also as part of key domains of intervention such as education. In particular, this line looks at the agency and strategic pursuits of individuals, groups and networks within multilevel local, national, and global reconfigurations. 3. Political resources: governability and (in)security. This research line looks at changes in politics, state-society relations, violence and (in)security, in particular in relation to issues such as democratic consolidation, citizenship, governability, and shifting notions of legality and illegality in the organization of protection and coercion. ​ LASP is the platform for collaboration of researchers from the following academic institutions: - Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA/UvA) - Department of Cultural Anthropology of Utrecht University (CA/UU) - Programme Group Governance for Inclusive Development of the University of Amsterdam (GID/UvA) - Department of Latin American Studies of Leiden University (LAS/LU) - Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of VU University Amsterdam (SCA/VU) - Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS/EUR) - Department of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of Radboud University (CADS/RU) - Institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies of Radboud University (HLCS/RU) ​ The Board consists of representatives of the participating institutes: Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom (UvA, CEDLA) Prof. dr. Brigitte Adriaensen (Radboud) Prof. dr. Edmund Amann (LU) Prof. dr. Wil Pansters (UU) Prof. dr. Marjo de Theije (VU) Dr. Kees Biekart (ISS) Dr. Courtney Vegelin (UvA, IDS) Dr. Tine Davids (Radboud) Dr. Elisabet Rasch (WUR) Coordination: dr. Julienne Weegels (UvA, CEDLA) ​ ​

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Master Latin American Studies Master Latin American Studies Out of gallery Master Latin American Studies Programme (MLAS) In the advanced Master's in Latin American Studies you will study social transformations through a multi-disciplinary lens, including a broad range of social science disciplines. You will design your own research plan, do field research in this exciting region and become a critical academic. The Master's in Latin American Studies is research-driven, small-scale and internationally oriented. You will delve into the most recent developments in the region and learn about topics like the new wave of economic, social and political crises that deepen inequality, insecurity and unsustainability. On the other hand you will also discuss innovative practices by indigenous and other social movements in rural and urban spaces that offer new hopes for social transformations in Latin America. The Master's in Latin American Studies provides a solid foundation for a career in research or academia, with civil society agencies, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and at research institutions both in the Netherlands and abroad. In addition, the Master's in Latin American Studies degree has proven to serve as a good starting point for pursuing a PhD. +INFO ​ Following the guidelines of the Dutch government, the tuition fee & the CEDLA fieldwork grant for the Advanced Master’s in Latin American Studies will be reduced by 50% for all students. The tuition fee for 2021-2022 will be 1500 euros and all students will be eligible for a 500 euro grant during the programme. The deadline for application for non-EU students is 1 May, EU students can apply until 1 June. The Master's in Latin American Studies remains scheduled to start in September 2021. In case of a continued outbreak of the Coronavirus, we will take the necessary steps to ensure the continuance of the programme for all enrolled students. STUDYING AT CEDLA CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. It publishes an academic journal (ERLACS), organises monthly lectures, dialogues, and many other events. It also houses the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS) and the Latin American Studies Programme (LASP). TE PUEDE INTERESAR... ​ CEDLA NEWSLETTER If you would like to receive information about CEDLA’s latest courses, research, publications, events and other news, please sign-up to CEDLA’s news updates. We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. +SUBSCRIBE ​ Las charlas del CEDLA CEDLA has a broad and interdisciplinary offer in lectures. Our events are free and open to everybody. +INFO CEDLA BLOG SERIES CEDLA researchers and students have been developing several initiatives to assess and discuss the ways in which COVID-19 is affecting Latin American Societies. +READ

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    15861321254_e3b2256d14_o.jpg Out of gallery CEDLA Researchers Dr Annelou Ypeij Assistant Professor RESEARCH THEME: ANTROPHOLOGY Annelou Ypeij has been assistant professor at CEDLA since January 2003. She graduated cum laude in anthropology at Utrecht University in 1990. Five years later she defended her dissertation at the same university. The subject concerned the informal economy of Lima. From 1997 to 2002, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam on poverty within the welfare state in Amsterdam RESEARCH INTEREST Broadly formulated, her research interests encompass poverty, social mobility, gender, ethnicity and livelihood strategies. Annelou Ypeij has done extensive fieldwork in Peru and The Netherlands. In Lima, Peru, she analysed why female micro-entrepreneurs working in the informal economy earn structurally less than their male counterparts do. In The Netherlands she studied single motherhood and poverty in the welfare state. Currently she is working on two research projects. The first one centres on tourism in the Cusco-Machu Picchu region, the impact of tourism on local communities, and the way people seize new economic opportunities in the tourism industry. Annelou Ypeij focuses on the ethnic and gender identities of women and men working in the lowest echelons of the labour market and their livelihood strategies. The second research project concerns a study on gender, family relations and social mobility in the urban context. In the Cono Norte of Lima she is collecting life histories to better understand the processes of national and international migration, changing gender and ethnic identities, social mobility and other family dynamics. She is also involved in making a documentary by visual anthropologist Sharis Coppens about the Peruvian rockband Uchpa. See www.chichafilms.nl and www.chichafilms.nl/in-ontwikkeling/ .