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

    NUESTROS LIBROS CEDLA's Publications Doctoral theses of our PhD's students, inaugural and valedictory speeches, special reports and publications from our researchers, etc. +INFO PAST EVENTS NOW ON YouTube CEDLA's Lectures Our lectures share stimulating, relevant and original research on developments in Latin America. Find our past events on our YouTube channel. Enjoy! CEDLA LIBRARY Specialized library on Latin America The Library has an extensive collection covering the social sciences, economy, human geography, history and culture of Latin America. +INFO ​ AMAZONIAN GOVERNANCE AGENTS Research Project Governing environmental services, socio-cultural diversity, and economic activities in the Amazon Basin amid social-environmental and climate change +INFO 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 MINOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES Start with our Minor This minor may serve as a good preparation for academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to a Master's programme in Latin American Studies. +INFO CEDLA BLOG SERIES Covid-19 in Latin America The CEDLA blog series: Covid-19 in Latin America, tells the stories about the effects, responses, and outcomes of the pandemic in the region. Learn more about the implications of the virus, governance, and the situation on the ground. +READ ​

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

    Coloridos lomos de los libros Out of gallery CEDLA Latin America Studies (CLAS) book series The CLAS book series consists of more than 100 titles and has, through the years, made a considerable contribution to the publication and distribution of social science and historiographical research by Latin Americanists in Europe and the Americas. The CLAS series consists of monographs and readers in English. The objective of the CLAS series is to publish the results of original research on Latin America in the fields of the social sciences, understood in a broad sense, including history, economy and geography. The series is directed toward an academic readership, but also aims to reach a larger public of students and informed readers. ​ Please find here a selection of the CLAS book series downloadable in pdf: Please find here the complete list of CLAS book series Indigenous Revolts in Chiapas and the Andean Highlands Kevin Gosner Arij Ouweneel CLAS 77 To Get out of the Mud: Neighborhood Associativism in Recife, 1964-1988 Willem Assies ​ ​ ​ ​ CLAS 63 The Indian Communitty of Colonial Mexico: Fifteen Essays on Land Tenure, Corporate Organizations, Ideology and Village Politics ​ ​ Arij Ouweneel Simon Miller ​ CLAS 58 ​ Structures of Power, Movements of Resistance Willem Assies Gerrit Burgwal Ton Salman ​ ​ CLAS 55 Revolution and Criminal Justice: The Cuban Experiment 1959-1983 ​ ​ Adèle van der Plas ​ CLAS 39 Ritual Enemas and Snuffs in the Americas ​ Peter de Smet ​ ​ ​ ​ CLAS 33 New Social Movements and the State in Latin America ​ David Slater ​ ​ ​ ​ CLAS 29 Huisi Taco: Estudio Interpretativo de un Libro Mixteco Antiguo Maarten Jansen ​ ​ ​ ​ CLAS 24 Sindicatos y Protesta Social en Argentina - Un Estudio de Caso: el Sindicato de Luz y Fuerza de Córdoba ​ Iris Marta Roldán ​ ​ CLAS 11 Authors/editors interested in submitting a manuscript may first like to consider our requirements, and then request a prospectus from Rebeca Rodríguez , Desk Editor. From 2010, CLAS 98, ours series is published by Berghahn Books, New York and Oxford. The CLAS booklist (2000-present) is in order of the most recent. Any inquiries or orders for books may be sent to CEDLApublications@cedla.nl . We will forward your order for you, if you wish. Please note that prices do not include handling costs. ​ Please find here the complete list of CLAS books ​ CLAS EDITORIAL BOARD Prof. Dr. Michiel Baud (Chair) CEDLA, Amsterdam Professor Anthony Bebbington Clark University Dr Edward F. Fischer Vanderbilt University Prof. Dr. Barbara Hogenboom CEDLA, Amsterdam Prof. Dr. Barbara Potthast Universität zu Köln Dr Rachel Sieder CIESAS, México D.F. Professor G. Eduardo Silva Tulane University Prof. Dr. Patricio Silva Universiteit Leiden

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

    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 Bibiana Duarte Abadia Hydrosocial Imaginaries, Territorial Transformations and Water Justice Struggles in Colombia and Spain 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

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

    laminados Revistas Out of gallery ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies CLAS Books C uadernos ERLACS ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies is an Open Access, scientific journal. It publishes peer-reviewed articles in English and Spanish. Contributions reflect substantial empirical research and/or are theoretically innovative with respect to major debates within social science research (understood in the broadest sense, including history and economics) on Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to research articles, ERLACS includes 'Explorations' (a section in which new themes are presented and new debates are stimulated), review essays, book reviews, and film reviews. Articles are published online soon after they have been accepted. Please find here the link to the ERLACS website ​ ERLACS – Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe es una revista científica de Acceso Abierto. Difunde artículos bajo la revisión de pares en inglés y español. Las contribuciones reflejan la investigación empírica sustancial y/o son teóricamente innovadoras con respecto a los grandes debates dentro de la investigación social (en el sentido más amplio, incluyendo la historia y la economía) en América Latina y el Caribe. Además de los artículos de investigación, ERLACS incluye 'Exploraciones' (una sección en la que se presentan los nuevos temas con el fin de estimular nuevos debates), ensayos de reseña, reseñas de libros, y críticas de cine. Los artículos se publican en línea poco después de haber sido aceptados. Accedan a la página web de ERLACS mediante este link

  • CEDLA Publications | Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Nuestros libros 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

    CEDLA Latin American Studies CEDLA Latin American Studies Out of gallery About CEDLA ​ Since its creation in 1964, the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA), hosted by the University of Amsterdam, has promoted Latin American Studies in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond. We do this by conducting and stimulating relevant and original research on developments in Latin America and distributing the results of this research internationally via academic education at BA, MA and PhD levels and via academic publications such as the open access journal ERLACS . Based on a long history of multi-disciplinary research and studies in the fields of both Social Sciences and Humanities (including cultural anthropology, history, political science, human geography, sociology and economics), we increasingly apply interdisciplinary approaches in our projects and education. CEDLA’s library is considered one of Europe’s largest specialized collections of material on Latin America. 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 on the years 2017 , 2018 , 2019 and 2020 . Academic Research 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. 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. ​ Education Education CEDLA offers BA, MA and PhD courses and programmes. At the Bachelor’s level, the programme of Spanish and Latin American Studies (SLAS) [link SLAS op uva website] offers a special track in Latin American Studies. CEDLA also offers a broad range of topical courses on Latin America within the field of Social Sciences and the Humanities, which can be taken individually or combined into a minor in Latin American Studies . The minor and individual courses are also open to students from other universities. In the multi-disciplinary Master's of Latin American Studies (MLAS), students spend two to three months in Latin America to do research for their thesis project. The MLAS is part of the Latin American Studies Programme (LASP), an interuniversity graduate programme providing Master and PhD education, which is coordinated by CEDLA. In addition, CEDLA offers tailormade training programmes for professionals (e.g. to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs). ​ Publications CEDLA hosts the academic peer-reviewed open access journal ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe – that is published twice a year, in print and online. Scholars from all across the globe contribute articles to ERLACS that reflect substantial empirical research and/or innovative theoretical contributions with respect to major scholarly debates. In association with Berghahn Books, CEDLA also published the book series CEDLA Latin America Studies (CLAS), which consists of monographs and edited volumes. Library Library The CEDLA library has an extensive and in many ways unique collection of more than 80,000 books and hundreds of journals, as well as extensive archive material on microfilm, and many reference works and bibliographies. The library provides to all visitors an attractive opportunity to view, study, borrow, and copy material. The complete collection can be searched through the central catalogue of the University of Amsterdam. ​ Other networks and activities There is extensive and continuous contact at the research level with foreign universities and research institutes specializing in Latin American Studies. Within the Netherlands, CEDLA is a well-known platform and contact point for scholars, students, journalists, public and private institutions, NGOs and citizens with questions or plans with regard to the region. For instance, we provide space for the monthly meetings of the interuniversity PhD-student forum for Research on Latin America, OLA , and work together closely with our colleagues in the Netherlands Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, NALACS . Furthermore, CEDLA offers support to two scholarship programmes for young scholars in Latin American Studies: the Prince Bernard Scholarships and the Slicher van Bath-de Jong Fund . ​ Our Objectives Our Objectives to carry out Social Science and Humanities (SSH) research on Latin America to further research-based teaching on Latin America to extend and increase knowledge about the societies and cultures of Latin America to collect books, journals and other materials relevant to the study and documentation of Latin America to foster the exchange and coordination of Latin American Studies in the Netherlands. ​ ACADEMIC STAFF Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom Director of CEDLA (political science) Prof. dr. Michiel Baud (History) Prof. dr. Kees Koonings (Brazilian studies) Prof. dr. Rutgerd Boelens (Political Ecology) Dr. Fábio de Castro (Brazilian studies) Dr. Christien Klaufus (human geography) Dr. Arij Ouweneel (history) Dr. Julienne Weegels (anthropology, criminology) ​ Gaya Nikolsky, M.A., Head Secretary Bente van de Nes, M.A., Education & PR Bestanist Nin, M.A., Communication & Website Rebeca Fernández, PhD, Desk Editor & Edita Gerson Kuiper, M.A., Head Librarian Corina Kuiper, Library Assistant ​ ​ Irene Arends Cristina Bastidas Redin Irene van den Bogaardt Mirtha Lorena del Castillo Bibiana Duarte Abadia Barbara Haenen Luisa Gonzalez Valencia Geraldine Lamadrid Guerrero Hannah Porada Lieke Prins Christian Esteban Ramírez Hincapié Tatiana Roa Avendaño Gabriela Russo Lopes Laura Ximena Triana Gallego Carolina Valladares Pasquel SUPPORT STAFF PhD CANDITATES CEDLA - UvA MASTER Latin American Studies Programme (MLAS) CEDLA - UvA BACHELOR Spaanse en Latijns-Amerikaanse studies PAST EVENTS FIELDWORK STORIES 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. 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  • 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 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 Brazilië als paradigma? Ontwikkeling, ongelijkheid en democratie in de ‘B’ van BRICS KEES KOONINGS Confianza Governance and Trust in Latin America and the Netherlands MICHIEL BAUD Water Justice in Latin America The Politics of Difference, Equality, and Indifference RUDGERD BOELENS 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 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. COMING SOON PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION DOCTORAL THESES INAUGURAL AND VALEDICTORY SPEECHES CEDLA ANNUAL REPORTS PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

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

    Cuaderno y lápiz Out of gallery Los Cuadernos del CEDLA The 'Cuadernos del CEDLA' series is meant to present research in progress and aims at the quick distribution of research results connected to the CEDLA research programme. In this way, it provides a forum for distributing and discussing ongoing research. Please find here the complete collection of the CEDLA Cuadernos downloadable in pdf: ​ The Political Influence of the Latin American Military Dirk Kruijt ​ ​ Cuaderno 30 The Political Influence of the Latin American Military Dirk Kruijt ​ ​ Cuaderno 30 Please find here the complete list of 'Cuadernos del CEDLA' The Political Influence of the Latin American Military Dirk Kruijt ​ Cuad. 30 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Het 50-jarig jubileum uitgave van CEDLA 1964-2014 ​ Marc Simon Thomas ​ Cuad. 29 ​ ​ ​ ​ What is the Future for Amazonia? Pitou van Dijck ​ Cuad. 28 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ The Extraction and Conservation of Natural Resources in South America ​ F. Castro P. van Dijck, B. Hogenboom ​ Cuad. 27 ​ ​ ​ Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Amazon Leontien Cremers Judith Kolen Marjo de Theije ​ Cuad. 26 ​ ​ ​ Andeans and their Use of Cultural Resources ​ Arij Ouweneel ​ Cuad. 25 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Legal pluralism and interlegality in Ecuador ​ Marc Simon Thomas ​ Cuad. 24 ​ ​ ​ ​ Policía, seguridad y transición política Acercamientos al estado del México contemporáneo J.C. G. Aguiar M.E. Suárez ​ Cuad. 23 ​ ​ Maize and Biosecurity in Mexico Edit Antal Lauren Baker Gerard Verschoor Cuad. 22 ​ ​ ​ Construcción Problemática: IIRSA y las Asociaciones Público-Privadas en la Infraestructura Vial Pitou van Dijck Simon den Haak ​ Cuad. 21 ​ Troublesome Construction: IIRSA and Public-Private Partnerships in Road Infrastructure ​ Pitou van Dijck Simon den Haak ​ Cuad. 20 ​ The Price of Peace, The Human Rights Movement in Postwar El Salvador Ralph Sprenkels ​ Cuad. 19 ​ ​ ​ Colombia from the Inside, Perspectives on Drugs, War and Peace Michiel Baud Donny Meertens ​ Cuad. 18 The Acção Integralista Brasileira and the Failed Quest for a Fascist Order in the 1930s Marcus Klein ​ Cuad. 17 Cruzando Fronteras en América Latina G. O’Donnell C. H. de Alcántara A. Escobar ​ Cuad. 16 ​ Microfinance in Nicaragua Pitou van Dijck Hans Nusselder Arie Sanders ​ Cuad. 15 ​ ​ Microfinanzas en Nicaragua Pitou van Dijck, Hans Nusselder y Arie Sanders ​ Cuad. 14 ​ Cross-border Activism and Its Limits B. Hogenboom M.A. Cohen E. Antal ​ Cuad. 13 Intelectuales y sus utopías, Indigenismo y la imaginación de América Latina Michiel Baud ​ Cuad. 12 The Andean Exodus Ton Salman Annelies Zoomers ​ Cuad. 11 ​ ​ The Psychology of the Faceless Warriors Arij Ouweneel ​ Cuad. 10 Ten Years of Mercosur P. van Dijck M.Wiesebron ​ Cuad. 9 The Suriname economy ​ Pitou van Dijck ​ Cuad. 8 ​ Meeting Asia and Latin America in a New Setting Pitou van Dijck ​ Cuad. 7 Platgetreden Paden. Over het Erfgoed van de Indianen Arij Ouweneel ​ Cuad. 6 ​ ​ ​ The Inca and Corpus Christi: The Feast of Santiago in Colonial Cuzco David Cahill ​ Cuad. 5 ​ ​ ​ Livelihood Strategies and Development Interventions in the Southern Andes of Bolivia Annelies Zoomers ​ Cuad. 4 ​ The Bolivian Experiment: Structural Adjustment and Poverty Alleviation Pitou van Dijck ​ Cuad. 3 ​ ​ Modern Traditions: the Otavaleños of Ecuador Jeroen Windmeijer ​ Cuad. 2 ​ ​ ​ ​ Las Tierras de los Pueblos de Indios en el Altiplano de México, 1560-1920 Arij Ouweneel Rik Hoekstra ​ Cuad. 1 ​ ​ ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies CLAS Books C uadernos 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

    Editorial Out of gallery ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies CLAS Book s Cuaderno s CEDLA Publications CEDLA hosts the academic peer-reviewed open access journal ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe – that is published twice a year, in print and online. Scholars from all across the globe contribute articles to ERLACS that reflect substantial empirical research and/or innovative theoretical contributions with respect to major scholarly debates. In association with Berghahn Books, CEDLA also published the book series CEDLA Latin America Studies (CLAS), which consists of monographs and edited volumes. ​ The 'Cuadernos del CEDLA' series is meant to present research in progress and aims at the quick distribution of research results connected to the CEDLA research programme. In this way, it provides a forum for distributing and discussing ongoing research.

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

    quiltmuseum_edited.jpg Out of gallery Research Fellows Prof Dr Jelke Boesten Jelke Boesten is Professor of Gender and Development at King’s College London. She obtained her Phd from the UvA in 2004, supervised by Prof Frances Gouda and Prof Michiel Baud. She moved to the UK afterwards and held teaching positions at the University of Bradford and the University of Leeds, a Research Fellowship at the US Institute of Peace in Washington and at the University of London and was offered the Alberto Flores Galindo Visiting Professorship at the Catholic University of Peru. She has written extensively on sexual violence in war and in peace, social policy and politics, and gender-based violence in Latin America. Her latest book (eds. with Helen Scanlon) is Gender and Memorial Arts: from Symbolic Reparations to Protest Movement (2021). She is the founder and convenor of the Gender Studies Network at King’s , and co-lead on the Visual and Embodied Methodologies Network . She also hosts genderjusticememory.com . While at CEDLA, Jelke will work on her project ‘Intimacies of Violence. Veterans’ accounts of gender and warfare and its aftermath in Peru. ’ Dr Annelou Ypeij Annelou Ypeij is a feminist anthropologist and Peru is her regional expertise. She has an extensive fieldwork experience, both in Peru and the Netherlands where she worked earlier in her career. Her research themes are social inequalities at the crossroads of gender, poverty/social mobility and ethnicity. She currently works on constructions of motherhood in the context of the Peruvian family planning program (1996-2000) and the forced sterilizations that were the result of it. Also, she studies tourism development in the Cusco-Machu Picchu region known as the Sacred Valley, for which she studies local initiatives and communities. When the pandemic permits it, she intends to travel to Pisac to continue with her fieldwork on the rise of spiritual tourism. ​ She was a CEDLA staff member between 2003-2020. Since her retirement of August 1, 2020, she is a CEDLA fellow. She is an active member of the AAA (American Anthropological Association) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. Prof Dr Javier Corrales Javier Corrales is Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor and chair of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University in 1996. Corrales's research focuses on democratization, presidential powers, democratic backsliding, political economy of development, ruling parties, the incumbent's advantage, foreign policies, and sexuality. He has published extensively on Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to ogoing research on Venezuela's politics, Corrales is also working on three separate projects: 1) Incumbents, Expresidents, and Newcomers; 2) variations in the performance of national oil companies, and 3) the factors helping to expand LGBT rights in Latin America.

  • 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

    Out of gallery CEDLA Research Programme Reshaping Society and the Commons in Latin America ​ Latin America entered the twenty-first century with new hopes for change. However, following a period of bonanza, the region is now facing a new wave of economic, social and political crises. Growth, poverty reduction, social inclusion and consolidation of democratic institutions have given way to economic recession, social dissatisfaction, dismantling of social policies and intensifying conflicts. Although such a cyclical trend is not new in the region’s history, a new context of closely interconnected local, national and global developments is leading to a variety of societal consequences. Recent trends aggravate problems of inequality, insecurity, corruption and unsustainability; yet some groups within Latin America’s societies have experienced positive transformations ranging from empowerment and recognition, to a new presence in the public space and the development of different forms of cultural and political expressions. As CEDLA’s previous research programme on the use of natural and cultural resources has shown, such diverse, complex and contradictory changes lead to hybrid outcomes. CEDLA’s current research programme aims to produce new knowledge on the reshaping of Latin American society within the context of crisis and transformation. The region has long been disproportionately characterized by an unequal development that fuelled academic paradigms focused on dependency, inequality, informality and violence. However, this prevailing image of a region with failing states and fragmented societies has obscured powerful creative and constructive processes. In addition to structural elements, we are looking into the agency of new expressions, identities, initiatives, policies and daily realities on the ground that drive social interaction and innovation. This creativity is reshaping Latin American societies, not by ignoring the past but by dealing with and re-interpreting historical lessons and legacies. ​ Covering a large range of research activities (individual and with external partners), CEDLA’s researchers jointly analyse the dialectical relations between old and new forms of social organization through an innovative, interdisciplinary perspective. This endeavour is built on three analytical pillars. First, we look beyond standardized categories of actors (e.g. public sector, private sector and civil society), spaces (e.g. urban and rural), and processes (e.g. top-down and bottom-up) and engage in a constructivist perspective in order to better understand how identities and territories are reshaped in the region. Second, we focus on relevant experiments and experiences that have emerged since the 2000s, including political reforms, social learning, and cultural and territorial changes. Third, 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. Problems, tensions and polarization may enhance (latent) conflicts and power relations as much as they can trigger new forms of resistance, adaptation and collaboration, according to the social, institutional and spatial context. ​ In these new research activities, CEDLA researchers aim to balance out macro-level scholarly attention for changes, actions, discourses and images with empirical evidence of the many micro-level dynamics stemming from everyday life practices, initiatives, struggles and resistances through which citizens employ their agency, individually or collectively. Studies on both levels and from various countries constitute building blocks for observing the multiple forms of societal change in Latin America. Empirical and theoretical contributions are made to two particular interrelated domains of inquiry: the reshaping of identities and the reshaping of territories. Both domains cross geographic and cultural divides by combining tangible and intangible resources. ​ While this research programme is based on multiple theoretical perspectives that have traditionally been used and developed by CEDLA researchers, the commons approach also plays an important role as a connecting analytical device in understanding a range of processes, actors and contexts. In addition to their importance in the region’s history and imaginary, the concepts of territory and identity will be used to apply the plural perspective of the commons to Latin America. In this way, our research programme facilitates the comprehension of processes that are reshaping Latin American society today, and at the same time, engages with key social science and humanities approaches to the region’s particular trajectory of development. In all, it aims to critically engage with various recent lines of the commons research, exploring synergistic analytical power by the combination of plural perspectives. ​ Full CEDLA Research Programme 2017-2022 ‘Reshaping Society and the Commons in Latin America’ Summary and results of CEDLA Research Programme 2009-2016 ‘Natural and Cultural Resource Use in Contemporary Latin America’ CEDLA Researchers Current PhD candidates at CEDLA CEDLA fellows “Xela Stories of Transformation” ​ For the first time in CEDLA’s history, seven of its researchers conducted fieldwork together. This blog reflects this collective endeavour to explore recent social transformations in the Guatemalan city of Xela (also known as Quetzaltenango) and its immediate (peri-urban) vicinity. Using the notions of ‘commons’ and ‘commoning’ as point of departure, the project seeks to understand processes of commoning that shape patterns of access, resource use and reproduction.

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

    Captura de Pantalla 2019-10-13 a les 20. CEDLA Researchers Dr Fabio de Castro Assistant Professor RESEARCH THEME: BRAZILIAN STUDIES & HUMAN ECOLOGY Fábio de Castro is Assistant Professor of Brazilian Studies. He is an environmental anthropologist with MSc in Ecology in 1992 (State University of Campinas, Brazil) and PhD in Environmental Science/Anthropology in 2000 (Indiana University, USA). Fabio has research experience with academic, non-governmental and governmental organizations in Brazil and in the United States. He is a collaborating researcher at the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (Indiana University, USA), and at the Center for Maritime Research (MARE), University of Amsterdam). Fábio is interested in the socio-ecological processes shaping patterns of resource use and management. His research focuses on local governance of natural resource and the dilemma between conservation and development goals at local and broader scales. His interdisciplinary background is reflected in his theoretical and methodological approach, combining ethnographic, historical, socioeconomic, institutional and ecological data to understand how patterns of resource use are shaped and transformed. Fabio is particularly interested in the connections between processes across socio-ecological scales, and how partnerships between users, government and private sectors influence resource conservation. RESEARCH INTEREST Fábio de Castro has conducted research in many different sites in the Amazon and Atlantic Forest in Brazil. He is currently working on two main projects: 1) Political ecology of the implementation of agro-extractive reserves in the Amazonian floodplain a. Institutional arrangement of co-management systems b. Participatory and collaborative process c. Social and ecological performance of the reserves 2) Socio-ecological dimension of the biodiesel program in Brazil a. Institutional framework of the biodiesel program b. Social relations between farmers, biodiesel producers and the governmental agencies c. Economic and social performance of the feedstock production (oil seeds) by small farmers 3) Territorial governance of protected areas in Brazil a. Compilation of protected areas b. Institutional arrangement of different categories of protected areas c. Comparison with land governance for agrarian development 1er Congreso Latinoamericano IASC Vean la grabación del PANEL organizado por Dr. Fábio de Castro (CEDLA): Contribución Latinoamericana a los Debates Teóricos sobre Bienes Comunes El propósito de este panel es explorar cómo el contexto latinoamericano puede contribuir a la construcción teórica de los bienes comunes. Por un lado, la región se caracteriza por una historia de desigualdad, violencia y baja calidad democrática que ha apoyado procesos de “descomunización”; por otro lado, la región tiene una historia de resistencia política, creatividad social y diversidad cultural que ha apoyado procesos de ‘recomunización’. GRABACIÓN DEL EVENTO

  • 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. De 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

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

    Master Latin American Studies Master Latin American Studies CEDLA-UvA Master Latin American Studies MLAS - MASTER LATIN AMERICA STUDIES ​ A research-driven, small-scale and internationally oriented programme. You will study current developments in the region such as the new wave of economic, social and political crises, problems of inequality, insecurity and unsustainability, indigenous and other social movements, the renegotiation of gender and ethnic relations and the rise of the new urban middle classes. Minor in Latin American Studies MINOR IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES ​ The minor combines several of our Bachelor courses to give the student a broad oversight of the field of Latin American Studies. Humanities and Social Sciences, including theories and methodologies from cultural anthropology, human geography, political science and history. Latin American Studies Programme (LASP) LASP - LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAMME The Latin American Studies Programme (LASP) is an interuniversity graduate programme dedicated to research and graduate education on Latin America in the Netherlands. BA Spaanse en Latijns-Amerikaanse studies BA SPAANSE LATIJNS-AMERIKAANSE STUDIES In de bachelor Spaanse en Latijns-Amerikaanse studies bestudeer je de Spaanse taal, verdiep je je in de fascinerende historie, cultuur en literatuur van Spanje en Latijns-Amerika en leer je over de hedendaagse sociaal-politieke ontwikkelingen in deze gebieden.

  • 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 (coördinator) 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 Global Cities in Latin America Course lecturer: Dr. Christien Klaufus Time period: 10 January – 4 February Course load: 6 EC By studying Lima, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and many other cities, students will be familiarized with the main aspects of historically defined (policy) fields such as social housing, solid waste collection, urban transport systems and community development. 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 | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Master courses Introduction to Latin American Studies Course lecturers: Dr. Julienne Weegels (coordinator) and CEDLA staff Time period: September – October Schedule: Tuesday 14.00 – 18.00 hours Course load: 6 EC This course introduces key subjects and leading approaches and theoretical debates in contemporary Latin American Studies. MORE INFORMATION DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION 18/12/20 Global Cities in Latin America MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Dr. Christien Klaufus Time period: 4 - 27 January Schedule: Monday 14.00 – 17.00 h & Wednesday 14.00 – 17.00 h Course load: 6 EC This course engages in academic debates on Latin American cities as part of global urban networks. The course introduces students into the multidisciplinary field of urban studies, in which geography, sociology and history are integrated. We will examine the metropolises of Latin America complementary and comparatively. By studying Lima, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and many other cities, students will be familiarized with the main aspects of historically defined (policy) fields such as social housing, solid waste collection, urban transport systems and community development. Socio-Environmental Changes in Latin America: Power, Participation and Governance MORE INFORMATION Dr. Fábio de Castro (coord.) and Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom Time period: 2 November – 14 December Schedule: Monday 14.00 – 17.00 hours 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. While some progressive governments have tried to change that trend, the intensification of extractive activities and related large infrastructure projects has led to a growing vulnerability and innequality. More recently, the region started to experience a new wave of right-wing governments who are explicitly moving away from social policies, human rights and the environmental conservation agenda. Memories Need to Swim: Heritage and Myth-Making in Latin America MORE INFORMATION Course lecturers: Dr. Arij Ouweneel and Dr. Christien Klaufus Time period: November – December Schedule: Wednesday 14.00 – 17.00 hours Course load: 6 EC People continue to (re)produce narratives of who they are and what they want to be, thereby acknowledging that their “being-in-the-world”—or storyworld—is defined by heritage and histories of a birth place, hometown, ancestors, cemetries or journeys. In their testimonies and storyworlds over time, new elements are woven into existing storyworlds, creating innovative ways of worldmaking. Such new storyworlds are created in the streets of Latin American urban centers, using films, street art, epitaphs in cemeteries, and digital and analogue media on a daily basis. Special attention will be given to the role of ancestors, the deceased, saints, and deathscapes in Latin American worldmaking. Worldmaking, mythmaking, are storyworlds. Master's in Latin American Studies (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. +INFO 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 Master students enrolled at other Dutch universities can participate in our courses for free. To confirm their registration they should provide the CEDLA secretariat with a proof of enrollment at their university before the start of the classes. To register, please fill out our digital registration form . ​ 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 Telephone: +31 20 525 3498 Email: secretariat@cedla.nl ​ ​

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

    Minor and Bachelor courses Minor Latin American Studies Course lecturer: CEDLA staff Time period: September 2020 – 29 May 2021 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 Brazil: Democracy, Citizenship and Culture MORE INFORMATION Course lecturers: Dr. Fábio de Castro and Prof. Dr. Kees Koonings Time period: February – March Schedule: Tuesday 13.00 – 17.00 hours Course load: 6 EC ​ This course addresses historical development and contemporary dynamics of the modern Brazilian society. As one of the largest countries and economies in the world, Brazil plays a major role in economic and social processes in Latin America and is an increasingly prominent player in regional and global politics. The recent (post-2000) socio-political development of Brazil is characterized by a ‘boom and bust’ cycle, not only in economic terms but also with respect to democracy, social justice, and international standing. Gender and Social Inequality in Latin America MORE INFORMATION Course lecturers: Dr. Julienne Weegels Time period: February – March Schedule: Monday 13.00 -15.00 hours & Friday 13.00 – 15.00 hours Course load: 6 EC Gender, class and ethnic relations in Latin America are being reshuffled and rapidly changing in the context of globalization, social transformations and political turmoil. The women’s movement received a new impetus as millions of women took to the streets to protest gendered violence. Restructuring labour markets, economic challenges and increasing (re)migration flows have produced additional effects and demands in the daily lives of women and men, but have also offered new opportunities. Visual Culture in the Hispanic World MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Dr. Arij Ouweneel Time period: 5 April - 20 May Schedule: Monday 13.00 – 15.00 hours & Thursday 13.00 – 15.00 hours Course load: 6 EC This course explores moving and non-moving images like fiction films, documentaries, television series, YouTube clips, paintings, statues, and street art, made in a Latin American country or Spain through the lenses of the Psychology of Art. Over the past decades, the cognitive sciences have gained considerable ground in the study of (moving) images. Instead of identifying “discourses” or “texts,” it proved more fruitful to investigate cognitive simulations encoded in memory. Research in Latin America MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Dr. Julienne Weegels Time period: 6 April - 28 May Schedule: Tuesday 16.00 - 18.00 hours & Friday 11.00 - 13.00 hours Course load: 6 EC In this course students learn about doing research, through learning by doing. They will learn about research design and methodology, but also conduct a small research of their own. The course can be seen as a preparation for their internship and/or research in Latin America. Throughout the course, attention will also be devoted to interdisciplinarity, ethics, reflexivity and particular challenges to Latin American research. ​ Understanding Latin America Today MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Dr. Christien Klaufus Time period: 9 September - 14 October Schedule: Wednesday 10.00 – 14.00 hours Course load: 6 EC Students that have finished this course are expected to be able to: • Describe major contemporary socio-political and socio-cultural processes in the region; • Explain and use core concepts from the interdisciplinary Latin American studies literature; • Apply knowledge about Latin American socio-political and socio-cultural processes to broader development debates, for example with regard to social movements, violence and insecurity, new cultural manifestations, matters of social inequality and gender, etcetera. ​ Politics and Protest: The Latin American State and Social Movements MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom Time period: 7 September - 23 October Schedule: Monday 14.00 – 17.00 hours & Friday 11.00 – 14.00 hours Course load: 6 EC The course deals with the causes, consequences and limitations of political turmoil and change in Latin America, with an emphasis on democratization, development policy and mobilization around 'old' and 'new' social and political issues, such as participation, human rights and justice. It also looks into revolutionary idea(l)s and emancipatory movements that have affected society and politics. In order to understand recent events, we also need to look at dynamics of the past that continue to influence politics and protest: dictatorships and democracies, political legacies (authoritarianism, elitism, populism), social inequality, politicized state institutions and economic dependence on foreign capital. Challenges for Development MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Dr. Fabio de Castro Time period: 5 November - 10 December Schedule: Thursday 10.00 – 13.00 hours Course load: 6 EC After finishing this course, students are expected to be able to: Describe some major challenges for development in the region, and different perspectives on how these could be effectively addressed; Explain and use core concepts from the academic literature on development issues; Search for, assess and reflect on different non-academic sources of information on Latin American development, including information and studies from regional and international organizations (e.g. ECLAC, IDB, UN, World Bank, ILO), national governments, NGOs and/or private sector/business institutions. The Identity of the City in Latin America MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Dr. Christien Klaufus Time period: November – December Schedule: Tuesday 13.00 – 17.00 hours Course load: 6 EC In this course students will explore the workings of urban identity formation and its roots, making use of geographical, sociological and anthropological studies. In the introductory part an overview will be given of Latin American urban studies and the history of urban development in the region. The attention will subsequently shift towards contemporary social movements, socio-spatial segregation, violence, urban policies and urban governance. De course rounds up with attention for the everyday experiences in the city, as well as with urban imaginaries on TV and in the cinema. Spanje en Latijns Amerika door de eeuwen heen MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Dr. Arij Ouweneel (coordinator) Time period: 7 September - 12 Oktober Schedule: Monday 13.00 – 15.00h & Wednesday 13.00 – 17.00h 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. Elk overkoepelend weekthema wordt in aparte hoor- en werkcolleges in specifieke onderwerpen uitgewerkt. Master's in Latin American Studies (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. +INFO 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 Telephone: +31 20 525 3498 Email: secretariat@cedla.nl ​ ​

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

    Master Latin American Studies Master Latin American Studies 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

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

    Upcoming events 11 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 JUN 11 Contested Urban Territories in Latin America: Financialisation - Displacement - Gentrification By Dr. Michael Janoschka , Senior Lecturer at Universität Leipzig And discussant Dr. Femke van Noorloos from Utrecht University ​ 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. He will unpack the dominant urban theories and the current debate on city development in order to engage critically with spatial discourses and knowledge production. He proposes to use a de-colonial perspective to develop a more nuanced approach and to provide alternative readings of urban transformation policies and processes in Latin American cities. ​ Zoom meeting 16:00-17:00 CEST online, register here to receive the link.

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

    CEDLA Events 2021 JUN 11 Contested Urban Territories in Latin America: Financialisation - Displacement - Gentrification By Dr. Michael Janoschka , Senior Lecturer at Universität Leipzig And discussant Dr. Femke van Noorloos from Utrecht University ​ 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. He will unpack the dominant urban theories and the current debate on city development in order to engage critically with spatial discourses and knowledge production. He proposes to use a de-colonial perspective to develop a more nuanced approach and to provide alternative readings of urban transformation policies and processes in Latin American cities. ​ Zoom meeting 16:00-17:00 CEST online, register here to receive the link.

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

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