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  • Latin American Studies | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Prince Bernhard Scholarships 2020 Isabelle Mollinger receives PBS grant Commoning in times COVID - A struggle for territory in the midst of a pandemic ​ The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated already existing injustices and inequalities among citizens in Latin America and also in Medellin, the pandemic has not paused the municipalities’ agenda for executing radical plans for urban renewal. Nonetheless, and Moravia’s inhabitants continue to resist. This study proposes to investigate how the virus has affected community resilience in Moravia and if and how commoning in times of COVID still takes place. READ MORE LFFU RESEARCH PROJECT Leave Fossil Fuels Underground This project analyses, develops and shares successful strategies and arguments on ‘Leaving Fossil Fuels Underground’ (LFFU) emerging from Africa and Latin America at multiple levels of governance. +INFO ​ ERLACS European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Contributions reflect substantial empirical research and/or are theoretically innovative with respect to major debates within social science research (including history and economics) on Latin America and the Caribbean. READ ​ NEW COURSE APRIL 2021 Research in Latin America The course can be seen as a preparation for their internship and/or research in Latin America. It will start with a theoretical introduction in the form of lectures based on knowledge-transfer and -building. REGISTER ​ ​ LA BIBLIOTECA It is possible to borrow books The CEDLA Library is currently closed for visitors, until further notice. However, it is possible to borrow books. You can request them through the UvA Catalogue and pick them up at several UvA libraries. You can contact us via email: library@cedla.nl Visual Culture in the Hispanic World Bachelor Course April 2021 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. REGISTER ​ START REGISTRATION PERIOD Second Semester 2021 Register for our BA courses on Gender and Social Inequality, Brazil and the Visual Culture in the Hispanic World. CHOOSE YOUR COURSE ​ ​ ​ BRAZIL COURSE IN FEBRUARY Democracy, Citizenship and Culture 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. REGISTER ​ ​ CEDLA EVENTS 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! JOIN ​ ​ ​

  • Prince Bernhard Scholarships | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Prince Bernhard Scholarships 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 18 December 2020. 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 2021. 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 or +31 20 525 3498. secretariat@cedla.nl ​ May 28 Cheesecake, figs, and pinot noir. RSVP Now Isabelle Mollinger receives PBS grant 2020 ​ Commoning in times COVID A struggle for territory in the midst of a pandemic ​ The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated already existing injustices and inequalities among citizens in Latin America and also in Medellin, the pandemic has not paused the municipalities’ agenda for executing radical plans for urban renewal. Nonetheless, and Moravia’s inhabitants continue to resist. This study proposes to investigate how the virus has affected community resilience in Moravia and if and how commoning in times of COVID still takes place. 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 30 October 2021 to the following address: secretariat@cedla.nl PRINCE BERNHARD SCHOLARSHIPS WINNERS ​ 2012 2016 2013 2017 2014 2018 2015 2019 2020

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  • MA Courses | CEDLA Latin American Studies | 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. Join our mailing list! JOIN 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. 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 , 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. secretariat@cedla.nl ​ 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 ​ ​

  • RIVERHOOD. Living Rivers and the New Water Justice Movements

    New CEDLA - UvA Projects We are happy to announce that the ERC Consolidator Grant proposal of Prof. dr. Rutgerd Boelens (CEDLA - UvA) has been accepted by EU Horizon 2020 “RIVERHOOD. Living Rivers and the New Water Justice Movements: From Dominating Waterscapes to the Rights of Nature” It is a 5-years project that will study ‘riverhood’ and ‘translocal water justice movements’ in Europe and Latin America. This project will be coordinated from the Wageningen University (WUR) with an strong bridge to CEDLA-UvA. The proposal counted also with invaluable inputs from many of the CEDLA's research team. We are specially glad because the proposal’s evaluation was graded as ‘excellent’ and ‘exceptional’. The project will start in Spring 2021. The project includes 4 fully financed PhDs and the means to develop, among other activities, ‘environmental justice labs’ in The Netherlands, Spain, Ecuador and Colombia, with a large number of grassroots, academic and policy-making partners. The total grant is 2 million euros. ABSTRACT: “RIVERHOOD will study, conceptualize and support evolving water justice movements that struggle for enlivening rivers. Notwithstanding rivers’ fundamental importance for social and natural well-being, around the world, mega-damming, pollution, and multiple forms of domesticating are putting riverine systems under great stress. Expert ontologies and epistemologies have become cornerstones of powerful hydraulic-bureaucratic administrations (‘hydrocracies’). Recently, worldwide, a large variety of ‘new water justice movements’ (NWJMs) have proliferated. These are transdisciplinary, multi-actor and multi-scalar coalitions. They deploy alternative river-society ontologies and practices, challenging hydrocracies’ paradigms to foster environmental justice. They translate global notions into local ones and vice versa. New, exciting strategies include, among others, New Water Culture and Rights of Nature notions. European NWJMs co-learn with peers in Ecuador and Colombia were rivers are legal and political subjects. NWJMs hold immense potential for contributing to a radically new, equitable and nature-rooted water governance, but are undertheorized, largely unnoticed by natural and social sciences, and excluded from policy-making. Science and policies lack approaches to engage with rivers as arenas of co-production among humans and nature. RIVERHOOD will develop a new analytical framework to study NWJMs and ‘riverhoods’. Through 4 cross-cultural PhD studies, 8 cases in Ecuador, Colombia, Spain and the Netherlands are investigated. At each site ‘Environmental Justice Labs’ will be organized: a novel approach to comprehend pluriversal water worlds and foster knowledge co-creation and democratization.” holding a part-time special chair with CEDLA and the University of Amsterdam (Fac. Social and Behavioral Sciences FMG/GPIO and Fac. Humanities). He also works as Professor Water Governance and Social Justice at Wageningen University (Environmental Sciences Group, Water Resources Management), and is Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Peru and the Central University of Ecuador. He directs the international Justicia Hídrica /Water Justice alliance, engaged with comparative research and training on water accumulation, conflict and civil society action. Rutgerd Boelens is Professor 'Political Ecology of Water in Latin America'

  • Projects | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Research Projects A collaborative research project funded by the Horizon2020 Programme (2018-2021), including 21 organizations coordinated by University College Cork in Ireland, to develop a global network to promote mutual learning and collaboration in RRI, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a global common denominator. The CEDLA team, composed by (coordinator) and , will contribute to RRING mainly in the Global State of the Art (SoA) on RRI by key Geographies. Dr. Fabio de Castro Prof. Dr. Barbara Hogenboom Work Pakage 3 +INFO Responsible Research and Innovation Networking Globally RRING Amazonian Governance to Enable Transformations to Sustainability A collaborative research action funded by the , composed of six partner organizations from Brazil, USA, NORFACE–Belmont Forum Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) programme (2018-2021) The Netherlands and Sweden. AGENTS is grounded in participatory, comparative and multi-scale perspective, and combines social science, forestry science and spatial analysis. While government-driven solutions are commonly viewed as the route to sustainability, a large range of sustainable forest practices the Amazon emerge from individual and collective initiatives. +INFO AGENTS Leave Fossil Fuels Underground LFFU This project analyses, develops and shares successful strategies and arguments on ‘Leaving Fossil Fuels Underground’ (LFFU) emerging from Africa and Latin America at multiple levels of governance. We assess these LFFU initiatives - with a special focus on LFFU in South Africa and Ecuador and their potential for upscaling in other countries and regions. The climate challenge requires aglobal phase out of fossil fuels and calls for a global transition. Through aprocess of co-creating new knowledge with various stakeholders as well as connecting to, and expanding, existing networks, this project expects to have positive impact on the promotion of LFFU. +INFO CEDLA RESEARCH PROJECTS RIING, Responsible Research and Innovation Networking Globally - AGENTS, Amazonian Governance to Enable Transformations to Sustainability - LFFU, Leave Fossil Fuels Underground

  • Rutgerd Boelens | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    32365841453_d922ed8870_o.jpg CEDLA Researchers Prof. dr. Rutgerd Boelens Professor RESEARCH THEME: POLITICAL ECOLOGY Rutgerd Boelens is Professor 'Political Ecology of Water in Latin America' holding a part-time special chair with CEDLA and the University of Amsterdam (Fac. Social and Behavioral Sciences FMG/GPIO and Fac. Humanities). He also works as Professor Water Governance and Social Justice at Wageningen University (Environmental Sciences Group, Water Resources Management), and is Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Peru and the Central University of Ecuador. He directs the international Justicia Hídrica /Water Justice alliance, engaged with comparative research and training on water accumulation, conflict and civil society action. RESEARCH INTEREST His research focuses on water rights, legal pluralism, cultural politics, and political ecology, in Latin America and Spain. He worked as action-researcher on rural development in the Andean countries (1992-1997), and before founding Justicia Hídrica in 2009 (www.justiciahidrica.or) he directed the international Water Law and Indigenous Rights alliance WALIR (2001-2007), and several large NUFFIC programs on water governance in Latin America. Currently he also coordinates the programs ‘Struggling for Water Security in the Andes’ and ‘Transnationalization of Local Water Battles’ with NWO/WOTRO. The research networks include scholars, professionals, activists, and grassroots leaders working on ‘governmentality’ in hydrosocial territories and the politics of NRM reforms, intervention, water grabbing and social mobilization. These entwine social and natural sciences. Results are published, among others, in the book series Water & Society (Agua y Sociedad) for which he is the scientific editor, and which integrates several Latin American publishers (as IEP, Abyayala, CBC, Fondo Editorial PUCP). Rutgerd Boelens graduated in environmental sciences (M.Sc) and social sciences (Ph.D., 2008) at Wageningen University, both cum laude. His PhD thesis The Rules of the Game and the Game of the Rules. Normalization and Resistance in Andean Water Control was awarded ‘Best PhD dissertation’ among Dutch university faculties working in the fields of International Development, over the years 2007-2008. We are happy to announce that the ERC Consolidator Grant proposal of Prof. dr. Rutgerd Boelens (CEDLA - UvA) has been accepted by EU Horizon 2020 “RIVERHOOD. Living Rivers and the New Water Justice Movements: From Dominating Waterscapes to the Rights of Nature” It is a 5-years project that will study ‘riverhood’ and ‘translocal water justice movements’ in Europe and Latin America. This project will be coordinated from the Wageningen University (WUR) with an strong bridge to CEDLA-UvA. The proposal counted also with invaluable inputs from many of the CEDLA's research team. We are specially glad because the proposal’s evaluation was graded as ‘excellent’ and ‘exceptional’. The project will start in Spring 2021. The project includes 4 fully financed PhDs and the means to develop, among other activities, ‘environmental justice labs’ in The Netherlands, Spain, Ecuador and Colombia, with a large number of grassroots, academic and policy-making partners. The total grant is 2 million euros. ​ LEARN MORE ABOUT IT

  • The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s–1950s

    CEDLA Events 2020 DEC 4 The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s–1950s Paulo Drinot, UCL Institute of the America ZOOM meeting 16:00-17:00 CET. Please register to get the zoom link here The creation of Lima's red light district in 1928 marked the culminating achievement of the promoters of regulation who sought to control the spread of venereal disease by medically policing female prostitutes. Its closure in 1956 was arguably the high point of abolitionism, a transnational movement originating in the 1860s that advocated that regulation was not only ineffective from a public health perspective, but also morally wrong. The Sexual Question charts this cyclic process of regulation and abolition in Peru, uncovering the ideas, policies, and actors shaping the debates on prostitution in Lima and beyond. The history of prostitution, Paulo Drinot shows, sheds light on the interplay of gender and sexuality, medicine and public health, and nation-building and state formation in Peru. With its compelling historical lens, this landmark study offers readers an engaging narrative, and new perspectives on Latin American studies, social policy, and Peruvian history. ​ The Sexual Question A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s–1950s Part of Cambridge Latin American Studies Paulo Drinot, University College London March 2020 ISBN: 9781108717281 ​ + INFO ​ ​

  • Julienne Weegels | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Captura de Pantalla 2019-10-13 a les 20. 13998960230_4c9cde15b2_o.jpg 1604977952_c478b0f4af_o.jpg 2372997518_06186f1b3c_o.jpg CEDLA Researchers Dr Julienne Weegels Postdoctoral Researcher RESEARCH THEME: ANTROPOLOGY & CRIMINOLOGY 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.

  • NL SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS 2020 ter bevordering van de studie en het onderzoek van de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika De in 2004 overleden historicus Prof. Dr. B.H. Slicher van Bath, bij leven lid van de Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen en oud-hoogleraar van de Rijksuniversiteiten Groningen en Leiden, van de Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen en de Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, heeft bij testament een legaat nagelaten aan het CEDLA dat mede de naam draagt van zijn in 2009 overleden echtgenote, J.P. de Jong. Het doel van het Fonds is de bevordering van de studie en het onderzoek van de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika van vijftienhonderd tot 1930, met name door het verlenen van financiële steun aan historisch onderzoek van jonge wetenschappers (bij voorkeur jonger dan 35 jaar). Als bursaal komen in aanmerking beoefenaren der historische wetenschap die zich voorbereiden op een doctorsgraad of recent een overeenkomstige graad hebben bereikt en aantoonbaar werken aan een vervolgonderzoek. Zij moeten in Europa of in Latijns-Amerika zijn geboren en gevestigd. ​ Onder Latijns-Amerika wordt verstaan het gebied omvattende de staten in Amerika waarin het Spaans of Portugees als officiële talen worden gebruikt. De beurs is bedoeld voor onderzoekswerk zoals archiefonderzoek of verblijf in bibliotheken dat in principe plaatsheeft in het jaar nadat de beurs is toegekend. Na toekenning volgt de uitkering van 75% van de beurs. Het restant wordt bij afsluiting overgemaakt na goedkeuring van een eindverslag. Jaarlijks stelt het SvB-dJ Fonds minimaal vier onderzoeksbeurzen beschikbaar van elk maximaal € 10.000 euro. ​ De selectie van beurswinnaars wordt bepaald door een wetenschappelijke raad bestaande uit: Prof. M. Baud - CEDLA/Universiteit van Amsterdam Prof. G.J. Oostindie - KITLV/ Universiteit Leiden Dr. S. Valdivia Rivera - Latin American studies/ Universiteit Leiden ​ ​ Biografie van Prof. Dr. B.H. Slicher van Bath Bernard Hendrik Slicher van Bath werd geboren in 1910 en overleed in 2004. Hij huwde in 1941 met Jacoba Petronella de Jong (1918-2009). Slicher werd opgeleid als historicus en archeoloog in Groningen en Utrecht. Hij promoveerde in 1945 in Amsterdam cum laude op een onderwerp uit de rechtsgeschiedenis van Drente en werd niet lang daarna aangesteld als Rijksarchivaris in Overijssel. Hij gebruikte zijn aanstelling onder meer om onderzoek te doen naar de geschiedenis van deze provincie. Dit resulteerde in Een samenleving onder spanning. Geschiedenis van het platteland in Overijssel (1957). Tot 1970 zou hij werken aan de plattelandsgeschiedenis van deze provincie en andere delen van Nederland en zelfs Europa. Vrucht hiervan was De agrarische geschiedenis van West- Europa (500-1850) (1960), indirect geschreven op verzoek van de redactie van de Cambridge Economic History of Europe — een boek dat werd vertaald in het Engels, Italiaans, Spaans, Portugees en Japans en hem zijn internationale reputatie bezorgde. Intussen was hij benoemd als hoogleraar in Groningen, een positie die hij al kort daarna ging combineren met een leerstoel in Wageningen. Onder zijn leiding werden aan de Afdeling Agrarische Geschiedenis een serie studies over de sociaal-economische geschiedenis van het platteland in delen van Nederland en elders op stapel gezet. Al in 1950 was bij Slicher de belangstelling voor de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika gewekt. Vanaf 1951 gaf hij in Wageningen colleges over de geschiedenis van het continent. Toen hij in 1967 voor twee jaar als gasthoogleraar verbonden was aan de University of Chicago was eindelijk de kans daar om door Latijns-Amerika te reizen. De regionale agrarische geschiedenis te Wageningen zag hij in toenemende mate als invuloefeningen die weinig meerwaarde opleverden. In feite wilde hij in die jaren definitief met dit onderzoek stoppen en een onderzoeksprogramma over Latijns-Amerika starten. Mede om die reden nam hij in 1972 ontslag — dertig jaar geschiedbeoefening in de agrarische geschiedenis van Europa waren voorbij. Twee jaar later werd Slicher directeur van het CEDLA waar hij nauw samenwerkte met de jong gestorven historicus Adriaan van Oss (1947-1984). Het was het begin van de volgende dertig jaar wetenschappelijk onderzoek — grotendeels na zijn pensionering uitgevoerd. In deze productieve jaren publiceerde hij vijf grote boeken: Spaans Amerika omstreeks 1600 (1979, onlangs uitgekomen in het Spaans [2010]), Bevolking en economie in Nieuw-Spanje (ca 1570-1800) (1981), Real hacienda y economía en Hispanoamérica (1541-1820) (1989), Indianen en Spanjaarden: een ontmoeting tussen twee werelden. Latijns Amerika 1500-1800 (1989), en De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika, 1493-1820: auteurs, verhalen en lezers (1998). Hij werd benoemd tot bijzonder hoogleraar in de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika aan de Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden (1976-1981) en aan de Katholieke Universiteit te Nijmegen (1983), op de L.J. Rogierleerstoel, eveneens met de leeropdracht Latijns-Amerikaanse geschiedenis. Het werk met Van Oss had in het teken gestaan van een integrale geschiedschrijving van Latijns-Amerika. De gevolgde kwantitatieve onderzoeksmethoden weken nauwelijks af van de aanpak die hij in de voorgaande decennia voor de geschiedenis van het Europese platteland had gebruikt, maar omdat de twee onderzoekers streefden naar integrale of holistische geschiedschrijving werd inhoudelijk een breder terrein bestreken dan voorheen, nu met inbegrip van cultuur, wetenschap, kunst, kerk en religie, bestuur en politiek. Zijn laatste boek, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika, waaraan hij acht jaar vrijwel dagelijks werkte, gaat over de historiografie van de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika. ​ / ENGLISH CASTELLANO AANVRAGEN ​ Aanvragen kunnen worden geschreven in het Nederlands, Engels of het Spaans en dienen te bestaan uit de volgende elementen: 1. Een omschrijving van het onderzoek, inclusief planning en begroting waarin wordt aangegeven voor welk deel en voor welk specifiek doel een eventueel toegekende beurs zal worden besteed (max. 2000 woorden) 2. Een kort Curriculum Vitae 3. Een aanbevelingsbrief van de beoogde begeleider van het onderzoek Van de met de beurzen geaccrediteerde onderzoekers wordt verwacht dat ze de resultaten van hun onderzoek kenbaar maken aan het CEDLA, zij het door deelname aan een conferentie of het indienen van de publicatie van hun onderzoek. Het is verplicht bij publicaties voortkomend uit het onderzoek melding te maken van de beurs. De deadline voor de aanvragen is 25 april 2020. Aanvragen dienen te worden gestuurd naar: , onder vermelding van "Slicher van Bath de Jong Fonds". Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met ons via of +31 20 525 3498 secretariat@cedla.nl secretariat@cedla.nl PUBLICATIES ​ ​ SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS - - - - - 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 - 2016 2017

  • Research | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    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 on the use of natural and cultural resources has shown, such diverse, complex and contradictory changes lead to hybrid outcomes. CEDLA’s previous research programme 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

  • LASP | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    LASP LASP 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: 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. 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. 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. 1. Natural resource use and sustainable development. 2. Sociocultural resources and identities. 3. Political resources: governability and (in)security. ​ 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. Michiel Baud (CEDLA) Prof. dr. W.G. Pansters (UU) Mw. Prof. dr. R.K. Jaffe (UvA) Prof. dr. P. Silva (UL) Mw. Dr. M.E.M. de Theije (VU) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

  • Minor & BA Courses | CEDLA Latin American Studies | 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. Join our mailing list! JOIN 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. 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 , 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. secretariat@cedla.nl ​ 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 ​ ​

  • Past Events | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Past Events 2020 - - - - - - - 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 jan 24 Why drug seizures matter: Discriminatory policing and violence on Brazil's drug markets Recife is a large and extremely violent metropolis in Brazil’s poor Northeastern region. Much of that violence, according both to authorities and drug market participants, is tied to the workings of a large market for illicit drugs. Building on extensive fieldwork and an original dataset that collates all official drug seizures in the city since 2001. +INFO feb 14 Urban floods and the political ecology of the state in Brazil The governance of hazardous urban environments has become a critical area for state intervention across Latin America and worldwide. Brazil is no exception, with significant flood and landslide disasters blighting many cities and especially those in the heavily urbanised Atlantic Forest biome. +INFO feb 21 Hallazgos de la Comisión de la Verdad en Bolivia Esta exposición destaca los hallazgos más importantes de la Comisión de la Verdad en Bolivia y reflexiona sobre el trabajo de este tipo de órgano desde la experiencia boliviana. La comisión recopiló documentación y testimonios que resultaron en más de 6000 expedientes, con el objetivo de esclarecer las graves violaciones de derechos humanos durante las dictaduras militares entre 1964 y 1982. +INFO mar 6 How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice On September 21, 1976, a car bomb killed Orlando Letelier, the former Chilean ambassador to the United States, along with his colleague Ronni Moffitt. The murder shocked the world, especially because of its setting – in the heart of Washington DC. +INFO june 4 Virtual Latijns-Amerika expert event Corona in Latijns-Amerika: Implicaties voor onze relatie met de regio Sprekers: o.a. Achraf Bouali, tweede kamerlid D66; Barbara Hogenboom, directeur CEDLA; Marit Maij, directeur CNV Internationaal; Joost de Vries, correspondent Volkskrant Latijns-Amerika; Marijke Zewuster, hoofd Emerging Markets & Commodity Research ABN AMRO. +INFO sept 11 Una revolución desde abajo: la filantropía de base liderada por mujeres en América Latina Ellas se están reencontrando y reapropiando de sus voces y sus vidas, y están asumiendo su responsabilidad por un futuro mejor. Estos movimientos han sido posibles gracias a las “donaciones” masivas de tiempo, capacidades, capital social y dinero de miles de mujeres. +INFO oct 9 Pandemia, Neoextractivismos y Propuestas Alternativas desde el Sur +INFO Nos proponemos presentar y analizar los desafíos del Pacto Ecosocial e Intercultural del Sur, elaborado desde América Latina. sept 25 Fifty public standpipes: Politicians, local elections, and struggles for water in Barranquilla, Colombia This talk tells the story of the WB project and the fifty public standpipes - which were never built. Its purpose is to analyse how water/power distributions have been reworked and consolidated, highlighting tensions triggered by the project at the national and local level. +INFO oct 23 The Governance of the Brazilian Amazon in Times of Covid-19 Last year, the Amazon was on the world news about the devastating fire, rampant deforestation rate, and increased violence to indigenous populations. The national government responded the international pressure with denial of the socioenvironmental impacts, persecution of researchers, and disdain to the local populations. +INFO nov 6 Politics, favours and votes: imagining the state and performing politics in Recife To contribute to a better understanding of Brazil’s recent rearrangement of political forces, including Bolsonaro's election, this presentation will discuss the ways political candidates imagine and perform politics in Recife. +INFO NOV 20 No More Innocence: Central America, Migration, and the Crisis of Containment The Central American migration crisis has become a flashpoint in US national debates over humanitarian, identity and security politics. As such, it provides a key lens through which to consider how evolving structures-of-feeling shape US immigration policies as well as broader trends in US public sentiment about how to represent (and target) what some scholars have self-reflexively called “human waste” – that is, those who must be excluded by any means necessary. +INFO DEC 4 The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s–1950s The creation of Lima's red light district in 1928 marked the culminating achievement of the promoters of regulation who sought to control the spread of venereal disease by medically policing female prostitutes. Its closure in 1956 was arguably the high point of abolitionism, a transnational movement originating in the 1860s that advocated that regulation was not only ineffective from a public health perspective, but also morally wrong. +INFO

  • Events | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    DEC 4 The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s–1950s The creation of Lima's red light district in 1928 marked the culminating achievement of the promoters of regulation who sought to control the spread of venereal disease by medically policing female prostitutes. Its closure in 1956 was arguably the high point of abolitionism, a transnational movement originating in the 1860s that advocated that regulation was not only ineffective from a public health perspective, but also morally wrong. +INFO More events in January 2021 4 oct 9 Join our mailing list! JOIN 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.

  • Publications | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Editorial – ERLACS European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies CLAS Books C uadernos CEDLA Publications CEDLA hosts the academic peer-reviewed open access journal – 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. ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe 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.

  • About | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam | The Netherlands

    CEDLA Latin American Studies CEDLA Latin American Studies 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 via academic education and publications. 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 Europe’s largest specialized collections of material on Latin America. CEDLA is part of the of the . 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 (ARTES), which stimulates cross-Regional Studies collaboration. Faculty of Humanities University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies 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. Academic Research ​ 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 within the field of Social Sciences and the Humanities, which can be taken individually or combined into a . The minor and individual courses are also open to students from other universities. In the multi-disciplinary (MLAS), students spend two to three months in Latin America to do research for their thesis project. The MLAS is part of the (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). courses on Latin America minor in Latin American Studies Master's of Latin American Studies Latin American Studies Programme ​ Publications CEDLA hosts the academic peer-reviewed open access journal – 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. ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe 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 of the University of Amsterdam. central catalogue ​ 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 , and work together closely with our colleagues in the . Furthermore, CEDLA offers support to two scholarship programmes for young scholars in Latin American Studies: the and the . PhD-student forum for Research on Latin America, OLA Netherlands Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, NALACS Prince Bernard Scholarships Slicher van Bath-de Jong Fund ​ 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. Our Objectives ​ ​ ​ 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 Cristina Bastidas Redin Alexis Sossa Rojas Lucía Galarza Suárez Geraldine Lamadrid Guerrero Carolina Valladares Pasquel Christian Esteban Ramírez Hincapié Bibiana Duarte Abadia Tatiana Roa Avendaño Laura Ximena Triana Gallego Gabriela Russo Lopes Lieke Prins Mirtha Lorena del Castillo Hannah Porada Barbara Haenen ​ ​ 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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  • Cuadernos | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Cuaderno y lápiz 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 list of 'Cuadernos del CEDLA' – ERLACS European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies CLAS Books C uadernos

  • Master Latin American Studies | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    38443698971_8f5193518f_o editado.jpg Master Latin American Studies Programme (MLAS) In the advanced Master's programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 degree has proven to serve as a good starting point for pursuing a PhD. +INFO ​ 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. 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. +INFO +READ

  • Barbara Hogenboom | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    13417706865_3b8da58ba0_o.jpg CEDLA Researchers Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom Director of CEDLA RESEARCH THEME: POLITICAL SCIENCE Barbara Hogenboom is Director of CEDLA and Professor of Latin American Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam (UvA). She is managing editor of the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (ERLACS). She coordinates the international SDG research project LFFU: ‘Leave fossil fuels underground for sustainable and inclusive development: Co-creating alternative pathways in Africa and Latin America’ (2018-2021). Previously, she coordinated a consortium of ten European and Latin American universities for the EU-FP7 project ‘Environmental Governance in Latin American and the Caribbean: Developing Frameworks for Sustainable and Equitable Natural Resource Use’ (ENGOV, 2011-2015). RESEARCH INTEREST Barbara Hogenboom’s field of study is the politics and governance of development and environment, viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective. Her research focuses on the clashing values and interests at play in connection with the use of natural resources in Latin America. She studies the interactions between the public sector, the private sector and social movements from the perspective of the international political economy. These interactions are cross-scale in nature: global and regional changes exert influence on national and local processes, and vice versa. Barbara Hogenboom conducts research into current developments in Latin America in the context of various international projects: the impact of growing Chinese interests in the oil sector and mining industry, as well as the increasing local resistance to large-scale extraction projects. 14/06/19 Inaugural lecture of Prof Dr Barbara Hogenboom Latin America’s vast reserves of minerals (metals, oil, coal and gas) have often proven to be a curse instead of a blessing for its development. The region’s mineral wealth has generated international dependency relationships, economic instability, elite capture, social inequality and ecological destruction. Have recent economic and political shifts changed these patterns? What is the role of minerals in Latin American imaginary and society? And what can we learn from new bottom-up initiatives to escape the mineral resource curse and protect nature and communities? Barbara Hogenboom discusses pro’s and cons of the rise of China and of the phase of new left dominance in the region. These trends coincided not only with the global commodity boom but also with a region-wide protest boom against environmental injustices of mining and oil drilling, and with a deepened dependency on minerals. In order to better understand contemporary resource dependency, she proposes to look beyond economic and political dimensions, and to study social and cultural attitudes towards mineral wealth in Latin America, such as deeply engrained ideas and collective imaginaries. Through new research and co-creation projects, her aim is to study and support Latin American initiatives for alternative approaches to living with minerals, such as leaving fossil fuels underground and granting more rights to citizens and even to nature. Please find here the : lecture online

  • Christien Klaufus | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Latin American Studies.jpg CEDLA Researchers Dr Christien Klaufus Assistant Professor RESEARCH THEME: URBAN STUDIES, HUMAN GEOGRAPHY Christien Klaufus joined CEDLA in April 2008 as Assistant Professor of Human Geography. She graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at Eindhoven University of Technology in 1993 and in Cultural Anthropology (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam in 1999. In 2006 she received her PhD in Anthropology at Utrecht University. From 1999 to 2001 and from 2006 to 2008 she worked as a researcher at OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies at Delft University of Technology, where she studied self-provided housing in The Netherlands. RESEARCH INTEREST Christien’s research addresses two themes that are broadly related to what UN-Habitat calls the new urban transition in Latin America. The first research line focuses on the drivers of urbanization in intermediate cities. Processes of peri-urbanization are analyzed within the context of transnational migration and remittance spending to understand how planned urban growth and urbanization-from-below contribute to the development of medium-sized cities. The project speaks to two strands of literature: 1) the role of architecture as a catalyst of social and cultural change; 2) the debates on the densification of peri-urban areas in the context of local planning capacities. Research has been conducted so far in Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala and El Salvador. The second line of research encompasses the sustainability agenda’s effects on urban deathscapes. Latin American urban deathscapes are undergoing changes to increase the efficiency of scarce urban land; to meet norms for cleaner, healthier environments; and to develop decent and affordable dead-disposal for vulnerable groups. Considering that urban deathscapes are micro-cosmoses of larger urban societies, this project explores both urban policies and everyday practices and connects to a variety of debates on place-making, heritage conservation, gentrification, social inequality, urban violence, the power of the death industry, and environmental sustainability. The project started with case studies in Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia and is bound to include other Latin American metropolises in the near future. Societies worldwide are urbanizing at high speed. In 2050 almost 70 percent of the world population is projected to be urban. Advancing the planning of sustainable urban land use is an urgent theme. Infrastructure has to be provided to 6.4 billion people. This means that water, electricity and sewage systems will have to be improved and smarter mass transport systems to be developed. One of the basic human necessities not explicitly addressed in urban theories and policy prospects is the need for sufficient dignified spaces for dead disposal and commemoration, in other words ‘deathscapes’. The right to a dignified final destination is a basic human right. Yet, as part of the urban infrastructure, deathscapes tend to be developed rather haphazardly. Two tendencies increase the need for more knowledge on urban deathscapes, and hence, for an integrated field of deathscape studies: first, the demographic transition underway in several regions that will result in an aging population; and second, the intention formulated in the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, specifically in Goal 11 to build more compact and high-density cities. Higher population densities in cities urge us to find more space-efficient solutions for dead disposal too. In practice, this will arguably result in an increasing separation between disposal spaces and commemoration spaces. As one of the most urbanized regions in the world, Latin America figures prominently in the urban studies literature. In order to be better prepared for rapid urbanization processes taking place in other regions of the Global South, Latin American models are often used to exemplify desired and undesired policy outcomes. However, information about the development and transformation of urban deathscapes in Latin America is remarkably scarce, especially in comparison to the large amount of studies that have addressed deathscapes in Asian cities (e.g. Kong, 2012; Tan and Yeoh, 2002; Teather et al., 2001; Tremlett, 2007). This interdisciplinary program aims to provide a grounded understanding of the ways in which deathscapes in cities have been developed in the recent past as part of urban space and society, and the ways in which they would need to be developed to safeguard socially and environmentally sustainable urban futures. The program considers the urban deathscape to be a relevant locus for research on cities and, vice versa, it posits that the future of cities depends in part on the question how the ‘cities of the living’ find new forms of co-existence with the ‘cities of the dead’; how deathscapes can potentially be or become formative sites of conviviality for the city at large. Planning and governing deathscapes in high-density urban areas touches upon a myriad of pressing themes that are integrally addressed in this project. ​ SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 2020 Klaufus, C. (2020). Safeguarding the House of the Dead: Configurations of Risk and Protection in the Urban Cemetery. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.12890 ​ del Castillo, M. L., & Klaufus, C. (2020). Rent-seeking middle classes and the short-term rental business in inner-city Lima. Urban Studies, 57(12), 2547-2563. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098019881351 ​ 2019 ​ van Noorloos, F., Klaufus, C., & Steel, G. (2019). 'Land in urban debates: Unpacking the grab-development dichotomy'. Urban Studies, 56(5), 855-867. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098018789019 ​ Klaufus, C. (2019) 'Superstar-Saints and Wandering Souls: The Cemetery as a Cultural Hotspot in Latin American Cities'. In H. Selin, and R.M. Rakoff (Eds.), Death Across Cultures: Death and Dying in Non-Western Cultures (pp. 275-294). (Science across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science; Vol. 9). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18826-9_17 ​ 2018 ​ Klaufus, C. (2018) ‘Colombian deathscapes: Social practices and policy responses’, Journal of Urban Affairs 40(2): 209-225. ​ 2017 ​ Klaufus, C (2017) ‘Cemetery modernization and the common good in Bogotá’, Bulletin of Latin American Research 37(2): 206-221. Steel, G., F. van Noorloos & C. Klaufus (2017) ‘The urban land debate in the global South: new avenues for research’, Geoforum 83: 133-141. Klaufus, C., P. van Lindert, F. van Noorloos & G. Steel (2017) ‘All-inclusiveness versus exclusion: urban project development in Latin America and Africa’, Sustainability 9(11), 2038; doi:10.3390/su9112038 (open access). Klaufus, C. (2017) ‘Informal house design in the 21st century: cholo and remittances architecture’. In: F. Hernández and A. Becerra (Eds), Marginal Urbanisms: Informal and Formal Development in Cities of Latin America, pp. 82-101. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIPS DONE Death Research in the Netherlands UvA Centre for Urban Studies PROJECT MEMBERSHIPS NVT PODCAST AVAILABLE ​ Deathscapes in Latin American Metropolises How do increasingly cramped and overcrowded megacities, such as those in Latin America house the dead in their midst? And how do citizens use urban space to commemorate dead people? These and other questions guide Christien Klaufus’ research project Deathscapes in Latin American Metropolises discussed in this interview. ​

  • Michiel Baud | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Captura de pantalla 2018-08-06 a les 10. CEDLA Researchers Prof Dr Michiel Baud Director of CEDLA (from April 2000 - January 2018) RESEARCH THEME: HISTORY Michiel Baud is Professor in Latin American Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He graduated in Contemporary History at the University of Groningen in 1982 and received his Ph.D. cum laude in Social Sciences at Utrecht University in 1991. From 1995 to 2000 he was Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Leiden. RESEARCH INTEREST His Ph.D research was carried out in the Dominican Republic, where he studied the social history of a tobacco producing peasantry in the northern part of the country. In doing so he combined traditional historical documentary research with anthropological fieldwork techniques. After finishing his Ph.D he did research in southern Ecuador and North-Eastern Brazil. His current research interests are indigenista ideologies and their influence on present-day academic interpretations of the Andes, the role of ethnic movements in Latin American politics, the social history of Latin American borders, the analysis of Latin American modernity and the construction of collective memories in present-day Latin America.

  • Kees Koonings | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    16716135951_58d933c8aa_o.jpg CEDLA Researchers Prof. dr. Kees Koonings RESEARCH THEME: BRAZILIAN STUDIES Kees Koonings (1957) is (part time) Professor of Brazilian Studies at the University of Amsterdam and member of the CEDLA teaching and research staff. He graduated in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies at Utrecht University in 1982 and received his Ph.D. in Social Sciences at Utrecht University in 1994. He is also an Associate Professor in Development Studies and Latin American Studies in the department of Anthropology at Utrecht University. RESEARCH INTEREST His research on Brazil has included work on regional economic and social development in Rio Grande do Sul and Bahia, urban politics and participatory governance in Porto Alegre, the military and democratic transition, and - currently - urban violence and insecurity in Rio de Janeiro. He is also researching the armed conflict and peace process in Colombia. Additionally, his research interests include poverty and social exclusion, ethnicity, and the political economy of development in Brazil and Latin America.

  • Arij Ouweneel | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Image by Steven Mason CEDLA Researchers Dr Arij Ouweneel Assistant Professor RESEARCH THEME: (PUBLIC) HISTORY, CULTURAL COGNITIVE STUDIES Arij Ouweneel is Associate Professor at CEDLA and was Special Professor of Historical Anthropology of the Amerindian Peoples at the Universiteit Utrecht from 1999 to 2004. He graduated cum laude in Social-Economic History at the Universiteit Leiden in 1983 and received his PhD cum laude in Social-Economic History at the same university in 1989. Over the past decade he changed from colonial history to contemporary public history and the cognitive cultural studies (psychology of art). RESEARCH INTEREST Ouweneel’s current field of study is public history. This field studies the representation of history in the public sphere. One line of inquiry in this field regards film makers, painters, or cartoonists as public historians in their own right. This is the line that stands central in Ouweneel’s current research, analyzing source material from Spain, Germany, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico. Theoretically, he tries to amend this work on public histories with insights from the cognitive sciences, especially the applied psychology of art. The essence of this is that in large measure information processing is mediated by learned or innate mental structures that organize related pieces of our knowledge. Because a narrative cultural memory is a specific cognitive schema, its parameters and elements can be identified analyzing artifacts. A specific focus of Ouweneel's investigations is on Amerindian history. He started his career writing about the self-confident position of Amerindians in Bourbon Mexico (Shadows over Anáhuac, The Flight of the Shepherd), but changed over the past decades to the history of the present (Terug naar Macondo, Freudian Fadeout, Resilient Memories). Recently he finished a manuscript on Frida Kahlo and the Intervening Agent, in Dutch and soon also in English. ​ SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 2018 Ouweneel, A. (2018). Resilient Memories: Amerindian Cognitive Schemas in Latin American Art. (Cognitive Approaches to Culture). Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio State University Press. Ouweneel, A. (2018). Contemporary Amerindian imaginaries and the challenge of intersectional analysis. In F. L. Aldama (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture (pp. 263-272). (Routledge Companions to Gender). London: Routledge. Ouweneel, A. (Accepted/In press). Outsmarting the Lords of Death: An Amerindian Cognitive Script in Comics. In F. L. Aldama (Ed.), Graphing TransIndigenous Comic Books Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2015 Ouweneel, A. (2015). One Block at a Time: Performing the Neighbourhood. In C. Klaufus, & A. Ouweneel (Eds.), Housing and Belonging in Latin America (pp. 294-319). New York: Berghahn. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315179728 2012 Ouweneel, A. (2012). Freudian Fadeout: The Failings of Psychoanalysis in Film Criticism. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. Ouweneel, A. (2012). Us and Them: Researching Deep Roots of Andean Culture. In A. Ouweneel (Ed.), Andeans and their use of cultural resources: Space, gender, rights & identity (pp. 107-129). (Cuadernos del CEDLA; Vol. 25). Amsterdam: CEDLA. 2005 Ouweneel, A. (2005). The Flight of the Shepherd: Microhistory and the Psychology of Cultural Resilience in Bourbon Central Mexico. (CEDLA Latin America Studies; Vol. 93). Amsterdam: Aksant. 2004 Ouweneel, A. (2004). El debate Villalobos: Amerindios en McWorld. In Cruzando fronteras: reflexiones sobre la relevancia de fronteras históricas, simbólicas y casi desaparecidas en América Latina (pp. 147-181). Quito: Abya Yala. 2003 Ouweneel, A. (2003). The 'Collapse' of the Peruvian Ayllu. In T. Salman, & A. Zoomers (Eds.), Imaging the Andes: shifting margins of a marginal world (pp. 81-98). (CEDLA Latin America studies; Vol. 91). Amsterdam: Aksant. 2000 Ouweneel, A. (2000). El gobernador de indios, el repartimiento de comercios y la caja de comunidad en los pueblos de indios del México central (siglo xviii). In M. Menegus (Ed.), El repartimiento forzoso de mercancías en México, Perú y Filipinas (pp. 65-88). Mexico DF: CEU UNAM. Ouweneel, A. (2000). Representing the Core of Maya culture. In P. van Dijck, & E. al. (Eds.), Fronteras: Towards a Borderless Latin America (pp. 275-291). (CEDLA Latin America studies; Vol. 87). Amsterdam: CEDLA, University of Amsterdam.

  • Fabio de Castro | CEDLA Latin American Studies | 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

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