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

    Enroll in our bachelor's courses Politics and Protest: The Latin American State and Social Movements Course lecturer: Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom Time period: 6 September – 29 October​ Latin American politics is a puzzling field of academic study. Political discourses and antagonisms are usually very outspoken, be it from activists or from presidents. Shifts of regimes and policies also seem to have been more extreme than in other parts of the world, as in the case of e.g. neoliberalism, 'socialism of the 21st century' and the recent rise of the far right. REGISTRATION MINOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES Enrol as early as possible You can enrol in this minor between 11 May 2021 and 25 June 2021. Placement will happen on a first-come, first-served basis. +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 CEDLA LECTURE RECORDING Contested Urban Territories in Latin America In his lecture Michael Janoschka discussed 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. +VIDEO ​ PAST EVENTS NOW ON YOU TUBE CEDLA Lectures Our lectures share stimulating, relevant and original research on developments in Latin America. Find our past events on our You Tube channel. Enjoy! ERLACS Latin American and Caribbean Studies Open Access, scientific journal. It publishes peer-reviewed articles in English and Spanish. +INFO 1er CONGRESO VIRTUAL IASC 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. +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 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 ​

  • 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 | 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 | 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 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

    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). FEATURED PUBLICATIONS 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 (click on the picture). Policy Brief COVID-19 Impact on the Value Chain in Latin America. By Karolien van Teijlingen & Barbara Hogenboom Opinie: RWE wist al tien jaar dat het zich moest aanpassen en eist nu alsnog 1,4 miljard By Barbara Hogenboom, Joyeeta Gupta, Arthur Rempel en Carolina Valladares Covid-19: impacto en las cadenas de valo La pandemia del Covid-19 golpeó América Latina en medio de lo que ya era un período de grandes dificultades económicas, políticas y sociales.

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

    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 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 and 2019 . 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. 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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 | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    LASP LASP Latin American Studies Programme (LASP) info meeting Applying for a PhD in Latin American Studies in the Netherlands On Thursday 3 June, 15.30-17.00 we will host an informative meeting about applying for a PhD in Latin American Studies in the Netherlands. The online meeting is meant for current MA students or recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a PhD. REGISTER HERE 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

    CEDLA Events 2021 APR 30 Transformation to Sustainability in the Amazon: The Role of Place-Based Farming Initiatives Prof. Eduardo Brondizio Indiana University-Bloomington Discussant Dr. Antonio Ioris Cardiff University ​ This presentation reflects on the opportunities and challenges of place-based sustainability initiatives in the Amazon in light of development inequalities, global markets, and climate change. The context is set with an overview of the findings of the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). It then introduces the AGENTS project (Amazonian Governance to Enable Transformation to Sustainability), which has been documenting local-level initiatives across the Brazilian Amazon. These are place-based initiatives in rural areas pursuing changes in productive systems, governance arrangements, value-aggregation and access to markets with the goals of improving living standards and environmental sustainability. The presentation examines challenges and opportunities for local initiatives at the intersection with historical and current trends in economic development and policies in the region. ​ This lecture took place on 30 April 2021 as part of the CEDLA Lecture Series. Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN

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

    Research Projects CEDLA - Latin American Studies - 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 Dr. Fabio de Castro (coordinator) and Prof. Dr. Barbara Hogenboom , will contribute to RRING mainly in the Work Pakage 3 Global State of the Art (SoA) on RRI by key Geographies. +INFO Responsible Research and Innovation Networking Globally RRING CEDLA - Latin American Studies - Research Projects Amazonian Governance to Enable Transformations to Sustainability A collaborative research action funded by the NORFACE–Belmont Forum Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) programme (2018-2021) , composed of six partner organizations from Brazil, USA, 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 CEDLA - Latin American Studies - Research Projects 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 - Latin American Studies - RRING CEDLA - Latin American Studies - AGENTS CEDLA - Latin American Studies - LFFU CEDLA RESEARCH PROJECTS RIING, Responsible Research and Innovation Networking Globally - AGENTS, Amazonian Governance to Enable Transformations to Sustainability - LFFU, Leave Fossil Fuels Underground

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

    Past Events 2021 - 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 -2014 - 2013 FEB 26 Presidential-term-limit Reforms in Latin America and Africa Dr. Mariana Llanos takes a longitudinal view on presidential-term-limit reforms in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa since the third wave of democratization. Rule instability induced by frequent reforms can be part of a piecemeal path towards autocratization, but it can also reflect an open-ended tug of war between authoritarian tendencies and democratic resistance. +INFO MAR 19 Riverhood and River commons in Latin America and Europe​ River systems are fundamental for social and natural well-being. Around the world, however, mega-damming, pollution and depletion are putting riverine complexes under great stress. Riverhood will study local and transnational “river commoning” languages, values, practices, and strategies. ​ +INFO APR 9 Inflections of Anti-Racism in Latin America Dr. Mónica Moreno Figueroa and Prof. Peter Wade discuss the incipient turn to antiracism in Latin America, and the research project ‘Latin American Anti-racism in a 'Post-Racial' Age’ (LAPORA ) that looks at styles of antiracist activity in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. One of the key findings is the variation in how different organisations understand and use the language of racism and antiracism to define or organise their activities. +INFO APR 30 Transformation to Sustainability in the Amazon: The Role of Place-Based Farming Initiatives Place-based sustainability initiatives in rural areas pursue changes in productive systems, governance arrangements, value-aggregation and access to markets. In this presentation, Prof. Eduardo Brondizio examines challenges and opportunities for local initiatives at the intersection with historical and current trends in economic development and policies in the region. +INFO may 21 Transformation to Sustainability in the Amazon: The Role of Place-Based Farming Initiatives Place-based sustainability initiatives in rural areas pursue changes in productive systems, governance arrangements, value-aggregation and access to markets. In this presentation, Prof. Eduardo Brondizio examines challenges and opportunities for local initiatives at the intersection with historical and current trends in economic development and policies in the region. +INFO

  • More money, more crime: A theory on rising crime in Latin America

    CEDLA Events 2021 MAY 21 More money, more crime: A theory on rising crime in Latin America Prof. Marcelo Bergman , Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Argentina ​ In this lecture and his new book, Professor Bergman addresses the rapid rise of crime and violence in Latin America over the last decades, and offers an explanation to a striking paradox: In the midst of poverty reduction, economic growth, and democratization, crime rose in the eighteen countries of the region. Drawing from large data sets collected specifically for this project, he argues that crime has risen because it has become a profitable industry, and because weak states and outdated criminal justice systems have been unable to withstand the challenge posed by these new criminal enterprises. Prosperity has actually enhanced consumer demand for illicit goods fueling the growth of secondary and illegal markets, including those of stolen goods and narcotics which offer income opportunities for millions of youngsters willing to risk arrest and even their own lives. While some countries have experienced moderate increases in criminality, others have seen catastrophic rates of violence resulting in two types of stable equilibria: Low and high crime countries. He explains why these different equilibria have developed in the region, and discusses their undesired outcomes: serious predatory crime diversification, consolidation of organized crime, ineffective justice reforms, weak policing, and overcrowded prisons. ​ Zoom meeting 16:00-17:00 CEST online, register here to receive the link.

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of 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 secretariat@cedla.nl or +31 20 525 3498. ​ Ceremony of the Prince Bernhard Scholarship ​ Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, the decision was made to host the annual ceremony of the Prince Bernhard Scholarship online. Isabelle Mollinger, winner of the PBS grant 2020 will present her project ' Commoning in times COVID A struggle for territory in the midst of a pandemic.' Caroline van Slobbe, winner of the PBS grant 2019 will present her project 'Imagining water: Worldviews and critiques of the Piatúa Resiste movement in Ecuador.' ​ The ceremony will take place on 20 May, at 16h-17.15h CEST, register here . May 28 Cheesecake, figs, and pinot noir. RSVP Now HOW TO APPLY ​ Excellent PhD Students and graduate students (intending to do a PhD) from The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Latin America affiliated to a Dutch university are invited to submit an application. Requirements for Eligibility • Candidates must submit a research proposal for a three month research project that makes a valuable contribution to the international economic, political, or cultural relations between the Netherlands/Europe and Latin America. • Candidates are supposed to master either the Spanish or Portuguese language, as they will have to present their research proposal in Spanish or Portuguese during the ceremony for the award of the scholarships. The application should include: • A research proposal in English. Besides an outline of the project, the research proposal itself (max. 4,000 words) should include a clear description of the intended method, a short bibliography, an estimation of the costs to be incurred and the expected results. • Letter of recommendation by a professor, or senior researcher. • C.V. • Proof of affiliation to Dutch university (either a proof of registration or a diploma) Applications must be submitted by e-mail before 30 October 2021 to the following address: secretariat@cedla.nl 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. PRINCE BERNHARD SCHOLARSHIPS WINNERS ​ 2012 2016 2013 2017 2014 2018 2015 2019 2020

  • Past Events 2020 | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Past Events 2021 - 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

  • Researchers | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    9034774119_48cf8bf4cc_o.jpg Our Researchers Prof Dr Barbara Hogenboom CEDLA Director political science Prof Dr Michiel Baud Professor history Prof Dr Kees Koonings Professor brazilian studies Prof Dr Rutgerd Boelens Professor political ecology of water Dr Christien Klaufus Assistant Professor human geography & urban studies Dr Arij Ouweneel Associate Professor history & cultural cognitive studies Dr Fábio de Castro Assistant Professor brazilian studies Dr Julienne Weegels Assistant Professor anthropology & criminology

  • 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 Assistant Professor 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.

  • 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 “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.

  • CLAS Books | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Coloridos lomos de los libros 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 , Desk Editor. Rebeca Rodríguez 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 . We will forward your order for you, if you wish. Please note that prices do not include handling costs. CEDLApublications@cedla.nl ​ 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 Dr Anthony L. Hall London School of Economics and Political Science 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 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

  • ERLACS | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    laminados Revistas – 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

  • 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.