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  • Past Events | CEDLA Latin American Studies | 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’ ( ) 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. LAPORA +INFO 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

  • 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 ​ ​

  • Inflections of Anti-Racism in Latin America

    CEDLA Events 2021 APR 9 Inflections of Anti-Racism in Latin America , University of Cambridge and Dr. Mónica Moreno Figueroa , University of Manchester Prof. Peter Wade ​ There has been an incipient turn to antiracism in Latin America. In our research project ‘Latin American Anti-racism in a 'Post-Racial' Age’ ( ) we are looking at different styles of antiracist activity in four countries: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. One of our key findings is the variation in how different organisations understand and use the language of racism and antiracism to define or organise their activities. There are different grammars of antiracism, some explicit some alternative. What could the antiracist effects of these ‘alternative grammars’ of struggle be? Explicit naming of racism per se is not necessarily a sign of advancing antiracist work, however strategic language and awareness of structural racism have distinct advantages for antiracist practice. LAPORA ​ This lecture took place on 9 April 2021 as part of the CEDLA Lecture Series.

  • Riverhood and River Commons in Latin America and Europe

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

  • Presidential Term Limits: Comparing Reforms in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Afr

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

  • Latin American Studies | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    CEDLA Lecture series Every couple of weeks CEDLA organizes an online public lecture where international scholars discuss their latest research and the developments in the Latin American region. Afterward, you are invited to partake in the discussion and stay for an informal gathering online. and follow us on social media to stay up to date! Join our mailing list UPCOMING EVENTS PUBLIC LECTURES CEDLA Lecture Series Every couple of weeks CEDLA organizes online public lectures, where scholars from around the world discuss their latest research projects and the current developments in the Latin American region. Follow our social media and mailing list to stay up to date. +INFO ​ 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 ​ ​ OPEN HOUSE Master Latin American Studies In our advanced Master's programme you will study social transformations through a multi-disciplinary lens, including a broad range of social science disciplines. In our online open house, you can find more information about the programme, watch videos of former students and ask all your questions. +INFO OPEN FOR APPLICATION Bachelor Spaanse en Latijns- Amerikaanse studies Tijdens de drie jarige opleiding bestudeer je de Spaanse taal, de fascinerende historie, cultuur en literatuur van Spanje en Latijns-Amerika en de hedendaagse ontwikkelingen in deze gebieden. De uiterlijke inschrijfdatum is 1 mei 2021. +INFO NEW RESEARCH PROJECT Leave Fossil Fuels Underground This research 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. LEARN MORE ​ ​ LOS CUADERNOS Los Cuadernos del CEDLA are now available online! 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. READ NEW PROJECT: RIVERHOOD Riverhood: Living Rivers and the New Water Justice Movements River systems are fundamental for social and natural well-being. However, mega-damming, pollution and depletion are putting riverine complexes under great stress. Riverhood will study “river commoning” languages, values, practices, and strategies. LEARN MORE CEDLA NEWSLETTER Join our mailing list! Don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news. With our newsletter you stay up to date and well informed! Join our mailing list today! JOIN ​ ​

  • 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. For detailed reports of CEDLA’s activities see our Annual Reports on the years , and . Faculty of Humanities University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies 2017 2018 2019 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 ​ ​ 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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  • Events | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Upcoming events 9 30 21 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 APR 30 Transformation to Sustainability in the Amazon: The Role of Place-Based Farming Initiatives +INFO This lecture Prof. Eduardo Brondizio 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 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the AGENTS project (Amazonian Governance to Enable Transformation to Sustainability), 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. ​ Join the lecture online on April 30 at 16:00-17:00 CEST. MAY 21 More money, more crime: A theory on rising crime in Latin America +INFO In this lecture Professor Bergman addresses the rapid rise of crime and violence in Latin America over the last decades, and offers an explanation to a striking paradox: In the midst of poverty reduction, economic growth, and democratization, crime rose in the eighteen countries of the region. 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. He explains why 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. ​ Join the lecture online on May 21 at 16:00-17:00 CEST. JUN 11 Contested Urban Territories in Latin America: Financialisation - Displacement - Gentrification +INFO This lecture will be give n by , Senior Lecturer at Universität Leipzig. Dr. Michael Janoschka More information about this CEDLA Lecture will follow soon. Stay up to date on the upcoming events and to our newsletter and follow us on social media. subscribe ​ Join the lecture online on June 11 at 16:00-17:00 CEST.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 collection of the CEDLA Cuadernos downloadable in pdf: ​ The Political Influence of the Latin American Military Dirk Kruijt ​ ​ Cuaderno 30 The Political Influence of the Latin American Military Dirk Kruijt ​ ​ Cuaderno 30 Please find here the complete list of 'Cuadernos del CEDLA' The Political Influence of the Latin American Military Dirk Kruijt ​ Cuad. 30 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Het 50-jarig jubileum uitgave van CEDLA 1964-2014 ​ Marc Simon Thomas ​ Cuad. 29 ​ ​ ​ ​ What is the Future for Amazonia? Pitou van Dijck ​ Cuad. 28 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ The Extraction and Conservation of Natural Resources in South America ​ F. Castro P. van Dijck, B. Hogenboom ​ Cuad. 27 ​ ​ ​ Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Amazon Leontien Cremers Judith Kolen Marjo de Theije ​ Cuad. 26 ​ ​ ​ Andeans and their Use of Cultural Resources ​ Arij Ouweneel ​ Cuad. 25 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Legal pluralism and interlegality in Ecuador ​ Marc Simon Thomas ​ Cuad. 24 ​ ​ ​ ​ Policía, seguridad y transición política Acercamientos al estado del México contemporáneo J.C. G. Aguiar M.E. Suárez ​ Cuad. 23 ​ ​ Maize and Biosecurity in Mexico Edit Antal Lauren Baker Gerard Verschoor Cuad. 22 ​ ​ ​ Construcción Problemática: IIRSA y las Asociaciones Público-Privadas en la Infraestructura Vial Pitou van Dijck Simon den Haak ​ Cuad. 21 ​ Troublesome Construction: IIRSA and Public-Private Partnerships in Road Infrastructure ​ Pitou van Dijck Simon den Haak ​ Cuad. 20 ​ The Price of Peace, The Human Rights Movement in Postwar El Salvador Ralph Sprenkels ​ Cuad. 19 ​ ​ ​ Colombia from the Inside, Perspectives on Drugs, War and Peace Michiel Baud Donny Meertens ​ Cuad. 18 The Acção Integralista Brasileira and the Failed Quest for a Fascist Order in the 1930s Marcus Klein ​ Cuad. 17 Cruzando Fronteras en América Latina G. O’Donnell C. H. de Alcántara A. Escobar ​ Cuad. 16 ​ Microfinance in Nicaragua Pitou van Dijck Hans Nusselder Arie Sanders ​ Cuad. 15 ​ ​ Microfinanzas en Nicaragua Pitou van Dijck, Hans Nusselder y Arie Sanders ​ Cuad. 14 ​ Cross-border Activism and Its Limits B. Hogenboom M.A. Cohen E. Antal ​ Cuad. 13 Intelectuales y sus utopías, Indigenismo y la imaginación de América Latina Michiel Baud ​ Cuad. 12 The Andean Exodus Ton Salman Annelies Zoomers ​ Cuad. 11 ​ ​ The Psychology of the Faceless Warriors Arij Ouweneel ​ Cuad. 10 Ten Years of Mercosur P. van Dijck M.Wiesebron ​ Cuad. 9 The Suriname economy ​ Pitou van Dijck ​ Cuad. 8 ​ Meeting Asia and Latin America in a New Setting Pitou van Dijck ​ Cuad. 7 Platgetreden Paden. Over het Erfgoed van de Indianen Arij Ouweneel ​ Cuad. 6 ​ ​ ​ The Inca and Corpus Christi: The Feast of Santiago in Colonial Cuzco David Cahill ​ Cuad. 5 ​ ​ ​ Livelihood Strategies and Development Interventions in the Southern Andes of Bolivia Annelies Zoomers ​ Cuad. 4 ​ The Bolivian Experiment: Structural Adjustment and Poverty Alleviation Pitou van Dijck ​ Cuad. 3 ​ ​ Modern Traditions: the Otavaleños of Ecuador Jeroen Windmeijer ​ Cuad. 2 ​ ​ ​ ​ Las Tierras de los Pueblos de Indios en el Altiplano de México, 1560-1920 Arij Ouweneel Rik Hoekstra ​ Cuad. 1 ​ ​ – ERLACS European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies CLAS Books C uadernos Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN

  • Fellows | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    CEDLA Research Fellows CEDLA Research Fellows Research Fellows Prof Dr Javier Corrales Javier Corrales is Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor and chair of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University in 1996. Corrales's research focuses on democratization, presidential powers, democratic backsliding, political economy of development, ruling parties, the incumbent's advantage, foreign policies, and sexuality. He has published extensively on Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to ogoing research on Venezuela's politics, Corrales is also working on three separate projects: 1) Incumbents, Expresidents, and Newcomers; 2) variations in the performance of national oil companies, and 3) the factors helping to expand LGBT rights in Latin America. Dr Milton Fernando González-Rodríguez June 2019 – May 2020 . Fernando holds degrees in Communication (MA), Linguistics (MA), Literature and Culture (MA), and is a certified Spanish teacher (DEd). Fernando will be at CEDLA working towards a monograph tentatively entitled Visible Difference: Indigeneity in Latin American Cinema. He is mostly interested in visual cultures, media production, digital platforms and the cultural and symbolic use of identity and language in material culture, and urban spaces. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Amsterdam (CEDLA) in May 2019 with the dissertation Histrionic Indigeneity: Ethnotypes in Latin American Cinema Dr Annelou Ypeij Annelou Ypeij is a feminist anthropologist and Peru is her regional expertise. She has an extensive fieldwork experience, both in Peru and the Netherlands where she worked earlier in her career. Her research themes are social inequalities at the crossroads of gender, poverty/social mobility and ethnicity. She currently works on constructions of motherhood in the context of the Peruvian family planning program (1996-2000) and the forced sterilizations that were the result of it. Also, she studies tourism development in the Cusco-Machu Picchu region known as the Sacred Valley, for which she studies local initiatives and communities. When the pandemic permits it, she intends to travel to Pisac to continue with her fieldwork on the rise of spiritual tourism. ​ She was a Cedla staff member between 2003-2020. Since her retirement of August 1, 2020, she is a Cedla fellow. She is an active member of the AAA (American Anthropological Association) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ​ ​

  • Transformation to Sustainability in the Amazon

    CEDLA Events 2021 APR 30 Transformation to Sustainability in the Amazon: The Role of Place-Based Farming Initiatives , Prof. Eduardo Brondizio Indiana University-Bloomington ​ 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. ​ Zoom meeting 16:00-17:00 CEST register to receive the link. online, here

  • Projects | CEDLA Latin American Studies | 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 (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 CEDLA - Latin American Studies - Research Projects 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 , Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Argentina Prof. Marcelo Bergman ​ 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 register to receive the link. online, here

  • 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

  • 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) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

  • Education | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Picture by Pablo Andrés Rivero.jpg CEDLA Education 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.

  • 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 Assitant Professor brazilian studies Dr Julienne Weegels Assitant Professor anthropology & criminology

  • Contested urban territories in Latin America: Financialisation - displacement -

    CEDLA Events 2021 JUN 11 Contested Urban Territories in Latin America: Financialisation - Displacement - Gentrification , Senior Lecturer at Universität Leipzig By Dr. Michael Janoschka And discussant from Utrecht University Dr. Femke van Noorloos ​ ​ More information about this CEDLA Lecture will follow. Stay up to date to the upcoming events and to our newsletter and follow us on social media. subscribe ​ Zoom meeting 16:00-17:00 CEST register to receive the link. online, here

  • No More Innocence: Central America, Migration, and the Crisis of Containment

    CEDLA Events 2020 nov 20 No More Innocence: Central America, Migration, and the Crisis of Containment Anthony Fontes, School of International Service. American University 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. What are the submerged rules of engagement, so to speak, that so violently devalue the lives and deaths of Central American migrants—and other impoverished migrant populations around the world— in this historical moment? Drawing on fieldwork in Central America, US asylum courts, and migration routes through Mexico, this presentation explores the walls thrown up to contain and conceal the spectacles of insecurity and suffering driving Central Americans north. This lecture took place on 20 November 2020 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

  • 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 ( ) 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). www.justiciahidrica.or 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

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