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The Initiative in Historical Social Sciences of Stony Brook University presents
SBU Faculty Workshop. Weds, Feb. 18   1-2:20, Social and Behavioral Sciences Building N320

Paul Gootenberg (History & Sociology, Stony Brook)

“From Teonanácatl to Miami Vice:  Latin America’s Contribution to World Drug Culture”

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Co-Sponsored by LACS. Lite Refreshments served

Electronic workshop paper available here.



FEBRUARY 20 1:30 – 5:00PM -- Stony Brook Manhattan

Presented by Javier Uriarte (SBU) and Paul Firbas (SBU)

Pedro Meira Monteiro (Princeton Univ)
Paulo Moreira (Yale Univ)
Robert Newcomb (UC Davis)
Thiago Nicodemo (UERJ, Brazil)
Lilia Schwarcz (USP, Brazil)
Álvaro Fernández Bravo (CONICET)

Co-organized by Paul Firbas, Javier Uriarte and Pedro Meira Monteiro. SEE PROGRAM HERE.

Sponsored by Stony Brook University: Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), Department of History, Humanities Institute; and Princeton University: The Race and Citizenship in the Americas Network

See poster here


FALL 2014 

Book Presentation and Roundtable Discussion

"Biography of a Hacienda: Work and Revolution in Rural Mexico" 

Wednesday, November 12th; 1:00pm-2:20pm Room N-320 SBS Building 

Elizabeth Newman



 The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature and the Latin American and Caribbean Center 

present a talk in Spanish by the Paraguayan Ambassador in Portugal

Luis Fretes Carreras (Centro de Estudos Internacionais, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa)



Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 1.00 pm to 2.15 pm
LACC Seminar Room, Social and Behavioral Sciences N320

See poster here


Guest Speaker: Brenda Elsey of Hofstra University

Wednesday, October 15th 1:00pm. 



CONFERENCE: Latino Pedagogies - Theorizing a Transnational Experience 

Friday Oct 17, 2014 from 9:45 AM - 5:30 PM. Stony Brook University (Main campus)

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International Conference: "Mentiras y secretos en el teatro hispánico del Siglo de Oro".

Friday Oct 3, 2014 from 9.30 am to 5.45 pm, Humanities 2001

Click here for more information and full program


Graduates students will be presenting their research in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Wed. September 24 (2014) from 1 pm to 2.20 pm 
LACC seminar room Social & Behavioral Sciences N320 Tinker 2014

  Graduate students presenting reports after their Tinker Travel Grants (2014)








Graduates students will be presenting their research in Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain.

Wed. Feb 19 (2014) from 1 pm to 2.20 pm
LACC seminar room Social & Behavioral Sciences N320

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Grants were funded by LACC, History, Hispanic Lang & Lit, The Office of the Dean, The Graduate School and Sociology

Prof. Lilia Moritz Schwarcz (University of São Paulo)


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Wednesday, February 26 at 2:30 PM in the Wang Center Theater

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Dept of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Dept of History and Dept of Sociology


With Stony Brook faculty Paul Gootenberg (History) and Liliana Davalos (Ecology and Evolution)

Wednesday March 12, 12:00-1:20 in the History Department (room tba)

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Wed. April 23 (2014), 1.00 to 2.20 pm

LACC seminar/gallery, Social & Behavioral Sciences N320

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Sandra C. Fernández was born in Queens, New York, but grew up in Quito, Ecuador. She received her MA (1992) and MFA (1995) from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin where she teaches printmaking and book arts. Her photographs, prints, artist’s books and assemblages have been widely exhibited and collected in numerous cities in the US and abroad.

 More on Sandra Fernández's work:

URBAN EXPLORATIONS: Latin America’s Cities, Past & Present

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Brodwyn Fischer  (University of Chicago) 

Friday, April 25, 2014 at Stony Brook Manhattan.


Full schedule soon to be posted

FALL 2013

The Latin American and Caribbean Center: New Faculty Colloquium (I)

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Lori Flores (History): "Fields of Division: The Relationships Between Mexicans and Mexican Americans in U.S. Agriculture, 1940-1970".
Joseph Pierce (Hispanic Lang & Lit): “Este niño de mala raza: Regulating Kinship in Carlos O. Bunge's La novela de la sangre"

Wednesday Oct 23, 1.00 pm to 2.10 pm in LACS seminar room (Social & Behavioral Sciences N320)

The Latin American and Caribbean Center: New Faculty Colloquium (II)

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Nancy Hiemstra (Cultural Analysis and Theory): “Migration, Forced Return, and Insecurity: Examining Reverberations of U.S. Detention and Deportation Policies in Ecuador”

Javier Uriarte (Hispanic Lang & Lit): “Adventure, Colonialism, and the Construction of a New Frontier: Theodore Roosevelt's Through the Brazilian Wilderness (1914)”

Wednesday Oct 30, 1.00 pm to 2.10 pm in LACS seminar room (Social & Behavioral Sciences N320)


Film Festival, "New Latino Cinema: Fact, Fiction & The Imagination"

Saturday, October 12, 4.00 pm to 9:00 pm at Wang Center


Film Festival 2013 

New York City Latin American History Workshop (NYCLAHW) an inter-university scholarly project which meets in New York City, on Fridays, 11am-1pm, followed by lunch. A joint project of the graduate programs in Latin American History at Columbia, CUNY, NYU, The New School, and Stony Brook.

Time:  Fridays, 11am-1pm
Location:  Institute of Latin American Studies, Tannenbaum Room
               Columbia University
               420 West 118th Street, 8th Floor IAB, Room 802
               New York, NY  10027

Friday, September 13: Sibylle Fischer, New York University, "Bolívar in Haití: Republicanism in the Revolutionary Atlantic"

Friday, October 18: Tamara Walker, University of Pennsylvania, "Funerals and Fiestas: Public Ceremony, Vassalage, and the Limits of Selfhood in Late-Colonial Lima"

Friday, November 22: Carmen Soliz, New York University, "An Elusive Modernity: The Indian Problem and the Agrarian Question under Debate in Bolivia (1936-1952)"

Free and open to the public.  Discussions are based on pre-circulated papers prepared by each presenter. To join the NYCLAHW e-list and receive electronic papers, e-mail:




Spring 2013 Calendar of Events:

Monday, March 4-7:

Co-sponsoring a Film Festival with Hispanic Languages:
"(Re)turning to Ruins: Nostalgia and Film"
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Humanities 1006
Refreshments will be provided

Friday, March 15-17:
The Latino/a Philosopher: A National Symposium
Co-sponsored with Philosophy Dept.
Harriman Hall, Room 214

FRIDAY, March 15th
2:00-2:30 pm Eduardo Mendieta: Welcome and Introduction

2:45-3:45 pm Jorge J. E. Gracia, "The Impact of Ethnicity and Race on Latino/a Philosophy" Chair: Jeff Epstein
3:45-4:45 pm Grant J. Silva, "The Revolt of the [Lation/a] Masses: On the Nature of Democracy with a Nonwhite Majority"
Chair: Nathifa Green

5:00-6:00 Reception

7:00-9:00 Dinner: Mirabelle Tavern

SATURDAY, March 16th
8:30-9:00 am –COFFEE and BAGELS

9:00-10:00 am José Jorge Mendoza, "The Curious Case of Latino/as in the United States"
Chair: Adam Israel

10:00-11:00am Manuel Vargas, "Implicit Bias, Philosophy, Latinos?"
Chair: Francisco Gallegos de Castillo

11:15-12:15pm Rocío Zambrana, "Latino/a Philosopher and the Case of Puerto Rican Identity"
Chair: Kevin Jobe

12:15-1:15 pm Ofelia Schutte, "Latinas/os Roots in Philosophy: From Authenticity to Intersectionality"
Chair: Rolando Perez

1:15-2:30 pm LUNCH –Room 211

2:30-3:30 Mariana Ortega, "De las otras: On Intersections, Internal Exclusions and Queer Latinidad"
Chair: Roberto Sanchez

3:45-4:45 Gregory Pappas, "The 'demographic challenge' in philosophy and the quest for a philosophy sensitive to context:
some lessons from Latin American Philosophy and Latin Jazz
Chair: Adam Israel

4:45-6:00 Linda Martín Alcoff, "Decolonizing Philosophy"
Chair: Lori Gallegos de Castillo

6:00-8:00 Dinner: Curry Club

Tuesday, March 26:
The Stony Brook Initiative for Historical Social Sciences (IHSS) presents:
Adam McKeown, Dept. of History, Columbia University
"The Big Picture in Migration History, and Why it Matters"
2:30-4:00 pm - LACS Conference Room
@ Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg., N320
Papers will be posted on the IHSS website:

Wednesday, April 3:
SYMPOSIUM: "Coca at the Crossroads: A Systemic Assessment of the Environmental, Social, and Policy Dimensions of Andean Coca"
This symposium will, for the first time, include both social and natural science experts seeking to understand the systemic impact of the illegal coca trade on the recent history of the region by bringing together scholars and policy experts from the Americas to discuss historical and current issues surrounding coca cultivation and illegal drug trafficking.
Sponsored by FAHSS (Faculty in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) Grant.
1:00 - 6:00 pm
@ Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg., N318
Refreshments will be provided


Friday, April 12:
Latin American & Caribbean Studies Center's 12th Annual Graduate Conference
Commodities, Capitalism and Culture: Latin America and Global Links

at Stony Brook Manhattan Campus (387 Park Avenue South, 3rd Floor)
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Keynote Speaker:  MARCY NORTON, George Washington University

Friday, April 26:
"Hemispheric Brazil Conference"
Brazilian Studies from a Trans-American Perspective. New perspectives on an ongoing dialogue.

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Friday, April 26th, 9:30 AM - 5 PM. 
Stony Brook University, Humanities Building 1008
André Botelho (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
Tiffany Joseph (Harvard University/ Stony Brook University)
Micaela Kramer (Rutgers University)
Alan P. Marcus (Towson University)
Bryan Mc Cann (Georgetown University)
Pedro Meira Monteiro (Princeton University)
Dylon Robbins (New York University)
Mariano Siskind (Harvard University)
Monday, April 29:
Lecture by Prof. Ulla Berg  (Rutgers Univ, Dept of Anthropology)
2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Melville Library, Room W4550
Guest in Prof. Firbas HUS 254

"Mediated Migrations: Peruvians between the Andes and the US"

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Monday, April 29. 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Melville Library, Room W4550
Guest in Prof. Firbas HUS 254. Co-sponsored with Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Ulla Berg is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Anthropology at Rutgers University. Click here for more information on her work.


Wednesday, May 1:
"Revisiting Latin America in the 1960s: A Conversation with Vania Markarian"


Vania MarkarianProfessor of History at Universidad de la República (Montevideo, Uruguay) is currently a Tinker Visiting Professor at Columbia University
Prof. Markarian has published widely on Latin American contemporary history, including Left in Transformation: Uruguayan Exiles and the Latin American Human Rights Networks, 1967-1984 (2005) and most recently El 68 uruguayo: El movimiento estudiantil entre molotovs y música beat (2012)

Wednesday, May 1
1:00-2:20 pm (campus lifetime)
Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg, Room N320
Refreshments will be provided

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New York City Latin American History Workshop (NYCLAHW), an inter-university scholarly project which meets at New York University, on Fridays, 11am-1pm, followed by lunch. A joint project of the graduate programs in Latin American History at Columbia, CUNY, NYU, The New School, and Stony Brook.

Time:  Fridays, 11am-1pm
Location: CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, New York City

Friday, January 25: Ernesto Pimentel, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, “Crime and Education in Brazil: Imperial Past and Current Debate”

Friday, February 22: Luis Herran Avila, New School University, “Fighting the ‘conjura roja’: The Anticommunist Crusades in Mexico (1952-1972)”

Friday, March 22: Bruno Carvalho, Princeton University, “Founding Fathers, Forgotten Mothers: Race, Relationships, and American Icons”

Friday, April 19: Vania Markarian, Universidad de la República, Montevideo/ Columbia University, “Cultura y política en el movimiento estudiantil uruguayo de 1968”

To join the NYCLAHW e-list and receive electronic papers, e-mail:



From Teonanácatl to Miami Vice: 
Latin America’s Contribution to World Drug Culture

Paul Gootenberg (History & Sociology, Stony Brook)

Weds, Feb. 18, 1-2:20 pm
SBS Building N320




Stony Brook Manhattan
387 Park Ave South
Third Floor, Room 312
FEBRUARY 20 1:30 – 5:00PM
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CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline Feb 20, 2015)

14th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Media and Belonging:
Communication, Technology and Cultural Productions in Latin America

Stony Brook Manhattan, Friday April 10, 2015


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