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10th Annual Charles A. Hale Lecture to be held September 23, 2021

Join the UI Latin American Studies Program for the 10th annual Charles A. Hale Lecture entitled "Popular Cosmopolitanism: Cinema, Genre and Mediation in Mid-Century Mexico" delivered virtually by Ignacio Sánchez Prado on Thursday, September 23, 6 - 7:30 pm (CDT).

Dr. Conceição Evaristo presents “Black Female Authorship Seeding Black Female Characters” on May 4, 2021

Afro-Brazilian Writer Dr. Conceição Evaristo will present “Black Female Authorship Seeding Black Female Characters” on May 4, 2021 at 4pm via Zoom. She has published seven books, including Olhos D’agua (2015) for which she won the Jabuti Prize. In 2019 she was honored by the Jabuti Award Commission as writer of the year. 

Watch Professor Djamila Ribeiro's presentation “Myths Around Black Brazilian Women from the Perspective of Black Feminist Theory”

Afro-Brazilian Philosopher and Activist Djamila Ribeiro presented “Myths Around Black Brazilian Women from the Perspective of Black Feminist Theory” on April 13, 2021.

Professor Djamila Ribeiro presents “Myths Around Black Brazilian Women from the Perspective of Black Feminist Theory” on April 13, 2021

Djamila Ribeiro holds a master's degree in Political Philosophy from the Federal University of São Paulo. She is the coordinator of the Sueli Carneiro editorial Seal and the Plural Feminisms Collection, an independent editorial initiative that has changed the publishing market in Brazil. She is the author of several books and is a professor in the Journalism department at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP).

Horacio Castellanos Moya's Book Published "Roque Dalton: correspondencia clandestina y otros ensayos"

Horacio Castellanos Moya has published Roque Dalton: correspondencia clandestina y otros ensayos (Penguin/Random House, 2021), a study based on new sources of the life and tragic death of the famed poet from El Salvador.

2020-21 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to Alberto Ortiz Díaz

Professor Alberto Ortiz Díaz has been named a 2020-21 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. He will be based at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras' Institute of Caribbean Studies working on his book manuscript, Raising the Living Dead: Rehabilitative Corrections in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, along with a few other projects.

LAS Director Amber Brian Publishes a New Translation

Amber Brian, Bradley Benton, Pablo García Loaeza, and Peter B. Villella, have published a new translation, History of the Chichimeca Nation: Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl's Seventeenth-Century Chronicle of Ancient Mexico (University of Oklahoma Press, 2019).

UI College of Law Bridge Program

The Law Bridge Program is designed to introduce diverse students to law school. Throughout the one and a half day program, you will learn what it’s like to be a law student, how to develop the strongest application possible, and what a law school class is like by taking a mock class. You will learn the best ways to write with clarity, and factors you should consider as you apply to law schools.

PHIL Student Success Grants: Now Accepting Applications for Summer/Fall 2019

The PHIL Student Success Grants provide funding for a variety of activities for undergraduate and graduate students outside of the classroom, such as research, travel, and service projects. The Office of the President has generously allocated $5,000 per semester to help enhance the student experience at the University through these grants. Applications for Summer/Fall 2019 funding will be accepted until February 28th. The goal is to allow students to pursue opportunities that might not otherwise be possible without funding.