News and Events
Join us for a talk by Dr. Andrea Sempértegui titled “Mujeres Amazónicas’ Fight against Extractivism in Ecuador.
Monday, November 20 in Smith Hall from 12:40pm to 1:40 pm
This event is sponsored by the History, Ethnic Studies, Hispanic Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies and Sociology/Anthropology Departments
Hispanic Studies Professor Juan Carlos Toledano Redondo’s journal, Alambique, will celebrate a decade of publication with a fourth monograph in February 2024.
November is Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month, so we asked five L&C community members to share their stories and what this month means to them.
Freddy Vilches, associate professor of Hispanic studies, composed a Latin American suite to help commemorate the 160th anniversary of Urubichá, Bolivia. In August, he traveled to the Bolivian town for a live performance, along with L&C orchestra director and Urubichá guest conductor Lance Inouye.
Dr. Hugo Moreno publishes book “Rethinking Philosophy”In Rethinking Philosophy with Borges, Zambrano, Paz, and Plato, Hugo Moreno argues that in Ficciones, Claros del Bosque, and El mono gramatico, Jorge Luis Borges, Maria Zambrano and Octavio Paz practice a literary way of philosophizing - a way of seeking and communicating knowledge of reality that uses analogical procedures. They deploy analogy as an indispensable and irreplaceable heuristic tool and literary device to convey their insights and perplexities on the nature of existence. Moreno suggests that in the Republic, Plato reconciles philosophy and poetry and creates a rational prose poetry that fuses argumentation and narration, dialectical and analogical reasoning, and abstract concepts and poetic images.
Hugo Moreno is a visiting assistant professor of Hispanic Studies at Lewis & Clark College.
Dr. Hugo Moreno received a silver medal in the 2021 International Latino Book Awards for his novel Where the North Ends.The winner of the 2022-2023 Lloyd K. & Ana Maria Hulse Scholarship in Hispanic Studies is Azucena Morales Santos!
Professor Elliott Young compares Polk’s 19th century war against Mexico to Putin’s war against Ukraine in The Washington PostLatin American History Professor Elliott Young recently authored a Washington Post OPED comparing Polk’s 19th century war against Mexico to Putin’s war against Ukraine. This insightful article composes a well rounded comparison of US land heist in Mexico and Putin’s recent invasion of Ukranian territory - showing more clearly than ever that history repeats itself. To read the article access this page.The annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies engages attendees in conversations about race, ethnicity, and identity. This year’s event focuses on the theme of Joy & Justice. The symposium runs from November 10 to November 12.Dr. Hugo Moreno received a silver medal in the 2021 International Latino Book Awards for his novel Where the North Ends.
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Magalí Rabasa has received the Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Award. The grant will allow Rabasa to pursue research on feminist economies of knowledge in the Americas over a two-year period. This summer, she will travel to New York to conduct research in the Interference Archive, a space that catalogues the cultural production of social movements.Dr. Magali Rabasa is the recipient of a 2019-21 Graves Award
- EVENTSDecember 1: 3:00pm
Students in SPAN 375 will share the libros cartoneros (cardboard books) created as part of their final project. Stop by the Watzek Library atrium at 3 on Friday to admire their work and learn about the global cartonera phenomenon!