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Lecture Series

CLACS LECTURE SERIES take place in an informal, friendly, and supportive setting where you share any selected aspect of your academic research with graduate and undergraduate students and faculty. Our aim is not only to promote students but also to involve faculty to participate and share their work.

PLACE: 101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign

If you've missed a lecture, click on the title link to view the video. To see past lecture series videos and other presentations, please CLICK HERE.


Lecture Series - Spring 2018

Tuesday, January 23 - Room 101 ISB, 2 pm

João Felipe Sauerbronn, Marketing, Universidade do Grande Rio, Brazil
“Consumer Culture Studies - Caipirinha as Marketplace Icon”

Thursday, January 25 - Room 101 ISB, 12 pm

Ana Maria Mauad, History, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
“Public Photography in the United States: Envisioning the Photographic Practice of Governmental Agencies”

Friday, January 2 & Saturday, January 3 - Room 101 ISB, 9 to 4pm

TINKER WORKSHOP - Summer Research in Latin America
Graduate Student Presentations

Tuesday, February 6 - Room 101 ISB, 2 pm

Nadia Araujo Guimarães, Sociology of Work, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
“Home and Market, Love and Work, Nature and Profession: Controversies Regarding Care Work and Lessons from the Brazilian Case”

Thursday, February 15 - Smith Hall Auditorium, 7 pm

Chinchano Group & Tito Carrillo (Music, UIUC)
Peruvian Afro-Hispanic Music

Saturday, February 17 - Lobby, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Sonia de los Santos
Familly Fun Free Concert

Saturday, February 17 - Studio Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Sonia de los Santos
Special Presentation for Educators and Librarians by Sonia De Los Santos: An artist’s journey in creating culturally relevant songs for families

Tuesday, February 20 - Room 101 ISB, 2 pm

Zeuler Lima, Design and Visual Arts, Washington University
“On Writing [about] Lina Bo Bardi”

Thursday, February 22 - Room 1030 Music Building Auditorium, 6 pm

Alberto Rojo, Musician and Physicist, Oakland University
Concert “Music from Northern Argentina”

Thursday, March 1st - Room 101 ISB, 3 pm

Catherine J. Allen, Anthropology, George Washington University
“Composing in Parallel: translating Quechua narratives”

Tuesday, March 6 - Room 101 ISB, 2 pm

Rosana Ribeiro Tarifa, Social Work, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
“Substance Use Among Brazilian Emerging Adults”

Tuesday, March 27 - Room 101 ISB, 2 pm

Antônio Sérgio Guimarães, Sociology, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
“Defining Who is Black: Activist Surveillance on Quota Policies”

Thursday, March 29 - Room 101 ISB, 3 pm

Laura Roush, Centro de Estudios Antropológicos, El Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico
“Between Santa Muerte and the State: Self-fashioning in Mexico City's legal limbos”

Monday, April 2 - Room 101 ISB, 3 pm

Gabriela Perez Baez, Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution
"Linguistic diversity, language endangerment and revitalization in Latin America"

Thursday, April 5 - Room 101 ISB, 3 pm

Jacqueline Loss, Literatures, Cultures & Languages, University of Connecticut
"Inquiry into Mañach's choteo in 21st Century English."

Monday, April 9 - Room 101 ISB, 3 pm

Peter Rohloff, Harvard Medical School, Wuqu’ Kawoq
“Tiqaq'omaj qi': Using linguistics, community oriented research, and quality improvement science to improve health care outcomes in rural Maya Guatemala”

Tuesday, April 10 - Room 101 ISB, 2 pm

Gilberto Hochman, History of Sciences & Health, The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ)
“The Sanitation of Brazil - Nation, State and Public Health in Brazil”

Tuesday, April 17 - Room 101 ISB, 2 pm

Damani Philips, Jazz and African-American Studies, University of Iowa
“South American Soul: Melding African-American and Brazilian Influences on Cannonball’s Bossa Nova”


Past Lecture Series