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José Martí and Juan José Sicre
Table of Contents
Bacardi Family Fall 2006 Eminent Lecturer
The power of design, memory, and civic participation in the Southern Cone
Fall 2006 SALAS colloquium series
Faculty research project: Aymara on the Internet
Faculty news and notes
Movie screening: Mulheres do Brasil
Jacaré Brazil's Fall 2006 concert
New MALAS students
2006 Business in Brazil study abroad program
Spring 2007 SALAS colloquium series
The State of Latino Studies lecture series
Alumni news and notes
University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies I Volume 37, Number 2 I Fall/Winter 2006
Jose Marti and Juan Jose Sicre:
The Model and the Artist
Ss you enter the
N Center for Latin
t you cannot help but notice
a bronze head of Jos6
Marti by the Cuban
sculptor Juan Jose Sicre
(1898-1974). This work of
art came to the University
of Florida in 1950 as a gift
from the Alfaro
I Foundation. Emeterio S.
Santovenia, then president
of the Cuban Academy of
A Marti bronze sculpture by the Cuban History and an intellectual
sculptor Juan Jos6 Sicre (1898-1974) at with strong ties to the
the entrance of the Center for Latin Cuban political leaders of
American tie. the period, presented the
gift when he received an
honorary degree from UF. The piece was originally housed in
the Latin American Collection in the Smathers Libraries.
During the Thanksgiving weekend of 1976 the statue was
stolen. Two students, having played a prank, returned it to the
campus police unharmed a few days later. The statue, affixed
to a new, heavy base that made it very difficult to move, was
transferred to the third floor of Grinter Hall where it currently
stands, welcoming all visitors to the Center.
Anyone familiar with Latin American history and culture
who sees the piece will immediately recognize the model -
Jos6 Marti (1853-95), the founding father of the Cuban
nation. A great Caribbean politician and intellectual, Marti
lived his most productive years in the United States. He is
recognized today as one of the intellectual fathers of Latino/a
culture. But unfortunately, the artist who created this
important work seems to have disappeared from the historical
record. Both when the sculpture arrived at the University and
when it was stolen for a few days, newspaper articles
mentioned the model but not the artist. This seems unfair,
since the piece is an important work by the pioneer of Cuban
Juan Jos6 Sicre, who studied in Spain, Italy and France in
the 1920s, was professor of sculpture at the Academia de San
Alejandro in Havana, which at the time was the Cuban
national school of fine arts. At the Academia, he trained many
Cuban artists. By 1950, Sicre was recognized as a master in his
field and was selected to create the monumental statue of
Marti for the center of Plaza Civica in Havana, now known as
the Plaza de la Revoluci6n. This monument was commissioned
by the Batista government for the centenary of Marti's birth.
Sicre worked on the piece, probably his masterpiece or at least
his best known work, from 1950 to 1958, when the monument
was officially installed.
UF's head of Marti, one of several casts, is a product of
Sicre's creative process for the Marti monument. Where are
the other casts of this work of art? I have been unable to locate
them. However, I do know that important museums the
National Museum in Havana and the Museum of Latin
American Art in Washington, D.C., among others have
works by Sicre in their collections. Even though there is a
small plaque at the base of UF's sculpture that identifies both
the model and the artist, we recognize Marti but ignore Sicre.
Obviously, the model is far better known than the artist, but
the next time you see the head of Marti at the entrance to the
Center for Latin American Studies look at it carefully think
of the artist and think of the statue as a work of art. There is
little doubt that Sicre is an artist worth knowing and
-Contributed by Efrain Barradas, Professor of Latin American Studies
and Romance Languages and Literatures
P 1l 0 Facultyo
I am pleased to announce that the Center for Latin American Studies has
been renewed as a Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center
(NRC) as part of the Florida Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean
Studies. The UF Center has been funded in every Title VI competition since
1961. Since 1991,we have partnered with the Latin American and Caribbean
Center at Florida International University as the Florida Consortium.
A total of 18 NRCs (corresponding to 24 universities) were funded in the
2006-10 competition. The Florida Consortium finished second in terms of the
level of funding awarded to a consortium, and fourth in over-all funding. The
Dr Carmen Diana Deere total four-year award of $1 million is split equally between UF and FlU, as is the
separate $1.5 million grant for Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships announced previously.
The main objectives of the Title VI NRC grant are to 1) strengthen Portuguese and Haitian Creole
instruction and assessment; 2) increase undergraduate and graduate program enrollments; 3) increase
the number of area studies, language and foreign language across the curriculum courses; 4) deepen
interdisciplinary course offerings, research and training programs, and joint degree programs with the
professional schools; and 5) improve elementary and secondary school teacher training while
increasing overall participation in outreach programs.
Among the innovative programs to be supported with the Title VI grant is the inter-center program on
Law and Policy in the Americas. Based at the Center for Governmental Responsibility at the Levin
College of Law, this project is a collaboration between the Center for International Business Education
and Research (CIBER) at the Warrington College of Business, the UF International Center, and the
Center for Latin American Studies.
The Title VI grant will allow the Center to offer a Summer Institute in Garifuna beginning in 2008, the
first of its kind in the US. Garifuna is spoken by approximately 200,000 people in Honduras, Guatemala
and Belize. Prof. Rick Stepp, a joint appointment between the Center and Anthropology, has carried out
research in the Garifuna-speaking region and is increasingly attracting students who want to work in
this long-neglected area of the Americas. Other Title VI centers have indicated that they have a similar
need for Garifuna training among their students.
Also planned for summer 2008 is a new, short-term study abroad program in Brazil on the performing
arts. Prof. Welson Tremura, a joint appointment between the Center and the School of Music, will be
developing this as a stand-alone course as well as a follow-up course to the Center's Brazilian
Portuguese Language and Culture program in Rio de Janeiro.
In October the Center held its second Faculty Retreat. The overall aim of the one-day retreat was to
review and assess progress on the Center's Strategic Plan. One session focused on priorities for
interdisciplinary research and graduate training programs, joint hires, and endowed chairs and
professorships. Another focused on building linkages to Latin American institutions and increasing
study abroad opportunities for undergraduates. As a result of the retreat two task forces were
organized: one on building linkages and the other on increasing enrollments in Portuguese language
courses. The latter is in response to the concern that, given the current financial crisis in the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences, low enrollments may threaten UF's ability to offer upper-division Portuguese
on a regular basis.
I was delighted that so many faculty (37) were willing to dedicate a Saturday to help chart the
Center's future. Their interest and engagement attests to the vibrancy of Latin American Studies at UF.
Volume 37, Number 2
Center for Latin American Studies
319 Grinter Hall
PO Box 115530
Gainesville, FL 32611-5530
Center-Based Faculty and
Carmen Diana Deere Director
Hannah Covert Executive Director
Efrain Barradas (LAS/RLL)
Richmond Brown Interim Associate
Director for Academic Programs
Emilio M. Bruna (LAS/WEC)
Jonathan Dain (LAS)
Meredith Fensom (LAS/Law)
Karen Kainer (LAS/SFRC)
Sue Legg Research Director, PGL
Elizabeth Lowe Assodate Director,
Distance Learning & Program Development
Ana Margheritis (LAS/Political Sdence)
Terry McCoy (LAS/Political Science)
Mary Risner Outreach Coordinator &
Assistant Director, LABEP
Janet Bente Romero Associate Director
Patricia Delamonica Sampaio Program
Marianne Schmink (LAS/Anthropology)
J. Richard Stepp (LAS/Anthropology)
Welson Tremura (LAS/Music)
Menno Vellinga (LAS)
Charles H. Wood (LAS/Sodology)
1 Jose Marti and Juan Jose Sicre
3 Bacardi Eminent Lecturer
4 Social Healing in the Southern Cone
5 Fall 2006 Colloquium Series
13 Outreach News
14 New MALAS Students
15 Brazil Study Abroad Program
15 2007 Business Symposium
6 Research Project, 56th Annual Conference 16 Spring 2007 Colloquium Series
7 Faculty News and Notes
9 Movie Screening, New Center Affiliates
10 Jacare Brazil, Faculty Publications
12 Faculty Books, Doctoral Teaching Awards
17 Bacardi Lecture Series 2007
18 Alumni News & Notes
19 Giving to the Center
UF Center for
Latin American Studies
UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA
Bacardi Family Fall 2006 Eminent Lecturer:
Dr. Alejandro Toledo
Dr. Alejandro Toledo, the former President of Peru, delivered the
Bacardi Family Eminent Lecture on "Poverty and the Future of
Democracy in Latin America" on October 17, 2006. Toledo
presented some initial reflections on his presidential term, highlighted
the role of education in reducing poverty, and challenged students to
take responsibility for the future. He delivered his lecture with humor,
wisdom and humility to an audience divided by admiration and derision
for his politics.
Introducing himself through his family background, Toledo called
himself"a statistical error". One of 16 children born to a very poor
family in the high Andes, Toledo started working at the age of five,
shining shoes and selling lottery tickets on the streets of Chimbote. Yet,
he was fortunate to receive an excellent education (including a Ph.D.
from Stanford University) and become President of his native country.
Toledo's personal trajectory is the result of educational opportunities,
which he firmly believes should be provided to all.
Toledo's main message was that the consolidation of democracy in
Latin America is
threatened by the
rampant poverty in the
region. He stated,
"Poverty can conspire
against democracy if it
is not reduced".
Economic growth is
indispensable to fight
poverty, he continued,
but it has to result in A Alejandro Toledo, former President of Peru,
improvement of the talking to students during the reception prior to
his lecture in October 2006.
quality of life,
including better access to education, nutrition and health. On the other
hand, he also noted that poverty can constrain growth. If poverty results
in citizen discontent, the ensuing instability might lead to a reduction in
private investment, and hence growth.
The former President went on to discuss the achievements of his term
of office (2002-06). Exports increased three-fold, while GDP growth
rates averaged 7 percent. Inflation and the fiscal deficit were practically
eliminated. He took pride in the fact that the poverty rate was reduced
from 54 percent in 2000 to 48 percent in 2006, while recognizing that
poverty-reduction efforts were still insufficient. He was pleased that
under his leadership Peru negotiated free trade agreements with Chile,
Mexico and Thailand.
Just as Toledo was addressing citizen participation, an individual
sprung from the crowd onto the stage and positioned himself next to
Toledo. The protestor stood in silence, his mouth taped shut, and wore a
huge cardboard Peruvian flag with the words "NO ALCA, No to Free
Trade." This example of civic participation brought to mind the growing
dissatisfaction in much of Latin America with free trade policies and
During a lively question and answer period, Toledo was challenged on
whether free trade and an export-oriented economic policy based on
primary commodities was sufficient to ensure both long-term growth
and poverty reduction. Toledo responded that he only signed free trade
agreements if he thought that good jobs would result from them, an
answer that left many in the audience dissatisfied. The former president
was also asked about alleged corruption during his administration, a
question that he avoided. Toledo challenged students to use their
education to free others from poverty and urged international students
to return to their home countries to affect change.
-Contributed by Cecelia Larsen, MALAS student
Legal and Policy Issues in the Americas Conference:
Justice Reform in Peru
The University of Florida Levin College of Law, in conjunction with
Peru's Pontificia Universidad Cat6lica, the Instituto de Defensa Legal
and Justicia Viva, hosted the 7th Annual Conference on Legal and Policy
Issues in the Americas in Lima, Peru, May 25-26, 2006. The conference,
entitled "Creating a Consensus for Justice Reform in Peru," brought
together attorneys, judges, policy makers and members of the business
and academic community to discuss the rule of law and justice reform
throughout the Americas.
Panel discussions focused on creating an impetus and blueprint for
reform of the Peruvian justice system. Topics included citizen security
and human rights, alternative dispute resolution, the Peru Trade
Promotion Agreement, legal education and professionalism,
infrastructure development, appellate systems, and property rights.
"Public opinion polls in Peru have for a long time shown that few
people have confidence in the judicial system," commented former
United States Ambassador to Peru and Dean of the UF International
Center, Dennis Jett. "While there is general agreement on the need for
reform, there has been no common vision of how to accomplish it. The
conference was an opportunity to begin to establish that vision.
During the conference, Jorge Santistevan de Noriega -former
national Ombudsman of Peru -received the Jon Mills Award for
Significant Contributions to Relations between Florida and the
Americas. Santistevan was first to preside as national ombudsman in
Peru, protecting citizens against abuse by public officials, and serving as
an independent watchdog with the jurisdiction to challenge the
President, the Courts, and the Police.
All conference papers, PowerPoint presentations, press releases and
select photos have been posted at
-Contributed by Meredith Fensom, Director, Law and Policy in the
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I FACULTY I
The Power of Design, Memory, and Civic
Participation in the Southern Cone
Martha Kohen, Director and Professor of the UF School of
Architecture, presented a lecture entitled "The Disappeared
and Detained Citizens: A Contemporary Dilemma for the
Process of Social Healing in the Southern Cone" as part of the Fall 2006
Center/SALAS Colloquium Series. Kohen first provided a brief history of
military rule in the region and the resulting disappearance and
detainment of an estimated 40,000 or more citizens during the 1970s
and 1980s. After an overview of the processes to construct memorials for
the victims of military repression in each of the Southern Cone
countries, she discussed her winning design for the Memorial of
Disappeared and Detained Citizens in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Kohen explained that the central issues at this stage in the healing
process are civil reparations for both the families of the disappeared and
members of society in general, punishment of the guilty, and
memorialization and social recognition of the trauma so that it does not
occur again. Effective memorials address all of these issues. They also
provide a sense of closure, especially for families of the victims, by
paying tribute to lost ones. While memorials do not directly punish the
guilty, they serve to organize civil society and, .. n -.. 1 1 n strengthen
it. They become physical symbols of the community's will and ability to
rise above tragedy and/or oppression and to write their own history.
Finally, as constant public and visual reminders of the tragedy,
memorials raise consciousness in the hopes of keeping the memory alive
and educating new generations about the past so that it does not
These are immense tasks for a community, let alone an architect, to
accomplish. Tackling these issues depends on a number of
considerations, including paying careful attention to timing and the
organization of civil society. To show the effects of such factors and the
resulting variation in memorials and healing processes in the region,
Kohen cited examples from other countries. Argentina's Parque de la
Memoria, a comprehensive memorial park, pays tribute not only to the
disappeared, but also to victims of various other historical tragedies in
that country. In Chile, the memorials are small-scale and for the most
part, spontaneous. In Brazil, there is no memorial at all for the victims of
The Uruguayan case is unique. It is the only country that has
constructed an official memorial dedicated solely to the disappeared and
detained. More in ,... 1 ,,,il the creation of the Uruguayan memorial
arose from an organized civic process. Teams of architects presented
designs in a competition that engaged the public in debate. Over 100
well-known members of Uruguayan society participated in the project.
In addition, funds for the project came directly from Uruguayan citizens,
both at home and abroad, despite generous offers from European
countries to fund the memorial.
While one could argue that the sheer amount of civic participation in
the process makes the memorial an effective method of social healing,
Kohen's stunning design undeniably enhances the healing and overall
effectiveness of the memorial. Striking in its simplicity, the memorial
employs few basic materials-glass, rock, concrete, and light-in a
natural forest setting close to the water. A white bridge juts out over a
pool of exposed jagged rocks. Two large glass panels flank the sides of
the bridge. The names of the 176 disappeared and detained citizens are
etched in the glass. As such, the memorial has emerged as a "symbolic
tombstone" for the disappeared, thus offering a greater sense of closure
for the victims' families. Its natural setting permits quiet contemplation
of the issue. On a practical note, the memorial is easily accessible to the
public. A pedestrian walkway with ample lighting leads directly to the
memorial. It is also handicapped accessible. Despite the negative
response from some members of the military, as well as complaints from
others who believe the memorial was built too cose to a neighboring
military base, the memorial has received an overwhelmingly positive
After Kohen's presentation, some audience members posed questions
about how to effectively address the politics of memory in a memorial.
How do you create a memorial that remains effective over time? Can you
add or delete names of victims if their status changes? How do you
prevent the memorial from blending into its surroundings and
becoming forgotten? Kohen referred again to the role of timing in the
healing process. Although memory will be inevitably modified over time,
the memorial represents an expression of collective memory at this point
Kohen's design, her eloquent argument to support it, and her
emphasis on the importance of civic participation in the memorial
process attest to the power of the memorial. Recent events in the news
show that society's wounds from this trauma remain open and reinforce
the need for social healing. With eerily appropriate timing, Kohen's talk
follows the late September disappearance of Jorge Julio L6pez, a former
political prisoner and key witness in the trial of human rights abuser and
former Buenos Aires police commissioner Miguel Etchecolatz. In
reference to L6pez's disappearance, Argentine President Nest6r Kirchner
said, "The past has not been defeated or overcome. Let's stay on the alert.
We can't allow this past to repeat itself ." In Montevideo, the Memorial
of Disappeared and Detained Citizens powerfully asserts this message.
-Contributed by Molly Dondero, MALAS student
1Rohter, Larry. "Death Squad Fears Again Haunt Argentina." New York
Times. 8 Oct. 2006
A Memorial in Remembrance of Disappeared and Detained Citizens in
Montevideo, Uruguay designed by Martha Kohen, Professor and Director of UF
School of Architecture.
4 THE LATINA-MERICANIST
CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
SALAS Colloquium Series
"America's Colony: The Political and Cultural Conflict Between the United States and Puerto Rico."
Pedro A. Malavet. Professor, Law
"The 2006 Latin American Business Environment."
Terry McCoy. Professor, LAS and Political Science & Director, LABEP
"La Situaci6n Actual de la Tuberculosis en as Americas, y el Plan Estrategico Regional para Alcanzar los
Objetivos del Milenio."
Mirtha del Granado. TB Program Advisor, Pan American Health Organization
"The Disappeared and Detained Citizens: A Contemporary Dilemma for the Process of Social Healing in the
Martha Kohen. Director and Professor, School of Architecture
"Problems with the Land Sparing Approach: A Case Study from Southeastern Mexico."
Eric Keys. Assistant Professor, Geography
"The Formation of Creole Cuba, 1525-1607."
Luis Martinez-Fernandez. Director, Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies Program, University of
"The Case of Hurricane Mitch in Central America: An Example of Effectiveness in Foreign Assistance."
Anna Krift. Assistant Professor, International Relations, Lynn University
A Center for Latin American Studies faculty with UF
President J. Bernard Machen atthe Center's Fall
Reception. From leftto right: Emilio Bruna, Carmen
Diana Deere, J. Bernard Machen, Welson Tremura and
A David Pharies, Charles Perrone, and Phil Williams,
LAS affiliate faculty at the Center's Fall reception.
Faculty Research Project: Aymara on the Internet
The Aymara language, a member of the Jaqi family of languages, is
spoken by two to three million people. It is the first language of a
third of the population of Bolivia and the major native language in
southern Peru and northern Chile. The Center for Latin American
Studies' "Aymara on the Internet" project builds on a series of 1969-90
U.S. Department of Education Title VI grants to the University of
Florida that funded the development of classroom-based Aymara
teaching materials by M.J. Hardman, UF Professor of Linguistics and
one of the world's foremost Aymara linguists. The current grant
(2004-07) from the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI
International Research and Studies Program builds on the text materials
developed in the 1970s and converts them into a high quality, flexible,
and easily accessed web-based delivery format in three languages:
Aymara, Spanish and English.
This project is unique because of its interdisciplinary nature. The UF
team consists of M.J. Hardman, Principal Investigator (Linguistics);
Elizabeth Lowe, co-Principal Investigator and project manager (LAS);
Justino Llanque Chana, Aymara linguist (UF Libraries and a member of
the original linguist team in the 1970s); Howard Beck, computer science
engineer and creator of the database (Office of Information and
Technology, IFAS); Sue Legg, technical project coordinator (former
director of UF Academic Technology), Gillian Lord, pedagogy specialist
(RLL/Linguistics); and instructional design and web implementation
staff from the UF Center for Instructional Traning and Technology. The
UF team collaborates with several institutions in the region, as well as
U.S. universities with Aymara programs such as the University of
Chicago and Florida International University.
The project has broad implications for linguistic scholars, heritage
speakers, and the diaspora Aymara population, as well as for U.S.
cultural, political and economic relations with the new Aymara-based
Bolivian government. The intellectual merit of the project resides in the
highly innovative nature of the database which will contribute to work
on setting standards for ensuring the robustness and functionality of
electronic archives of endangered languages.
For the Aymara people, this database of rich texts represents a
historical repository. The materials can be adapted for bilingual
education, literary materials and for historical and cultural purposes,
including personal identity affirmation and continuing education. For
the U.S. government, the project offers a way of training U.S. personnel
about the region. The existence of this program has paved the way for a
follow-on project to create a research database for Aymara's sister
languages, Jaqaru and Kawki. It will also foster future studies regarding
discourse analysis, sociolinguistics and dialogue.
-Contributed by Elizabeth Lowe, Associate Director, Center for Latin
y rs pa
A Aymara-speaking Uros artisans sell wares on Lake Titicaca, Peru.
56th Annual Conference, UF Center for Latin American Studies
Indigenous Peoples in Digital Cultures: Communications Technologies and the Impacts on
Indigenous Languages and Cultural Identity in the Americas
February 14-16, 2007
J. Wayne Reitz Union, UF Campus
The mission of this conference is to examine from multidisciplinary perspectives how communications technologies have affected indigenous
language and cultural identity in the Americas. Since the middle of the 20th century, indigenous communities throughout the Americas have
gained considerable demographic, political and cultural presence in their respective national arenas. Such increasing invigoration of indigenous
communities has depended, to a large extent, on the conscious revitalization of their native languages, their traditional cultures, and the skillful and
widespread use of communications technologies. This conference will focus on the impact and potential of global technologies of communication on
indigenous languages, cultures and identities in the Americas.
Keynote speakers will include Bolivian Ambassador to the U.S., Gustavo Guzmin; UF linguist and expert on Jaqi languages, M.J. Hardman; Denny
Moore of the Museu Goeldi (Belem, Brazil); and Richard Grounds, Director of the Euchee Language Project. There will be video and film screenings
from Mexico, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela as well as an "experiential media" virtual performance with participants from around the hemisphere.
For further information contact: Elizabeth Lowe, Conference Chair (email@example.com).
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Faculty News and Notes
Terry McCoy (LAS/Political Science) and Karen
Kainer (LAS/SFRC) won the 2006 UF
International Educator of the Year Award in
their respective categories for senior and junior
faculty. Six of the Center's affiliate faculty also
received the International Educator of the Year
award for their respective colleges: Sergio Vega
(Fine Arts), Nick Comerford (Agricultural and
Life Sciences), M.J. Hardman (Liberal Arts and
Sciences), Berta Hernandez-Truyol (Law),
Marilyn Roberts (Journalism and
Communications) and Jorge Hernandez
A From left to right: Terry McCoy (LAS/Political
Science), Dean Dennis Jett (UFIC), Karen Kainer
(LAS/SFRC) and Janie Fouke (Provost) during the
International Educator of the Year Award Ceremony.
EAlex Alberro (Art and Art History) delivered
an invited paper on "Cannibalism, the
Non-Object, and Late-Twentieth Century
Brazilian Art" at the University of Pittsburgh.
MAndres Avellaneda (RLL) was given the title
"Distinguished Guest of Honor" (Hudsped de
Honor Extraordinario) by the President of the
Universidad de La Plata in Argentina. He was a
special guest participant in a round table on
literature and politics at the Universidad de La
Plata. He was also the keynote speaker at the
Sixth Orbis Tertius International Conference
on Theory and Literary Criticism in Argentina.
EFlorence E. Babb (Women's Studies and
Gender Research) presented an invited paper
on "Touring Vicos: Revisiting Gender Through
Experiential Tourism" at Cornell University.
She presented an invited paper on "Cuban
Tourism as Development Strategy in a Time of
Globalization" at Northwestern University. She
also presented an invited paper on "Love for
Sale: Sex and Sentiment in Contemporary
Cuban Tourism" at Loyola University. She
delivered the paper, "Yearning for Cuba:
Tourism and the Ambivalence I N.. I I, .." in
a symposium on Island Tourism in the
Americas: Research, Practice, and Politics. She
also presented the paper "El genero y el
turismo: Revisitando Vicos y el Callej6n de
Huaylas" at the Pontificia Universidad Cat6lica
del Perd in Lima.
MEfrain Barradas (LAS/RLL) delivered a
paper on "Maria Soli y la critical
puertorriquena" at the University of Puerto
Rico in Mayagtiez. He also delivered a paper on
"Si Arist6teles hubiera guisado. O de c6mo el
saber tambien entra por la cocina", at the
University of Puerto Rico in Cayey. He
presented the paper "El ar, hipielAg. desde la
Isla: visions puertorriquefias del Caribe," at
the Instituto de Investigaciones Jose Maria Luis
Mora and the Asociaci6n Mexicana de Estudios
del Caribe in Mexico City.
*Emilio Bruna (LAS/WEC) received a NSF
grant for the project "Mechanisms influencing
seedling recruitment and establishment in a
fragmented Amazonian landscape" (with Maria
Uriarte from Columbia University). He
participated as an invited panelist in a
roundtable on Careers in Ecology and
Evolution at the annual meeting of the Society
for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native
Americans in Science in Tampa. He was also
invited to teach a graduate course on
"Mechanisms of coexistence in tropical
communities" at the Universidade Federal de
Uberlandia, Brazil. He received a NSF Minority
Career Advancement Award entitled "Linking
population and ecosystem ecology: How does
nitrogen deposition influence plant
demography in tropical savannas?".
ECarmen Diana Deere (LAS/FRE) co-edited a
special issue on Women and Wealth in Feminist
Economics which was the subject of "Hot Type"
in the May 12, 2006 issue of The Chronicle of
Higher Education. She presented "Gender and
the Distribution of Wealth in Developing
Countries" (with Cheryl Doss) at the UN
University World Institute for Development
Economics Research (WIDER) Conference on
Wealth in Helsinki, Finland and also at Cornell
University. She also presented the keynote
address at the 7th Congress of Latin American
Rural Sociology in Quito on "La feminizaci6n
de la agriculture? Campesinas y asalariadas en
la reestructuraci6n econ6mica en America
Latina rural". She was also interviewed about
her research career for the section on
"Reflections" in the European journal
Development and C 'l.,.. 37(6), 2006.
SDavid Geggus (History) delivered an invited
paper on "Print Culture and the Haitian
Revolution: The Written and the Spoken
Word," at a meeting on Print Culture and
Enlightenment in the American, French,
Haitian, and Spanish American Revolutions,
hosted by the American Antiquarian Society, in
SElizabeth Ginway (RLL) delivered an invited
paper on i ,1 1 .. and Literary Utopias in
Brazil 1909-1929" at the UF History of Science
Colloquium Series. She also presented an
invited paper on "Do implantado ao ciborgue:
A viol&ncia dentro do corpo social na ficqao
cientifica latinoamericana contemporanea" at
the 2nd UF Colloquium on Hispanic/Latin
American Literatures, Linguistics and Cultures.
EDorota Haman (Agricultural and Biological
Engineering) presented a paper on "Evaluation
.1 iIl i ... ... i.... I Educational M materials"
(with Cornejo, C. and N.T Place) at the
meeting of the Association for International
Agricultural and Extension Education in
SBenjamin Hebblethwaite (RLL) presented a
paper on "Le role des langues regionales du
Nord dans la formation du creole haftien" at
the 20th and 21st Century French and
Francophone Studies International
* Tace Hedrick (English) presented an invited
paper on "Race and the Americas" at the South
Atlantic Modern Language Association Special
Symposium in Charlotte, N.C.
Faculty News and Notes continued on page 8.
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Faculty News and Notes continued from page 7.
Peter E. Hildebrand (FRE) reports that the
UF Library is digitizing an International
Farming Systems Collection representing
nearly forty years of teaching, research and
extension resources pertaining to the Farming
Systems approach to international agricultural
development. The focus of the collection has
been on the ever increasing number of
smallholder farmers and their heterogeneous
livelihood systems on a global scale. The
collection can be found at:
Reynaldo Jimenez (RLL) chaired a session
entitled "Women, Memory and Transgressions"
and presented a paper entitled "Memoria y
afirmaci6n: el sujeto decentrado en la narrative
de Zoe Valdes y Mireya Robles" at the
International Conference on Caribbean Studies
at the University of Texas-Pan American.
Maxine Margolis ( ).,il....... 1.._) delivered
an invited lecture on "Immigrants: New Actors
in Brazil" at the Bildner Center for Western
Hemisphere Studies at the City University of
New York. She delivered an invited lecture on
"Brazilian Immigration to the U.S. after 9/11"
at the Conference on Brazilian Immigrants on
the West Coast, at the Brazilian Consulate in
Thomas Oakland (Educational Psychology)
has established the Costa Rican Professional
Preparation Program to help prepare graduate
students in clinical, counseling, and school
psychology to work with Hispanic children,
their teachers, and families.
Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo ( .,il.....,1.._- )
delivered an invited paper on "El Formativo
Temprano en el Caribe Colombiano" at the VI
Simposio sobre la Historia de Cartagena in
Colombia. He presented a paper on "Looking
at the forest as a fragmented archaeological
artifact: Toward an archaeology of the tropical
forest" at the International Congress of
Americanists at the Universidad de Sevilla in
Spain. He also delivered an invited paper on
"Cosmology and Ecology in White and Black
Water Rivers" as part of the Dean's Workshop
series "New Amazonian Perspectives" at the
University of Binghamton in New York.
* Charles Perrone (RLL) delivered an invited
paper on "Writing from the Corners: Twentieth
Century Iconoclasts in Brazilian Literature and
Society" at The Americas Society in New York.
He also delivered an invited paper on
SI *q'l.""' the Marvelous Megalopolis: Sao
Paulo and Modernist Imaginations" at the
Great Cities in Literature and Film Spring
Lecture Series at the University of Illinois in
Chicago. He delivered a keynote address on
"Insularity, Invention, and Interface: Brazil &
Lyric in the Americas" at the 12th Annual
Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill. He also presented a paper on "Stages of
the World: Polylingual Play in Caetano Cantor"
at the Annual Conference of the Brazilian
Studies Association at Vanderbilt University. He
presented a paper on "Women's Voices in
Brazilian Transamerican Lyric" at the American
Portuguese Studies Association at the
University of Minnesota.
EMaria Rogal (School of Art & Art History)
was awarded a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar
Grant (Mexico, 2006-07) to conduct research
on her project "The Visual Culture of
Mexicanidad in Yucatin", and to teach in the
Social Communications Program at the
Universidad Auton6ma de Yucatin in Merida.
* Helen Safa (i .,' ,11.l.i ..1il.._- ) was
awarded an Uppity Woman Award from UF's
Center for Women's Studies and Gender
Research. She delivered an invited paper at a
conference on Poverty and Globalization in
Latin America in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
SM arianne Schmink (i ,., ).1,.l 1...l..._- )
delivered an invited paper on "Seringueiros a
funcionirios publicos: tres geracoes de
migracao rural-urbana e emprego no Acre"
(with Mancio L. Cordeiro) at the Federal
University of Acre, Brazil. She also presented a
paper on "Rubber Tappers to Urban Services
Employees: Rural to Urban Migration and
Employment Changes Over Three Generations
in Acre, Brazil" (with Mancio L. Cordeiro) at
the Annual Conference of the Brazilian Studies
Association at Vanderbilt University.
EWelson Tremura (LAS/Music) presented a
paper on "Cantem e dancem, chegou o Jacare:
A musica brasileira e a intergracao
Brasil/Estados Unidos no curriculo de uma
Universidade Norte Americana" at The
Brazilian National Conference of
F1l ....i, ;i..1..I_- in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He also
delivered an invited paper on "Aspectos
Harm6nicos e melodiosos" at the Hospital
Adolfo Bezerra de Menezes during the
Simposium on Chico Buarque: Psiquiatria,
Psiciologia e Psicanalise in Sao Jose do Rio
Florida Museum of
Food and Resource
Latin American Studies
MA in Latin American
Partnership in Global
School of Forest
School of Natural
Wildlife Ecology &
U F Ac ro nymns
8 THE LATINA-MERICANIST
Movie Screening: Mulheres do Brasil
n October 2006, the Center for Latin American Studies screened
Mulheres do Brasil (Women of Brazil), a recently released Brazilian
docudrama. Malu de Martino, the film's director, introduced the film at
the Reitz Union Cinema. A native of Rio, de Martino studied film at the
New School in New York before returning to Brazil to work in television
and documentaries. Mulheres do Brasil is her first full-length feature film.
In a question and answer session held the following day at the
Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Hispanic Literature, Linguistics, and
Culture, de Martino elaborated on the movie's themes, the filming
process, and the docudrama genre. Through vignettes of the lives of five
women in different Brazilian cities, de Martino explained that she sought
to create "a gallery of female types that represented ordinary women."
While actors portray the five main characters, de Martino intersperses
documentary clips of interviews with "1 .1I 'women throughout the film.
Furthermore, de Martino noted that she hoped that both foreign and
Brazilian audiences would gain insight into the diverse regions of Brazil.
In order to accomplish this, she used local writers to craft the stories.
Music in each vignette is also region specific. Community members
participated in documentary clips or as extras. Finally, the film presents a
colorful visual experience of the varied cultures and geography of Brazil
since it was shot on location in each city.
Additional screenings of the film were held at Florida International
University and Valencia Community College. De Martino's visit was
made possible through the Florida Consortium for Latin American and
Caribbean Studies' Title VI National Resource Center Guest Artist
Program and the Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber
-Contributed by Molly Dondero, MALAS student
Wt A d Visi
(Puerto Rico, Latinos)
Florida Museum of
Romance Languages and
Core Faculty and
Interim Associate Director
for Academic Affairs
Patricia D. Sampaio,
Fabio Abdala (Brazil)
Moore Visiting Fellow
Eduardo Amaral Borges (Brazil)
Moore Visiting Fellow
Raissa Guerra (Brazil)
Moore Visiting Fellow
Maria de los Angeles La
Torre Cuadros (Peru)
Moore Visiting Fellow
Nazar6 Soares (Brazil)
Moore Visiting Fellow
Lucia Wadt (Brazil)
Moore Visiting Fellow
FALWN 006 9
I FACULTY I
Jacare Brazil's Fall 2006 Concert
U university of Florida's Jacart Brazil music ensemble performed a
magical concert on October 26, 2006 featuring Brazil's northeast
musical traditions of maracatu and coco. Each year, the Center for World
Arts, in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies, brings
Latin American performing artists of exceptional quality to UF for
collaborative projects involving faculty, students, and local community
artists. This fall's guest artists included Jorge Martins (percussion), Jorge
Continentino (flute and saxophone), the group Nation Beat led by Scott
Kettner, and Juliana Azoubel (choreographer and dancer).
The special appearance of African artists Mohamed da Costa, Abou
Sylla, and Tsana Camara, which integrated the African instrumental
sounds of djembe, balafon, and kora, further enriched the performance.
There was also a piece featuring the drumline from Gainesville's Eastside
The thirty members of the Jacart Dacante dance ensemble, lead by the
choreographer and dancer Juliana Azoubel, performed traditional and
contemporary steps of coco and maracatu. The group is composed of
students that are taking the World Dance and Intercultural Performance
class in the Department of Theatre and Dance. For some dancers it was
the first opportunity to perform, while for others it provided an
F a c u Ity Publications
First author indicated with asterisk *
Alex Alberro (Art and Art History) Media, Sculpture, Myth ir
Principality of its Own. In J.L. Falconi, and G. Rangel, eds., 40
Years of Visual Arts at the Americas Society. Cambridge, MA:
Harvard University Press; 1000 Words: Sergio Vega. Artforum
International 45 (1)2006: 352-353.
Efrain Barradas (LAS/RLL) Mente, rirada, mano: Acercamient
critics a la obra de Lorenzo Homar. San Juan: Ediciones Hurac
forthcoming December 2006 or January 2007; Juan Bosch y
Emilio S. Belaval: una relaci6n literaria, un moment historic
un texto olvidado. Foro Hispdnico 29 2006: 27-39; Con Belkis
'La cama' de Pep6n. Revista Domingo (San Juan), February 12
2006: 4-6; Yo me nombro, al nombrarnos, al nombrarte: Otra
mirada a la poesia de Victor Fernindez Fragoso, Contratiempj
(Chicago), February 2006: 21.
Alvaro F4lix Bolafios (RLL) De por qu6 todavia leemos como
conquistadores: Elegias de varones ilustres de Indias de Juan d
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Naci6n y literature: Itinerarios de la palabra escrita en la culture
venezolana, Caracas, Venezuela: Fundaci6n Bigott, Banesco,
Universidad Sim6n Bolivar, 2006.
Emilio Bruna (LAS/WEC) Participatory management of"Aru
S(Ischnosiphon gracilis, Marantaceae) amongst the Kaiabi peop]
the Brazilian Amazon (with S.F. De Athayde*, G.M. da Silva, J
Kaiabi, M. Kaiabi, H.R. De Souza, and K. Ono). The Journal o,
opportunity to perfect their dance expertise. The combination of
traditional and contemporary dance concepts resulted in a very exciting
mix of movement, colors, and energy.
-Contributed by Welson Tremura, Assistant Professor, Latin American
Studies and Music & Juliana Azoubel, MALAS student
A Jacar6 Brazil and Jacar6 Danqante at their Fall 2006 performance.
Fi ,. .. *'...4--. i 26(1) 2006: 36-60; Effects of plant age, experimental
nutrient addition, and ant occupancy on herbivory in a
Neotropical myrmecophyte (with M. Trager*). Journal of Ecology
94 2006: 1156-1163; Roads alter the colonization dynamics of a
keystone herbivore in Neotropical savannas (with H.L.
Vasconcelos*, E.H.M. Vieira-Neto, and FM. Mundim). Biotropica
38(5) 2006: 661-665.
Carmen Diana Deere (LAS/FRE) The Gender Asset Gap: What
Do We Know and Why Does it Matter? (with C.R. Doss). Feminist
Economics 12 (1&2) 2006: 1-50; Guest Editor (with C.R. Doss) of
Special Issue on Women and Wealth, Feminist Economics 12(1&2)
2006: 1-50; Married Women's Property Rights in Mexico: A
Comparative Latin American Perspective and Research Agenda. In
H. Baitenmann, A. Varley, and V. Chenaut, eds., Law and Gender
in Contemporary Mexico. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press,
Francisco Escobedo (SRFC) The socioeconomics and
management of Santiago de Chile's public urban forests. (with
D.J. Nowak, J. Wagner, C.L. de la Maza, M. Rodriquez, D.E. Crane
and J. Hernindez). Urban Forestry and Urban Greening4 2006:
Joan Flocks (Law) and Allan Burns ( \., i i .. 1. Stakeholder
Analysis of Florida Farmworker Housing. Journal of Agromedicine
11(1) 2006: 59-67. Faculty Publications continued on page 11
I FACULTY I
Faculty Publications continued from page 10.
David Geggus (History) Moreau de Saint-M6ry et la Revolution
de Saint-Domingue. In D. Taffin, ed., Moreau de Saint-Mery, ou
les ambiguites d'un crdole des Lumitres. Martinique: Societe des
amis des archives, 2006; Racial equality, slavery, and colonial
secession, during the Constituent Assembly. In J. Black, ed., The
Atlantic Slave Trade, vol. V, Nineteenth Century. London: Ashgate,
2006; The Arming of Slaves during the Haitian Revolution. In P.
Morgan, C. Brown, eds., The Arming of Slaves in World History:
From Classical Times to the Modern Age. New Haven: Yale
University Press, 2006; The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in
Latin America. In D. Davis, ed., Beyond Slavery: the Multifaceted
Legacy of Africans in Latin America. Lanham, MD: Rowman &
Elizabeth Ginway (RLL) Globalizando e Abrasileirando O Senhor
dos An6is. In C. Silva and M.S. Branco, eds., Anudrio Brasileiro de
Literature Fantdstica 2005. Sao Bernardo do Campo-SP:
Hiperespaco, 2006; A Working Model for Analyzing Third World
Science Fiction: The Case of Brazil. Science Fiction Studies 32 (3)
Clarence C. Gravlee ( .iii .. .. ..._- Ethnic classification in
southeastern Puerto Rico: The cultural model of "color." Social
Forces 83(3) 2005: 949-970; Skin pigmentation, self-perceived
color, and arterial blood pressure in Puerto Rico (with W.W.
Dressier). American Journal of Human I' "... .. 17(2) 2005:
195-206; Skin color, social classification, and blood pressure in
Puerto Rico (with W.W. Dressler and H.R. Bernard). American
Journal of Public Health 95(12) 2005: 2191-2197.
Dorota Haman (Agricultural and Biological Engineering) Use of
an Evapotranspiration Model and a Geographic Information
System (GIS) to Estimate the Irrigation Potential of the
TRASVASE System in the Santa Elena Peninsula, Guayas, Ecuador
(with C. Cornejo, R.L. Espinel, and J. Jordan). ASCE Irrigation
and Drainage Journal 132(5) 2006: 453-462.
Benjamin Hebblethwaite (RLL) Sociolinguistic Aspects of
Haitian Creole in South Florida: The Causes of the Failure to
Develop the Natural Asset of Biliteracy. Florida Foreign Language
Journal 2006: 52-59.
Tace Hedrick (English) Mulattas and Mestizas: Representing
Mixed Identities in the Americas, 1850-2000. Book review
published in Latino Studies 4 2006: 172-174.
Peter E. Hildebrand (FRE) Modeling the effect of household
composition on the welfare of limited-resource farmers in
Cafiete, Peru (with V.E. Cabrera and J.W. Jones). Agricut. Syst. 86
Karen Kainer (LAS/SFRC) Market integration and livelihood
systems: A comparative case of three Ashaninka villages in the
Peruvian Amazon (with P.A. Peralta*). Journal of Sustainable
Forestry, forthcoming 2006; Local perceptions of forest
certification for community-based enterprises (with S.
Humphries*). Forest Ecology and Management 235 2006: 30-43; A
graduate education framework for tropical conservation and
development (with M. Schmink, H. Covert, J.R. Stepp, E.M.
Bruna, J. Dain, S. Espinosa and S. Humphries). Conservation
r' l.I. i.. 20(1) 2006: 3-13; Brazilnut-liana relations in the Western
Brazilian Amazon (with L.H.O. Wadt, D.A.P. Gomes-Silva and M.
Capanu). Journal of Tropical Ecology 22 2006: 147-154.
Elizabeth Lowe (LAS) translations of several Brazilian short
stories have been recently published in K.D. Jackson, ed., The
Oxford, ,'i. ) ..i... of the Brazilian Short Story, Oxford: Oxford
JeffNeedell (LAS/History) The Party of Order: The Conservative,
the State, and Slavery in the Brazilian Monarchy, 1831-1871.
California: Stanford University Press, 2006.
Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo ( .i1 il..' .1.._ ) The Ecology of a
Masked Dance: Negotiating at the Frontier of Identity in the
Northwest Amazonia. Baessler Archives 52 2006: 54-74; The Gift
of the Variation and Dispersion of Maize: Social and
Technological Context in Amerindian Societies (with R.M.
Bonzani). In J. Staller, R. Tykot, and B. Benz, eds., Histories of
Maize: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Prehistory,
Domestication and Evolution of Maize. London: Elsevier Inc.,
2006; Informe Preliminar sobre los hallazgos en el sitio arque-
ol6gico de Quistococha, Amazonia Peruana (with S. Rivas*, M.
Panaifo, and A. Zimmerman). Boletin de Estudios Amaz6nicos,
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos 1(2) 2006: 79-98.
Charles Perrone (RLL) ABC of AdeC: Reading Augusto de
Campos. Review: Latin American Literature and Arts 2006 73; A
poetica da criacao novo-mundista em Toda a America. ArtCultura
8(12) 2006: 117-129; Poetry, Brazil. In J. M. Francis, ed., Iberia
and the Americas: culture, politics, and history: a multidisciplinary
encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: Transatlantic Relations Series, 2006.
Helen Safa ('i 1 l..! .. .1.._- ) Challenging Mestizaje: A Gender
Perspective on Indigenous and Afrodescendent Movements in
Latin America. Critique of)l1 ..(..! ..... 25(3) 2005: 307-330;
Female Headed Households (with A. Colon) in the Oxford
Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2005; Globalization, Inequality and the
Growth of Female-Headed Households in the Caribbean. In R.
Bell and V.Y. McLaughlin, eds., Women on Their Own:
Interdisciplinary Approaches. Rutgers University Press,
Mark Thurner (History) Yet Another History of History. Latin
American Research Review 41(3) 2006: 164-174.
A Anna L. Peterson Oxford University Press, 2005
Seeds of the Kingdom: Utopian Communities in the Americas.
In these skeptical and disillusioned times, there are still groups of people scattered throughout the world who are trying to live
:ti out utopian dreams. These communities challenge the inevitability and morality of dominant political and economic models. By
putting utopian religious ethics into practice, they attest to the real possibility of social alternatives. In Seeds of the Kingdom,
Anna L. Peterson reflects on the experiences of two very different communities, one inhabited by impoverished former refugees
in the mountains of El Salvador and the other by Amish farmers in the Midwestern U.S. What makes these groups stand out
among advocates of environmental protection, political justice, and sustainable development is their religious orientation. They
aim, without apology, to embody the reign of God on earth. The Salvadoran community is grounded in Roman Catholic social
thought, while the Amish adhere to Anabaptist tradition. Peterson offers a detailed portrait of these communities' history, social
organization, religious life, environmental values, and agricultural practices. (Description provided by Oxford University Press.)
A Jeffrey Needell Stanford University Press, 2006
The Party of Order: The Conservatives, the State and Slavery in the Brazilian
This study analyzes Brazil's monarchy, which adapted European ideas and practices to a Creole
*-- plantation society that was traditionally based on African slavery. It focuses upon the Conservatives,
who represented the sugar and coffee elites in reconstructing the new nation's state as a strong,
: representative, constitutional monarchy in troubled times. After the monarch himself assumed power,
however, his views undercut parliamentary and party government, which were also sapped by regional
differences and the pressure for state patronage. Increasingly, the emperor and his cabinets used state
patronage and state authority to dominate politics. When the emperor decided upon gradualist
abolition, Conservatives were unable to defeat it, despite its unconstitutional origin and imposition
and its threat to the society and economy they represented. The legacy of an authoritarian, centralized
political culture survived; that of a representative, constitutional regime did not. This book
dramatically revises notions of the monarchy in terms of the social and ideological origins and nature
of the Brazilian state, the role of the monarch, and the range and complexity of elite politics in the era.
(Description provided by Stanford University Press.)
D t l The Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce the recipients of
D o cto ral the 2006 Latin American Studies Doctoral Teaching Awards. There were thirteen
outstanding entries and the selection committee faced a very difficult decision.
T eac h n g The committee was amazed at the talent on the UF campus as reflected in the
w arA 1 proposals and are much encouraged aboutthe future of Latin American Studies.
A w ard S The four winners and the seminars they will teach in the Spring and Fall of 2007
are as follows:
Juan Carlos Callirgos, History (advisor: Mark Thurner): "Race, Ethnicity, and Nation in the Andean Region"
Tracy Van Holt, Interdisciplinary Ecology (advisor: Michael Binford): "Ethical Markets in Latin America: The Mocha Cappuccino"
Matthew Watson, Anthropology (advisor: Susan Gillespie): "The Post-Colonial Maya"
Miriam Wyman, Forest Resources and Conservation (advisor: Taylor Stein): "Ecotourism in Latin America"
Congratulations to each of these outstanding young scholars and thankyou to all those who submitted proposals (and for
making deliberations both so difficult and rewarding).
-Contributed by Richmond Brown, Interim Associate Director of Academic Programs
12 THE LATINA-MERICANIST
A The CELPE-Bras group at UF From left to right in the back:
Elizabeth Ginway (UF), Mary Risner (UF), Patricia Almeida
Campo (MEC), and Charles Perrone (UF); and in the front:
Augusta Vono (FlU), Elizena Rossy (MEC), and
Fernando Rocha (UNF).
New MALAS Students
The Center for Latin American Studies welcomed twelve new MALAS
students in August 2006.
A New MALAS students at the Fall 2006 orientation.
I Outmach NEWS continued
Lending Library Featured Items: kidnapped, raped and murdered young women in Judrez, Mexico.
This film provides testimonies from the victims'famflies and
New Materials documents a two-year search for the truth. War Takes exposes
everyday life in Colombia alongside the conditions of war. The film
T he Center for Latin American Studies recently acquired includes local television coverage, archival footage and historical
approximately 65 new items, including books, biographical background. Amazon Sisters portrays the strong women of the
films, documentaries, and videos for the Outreach Lending Library. Amazon rainforest and their vision to save the environment. La
Examples of these new materials include three film biographies of Cuenca Sola includes interviews with five Chilean women who all
contemporary Latin American leaders Aristide: Endless lost a father, a husband, or a friend. Isabel Allende, Monique
Revolution, Fidel, and Lula's Brazil, and several international Hermosilla, Estela Ortiz, Carolina Toha and Moyenei Valdes speak
business videos dealing with issues of fair trade in the out through political action or vocal performance and rev" their
world economy. shocking experiences under Pinochet's dictatorship.
Five films dealing with Latin American women's issues were also The Outreach Prograrvs Lending Library contains books,
purchased: Macho investigates the internationally acclaimed teaching guides, slides, and videos related to many aspects of Latin
organization, Men against Violence, and its work towards America. You may search for items in the new database at:
eliminating machismo in Nicaragua and other parts of Latin http://www.latam.ufl.edu/outreach/outreachlib.html.
America. Senorita Extraviada is about the more than 350
14 THE LATINA-MERICANIST
2006 Business in Brazil
Study Abroad Program
T he Center for Latin American Studies
and the Center for International
Business Education and Research
(CIBER) sponsored the seventh year of
the Business in Brazil summer study
abroad program. The program is designed
to give students an overview of Brazil's
business environment, as well as provide
an opportunity for Potuguese language
study. Business courses at the Pontificia
Universidade Cat6lica do Rio de Janeiro
(PUC-Rio) and language classes are taken
at the Instituto Brasil Estados Unidos
The academic program consists of
approximately four hours per day of
Portuguese language study and several
afternoons per week dedicated to
corporate site visits and to seminars by
PUC faculty covering organizational
strategy, human resources, marketing, and
finance. To further enhance opportunities
to speak Portuguese, students are placed
in homestays with Brazilian families, most
of whom speak little or no English.
The corporate site visits give students
access to all sectors of Brazilian business.
The 2006 program visited a private
mining company (CVRD), a public
energy utility (Furnas), a
telecommunications firm (Embratel), a
world-class jeweler (H. Stern), and the
largest television studio and
communications company in Brazil (TV
Globo). During the final week of the
program, students traveled to Sao Paulo
to learn more about financial markets.
They visited the Bovespa stock exchange,
the futures market, and the Central Bank.
Although the program requires a lot of
hard work, time, and extra effort, one can
always find time for some fun. Rio is a
beautiful city with gorgeous beaches,
striking mountains and sunsets, and has
enough culture, music and food to
satisfy anyone's cravings. Furthermore,
PUC-Rio is a well-known, respected
university that has established a good
reputation throughout Latin America.
Business in Brazil is a great program that
provides excellent experience in one of
the world's largest emerging markets.
-Contributed by Jacob Schultz and
Mary Mitchell, MALAS students and
participants in the 2006 Business in
A Students from the Business in Brazil
Program visiting Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro.
From left to right in the back: Dave Bookout
(Petrobras), Scott Karlin, Paul Weaver, Jacob
Schultz, Jordan Malugen; in the middle: Evette
Treewater, Meghan Reynolds, Mary Mitchell;
and in the front: Patricia Ferrari (PUC).
and Career Workshop
January 26, 2007
Emerson Alumni Hall,
The Latin American Business
Environment Program of the Center
for Latin American Studies will host the
third Latin American Business
Symposium and Career Workshop.
Morning sessions will feature senior level
managers who will discuss their
companies' perspectives on the business
outlook for Latin America. Companies to
be represented include Prudential Real
Estate Investors, FedEx, Porter-Novelli,
Votorantim, Seald Sweet, and a legal firm.
Jay Brickman of the Crowley Maritime
Corporation will give the luncheon
keynote address on prospects for doing
business in Cuba. The afternoon sessions
will focus on corporate careers, careers in
government and careers with non-
governmental organizations. Each session
will feature UF graduates from a variety of
degree programs who will share their
experiences in finding jobs dealing with
The symposium/workshop is open to
UF students and faculty as well attendees
from other institutions. Thanks to the
generous support of corporate and
university sponsors, there is no
registration fee, but those wishing to
attend must pre-register at
Attendance will be limited to 100.
CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
SALAS Colloquium Series
"Diversity and Unity in Brazil's Contemporary Indigenous Movement."
Robin Wright. Professor, Religion
"Wherever You Go, There You Are: The Geographical and Institutional Distribution of Ecological Research in
Emilio Bruna. Assistant Professor, LAS and WEC
"Gringolandia: Mexican Perceptions of the United States and Mexican Identity."
Stephen Morris. Director, International Studies and Professor, Political Science, University of South Alabama
"Indigenous Translators and Bilingualism in Conquest Era Mexico."
Ida Altman. Professor, History
"Chile's Carabineros: A Challenge to Democracy?"
Meredith Fensom. Director, Law and Policy in the Americas, Levin College of Law and Center for Latin
"New Latino Destinations."
Manuel VWsquez. Associate Professor, Religion
Colloquia are held on Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m., in Grinter 376.
For further information contact Richmond Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Professor of Anthropology Carla Freeman of Emory University
delivering a lecture on "The 'Reputation' of Neoliberalism: Gender,
Flexibility, and Entrepreneurship in Barbados" to faculty and
students in the Department of Anthropology, the Center for
Women's Study and Gender Research and the Center for Latin
American Studies, September 2006.
16 THE LATINA-MERICANIST
BACARDI FAMILY LECTURE SERIES
The State of Latino Studies
"Transnational Migration from the Hispanic Caribbean: Changing Settlement Patterns and Cultural Identities."
Jorge Duany. Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Puerto Rico,
Rio Piedras; 2007 Bacardi Family Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies at the University of Florida
Keene Faculty Center
"New Latino Borderlands: Economic and Social Insertion of Latinos in New England."
Miren Uriarte. Professor of Sociology and Interim Director, Gaston Institute for Latino Community
Development and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Ruth McQuown Room, Dauer Hall
"The Cuban American Lobby: Myth and Reality."
Maria Cristina Garcia. Professor of History, Cornell University
Keene Faculty Center
"Itinerant Cultures: Diasporic Imperatives in the Caribbean Experience."
Silvio Torres-Saillant. Associate Professor of English and Director of Latino-Latin American Studies,
Rion Ballroom, J. Wayne Reitz Union
"Imagining the Puerto Rican Nation from within the Diaspora."
Edna Acosta-Belen. Distinguished Professor of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies and
Women's Studies, University at Albany, SUNY
Rion Ballroom, J. Wayne Reitz Union
"Civic Bequests: Family Dynamics and Civic Engagement among Los Angeles' 1.5 and 2nd
Louis DeSipio. Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Chicano/Latino Studies, University of
Friends of Music Room
The Bacardi Family Lectures are held on Mondays, 4:00 5:30 p.m. For further
information contact Jessica Caicedo email@example.com
Kevin Athearn (MALAS 1999; Ph.D. FRE 2004)
is Assistant Professor of Natural Resource
Economics at the University of Maine
Hannah Covert (MALAS 1998) is Executive
Director of the UF Center for Latin American
Studies and Associate Director of the UF
Tropical Conservation and
Celina Fernandez (MALAS 1997) is the
President of the Advisory Council to the
Government of Nuevo Leon in Mexico. She is
in charge of a group of "Citizen Advisors",
people with experience in the political process
who provide advice to various departments of
the government on a volunteer basis. In
addition, she teaches political science at the
University of Monterrey.
Lawrence Graham (Ph.D. Political Science
1965) is Professor Emeritus of Government,
University of Texas at Austin. Prior to
retirement, he was Associate Vice President
for International Programs. His most recent
book is The Politics of Governing: A
Comparative Introduction (Congressional
Quarterly Press, 2006).
Omar Monteagudo (MALAS 1996) is ETP
Principal at the School for Advanced Studies,
Miami-Dade County Public Schools and
Miami-Dade College. He is currently
completing a law degree at Florida
Baldonedo Napoleio (MA Political Science 1970)
is Professor of Public Administration at the
Federal University of Sao Joao del Rei and
President of the Empresa de Pesquisa
Agropecuaria de Minas Gerais (EPAMIG), Brazil.
Since graduating from UF he has been a mayor, a
congressman, a state sub-secretary and president
of several state companies. He currently serves as
Chairman of the International Board of Directors
of Partners of the Americas.
Wendy Pond (MALAS 2006) was a Huntington
Junior Fellow at the Library of Congress'
Hispanic Division this past summer. She is
currently employed at the Organization of
American States working on a project to
implement the recommendations generated
by the Follow-up Mechanism to the Inter-
American Convention Against Corruption.
Jessica (Robb) Massay (MALAS 1999) is a
partner of Guia Brand Planning in San
Antonio, Texas. This small, upstart company
handles communications strategy development
for a wide range of companies hoping to con-
nect with the Hispanic marketplace. Jessica
focuses on consumer research, strategic
development and providing creative
"inspiration" in the development of advertising
messages. She uses her MALAS degree every
single day -from diving deeper to understand
consumer nuances to helping companies cross
borders from Latin America into the U.S.
Ernesto Sagas (MALAS 1988; Ph.D. Political
Science 1993) is Assistant Professor of Political
Science at Southern New Hampshire
University. He is the author of Race and Politics
in the Dominican Republic (University Press of
Florida, 2000) and co-editor of The Dominican
Republic: A Documentary History (Markus
Wiener Publications, 2003) and Dominican
Migration: Transnational Perspectives
(University Press of Florida, 2004). He is
currently researching overseas voting among
Latin American immigrants in the US.
Joseph L. Scarpaci (Ph.D. Geography & LAS
Certificate 1985) is Professor of Geography at
Virginia Tech. His book, Plazas and Barrios:
Heritage Tourism and Globalization in the Latin
American Centro Hist6rico (University of
Arizona Press, 2005), received Virginia Tech's
Phi Beta Kappa's Al Sturm Outstanding Faculty
Publication Award. He taught at the
Universidad ORT's School of Architecture in
Montevideo in 2006 as a Senior Fulbright
Scholar and has recently been appointed
book review editor of the Journal of Latin
William R. Summerhill (BA Political Science &
LAS Certificate 1986; MA History 1991)
earned his Ph.D. at Stanford University and is
now Professor of History at UCLA. He is the
author of Order Against Progress: Government,
Foreign Investment, and Railroads in Brazil,
1854-1913 (Stanford, 2003) and has recently
completed a manuscript entitled Inglorious
Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign
Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in
Imperial Brazil. He is currently a Burkhardt
Fellow of the American Council of Learned
Societies studying the broad economic
consequences of colonialism, dependency and
slavery in Brazil.
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