Tag: UT Austin

The Archive, the Neighborhood and Some Questions About García Márquez’s Legacy

Gabriela Polit The visit to the Bogotá Book Fair last April was full of surprises. Organizers celebrated this year’s fair, as it was the most successful in history. The records of visitors and sales were the highest ever. The explanation

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Violence, Indigeneities and Human Rights

Arturo Arias The University of Texas at Austin      Picture Courtesy of James Rodríguez       Juan de León Tuyuc Velasquez (Kaqchikel Maya), was killed on January 15, 2014 in Sololá by unknown gunmen. Velasquez was the brother of Rosalinda

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Making Waves

By Kurt Weyland Often, events in one country inspire people in other countries; just this year, the downfall of Ukraine’s corrupt, authoritarian regime encouraged protesters in Venezuela to challenge their own corrupt and increasingly authoritarian government. These demonstration and contagion

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The Need to Reach Broader Audiences: Scholars Working with Journalists and the Success of Beca Anfibia

Gabriela Polit How can scholars tell appealing stories about the research we do? How can we translate the language of our theoretical interpretations into a discourse that is easier to understand? The idea behind these questions is not to give

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NO OLVIDAR PARA PODER CONSTRUIR: Memoria y Derechos Humanos

 Mi nombre es hebreo, mi apellido es polaco, mi familia emigró a Argentina desde Ucrania y vivo en los Estados Unidos. Hablo castellano con acento italiano, e inglés con acento ruso. No como tacos ni bailo salsa, ni tengo la tez

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Border Fence has Disparate Impact on Minorities

Denise Gilman, Clinical Professor Co-Director, Immigration Clinic University of Texas School of Law http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/faculty/dlg662 In this video, Professor Denise Gilman discusses the human rights impact of the fence along the Texas–Mexico border. According to the DallasNews Watchdog blog, “Late last

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Free Pass Movement and Other Blind Spots of the Brazilian Left

The undeniable advances of the last decades in Brazil—economic growth with income redistributions and political stability, among others—are being contested, and why not say, threatened by protests that took over that country in the last months. And this is good.

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Indigenous Latin Americans are not Latin!

A plea for the teaching of indigenous languages of Latin America  Speakers of indigenous languages inhabit worlds not easily described under the rubric of “Latin” or “Hispanic”. The values guiding their daily lives, the rituals giving meaning to their existence

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