A history of collaboration – Latin American history professor Steve Stern to retire after nearly 40 years of working closely with colleagues in the history department.

On December 4, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

Written by: Katie Vaugh, Arts & Humanities Collaboration and respect for other opinions not only played an ongoing role in Steve Stern’s career — they also helped shape a division of the history department...

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The Role of Parents in Rio de Janeiro’s Education System

On November 3, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

Written by: Raven Hayes, LACIS graduate student. Suzanna da Silva remembers her school experience as unstable. “I was about 10 years old. From there I started going to school. I would study half...

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State Teachers in Rio’s Favelas Describe Challenges and Hope for Change

On October 13, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

Written by: Raven Hayes, LACIS graduate student. Teacher discontent and demoralization in Rio de Janeiro is growing. After four months, a strike coordinated by the state teachers union recently ended. The striking teachers...

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Meet our Fall 2016 Tinker Visiting Professor!

On September 29, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

Meet our Fall 2016 Tinker visiting professor! LACIS welcomes Professor Bastiaan P. Reydon, hosted by the Sociology Department. An economist with extensive knowledge of land issues in Brazil and various developing countries and...

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LACIS ALUM JONATAS CHIMEN

On September 23, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

By Jesus Del Toro (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, Spanish & LACIS , Certificates in German & Chican@ Latin@ Studies ‘18) I had the pleasure of interviewing Jonatas Chimen one of our successful LACIS...

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July 30th a Oaxacan-style Community Celebration

On September 6, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

By Alyana Guidotti  & Jesus Del Toro (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, Spanish & LACIS/ Certificates in Chican@ Latin@ Studies & German, ’18) “Culture” is a dynamic concept that is continually evolving.  In many...

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On Venezuela and Interpreting: LACIS Alum Cameron Perra

On July 6, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

By Eli Weiner (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BBA – Marketing, BA – LACIS, ’16) LACIS alum Cameron Perra is currently working as a contract interpreter, but his relationship with Latin American culture started years...

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UW-Madison Student Matt Hutchins to Participate in 2016 Rio Olympics!

On June 15, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

By Eli Weiner (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BBA – Marketing, BA – LACIS, ’16) Throughout the year, Israel Pechstein of the Brazil Initiative had heard one of his Portuguese students talk about “going...

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LACIS Alum Jacob Wolbert Dishes on LACIS and his PhD Pursuit

On May 6, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

by Eli Weiner (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BBA – Marketing, BA – LACIS, ’16) Recent LACIS alum Jacob Wolbert is currently pursuing his PhD in ethnomusicology at the University of Cal-Berkeley. I reached out...

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UW-Madison Professor Victor Goldgel-Carballo Wins Prestigious Award

On April 29, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

By Eli Weiner (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BBA – Marketing, BA – LACIS, 16′) Victor Goldgel-Carballo has taught at UW-Madison in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese since 2010, and is the author...

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