Latin America Colloquium (LAC)


The Latin America Colloquium (LAC) brings together graduate students and faculty with an area interest and research focus on Latin America. The group meets every other week to discuss published and in-progress articles, book chapters, and funding or grant proposals. We strive to being a collegial, interdisciplinary, and safe space where graduate students and faculty from different departments can share original research at any stage of development for constructive feedback.  

For more information, please contact Daniela Campos at and/or Adriana Romero at  

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Spring 2023: 


The Latin America Colloquium meets in hybrid format from 12 pm-1 pm every other Monday. You are welcome to join us in person (where applicable) or via Zoom. The link is provided below.

Feb 06: Adriana Romero: “Transitional Justice as ‘Justice Orthopedics’” | 8108 Sewell Social Sciences Building

Feb 20: Markus Ciesielski: “Mapping Recent Simultaneities of Law and Inequality in Latin America. Challenges for Theory and Research” | Remote Only

Mar 06:  TBD | 8108 Sewell Social Sciences Building

Mar 27: Marino Miranda: “The Construction of Urban and Rural Education in Mexico and the US at the Turn of the Twentieth Century” | 8108 Sewell Social Sciences Building

Apr 10: Madeline Soiney: “Decolonizing Dominicanidad: Anti-Blackness and Linguistic Violence against Haitians in the Dominican Republic” | 8108 Sewell Social Sciences Building

Apr 24: Nicolás Rueda: Title TBD | 8108 Sewell Social Sciences Building

Additional Information:


Fall 2022 


The Latin America Colloquium meets from 12 pm-1 pm every three Wednesdays. 

Sep 28: Ned Littlefield: “Reading O’Donnell in Contemporary Brazil: Bureaucratic Authoritarianism under Bolsonaro (2019-2022)”

    336 Ingraham Hall 

Oct 19: Juan Camilo Franco Gomez: “The Many Lives of the Agrarian Reform: Reordering Life, Labor, and Ecologies on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast (1961-2000)”

     Memorial Union 

Nov 9:  Will Baynard: “Understanding Zapatista Ideology and its Effect on Zapatista Assertions of Sovereignty and Indigeneity”

   336 Ingraham Hall

Nov 30: Carolina Hormaza: “German geography ideas on the agrarian colonization of Latin American between 1950 and 1970”

    336 Ingraham Hall     

Additional Information:

Zoom link: 

Meeting ID: 923 5348 0305 

Passcode: 643174