HIA Weekly Announcement

I hope to see many of you today, Friday October 6th, at the HIA Fall Reception, 3-5 at the International House. (Parking is tight so please try to walk or ride bike.) And please check out the many events and opportunities listed below.

HIA counts on a new program coordinator, Nicole Dyer, and three undergraduate assistants, Paulina Belloso, Camila Gutiérrez, and Citlali Medina. In addition, we are pleased to host João Teixeira from Brasilia for the academic year.

  • Nicole is new to the campus but not UCD, having worked previously at UC Davis Health. When not at HIA she takes cake-decorating classes in the evening.
  • Paulina is a junior pursuing a double major in International Relations and History, with a minor in Economics. Her parents are from Jalisco, Mexico, and she enjoys mariachi music and tortas ahogadas. She wants a career where she can help both of her countries build a better future.
  • Camila is majoring in History with a minor in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies. She has always had an interest in Latin America because she moved from Peru to the United States and has helped her parents navigate this country.
  • Citlali Medina is a fourth year double major in Psychology and Communications. She is interested in Latin America because she grew up learning about her heritage. She would like to be a therapist and practice in Latin America.
  • João is a journalist for some of the most prestigious Brazilian news media. He studied at the University of Missouri – Columbia and The American University (Washington, D.C.) with the support of the Fulbright Commission. He taught at the School of Journalism of Universidade de Brasília and in recent years worked in public relations and public affairs at the Brazilian Senate, an institution that signed a MOU with UC Davis in 2014.

Please stop by HIA or the reception later today to meet them.



Fall 2017 Events & Announcements


Friday, October 6
Community Room,
International House
10 College Park
Davis, CA 95616

HIA Fall Welcome 2017

The UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas will once again be hosting our Fall Welcome reception with refreshments and fun. It will be a great chance to catch up with colleagues, learn about our activities, and help us welcome new faces, including more than 20 new faculty who study Latin America! HIA Faculty, Undergrads, Graduate Students, Postdocs, and anyone interested in Latin America are welcome to join us.



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AAS 180: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America

Instructed by Bettina Ng’weno

Fall 2017:
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Hart Hall 1150

CRN #: 62506



ThursdayOctober 19
Andrews Conference Room
2203 Social Sciences and Humanities

Intergenerational Mobility Across Three Continents: Were the Americas Exceptional?

Presented by Santiago Pérez (UC Davis)

Professor Pérez will discuss the rates of intergenerational occupational mobility of 1869-1895 Argentina compared to those of 1850-1880 U.S., 1851-1881 U.K., and 1865-1900 Norway. He will also talk about the large differences in rates of intergenerational occupational mobility across regions of Argentina.

Hosted by the Institute for Social Sciences and the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas

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Monday, October 9
Room 1301
King Hall

Indigenous Peoples Day

The Aoki Center will celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and host a noon panel entitled, “Indigenous Peoples Day: Exposing the Deceit of European ‘Discovery,’” as well as an afternoon lecture by Judge William Fletcher of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Refreshments will be served after the afternoon lecture.

If you are interested in going to the event,complete the RSVP form before October 6.

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Monday, October 9
Della Davidson Studio,
Nelson Hall
UC Davis Arboretum

Click here to RSVP

PFS Forum: Xandra Ibarra/La Chica Boom

Oakland-based performance artist Xandra Ibarra/La Chica Boom will present on her work at the PFS Forum. Her multiple works teeter between abjection and joy and problematizes the borders between proper and improper racial, gender, and queer subject. For more information on the artist, please visit:http://www.xandraibarra.com/

The presentation will be followed by a discussion. Pizza will be served.

Co-sponsored by Chicana/o Studies Department & The Hemispheric Institute on the Americas



Deadline to submit: October 15

Call for papers by the Institute of Andean Studies 
The Institute for Andean Studies is requesting papers and posters on Andean archaeology and closely related fields.

These papers and posters will be presented for the Institute of Andean Studies 58th annual meeting on January 5 and 6, 2018 at UC Berkeley.

Click here to for more details on submissions



Monday, October 30
Tuesday, October 31
Location: TBA

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University of Sydney & UC Davis Migration Workshop

The focus of the two-day University of Sydney and UC Davis Migration Workshop is on social justice and migration. Topics of discussion might include:

Migration and Human Rights: Refugees/Internally Displaced
Migration and Human Rights: Access and Exclusion
Migration and Labor in Rural/Agricultural Contexts
Migration and Labor in Urban Contexts

If these topics are of interest for you, attend this two-day workshop where you could discuss them.



Deadline to submit: November 1

Contact Kimberly Bale if you have any questions about the application or the fellowship.

UCGHI 2017-18 GloCal Health Fellowship
Apply for the UCGHIA GloCal Health Fellowship. The GloCal Health Fellowship gives global health researchers interdisciplinary education and skills in experimental research in improving health for many people in various countries across the globe. This fellowship is an opportunity to develop a career in global health research.

Click here to learn about the application process



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Fall Quarter 2017 Courses for the HIA Minor

Interested in the Latin America and Hemispheric Studies (LAHS) Minor? Take a look the list of courses offered this quarter that can help you complete the minor.





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HIA Undergraduate Advising Center
Did you know that there is a group of dedicated advisors for HIA students who are interested in learning more about the HIA minor?

The East Asian Studies, Economics, History, and HIA Undergraduate Advising Center is located in2216 Social Sciences and Humanities Building. Staff advisors are available to assist you with various student services related to the minor including academic planning, petition review, course selection, career pathway development, and special study progress.

To schedule an appointment please email or call (530)752-9241






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