A Land of Contradiction? Reflecting on my Time in Bolivia: Guest Blog by Cian Warfield

I thought I understood Bolivia. At least, in the months and years preceding my three-month trip there in late 2017, I had read extensively about Evo Morales and the indigenous revolution which swept through the social and political landscape of the country with such unstoppable force over twelve-years ago. From that moment onwards, under the […]

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The Politics and Poetics of Digital Indigeneity in Latin America – by Thea Pitman

I’ve been interested in the ways in which indigenous communities across Latin America use the internet and other new information and communication technologies since I started research on Latin American digital cultural production, and cultures more generally, back in 2005. At that time, all I really knew about internet use in Latin America was the […]

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Sonia E. Alvarez in Glasgow – Turning to Feminisms: Re-visioning Cultures, Power, and Politics in Latin America, reported by Rebecca DeWald

As part of her self-confessed marathon of lectures and talks in the UK, Sonia E. Alvarez, Leonard J. Horwitz Professor of Latin American Politics and Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was kind enough to stop over at the Translating Feminism Network at the […]

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Reflections: Latin American Indigeneities Workshop by Cian Warfield

As we reflect on Indigenous People’s Day (October 10, 2016), Cian has written a blog about the Latin American Indigeneities Workshop at UCC. _________________________________________________________________ Thursday, 6 October 2016 The Centre for Mexican Studies, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (UCC) in collaboration with The Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre, The Study of Religions Department (UCC). The blueprint […]

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‘No eres de aquí? A solo adventure to Teotihuacan’ by Harriet Smart

‘No eres de aquí, verdad?’ ‘No, soy inglesa’ ‘Ahhh… y viajas SOLA?’ Dawn was breaking quickly over the Teotihuacan pyramids, one of Mexico’s breath-taking archaeological sites and, armed with my sister’s SLR camera, I was in a hurry to get inside its gates to capture the moment. In keeping with my usual meticulous planning, I […]

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Textual Equality: Latin America translates/translated – Guest Blog by Rebecca DeWald

My way into Latin American studies was through Borges. But it is contemporary Argentine writers who kept my interest in the subject fired. I am a translator and fascinated by anything involving language transfers, but also translations of ideas, thoughts, concepts, art forms and anything that can be reshaped, remodelled and redrafted. Like many other […]

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