Fall Merienda Speaker Series Returns
The Fall 2017 Merienda Speaker Series continues the tradition of showcasing speakers from KU who work and research in Latina/o communities in the United States, as well as Latin American and Caribbean countries, from diverse programs such as business, Spanish and Portuguese, art and design, and anthropology.
This Spring, CLACS welcomes:
All of the Meriendas will be held in Bailey Hall Room 318, with free food and refreshments provided.
For Merienda photos, please see our event photos.
The Spring 2018 dates are as follows: TBD
- September 15 - Melissa Birch, Business. "NAFTA: The Worst Trade Agreement?" Watch Video.
- September 28 - Omaris Zamora, Spanish and Portuguese. "Reppin' la Patria?: AfroLatinidad & Representation in US Media & Culture." Watch Video.
- October 11 - Tim Hossler, Art & Design. "Do you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Havana?" Watch Video.
- November 9 - Brent Metz, Anthropology. "How Do You Tell Who’s Indigenous in Latin America Anymore?" Watch Video.
- January 19 - Laura Herlihy, CLACS. "The New Colonization of Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast." Watch Video.
- February 9 - Paula Cupertino, Preventative Medicine and Public Health, KUMC. “Optimizing Treatment for Smoking Cessation in Kansas, Mexico, and Brazil.” Watch Video.
- March 2 - Clara Irazábal Zurita, Architecture, Urban Planning, and Design, UMKC. "Housing Brazil's Precariat: Social Movements and Restorative Justice." Watch Video.
- April 6 - Viviana Grieco, History, UMKC. "Francisco de Paula Sanz. Image, Emotions, and Power." Watch Video.
- September 8 - Randy David, Anthropology. "Correlates of Chikungunya infection and transmission in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic." Watch Video.
- October 19 - Bob Augelli, Business. “Business and Culture in Cuba” Watch Video.
- November 3 - Chris Brown, Geography and Environmental Studies. "A year living and working in Brazil." Watch Video.
- December 8 - Phillip Duncan, Linguistics. "Patterns of case and agreement in Me'phaa." Watch Video.
- January 29 - Diana Restrepo-Osorio. "Sostenible or sustentable? The state of water sources and distribution in cattle ranching operations of Colombia, Paraguay, and Uruguay.”
- February 5 - Josie Kapicka, Matt Fahrenbruch, Will Fleming, and Laura Herlihy, “Language and Culture in Nicaragua: Student Research from the Atlantic Coast.”
- February 12 - Will Penner and Silvia Sánchez-Díaz. "Sustainable Development in rural Guatemala"
- February 19 - Mugur Geana. "Knowledge, barriers to prevention, and sources of information about dengue in rural Costa Rica."
- February 26 - Brett Bias. "Good Catholics, Bad Behavior: The Role of Sacrilege and Blasphemy in the Lived Religion of Colonial Mexico."
- March 4 - Jennifer Abercrombie Foster. "'Los adjetivos son complicados:’ Feminist and Feminine Movements in Cuba.”
- March 25 - Stand Herd. “Earthworks and the Olympics: Making ‘Young Woman of Brazil.’"
- April 1 David Cooper. "Whose Water? Whose Rights? A Comparative Analysis of Conflicts over National Water Policy in Ecuador and Peru."
- April 8 - Taylor Tappan, Matt Fahrenbruch, and Aída Ramos-Viera.“Land tenure in Costa Rica’s Alto Chirripó.”
- April 15 - Steve Scott, "The religious, social, and musical characteristics of Festa de São João (St. John’s Festival) for the Indigenous Xucuru tribe of Northern Brazil."
- April 22 - Cécile Accilien. "TBA."
- April 29 - Nate Frieburger. "TBA."
- September 3 - Anita Herzfeld, “Mayhem, Mystery and Melodrama in Recent Argentine Politics.”
- September 17 - Tim Hossler, “Making A Poetic Guide to Havana.” Watch video
- October 1 - Élika Ortega-Guzmán, "Media Reframes: Carrión, Hostos, and Borges in the Twitter bot scene.” Watch video
- October 15 - Sergio Jara, "A Conversation with Paraguayan Artist Sergio Jara.”
- October 22 - Omar Gudino, Langston Hughes Visiting Professor of Psychology, “Adapting Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices for Latino Youth and Families.”
- November 5 - Meghan Farley Webb, “At Home Wives: Indigenous Men's Migration and Family Dynamics in Rural Guatemala.”
- November 19 - Ginett Pineda, “The eco-spiritual discourse in the Huarochirí Manuscript and its contribution to a characterization of the Pachamama in the Andes.” Watch video
- December 3 - Elizabeth Esch, "Anglo Saxons are Better in the Tropics': Fordism and Racial Performance in Brazil." Watch video
- January 29 - Ezekiel Stear, “The Doubly Chosen: Nahua Pantheism in the Crónica mexicayotl.”
- February 5 - Vanina Teglia, “Alternancias, contradicciones y transformaciones de los modelos de representación de la otredad en discursos encontrados de mediados del siglo XVI.”
- March 5 - M'Balia Thomas, "Globalization, the Cultural Imaginary, and the Challenge to Promote and Diversify U.S. Study Abroad."
- April 2 - Ludwin Molina, “National Identity and Immigration Policy: Enforcing Laws or Ethnocentric Exclusion?”
- April 16 - Jake Longaker, “Transgender Organizing and Public Policy in Latin America.”
- May 8 - Enrique Chaves-Carballo, “American Medicine and the Panama Canal: The Control of Yellow Fever, Malaria and Other Tropical Diseases.”