Author Series

CLACS Author Series

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is launching an Author Series to feature our considerable expertise as evidenced by recent publications in the field. This series is meant to give KU and the broader community insight into emerging research based in Latin America and the Caribbean. Please join us at one (or all) of our several events throughout the semester.

Brent Metz, Professor of Anthropology

Where Have the Eastern Mayas Gone?  The Labyrinth of Ch’orti’ Indigeneity and Mestizaje in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. University of Colorado Press. 2021

September 23 @ 4:00 p.m. in Bailey Hall 318


Rafael Acosta, Associate Professor of Spanish

Frontier Affects: Druglords, Cowboys and Desperadoes in the Mexico-U.S. Frontier. University of Notre Dame Press. South Bend, IN. 2021.

October 7 @ 4:00 p.m. in TBA


John Hoopes, Professor of Anthropology

Central American and Colombian Art at Dumbarton Oaks (co-editor with Colin McEwan), Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks 5, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Washington, DC. 2021 

Pre-Columbian Central America, Colombia, and Ecuador: Toward an Integrated Approach (co-editor with Colin McEwan), Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Washington, DC.), 2021

November 11 @ 4:00 p.m. in Bailey Hall 318