2022-23 Event Series

Image from "Três Tigres Tristes." (Image courtesy of Carneiro Verdes Filmes.)

The 2022-2023 Academic Year has a full and diverse program of events. 

Some events are online via Zoom, and some are in-person. 

New Vocabularies, New Grammars: Imagining Other Worlds

This academic year programming will focus on critics and intellectuals who, in their forms of writing and thinking, undo the divisions and separations between disciplines and genres, and between political action and intellectual engagement. In this practice of border/crossing, new languages and grammars can be imagined to signify other worlds to resist and oppose the imposed violence of colonial epistemes. These scholars, critics, and political actors offer a dynamism of the indeterminacy, inviting practices that bring together words and worlds. Each visit will have two components, a lecture and, the following day, a seminar led by the guest speaker with readings material available by those who sign up.

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

March 9 | Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman

Unwalling Citizenship

Teddy Cruz is a Professor of the Visual Arts Department at the UC San Diego.

Fonna Forman is a Professor of the Political Science Department and Director of the Center on Global Justice at UC San Diego.

Mar 16-17 | Lorgia García Peña

Dr. Lorgia García Peña is the Mellon Associate Professor of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Studies at Tufts University. She examines the legacies of colonialism and slavery as they shape the lives of Latinx people, particularly Black Latinx, in the diaspora.

Apr 13-14 | Marisol de la Cadena 

Dr. Marisol de la Cadena is an anthropologist working through what she calls “ontological openings,” interested in ethnographic concepts – those that blur the distinction between theory and the empirical because they are not without the latter.

Novedades/Lançamentos: New Scholarship @ Berkeley

This series will highlight new work from UC Berkeley scholars on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Fall 2022

Sep 15 | Rebecca Herman

Cooperating with the Colossus. A Social and Political History of US Military Bases in World War II Latin America

Dr. Rebecca Herman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at UC Berkeley. Her work explores twentieth-century Latin American social and political history in a global context, probing the intersections between grand narratives and local history.

Sep 28 | Ramsey McGlazer

The Critique of Coloniality: Eight Essays (English translation)

Dr. Ramsey McGlazer is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. He writes about twentieth-century European and Latin American literature, film, and critical theory. 

Spring 2023

TBA | Courtney Desiree Morris

To Defend this Sunrise: Black Women’s Activism and the Authoritarian Turn in Nicaragua

Courtney Desiree Morris is a visual/conceptual artist and an assistant professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley.

Mar 2 | Cori Hayden

The Spectacular Generic. Pharmaceuticals and the Simipolitical in Mexico

Cori Hayden is Professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley.

Apr 20 | Diana Negrín

Racial Alterity, Wixarika Youth Activism and the Right to the Mexican City

Diana Negrín is a lecturer in the Department of Geography at UC Berkeley.


The CineLatino Film Series provides access to Latin American films, challenging stereotypes and providing new perspectives on the region.

Fall 2022

Aug 26  |Três Tigres Tristes

Director Gustavo Vinagre will be in conversation with Lázaro González, a P.h.D candidate in the Film & Media Department at UC Berkeley. 

Sept 28 | Films of Ana Vaz 

Director Ana Vaz will be in conversation (pre-recorded) with Nicolás Pereda, Associate Professor of the Film & Media Department at UC Berkeley.  

Oct 28 |First Time Home

Directors will be in conversation after the screening. 

Nov 18 | Dos Estaciones

Director Juan Pablo González will be in conversation with Nicolás Pereda, Associate Professor of the Film & Media Department at UC Berkeley.

Spring 2023


Faculty and Student Series

Event series organized by Berkeley faculty and students, cosponsored by CLAS

Spring 2023

Seminar with Dr. Rocío Moreno

In this series, Dr. Rocío Moreno (Coca) will lead lectures, movies and a public talk that center the themes of history, identity and territory within the resistance movements that are led today by Indigenous women in Mexico. Moreno received her doctorate in Social Sciences from the University of Guadalajara in 2022 and is the concejala representative from Mezcala for the Congreso Nacional Indígena (CNI-CIG). In April 2022, she sought refuge in northern California following retaliation for her work in securing Coca land rights in Lake Chapala, Mexico.

This event is organized by Dr. Diana Negrín, affiliate faculty in the Department of Georgraphy who specializes in topics related to territory, ethnicity, and social movements in Western Mexico. 

More information coming soon!

Spring 2023

Latin American Natures in Times of Environmental Crisis

Through an interdisciplinary approach, the proposed event series interrogates how people from different positionalities in Latin America address pressing environmental issues. Over three installments throughout the academic year, we will invite scholars who, in their forms of researching, writing, and engaged scholarship, are studying struggles for territorial and water rights, dignified livelihoods, food sovereignty, and environmental knowledge. Our event series will emphasize how approaching these pressing environmental problems involves an articulation of humans and more-than humans.

Organizing Team:
Alejandro García, Ph.D. Candidate, ESPM, UC Berkeley.
Andrés Caicedo, Ph.D. Student, ESPM, UC Berkeley.
María Villalpando, Ph.D. Student, Energy and Resources Program, UC Berkeley.
Ángela Castillo, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley.

More information coming soon!