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

Nov 3 | 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.

Nov TBA | Deepak Lamba-Nieves

Dr. Deepak Lamba-Nieves is the Research Director & Churchill G. Carey, Jr. Chair in Economic Development Research at the Center for a New Economy. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Puerto Rico’s Graduate School of Planning.

Spring 2023

Mar 3 | 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.

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.

Novedades/Lançamentos: New Scholarship @ Berkeley

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

Fall 2022

Aug 25 | 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. 

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.

Spring 2023



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 30 | Three short films from 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