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GSN MONDAY MAILER JANUARY 28 2013

Posted by administrador on Monday, January 28, 2013 in News.

1.      REMINDER: GSN DUES FOR 2013
2.      REMINDER: GSN DIRECTORY
3.      REMINDER GSN MEETING IN GUATEMALA
4.      URGENT REPOST: IMMIGRATION LAWYER NEEDS HELP WITH CASE ON LAND DISPURE WITH ZETA MEMBER IN THE PETEN
5.       INCAP RELATED SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH
6.      OSEA SEEKS FILMAKER FOR ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM
 

1.      GSN DUES FOR 2013

 

2013 Dues:  January is the month to pay your annual GSN membership dues.  Cost is $50 for professionals/non-students and $25 for students/unemployed; membership is
free for in Latin America.  You may pay via Paypal or check.

To pay via Paypal: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/gsn/annual-membership-dues
Please make checks to Guatemala Scholars Network and mail to:
Avery Dickins de Girón
Attention: GSN scholars
PMB 351806
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1806

You may also register for the conference at the same time you pay dues (see below).
If you have any questions regarding dues payments please contact Avery at avery.dickins-degiron@vanderbilt.edu


2.      GSN Directory: The GSN Directory (http://www.vanderbilt.edu/gsn/directory-of-members-2) allows members to post and update information about themselves and their work in Guatemala.  If you do not have access to post or update your information in the Directory, please send an email to Luis Velásquez at gsn.membership@gmail.com and he will send you a link.  Gracias Luis!
 


3.        GSN Conference: Pre-registration fees are $75 for professionals and $30 for students; registration is free for scholars in Latin America.  Your registration includes a dinner and lunch.  You must be a member to register for the conference.  The deadline to pre-register for the conference is May 15.  On-site registration is $100 for professionals and $50 for students.
 
Guatemala Scholars Network Conference 2013
Casa Herrera and possibly another site in Antigua, Guatemala
July 10-12, 2013

 

Program Description: The GSN’s second conference in Guatemala is intended to build on the success of our conference there in 2011 and to continue our work of connecting scholars working on Guatemala. Our primary goal is to create an inclusive and informal setting emphasizing exchange, discussion and networking. There will be a series of round tables with short discussion by panelists and then wide ranging discussion from the audience. Panels will be organized around a range of topics and will be announced as plans develop. There will be no formal call for panel or paper proposals, however, those interested in participating should contact the program committee members Todd Little-Siebold (tlittle-siebold @coa.edu ), Oscar Pelaez , and Tom Offit (Thomas_Offit@baylor.edu). Please send ideas and suggestions for panel topics to the committee as well.

Call for Proposals – New Research Workshop (For graduate students and younger scholars) There will also be a workshop devoted to highlighting the work of graduate students and younger scholars currently working in the field or writing up their work. Grad students and younger scholars interested in presenting at that workshop the should contact Todd Little-Siebold (tlittle-siebold@coa.edu). Each participant will be given the opportunity to do a brief (five minutes?) presentation on their research in a
workshop setting. There are fifteen to twenty spaces available for this workshop and space will be given out on a first come, first served basis. 
 


4.      URGENT REPOST: IMMIGRATION LAWYER NEEDS HELP WITH CASE ON LAND DISPURE WITH ZETA MEMBER IN THE PETEN
 
My firm is representing a Guatemalan Citizen who is currently in immigration detention. My client has a good case for withholding of removal, and passed a reasonable fear interview with Asylum officers.  In brief, he worked in land survey for the government of Peten. One of his projects involved a land dispute where a member of los Zetas was a party to the litigation. It appears that my client was harassed to provide favorable data in order for the narco to win the land dispute, but my client did not do so. Eventually the other party to the litigation was killed, and my client was harassed until he left the country. He is now seeking Asylum.



My firm is looking for a Guatemalan expert available to submit written testimony for January 16th, and be available for a phone hearing on January 23rd.  I might be able to push back these dates a bit further with the court if necessary.
 
Please contact me at oscar@diasporalaw.com or 908-248-2227 at the earliest convenience. I can send over my clients affidavit and reasonable fear findings.
 
Thank you,
Oscar Barbosa

Oscar J. Barbosa, Esq.
Immigration Attorney & Counselor
Diaspora Law

 

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5.       INCAP RELATED SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH

 

Subject: Extension aplicacion becas a programa doctorado

Estimados todos:
 
Les informo que como parte de un proyecto de capacitación de recursos humanos en la región centroamericana en el tema de enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles conjunto con la Universidad de Michigan, EUA y la Universidad de Lanus, Argentina, contamos con la disponibilidad de dos becas completas para el programa de doctorado en epidemiología en la Universidad de Michigan que inicia en septiembre 2013.
 
A la fecha, hemos tenido muy pocas aplicaciones por lo que estamos contactando a personas clave en los países para solicitar su apoyo en difundir la convocatoria que encontrará al finalizar este mensaje con el personal de su institución y otros contactos que usted considere le puedan interesar. O bien, si algunos de ustedes está interesado en aplicar.
 
Para la primera fase de selección se requiere que toda persona interesada envíe su CV y carta de interés antes del 15 de febrero del año en curso.
 
Cualquier duda o información adicional que requieran, estoy a las órdenes  miguel pastor [cujpastor@hotmail.com]
 

6.    OSEA Seeks Documentary Filmmaker for Ethnographic Film

 

Ideal for Masters Student in Film or Early Career Professional
The selected person will collaborate with the director and staff of OSEA to produce and edit an ethnographic film on Maya artists and artisans who create and market contemporary art and handicrafts at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, México.  The film is to focus on the revitalization of pre-Columbian Maya aesthetics that drives this contemporary Maya art tradition and the struggle of contemporary Maya to develop their art in the context of the massive international tourism industry of the region and the government promotion of tourist art for this market.  The film will have shared authorship with Dr. Quetzil Castañeda, director of OSEA—The Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology.  This is not an employment position.
Qualifications:  Significant training, practical experience, and expertise in:

·         Cinematography and production of film
·         postproduction editing of documentary or ethnographic film
·         use of professional digital video camera
·         use of professional sound production equipment
·         use of professional lighting equipment
·         use of Adobe Creative Suite 4/5 Production and other similar editing software
·         preproduction and production of documentary film
·         Spanish fluency

Time frame; The person must be able to participate in the OSEA Summer Field Study Abroad program in México during a 4 to 8 week period from June 2013 to early August 2013. Exact dates are negotiable.  Postproduction begins in August with completion in fall 2013 or spring 2014.

Interested Persons:  Please send a detailed cover letter discussing your credentials, experience, training, career/professional goals; your motivations and interests in collaborating with Castañeda and OSEA, as well as your understanding of how you can contribute to the project and OSEA research programs; either or both of an academic curriculum vitae and a professional resume, including a filmography of works you authored or participated in the creation; and contact info of three references. DVDs of completed documentary or artistic film or visual ethnographies, at least one.  Please ask your references to send letters directly by email.
Send documents in pdf to onlineapps@osea-cite.org .

Send hardcopies & DVD to Quetzil Castañeda, 2244 Martha Street, Bloomington IN 47408
·         Interested persons are encouraged to contact Castañeda at quetzil@osea-cite.org
·        READ ALL THE  Details at http://www.osea-cite.org/about/open_positions.php
·         Visit www.osea-cite.org – follow to "About" and "open positions"   http://www.osea-cite.org/about/osea_seeks_filmmaker_2013.php
 


 
Thomas A. Offit Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Baylor University
(254) 710-6226

 

 



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