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GSN MONDAY MAILER FEBRUARY 10 2014

Posted by administrador on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in News.

FINAL REMINDER ABOUT DUES
PLEASE DON’T FORGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  GSN Membership Dues: 2014 deadline is January 31, 2014. 
The GSN needs your dues. We have more than 400 folks on the list, and I get new addresses every day!!!! The GSN is thriving – we were able to host the conference in Antigua this summer – and thanks in part your renewed financial support.   We have a budget, great meetings at LASA and AAAs, an active steering committee and a great means of communication via Facebook, but we need your dues.

ALL DUES GO TO PROGRAMMING (conferences and meetings), the MAYA EDCUATIONAL FOUNDATION, and SUPPORT FOR GUATEMALANS TO TRAVEL to the US for conferences.  No member or office is getting paid or receiving anything for this effort. We have administration costs that the folks at Heifer Int'l would be jealous of.
 
GSN Dues:  Dues are $50 for non-students, $25 for students. 
 
Pay via Paypal: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/gsn/annual-membership-dues
 
Pay by check: make check out to Avery Dickins de Girón and mail to her at: PMB 351806; 2301 Vanderbilt Place; Nashville, TN 37235-1806. 
 
1.       LINKS
2.       EXPERT WITNESS HELP NEEDED ON MAYA CHILD LABORERS AND GANGS IN XELA
3.       POP0L WUJ SEMINAR AT URL CALL FOR COLLABORATION (SEE ATTATCHED)
4.       INTERESTING POSTINGS ON GUATEMALAN JUSTICE SYSTEM FROM UDV SOCIOLOGIST
5.       UDV CONFERENCE ON THE WORK OF JOAQUIN NOVAL NEXT WEEK (SEE ATTACHED)
 
6.       NEW ADDRESS FOR UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA STUDY ABROAD IN ANTIGUA PROGRAM
7.       OSEA SUMMER FIELDSCHOOLS IN YUCATAN  


 
1.       A COUPLE OF LINKS
a.       GUATEMALAN COURT UPHOLDS TOP PROSECUTOR’S OUSTER http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/08/3920832/guatemalan-court-upholds-top-prosecutors.html#storylink=cpy
b.      EX GUATEMALAN SOLDIER WILL BE SENTENCED FOR LYING ON US CITIZENSHIP FORMS ABOUT MASSACRE
http://www.tribtown.com/view/story/1ff41c69d695487583655352d2491138/US–Guatemala-Massacre
c.       GUATEMALAN COURT RULES TO CURB CRUSADER http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/world/americas/guatemala-court-rules-against-official.html?ref=americas&_r=0


  
2.       EXPERT WITNESS HELP NEEDED ON MAYA CHILD LABORERS AND GANGS IN XELA
 
My name is Ben Walton and I am a law clerk with the Immigration Law Project at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA).
 
We are looking for expert materials regarding Guatemalan gangs in Cajola, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, and for information or ideas regarding indigenous child laborers as a particular social group that has been targeted by gangs.
 
Please contact me at bwalton@mylegalaid.org or Rebecca Scholtz at rscholtz@mylegalaid.org if you are able to provide information/expertise.
 
Your help is greatly appreciated.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ben Walton
Law Clerk
MMLA Immigration Law Project


 
3.       POP0L WUJ SEMINAR AT URL CALL FOR COLLABORATION (SEE ATTATCHED)


 
4.       INTERESTING POSTINGS ON GUATEMALAN JUSTICE SYSTEM FROM UDV SOCIOLOGIST
 
) Rodrigo Véliz, a fellow anthropologist from Del Valle with a masters in Sociology from Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, has been writing for a while from Centro de Medios Independientes about Guatemala's justice system  (following different cases). Thought it might be of interest of the GNSers to know about his last piece.

http://cmiguate.org/a-que-se-deben-los-recientes-ataques-al-ministerio-publico-politica-de-seguridad-y-la-gestion-de-paz-y-paz/

http://cmiguate.org/?s=Rodrigo+Veliz  


 
5.       UDV CONFERENCE ON THE WORK OF JOAQUIN NOVAL NEXT WEEK (SEE ATTACHED)
 
La Cátedra Joaquín Noval (description included) will be having a open sessions on February 24th and 25th. All interested in presenting an analysis on his anthropological or political work, as well on the overall context of his work, can present their summaries next week, Feb. 15th at antropologiadeguatemala@gmail.com . You will find in this email a general description of the event as well as the publicity for the event.


 
6.       NEW ADDRESS FOR UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA STUDY ABROAD IN ANTIGUA PROGRAM
 
Due to CIRMA's cancellation of the CIRMA-UA Study Abroad Program, this email account will cease to be active as of March 1, 2014.  The University of Arizona is seeking to relaunch this unique and transformative program with another Guatemalan partner. Please direct all future email to me about Study Abroad or any other concern at jjcasolo@gmail.com.  Thanks.
 
Dado que CIRMA ha cancelado su Programa de Study Abroad con la Universidad de Arizona, esta cuenta de correo electrónico cesará de ser activa a partir del 1 de marzo, 2014.  La Universidad de Arizona está buscando reiniciar este programa único y transformador con otra institución socia Guatemalteca.  Por favor dirija todo correo a mi persona en el futuro sea sobre Study Abroad u otro asunto a jjcasolo@gmail.com. Gracias


Jennifer Casolo, PhD
Directora y Catedrática de Geografía
CIRMA-Programa Study Abroad
5a. Calle Oriente No. 5 
Antigua, Guatemala
Tel: (502) 7832-8225
Fax: (502) 7832-2083
Email: jcasolo@cirma.org.gt
 
 
Investigadora Asociada
Instituto de Estudios Humanísticos
Universidad Rafael Landívar
Zona 16, Ciudad de Guatemala
Tel: (502) 5997-9638


7.       OSEA SUMMER FIELDSCHOOLS IN YUCATAN
 
OSEA Summer 2014 Ethnography Field School
now offers students the opportunity to participate as researchers–in–training in one of three ongoing research projects.  Students choose an area and issue of research and then through close mentoring develop their own research project that is conducted either as an individual or in a team.  Students are trained in specific research methodologies of ethnographic interviewing, participant observation, visual ethnography, photo documentation, and questionnaire surveys. 
Open to undergrads, grads and post-graduates  in all social science and humanities.
Enroll in 4 or 7 Week Program, choose you research project:
·         Emergent Cultures  Research on Cultural Creativity & Innovation with focus on Sexualities, Subjectivities, Rural Cosmopolitanism as livid experience; use of smart technologies and devices by youth, transnational cultures, LGBT community
·         Sustainable Community Tourism. Student researchers work with community to develop community tourism resources; use of visual ethnography (photography, video) to create tourism presence in social media and internet; research on tourist experiences at Chichén Itzá and Yucatán
·         Health, Healing, Belief  Ethnography of Tradition At Juncture with Globalization; students conduct research in Anthropology of Food, Medical Pluralism, life history related to Illness & Cure
Read Student Comments & Endorsements
We encourage interested graduate students to contact OSEA director in order to craft your participation in the OSEA research projects to fit your thesis and dissertation objectives
 
Enrollment Deadline:  February 24, 2014
www.osea-cite.org/apply/
 
·      Intensive Maya Immersion (6 week program)
·       Intensive Spanish Short Courses (7 and 12 day course)
·       Teach English Community Action and Service Learning
·       Courses Accreditation with the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
·       Homestay Immersion
·       Spanish is required
·       Interested Graduate Students contact OSEA Director 
 
Email us with your questions!  onlineapps@osea-cite.org

www.osea-cite.org
 
Quetzil E. Castañeda 
Director and Associate Professor, OSEA
Lecturer, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Indiana University
Convener, Anthropology of Tourism Interest Group, AAA
quetzil@osea-cite.org  


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

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