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GSN MONDAY MAILER 4/23/2012

Posted by on Monday, April 23, 2012 in News, Uncategorized.

1.       Good piece from Alma Guilleroprieto on Guatemala and The War on drugs from the NYRB

2.       Great looking new book from CIRMA director  and GSN’er JT Way from Duke University Press

3.       Colby College looking for a LAtinAmericanist/ Anthropologist

4.       University of Texas/ Casa Herrera in Antigua looking for a Guatemalanist for Lecturer position

5.       Two Bay Area conversations on First-Language Use in Guatemalan Healthcare and Development, by Dr. Peter Rohloff

6.       HUFFINGTON POST AND PETITION EFFORT ON MAJOR LEGAL CASE REGARDING ILLEGAL US/GUAT MEDICAL EXPERIMENTATION

7.       AMNESTY INT’L AND THE MARLIN MINE IN GUATEMALA

 

 

 

 

1.       Good piece from Alma Guilleroprieto on Guatemala and The War on drugs from the NYRB

 

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/apr/12/latin-america-end-drug-war/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=April+17+2012&utm_content=April+17+2012+CID_131de9a48824fab39c47ea3a00e1dade&utm_source=Email+marketing+software&utm_term=An+End+to+the+War+on+Drugs

 

 

2.       Greal looking new book from CIRMA director  and GSN’er JT Way from Duke University Press

 

  • The Mayan in the Mall: Globalization, Development, and the Making of Modern Guatemala

·         Description

In The Mayan in the Mall, J. T. Way traces the creation of modern Guatemala from the 1920s to the present through a series of national and international development projects. Way shows that, far from being chronically underdeveloped, this nation of stark contrasts—where shopping malls and multinational corporate headquarters coexist with some of the Western hemisphere’s poorest and most violent slums—is the embodiment of globalized capitalism.

Using a wide array of historical and contemporary sources, Way explores the multiple intersections of development and individual life, focusing on the construction of social space through successive waves of land reform, urban planning, and economic policy. He moves from Guatemala City’s poorest neighborhoods and informal economies (run predominantly by women) to a countryside still recovering from civil war and anti-Mayan genocide, encompassing such artifacts of development as the modernist Pan-American Highway and the postmodern Grand Tikal Futura, a Mayan-themed shopping mall ringed by gated communities and shanty towns. Capitalist development, he concludes, has dramatically reshaped the country’s physical and social landscapes, engendering poverty, ethnic regionalism, and genocidal violence—and positioned Guatemala as a harbinger of globalization’s future.

About The Author(s)

J. T. Way is a History Professor and Director at CIRMA (Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica/Mesoamerican Research Center) in Antigua, Guatemala; Faculty Affiliate at the University of Arizona; and Founder and President of The John T. Way Global Education Foundation, Inc.

 

 

3.       Colby College looking for a LAtinAmericanist/ Anthropologist

 

Colby College, Cultural Anthropology One-year Position

The Department of Anthropology at Colby College invites applications for a
one-year position starting September 1, 2012, pending final budgetary
approval. Preference to applicants with completed Ph.D.; advanced ABD will
be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to teach five
courses over the academic year, including Introduction to Cultural
Anthropology, and four other courses determined in conjunction with
departmental needs and the candidate's areas of interest. We particularly
encourage candidates with demonstrated research and teaching expertise in
Latin America. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of
teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching skills and accomplishment, and
three letters of reference to Mary Beth Mills, Chair, Anthropology Search
Committee, Department of Anthropology, Colby College, 4700 Mayflower Hill,
Waterville, ME 04901. We strongly encourage electronic submission and other
inquiries to:
anthropologysearch@colby.edu.  Review of applications will
begin on April 23, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. * Colby
is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to
excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and
nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other
under-represented groups*. For more information about the College, please
visit the Colby Web site:
www.colby.edu.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

4.       University of Texas/ Casa Herrera in Antigua looking for a Guatemalanist for Lecturer position
Job Information

 

Job Type: Non-Tenure Track

Job Rank: Lecturer

Job ID: (0) 12031300001

College: Fine Arts

College URL: http://www.finearts.utexas.edu/

Department/Unit: Art and Art History

Department/Unit URL: http://www.finearts.utexas.edu/aah/

Closing Date: 06/01/2012

Field of Specialization: Art History, Mexico and Central America

Job Description:

Lecturer. Art History in the area of Art, Art History , Anthropology of Mexico and Central America. Candidate should have a Ph.D.or ABD and demonstrated excellence in research and in teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidate must be fluent in Spanish and English. Salary commensurate with experience. Start date to be determined. The successful candidate is expected to teach a variety of undergraduate courses involving art, history or culture of Mexico and Central America. This position will be teaching in our campus in Antigua, Guatemala. Possibility for teaching undergraduate courses at the Austin campus in the future.

Applicant Instructions:

Interested applicants are invited to send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of three references to: Chair, Casa Herrera Search Committee; The University of Texas at Austin; Department of Art and Art History; 1 University Station, D-1300; Austin, Texas, 78712-0337. UT is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are especially invited to apply.

 

 

 

5.       Two Bay Area conversations on First-Language Use in Guatemalan Healthcare and Development, by Dr. Peter Rohloff

 

On Thursday, May 24 please join us for a conversation on First-Language Use in Guatemalan Healthcare and Development, by Dr. Peter Rohloff, M.D. Ph.D.

Dr. Rohloff holds doctorates in Pathobiology/Parasitology and Medicine from the University of Illinois. He is a Clinical Fellow at the Harvard University School of Medicine and is a resident at Children’s Hospital Boston (pediatrics) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (internal medicine). His research and clinical interests include health care delivery in Central America, the ethnography of chronic disease, type 2 diabetes management and child malnutrition. He speaks Spanish, Kaqchikel and K’ichee’.

 

Dr. Rohloff began working in Guatemala ten years ago. In 2007, he co-founded the organization Wuqu’ Kawoq (www.wk-guatemala.org) and has since held the position as Medical Director and lead 

physician.

 

Topics to be discussed:

·       Geography and Language Presence

·       Language Utilization and What it Means for Healthcare and Development Work

·       The Effect of Language on Access to Services

·       Resource Availability

 

Talk 1:  Palo Alto, 10 -11:30am

The Third Door

131 Lytton Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94301

ph: (650) 352-1241

 

Talk 2:  San Francisco, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

333 Valencia Street, Suite 250

San Francisco, CA 94103-3547

ph: (415) 824-8384

Admission to the event is free of charge – preregistration is required at www.MayaHealth.org/paloalto or www.MayaHealth.org/sf

 

6.       HUFFINGTON POST AND PETITION EFFORT ON MAJOR LEGAL CASE REGARDING ILLEGAL US/GUAT MEDICAL EXPERIMENTATION

 

A piece in the Huffington Post just went up about our Guatemala case – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-kovalik/the-united-states-and-guatemala_b_1431068.html

 

It includes a link to the video about the case as well: http://vimeo.com/40486458

 

Thank you again for your support in this important matter. We sincerely appreciate the help of your group with its specific focus on Guatemala.

 

We invite you to share this widely and let people know that they can get to the Change.org petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fair-compensation-for-guatemalan-victims-of-us-medical-experimentation

 

Best,
Piper

 

 

Piper M. Hendricks

Conrad & Scherer, LLP/International Rights Advocates

1156 15th Street NW, Suite 502

Washington, DC 20005

Ph: 202-527-7986

Fax: 866-803-1125

 

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7.       AMNESTY INT’L AND THE MARLIN MINE IN GUATEMALA

 

Amnesty International is collecting symbolic "votes" on a shareholder resolution asking Goldcorp to disclose plans for the closure of the Marlin Mine. They will submit the signatures they have collected on April 26, so please sign on now and pass this along to friends and colleagues.

 

http://www.amnesty.ca/iwriteforjustice/take_action.php?actionid=864&type=Internal

Lisa Maya Knauer

Associate Professor of Anthropology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2011 Fulbright Scholar

 

Read about my work and experiences in Guatemala:  http://guatebuenaguatemaya.blogspot.com

 

 

 

Thomas A. Offit Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Anthropology

Baylor University

(254) 710-6226

 

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