Merienda Brown-Bag Lectures

Meriendas are back on Thursdays at Noon!

The Center's Merienda lectures, held the first Thursday of the month during the fall and spring semesters, provide an opportunity for invited students, faculty, community members and visiting scholars to share their experiences and research in Latin America.

The speakers represent a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. Presentations typically last 40-45 minutes and allow for audience questions at the end. A simple lunch of rice and beans is served.

Meriendas take place in Bailey Hall, Room 318 on Thursdays from 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm.

For Merienda photos, please see our event photos.

Meriendas are back on Thursdays at Noon!

The Center's Merienda lectures, held the first Thursday of the month during the fall and spring semesters, provide an opportunity for invited students, faculty, community members and visiting scholars to share their experiences and research in Latin America.

The speakers represent a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. Presentations typically last 40-45 minutes and allow for audience questions at the end. A simple lunch of rice and beans is served.

Meriendas take place in Bailey Hall, Room 318 on Thursdays from 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm.

For Merienda photos, please see our event photos.

Spring 2017

  • January 19 - Laura Herlihy, CLACS. "The New Colonization of Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast."
  • February 9 - Paula Cupertino, Preventative Medicine and Public Health, KUMC. “TBD.”
  • March 2 - Clara Irazábal Zurita, Architecture, Urban Planning, and Design, UMKC. "TBD."
  • April 6 - Viviana Grieco, History, UMKC. "Francisco de Paula Sanz.  Image, Emotions, and Power."
  • May 4 - Manuela Gonzalez-Bueno, Curriculum and Teaching, Foreign Language Education, KU. "The reunion of an Andalusian with her own dialect."

Fall 2016

  • September 8 - Randy David, Anthropology. "Correlates of Chikungunya infection and transmission in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic." Watch Video.
  • October 19 - Bob Augelli, Business. “Business and Culture in Cuba”
  • November 3 - Chris Brown, Geography and Environmental Studies. "A year living and working in Brazil."
  • December 8 - Phillip Duncan, Linguistics. "Patterns of case and agreement in Me'phaa."

Spring 2016

  • January 29 - Diana Restrepo-Osorio. "Sostenible or sustentable? The state of water sources and distribution in cattle ranching operations of Colombia, Paraguay, and Uruguay.”
  • February 5 - Josie Kapicka, Matt Fahrenbruch, Will Fleming, and Laura Herlihy, “Language and Culture in Nicaragua: Student Research from the Atlantic Coast.”
  • February 12 - Will Penner and Silvia Sánchez-Díaz. "Sustainable Development in rural Guatemala"
  • February 19 - Mugur Geana. "Knowledge, barriers to prevention, and sources of information about dengue in rural Costa Rica."
  • February 26 - Brett Bias. "Good Catholics, Bad Behavior: The Role of Sacrilege and Blasphemy in the Lived Religion of Colonial Mexico."
  • March 4 - Jennifer Abercrombie Foster. "'Los adjetivos son complicados:’ Feminist and Feminine Movements in Cuba.”
  • March 25 - Stand Herd. “Earthworks and the Olympics: Making ‘Young Woman of Brazil.’"
  • April 1  David Cooper. "Whose Water? Whose Rights? A Comparative Analysis of Conflicts over National Water Policy in Ecuador and Peru."
  • April 8 - Taylor Tappan, Matt Fahrenbruch, and Aída Ramos-Viera.“Land tenure in Costa Rica’s Alto Chirripó.”
  • April 15 - Steve Scott, "The religious, social, and musical characteristics of Festa de São João (St. John’s Festival) for the Indigenous Xucuru tribe of Northern Brazil."
  • April 22 - Cécile Accilien. "TBA."
  • April 29 - Nate Frieburger. "TBA."

Fall 2015

Spring 2015


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