Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies

V Latin American Cultural Colloquium

Luis E. Cárcamo-Huechante is a scholar of Mapuche origin who grew up in Tralcao, a rural village in the River Region of Valdivia in southern Chile. Since 2009, he teaches Latin American and indigenous literatures and cultures at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2007, Professor Cárcamo-Huechante published his own book, Tramas del mercado: imaginación económica, cultura pública y literatura en el Chile de fines del siglo veinte (Santiago: Editorial Cuarto Propio), and co-edited a volume of essays entitled El valor de la cultura: arte, literatura y mercado en América Latina (with Alvaro Fernández-Bravo and Alejandra Laera, Rosario, Argentina: Beatriz Viterbo Editora, 2007).  He is a member of the editorial boards of the Latin American Literary Review, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, Revista Atenea, and Taller de Letras. He is currently Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies at UT-Austin and a founding member of the Comunidad de Historia Mapuche (CHM), which is a collective of indigenous, Mapuche researchers based in Temuco, southern Chile.

For more information about the Program in Native American and Indigenous Studies at UT, go to, http://liberalarts.utexas.edu/nais/.

For more informaton on Comunidad de Historia Mapuche, see: https://www.comunidadhistoriamapuche.cl

Dr Cárcamo-Huechante will open proceedings with a Keynote address in English on Monday 21st May, followed by a Masterclass on Tuesday 22nd May. The Keynote will be delivered in English and the Masterclass will require reading ability in Spanish. A full programme will be uploaded shortly, but in the meantime, save the date!

The event is free and open to undergraduates, postgraduates and early career researchers especially interested in Latin American Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies. However, pre-registration is necessary. A booking link via Eventbrite will be live shortly.

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro

V Latin American Cultural Colloquium

Join us for this year's Latin American Cultural Colloquium, with guest speaker Dr Luis Cárcamo-Huechante, from University of Texas-Austin.