News & Events Archive

“Not in My Neighborhood” screening and panel discussion October 11, 2018

Award-winning director Kurt Orderson and co-producer Najma Nuriddin will participate in a panel discussion and Q&A along with Daniel Pasciuti (Georgia State), Alessandro Angelini (JHU Anthropology) and Ricardo Jacobs (JHU Sociology) following a screening of “Not in Our Neighborhood” (2018).– a documentary directed by Kurt Orderson.  The documentary cohesively facilitates an international dialogue on gentrification and spatial apartheid by exploring the parallels among the current urban environments in […]

Scholar to Discuss Global Histories of Economic Nationalism in Brazil

Melissa Teixeira, Prize Fellow at the Center for History and Economics at Harvard University and Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak about her current book project, a comparative, transnational and global history of how social scientists, intellectuals, jurists, and politicians in Brazil and Portugal responded to economic and political crises in the wake of […]

Américas: A Call for Submissions

Américas: The Johns Hopkins Journal of Latin American Studies is accepting submissions until February 18. All manuscripts and inquiries should be sent to

Amazon FACE Symposium Discusses Rainforest Research

The Portuguese Language Program, with co-sponsorship by the Program in Latin American Studies, hosted the Amazon FACE Symposium “Environmental Science Applied to the Amazon Region” on October 16, 2017. Researcher Richard J. Norby from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory was the keynote speaker. Read the event recap in The Johns Hopkins News-Letter.

PLAS Students Receive Fulbright Grants

Congratulations to the four recent graduates from the Program in Latin American Studies, who have been awarded Fulbright grants to study, teach, or conduct research abroad. The prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program awards approximately 8,000 grants each year and operates in more than 155 countries

Read the New PLAS Newsletter

The 2016-2017 year was a very exciting one for PLAS. From the symposium on the African Diaspora in Brazil in November to the conference "Order and Disorder in Latin America" in April, it was a busy and rewarding year. Read about these events and more in the 2016-2017 PLAS newsletter.