Brown Bag Series

What is “Brown Bag Series”?

The principal aim of Brown Bag Series is to give you a chance to develop academic interactions through research presentations in a relaxed atmosphere over lunch. The name comes from brown bags that are commonly used for sandwiches in the United States.

The fundamental principal of the LAINAC is to transmit and develop researches on the themes of Latin America or Iberia. Aiming to provide opportunities where both domestic and foreign researchers, graduate students and undergraduate students who are interested in studies from these areas will be able to interact with each other, LAINAC has been holding Brown Bag Series on a regular basis. It is held on the campus of the UTokyo, and anyone is welcome to join. The participation fee is free, and no need to make a reservation in advance. For the information regarding the dates and the specific locations, please click the headings for each session posted online.

What's New

#47 La Economía Popular y la Educación Superior en México

March 15, 2024 15:00-17:00
[1] Carlos Alba Vega (El Colegio de México, Mexico)
[2] Lorenza Villa Lever (National Autonomous University of Mexico)

Past Events

#46 [1] “Chilean Foreign Policy towards Asia”
[2] “Chilean Political Process: a failed constitutional reform?”

October 20, 2023 17:00-18:30
[1] Andrés Bórquez (International Studies Institute, University of Chile)
[2] Ricardo Javier Gamboa Valenzuela (International Studies Institute, University of Chile)

#45 Archives of the Body: Inquisition, Sexuality, and Erotica in Mexico
June 09, 2023 10:30-12:00
Zeb Tortorici (New York University)

#44 Dreaming of Mexican Solidarity in Post-Earthquake Mexico City
May 30, 2023 17:00-18:30
Lachlan Summers (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, University of California Santa Cruz)

#43 [1] “Desastre socionatural y neoliberalismo en el cómic Zobako. Edición Terremoto (2010) de Yayo”
[2] “Poesía mexicana novohispana, siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII”
(available only in Spanish)
May 19, 2023 15:00-18:00
[1] Gustavo Carvajal (Universidad Finis Terrae, Chile)
[2] Jessica Courtney Locke (El Colegio de México, Mexico)

#42 反貧困運動における戦術革新のプロセス——ケアを含めた「社会運動」のイベントデータ作成にむけて (available only in Japanese)
January 31, 2023 13:00-15:00
Hikaru Moriyama (The University of Tokyo)

#41 ボリビアにおける上下水道サービスの多様性−3都市の比較 (available only in Japanese)
March 18, 2020 14:00-16:00
Hiromi Makita (The University of Tokyo)

#40 ボリビアで今何が起きているか:エボ・モラレス政権と再選挙を考える (available only in Japanese)
January 13, 2020 16:00-18:00
Kahori Umezaki (Kanagawa University, Japan) / Isamu Okada (Nagoya University, Japan)/ Mamoru Fujita (Keio University, Japan) / Takahiro Miyachi (The University of Tokyo)

#39 Tourism and Disputes over Space in San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico
November 15, 2019 17:00-18:30
Gracia Imberton-Deneke (Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Mexico)

#38 2019ホームカミングデイ『中南米科卒業後のキャリアについて』 (availabe only in Japanese)
July 5, 2019 17:30-19:00
Emiko Yamaguchi (The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan) / Yasunari Hiraki (Iwanami Shoten, Publishers) / Ryuta Fukasawa (JETRO)

#37 How Did Guaraná Become Brazil’s National Soda?
June 3, 2019 18:00-19:30
Seth Garfield (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

#36 Diálogo con Leonardo Padura, el Cronista de La Habana (available only in Japanese)
May 14, 2019 15:00-16:30
Leonardo Padura (writer, Cuba)

#35 Scarcity and Contention in Cities in the Global South
January 28, 2019 17:30-19:00
Nazia Hussain (The University of Tokyo)

#34 Sumak Kawsay and post-development: Dilemmas of the National Planning System of Ecuador, 2007-2017
December 14, 2018 17:30-19:00
Andrea Carrión (National Institute of Higher Studies, Ecuador)

#33 Interpretations and representations of the 5.18 Gwangju uprising in South Korea
July 20, 2018 15:30-17:30
Jung Han Kim (Sogang University, South Korea)

#32 小島嶼開発途上国(SIDS: Small Island Developing States)における開発課題―東カリブ諸国におけるUNDPの取り組みから (available only in Japanese)
July 12, 2018 19:00-20:30
Chisa Mikami (UNDP in the Barbados and the OECS)

#31 Taxation and Fiscal Sociology: Insights from Chile and a research agenda for Latin America
June 29, 2018 17:00-18:30
Jorge Andrés Atria Curi (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

#30 Electronic Resources for the Study of Medieval Spanish Biblical Translations: the Biblia Medieval Corpus and Website
June 22, 2018 17:00-18:30
Andrés Enrique-Arias (University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)

#29 Diversity of Capitalisms in Latin América and the Crisis of Brazil
June 22, 2018 15:30-17:00
Ilán Bizberg (El Colegio de México, Mexico)

#28 移民の世界史とラテンアメリカ (available only in Japanese)
March 30, 2018 17:00-19:00
Hitoshi Takahashi (The University of Tokyo)

#27 Direct Democracy and Democratic Innovations
February 22, 2018 17:00-18:30
David Altman (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

#26 La Mirada del Diplomático Enrique Dupuy de Lôme al Japón Meiji (available only in Spanish)
December 2, 2017 17:30-19:30
Antonio Blat (Universidad de Valencia, Spain)

#25 Escribir sobre el Amor en medio de la Violencia entre la Memoria y el Olvido
November 11, 2017 17:00-
Héctor Abad Faciolince (writer, Colombia)

#24 El Libro Rojo. Continuación. El México Moderno a través de la Crónica de sus Grandes Crímene (available only in Spanish)
November 2, 2017 17:00-18:30
Gerardo Villadelangel Viñas (editor, codirector at La Jaula Abierta, Mexico)

#23 Three Different Models in the Latin American Approach to African Countries: Cuba, Brazil and Argentina
October 30, 2017 12:15-13:40
Gladys Teresita Lechini (Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina)

#22 Otomi-Spanish dictionary from Queretaro, Mexico: Three Decades of Research and Language Documentation
June 13, 2017 18:00-19:30
Ewald Hekking (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Mexico)

#21 Hñäñho Phytonymy: Etymology, Lexical Borrowings and Neologisms of the Plants of the Ñäñhos from Amealco, Queretaro
June 13, 2017 12:00-13:30
Roberto Aurelio Núñez López (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Mexico)

#20 Changing Consciousness of Gender Role in Movements: Women’s Active Participation in Bolivia
April 24, 2017 18:00-20:30
Hiromi Makita (The University of Tokyo)

#19 Dualidad Chicana e Imágenes Femeninas Plurales
April 24, 2017 18:00-20:30
Atsuko Niitsu (The University of Tokyo)

#18 Have Chilean Student Movements Stimulated Discussion on Education?
April 24, 2017 18:00-20:30
Kota Miura (The University of Tokyo)

#16 Simone de Beauvoir and Her Feminist Thought in Mexico
May 19, 2016 12:10-13:30
Karine Tinat (El Colegio de México, Mexico)

#15 Dualidad Chicana e Imágenes Femeninas Plurales (available only in Spanish)
January 8, 2016 16:00-18:00
Atsuko Niitsu (The University of Tokyo)

#14 Análisis con Twitter de la Resonancia de Marco en los Movimientos Estudiantiles en Chile (2010-2013)
January 8, 2016 14:00-16:00
Kota Miura (The University of Tokyo)

#13 Latin American Studies in the University of Tokyo through the current of interdisciplinary studies
December 18, 2015 18:00-20:00

Hideo Kimura (The University of Tokyo)

#12 Sociolinguistic Studies and Community Practices Towards Language Survival and Cultural Recognition in Multilingual Ecuador
December 3, 2015 18:00-20:00
Marleen Haboud (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador)

#11 Health Conditions in a Multiethnic Country
December 3, 2015 18:00-20:00
Fernando Ortega (Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador)

#9 Realización Lingüística de Peticiones en el Español de México (available only in Spanish)
November 27, 2015 18:00-20:00
Leonor Orozco (Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico)

#8 Distribución y Evolución del Español de México (available only in Spanish)
November 20, 2015 18:30-20:00
Pedro Martín Butragueño (El Colegio de México, Mexico)

#7 Cortesía Verbal en el Mundo Hispanohablante: el Caso del Español Hablado en Medellín (Colombia) (available only in Spanish)
November 13, 2015 18:30-20:00
Ji Son Jang (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia)

#6 Jeremy Adelman & Stefan Rinke (available only in Japanese)
September 7, 2015 17:30-19:00
Jeremy Adelman (Princeton University, USA) / Stefan Rinke (Free University of Berlin, Germany)

#5 Unsettling: Displacement during Civil War
July 10, 2015 13:30-14:45
Abbey Steele (Syracuse University, USA)

#4 Determinants of Successful Participatory Institutions in Brazil
June 24, 2015 12:20-14:30
Yuko Sato (Kobe University)

#3 A Diplomatic Deadlock: Washington, Havana, and U.S.-Cuban Relations from 1983 to 1985
May 29, 2015 12:20-14:30
Hideaki Kami (The Ohio State University)

#2 Deepening Democracy? Sub-national Politics and Civic Participation in Chile
May 22, 2015 12:20-14:30
Kayo Hoshino (The University of Tokyo)

#1 Framing Strategy and Citizen’s Behavior – Computational Approaches to Area Studies
May 22, 2015 12:20-14:30
Hiromi Makita (The University of Tokyo)