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Freie Universität Berlin, Institute for Latin American Studies

The main institute of the International Research Training Group (IRTG) is the Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin (LAI, for its German initials). Since its foundation in 1970, its research and teaching programme has been centered on political and economic transformation processes in Latin America and the history and culture of the region. It is the largest institute of its kind in Germany.
The Institute for Latin American Studies conducts research on social changes that influence the life of people in Latin America in the wake of globalisation: between global and local economic, social and political processes, but also the literary and other forms of expression in Latin America. The institute is known for its interdisciplinary cooperation with scholars in different Latin American academic institutions. It offers a lively and broad international research environment.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute for Romance Studies

The subject of teaching and research of the institute are Romance languages, literatures and cultures. Among them, it includes French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Rumanian and smaller related languages. Prof. Dr. Dieter Ingenschay focus are urban studies, hybridity (funded by the German Research Foundation), and gender studies.

Universität Potsdam, Institute for Romance Studies

Professor Dr. Ottmar Ette understands Romance Studies as a discipline that mediates between and is active across other disciplines. His work is centered on studies about Alexander von Humboldt, but literature as a study of life, transarea studies, poetics of movement, and the relationships between regionality and processes of accelerated globalisation.

El Colegio de México (COLMEX)

Since its establishment in 1940, El Colegio de México has specialised in a number of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, offering a good example of intellectual and academic engagement in both research and teaching. The reputation that it enjoys today honours the men and women who – since the early activity of its predecessor institution, the Casa de España – have studied, taught and conducted research at El Colegio. Together, they have produced a body of scholarly and scientific work that bears witness to their engagement and creativity. El Colegio de México is the IRTG’s main university in Mexico.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Participating partners in the IRTG are UNAM’s Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales (IIS), the Programa Universitario de Estudios de Género (PUEG) and the Centro Coordinador y Difusor de Estudios Latinoamericanos (CCyDEL). The interdisciplinary research institute CCyDEL cooperates with the IRTG “Between Spaces” in research projects about Latin American and Caribbean literature, but also in sociology andcultural anthropology. The IRTG also cooperates with the faculty of economic history, which supplements the studies in economy and debates in its German location.

Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS)

The CIESAS, founded in 1980 and sponsored by CONACYT, is an outstanding research centre that is also dedicated to provide university education. Its areas of specialisation are social anthropology, history and linguistics, in addition to other subjects in the humanities and social sciences, such as sociology and political sciences. The CIESAS has around 150 research institutes in seven different locations in Mexico.

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