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02 FEB 2022

Bienvenidos/as, boas-vindas, and welcome to the Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies! In today’s issue of the HCIAS Newsletter, we invite you to meet the new fellows and doctoral students that have recently joined the HCIAS, as well as have a look at our ongoing research projects and at new publications by HCIAS scholars.
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Master's program

Open seminar: We invite graduate and doctoral students as well as interested candidates for the HCIAS master's program "Communication and Society in Ibero-America" to join an online lecture! HCIAS Junior Professor Rosa Lehmann visits the master’s seminar "Migration across the Americas" given by HCIAS colleague Soledad Álvarez Velasco and talks about "Climate Change, Extractivism and the Multiplication of Displacement across the Americas".
The lecture and discussion are being held in English on February 3rd 2022, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM CET


More about the HCIAS Master’s program


New doctoral fellows

The HCIAS welcomes three new doctoral students and fellows of the Research Training Group ‘Communication and Society in Ibero-America’! Their projects are funded by the Landesgraduiertenförderprogramm of the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Charlotte Blattner is working on her doctoral project on "The dynamics of Spanish as a migration and heritage language in Germany: a sociolinguistic study" under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Óscar Loureda.

Rafael Hernández Westpfahl is conducting a doctoral project titled "Energía limpia? The (in)visibilisation of postcolonial dynamics and forced displacement in the context of ‘green extractivism’" under the supervision of Jun.-Prof. Dr. Rosa Lehmann.

Maria Angel Orjuela is preparing her dissertation on the topic of "Social adaptation in contexts of environmental health risk through communication and collective action processes of organizations led by rural and indigenous women of the Amazon Region of Colombia", supervised by Prof. Dr. Francisco Moreno-Fernández and Prof. Dr. Óscar Loureda.

More about the HCIAS Research Training Group

Visiting fellows

Dr. Olga Ivanova, a language and neurocognition scientist from the University of Salamanca, Spain, has been working at the HCIAS on her project "Discourse Particles and Ageing: Discourse Processing and Pragmatic Competence in Senescence" from December to January. The research stay was funded by the DAAD Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists 2021 program.


New project

Interacting Actors in Polycentric Climate Governance
Supported by the Heidelberg Center for the Environment
The goal of this project is to understand how transnational forums established in recent years to address climate change affect the discussion, selection, and convergence of climate change policies. To achieve this, the project will examine the policy preferences and perceptions of different groups of actors (bureaucrats, civil society actors, and business actors) in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico, determine the impact of cross-level learning on policy convergence, and examine the representation of included and excluded actors. 

Principal investigators
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Rosa Lehmann (HCIAS), Prof. Dr. Jale Tosun (Institute of Political Science), Prof. Dr. Johannes Glückler (Institute of Geography), Prof. Dr. Óscar Loureda (HCIAS)



The HCIAS launches Working Papers Series
HCIAS Working Papers publishes peer-reviewed works from different perspectives and research fields of the humanities and social sciences that present the findings of ongoing research on Ibero-America. Francisco Moreno-Fernández and Héctor Álvarez Mella open the publication series with their contribution "Reexamining the International Importance of Languages". The paper addresses the comparative analysis of the social dimensions of languages around the globe and provides a picture of the plural and polycentric constellation of international languages including Spanish and Portuguese, defined by their areas of influence and spread.
More about the new HCIAS Working Papers
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