WELCOME GRADUATE STUDENTS
FLAS Indigenous Language Courses June 13-July 23, 2022
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Brigham Young University
University of Florida
Florida International University
University of Pittsburgh
Ecuadorian Kichwa, Achuar, and Wao Tedero Language Courses
Program Overview: Amazonian Kichwa is taught by Professors Tod D. Swanson, (Arizona State University), Janis B. Nuckolls (Brigham Young University), Armando Muyulema, (University of Wisconsin at Madison) and Nely Shiguango. The class frequently goes into the forest with traditional elders. Origin stories and songs to species are recorded and translated in class. As ability in Kichwa improves students formulate their own research questions in Kichwa. While studying the languages students receive a grounding in the Amazonian social relation to nature and cultural thinking about the environment from top experts in the field. The Achuar and Waorani programs are by native speaker instructors under the supervision of Tod Swanson. Students make lasting contacts with native communities for future dissertation work. Life changing for many. 208 FLAS Fellows from 40 Universities have attended since 2000.
Each program offers 140 contact hours spread over 6 weeks. Students are evaluated upon entry and again upon completion of the course using the IRIS testing instruments provided by the USDE. All students receive grades for courses.
Applicants for FLAS Fellowships must be citizens or residents of the United States and enrolled in a graduate program (MA or PhD) of their choice. Students from FLAS Granting Universities should apply for FLAS Fellowships through their home universities. Students who are enrolled in non-FLAS granting institutions may apply through Florida International University or the University of Wisconsin at Madison. To apply: Please email or call Tod Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone 480 276-5913. We plan to hold the program in country. All participants must be vaccinated. If conditions change and the FLAS granting universities should prohibit travel, the program will be held virtually. as in the previous two summers.
Perhaps the best resource we have are our graduate students who are the emerging leaders in the field of Amazonian Studies. Key to the life of Iyarina are the life long friendships graduate students form with each other, faculty, and with the native storytellers and artists who are in residence at the field school throughout the summer.
FLAS ELIGIBLE INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
FLAS Granting Centers for Latin American Studies 2019-2023
Brigham Young University November 15, 2022
Columbia University New York University
Florida International University January 1, 2022
Stanford University February 10, 2022
The Ohio State University Deadline: February 1, 2021
Tulane University Deadline: February 1, 2022
University of Arizona February 2022
University of California, Berkeley Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2022.
University of Florida Application deadline: March 12, 2022
University of Georgia Deadline: February 25
University of Kansas A0021 B0021
University of Michigan January 15, 2022
University of North Carolina Deadline February 4, 2022
University of Texas Deadline: February 1, 2022
University of Utah January 28, 2022