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The HCIAS welcomes a new Junior Professor!

Soledad Álvarez Velasco holds the junior professorship "Migration and the Americas"

Her research analyses the interrelationship between mobility, control and spatial transformations across the Americas. She focuses on the intersection between undocumented south-north transit migration, border control regimes, the formation of migratory corridors across the Americas and the migrant struggle across these transnational spaces. [more]




The HCIAS welcomes its new students!

Template Instragram MicThe interdisciplinary master’s program Communication and Society in Ibero-America demonstrates what role communication plays in Ibero-American societies. With specialized knowledge stemming from a multitude of disciplines from the humanities to the social sciences, students develop a holistic understanding of Ibero-America.

More information on the course offerings




Postdoc in Germany: Cono Sur 2021. Multi-day informational event for postdocs from Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Online workshop on 30 Nov. and individual matchmaking on 2 & 3 Dec, 2021.




Guest lecture from Prof. Pablo Boczkowski (Northwestern University, Evanston, US): "Abundance: On the Experience of Living in a World of Information Plenty"

As part of Jun.-Prof. Dr. Pablo Porten-Cheé's master's seminar "Communication and public spheres in Ibero-America," communications researcher Pablo Boczkowski provides insights into his newly published book on dealing with information overload in contemporary society. Based on extensive field research in Argentina, the role of cultural and structural factors that influence the availability of information and the consequences for individuals, the media, politics, and society were examined.

The presentation will be held online on November 18, 2021 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm CET. Registration open until 17.11.2021 via hcias@uni-heidelberg.de.




International Virtual Academic Collaboration: “Communication and Society in Ibero-America – CS@Ibero-America", supported by the DAAD

The goal of this project is to support the advantageous usage of digital media in order to expand the possibilities for collaborative work between university partners and further together develop sustainable formats supporting future-oriented teaching. The HCIAS is partnered on this project with the Universidad de Chile and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, which are drawing upon structures set in place by the Heidelberg Center Latin America (HCLA) in Santiago de Chile, an excellence center for the promotion of cooperative projects. CS@Ibero-America is developing collaborative learning formats for international students which are complemented by Blended Mobility, a new model for mobility. The knowledge gained by teachers and students alike will be saved to and further developed on a hybrid exchange platform according to Community of Practice standards.


Recent Publications


Rosa Lehmann & Anne Tittor (2021): Contested renewable energy projects in Latin America: bridging frameworks of justice to understand ‘triple inequalities of decarbonisation policies’, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning.


Ceja I., Álvarez Velasco S., Berg U. D. (2021). Migración. Buenos Aires: CLASCO.


Porten-Cheé, P., Kunst, M., Vromen, A., & Vaughan, M. (2021). "The effects of narratives and popularity cues on signing online petitions in two advanced democracies." Information, Communication and Society.


Loureda Ó.; Álvarez Mella, H.; and Blattner, C. (2021): "La Europa hispanohablante: una mirada demolingüística". In José Luis García Delgado (ed.) El español lengua internacional: proyección y economía. Pamplona: Editorial Civitas, pg. 65-83.


HCIAS in the Media


More Ecuadorians leaving for US amid ‘burst in migration’. Soledad Álvarez Velasco on the current migratory movements from Ecuador to the US. In: Al Jazeera Media Network


Francisco Moreno Fernández presents the current status of the PRESEEA project during the XIX Congress of ALFAL (Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de América Latina). Within the framework of the PRESEEA network, which the HCIAS joined in 2020 as a reference center, comparative sociolinguistic studies are being carried out based on the world’s largest corpus of spoken Spanish language, which is representative of Spanish speaking spaces and their geographical and social varieties. In the 2021 ALFAL session, the current developments as well as immediate and future objectives of this macroproject were discussed.


Fireside Chat organized by the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA): Francisco Moreno-Fernández (HCIAS) and the director of the Ibero-American General Secretariat, Rebeca Grynspan, discuss U.S. relations with Latin America.


News from the Heidelberg Center Latin America in Santiago de Chile


Hcla EnThe Heidelberg Center Latin America · HCLA is an Excellence Center in Research and Teaching of Heidelberg University in Santiago de Chile. It promotes academic activity between Heidelberg and Latin America, contributes to the building and shaping of research and teaching networks, and provides a platform for international scientific cooperation.




Heidelberg's bridge to Latin America: HCLA and HCIAS on their common goals in research, teaching, and knowledge transfer.


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