Erin Beck wins book award

Erin Beck

Congratulations to CLLAS Executive Board member Erin Beck, whose book, How Development Projects Persist: Everyday Negotiations with Guatemalan NGOs, was selected as co-winner of the Book Award of the Sociology of Development section of the American Sociological Association.

Professor Beck was recently promoted to associate professor in the UO Department of Political Science.

Three CLLAS affiliated faculty members win Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards

Rocio Zambrana / photo by Alice Evans.

June 19, 2018—Three CLLAS affiliated faculty members are among the 15 UO faculty members selected for the prestigious Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards for 2018-19, which were announced this week by UO Provost Jayanth Banavar.

The three scholars are:

  • Christopher Chávez, associate professor, advertising
  • Ernesto Martinez, associate professor, ethnic studies
  • Rocio Zambrana, associate professor, philosophy

Professor Zambrana is a current member of the CLLAS Executive Board. Professors Chávez and Martinez have previously served on the Board.

From the Around the O article: “The Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards was established in 2006 through the support of Lorry Lokey and increases the academic quality and reputation of the University of Oregon by highlighting and supporting world-class research and teaching.

“The fund is designed to recognize, reward and retain nationally competitive faculty members who have a record of excellence in research, scholarship, creative accomplishment and education. More than 150 faculty members have now received the award.

“Candidates are nominated by deans, with advice from faculty and unit heads, and nominations are reviewed by the Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards review committee before a final determination is made by the provost. The awards provide faculty members with a $20,000 salary supplement or $30,000 for research support.”

For the full article and the full list of 15 recipients, go to: Around the O / Fund for Faculty Excellence.

Education professor Lauren M. Cycyk among first recipients of new UO-OHSU seed funding

Lauren Cycyk

Around the O / June 15, 2018—CLLAS-affiliated faculty Lauren M. Cycyk, assistant professor in Communication Disorders and Sciences in the UO College of Education, is among those announced as a recipient of the new UO-OHSU seed funding.

Cycyk was selected along with Katherine Zuckerman of OHSU for the project “Addressing Disparities in the Assessment and Treatment of Communication Disorders for Young Children from Latino Backgrounds.” 

Lewis Taylor, UO Communications, wrote for Around the O:

“Collaborative research teams examining everything from healthcare-associated infections to carbon nanotubes have been awarded funding to jump-start research projects as part of the 2018 OHSU-UO Collaborative Seed Grant program.

”Ten teams were chosen as part of the program, which creates new collaborations between researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Oregon.”

For the full story, go to “First recipients of new UO-OHSU seed funding announced.” 

PhD candidate James Daria receives a Food Studies Graduate Research Grant

June 2018—UO’s Food Studies Program announced recipients of its 2018-19 Food Studies Graduate Research Grants, with some additional funds provided by the Graduate School. Among those receiving a grant was James Daria, a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology, for his graduate research work: “Modern Slavery in Agricultural Sweatshops along the US/Mexican Border.” Daria has been a recipient of a past Faculty Collaborative Research Grant from CLLAS for producing a multilingual documentary film in collaboration with faculty member Philip Scher, another graduate student, and the farmworkers union Pineros y Campesinos Unidos de Noroeste (PCUN).

Spring 2018 CLLAS Notes now available

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In the latest edition of CLLAS Notes, you can read about field research in Oaxaca carried out by 2017 Tinker grantee Timothy Herrera and learn about dissertation research focused on the intersection of gender, race, and disability conducted by CLLAS graduate student research grantee Katie Warden.

Kristin Yarris, Brenda Garcia Millan, and Karla Schmidt-Murillo write about the collaborative research they are carrying out that investigates how local communities are responding to the current hostile climate toward immigrants and refugees.

This spring issue of CLLAS Notes includes an article about the CLLAS 2018 symposium “Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas.” A report on the “UO Puerto Rico Project: Hurricane Maria and Its Aftermath,” written by CLLAS executive board member Alaí Reyes-Santos and one of her ethnic studies students, provides an excellent look at teaching through action. 

CLLAS director Gabriela Martínez highlights the many events sponsored throughout the 2017-18 academic year by CLLAS. A report from Feather Crawford on the Dreamers Working Group provides insight into how UO is creating a community of welcome through allyship trainings and other advocacy efforts.

You can also learn about recently published books and journal articles, as well as news and updates on the achievements of faculty and graduate students.

All this and more are included in this Spring 2018 edition of CLLAS Notes, the twice-yearly newsletter for the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. Watch for yours soon in your campus or home mailbox, or view it now online. 

Led by new president Lynn Stephen, LASA forms an anti-harassment task force at annual meeting

A story in the May 29, 2018 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the new anti-harassment task force of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and quotes newly seated LASA president Lynn Stephen, University of Oregon professor of anthropology and founding director of CLLAS.

In the article “A Scholarly Group Had Avoided Talk of Harassment in Its Midst. Now It Seeks to ‘Start Anew,’” writer Nell Gluckman reports that Dr. Stephen announced the task force and policy at the annual meeting, which was attended last week by about 7,000 scholars and held in Barcelona. Stephen said that the group would look into harassment of all kinds, not just sexual harassment.

“We wanted to make a very strong statement,” Stephen said. “It’s not just a one-off for one year.”

For the full article, go to: Chronicle of Higher Education / LASA.




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