CLLAS Symposium: “Public Engagement in Latin@ and Latin American Studies”

March 12, 2015

Symposium2015The symposium will be a space for students, teachers, researchers and activists to come together to hear about exciting work being done on issues of Latino/a equity, human rights, and culture.The panels will be organized around existing research and projects coming out of UO. The panel presentations, keynote speeches, and reception are free and open to the public, but we encourage pre-registration. Please register online:

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CLLAS 2015 Seed Grant Competition for Faculty Collaborative Research Groups

May 1, 2015
12:00 pm

In order to encourage existing projects and collaborations and to facilitate new ones, the Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) announces its sixth grant competition for funds to be used during the 2015-2016 academic year (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016). The deadline is Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon. For full information: 2015 Call for Faculty Grants

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Panel Discussion in conjunction with | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

March 4, 2015
5:30 pmto6:30 pm

Panel Discussion in conjunction with | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Professors Lanie Millar (Romance Languages), Alaí Reyes-Santos (Ethnic Studies), and Juan Eduardo Wolf (Ethnomusicology) present a panel discussion on human rights issues related to documentation. This talk is in conjunction with the exhibition Dominicans of Haitian Descent, funded in part by a JSMA Academic Support Grant.

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Critical Ethnographies: a graduate student workshop with Jafari Sinclaire Allen

March 10, 2015
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
Jafari Allen

Jafari Allen

Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

Lunch provided. Space limited to first 15 people. Please RSVP to

Dr. Jafari Sinclaire Allen is the author of the critical ethnography, ¡Venceremos?: The Erotics of Black Self-Making in Cuba [Perverse Modernities series, Duke University Press, Fall 2011], and editor of Black/Queer/Diaspora, a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. His current research project, tentatively entitled “Black Queer Here and There: Movement and Sociality,” traces cultural and political circuits of transnational queer desire—in travel, tourism, (im)migration, art and activism.

He will also give a talk on “Black/Queer Here & There: Ethnography of An Idea” in the EMU Gumwood Room at 5 p.m. March 11, 2015.

Jafari Sinclaire Allen: “Black/Queer Here & There: Ethnography of An Idea”

March 11, 2015
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union
Gumwood Rm.
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

JafariAllen_TalkJafari Sinclaire Allen will give a talk on “Black/Queer Here & There: Ethnography of An Idea” on March 11. Dr. Allen is an associate professor of African American studies and anthropology at Yale University who works at the intersections of [queer] sexuality, gender and blackness. He is also women’s, gender, and sexuality studies program director of graduate studies. A recipient of fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council Sexuality Research Program, and Rockefeller Foundation [Diasporic Racisms Project]; he teaches courses on the cultural politics of race, sexuality and gender in Black diasporas; Black feminist and queer theory; critical cultural studies; ethnographic methodology and writing; subjectivity, consciousness and resistance; Cuba and the Caribbean. › Continue reading

Human Rights Workshop with Jean Franco

March 11, 2015
11:00 amto12:30 pm

Hendricks 330
Jane Grant Conference Room
1408 University St.

Faculty and graduate students,

Please join us for a human rights workshop with Jean Franco. The session will take place next Wednesday, March 11, 11-12:30 in Hendricks 330.

Jean Franco is Professor Emerita of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and a former president of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). She has received numerous awards, including the 1996 PEN award for lifetime contribution to disseminating Latin American literature in English. She is the author of numerous books, including The Decline and Fall of the Lettered City: Latin America in the Cold War (Harvard UP, 2002), Critical Passions (Duke UP, 1999), and Cruel Modernity (Duke UP, 2013).

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