Graduate Grant Writing Workshop

January 18, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Jane Grant Conference Room
Hendricks Hall 330
1408 University St.

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies will hold its annual Grant Writing Workshop targeted toward graduate students on January 18, 2017.

This workshop will answer questions about applying for CLLAS graduate student research grants, take a look at other grant opportunities for graduate students at UO, and explore how to submit grant proposals to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Speakers include:

  • Gabriela Martínez, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Interim Director of CLLAS
  • Stephanie Wood, Wired Humanities Projects Director and Senior Editor, Latin American history digital projects, Oxford University Press
  • Feather Crawford, PhD candidate, Department of History

See also:

“Gender Justice in Guatemala: Advances and Challenges,” a talk by Erin Beck and Lynn Stephen

January 19, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

guatema_vendorErb Memorial Union (EMU)
Room 119
UO campus

UO professors Erin Beck and Lynn Stephen will discuss their research in a CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research talk titled “Gender Justice in Guatemala: Advances and Challenges.” The talk will take place in Room 119 in the Erb Memorial Union on January 19, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.

Presentation Focus
“In Guatemala, a woman is killed every twelve hours and her killer is likely to go unpunished. Feminicide—the killing of women based on their gender in the face of a negligent or complicit state—is the extremity of gendered violence, which includes sexual assault, gender-specific forms of torture, and economic and psychological violence towards women. Our project explores the accomplishments and challenges of Guatemala’s new feminicide law and specialized gender violence courts. We use in-depth ethnographic and qualitative analysis of the participants: judges, social workers, advocates in women’s organizations, those who train judges and advocates about gendered violence and its prevention, and survivors of gendered violence. This presentation will focus on the history of the feminicide courts and use the case study of indigenous Mam women from Todos Santos Cuchamatan, Huehuetenango to explore what the obstacles to women’s access to gendered justice are: including monolingualism, isolation and poverty, regional cultures of competing generational masculinities, and local justice systems that encourage women to reconcile with aggressors.”

Erin Beck is an assistant professor in the UO Department of Political Science. CLLAS founding director Lynn Stephen is a Distinguished Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, in the UO Department of Anthropology.

Their CLLAS-funded research is the first phase of a long-term collaborative project.

CLLAS Graduate Research Grant Proposals: Deadline Feb. 10, 2017

February 10, 2017
12:00 pm


In order to encourage and support interdisciplinary graduate student research in the areas of Latino/a and Latin American Studies, CLLAS announces a program for summer research support. We expect to award up to three summer grants for $1,000 each to advance research for either master’s or doctoral candidates.  The award will support research-related activities carried out from July 1 through September 30, 2017.∗ [∗ If, due to unforeseen circumstances, research cannot be completed by the end of summer 2017, the grantee must obtain CLLAS Director’s approval for an extension] We are especially interested in projects that link Latino/a Studies or Latin American Studies with other disciplines.

Possible project topics include but are not limited to: › Continue reading

2015-16 CLLAS Impact Report

2016-cllas-impact-rpt-web-version_page_1The 2015-16 CLLAS Impact Report will soon be available in hard copy for those who request it. The PDF version can be accessed now at: 2016-cllas-impact-rpt-web-version

This report includes a record of project highlights, research funding, events, contributions, and commentary from AY 2015-16.

It includes a profile of last year’s visiting scholar, a letter from our interim director, and important statistics reflecting CLLAS’s impact on campus.

“Presente! Art and the Disappeared in Latin America,” with Stephanie Wood and Carlos Aguirre

March 10, 2017
12:30 pmto1:30 pm
Mural at the human rights archive that holds records of the forcibly disappeared in Guatemala/ photo by Stephanie Wood.

Mural at the human rights archive that holds records of the forcibly disappeared in Guatemala/ photo by Stephanie Wood.



Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus

UO history professor Carlos Aguirre and research associate Stephanie Wood (Center for Equity Promotion) will show slides and talk about their research at the Ford Lecture Hall in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the UO campus on March 10, 2017. As participants in the Human Rights and Social Memory in Latin America CLLAS Research Action Project, they are collaborating on a project focused on the theme of human rights as expressed in art, notably art of the disappeared in Latin America.

Works of art can provide powerful imagery that contribute to social and cultural memory. For example, the textile appliqué work known widely as arpilleras and produced by women in Chile who were protesting the abuses of the Pinochet dictatorship of the late 20th century now stands as an iconic type of protest. The arpilleras have conveyed a meaningful message in a medium that might have appeared on the surface to be non-threatening, given that this was stitchery produced by women and often in a religious setting. But the women’s relentless call, “¿Dónde están?”, asking for the whereabouts of the people who were extra-judiciously disappeared and summarily executed, garnered not only national but international attention and outcries for an end to the abuses. Photography, paintings, sculpture, performances, and many additional media have also been wielded by artists across Latin America to draw attention to injustices and abuses of many kinds, lodging potent, enduring messages in our hearts and minds. › Continue reading

UO Today with Mario Sifuentez – YouTube

Published on Nov 2, 2016
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Mario Sifuentez

Mario Sifuentez, assistant professor of History at UC-Merced. Sifuentez grew up in rural Eastern Oregon from a family of immigrant farm workers from Mexico. A first-generation college student, he attended the University of Oregon and graduated with a triple major in Political Science, History, and Ethnic Studies. Sifuentez returned to the U of O on October 28th, 2016 to speak about his recently released book Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest.

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