CLLAS directors serve as guest coaches at Ducks-Cal football game

That's CLLAS co-director Gerardo Sandoval second from the right, and CLLAS assistant director Eli Meyer second from left.

That’s CLLAS co-director Gerardo Sandoval second from the right, and CLLAS assistant director Eli Meyer second from left.

When CLLAS co-director Gerardo Sandoval and CLLAS assistant director Eli Meyer were both invited to serve as guest coaches for the UO – Cal football game on November 7, they didn’t know about each others invitations until a few days before the game! With Oregon vanquishing Cal in a lopsided score of 44-28, it made for an especially memorable day. Gerardo Sandoval, second from the right, and Eli Meyer, second from the left, are shown here with the UO Athletics Academic Staff. Go Ducks! Go Gerardo and Eli!

Apply now for CLLAS Graduate Student Summer Research Grants

February 5, 2016
12:00 pm

Due at noon on Feb. 5, 2016
Applicants will be notified by March 11, 2016.
2016 Call for Grad Proposals

Graduate Student 2016 Summer Research Grants

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, 2016. We are especially interested in projects that link Latino/a Studies or Latin American Studies with other disciplines. › Continue reading

CLLAS board member Kristin Yarris receives the Society for Psychological Anthropology’s Stirling Award

Kristin Yarris

Kristin Yarris

Kristin Elizabeth Yarris, assistant professor in the UO Department of International Studies and a member of the CLLAS Executive Board, was recently awarded the Society for Psychological Anthropology’s Stirling Award for best published article in Psychological Anthropology for “‘Pensando Mucho’’ (‘Thinking Too Much’): Embodied Distress Among Grandmothers in Nicaraguan Transnational Families,” published in Cult Med Psychiatry (2014) 38:473–498. Access the article here: Yarris. CMP. 2014

Professor Yarris also recently had a chapter published in a book. Citation: Yarris, Kristin E. 2015. Grandmothers, Children and Intergenerational
Distress in Nicaraguan Transnational Families. pp.117-234. In: Brandon Kohrt and Emily Mendenhall (Eds.) Global Mental Health: Anthropological
Perspectives (Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press).

Grant Writing Workshop for graduate students

January 14, 2016
12:00 pmto1:30 pm




Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

2016 Call for Grad Proposals

CLLAS Graduate Student 2016 Summer Research Grants are due at noon on Feb. 5, 2016.

To read about the work done by past recipients, go to the Funding page at: and follow links to sub-pages.



CLLAS Graduate Grantee Presentation: Ricardo Valencia

January 27, 2016
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

McKenzie Hall
Room 125
1101 Kincaid St.

“Who’s telling the ‘crisis’? Examining Latino and Non-Latino sources in the journalistic coverage of immigrant children on the U.S. border”

Ricardo Valencia, PhD candidate, School of Journalism and Communication (Media Studies).

This research examines the journalistic coverage of the flow of immigrant children in U.S. newspapers.

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

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