CLLAS Solidarity Statement

CLLAS stands firm in its commitment to equity and inclusion. Therefore CLLAS rejects the exclusion of any group based on nationality, ethnicity, religious background, gender or legal status. CLLAS will continue to value and welcome scholars, students, staff and members from all communities. CLLAS believes in drawing hemispheric and global perspectives into our community of researchers who are working to better our societies through knowledge and civic engagement.

Know Your Rights: a compilation of resources for international students and scholars

Basic Info to Know: from the “Dreamers, Ducks, and DACA Info-Session,” drawn from the presentation by Ellen McWhirter, Ann Swindells Professor in Counseling Psychology, on Feb. 28, 2017

Kristin Yarris receives one of UO’s highest teaching honors

Source: Eleven faculty members receive UO’s highest teaching honors | Around the O

Kristin Yarris with UO Provost and Senior Vice President Scott Coltrane

May 23, 2017—CLLAS executive board member Kristin Yarris, assistant professor, Department of International Studies, College of Arts and Sciences received the University of Oregon’s Ersted Award for Specialized Pedagogy, in recognition of achievement and expertise in the area of global health.

Prof. Yarris’s “research agenda is centered around the social determinants of health and wellbeing and the cultural shaping of illness and distress in different global locations.”

More on Yarris at: https://intldept.uoregon.edu/profile/keyarris/

Tobin Hansen: CLLAS Graduate Grantee presentation

June 6, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

117 Fenton Hall
1021 E. 13th
UO campus

Criminal Alien-Nations: Child Migrants to the United States Deported as “Criminal Alien” Adults

presented by Tobin M. Hansen
PhD candidate, UO Department of Anthropology 

Guards remove handcuffs and leg-irons before deporting a group of men to Mexico.

What are the motivations for and the consequences of deporting long-time U.S. residents as “criminal aliens”? This research examines the exclusionary logics and mechanisms by which some childhood arrivals to the United States are ensnared in crime control regimes and, as adults, are incarcerated, designated “criminal aliens,” and deported to Mexico. It also explores the aftermath of deportation as men forge ahead with their lives in unfamiliar northern Mexico communities. This talk will situate deportation’s social, gendered, and legal processes that render it a forcible sociopolitical displacement. I argue that deportees’ extreme hardship and multiple vulnerabilities recast the moral valuation of “criminal alien” deportation itself.

Tobin Hansen received a CLLAS Graduate Research Grant in support of this work.

Latino Roots Celebration

June 8, 2017
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

 

 

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Please join us at 4:00 P.M. at the Knight Library Browsing Room and at 5:00 P.M. at Special Collections for the 2017 Latino Roots Celebration!
 
We will have special guest speakers, student project documentary showings, an exhibit of archived materials, and music by Springfield High School Mariachi del Sol and by Latin American guitarist, Ricardo Cardenas.
 
There will be delicious refreshments beginning at 5PM.

CLLAS staffer Tamara LeRoy receives summer funding from the Folklore Program

Tamara LeRoy

CLLAS project coordinator Tamara S. LeRoy has been selected to receive a Folklore Program Summer Award “to support field research toward creation of exhibition materials for the River Road Elementary / El Camino del Rio school.”

Tamara joined CLLAS as a work study student during the winter of 2014, and continues to work for CLLAS as the Latino Roots Project coordinator. She is a graduate student in the Folklore Program (English). Tamara enjoys working with communities within and outside of academia to promote opportunities for understanding and collaboration.

Gerardo Sandoval named to Oregon State Housing Stability Council

Gerardo Sandoval

May 11, 2017—Current CLLAS executive board member Gerardo Sandoval has joined the Oregon State Housing Stability Council, tapped for his expertise on gentrification and rural community development issues and for his experience in outreach to Latino communities throughout Oregon. An associate professor in the University of Oregon Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, Dr. Sandoval was nominated to this position by Governor Kate Brown and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. His first meeting with the council took place on May 5.

The role of the Oregon State Housing Stability Council is to “provide leadership in, and review and set policy for, the development and financing of affordable housing throughout the state of Oregon.”

A message from the director of Oregon Housing and Community Services dated May 5, 2017 states: “We look forward to [Dr. Sandoval’s] expertise on gentrification, the nexus between housing affordability and transit-oriented development in low-income neighborhoods, and creating mechanisms of public participation. OHCS will also surely benefit from his research and outreach experience in Southern and Eastern rural Oregon, as well as his insight as a disabled military veteran and interest in affordable housing for Oregon veterans.” 




Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

Access the above link for giving to the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund. Online gifts may be made using the form available at this link; all gifts are processed by the University of Oregon Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for receiving and administering private donations to the University of Oregon.

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