Latin American/Latino Studies grad student mixer

November 6, 2014
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Grad-Mixer-Flyer-Final_WEBGraduate Student Center
111 Susan Campbell Hall

Grad Mixer Flyer Final

Come connect with other grad students across departments and schools whose interests lie in things Latino and Latin American. We’ll provide light refreshments and a chance to learn about each other’s interests and connect with like-minded colleagues you might not otherwise meet.

Cosponsored by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and the Latin American Studies Program.

Dr. Ruth Vargas Forman, “The Contribution of Psycho-Forensic Reports at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”

November 10, 2014
5:30 pmto6:45 pm

Room 230T
HEDCO Education Building
1655 Alder St.
UO campus

This presentation will take place within the context of a class, but is open to all UO students, faculty, staff, and the public.

courtlogo_WEBIn the summer of 2014, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights found the Chilean State in violation of the rights of eight indigenous citizens who were tried and convicted under an anti-terrorism law. Each was sentenced between 5 and 10 years in prison with charges of arson and attempted arson, events that were classified as terrorist acts, taking place between 2001 and 2002.

Dr. Ruth Vargas Forman, a Chilean doctor in clinical psychology, presented psycho-forensic evidence of the traumatic consequences of state repression and the impact of the application of the “Anti-Terrorist Law” by the Chilean state against indigenous people. Dr. Vargas Forman worked in Chile documenting the consequences of the state violence and imprisonment against the Mapuche leaders and their communities. She presented affidavits at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on behalf of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and for the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), the legal representatives of the indigenous leaders. › Continue reading

“¡Santa!: Afro-Diasporic Ways of Being and Knowing,” with CLLAS Visiting Scholar Ana-Maurine Lara

November 21, 2014
4:00 pmto5:30 pm
Ana-Maurine Lara

Ana-Maurine Lara

204 Condon Hall
1321 Kincaid St.
UO campus

CLLAS Visiting Scholar Ana-Maurine Lara to deliver lecture about her research

Ana-Maurine Lara is the first ever Visiting Scholar with the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. She recently completed her PhD in African American Studies and Anthropology at Yale University. Her first academic book (in-progress) is titled Bodies and Souls: Sexual Terror in God’s New World, and is based on her graduate research, which focused on LGBT political activism and the Catholic state in the Dominican Republic.

She is an award-winning novelist and poet. Her novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011); her short stories and poems have been featured in numerous anthologies and literary magazines. Her published scholarship engages topics on Afro-Latin@ and Afro-Diasporic queer identities and aesthetics.

sponsored by the Department of Anthropology

CLLAS Associate Director Gerardo Sandoval Named Winner of 2014 Chester Rapkin Award

Gerardo Sandoval

Gerardo Sandoval

Gerardo Francisco Sandoval has been named the 2014 winner of the prestigious Chester Rapkin Award for best article from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Dr. Sandoval is the associate director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies at the University of Oregon and an assistant professor, Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management.

The Chester Rapkin Award Selection Committee announced October 16 that Professor Sandoval won the prize for the best paper for this award year in the Journal of Planning Education and Research for his article “Shadow Transnationalism: Cross-Border Networks and Planning Challenges of Transnational Unauthorized Immigrant Communities” (Vol 33 (1), pp. 176-193).

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CLLAS Director Lynn Stephen Receives UO Fund for Faculty Excellence Award

Lynn Stephen / photo by Jack Liu.

Lynn Stephen / photo by Jack Liu.

CLLAS director Lynn Stephen has been named a recipient of a University of Oregon Fund for Faculty Excellence Award for AY 2014-15. She is among 13 UO faculty members chosen for this award.

Dr. Stephen is a Distinguished Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, and director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

In making the announcement, UO acting senior vice president and provost Frances Bronet said: “The Fund for Faculty Excellence is designed to further the university’s strategic commitment to improving its academic quality and reputation by recognizing, supporting, and retaining world-class tenure-related faculty. The recipients of this honor have been chosen on the basis of scholarly impact within their respective fields, their contributions to program and institutional quality at the UO, and their academic leadership.”

For a full listing of recipients, go to: Office of Academic Affairs newsletter.

Teaming up in Medford: Latino Roots and the Latino Civic Participation Project

Medford, OR – The Latino Roots Exhibit on display at the 2014 Multicultural Fair.

Medford, OR – The Latino Roots Exhibit on display at the 2014 Multicultural Fair.

September 26, 2014—Gerardo Sandoval, associate director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, took his graduate students to the Greater Medford Multicultural Fair in Medford, Ore., on Saturday, September 26 to explain findings from the Latino Civic Participation Project. Sandoval, an assistant professor in the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management, said that he was able to connect with about 25 key people who work with diversity issues in Medford. He and his students also spoke about their findings with about 100 Latinos who attended the fair. Professor Sandoval is the project coordinator for the CLLAS Advancing Latino Equity in Oregon Project.

Giving to CLLAS

Follow the link below for instructions on how to give to the University of Oregon. If you want your gift to directly support CLLAS, please enter “Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies” under “Other."

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October 2014