CLLAS Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Summer Research Grants

February 6, 2015
12:00 pm

Application deadline is noon on Friday, February 6, 2015, for CLLAS 2015 Graduate Student Summer Research Grants sponsored by the UO Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies › Continue reading

Pilot Intercultural Competency Program ends in success

Pilot Intercultural Competency Program ends in success | Around the O.

Students Benefit from Innovative Partnership on Cultural Competency

by Eli Meyer, Assistant Director, CLLAS

Starr Miller is one of six UO graduate students who underwent special diversity training through the Intercultural Competency Program (ICP), an innovative partnership between CLLAS; the Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management; and the Center for Equity Promotion. When asked what she learned from her ICP experience, Miller—a graduate student in the Department of International Studies who interned with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health in Nicaragua, said that not only had she increased her Spanish language skills by an incredible degree, she improved her field research skills and learned about navigating professionally within a different culture. › Continue reading

CLLAS Graduate Student Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

January 22, 2015
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

Please join us for a valuable session with a panel of faculty and grad students who will share tips and strategies for writing successful grant proposals.

For more information about CLLAS Graduate Student Research Grants, visit our Funding pages.

UO Study Abroad Programs: Antigua — Human Rights

For more information: http://international.uoregon.edu/guatemala/antigua

Antigua,_GuatemalaThis program is ideal for undergraduate students interested in History, Latin American Studies, Human Rights, Journalism, Anthropology, Sociology, International Studies, Political Science, Cinema Studies, Archeology, and Ethnic Studies. Coursework includes a Latin American Studies course taught in English by three UO Professors: Carlos Aguirre (History), Gabriela Martínez (School of Journalism and Communication), and Stephanie Wood (Wired Humanities Projects, College of Education).

Highlights:
  • Antigua is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site located in the central highlands of Guatemala, close to the capital city.
  • This 3-week program features excursions to Guatemala City and to the Maya ruins of Copán.
  • Three UO professors will teach a 6-credit seminar called LAS 407: Human Rights in Guatemala: Truth, Justice, and Memory, focusing on the history and legacy of a violent civil war that lasted over 30 years in Guatemala.
  • Students will have the opportunity to hear from local organizations and individuals who are actively involved in the pursuit of social justice, truth, and reconciliation.
  • Using photos, films, primary sources, and other texts, students will write a short research paper with the guidance of faculty leaders.

Héctor Tobar’s Book on Chilean Mine Workers Named among the New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2014”

Tobar_bookcover_WEBThe latest book by CLLAS-affiliated faculty member Héctor Tobar—a visiting professor in the UO School of Journalism and Communication and a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist—has been named among the New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2014.”

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October 2014) is a nonfiction novel that describes the 2010 odyssey of Chilean mine workers. Here is the publisher’s synopsis.

Congratulations to Professor Tobar!

 

Ileana Rodríguez-Silva: Public Talk

February 6, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

RODRIGUEZ-SILVABrowsing Room, Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Ileana M. Rodríguez-Silva is an assistant professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at the University of Washington. She holds a PhD in history and master’s degrees in Latin American studies and Latin American history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rodríguez-Silva’s research focuses on racial identity formation, post-emancipation racial politics, and comparative colonial arrangements in the configuration of empires.

Sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Américas Research Interest Group.



Giving to CLLAS

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