CLLAS Workshop “From Manila to London to Rio: Two Cases Outside the Canon”

April 4, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.
UO campus

2017-19 CLLAS Series: America, Bridge Across Oceans 

presented by Chương-Đaì Võ

This talk will focus on two case studies, exemplary of non-canonical modernism and contemporaneity—the periodical Signals and the exhibition The Other Story. Edited by the Manila-born, international artist David Medalla, Signals was a periodical that ran for 10 issues from August 1964 to March 1966. Unlike the post-World War II art scenes that were developing in much of Western Europe and the U.S., Signals engaged with the Latin American avant-garde, and understood art as a meeting ground for aesthetics, physics, literature, poetry, and social transformation. Medalla was part of a group of artists from Asia, Africa and the Caribbean that Rasheed Araeen proposed for an exhibition entitled The Other Story in 1978. Not staged until 1989, the exhibition’s premise—that British art history actively erased and ignored the contributions of artists of color—invigorated Araeen’s practice as an artist, curator and the founder of the influential periodical Third Text

CLLAS Professional Development: NEH Grant Writing

April 5, 2018
12:00 pmto1:30 pm



Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

CLLAS Professional Development: NEH Grant Writing

Stephanie Wood, PhD,  will share tips and strategies for writing successful research grant proposals. Dr. Wood is a research associate/principal investigator at the Center at Oregon for Research in Education, UO College of Education, and director and senior researcher of the Wired Humanities Projects.

UO faculty in the field of Latinx Studies: CLLAS now offers seed grant money

April 6, 2018
12:00 pm



Deadline: April 6

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces
2018 Seed Grant Award for Faculty in the Field of Latinx Studies

CLLAS announces its first Latinx Studies grant award for research or creative projects. We plan to award one seed grant of up to $2500; the funds must be used during the 2018-2019 academic year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). This grant is specifically intended to support research or creative projects in Latinx Studies that fits within the CLLAS mission.

Projects that include collaboration between UO units, involve the wider Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, or Latinx communities/organizations/institutions in the U.S. or propose other forms of community engagement are particularly welcome, but not required.

For full information on requirements and on how to apply, go to: 2018 Call for Faculty Latinx Grants Final

See also: Drop-in Session March 1

Grant application deadline for both this grant and the Faculty Collaborative Grant: 12:00 p.m. (noon), Friday, April 6, 2018. Applicants will be notified by May 4, 2018.

Ana-Maurine Lara’s “Kohnjehr Woman” a finalist for Lambda Literary Award

March 6, 2018—Kohnjehr Woman, a book of poetry by Ana-Maurine Lara, has been nominated as a finalist for the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards.

Lara, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon and a CLLAS affiliated faculty member, is an award-winning poet and fiction writer whose novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011).

As the foundation states, “The Lambda Literary Award is the most prestigious LGBTQ book prize in the world. With nearly 1000 total submissions considered for nomination it is a significant achievement to be named a finalist.”

Lara will be performing at the 2018 CLLAS Symposium on March 8 at Gerlinger Lounge during the reception (6 pm to 7:30 pm) as part of Riffiando: Dominican Artists in the House!

For a complete list of finalists:

Ethnic Studies archival team releases digital archive on Puerto Rico

2/16/2018—Today our Ethnic Studies archival team releases our digital archive!

Thanks to all of you who made it and keep making it possible! UO undergraduate students’ research shines here!

Over the next eleven months, visit us regularly for new interviews, bibliographies, stories, photographic journeys, and more educational materials pertinent to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.  Co-create knowledge with us! Share stories with us through our UO Puerto Rico Project Facebook Page [3], our UO Puerto Rico Project Twitter,  [4] our hashtag #uoprproject, and our UO Puerto Rico Project YouTube Channel. [5]

Join us on March 8th at CLLAS’ Justice Across Borders Symposium for more information about Caribbean migrants in the Pacific Northwest and recent arrivals from Puerto Rico!

The UO Puerto Rico Project Team [6]
–Alaí Reyes-Santos, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies


TAREA TIME for UO students

Every Tuesday, 3 pm to 5 pm
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
230 Swindells

  • Join Us! A time to study together & connect
  • Career Advice: Samantha Matta, Assistant Director, UO Career Center
  • CMAE & OAA Advisers: Karla Perez-Young & Dulce Castro
  • Get help with Spanish, Writing, & more
  • Scantrons, Snacks, & Green Books provided!

Sponsors include CMAE & OAA; Departments of Romance Languages and Ethnic Studies; Spanish Heritage Language Program; CLLAS; UO Libraries; and the Teaching and Learning Center.

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.



2017 Latino Roots Celebration