2015 CLLAS Symposium featured panels, keynote addresses, and a dance performance

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University of Oregon, March 12, 2015—The first ever CLLAS Symposium featured keynote addresses by two young Dream Act activists, four panels representing the four CLLAS Research Action Projects, a reception, and a dance and music performance by Puerto Rican Bomba & Proyecto Union. Between 200 and 300 people attended the day’s series of events, which moved across campus between the Knight Library Browsing Room, the Gerlinger Hall Alumni Lounge, and the Frohnmayer Music Building. In attendance were teachers from Salem and Woodburn, a principal from Eugene School District 4J, community representatives  from the Eugene/ Springfield area, several of the people interviewed in the original Latino Roots class, community activists and leaders, and many UO students, faculty, and administrators. Some people came for the music, some for the panel discussions, others for the lively and intense keynote talks, and some attended the full day of activities.

Symposium schedule: › Continue reading

CLLAS Professional Development: Publishing Workshop with Gisela Fosado

April 2, 2015
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

Graduate Student Lounge
Susan Campbell Hall
1431 Johnson Lane

CLLAS invites junior faculty to a publishing workshop with Gisela Fosado, Duke University Press Editor for Anthropology, History, Latin American Studies, Social Movements, Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, and Latino Studies.

This workshop will cover some of the common challenges of turning the dissertation into a first book (some of which also tend to crop up in the second book), the complicated state of the publishing industry and trends that are emerging in publishing scholarly books. These trends speak to what might be the state of scholarly publishing in 10 or so years. The workshop will also cover books with integral digital content, including discussion on gender and newer publication formats. Dr. Fosado will speak for 40 minutes and leave more than an hour for questions. Please come with specific questions for the workshop. RSVP required: cllas(at)uoregon.edu

This workshop is sponsored by CLLAS, the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the UO Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC).

Dr. Lynn Stephen’s book “We are the Face of Oaxaca” chosen for national award

Stephen_Face_of_Oaxaca_CVRcomps.inddMarch 11, 2015—A book authored by Professor Lynn Stephen, director, UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Delmos Jones and Jagna Scharff Memorial Book Award from the Society for the Anthropology of North America. We are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements (Duke University Press, October 2013) tells the story of a massive uprising against the Mexican state of Oaxaca, which began with the emergence of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) in June 2006.

Dr. Stephen is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology. In announcing the award, the selections committee stated: › Continue reading

CLLAS Faculty Grant Information Session

April 3, 2015
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

Professor Gerardo Sandoval (PPPM), associate director of CLLAS, will lead this session for those interested in submitting a proposal for a CLLAS Faculty Seed Grant. Deadline for grant proposals is Friday, May 1, at noon.

2015 Call for Faculty Grants

Native Studies Research Colloquium Series: Ana-Maurine Lara, I was born here: Denationalization, National Sovereignty and Racial Formations”

April 7, 2015
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
Ana-Maurine Lara

Ana-Maurine Lara

Many Nations Longhouse
1630 Columbia St.
UO campus
Bring-your-own-lunch (BYOL)

Native Studies Research Colloquium Series

The Native American Studies Research colloquium series is a forum for scholars to present their research for discussion at the University of Oregon.  All events are free and open to the public.

“I was born here: Denationalization, National Sovereignty and Racial Formations”
presented by Ana-Maurine Lara, CLLAS Visiting Scholar

This paper focuses on Black-Indian (Afro-Indigenous) relations in mainland and on island America, comparing the denationalization of Cherokee Freedmen and Dominicans of Haitian descent. The paper is a philosophical query into the interstices between struggles for native sovereignty, racial formations and citizenship, and draws on these seemingly disparate examples to engage two principle questions: 1) how do our colonial racial legacies manifest themselves in the struggles for citizenship in the context of Native/Indigenous sovereign nations? 2) What do sovereign Native/Indigenous nations gain from the exclusion of “black” subjects?

Ana-Maurine Lara is the first ever Visiting Scholar with the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. › Continue reading

Ana-Maurine Lara: Afro-Sappho Futurisms: Drawing on the Past to Imagine us Into the Future

April 13, 2015
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Sally-Miller-Gearheart-v2-2b7xeos-663x1024-194x300Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.

2015 Sally Miller Gearhart Lecture in Lesbian Studies

Drawing on poetry and critical scholarship, Ana-Maurine Lara will lead audiences into the archives of the imagination, to consider some invisible spaces of lesbian desire, love and freedom from the past as a lexicon for imagining new collective futures.

Ana-Maurine Lara, PhD is the first ever Scholar-in-Residence with the UO Center for Latin@ and Latin American Studies, an award-winning novelist and poet. Her short stories and poems have been featured in numerous anthologies and literary magazines, and her published scholarship engages topics on Afro-Latin@ and Afro-Diasporic queer identities and aesthetics. Her novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011).

This talk is the 2015 installment of the Sally Miller Gearhart Lectures in Lesbian Studies, a biennial event in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. The Sally Miller Gearhart Lectures in Lesbian Studies fund was established by Carla Blumberg, student, friend and colleague of Sally Miller Gearhart, to promote and enhance lesbian studies.



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