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Women’s Role in Afro-Indigenous Healing Traditions in the Caribbean and Its Diaspora

May 17, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

EMU Cedar / Spruce Rooms

A CLLAS Faculty Grantee presentation by Alai Reyes-Santos (Ethnic Studies) and Ana Lara (Anthropology).

“Women’s Role in Afro-Indigenous Healing Traditions in the Caribbean and its Diasporas” is an interdisciplinary study examining Caribbean women’s roles in Afro-Indigenous healing traditions and how their healing work contributes to their empowerment in their communities. Research sites include the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the Pacific Northwest. Professor Lara is an anthropology professor and ethnographer and Professor Reyes-Santos is a professor of ethnic studies trained in literary and cultural studies. The study draws on their methodological areas of expertise to incorporate a) analysis of cultural narratives centering Caribbean women healers and b) ethnographic research among Caribbean women healers.

CLLAS Grantee Presentation: John Bedan, “Guatemala and the U.S. in the 1960s”

May 18, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Gerlinger 246
UO campus

John Bedan is a graduate student in the UO Department of History. His CLLAS-supported research project, “The Price of Progress: Guatemala and the United States in the 1960s,” seeks to examine how the Guatemalan state transformed during the Alliance for Progress era. The research will explain how the idealism of the Alliance for Progress gave way to the realities of Cold War confrontation in Guatemala.

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