Global economic and cultural processes as well as shared histories connect Latin American and Latino/a communities. Integrating the study of Latino/a communities in the United States with analysis of the histories, politics, cultures, and societies of Latin America offers unique opportunities for analyzing a wide range of themes including colonialism, race, ethnicity, education, gender, nationalism, globalization, immigration, economic development, labor, language and culture, and more. The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) at the University of Oregon provides an interdisciplinary intellectual space for putting Latino/a and Latin American Studies in conversation with one another. The primary purpose of CLLAS is to facilitate collaborative research, scholarship, intellectual community, and community outreach focused on Latin America and U.S. Latino/a populations.
1. To create a cohesive Latino/a and Latin American Studies research program which integrates faculty research and teaching interests with a strong minor, major and undergraduate course offerings linked to a future interdisciplinary Master’s Degree.
2. To build signature foci through faculty research clusters, conferences, speakers series and other events, and systematic coordination of research, teaching, and study abroad offerings and opportunities.
3. To establish strong links to the local Eugene/Springfield Latino/a community as well as to Latino/a and Latin American communities
4. To become the premier research center in the Northwest for information, resources, and fresh, innovative knowledge about Latin America and U.S. Latino/a populations.
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- June 6, 2013:
- Erin Beck: “From Mobilization to NGO: The Advances and Limits of Indigenous Evangelical Women’s Collective Action in Guatemala”
- CLLAS GTF Position Opens for 2013-14 Event Coordinator and Research Assistant
- Brazil: Culture, Race, and Politics
- University of Oregon faculty member awarded $459,000 NSF CAREER Award
- 2013 Latin American Spring Film Series
- June 6: Latino Roots Celebration