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CLLAS Solidarity Statement

CLLAS stands firm in its commitment to equity and inclusion. Therefore CLLAS rejects the exclusion of any group based on nationality, ethnicity, religious background, gender or legal status. CLLAS will continue to value and welcome scholars, students, staff and members from all communities. CLLAS believes in drawing hemispheric and global perspectives into our community of researchers who are working to better our societies through knowledge and civic engagement.

Know Your Rights: a compilation of resources for international students and scholars

Basic Info to Know: from the “Dreamers, Ducks, and DACA Info-Session,” drawn from the presentation by Ellen McWhirter, Ann Swindells Professor in Counseling Psychology, on Feb. 28, 2017

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 Academics, Human Rights No Comments

DACA and DREAMer students see new face of support

Source: DACA and DREAMer students see new face of support | Around the O

Justine Carpenter

July 17, 2017—“Students who are Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals, more commonly referred to as DACA students, have a new face of support in Justine Carpenter.

“Carpenter has been named director of multicultural and identity-based support services, with an expansion of her role to include supporting DACA and DREAMer student services within the Dean of Students Office.

“Jane Irungu, assistant vice president of student engagement, has been serving in the role, but will be leaving the university for a new position at the University of Oklahoma as director of the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies. › Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 Academics, News No Comments

2017-18 Tinker grantees and CLLAS research grantees announced

May 30, 2017—The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies recently announced  seven graduate students as the recipients of its first Tinker Field Research Grants. Tinker Field Research Grants are open to students across all academic disciplines and graduate degree programs to assist master’s and doctoral students with travel and field-related expenses for brief periods of field research in Latin America. 

Also, three graduate students will receive CLLAS Graduate Student Grants for research projects to be carried out over the summer.

Additionally, Kristin Yarris, assistant professor in the Department of International Studies, will direct a CLLAS Faculty / Collaborative Grant Project with two graduate students and community organization Centro LatinoAmericano.

Award winners and their projects are listed below. › Continue reading

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 Academics, Awards, Funding, Research No Comments

UO’s Charles Martinez named to Knight Professorship

Source: UO’s Charles Martinez named to Knight Professorship | Around the O

April 17, 2017 – The University of Oregon’s Charles Martinez was recently named a Philip H. Knight Professor for his leadership in prevention science and commitment to improving education, health and social services for underserved communities.

Charles Martinez (left) with colleague Carmen Urbina and a student during a visit to Honduras.

The UO College of Education faculty member, director of the Center for Equity Promotion and former vice president for institutional equity and diversity joined the UO nearly 20 years ago. He has used his many academic, administrative and community roles to advance equity and inclusion at the university, across Oregon, and around the world.

“It is fitting that Charles’ lifetime body of work on equity, inclusion and the education of Latino children in both the United States and Latin America has been recognized by receipt of a Knight Professorship,” said Randy Kamphaus, dean of the College of Education. “The Society for Prevention Research and many others have praised his cutting-edge work for its contributions to the field and society.”  › Continue reading

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Monday, April 17th, 2017 Academics, Affiliated faculty No Comments

UO professor Lynn Stephen to lead world Latin America scholars association

Professor Lynn Stephen (right) in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Editor’s Note: Lynn Stephen is the founding director of CLLAS.

March 31, 2017 (from Around the O) — “UO anthropology professor Lynn Stephen, an internationally known Latin America scholar, is in line to lead the largest association of researchers in the field after being elected vice president of the Latin American Studies Association.

“Stephen will begin a one-year term in June and will then serve as president of the association for a year beginning in June 2018. After that, she’ll spend a year mentoring the next generation of the group’s leaders.

 “‘I am honored by my election as future LASA president,’ Stephen said. ‘I will use the office to continue building hemispheric relations in the Americas and beyond in the face of isolationist policy proposals.’”

For the entire story, go to: UO professor to lead world Latin America scholars association | Around the O

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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 Academics, Advisory Board, News, Research No Comments

Marjorie Perloff: Poetry, Poetics & Myth Speaker Series

May 8, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm
May 9, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Poetry: Gerlinger Lounge
1468 University St.
UO campus

Brown Bag: Susan Campbell Hall
Leona Tyler Conference Room

Poetry in the Afternoon

Marjorie Perloff, “Reading the Verses Backward: Poetry for the Digital Age”

Dr. Perloff will share poetry at Gerlinger Lounge on May 8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. She is the Sadie Dernham Patek Professor of Humanities, Emerita, Stanford University.

She will also lead a Brown Bag lunch discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the Leona Tyler Conference Room, Susan Campbell Hall. Seating for this discussion is limited. Please contact Leah Middlebrook to reserve a space: middlebr(at)uoregon.edu.

The Speaker Series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Program Grant; Department of Romance Languages, Translation Studies Working Group; Oregon  Humanities Center; Department of Comparative Literature; Latin American Studies Program; and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 Academics, Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments


2017 Latino Roots Celebration


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.

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