Academics

A Talk by Walescka Pino-Ojeda “The Dissident Homo Economicus: Neoliberal Chile and the Films of Pablo Larraín” 

November 7, 2017
4:30 pmto5:45 pm

Global Scholars Hall
Room 131
1710 E. 15th Ave.
UO campus

Presented by Latin American Studies

“The Dissident Homo Economicus: Neoliberal Chile and the Films of Pablo Larraín”

A Talk by Walescka Pino-Ojeda

Walescka Pino-Ojeda is a visiting scholar from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

 This presentation is free & open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. 

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Reuben Zahler, History workshop: “Why did you kill your baby?”

October 27, 2017
10:30 amto11:30 am

History Workshop

“Why did you kill your baby?” Infanticide, Motherhood, and the Courts in Venezuela, 1811-1863

Dr. Reuben Zahler, UO History,
Friday, October 27, 10:00-11:30 am,
McKenzie Hall 375

In the Andean region of Venezuela, Professor Zahler uncovered a cache of court cases about infanticide that occurred shortly after Venezuela became an independent country. The defendants were overwhelmingly the infant’s mother — working class women of indigenous or mixed-race background. These cases offer a number of surprising insights into gender, race, moral codes, and how locals and the authorities sought to manage this most heinous of crimes.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 Academics, Affiliated faculty, Events, Research No Comments

Jesús Sepúlveda Poetry Reading: Espejo de los detalles 

November 21, 2017
4:30 pmto6:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Mills International Center
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

LAS Book Presentation Series

Jesús Sepúlveda

Poetry Reading. Espejo de los detalles (forthcoming)

Jesús Sepúlveda

Jesús Sepúlveda teaches at the University of Oregon in the Department of Romance Languages. Jesús Sepúlveda is the author of eight poetry collections and three books of essays, including his green-anarchist manifesto El jardín de las peculiaridades (2002) and his book of literary criticism Poets on the Edge (2016).  His selected poems were collected in Poemas de un bárbaro, published in Santiago de Chile in 2013, and his most recent book of poetry Secoya was published in New York in 2015.  Sepúlveda’s work has been published in more than fifteen countries and partially translated into eight languages, leading him to participate in international poetry festivals and poetry readings throughout the world.

Sponsored by Latin American Studies. This event is free & open to the public.

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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



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