Awards

Brenda Garcia Millan wins prestigious fellowship & teaching award

2017 Tinker Fellow Brenda Garcia Millan (MA International Studies, 2018) has been selected to participate in the prestigious Latino Mental Health International Research Training Program (MHIRT), sponsored by the University of Southern California Department of Psychology. As a MHIRT fellow, Brenda will spend her summer working alongside her faculty mentor, Dr. Shoshana Berenzon Gorn, at the National Psychiatric Institute in Mexico City, where her research will focus on improving access to mental health care for underserved communities. MHIRT is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, and is designed to train the next generation of researchers focused on reducing mental health disparities for U.S. Latinx communities. Kristin Yarris, assistant professor of international studies, is also an MHIRT Faculty Mentor.

Brenda was also awarded the distinguished and extremely competitive Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Award to teach in Madrid, Spain. Starting Fall 2018, Brenda will be working at an instituto (secondary school), where she will prepare students for the Global Classrooms (Model UN) project. Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.

Brenda’s Fulbright ETA award is funded by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Institute of International Education (IIE), and the Community of Madrid.

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Monday, April 23rd, 2018 Awards, Funding, Graduate students, News, Research No Comments

Provost awards new Knight Chair to professor of anthropology Lynn Stephen

Lynn Stephen speaks at the 2017 Latino Roots Celebration / photo by Jack Liu

From Around the O

March 22, 2018—UO anthropology professor Lynn Stephen, a renowned scholar of Latin American studies, has been awarded a prestigious Philip H. Knight Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Stephen is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences as well as a member of the graduate faculty in ethnic studies. She is also a participating faculty member in women’s, gender and sexuality studies and Latin American studies.

She was awarded the honor as a way of “recognizing a limited number of truly outstanding professors,” according to her letter of appointment from Jayanth Banavar, provost and senior vice president. › Continue reading

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 Academics, Advisory Board, Awards No Comments

2018 CLLAS Graduate Research Series: Latinx & Latin American Studies Intersections: Migration, Indigeneity & Belonging

April 18, 2018
1:30 pmto4:30 pm

 

 

Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.

Presentations by Tinker Field Research Grant and CLLAS Research Grant awardees

Latinx & Latin American Studies Intersections: Migration, Indigeneity & Belonging

April 18, 2018, 1:30-4:30pm, Browsing Room

1:30-1:45 “Developing a Disability Legal Consciousness: Racism and Ableism in Special Education Advocacy,” Katie Warden, Department of Sociology

2:00-2:15 “The Receptacle of Ellipsis and Fragmentation: the Plural Acts of Deference of Arantza Cazalis Shuey and Aurora de Albornoz,” Nagore Sedano, Department of Romance Languages

2:15-2:45 Q&A

2:45-3:00 Break for coffee and snacks › Continue reading

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Monday, January 15th, 2018 Awards, Events, Research No Comments

Amalia Gladhart Awarded NEA Literature Translation Fellowship

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 Awards, Books No Comments

2018 CLLAS Graduate Research Series: Cultural Production, Displacement & Internationalism in Latin America

January 24, 2018
1:30 pmto4:30 pm

Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.

Presentations by Tinker Field Research Grant and CLLAS Research Grant awardees

Cultural Production, Displacement & Internationalism in Latin America

1:30-1:45   “‘Fiesta’ and Politics: Damian Ayma, the Itinerant Photographer,” Javier Velasco, Department of Romance Languages

1:45-2:00 “The Geneaology and Poetics of Betrayal in H.G. Oesterheld,” Yosa Vidal-Collados, Department of Romance Languages

2:00-2:30 Q&A, Moderator: Amalia Gladhart, Professor of Spanish, Director, Oregon Center for Translation Studies

2:30-3:00 Break for coffee and snacks

3:00-3:15 “Contemporary Displacement Patterns and Responses: Haitians at the US-Mexico Border,” Brenda Garcia Millan, Department of International Studies

3:15-3:30 “’Globalization,’ Cuban Internationalism and the Contemporary Left: A Counter-History,” Eli Portella, Department of Philosophy 

3:30-4:15 Q&A

4:15-4:30 Wrap up

 

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Saturday, September 9th, 2017 Awards, Events, Research No Comments

Two CLLAS affiliated faculty members receive Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards

Gerardo Sandoval

June 9, 2017—CLLAS executive board member Gerardo Sandoval (PPPM) and affiliated faculty member Jessica Vasquez-Tokos (sociology) are among 16 recipients of UO’s 2017-18 Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards, announced June 9 by Provost Scott Coltrane.

From Around the O: “Established in 2006 with the generous support of Lorry Lokey, the Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards aims to increase the academic quality and reputation of the University of Oregon by highlighting and supporting world-class research and teaching.

Jessica Vasquez-Tokos

“‘Since its inception the award has been bestowed on 137 outstanding faculty members,’ Coltrane said. “These faculty members are recognized for their enduring commitment and contribution to our shared institutional spirit of learning, intellectual inquiry and service.’  

“Candidates are nominated by deans, with input from faculty and unit heads, and nominations are reviewed by the Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards review committee before a final determination is made by the provost. The award provides faculty members with a $20,000 salary supplement or $30,000 for research support.” 

For a full list of recipients: http://around.uoregon.edu/content/provost-announces-recipients-faculty-excellence-awards

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