Awards

Kristin Yarris receives one of UO’s highest teaching honors

Source: Eleven faculty members receive UO’s highest teaching honors | Around the O

Kristin Yarris with UO Provost and Senior Vice President Scott Coltrane

May 23, 2017—CLLAS executive board member Kristin Yarris, assistant professor, Department of International Studies, College of Arts and Sciences received the University of Oregon’s Ersted Award for Specialized Pedagogy, in recognition of achievement and expertise in the area of global health.

Prof. Yarris’s “research agenda is centered around the social determinants of health and wellbeing and the cultural shaping of illness and distress in different global locations.”

More on Yarris at: https://intldept.uoregon.edu/profile/keyarris/

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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 Advisory Board, Awards No Comments

CLLAS staffer Tamara LeRoy receives summer funding from the Folklore Program

Tamara LeRoy

CLLAS project coordinator Tamara S. LeRoy has been selected to receive a Folklore Program Summer Award “to support field research toward creation of exhibition materials for the River Road Elementary / El Camino del Rio school.”

Tamara joined CLLAS as a work study student during the winter of 2014, and continues to work for CLLAS as the Latino Roots Project coordinator. She is a graduate student in the Folklore Program (English). Tamara enjoys working with communities within and outside of academia to promote opportunities for understanding and collaboration.

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Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 Awards, staff No Comments

Michelle McKinley receives multiple awards, including UO Law School’s highest teaching honor

Michelle McKinley

Honored for both her teaching and her research, University of Oregon Knight Law School professor and the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s very own director Michelle McKinley is a multiple award winner this spring season. In short order, Dr. McKinley has racked up a teaching award, a book award, and an honorable mention. Dr. McKinley is a CLLAS affiliated faculty member and a former member of the CLLAS Executive Board.

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Sunday, April 16th, 2017 Affiliated faculty, Awards, Research No Comments

Tobin Hansen: CLLAS Graduate Grantee presentation

June 6, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Guards remove handcuffs and leg-irons before deporting a group of men to Mexico.

117 Fenton Hall
1021 E. 13th
UO campus

Criminal Alien-Nations: Child Migrants to the United States Deported as “Criminal Alien” Adults

presented by Tobin M. Hansen
PhD candidate, UO Department of Anthropology 

What are the motivations for and the consequences of deporting long-time U.S. residents as “criminal aliens”? This research examines the exclusionary logics and mechanisms by which some childhood arrivals to the United States are ensnared in crime control regimes and, as adults, are incarcerated, designated “criminal aliens,” and deported to Mexico. It also explores the aftermath of deportation as men forge ahead with their lives in unfamiliar northern Mexico communities. › Continue reading

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 Awards, Events, Research No Comments

Global Oregon Student Research Awards: Deadline April 15

April 15, 2017
5:00 pm

Deadline: April 15 at 5 pm

Global Oregon Undergraduate Award
The Global Oregon Initiative invites UO undergraduate students to apply for one of ten $500 research awards offered to support global education experiences (intensive study abroad, international internships, international research opportunities, participation in international events).

Global Oregon Graduate Research Award
The Global Oregon Initiative invites UO graduate students to apply for one of five $2,000 research awards offered to support international research. Global Oregon is an initiative of the Office of International Affairs-Global Studies Institute. It promotes internationalization in the student experience, in research, and in our outreach to the state and the world. Global Oregon is deliberately cross-regional and interdisciplinary, drawing together UO expertise on every world region and from many academic domains.

Global Oregon Summer Translation Studies Award
Under the auspices of Global Oregon, the Translation Studies Working Group invites applications from UO graduate students for two $1000 awards. Each award will support an internationally oriented project in Translation Studies. UO undergraduate students can apply for two $500 awards. Each award will support an internationally oriented project in literary translation.

Sunday, January 1st, 2017 Awards, Events, Research No Comments

Founding director Lynn Stephen passes CLLAS leadership torch

A Farewell Letter from CLLAS founding director Lynn Stephen

Lynn Stephen holds a plaque that commemorates her service to CLLAS.

Lynn Stephen holds a plaque that commemorates her service to CLLAS.

Nine years ago, I worked with others to begin creating an intellectual community and collaborative research space that would connect UO faculty, students, and administrators to Latino and Latin American communities in Oregon, the United States, and abroad. Because this kind of space didn’t exist, we had to build it. Our vision was hemispheric, bringing together Latino/a and Latin American studies across many different borders, disciplines, and perspectives. We believed that intellectual and human connections that brought community into the university and the university into the community were at the heart of knowledge production, teaching, and research.

In the fall of 2007, the life of CLLAS began when an official advisory board was formed with Carlos Aguirre, Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, Pedro Garcia-Caro, Michael Hames-García, Kathryn Lynch, Ernesto Martínez, Gabriela Martínez, Edward Olivos, Analisa Taylor, Tania Triana, Stephanie Wood, and me as members. From that beginning, CLLAS has grown from a small center that was incubated with the support of the Center for the Study of Women in Society to an independent research center that sponsors dozens of events every year, supports graduate student and faculty research, runs four research action projects, and is widely connected in the state of Oregon, the United States, and in a number of Latin American countries.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, CLLAS was formally launched at a family-friendly event at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art with CLLAS board members, community activists, students, and other supporters. Following are some of our outstanding accomplishments over the past six years:  › Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 Awards, staff No Comments



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2017 Latino Roots Celebration

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