Latin American/Latino Studies grad student mixer

November 6, 2014
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Grad-Mixer-Flyer-Final_WEBGraduate Student Center
111 Susan Campbell Hall

Grad Mixer Flyer Final

Come connect with other grad students across departments and schools whose interests lie in things Latino and Latin American. We’ll provide light refreshments and a chance to learn about each other’s interests and connect with like-minded colleagues you might not otherwise meet.

Cosponsored by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and the Latin American Studies Program.

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Dr. Ruth Vargas Forman, “The Contribution of Psycho-Forensic Reports at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”

November 10, 2014
5:30 pmto6:45 pm

Room 230T
HEDCO Education Building
1655 Alder St.
UO campus

This presentation will take place within the context of a class, but is open to all UO students, faculty, staff, and the public.

courtlogo_WEBIn the summer of 2014, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights found the Chilean State in violation of the rights of eight indigenous citizens who were tried and convicted under an anti-terrorism law. Each was sentenced between 5 and 10 years in prison with charges of arson and attempted arson, events that were classified as terrorist acts, taking place between 2001 and 2002.

Dr. Ruth Vargas Forman, a Chilean doctor in clinical psychology, presented psycho-forensic evidence of the traumatic consequences of state repression and the impact of the application of the “Anti-Terrorist Law” by the Chilean state against indigenous people. Dr. Vargas Forman worked in Chile documenting the consequences of the state violence and imprisonment against the Mapuche leaders and their communities. She presented affidavits at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on behalf of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and for the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), the legal representatives of the indigenous leaders. › Continue reading

“¡Santa!: Afro-Diasporic Ways of Being and Knowing,” with CLLAS Visiting Scholar Ana-Maurine Lara

November 21, 2014
4:00 pmto5:30 pm
Ana-Maurine Lara

Ana-Maurine Lara

204 Condon Hall
1321 Kincaid St.
UO campus

CLLAS Visiting Scholar Ana-Maurine Lara to deliver lecture about her research

Ana-Maurine Lara is the first ever Visiting Scholar with the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. She recently completed her PhD in African American Studies and Anthropology at Yale University. Her first academic book (in-progress) is titled Bodies and Souls: Sexual Terror in God’s New World, and is based on her graduate research, which focused on LGBT political activism and the Catholic state in the Dominican Republic.

She is an award-winning novelist and poet. Her novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011); her short stories and poems have been featured in numerous anthologies and literary magazines. Her published scholarship engages topics on Afro-Latin@ and Afro-Diasporic queer identities and aesthetics.

sponsored by the Department of Anthropology

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 Dominican Republic, Events, Research No Comments

Teaming up in Medford: Latino Roots and the Latino Civic Participation Project

Medford, OR – The Latino Roots Exhibit on display at the 2014 Multicultural Fair.

Medford, OR – The Latino Roots Exhibit on display at the 2014 Multicultural Fair.

September 26, 2014—Gerardo Sandoval, associate director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, took his graduate students to the Greater Medford Multicultural Fair in Medford, Ore., on Saturday, September 26 to explain findings from the Latino Civic Participation Project. Sandoval, an assistant professor in the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management, said that he was able to connect with about 25 key people who work with diversity issues in Medford. He and his students also spoke about their findings with about 100 Latinos who attended the fair. Professor Sandoval is the project coordinator for the CLLAS Advancing Latino Equity in Oregon Project.

Native Studies Research Colloquium — Lynn Stephen, “Transborder Gendered Violence and Resistance: Indigenous Women Migrants Seeking U.S. Asylum”

December 1, 2014
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
Lynn Stephen / photo by Jack Liu.

Lynn Stephen / photo by Jack Liu.

Many Nations Longhouse
1630 Columbia St.
UO campus
Free & open to the public
(Bring Your Own Lunch)

“Transborder Gendered Violence and Resistance: Indigenous Women Migrants Seeking U.S. Asylum”

a talk by Dr. Lynn Stephen, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, and Director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) at the University of Oregon

Professor Lynn Stephen’s scholarly work has centered the impact of globalization, migration, nationalism and the politics of culture on indigenous communities in the Americas. Her multi-leveled approach, which engages political-economy, ethnohistory, and ethnography, has provided a hemispheric lens on major challenges faced by indigenous peoples such as out-migration, tourism, economic development, and low-intensity war and their creative responses to these challenges. › Continue reading

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CLLAS Graduate Student Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

January 22, 2015
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Location: TBD

Please join us for a valuable session with a panel of faculty and grad students who will share tips and strategies for writing successful grant proposals.

For more information about CLLAS Graduate Student Research Grants, visit our Funding pages.


Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 Events, Funding No Comments

Giving to CLLAS

Follow the link below for instructions on how to give to the University of Oregon. If you want your gift to directly support CLLAS, please enter “Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies” under “Other."

Proceed to the online giving page



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October 2014