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2017 CLLAS Call for Faculty Collaborative Research Groups

May 5, 2017
12:00 pm

See also: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/drop-in-info-session-on-cllas-faculty-collaborative-research-grants-2/

Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2017 Applicants will be notified by June 5, 2017. 

In order to encourage existing projects and collaborations and to facilitate new ones, CLLAS announces its seventh grant competition for funds to be used during the 2017-2018 academic year (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018).  We plan to award 1-2 grants of up to $5000.  This grant is specifically intended to support research that fits within the CLLAS mission.   › Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 Events, Funding, Research No Comments

“Diálogos,” a New, Multi-sensory Exhibition that Features Latin American Art, Opens at JSMA

May 3, 2017
5:30 pmto6:30 pm

Note: On Wednesday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m., curator Cheryl Hartup and UO graduate students Rucha Chandvankar, Brian Lane, and Victoria Lee, will discuss the exhibition.

EUGENE, OR (April 11, 2017) –  The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, located on the University of Oregon campus, presents the exhibition “Diálogos,” on view through October 8, 2017.  The exhibition features recent acquisitions of art from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States.

On view as part of Dialogos

Organized by Cheryl Hartup, Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art, “Diálogos” — the Spanish word for dialogues— activates exchanges between art and artists, the viewer and the object, and the museum and the communities it serves. The exhibition features fifteen prints, photographs, kinetic sculptures, and mixed media objects by artists from Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. 

“‘Diálogos’ began with the conversations I saw taking place between works of art, and I installed objects in pairs and small groups to reflect these interchanges,” says Hartup. “Each label begins with a question to start an exchange with the viewer.” › Continue reading

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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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Monday, April 17th, 2017 Academics, Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

Colloquium “Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative technologies of resistance,” with author Curtis Marez

May 15, 2017
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

146 Crater Lake North
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

Please join the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and the Department of Ethnic Studies in this conversation with the author, Curtis Marez.

Farm Worker Futurism reveals that the historical role of technology has had much to do with depicting the lives of farm laborers—Mexican migrants in particular—in the United States. This book explores the friction between agribusiness and farm workers through the lens of visual culture. Here is a link to the introduction of his book:
https://www.academia.edu/31074624/_Introduction_Farm_Workers_in_the_Machine_Farm_Worker_Futurism_Speculative_Technologies_of_Resistance

Light refreshments will be available. Please contact CLLAS at cllas@uoregon.edu if you have questions.

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 Books, Events, Farmworker Rights No Comments

Roberto Rodríguez: “In Pursuit of Sacred Justice”

May 16, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

145 Straub Hall
1451 Onyx St.
UO campus
Free & Open to all

In Pursuit of Sacred Justice
an upcoming talk by Roberto Rodríguez (Dr. Cintli)
Professor of Mexican American and Raza Studies at the University of Arizona

Roberto Rodríguez (Dr. Cintli)

Dr. Cintli will discuss his latest book, Our Sacred Maíz is Our Mother, on maíz culture and food colonization, migration, and storytelling among Indigenous, Mexican and Central American peoples of the Americas.

He interweaves these “Sacred Maíz Narratives” with reflections on his acclaimed journalistic work on the topic of Red-Black-Brown Communities in Resistance to U.S. Law Enforcement and Military Violence as well as his latest collaborative project, Smiling Brown: Gente de Bronce – People the Color of the Earth, a book, play, and series of video dialogues which explore color consciousness and light-skin privilege. › Continue reading

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Women’s Role in Afro-Indigenous Healing Traditions in the Caribbean and Its Diaspora

May 17, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

EMU Cedar / Spruce Rooms

A CLLAS Faculty Grantee presentation by Alai Reyes-Santos (Ethnic Studies) and Ana Lara (Anthropology).

“Women’s Role in Afro-Indigenous Healing Traditions in the Caribbean and its Diasporas” is an interdisciplinary study examining Caribbean women’s roles in Afro-Indigenous healing traditions and how their healing work contributes to their empowerment in their communities. Research sites include the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the Pacific Northwest. Professor Lara is an anthropology professor and ethnographer and Professor Reyes-Santos is a professor of ethnic studies trained in literary and cultural studies. The study draws on their methodological areas of expertise to incorporate a) analysis of cultural narratives centering Caribbean women healers and b) ethnographic research among Caribbean women healers.




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