CLLAS Professional Development: Publishing Workshop with Gisela Fosado

April 2, 2015
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

Graduate Student Lounge
Susan Campbell Hall
1431 Johnson Lane

CLLAS invites junior faculty to a publishing workshop with Gisela Fosado, Duke University Press Editor for Anthropology, History, Latin American Studies, Social Movements, Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, and Latino Studies.

This workshop will cover some of the common challenges of turning the dissertation into a first book (some of which also tend to crop up in the second book), the complicated state of the publishing industry and trends that are emerging in publishing scholarly books. These trends speak to what might be the state of scholarly publishing in 10 or so years. The workshop will also cover books with integral digital content, including discussion on gender and newer publication formats. Dr. Fosado will speak for 40 minutes and leave more than an hour for questions. Please come with specific questions for the workshop. RSVP required: cllas(at)

This workshop is sponsored by CLLAS, the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the UO Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC).

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Monday, March 30th, 2015 Books, Events, Publications, Research No Comments

CLLAS Faculty Grant Information Session

April 3, 2015
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

Professor Gerardo Sandoval (PPPM), associate director of CLLAS, will lead this session for those interested in submitting a proposal for a CLLAS Faculty Seed Grant. Deadline for grant proposals is Friday, May 1, at noon.

2015 Call for Faculty Grants

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 Events, Funding No Comments

Native Studies Research Colloquium Series: Ana-Maurine Lara, I was born here: Denationalization, National Sovereignty and Racial Formations”

April 7, 2015
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
Ana-Maurine Lara

Ana-Maurine Lara

Many Nations Longhouse
1630 Columbia St.
UO campus
Bring-your-own-lunch (BYOL)

Native Studies Research Colloquium Series

The Native American Studies Research colloquium series is a forum for scholars to present their research for discussion at the University of Oregon.  All events are free and open to the public.

“I was born here: Denationalization, National Sovereignty and Racial Formations”
presented by Ana-Maurine Lara, CLLAS Visiting Scholar

This paper focuses on Black-Indian (Afro-Indigenous) relations in mainland and on island America, comparing the denationalization of Cherokee Freedmen and Dominicans of Haitian descent. The paper is a philosophical query into the interstices between struggles for native sovereignty, racial formations and citizenship, and draws on these seemingly disparate examples to engage two principle questions: 1) how do our colonial racial legacies manifest themselves in the struggles for citizenship in the context of Native/Indigenous sovereign nations? 2) What do sovereign Native/Indigenous nations gain from the exclusion of “black” subjects?

Ana-Maurine Lara is the first ever Visiting Scholar with the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. › Continue reading

Sunday, March 1st, 2015 Books, Events, Haiti, Native American, Research No Comments

Ana-Maurine Lara: Afro-Sappho Futurisms: Drawing on the Past to Imagine us Into the Future

April 13, 2015
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Sally-Miller-Gearheart-v2-2b7xeos-663x1024-194x300Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.

2015 Sally Miller Gearhart Lecture in Lesbian Studies

Drawing on poetry and critical scholarship, Ana-Maurine Lara will lead audiences into the archives of the imagination, to consider some invisible spaces of lesbian desire, love and freedom from the past as a lexicon for imagining new collective futures.

Ana-Maurine Lara, PhD is the first ever Scholar-in-Residence with the UO Center for Latin@ and Latin American Studies, an award-winning novelist and poet. Her short stories and poems have been featured in numerous anthologies and literary magazines, and her published scholarship engages topics on Afro-Latin@ and Afro-Diasporic queer identities and aesthetics. Her novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011).

This talk is the 2015 installment of the Sally Miller Gearhart Lectures in Lesbian Studies, a biennial event in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. The Sally Miller Gearhart Lectures in Lesbian Studies fund was established by Carla Blumberg, student, friend and colleague of Sally Miller Gearhart, to promote and enhance lesbian studies.


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“Intimate Partner Violence and Immigrant Women,” CLLAS Grantee Presentation: Kathryn Miller

April 16, 2015
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Mills International Center (tentative)

CLLAS graduate student grantee Kathryn Miller, Department of Political Science, will talk about her research on intimate partner violence (IPV) and immigrant women, which has been supported by a CLLAS Graduate Student Research Grant.

Abstract: “There is a long history, in the United States and elsewhere, of failing to recognize intimate partner violence (IPV) against immigrant women as criminal harm. IPV continues almost unabated throughout the world, affecting all countries, cultures, and economic class. In the US, there is a decisive gap between the numbers of immigrant women facing IPV, and those afforded state amelioration (i.e. visas or grants of asylum); insofar as they exist, state responses have failed to adequately address this form of gendered violence. Rather than viewing legal and administrative institutions in the US as well-meaning, though inept, I ask to what extent they may be directly implicated both in legitimating IPV against immigrant women, and creating the space necessary for it to continue. Given that the existence of this legal space is an essential precondition to the acts of violence themselves, how should we understand the role of US governmental institutions in IPV against immigrant women? That is, what is the relationship between state actions/inactions and the perpetuation of this form of gendered violence? This dissertation examines the ways in which categories of victimhood (e.g. ‘battered immigrant’), formed through policy and policy implementation, operate on women seeking state intervention. I hypothesize that these categories have an exclusionary and disciplinary effect on IPV survivors in two instances treated as separate in policy and the literature: 1) Women seeking asylum on account of IPV, and 2) immigrant women facing IPV in the US. I examine this through an analysis of legal processes, relevant policies and administration, court cases, and interviews with employees at NGOs that serve immigrant women. I also re-conceptualize what it means for the state to do harm in this context.”

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 Events, Funding, Human Rights, Research No Comments

“Maluco Beleza: Music of the Brazilian Counterculture,” with Prof. Christopher Dunn

April 16, 2015
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

Dunn-Poster221 Allen Hall
UO campus

UO Latin American Studies program presents Guest Speaker Prof. Christopher Dunn

“Maluco Beleza: Music of the Brazilian Counterculture”

This presentation will explore the popular music associated with the Brazilian counterculture of the early 1970s during the most repressive phase of military rule. In the wake of the Tropicália movement of 1968, a broad range of artists, including Gal Costa, Jards Macalé, Luiz Melodia, Raul Seixas, and the Novos Baianos created music that spoke to the despair and desire of a generation of urban youth. As the revolutionary energies of the sixties subsided, artists explored notions of personal liberation associated with the so-called desbunde, a distinctly Brazilian experience with the international youth counterculture.

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 Events, Music & Culture No Comments

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

Access the above link for giving to the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund. Online gifts may be made using the form available at this link; all gifts are processed by the University of Oregon Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for receiving and administering private donations to the University of Oregon.



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