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Graduate Grant Writing Workshop

January 18, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

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Jane Grant Conference Room
Hendricks Hall 330
1408 University St.

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies will hold its annual Grant Writing Workshop targeted toward graduate students on January 18, 2017.

Our presenters will share tips and strategies for writing successful research grant proposals. This will also be an opportunity to learn more about CLLAS’s summer 2017 grants for graduate students. For more information, please contact cllas@uoregon.edu.

Speakers include:

  • Gabriela Martínez, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Interim Director of CLLAS
  • Stephanie Wood, Wired Humanities Projects Director and Senior Editor, Latin American history digital projects, Oxford University Press
  • Feather Crawford, PhD candidate, Department of History

See also: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/cllas-graduate-research-grants-deadline/

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 Academics, Events, Funding No Comments

“Gender Justice in Guatemala: Advances and Challenges,” a talk by Erin Beck and Lynn Stephen

January 19, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

guatema_vendorErb Memorial Union (EMU)
Room 119
UO campus

UO professors Erin Beck and Lynn Stephen will discuss their research in a CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research talk titled “Gender Justice in Guatemala: Advances and Challenges.” The talk will take place in Room 119 in the Erb Memorial Union on January 19, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.

Presentation Focus
“In Guatemala, a woman is killed every twelve hours and her killer is likely to go unpunished. Feminicide—the killing of women based on their gender in the face of a negligent or complicit state—is the extremity of gendered violence, which includes sexual assault, gender-specific forms of torture, and economic and psychological violence towards women. Our project explores the accomplishments and challenges of Guatemala’s new feminicide law and specialized gender violence courts. We use in-depth ethnographic and qualitative analysis of the participants: judges, social workers, advocates in women’s organizations, those who train judges and advocates about gendered violence and its prevention, and survivors of gendered violence. This presentation will focus on the history of the feminicide courts and use the case study of indigenous Mam women from Todos Santos Cuchamatan, Huehuetenango to explore what the obstacles to women’s access to gendered justice are: including monolingualism, isolation and poverty, regional cultures of competing generational masculinities, and local justice systems that encourage women to reconcile with aggressors.”

Erin Beck is an assistant professor in the UO Department of Political Science. CLLAS founding director Lynn Stephen is a Distinguished Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, in the UO Department of Anthropology.

Their CLLAS-funded research is the first phase of a long-term collaborative project.

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Monday, January 9th, 2017 Advisory Board, Events, Research No Comments

Documentary Screening: La Cosecha (The Harvest)

January 23, 2017
1:30 pmto3:00 pm

harvest_documentaryKnight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus
Free & open to the public

Documentary screening: La Cosecha (The Harvest)

This documentary addresses agricultural child labor in America.

This screening of The Harvest is part of CSWS’s day-long Lorwin Lecture Series of events focused on “Food First: Justice, Security, and Sovereignty,” which features Saru Jayaraman as keynote speaker. Jayaraman is the co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. After 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, she co-founded ROC, which now has more than 18,000 worker members, 200 employer partners, and several thousand consumer members in a dozen states nationwide.

Other events this day include: › Continue reading

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Food First: Justice, Security, and Sovereignty

January 23, 2017
10:00 amto11:30 am
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

saru-posterKnight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
Free & open to the public

The third in the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s series of 2016-17 Lorwin endowed lectures invites reflections and debate around the themes of food justice, food sovereignty, and food security. More broadly, the conversation will explore the nuances of each of these aspects of food studies and how they either engage with each other or fail to do so. In general, the dialogue will examine the roots of and continued “environmental vulnerability, social and economic inequity of the corporate food regime.” (Holt-Jimenez 2010).

Opening Panel: (10:00–11:30 am). The opening panel brings together advocates for farmworker rights, food sovereignty and food security under the rubric of “food first/first food.” The panel will feature speakers and advocates from the Pacific Northwest who are active in education, urban food systems, ecological restoration, first foods revitalization, Native youth environmental justice, and stewardship. Panelists include:

  • Sarah Cunningham, Graduate Program Coordinator, Anthropology, and Program Coordinator, Food in Culture and Social Justice, Oregon State University
  • Marissa Garcia, Executive Director, Huerto de la Familia (Eugene)
  • Ramón Ramirez, President—Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)
  • Brett Ramey – Director, Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, University of Washington

Lorwin Lecture Series: Saru Jayaraman
Keynote: (3:30–5 pm). “Forked: A New Standard for American Dining” › Continue reading

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 Events, Farmworker Rights, Public Policy, Research No Comments

Belen Norona: “Small Farmer’s and Indigenous People’s Adaptation to Oil-Related Infrastructure in the Amazon Rain Forest of Ecuador”

February 2, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Condon 106
1321 Kincaid St.
UO campus

CLLAS Graduate Grantee Presentation

Small Farmer’s and Indigenous People’s Adaptation to Oil-Related Infrastructure in the Amazon Rain Forest of Ecuador

María Belén Noroña, a graduate teaching fellow in the Department of Geography, will talk about her CLLAS-supported research. Her project seeks to evaluate economic and cultural changes taking place at the community level as people adapt their lives to oil-associated infrastructure. Noroña has been working with the Kichwa people and rural farmers who have to adapt to the construction of roads and small towns in the rain forest within a very short period of time.

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CLLAS Faculty Mixer

February 3, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

EMU #23
Lease Crutcher Lewis Room

Please save the date for the CLLAS affiliated faculty mixer.

CLLAS is pleased to welcome relatively new Latino/a and Latin American Studies faculty and to provide a social space for building community.

We’ll provide light refreshments and music.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 Affiliated faculty, Celebration, Events No Comments


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