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Brenda Garcia Millan wins prestigious fellowship & teaching award

2017 Tinker Fellow Brenda Garcia Millan (MA International Studies, 2018) has been selected to participate in the prestigious Latino Mental Health International Research Training Program (MHIRT), sponsored by the University of Southern California Department of Psychology. As a MHIRT fellow, Brenda will spend her summer working alongside her faculty mentor, Dr. Shoshana Berenzon Gorn, at the National Psychiatric Institute in Mexico City, where her research will focus on improving access to mental health care for underserved communities. MHIRT is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, and is designed to train the next generation of researchers focused on reducing mental health disparities for U.S. Latinx communities. Kristin Yarris, assistant professor of international studies, is also an MHIRT Faculty Mentor.

Brenda was also awarded the distinguished and extremely competitive Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Award to teach in Madrid, Spain. Starting Fall 2018, Brenda will be working at an instituto (secondary school), where she will prepare students for the Global Classrooms (Model UN) project. Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.

Brenda’s Fulbright ETA award is funded by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Institute of International Education (IIE), and the Community of Madrid.

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Tobin Hansen writes about the psychological costs of deportation

This article from Around the O discusses the research of doctoral candidate Tobin Hansen, whose work was supported by CLLAS through a 2017 Graduate Student Research Grant. Hansen has been the recipient of many awards for his research and writing.

Researcher writes about the psychological costs of deportation

January 24, 2018 — For thousands of immigrants who arrived here as young children, the U.S. is the only country they can remember. This can make deportation especially crushing.

Tobin Hansen, a UO doctoral candidate in anthropology, spent 18 months in northern Mexico living with deported adults who had arrived in the U.S. before the age of 13. He wrote about the experience for The Conversation. › Continue reading

Call for Proposals: Tinker Field Research Grants for Graduate Students

March 2, 2018
12:00 pm

2018 Call for Tinker Proposals Final

CLLAS invites graduate students to submit proposals for field research in Latin America (Spanish or Portuguese speaking countries). We expect to award at least six grants for up to $4,000 each to advance research for either master’s or pre-dissertation doctoral candidates (see criteria below). 

Application Deadline: 12:00 pm (noon), Friday, March 2 

Applicants will be notified by April 6, 2018.

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CLLAS invites graduate grant proposals for 2018 summer research

March 2, 2018
12:00 pm

Application Deadline Has Been Extended
12:00 pm, Friday, March 2, 2018

 

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces 

Graduate Student 2018 Summer Research Grants

Applicants will be notified by April 6, 2018 

In order to encourage and support interdisciplinary graduate student research in the areas of Latino/a and Latin American Studies, CLLAS announces a program for summer research support. We expect to award up to three summer grants for $1,000 each to advance research for either master’s or doctoral candidates. The award will support research-related activities carried out from July 1 through September 30, 2018. We are especially interested in projects that link Latino/a Studies or Latin American Studies with other disciplines.

For full guidelines, go to: 2018 Call for Grad Proposals

To read the reports of previous graduate grantees, go to: Past Grant Recipients at: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/grant-opportunities/

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Monday, January 1st, 2018 Events, Funding, Graduate students, Research No Comments

CLLAS graduate student grantee Tobin Hansen had a productive year

Tobin Hansen, doing research in the field.

Each year, CLLAS asks its graduate student research grant recipients to report back on the impact of their CLLAS grants, letting us know what awards and additional grants they won, what papers they’ve published, and so on. Here is a report from 2016-17 grantee Tobin Hansen, a PhD candidate in anthropology.

INVITED CHAPTER

2017 Hansen, Tobin. (Forthcoming). “‘Criminal Alien’ Arrests, Detentions, and Deportations: Child Migrants’ Social Citizenship and the Right to Presence in the United States.” In Boehm, D. A. & Terrio, S. J. (Eds.), Il/legal Encounters: Migration, Detention, and Deportation in the Lives of Young People. New York: New York University Press. › Continue reading

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CLLAS Graduate Student Mixer

November 15, 2017
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

 

 

Leona Tyler Conference Room
111a Susan Campbell Hall
Graduate School

CLLAS Professional Development Series

for UO Graduate Students Focusing on Latinx and/or Latin American Studies

Come connect with other graduate students across campus whose interests lie in the areas of Latino/a and Latin American Studies. This is a chance to learn about each other’s interests and interdisciplinary work, and a good opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues.

 Informal program begins at 2:30; late arrivals welcome. Light refreshments provided! 

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and by the UO Graduate School.

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