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Spring 2017 CLLAS Notes now available

Spring 2017 CLLAS Notes

This spring issue of CLLAS Notes includes descriptions of three student-made documentary films that were produced in the 2017 Latino Roots classes. A celebration on June 8 will feature clips from student films, an exhibit of archived materials, and music by Springfield High School Mariachi del Sol and by Latin American guitarist, Ricardo Cardenas. 

Gabriela Martínez, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Communication and the 2016-17 interim director of CLLAS, discusses the highlights of the many winter and spring events sponsored by CLLAS. Professor Martínez will continue as codirector of CLLAS in 2017-18, along with Alaí Reyes-Santos, associate professor, Department of Ethnic Studies.

In this issue of CLLAS Notes, Professor Reyes-Santos writes about the CLLAS-supported research she is working on with anthropology professor Ana-Maurine Lara in “Decolonizing Knowledge: Afro Indigenous Women Healers in the Caribbean and Its Diasporas.” › Continue reading

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Afro-Aboriginal Women Healers in the Caribbean and its Diasporas

May 17, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union
EMU 231 & 232 
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.

“Presente! Art and the Disappeared in Latin America,” with Stephanie Wood and Carlos Aguirre

March 10, 2017
12:30 pmto1:30 pm

 

 

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus

Dr. Stephanie Wood will give a presentation about the open-access digital collection called ¡Presente! Art and the Disappeared at the JSMA on March 10, 2017. Prof. Carlos Aguirre will provide an introduction.

Stephanie Wood (Center for Equity Promotion, College of Education) and Carlos Aguirre (History), along with June Black (formerly of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art), are three members of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies “Research Action Project for Human Rights in Latin America” who have undertaken research into the intersection of art and human rights in Latin America, with research funds provided by CLLAS. › Continue reading

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Strengthening Networks of Support Among Latin@ Students at UO

Supported by the Latino Strategy Group (LSG), Center for Latino/a and Latin-American Studies, Department of Education Studies, and the Department of Romance Languages.

Strengthening Networks of Support Among Latin@ Students at UO
final executive report of the Latino Strategy Group

Executive summary (final) 

Latino Strategy Group research team: 

  • Angel Dorantes, Doctoral Student, Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education
  • Claudia Holguín Mendoza, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Director of Spanish Heritage Language Program
  • Audrey Lucero, Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy Education
  • Luz M Romero Montaño, Ph.D., Romance Languages
  • Analisa Taylor, Associate Professor of Spanish

The Latino Strategy Group (LSG) is an emerging alliance of faculty, staff, students, and community members collaborating to improve educational access and equity among Latin@ students at UO and in the local area. The LSG seeks to make mentoring and advocacy work for and with Latin@ students visible to the wider university community, to coordinate with networks of support already in place, and to advocate for the expansion of resources in accordance with increasing Latin@ student enrollments. In 2015, with a grant from Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, we researched how UO Latin@ students perceive and negotiate the academic and sociocultural expectations of a flagship state university. We sent a Qualtrics survey to 1,700 undergraduate students, who self identified as “Latin@”. One hundred and seventeen students responded. This research gathered useful information for administrators and faculty members as they continue to improve the recruitment, retention, and on-time graduation of Latin@ students.

For the full report: Executive summary (final)

“Exploring Mexican Immigrants’ Engagement in Oregon Civic Life,” with Anabel Lopez-Salinas

April 11, 2016
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Anabel-Lopez-Salinas_2Condon 330
1321 Kincaid St.
UO campus

CLLAS Visiting Scholar Presentation

Anabel Lopez-Salinas is a native of Oaxaca, Mexico. She holds a master’s degree in regional and technological development from the Instituto Tecnológico de Oaxaca. Her focus was on economic development and migration between the United States and the Mixteca, the poorest region of Oaxaca and the birthplace of her parents. In 2010 Anabel came to Oregon to pursue a PhD in public affairs and policy at Portland State University. Since her arrival, she has worked and volunteered with the Latino immigrant community in Oregon and served as board secretary of the Beaverton Hispanic Center. While working on her dissertation, entitled “Exploring Transnational Economic, Social, and Political Participation of Mexican Immigrants in Oregon,” she has interviewed immigrants and public officials on the economic, political, and social incorporation of immigrants in Oregon. While at the University of Oregon, she will help coordinate the CLLAS Latino Civic Participation Project (LCPP).

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WIP Talk: “Testing Ecuador’s Rights of Nature: Why Some Lawsuits Succeed and Other Fail,” Craig Kauffman

May 13, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Works-in-Progress-Series

 

 

Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

“Testing Ecuador’s Rights of Nature: Why Some Lawsuits Succeed and Other Fail”

Craig Kauffman, UO Assistant Professor of Political Science

Advance Reading Available with All Seminars. 30-minute Presentations Followed by Discussant-led Q & A.

RSVP required to cllas@uoregon.edu by the end of Wednesday May 4.

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). For more information contact Eli Meyer at emeyer(at)uoregon.edu

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2017 Latino Roots Celebration


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