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CLLAS invites graduate grant proposals for 2018 summer research

February 9, 2018
12:00 pm

Application Deadline
12:00 pm, Friday, February 9, 2018

 

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

Graduate Student 2018 Summer Research Grants

Applicants will be notified by March 16, 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 Final

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

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Thursday, November 16th, 2017 Events, Funding, Graduate students, Research No Comments

Cultural Adaptation of Career Development Intervention for Latina Immigrant Partner Violence Survivors

November 30, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Diamond Lake Room
Room 119

CLLAS Faculty Research Series

“Cultural Adaptation of Career Development Intervention for Latina Immigrant Partner Violence Survivors”  

Dr. Krista Chronister, Professor, Counseling Psychology, School of Education, and Yolanda Valenzuela, doctoral student, Counseling Psychology, will present on their research in their talk “Cultural Adaptation of Career Development Intervention for Latina Immigrant Partner Violence Survivors.”

Chorister and Valenzuela have found that partner violence occurs among couples from diverse gender, economic, racial, ethnic, national, and other cultural backgrounds. However, the particular types of marginalization and oppression that Latino families, and U.S.-born and immigrant Latinas specifically experience place them at greater risk. This study evaluates the effects of a work and vocational support group intervention with Latina survivors of partner violence and addresses the intersection of women’s experiences of partner violence and work in an innovative, culturally relevant manner to advance their healing and vocational and economic development.

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David Woken on critical librarianship and Spanish Heritage learners

“Critically Interrogating Oregon History in the Archives: Spanish Heritage Learners in the PCUN Records”

Check out CLLAS Executive Board member David Woken’s article in the Oregon Library Association Quarterly (Vol. 23 No. 2). http://commons.pacificu.edu/olaq/vol23/iss2/7/

David is the History and Latin American Studies Librarian in the Knight Library and curator of the PCUN archive in UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives. He describes his methodology for applying insights from critical information literacy pedagogy to his work with UO Spanish Heritage Language students in the PCUN archive. Great work! › Continue reading

Study finds microfinance can help, even if goals aren’t met | Around the O

Erin Beck

Editor’s Note: Erin Beck is a member of the CLLAS Executive Board.

Source: Study finds microfinance can help, even if goals aren’t met | Around the O

August 7, 2017—UO political scientist Erin Beck thinks development organizations aren’t asking the right questions if they want to truly understand what the money they spend trying to help lift poor people out of poverty around the globe is actually doing.

Her new book, How Development Projects Persist, outlines her takeaways from researching nongovernmental microfinance organizations for poor rural women in Guatemala and challenges standard ways of measuring the success of development projects. She argues that organizations rely too much on numbers and often overlook critical human interactions, which are not as easily measured but are central to understanding how development projects function and persist.

“We can’t just think about what the projects are doing for people but should also examine what people do for projects,” Beck said. “We need to look at how policies get transformed on the ground.” › Continue reading

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A Talk by Walescka Pino-Ojeda “The Dissident Homo Economicus: Neoliberal Chile and the Films of Pablo Larraín” 

November 7, 2017
4:30 pmto5:45 pm

Global Scholars Hall
Room 131
1710 E. 15th Ave.
UO campus

Presented by Latin American Studies

“The Dissident Homo Economicus: Neoliberal Chile and the Films of Pablo Larraín”

A Talk by Walescka Pino-Ojeda

Walescka Pino-Ojeda is a visiting scholar from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

 This presentation is free & open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. 

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Reuben Zahler, History workshop: “Why did you kill your baby?”

October 27, 2017
10:30 amto11:30 am

History Workshop

“Why did you kill your baby?” Infanticide, Motherhood, and the Courts in Venezuela, 1811-1863

Dr. Reuben Zahler, UO History,
Friday, October 27, 10:00-11:30 am,
McKenzie Hall 375

In the Andean region of Venezuela, Professor Zahler uncovered a cache of court cases about infanticide that occurred shortly after Venezuela became an independent country. The defendants were overwhelmingly the infant’s mother — working class women of indigenous or mixed-race background. These cases offer a number of surprising insights into gender, race, moral codes, and how locals and the authorities sought to manage this most heinous of crimes.

 

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