“Achieving Justice: Gendered Violence, Displacement, and Legal Access in Guatemala and Oregon,” a roundtable
|April 13, 2017|
|2:00 pm||to||4:30 pm|
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
Eugene, OR 97403
PDF: printable flyer
Organized by the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Américas Research Interest Group, this roundtable will explore how gendered violence in Guatemala leads indigenous women to flee the country as refugees to seek asylum in the United States. By putting experts on gendered violence in Central America into conversation with Oregon-based asylum attorneys, the roundtable will explore the legal reforms with greatest potential to provide effective justice for its survivors. The roundtable will address many critical questions such as: in countries with multiple forms of violence and weak rule of law, what resources are available to displaced women seeking justice and security? What obstacles to gendered justice in Guatemala push women to leave the country? Once in the U.S., what factors prevent women from seeking protection through asylum, and what resources help them create new systems of support and autonomy?
- Erin Beck, UO Department of Political Science
- Gabriela Martínez, UO School of Journalism and Communication
- Lynn Stephen, UO Department of Anthropology
- Vannia Glasinovic, U.S. Asylum Attorney
- Christopher Anders, U.S. Asylum Attorney
- Anna Ciesielski, U.S. Asylum Attorney
Sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Américas Research Interest Group, the Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics, and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.
Note: This is a pre-conference event connected to the LALISA Conference: http://las.uoregon.edu/2016/12/12/2nd-lalisa-conference-april-13-15/
|May 5, 2017|
The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces 2017 Seed Grant Competition for Faculty Collaborative Research Groups
Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2017 Applicants will be notified by June 5, 2017.
In order to encourage existing projects and collaborations and to facilitate new ones, CLLAS announces its seventh grant competition for funds to be used during the 2017-2018 academic year (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018). We plan to award 1-2 grants of up to $5000. This grant is specifically intended to support research that fits within the CLLAS mission.
Projects that include collaboration between UO units, involve the wider Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, or Latin American communities/organizations/institutions in the U.S. or Latin America or propose other forms of community engagement are particularly welcome. In recognition of the fact that not all disciplines include collaborative models of research, such as fields within the humanities, CLLAS will consider projects that involve elements of community engagement. We are especially interested in projects that have the potential to put Latino/a and Latin American Studies into conversation with one another.
For the full details: 2017 Call for Faculty Grants Final
|April 18, 2017|
|12:00 pm||to||1:30 pm|
Jane Grant Room
Hendricks Hall 330
CLLAS Interim Director Gabriela Martinez will be hosting a drop-in info session on CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research Grants Tuesday April 11, 2017, from Noon to 1:30 p.m. If you are considering applying, this is a great opportunity to come and ask questions.
Access funding guidelines here: 2017 Call for Faculty Grants Final
No RSVP needed. You can contact us at email@example.com or 541.346.5286 with any questions.
|May 17, 2017|
|3:30 pm||to||5:00 pm|
EMU Cedar / Spruce Rooms
A CLLAS Faculty Grantee presentation by Alai Reyes-Santos (Ethnic Studies) and Ana Lara (Anthropology).
University of Oregon is Now a Tinker University
The Board of Directors of the Tinker Foundation <http://www.tinker.org> has approved a matching grant of $10,000—renewable for three years—to the University of Oregon to initiate a Tinker Field Research Grants Program within the Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS). Thanks to matching funds being contributed from the UO Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate School, CLLAS will have $20,000 available each of three years to sponsor graduate student research.
The Tinker Field Research Grants are open to students across all academic disciplines and graduate degree programs. The grants are to assist master’s and doctoral students with travel and field-related expenses for brief periods of field research in Latin America. A detailed call for proposals will be available soon on the CLLAS website. › Continue reading
Congratulations to CLLAS executive board member Monique Rodrigues Balbuena, whose book Homeless Tongues: Poetry and Languages of the Sephardic Diaspora is a finalist for the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards in the category of Sephardic Culture, sponsored by the Jewish Book Council. The books was published by Stanford University Press in 2016.
Monique Rodrigues Balbuena is an associate professor of literature in the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. › Continue reading
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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- CLLAS Solidarity Statement
- Raúl Zurita & Anna Deeny: Bilingual Poetry Reading & Lecture
- “Achieving Justice: Gendered Violence, Displacement, and Legal Access in Guatemala and Oregon,” a roundtable
- LALISA Conference “Peripheral Mappings: Social and Cultural Geographies from the Underside of Modernity”
- 2017 CLLAS Call for Faculty Collaborative Research Groups
- Dr. Lynn Stephen Elected Vice-President of Latin American Studies Association