2010-2011 Events

CLLAS collaborates with the Latin American Studies Program to invite notable scholars from the University of Oregon and other universities to speak in conversation with one another at theme-based symposiums on the UO campus.

CLLAS sponsors grantee presentations, film series, brown-bag luncheons, and symposiums throughout the academic year.-

CLLAS Events, 2010-2011

Fall

Mesoamerican Ethnohistory: “Encounters between the Old and New Worlds: Case Studies from the Aztec/Nahua Mexico”
Dr. Justyna Olko (Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Warsaw)
  • “Aztec Universalism: Ideology and Status Symbols in the Service of Empire”
    Thursday, September 23, 7:00-8:30, 375 McKenzie Hall
  • “Nahua Insignia of Rank: Functions and Meanings before and after the Spanish Invasion”
    Monday, September 27, 7:00-8:30, 375 McKenzie Hall
  • “Tradition, Novelty, and Prestige: Imagery of Elite Status in Colonial Central Mexican Indigenous Society” (Ethnohistorical Workshop)
    Tuesday, September 28, 7:00-8:30, 375 McKenzie Hall
  • “The Empire Strikes Back: The Ideology of Just War among Aztecs and Spaniards”
    Wednesday, September 29, 7:00-8:30, 375 McKenzie Hall
CLLAS Grantee Presentation, Lindsay Naylor (Department of Geography)
  • “Harnessing Multiple Movements: The Intersection of Fair Trade and the Zapatista Movement in Chiapas, Mexico”
    Thursday, October 14, 3:30-5:30, Jane Grant Room, 330 Hendricks Hall
    Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies
CLLAS Grantee Presentation, Sonia de la Cruz (School of Journalism and Communication)
  • “The Effects of Collaborative Media on Lived Experiences: The Case of the Women of Trama Textiles in Guatemala”
    Thursday, 3:30-5:30, October 28, Jane Grant Room, 330 Hendricks Hall
    Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies
CLLAS Grantee Presentation, Bob Bussel (Labor Education and Research Center), Marcela Mendoza (Centro Latino Americano), Edward Olivos (Education Studies), and Daniel Tichenor (Political Science)
  • “Assessing Community Leaders’ Views on Immigrant-Community Relations in Lane County”
    Thursday, November 11, 3:30-5:30, Jane Grant Room, 330 Hendricks Hall
    Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies
African Diasporas in the Americas Round Table Event: “New Approaches to the Study of Slavery and Abolition in the Americas”
  • Elmina Slave Castle, Ghana (photo by Eli Meyer)

    Jane Landers (Vanderbilt University) “Studying Maroon Communities Through Material Culture and Church Records”

  • Alejandro de la Fuente (University of Pittsburg) “Between Slavery and Freedom: Legal Disputes about Coartacion in 19th century Cuba”
  • Nicole von Germeten (Oregon State University) “Slaves as Witnesses in Trials involving Elite Sexuality in Colonial Cartagena de Indias”
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    Friday, November 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Gerlinger Alumni Lounge
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    Cosponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, Latin American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Romance Languages, The Americas Steering Committee, UO Newman Center, Knight Law School, College of Arts and Sciences

Winter

CLLAS Grant Proposal Workshop
  • Thursday, January 13, 3:30-5:30, Jane Grant Room
    Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies
CLLAS Grantee Presentation, Anna Cruz (Department of Anthropology)
  • “Gender Roles Among Oaxacan Teachers Post-2006 Uprising”
    Thursday, 3:30-5:30, February 3, 313 Condon
    Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies
African Diasporas in the America Round Table Event: Rethinking African Diaspora Studies in the Americas: Interdisciplinary Conversations

Friday, February 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Fir Room, Erb Memorial Union, 1222 E. 13th

  • 10am – “Á Brasileira: Notes Towards a Racial Critique of Desire”
    Denise Ferreira da Silva (University of California, San Diego)
  • 11am – “Conflict or Cooperation?  Relations between African-American migrants and the Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in turn-of-the-century Oklahoma”
    Melissa Stuckey (University of Oregon)
  • 1:30pm – “Domesticating Labor and the Labor of Domesticity”
    Priya Kandaswamy (Mills College)

Moderators:  Charise Cheney (University of Oregon) and Irmary Reyes-Santos (University of Oregon)

Cosponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, Latin American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Romance Languages, The Americas Steering Committee, UO Newman Center, Knight Law School, College of Arts and Sciences

CLLAS Grantee Presentation, Julia Ridgeway-Diaz (Department of Anthropology)
  • “Ecosystem Change, Westernization, and Women’s Health in Amazonian Ecuador”
    Thursday, March 3, 3:30-5:30, 331 Klamath
    Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies

Spring

CLLAS Grantee Presentation, Rene Kladzyk (Department of Geography)
  • “Mobility in the El Paso/Juarez Metroplex: Navigating Fronteriza Identity in Necropolis”
    Thursday, April 7, 3:30-5:30, Location TBA
    Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies
Bartolomé de las Casas Lecture in Latin American Studies
“Submission or Omission: Haiti’s Challenge in Latin America”
  • Myriam Chancy (Professor of English, University of Cincinnati)
    Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.  Location TBA
    Cosponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, Latin American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Romance Languages, The Americas Steering Committee, UO Newman Center, Knight Law School, College of Arts and Sciences
CLLAS Grantee Presentation, Gerardo Sandoval (PPPM) and Megan Smith (CSC), University of Oregon
  • “Sustaining Latino Businesses in Springfield, Oregon”
    Thursday, April 21, 3:30-5:30, Hendricks Hearth Room, 1st floor Hendricks Hall, PPPM
    Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies


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