“Intimate Partner Violence and Immigrant Women,” CLLAS Grantee Presentation: Kathryn Miller

April 16, 2015
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Mills International Center (tentative)

CLLAS graduate student grantee Kathryn Miller, Department of Political Science, will talk about her research on intimate partner violence (IPV) and immigrant women, which has been supported by a CLLAS Graduate Student Research Grant.

Abstract: “There is a long history, in the United States and elsewhere, of failing to recognize intimate partner violence (IPV) against immigrant women as criminal harm. IPV continues almost unabated throughout the world, affecting all countries, cultures, and economic class. In the US, there is a decisive gap between the numbers of immigrant women facing IPV, and those afforded state amelioration (i.e. visas or grants of asylum); insofar as they exist, state responses have failed to adequately address this form of gendered violence. Rather than viewing legal and administrative institutions in the US as well-meaning, though inept, I ask to what extent they may be directly implicated both in legitimating IPV against immigrant women, and creating the space necessary for it to continue. Given that the existence of this legal space is an essential precondition to the acts of violence themselves, how should we understand the role of US governmental institutions in IPV against immigrant women? That is, what is the relationship between state actions/inactions and the perpetuation of this form of gendered violence? This dissertation examines the ways in which categories of victimhood (e.g. ‘battered immigrant’), formed through policy and policy implementation, operate on women seeking state intervention. I hypothesize that these categories have an exclusionary and disciplinary effect on IPV survivors in two instances treated as separate in policy and the literature: 1) Women seeking asylum on account of IPV, and 2) immigrant women facing IPV in the US. I examine this through an analysis of legal processes, relevant policies and administration, court cases, and interviews with employees at NGOs that serve immigrant women. I also re-conceptualize what it means for the state to do harm in this context.”

“Maluco Beleza: Music of the Brazilian Counterculture,” with Prof. Christopher Dunn

April 16, 2015
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

Dunn-Poster221 Allen Hall
UO campus

UO Latin American Studies program presents Guest Speaker Prof. Christopher Dunn

“Maluco Beleza: Music of the Brazilian Counterculture”

This presentation will explore the popular music associated with the Brazilian counterculture of the early 1970s during the most repressive phase of military rule. In the wake of the Tropicália movement of 1968, a broad range of artists, including Gal Costa, Jards Macalé, Luiz Melodia, Raul Seixas, and the Novos Baianos created music that spoke to the despair and desire of a generation of urban youth. As the revolutionary energies of the sixties subsided, artists explored notions of personal liberation associated with the so-called desbunde, a distinctly Brazilian experience with the international youth counterculture.

Workshops from the JSMA Moms’ Art Club: Club de Arte para Mamás

April 18, 2015
12:00 pmto4:00 pm
April 20, 2015
9:00 amto10:30 am
May 2, 2015
12:00 pmto4:00 pm
May 18, 2015
9:00 amto10:30 am
June 8, 2015
9:00 amto10:30 am

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is excited to present Club de Arte para Mamás, which provides free, drop-in art workshops and childcare for mothers who speak English as a second language. Please feel free to share this information with families and contacts. Participants will learn arts production techniques, participate in personalized gallery visits, and socialize with mothers. Workshops are taught by guest artists and museum staff and will include printmaking, ceramics, and photography. This project is sponsored by a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


  • Saturdays, 12-4 p.m.  April 18; May 2; October 24; November 7
  • Mondays, 9-10:30 a.m.  April 20; May 18; June 8; September 21; October 19; November 16; December 14

Here is a description of our next workshop on Saturday, April 18, which will focus on photography:

Carolina Reese es un fotografo professional y maestra de fotografia y cultura visual. Este es un curso básico de fotografía. Estudiantes aprenderán técnicas básicas como sujetar bien la cámara, foco de luz (iluminación), y composición de fotografía. Estudiantes aprenderán a tomar fotografías y retratos en locación utilizando la luz disponible. Al final del curso, estudiantes tendrán un retrato personal.

For additional information: Arthurina Fears, MA, Manager of Museum Education Programs, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 1223 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403   phone: (541) 346-6443   e-mail: afears@uoregon.edu

“Internal or Transnational? Zapotec Women’s Migration Dilemmas,” a talk by Iván Sandoval Cervantes

April 22, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm
photo by Iván Sandoval Cervantes

photo by Iván Sandoval Cervantes

Jane Grant Rm
330 Hendricks Hall
UO campus
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CSWS Noon Talk with Iván Sandoval Cervantes

For women of the Zapotec community of Santa Ana Zegache, discussing migration presents gender specific dilemmas. In this presentation, Iván Sandoval Cervantes provides an historical analysis of the different migration movements in which women from Santa Ana Zegache have participated: Zegacheñas have migrated to Mexico City, to the United States, and to Oaxaca City. He also explores how the constraints that women face before, during, and after migrating are different from those faced by men.

Iván Sandoval Cervantes, a PhD candidate in the UO Department of Anthropology, received a 2014-15 CSWS Graduate Student Research Grant in support of his project, “Gender, Migrations, and Relatedness: Care and Kinship in a Zapotec Transborder Community.” He is the 2015-16 CSWS Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship awardee.

CLLAS 2015 Seed Grant Competition for Faculty Collaborative Research Groups

May 1, 2015
12:00 pm

In order to encourage existing projects and collaborations and to facilitate new ones, the Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) announces its sixth grant competition for funds to be used during the 2015-2016 academic year (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016). The deadline is Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon. For full information: 2015 Call for Faculty Grants

More also at: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/grant-opportunities/

Gustavo Germano: 2015 Bartolomé de las Casas Lecture in Latin American Studies

May 13, 2015
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Bartolome-de-las-Casas-2015-WEB182 Lillis Hall
955 E. 13th
UO campus

The 2015 Bartolomé de las Casas Lecture in Latin American Studies presents

A Photographic Memory: Seeing the Disappeared

featuring photographer Gustavo Germano

Gustavo Germano’s lecture examines the use of photographs of the Disappeared to reclaim truth and justice in the aftermath of the military dictatorships in Argentina (1976–1983) and Brazil (1964–1985).

Don’t miss Gustavo Germano’s photographic exhibit Ausencias at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum
*Starting April 14*


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