Deadline Extended on CLLAS Graduate Research Grant Proposals: New Deadline March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017
12:00 pm

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APPLICATION PROCESS
Application Deadline: Extended to 12:00 pm, Friday, March 3rd Applicants will be notified by April 7, 2017.

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, 2017.∗ [∗ If, due to unforeseen circumstances, research cannot be completed by the end of summer 2017, the grantee must obtain CLLAS Director’s approval for an extension] We are especially interested in projects that link Latino/a Studies or Latin American Studies with other disciplines.

Possible project topics include but are not limited to: › Continue reading

Op-Ed Workshop with Hector Tobar

March 9, 2017
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union
Room 230

RSVP: cllas@uoregon.edu

SOJC professor and best-selling author Hector Tobar will lead a two-hour workshop intended to help faculty and staff develop their op-ed writing skills. Those of you who have expertise you would like to share with the general public, but who feel challenged to express your knowledge in language best suited to a non-academic audience, are invited to attend.

This workshop will have limited seating. You are required to RSVP for confirmation: cllas@uoregon.edu

Irungu to assist international, undocumented students | Around the O

Jane Irungu

February 2, 2017 — “Jane Irungu, assistant vice president of student engagement, will serve as the UO’s point of contact and resource for international students and students covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

“The appointment is effective immediately and is part of the Division of Student Life. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is commonly referred to as DACA.

“Prior to taking this role, Irungu held the same title in the Division of Equity and Inclusion, where she was director of the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence.”

For the full story, go to: Source: Irungu to assist international, undocumented students | Around the O

CLLAS Receives Tinker Foundation Grant for Graduate Student Funding

University of Oregon is Now a Tinker University

Tinker Foundation logoThe 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

LALISA call for papers : deadline extended to 2/10/17

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd LALISA CONFERENCE April 13-15 2017

PDF LALISA CONFERENCE call for papers 

Peripheral Mappings: Social and Cultural Geographies from the Underside of Modernity

From Catalonia to California, Cuba, Chile, to all the many areas impacted by the long Iberian expansion that started in the 15th century, the foundational divisions of center and periphery have constituted cultural and social spaces where languages, bodies, ethnicities, and alternate mappings have resisted colonial hegemonic practices and institutions. According to Mexican philosopher Leopoldo Zea (1912-2004) the peripheral mappings within which Spain and Portugal were placed in the early modern period positioned their colonial territories at “the periphery of a periphery.” Decolonial movements and theoretical discussions have critically revisited the concept of periphery and problematized the discussion with new terms such as Gloria Anzaldúa’s “nepantilism” (“being between crossroads”) and her post-binary discussion of mestizo/a identities. Following on the fruitful discussions of our inaugural conference at Reed College in the spring of 2016, our Second Conference of LALISA at the University of Oregon aims to investigate the validity and contemporary currency of the center-periphery model as a way to understand Latin American, Latino/a, and Iberian cultural productions and social formations. We expect to receive papers from various disciplines across the humanities and the social sciences that will deal with issues related to the central themes of the conference:

Center/periphery; Peripheral knowledges and identities; Colonial and postcolonial cartographies; Spatial identifications; Walls, borders, and the end of globalization; Eurocentrism, white supremacist geographies of exclusion; Environmental humanities; Global/local; Postcoloniality in the post-Hispanic world; Gender formations in the peripheries of modernity; Virtual borders, zones of influence, divisions; Regionalism and nationalism, postnationalism, and neonationalism; Space and the modern/premodern/postmodern debate; Latinidad/hispanidad/indigenismo; Enrique Dussel’s concepts “underside of modernity, Transmodernity”; Marginalization and economic oppression; Racial peripheries, racialized bodies and places; Transatlantic crossings, hemispheric displacements, migrations, diasporas.

Abstracts should include a full title, a 300-word description of the paper, and the institutional affiliation of the presenter. Papers will be accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Please direct your enquiries and abstract submissions to lalisa@uoregon.edu

Deadline for receipt of abstracts has been extended to February 10th › Continue reading

“Achieving Justice: Gendered Violence, Displacement, and Legal Access in Guatemala and Oregon,” a roundtable

April 13, 2017
2:00 pmto4:30 pm

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Roundtable: CSWS Americas RIG research project with Professors Erin Beck (Political Science) and Lynn Stephen (Anthropology), U.S. asylum lawyers, and speakers from Guatemala. Explores Guatemalan women’s transborder search for gendered justice alongside refugee Guatemalan women’s access to gendered asylum in Oregon.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics, the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. This research project is also supported by funds from CLLAS.



Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

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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