UO’s Daniel Tichenor is one of 32 inaugural Andrew Carnegie fellows

Daniel Tichenor

Daniel Tichenor

UO’s Tichenor is one of 32 inaugural Andrew Carnegie fellows | Around the O.

April 21, 2015—CLLAS affiliated faculty member Daniel Tichenor has been selected as an inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Dr. Tichenor is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Political Science and Senior Faculty Fellow, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, University of Oregon. Dr. Tichenor commented: “I’m ecstatic to receive the Carnegie fellowship. It’s a nice vote of confidence in my past work and my new research blueprints. But I’m most excited about the fact that Carnegie support will make it possible for me to finish research and writing on a book titled Democracy’s Shadow: Undocumented Immigrants and the Quest for Inclusion. For the full story: http://around.uoregon.edu/content/uos-tichenor-one-32-inaugural-andrew-carnegie-fellows

McKinley receives Ligia Parra Jahn Award for best journal article

Michelle McKinley

Michelle McKinley

UO law professor and CLLAS affiliate Michelle McKinley  is the 2014 winner of the Ligia Parra Jahn Award. This award is given for the best publication (book or article) on women’s history or publication written by a woman and published in 2014 that began as a Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (RMCLAS) presentation. Dr. McKinley was chosen as the winner for her Journal of Family History article: “Illicit Intimacies: Virtuous Concubinage in Colonial Lima.”

Dr. McKinley is the Bernard K. Kliks Professor of Law at the University of Oregon and a former advisory board member of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. She teaches immigration law and policy, refugee and asylum law. She publishes on public international law and Latin American legal history. Currently she is a fellow in residence at Princeton University, where she is working on her monograph on enslaved women in colonial Latin America and their attempts to litigate claims to freedom. › Continue reading

Christopher Chávez Wins 2015 Outstanding Early Career Award

Christopher Chávez

Christopher Chávez

April 2015—CLLAS Board Member Christopher Chávez, UO School of Journalism and Communication, has won the 2015 Outstanding Early Career Award given by the University of Oregon’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.

Research Excellence Award winners receive commendation from the Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation, $1,000 in research support, a recognition memento, and highlighting of their work.

The Outstanding Early Career Award is granted to tenure track faculty members at the assistant professor rank. Dr. Chávez will be given his award at a ceremony later this spring.

Retreat for Middle and High School Teachers: Human Rights

June 6, 2015
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Knight Library 144
Edmiston Classroom

This retreat will include these panels:

Topic 1: “Gender, Violence and Impunity in Latin America and South Asia,” led by Dr. Lynn Stephen (Anthropology) and Dr. Lamia Karim (Anthropology).

Topic 2: “Teaching Human Rights in Latin America: Problems, Sources, and
Methods,” led by Dr. Carlos Aguirre (History) and David Woken, History & Latin American Studies Librarian.

Topic 3: “Art and Human Rights in Latin America: Pedagogical Approaches”

 

Latina/os and Education

October 15, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Knight Library
Browsing Room

CLLAS Fall Event: Latina/os and Education

This event will feature:

  • Dr. Patricia Gándara, UCLA Graduate School of Education and co-director, the Civil Rights Project at UCLA
  • Dr. Gustavo Balderas, incoming Superintendent, Eugene 4J public schools
  • Additional speakers
  • The Latino Roots exhibit
  • And more!

Co-sponsors include the UO College of Education and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

Planning for this event is ongoing, more details will be provided soon.

Hector Tobar and Brent Walth: Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists join SOJC faculty

Brent Walth (left); Hector Tobar

Brent Walth (left); Hector Tobar

April 1, 2015—“Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists with strong connections to the university and the state are joining the faculty of the UO School of Journalism and Communication.

“Brent Walth, managing editor for news for Willamette Week, has accepted a full-time assistant professor of journalism position. Walth shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service reporting for stories The Oregonian wrote in 2001 about what was then the Immigration and Naturalization Service.” …

“Hector Tobar has been teaching journalism classes in the SOJC for the past year as a visiting assistant professor and recently accepted a permanent position. His latest work, Deep Down Dark, The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free, is a New York Times bestseller and is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. “Deep Down Dark” also was listed in the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014.”

For the full story, go to: Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists join SOJC faculty | Around the O.



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