Belen Norona: “Small Farmer’s and Indigenous People’s Adaptation to Oil-Related Infrastructure in the Amazon Rain Forest of Ecuador”

February 2, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Condon 106
1321 Kincaid St.
UO campus

CLLAS Graduate Grantee Presentation

Small Farmer’s and Indigenous People’s Adaptation to Oil-Related Infrastructure in the Amazon Rain Forest of Ecuador

María Belén Noroña, a graduate teaching fellow in the Department of Geography, will talk about her CLLAS-supported research. Her project seeks to evaluate economic and cultural changes taking place at the community level as people adapt their lives to oil-associated infrastructure. Noroña has been working with the Kichwa people and rural farmers who have to adapt to the construction of roads and small towns in the rain forest within a very short period of time.

CLLAS Faculty Mixer

February 3, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

EMU #23
Lease Crutcher Lewis Room

Please save the date for the CLLAS affiliated faculty mixer.

CLLAS is pleased to welcome relatively new Latino/a and Latin American Studies faculty and to provide a social space for building community.

We’ll provide light refreshments and music.

CLLAS Graduate Research Grant Proposals: Deadline Feb. 10, 2017

February 10, 2017
12:00 pm


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

“Presente! Art and the Disappeared in Latin America,” with Stephanie Wood and Carlos Aguirre

March 10, 2017
12:30 pmto1:30 pm
Mural at the human rights archive that holds records of the forcibly disappeared in Guatemala/ photo by Stephanie Wood.

Mural at the human rights archive that holds records of the forcibly disappeared in Guatemala/ photo by Stephanie Wood.



Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus

UO history professor Carlos Aguirre and research associate Stephanie Wood (Center for Equity Promotion) will show slides and talk about their research at the Ford Lecture Hall in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the UO campus on March 10, 2017. As participants in the Human Rights and Social Memory in Latin America CLLAS Research Action Project, they are collaborating on a project focused on the theme of human rights as expressed in art, notably art of the disappeared in Latin America.

Works of art can provide powerful imagery that contribute to social and cultural memory. For example, the textile appliqué work known widely as arpilleras and produced by women in Chile who were protesting the abuses of the Pinochet dictatorship of the late 20th century now stands as an iconic type of protest. The arpilleras have conveyed a meaningful message in a medium that might have appeared on the surface to be non-threatening, given that this was stitchery produced by women and often in a religious setting. But the women’s relentless call, “¿Dónde están?”, asking for the whereabouts of the people who were extra-judiciously disappeared and summarily executed, garnered not only national but international attention and outcries for an end to the abuses. Photography, paintings, sculpture, performances, and many additional media have also been wielded by artists across Latin America to draw attention to injustices and abuses of many kinds, lodging potent, enduring messages in our hearts and minds. › Continue reading

Immigration Education: Curriculum on undocumented families (teacher workshop)

March 11, 2017
9:00 amto4:30 pm

Knight Library 144
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Mar 11 – Immigration Education: Curriculum on undocumented families (teacher workshop)

Lynn Stephen and Carmen Urbina

Saturday, March 11, Knight Library 144, 9am-4:30pm

Roundtable on Women’s Transborder Search for Gendered Justice in Guatemala: Erin Beck, Lynn Stephen

April 13, 2017

Time & location TBD
UO campus

Roundtable: CSWS Americas RIG research project with Erin Beck, Lynn Stephen, and U.S. asylum lawyers. Explores Guatemalan women’s transborder search for gendered justice alongside refugee Guatemalan women’s access to gendered asylum in Oregon. 4/13. Details TBD.

This research project is also supported by funds from CLLAS.

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

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