Ana-Maurine Lara: CLLAS Visiting Scholar Presentation

February 12, 2015
4:00 pmto5:30 pm
Ana-Maurine Lara

Ana-Maurine Lara

140 Allen Hall
1020 University St.
UO campus

Ana-Maurine Lara is the first ever Visiting Scholar with the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. She recently completed her PhD in African American Studies and Anthropology at Yale University. Her first academic book (in-progress) is titled Bodies and Souls: Sexual Terror in God’s New World, and is based on her graduate research, which focused on LGBT political activism and the Catholic state in the Dominican Republic.

She is an award-winning novelist and poet. Her novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011); her short stories and poems have been featured in numerous anthologies and literary magazines. Her published scholarship engages topics on Afro-Latin@ and Afro-Diasporic queer identities and aesthetics.

Rebecca Atencio — ”Official and Other Truths: Memories of Dictatorship in the Wake of Brazil’s National Truth Commission”

February 23, 2015
5:00 pmto6:00 pm

AtencioRGerlinger Hall
Alumni Lounge
1468 University St.

Rebecca Atencio, assistant professor of Spanish & Portuguese in the Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies at Tulane University, will give a public lecture titled “Official and Other Truths: Memories of Dictatorship in the Wake of Brazil’s National Truth Commission.” Professor Atencio is the author of Memory’s Turn: Reckoning with Dictatorship in Brazil.

Professor Atencio will also offer a faculty workshop titled “Researching Human Rights in Latin America: Challenges, Resources, and Strategies” on February 24, 2015, from 12pm to 1:30 pm. EMU Metolius Room.

Faculty Workshop: “Researching Human Rights in Latin America: Challenges, Resources, and Strategies”

February 24, 2015
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Atencio_bookcoverErb Memorial Union (EMU)
Metolius Room
UO campus

Rebecca Atencio, assistant professor of Spanish & Portuguese in the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University,  will offer a faculty workshop titled “Researching Human Rights in Latin America: Challenges, Resources, and Strategies” on February 24, 2015, from noon to 1:30 pm. EMU Metolius Room. Professor Atencio is the author of Memory’s Turn: Reckoning with Dictatorship in Brazil.

Professor Atencio will also give a public lecture titled “Official and Other Truths: Memories of Dictatorship in the Wake of Brazil’s National Truth Commission.” This talk will take place on February 23 at 5 p.m., Gerlinger Hall Alumni Lounge, 1468 University St.

CLLAS Grantee Presentation: Thiago Castro

February 26, 2015
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

CLLAS graduate student grantee Thiago Pereira Vital de Castro, Department of Linguistics, will talk about the research he conducted with the support of a CLLAS Graduate Student Research Award.

He wrote in his application: “The primary goal of my research trip to Brazil this summer is to continue the documentation of the Djeoromitxi language and culture. These recordings will form the basis from which I ask further questions necessary to understand how the forms of the language combine both to encode the universal communicative functions shared by all languages (who did what to whom, when, why, etc.) and to create the unique kinds of information that the Djeoromitxi speech community found essential for their life before integration.”

CLLAS Symposium: “Public Engagement in Latin@ and Latin American Studies”

March 12, 2015

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Events in Knight Library Browsing Room
and Gerlinger Alumni Lounge
http://cllas.uoregon.edu/symposium-2015/

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The symposium will be a space for students, teachers, researchers and activists to come together to hear about exciting work being done on issues of Latino/a equity, human rights, and culture.

Panel Presentations — Knight Library, Browsing Room
Keynote Address
Reception and Music Performance — Gerlinger Hall, Alumni Lounge

 

Gerardo Sandoval honored for paper on cross-border networks

Gerardo Sandoval honored for paper on cross-border networks | Around the O.

CLLAS associate director Gerardo Sandoval has been named the 2014 winner of the prestigious Chester Rapkin Award for best article from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. See full story in Around the O.



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