Teaming up in Medford: Latino Roots and the Latino Civic Participation Project

Medford, OR – The Latino Roots Exhibit on display at the 2014 Multicultural Fair.

Medford, OR – The Latino Roots Exhibit on display at the 2014 Multicultural Fair.

September 26, 2014—Gerardo Sandoval, associate director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, took his graduate students to the Greater Medford Multicultural Fair in Medford, Ore., on Saturday, September 26 to explain findings from the Latino Civic Participation Project. Sandoval, an assistant professor in the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management, said that he was able to connect with about 25 key people who work with diversity issues in Medford. He and his students also spoke about their findings with about 100 Latinos who attended the fair. Professor Sandoval is the project coordinator for the CLLAS Advancing Latino Equity in Oregon Project.

Latin American/Latino Studies grad student mixer

November 6, 2014
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Grad-Mixer-Flyer-Final_WEBGraduate Student Center
111 Susan Campbell Hall

Grad Mixer Flyer Final

Come connect with other grad students across departments and schools whose interests lie in things Latino and Latin American. We’ll provide light refreshments and a chance to learn about each other’s interests and connect with like-minded colleagues you might not otherwise meet.

Cosponsored by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and the Latin American Studies Program.

Hip Hop in Cuba: a CLLAS Grantee Presentation

October 23, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Havana-Hip-Hop_WEBErb Memorial Union
Oak Room
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

2014-15 CLLAS Graduate Research Grant awardee Charlie Hankin, Department of Music and Dance (Music Performance)

UO graduate student Charlie Hankin is working on a preliminary oral history study of the reception and dissemination of hip hop lyrics in Cuba as a means for exploring race and identity on both local and global levels. He conducted a series of interviews in Havana of young writers, artists, and intellectuals before, during, and after the International Hip Hop Festival in early August 2014. In particular, he  examined the reception and dissemination of the lyrics of Los Aldeanos, a group given prominent billing at the festival in 2013 and identified in a 2006 New York Times article as part of “Cuba’s Rap Vanguard.”

Hankin is one of two UO graduate students recently announced a recipient of a Fulbright Research Award. See “Two UO graduate students earn prestigious Fulbright awards.”

See additional story in Around the O.

Sacrificing Families: U.S. Policies and the Displacement of Central Americans

October 23, 2014
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Abrego Sacrificing Families CoverKnight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
Free & open to public

“Sacrificing Families: U.S. Policies and the Displacement of Central Americans”
with Leisy J. Abrego, Assistant Professor, UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies

Trained as a sociologist, Abrego studies families, Central American migration, and Latino immigrants’ lived experiences of U.S. immigration laws. She will be discussing insights from her book, Sacrificing Families: Navigating Laws, Labor, and Love Across Borders (Stanford University Press), which examines the economic and emotional well-being of immigrants and their families—both in the United States and in the home country—as these are shaped by immigration policies and gendered expectations.

This event is sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) and the Américas Research Interest Group.

Anthropology Lecture: CLLAS Visiting Scholar Ana-Maurine Lara to talk about her research

November 21, 2014
4:00 pmto5:30 pm
Ana-Maurine Lara

Ana-Maurine Lara

204 Condon Hall
1321 Kincaid 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.

Native Studies Research Colloquium — Lynn Stephen, “Transborder Gendered Violence and Resistance: Indigenous Women Migrants Seeking U.S. Asylum”

December 1, 2014
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
Lynn Stephen / photo by Jack Liu.

Lynn Stephen / photo by Jack Liu.

Many Nations Longhouse
1630 Columbia St.
UO campus
Free & open to the public
(Bring Your Own Lunch)

“Transborder Gendered Violence and Resistance: Indigenous Women Migrants Seeking U.S. Asylum”

a talk by Dr. Lynn Stephen, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, and Director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) at the University of Oregon

Professor Lynn Stephen’s scholarly work has centered the impact of globalization, migration, nationalism and the politics of culture on indigenous communities in the Americas. Her multi-leveled approach, which engages political-economy, ethnohistory, and ethnography, has provided a hemispheric lens on major challenges faced by indigenous peoples such as out-migration, tourism, economic development, and low-intensity war and their creative responses to these challenges. › Continue reading



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