CLLAS’s associate director featured in Around the O

sandoval-2015-wideSource: In ongoing study, UO’s Sandoval looks at exploitation of workers | Around the O

May 20, 2015— “When Gerardo Sandoval turned his attention on conditions at a large meatpacking in Iowa, he had no idea he’d be reconnecting to his homeland.

“In 2008, while he was an assistant professor at Iowa State University, U.S. immigration officials raided the plant in Postville, Iowa, and deported hundreds of undocumented Guatemalans. › Continue reading

Second Annual Festival Latino

May 30, 2015
12:00 pmto11:59 pm




Join us on May 30th at Sprout! Food Hub, Springfield for the Second Annual Festival Latino. This year’s Festival Latino will have greatly expanded programming and festival area. In collaboration with the City of Springfield and

Willamalane Parks and Recreation District, we are closing off the street adjacent to Sprout! (418 A Street, Springfield) to hold concerts on a large outdoor stage and expect 2000-3000 attendees. There will be over 20 hours of live music on two stages including Latin, Brazilian music, mariachi banks, rope tricks, samba percussion, salsa dancing and much more!

FROM NOON-7PM there will be kids’ games, salsa tasting contest with celebrity judges, live music, and tamales prepared by Huerto de la Familia’s partner families.

FROM 7PM-MIDNIGHT there will be free salsa lessons, local food and drink, salsa performances by Azucar and Salseros Dance Company, and salsa music by DJ Vito Garcia.

$5-$10 suggested donation. All funds raised go to benefit Huerto de la Familia (

Dr. Mark Carey receives Outstanding Faculty Advisor award

Mark Carey

Mark Carey

May 14, 2015—Please join me in congratulating CLLAS affiliated faculty member, Dr. Mark Carey, associate dean, Robert D. Clark Honors College; associate professor of history, who just received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor award. Mark has done outstanding work in the arena of climate change, indigenous peoples, landscape histories, and the history of science. He has worked tirelessly to promote and support undergraduate research and mentor students. Congratulations Mark!

Lynn Stephen,
Director, CLLAS

The Division of Undergraduate Studies and the All-Campus Advising Association (ACAA) received more than 200 nominations and 54 applications for the Excellence in Advising Awards, all demonstrating the value of high quality undergraduate advising and mentoring at the University of Oregon. › Continue reading

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:

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.

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

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