Katie Meehan is engaged in a 3-year-research project funded by NSF

Katie Meehan

April 2018—Last summer, Katie Meehan, associate professor in the UO Department of Geography,  started a three-year research project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, exploring how scientists integrate and mobilize climate change knowledge across disciplinary cultures, spatial scales, and international borders. The project examines three case studies of research initiatives in the Americas, including a US-Brazil project, the Fulbright NEXUS, and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI). Here is the link to the project website: https://www.knowledgeintegrationproject.org/

This research was profiled in a short media story by reporter Emily Halnon for Around the O: https://around.uoregon.edu/content/uo-researcher-trails-intriguing-subject-other-researchers.

Go here for Meehan’s recent article based on a hemispheric study of climate change knowledge at the science-policy interface across the Americas, supported by the Fulbright NEXUS grant: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0162243917745601

Provost awards new Knight Chair to professor of anthropology Lynn Stephen

Lynn Stephen speaks at the 2017 Latino Roots Celebration / photo by Jack Liu

From Around the O

March 22, 2018—UO anthropology professor Lynn Stephen, a renowned scholar of Latin American studies, has been awarded a prestigious Philip H. Knight Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Stephen is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences as well as a member of the graduate faculty in ethnic studies. She is also a participating faculty member in women’s, gender and sexuality studies and Latin American studies.

She was awarded the honor as a way of “recognizing a limited number of truly outstanding professors,” according to her letter of appointment from Jayanth Banavar, provost and senior vice president. › Continue reading

Ana-Maurine Lara’s “Kohnjehr Woman” a finalist for Lambda Literary Award

March 6, 2018—Kohnjehr Woman, a book of poetry by Ana-Maurine Lara, has been nominated as a finalist for the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards.

Lara, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon and a CLLAS affiliated faculty member, is an award-winning poet and fiction writer whose novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011).

As the foundation states, “The Lambda Literary Award is the most prestigious LGBTQ book prize in the world. With nearly 1000 total submissions considered for nomination it is a significant achievement to be named a finalist.”

Lara will be performing at the 2018 CLLAS Symposium on March 8 at Gerlinger Lounge during the reception (6 pm to 7:30 pm) as part of Riffiando: Dominican Artists in the House!

For a complete list of finalists: https://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/news/03/06/lambda-literary-award-finalists/

Ethnic Studies archival team releases digital archive on Puerto Rico

2/16/2018—Today our Ethnic Studies archival team releases our digital archive! https://blogs.uoregon.edu/theuopuertoricoproject/

Thanks to all of you who made it and keep making it possible! UO undergraduate students’ research shines here!

Over the next eleven months, visit us regularly for new interviews, bibliographies, stories, photographic journeys, and more educational materials pertinent to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.  Co-create knowledge with us! Share stories with us through our UO Puerto Rico Project Facebook Page [3], our UO Puerto Rico Project Twitter,  [4] our hashtag #uoprproject, and our UO Puerto Rico Project YouTube Channel. [5]

Join us on March 8th at CLLAS’ Justice Across Borders Symposium for more information about Caribbean migrants in the Pacific Northwest and recent arrivals from Puerto Rico!
http://cllas.uoregon.edu/2018-symposium

The UO Puerto Rico Project Team [6]
–Alaí Reyes-Santos, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies

Links:
[1] http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/product/Our-Caribbean-Kin,5472.aspx
[2] https://twitter.com/alaireyessantos
[3] https://www.facebook.com/UOPRproject/
[4] https://twitter.com/UOPRProject
[5] https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE4czTL3gryUE76khB0amrg5dId_EmxqJ&disable_polymer=true
[6] https://blogs.uoregon.edu/theuopuertoricoproject/thecommunity/

TAREA TIME for UO students

Every Tuesday, 3 pm to 5 pm
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
230 Swindells

  • Join Us! A time to study together & connect
  • Career Advice: Samantha Matta, Assistant Director, UO Career Center
  • CMAE & OAA Advisers: Karla Perez-Young & Dulce Castro
  • Get help with Spanish, Writing, & more
  • Scantrons, Snacks, & Green Books provided!

Sponsors include CMAE & OAA; Departments of Romance Languages and Ethnic Studies; Spanish Heritage Language Program; CLLAS; UO Libraries; and the Teaching and Learning Center.

CLLAS Workshop “From Manila to London to Rio: Two Cases Outside the Canon”

April 4, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.
UO campus

2017-19 CLLAS Series: America, Bridge Across Oceans 

presented by Chương-Đaì Võ

This talk will focus on two case studies, exemplary of non-canonical modernism and contemporaneity—the periodical Signals and the exhibition The Other Story. Edited by the Manila-born, international artist David Medalla, Signals was a periodical that ran for 10 issues from August 1964 to March 1966. Unlike the post-World War II art scenes that were developing in much of Western Europe and the U.S., Signals engaged with the Latin American avant-garde, and understood art as a meeting ground for aesthetics, physics, literature, poetry, and social transformation. Medalla was part of a group of artists from Asia, Africa and the Caribbean that Rasheed Araeen proposed for an exhibition entitled The Other Story in 1978. Not staged until 1989, the exhibition’s premise—that British art history actively erased and ignored the contributions of artists of color—invigorated Araeen’s practice as an artist, curator and the founder of the influential periodical Third Text




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