|May 6, 2016|
The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces 2016 Seed Grant Competition for Faculty Collaborative Research Groups
Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016
Applicants will be notified by June 3, 2016
In order to encourage existing projects and collaborations and to facilitate new ones, CLLAS announces its sixth grant competition for funds to be used during the 2016-2017 academic year (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017). We plan to award 1-2 grants of up to $5000. This grant is specifically intended to support research that fits within the CLLAS mission. Projects that include collaboration between UO units, involve the wider Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, or Latin American communities/organizations/institutions in the U.S. or Latin America or propose other forms of community engagement are particularly welcome. Proposals generated within CLLAS Research Action Projects (RAPS) will be given priority. In recognition of the fact that not all disciplines include collaborative models of research, such as fields within the humanities, CLLAS will consider projects that involve nontraditional forms of collaboration and/or community engagement. We are especially interested in projects that have the potential to put Latino and Latin American Studies into conversation with one another.
This grant is made possible by the generous support of University of Oregon’s Division of Equity and Inclusion.
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Lynn Stephen, professor of anthropology and codirector of CLLAS, combines her research and the refugees’ stories into a powerful petition for political asylum. Read about her work as an expert witness for more than two-dozen refugees from Mexico and Guatemala in: Freedom Fighter | Cascade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences.
Springfield & Bethel School Districts and the Migrant Education Program (MEP) are partnering with Downtown Languages to offer the Pilas! Family Literacy Program in Springfield and Eugene. The Spring Pilas Program session begins on March 28 in Springfield and March 29 in Bethel and still has spaces available. Flier and application attached.
Pilas! Offers families with children ages 0-13:
- Pre-kinder readiness class
- K-3 Reading curriculum
- Homework Club for ages 9-13
- Family involvement activities
- English classes for parents
Kristin Yarris, “The Stress Along the Way”: Medicalization and Transit Migration — Youth Circulations
February 9, 2016—CLLAS Executive Board member Kristin Yarris, a migration scholar and assistant professor in the UO Department of International Studies, comments on representations of Central American and Mexican migrants in the “The Stress Along the Way”: Medicalization and Transit Migration,” the second installment of a conversation with migration scholar Heide Castañeda (University of South Florida) in the blog Youth Circulations.
For the first installment, go to “Visualizing Risk and Potential: Migrants in Zones of Transit.”
Source: Blog — Youth Circulations Post: January 25, 2016
Editor’s Note: CLLAS Executive Board member Kristin Yarris, a migration scholar and assistant professor in the UO Department of International Studies, comments on representations of Central American and Mexican migrants in the blog Youth Circulations. In the post titled “Visualizing Risk and Potential: Migrants in Zones of Transit,” Dr. Yarris writes: “What is the role of the U.S. media, of photographers and journalists working for outlets such as the New York Times, in providing not only coverage of the movement of people across borders, but also an explanation as to why people migrate? In the historical moment we find ourselves in the U.S. today, when xenophobia and social exclusion seem to shade our responses to displaced persons; the potential role of the media in contextualizing the motives for migration, and in humanizing migrants themselves, seems more crucial and essential than ever.”
For the full blog post, go to: http://www.youthcirculations.com/blog/2016/1/25/visualizing-risk-and-potential-migrants-in-zones-of-transit
Survey results are in from attendees of CLLAS’s October 2015 event, Latina/os & K-12 Education, Bridging Research and Practice. Almost half of the 250 attendees completed a questionnaire that asked questions such as: What do you see as the most critical issues regarding Latina/os and K-12 Education? How do you think we can improve the education experience for Latina/o children and their parents? What additional research regarding Latina/os and K-12 education would you like to see happen?
To see the compilation of responses, open this PDF of the 2015 Latina:os K-12 Survey Results.
Links for UO Channel video recordings of the CLLAS-organized event held Oct. 15, 2015, Latina/os and K-12 Education: Bridging Research and Practice.
Access the above link for giving to the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund. Online gifts may be made using the form available at this link; all gifts are processed by the University of Oregon Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for receiving and administering private donations to the University of Oregon.
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- Video link to “Latin@s and the 2016 Election: Policies, Immigration, & Action”
- Now available: Spring 2016 CLLAS Notes
- Sad Happiness: Cinthya’s Transborder Journey
- Ricardo Valencia’s CLLAS-supported research paper recognized by AEJMC