LALISA Conference: Social and Cultural Geographies from the Underside of Modernity

April 13, 2017
April 14, 2017
April 15, 2017

2017 Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies Association (LALISA) Conference

Save-the-date for this conference, which is being cosponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

2015-16 CLLAS Impact Report

2016-cllas-impact-rpt-web-version_page_1The 2015-16 CLLAS Impact Report will soon be available in hard copy for those who request it. The PDF version can be accessed now at: 2016-cllas-impact-rpt-web-version

This report includes a record of project highlights, research funding, events, contributions, and commentary from AY 2015-16.

It includes a profile of last year’s visiting scholar, a letter from our interim director, and important statistics reflecting CLLAS’s impact on campus.

UO Today with Mario Sifuentez – YouTube

Published on Nov 2, 2016
Mario Sifuentez

Mario Sifuentez

Mario Sifuentez, assistant professor of History at UC-Merced. Sifuentez grew up in rural Eastern Oregon from a family of immigrant farm workers from Mexico. A first-generation college student, he attended the University of Oregon and graduated with a triple major in Political Science, History, and Ethnic Studies. Sifuentez returned to the U of O on October 28th, 2016 to speak about his recently released book Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest.

Borders, Migration, and Belonging: Wayne Morse Center’s new theme beginning Fall 2017

The Wayne Morse Center’s new theme, which begins in Fall 2017, will be

blue-wmc-logoThe Wayne Morse Center offers ongoing support for faculty and graduate student research through its Resident Scholar and Graduate Student Research Fellowship programs. (Applications for those are due on January 9, 2017.) The Center also offers Project Grants to community organizations, university faculty and departments, and student organizations to support educational events and activities related to the Center’s theme of inquiry. (Applications for those are due on January 24, 2017.) Detailed information about all of these can be found here:

Most proposals can address either the Wayne Morse Center’s theme of inquiry or a variety of other topics related to law and politics, broadly defined. Information about the 2017-2019 theme can be found

White students’ lives looking more like immigrants, prof writes

October 10, 2016—“The experiences of many white college students, even in places as heavily Caucasian as the Northwest, resemble more and more the lives led by many whose immediate roots are in foreign soil, writes UO journalism professor Héctor Tobar in the New York Times.” …

For the full article, go to: White students’ lives looking more like immigrants, prof writes | Around the O

Dance of the Storytellers

danza-mod3-700x394Dance of the Storytellers | Cascade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences

Traveling to Mexico, preserving a cultural heritage

It would have been the experience of a lifetime. Especially for a nine-year-old.

“It was East Los Angeles, 2005, and Romario Bautista was asked to participate in his community’s annual cultural festival.

“The Danza de la Pluma ceremony—“Dance of the Feather”—is a cherished tradition of one of Mexico’s indigenous groups, the Zapotec of the state of Oaxaca. The danza reenacts the tribe’s fierce battles against invading Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s.

“As Mexicans have moved to the United States over the years, the danza ceremony has moved with them, binding migrant communities in the US to their homeland and preserving culture and history….”

For the full story, go to: Dance of the Storytellers | Cascade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

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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