CLLAS Grantee Presentation: Thiago Castro

February 26, 2015
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

CLLAS graduate student grantee Thiago Pereira Vital de Castro, Department of Linguistics, will talk about the research he conducted with the support of a CLLAS Graduate Student Research Award.

He wrote in his application: “The primary goal of my research trip to Brazil this summer is to continue the documentation of the Djeoromitxi language and culture. These recordings will form the basis from which I ask further questions necessary to understand how the forms of the language combine both to encode the universal communicative functions shared by all languages (who did what to whom, when, why, etc.) and to create the unique kinds of information that the Djeoromitxi speech community found essential for their life before integration.”

Panel Discussion in conjunction with | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

March 4, 2015
5:30 pmto6:30 pm

Panel Discussion in conjunction with | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Professors Lanie Millar (Romance Languages), Alaí Reyes-Santos (Ethnic Studies), and Juan Eduardo Wolf (Ethnomusicology) present a panel discussion on human rights issues related to documentation. This talk is in conjunction with the exhibition Dominicans of Haitian Descent, funded in part by a JSMA Academic Support Grant.

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Jafari Sinclaire Allen: “Black/Queer Here & There: Ethnography of An Idea”

March 11, 2015
5:00 pmto6:00 pm

140 Allen Hall
1020 University St.
UO campus

Jafari Allen

Jafari Allen

Jafari Sinclaire Allen will give a talk on “Black/Queer Here & There: Ethnography of An Idea” at 140 Allen Hall on March 11. Dr. Allen is an associate professor of African American studies and anthropology at Yale University who works at the intersections of [queer] sexuality, gender and blackness. He is also women’s, gender, and sexuality studies program director of graduate studies. A recipient of fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council Sexuality Research Program, and Rockefeller Foundation [Diasporic Racisms Project]; he teaches courses on the cultural politics of race, sexuality and gender in Black diasporas; Black feminist and queer theory; critical cultural studies; ethnographic methodology and writing; subjectivity, consciousness and resistance; Cuba and the Caribbean. › Continue reading

Pilot Intercultural Competency Program ends in success

Pilot Intercultural Competency Program ends in success | Around the O.

Students Benefit from Innovative Partnership on Cultural Competency

by Eli Meyer, Assistant Director, CLLAS

Starr Miller is one of six UO graduate students who underwent special diversity training through the Intercultural Competency Program (ICP), an innovative partnership between CLLAS; the Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management; and the Center for Equity Promotion. When asked what she learned from her ICP experience, Miller—a graduate student in the Department of International Studies who interned with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health in Nicaragua, said that not only had she increased her Spanish language skills by an incredible degree, she improved her field research skills and learned about navigating professionally within a different culture. › Continue reading

UO Study Abroad Programs: Antigua — Human Rights

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Antigua,_GuatemalaThis program is ideal for undergraduate students interested in History, Latin American Studies, Human Rights, Journalism, Anthropology, Sociology, International Studies, Political Science, Cinema Studies, Archeology, and Ethnic Studies. Coursework includes a Latin American Studies course taught in English by three UO Professors: Carlos Aguirre (History), Gabriela Martínez (School of Journalism and Communication), and Stephanie Wood (Wired Humanities Projects, College of Education).

  • Antigua is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site located in the central highlands of Guatemala, close to the capital city.
  • This 3-week program features excursions to Guatemala City and to the Maya ruins of Copán.
  • Three UO professors will teach a 6-credit seminar called LAS 407: Human Rights in Guatemala: Truth, Justice, and Memory, focusing on the history and legacy of a violent civil war that lasted over 30 years in Guatemala.
  • Students will have the opportunity to hear from local organizations and individuals who are actively involved in the pursuit of social justice, truth, and reconciliation.
  • Using photos, films, primary sources, and other texts, students will write a short research paper with the guidance of faculty leaders.

Héctor Tobar’s Book on Chilean Mine Workers Named among the New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2014”

Tobar_bookcover_WEBThe latest book by CLLAS-affiliated faculty member Héctor Tobar—a visiting professor in the UO School of Journalism and Communication and a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist—has been named among the New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2014.”

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October 2014) is a nonfiction novel that describes the 2010 odyssey of Chilean mine workers. Here is the publisher’s synopsis.

Congratulations to Professor Tobar!


Giving to CLLAS

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