This article in the Winter 2014 edition of Cascade magazine, a publication of the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences, highlights the content and purpose of Professor Lynn Stephen’s new book, We Are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements (Duke University Press, 2013).
Dr. Stephen is director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and Distinguished Professor, UO Department of Anthropology.
Marcela Mendoza, an adjunct instructor and courtesy research associate in the UO Department of Anthropology, published the essay “Citizenship and Belonging in Uncertain Times” in Oregon Historical Quarterly, Vol. 114, No. 4 (Winter 2013), pp. 432-440. The essay is based upon a talk she presented on September 15, 2013, when she was one of ten regional scholars featured in the Oregon Historical Society’s “Summer of Citizenship” series. The essay is a record of her presentation and ongoing research on civic integration and belonging in the lives of Latin American immigrants in the United States.
Dear Friends of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS):
When UO graduate student Lidiana Soto produced a short documentary film as an undergraduate for the CLLAS-supported Latino Roots class two years ago, she decided to focus on a woman from Oaxaca, a migrant farmworker who had moved to Oregon with her family for the chance of a better life. Making the film not only allowed Lidi to explore a classic Oregon story, it also gave her a chance to reflect on her own history, because the woman she featured was her mother. Lidi had traveled with her to Oregon at age four, and had grown up picking berries with the rest of the family during summers. Lidi’s is one of 36 documentaries produced in classes that evolved from the CLLAS Latino Roots project. And those classes are just one of many fruits borne out of the center’s efforts.
Did you know:
- A faculty research project supported by CLLAS and carried out by Professor Edward Olivos and Professor Pedro García Caro provided the first systematic data about the experiences, challenges, and processes of language use and ethnic identification among UO’s Latino students?
- CLLAS has played a pivotal role in the expansion of diversity among our UO faculty by being strongly involved in the recruitment and retention of more than14 new faculty members in Latin American and Latino Studies in the past five years?
- CLLAS has been instrumental in building a major archive of Latino History at the University of Oregon in conjunction with Special Collections and University Archives?
- CLLAS has been nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with a highly competitive grant and trained 15 middle and high school teachers in Oregon in Latin American history and culture together with our Latin American Studies Program in 2013?
Our website and newsletter, CLLAS Notes, can provide you with many other examples of projects supported and advanced by CLLAS.
I’m writing to remind you how you can support our mission today and ensure we continue this work in the future. The success of CLLAS depends on the support of people who value education, research, and community engagement in Latina, Latino, and Latin American Studies at UO and beyond. Please consider making a tax-deductible financial gift to CLLAS by one of the methods listed below. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Lynn Stephen, Director, CLLAS, and Gerardo Sandoval, Associate Director, CLLAS
Giving to CLLAS
Editor’s Note: Mark Carey is a member of CLLAS Advisory Board
December 19, 2013—“Mark Carey, an associate professor of history in the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, has teamed up with several researchers, including Professor Kenneth Young in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas, as part of a National Science Foundation grant. Carey and Young serve as principal investigators on the project that is studying how environmental changes in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca mountains affect downstream water supplies and water management.” Read the full AROUNDtheO article
Editor’s Note: Charles Martinez directs the UO Center for Equity Promotion
“Charles Martinez, head of the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership in the UO College of Education, was confirmed to the Oregon State Board of Education by the state senate in a Nov. 21 vote. He will represent Oregon’s 4th Congressional District through June 2017.” Read the full AROUNDtheO story.
“20 Years Later, NAFTA’s Dramatic Impact on Oregon” | CLLAS Director Lynn Stephen Interviewed on KLCC
By Jacob Lewin
December 2, 2013—“Twenty years ago this month President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement into law. Few foresaw that it would change the face of Oregon.”
To read or listen to this interview on KLCC radio with Professor Lynn Stephen and others, go to:
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- CLLAS Faculty Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
- Deadline April 11: 2014 CLLAS Seed Grant Competition for Faculty and Collaborative Research Groups
- Documentary by Gabriela Martínez to be shown during Border Film Week at the University of San Diego
- “Reviving a History of Inequality in Immigration,” a New York Times article by UO professor Daniel Tichenor
- “Media Reform in Latin America: The struggles of communication public policies in the Global South”
- “The Role of Public Art in the Oaxaca Rebellion of 2006”— César Chávez Victoria, Oaxacan artist