Native Studies Research Colloquium Series: Ana-Maurine Lara, I was born here: Denationalization, National Sovereignty and Racial Formations”

April 7, 2015
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
Ana-Maurine Lara

Ana-Maurine Lara

Many Nations Longhouse
1630 Columbia St.
UO campus
Bring-your-own-lunch (BYOL)

Native Studies Research Colloquium Series

The Native American Studies Research colloquium series is a forum for scholars to present their research for discussion at the University of Oregon.  All events are free and open to the public.

“I was born here: Denationalization, National Sovereignty and Racial Formations”
presented by Ana-Maurine Lara, CLLAS Visiting Scholar

This paper focuses on Black-Indian (Afro-Indigenous) relations in mainland and on island America, comparing the denationalization of Cherokee Freedmen and Dominicans of Haitian descent. The paper is a philosophical query into the interstices between struggles for native sovereignty, racial formations and citizenship, and draws on these seemingly disparate examples to engage two principle questions: 1) how do our colonial racial legacies manifest themselves in the struggles for citizenship in the context of Native/Indigenous sovereign nations? 2) What do sovereign Native/Indigenous nations gain from the exclusion of “black” subjects?

Ana-Maurine Lara is the first ever Visiting Scholar with the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. She recently completed her PhD in African American Studies and Anthropology at Yale University. Her first academic book (in-progress) is titled Bodies and Souls: Sexual Terror in God’s New World, and is based on her graduate research, which focused on LGBT political activism and the Catholic state in the Dominican Republic.

She is an award-winning novelist and poet. Her novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011); her short stories and poems have been featured in numerous anthologies and literary magazines. Her published scholarship engages topics on Afro-Latin@ and Afro-Diasporic queer identities and aesthetics.

Teaming up in Medford: Latino Roots and the Latino Civic Participation Project

Medford, OR – The Latino Roots Exhibit on display at the 2014 Multicultural Fair.

Medford, OR – The Latino Roots Exhibit on display at the 2014 Multicultural Fair.

September 26, 2014—Gerardo Sandoval, associate director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, took his graduate students to the Greater Medford Multicultural Fair in Medford, Ore., on Saturday, September 26 to explain findings from the Latino Civic Participation Project. Sandoval, an assistant professor in the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management, said that he was able to connect with about 25 key people who work with diversity issues in Medford. He and his students also spoke about their findings with about 100 Latinos who attended the fair. Professor Sandoval is the project coordinator for the CLLAS Advancing Latino Equity in Oregon Project.

CLLAS Professional Development: Publishing Workshop with Gisela Fosado

April 2, 2015

Time: TBD
Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

Gisela Fosado, Duke University Press editor for Gender, Latin American and Latino Studies, will lead a workshop on turning your research into a scholarly book vis-à-vis the complicated state of the publishing industry and trends that are emerging in publishing scholarly books.

CLLAS Associate Director Gerardo Sandoval Named Winner of 2014 Chester Rapkin Award

Gerardo Sandoval

Gerardo Sandoval

Gerardo Francisco Sandoval has been named the 2014 winner of the prestigious Chester Rapkin Award for best article from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Dr. Sandoval is the associate director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies at the University of Oregon and an assistant professor, Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management.

The Chester Rapkin Award Selection Committee announced October 16 that Professor Sandoval won the prize for the best paper for this award year in the Journal of Planning Education and Research for his article “Shadow Transnationalism: Cross-Border Networks and Planning Challenges of Transnational Unauthorized Immigrant Communities” (Vol 33 (1), pp. 176-193).

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CLLAS Faculty Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

April 3, 2015
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

Faculty members. Save the date for this workshop on how to write stronger grant proposals. Led by CLLAS associate director Gerardo Sandoval.

Junior–Senior Faculty Conversation on Publishing

April 30, 2015
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.



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