Flood of Central American immigrants is focus of UO researcher Kristin Yarris

Flood of Central American immigrants is focus of UO researcher | Around the O.

Kristin Yarris, Department of International Studies/Department of Women’s & Gender Studies, is a member of the CLLAS Advisory Board.

11 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month

11 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month | Pew Research Center.

Eleven facts that look at Latinos in the U.S. by age, geography and origin groups.

World Music Series: Roots Music from the Chilean Andes with Phusiri Marka

October 24, 2014
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

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Beall Concert Hall
961 E. 18th Ave.
Eugene, UO campus

Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363. The UO’s World Music Series is pleased to present the Phusiri Marka ensemble, performing traditional panpipe, tarka, and orquesta music from the Chilean Andes. The ensemble, whose name translates as “Town of Wind Players,” was formed in 1976. Since that time, Phusiri Marka has worked independently and continuously to nurture and preserve the traditional musical expressions of the Aymara people of Chile. The ensemble has performed around the world, including at the Third World Folklore Festival in Hungary in 2004.

CLLAS Professional Development: Publishing Workshop with Gisela Fosado

April 2, 2015

Time: TBD
Location: TBD

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 Faculty Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

April 3, 2015
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Location: TBD

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

CLLAS Grantee Presentation: Kathryn Miller

April 16, 2015
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Location: TBD

CLLAS graduate student grantee Kathryn Miller, Department of Political Science, will talk about her research on intimate partner violence (IPV) and immigrant women, which has been supported by a CLLAS Graduate Student Research Grant.

Abstract: “There is a long history, in the United States and elsewhere, of failing to recognize intimate partner violence (IPV) against immigrant women as criminal harm. IPV continues almost unabated throughout the world, affecting all countries, cultures, and economic class. In the US, there is a decisive gap between the numbers of immigrant women facing IPV, and those afforded state amelioration (i.e. visas or grants of asylum); insofar as they exist, state responses have failed to adequately address this form of gendered violence. Rather than viewing legal and administrative institutions in the US as well-meaning, though inept, I ask to what extent they may be directly implicated both in legitimating IPV against immigrant women, and creating the space necessary for it to continue. Given that the existence of this legal space is an essential precondition to the acts of violence themselves, how should we understand the role of US governmental institutions in IPV against immigrant women? That is, what is the relationship between state actions/inactions and the perpetuation of this form of gendered violence? This dissertation examines the ways in which categories of victimhood (e.g. ‘battered immigrant’), formed through policy and policy implementation, operate on women seeking state intervention. I hypothesize that these categories have an exclusionary and disciplinary effect on IPV survivors in two instances treated as separate in policy and the literature: 1) Women seeking asylum on account of IPV, and 2) immigrant women facing IPV in the US. I examine this through an analysis of legal processes, relevant policies and administration, court cases, and interviews with employees at NGOs that serve immigrant women. I also re-conceptualize what it means for the state to do harm in this context.”



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