CLLAS Director Lynn Stephen Receives Two Significant Professional Awards

Lynn Stephen / photo by Jack Liu

Lynn Stephen / photo by Jack Liu

February 4, 2015—UO anthropologist Lynn Stephen has received two significant professional national and international awards. In March of 2015 she will give the Michael Kearney Memorial Lecture at the meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Pittsburgh. The award is for an outstanding scholar whose presentation will explore the intersection of three themes (migration, human rights, transnationalism) and with a specific focus on a contemporary issue/problem. › Continue reading

Winter 2015 edition of CLLAS Notes now available

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Read updates about action-oriented CLLAS research projects in the latest edition of the CLLAS Notes, the newsletter of the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. You can learn more about books recently published by faculty associated with the mission and goals of CLLAS. You can read articles from faculty  and graduate students about CLLAS-supported research and events, including an ethnographic study of hip hop in Havana, Cuba, and a hands-on approach to engage Latino community members in the complexities of planning and public policy decision-making. You’ll learn about CLLAS’s first Scholar-in-Residence; the Globalization, Gender & Development Conference held in October; and  ways in which UO students benefitted from an innovative partnership on cultural competency.

If you’re on the CLLAS mailing list, watch for your print edition soon. If you would like to join the CLLAS mailing list, email

“Maluco Beleza: Music of the Brazilian Counterculture,” with Prof. Christopher Dunn

April 16, 2015
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

Dunn-Poster221 Allen Hall
UO campus

UO Latin American Studies program presents Guest Speaker Prof. Christopher Dunn

“Maluco Beleza: Music of the Brazilian Counterculture”

This presentation will explore the popular music associated with the Brazilian counterculture of the early 1970s during the most repressive phase of military rule. In the wake of the Tropicália movement of 1968, a broad range of artists, including Gal Costa, Jards Macalé, Luiz Melodia, Raul Seixas, and the Novos Baianos created music that spoke to the despair and desire of a generation of urban youth. As the revolutionary energies of the sixties subsided, artists explored notions of personal liberation associated with the so-called desbunde, a distinctly Brazilian experience with the international youth counterculture.

Gustavo Germano: 2015 Bartolomé de las Casas Lecture in Latin American Studies

May 13, 2015
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Bartolome-de-las-Casas-2015-WEB182 Lillis Hall
955 E. 13th
UO campus

The 2015 Bartolomé de las Casas Lecture in Latin American Studies presents

A Photographic Memory: Seeing the Disappeared

featuring photographer Gustavo Germano

Gustavo Germano’s lecture examines the use of photographs of the Disappeared to reclaim truth and justice in the aftermath of the military dictatorships in Argentina (1976–1983) and Brazil (1964–1985).

Don’t miss Gustavo Germano’s photographic exhibit Ausencias at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum
*Starting April 14*

Latin American Studies Student Symposium: Dictatorship, Transitional Justice, and Human Rights in Latin America

April 17, 2015
8:30 amto4:30 pm

LAS-transitional-justice-symposium_WEB229 McKenzie Hall
UO campus

Featured Speakers

  • CHRISTOPHER DUNN, Tulane University, “Tropicalia and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture”
  • MICHEL GHERMAN, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “Jews and the Brazilian Military Dictatorship” (via Skype)

Sponsors include Latin American Studies, Global Studies Institute, Clark Honors College, and the Savage Endowment’s Global Justice Program.

“Internal or Transnational? Zapotec Women’s Migration Dilemmas,” a talk by Iván Sandoval Cervantes

April 22, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm
photo by Iván Sandoval Cervantes

photo by Iván Sandoval Cervantes

Jane Grant Rm
330 Hendricks Hall
UO campus
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CSWS Noon Talk with Iván Sandoval Cervantes

For women of the Zapotec community of Santa Ana Zegache, discussing migration presents gender specific dilemmas. In this presentation, Iván Sandoval Cervantes provides an historical analysis of the different migration movements in which women from Santa Ana Zegache have participated: Zegacheñas have migrated to Mexico City, to the United States, and to Oaxaca City. He also explores how the constraints that women face before, during, and after migrating are different from those faced by men.

Iván Sandoval Cervantes, a PhD candidate in the UO Department of Anthropology, received a 2014-15 CSWS Graduate Student Research Grant in support of his project, “Gender, Migrations, and Relatedness: Care and Kinship in a Zapotec Transborder Community.” He is the 2015-16 CSWS Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship awardee.

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May 2015