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.”

CLLAS Director Lynn Stephen Receives UO Fund for Faculty Excellence Award

Lynn Stephen / photo by Jack Liu.

Lynn Stephen / photo by Jack Liu.

CLLAS director Lynn Stephen has been named a recipient of a University of Oregon Fund for Faculty Excellence Award for AY 2014-15. She is among 13 UO faculty members chosen for this award.

Dr. Stephen is a Distinguished Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, and director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

In making the announcement, UO acting senior vice president and provost Frances Bronet said: “The Fund for Faculty Excellence is designed to further the university’s strategic commitment to improving its academic quality and reputation by recognizing, supporting, and retaining world-class tenure-related faculty. The recipients of this honor have been chosen on the basis of scholarly impact within their respective fields, their contributions to program and institutional quality at the UO, and their academic leadership.”

For a full listing of recipients, go to: Office of Academic Affairs newsletter.

UO historian Julie M. Weise interviewed for story on NPR

CLLAS affiliated faculty member Julie M. Weise, an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Oregon, spoke about her research and was identified as a UO historian in a piece that aired on NPR’s All Things Considered on October 19, 2014. The story was about anti-immigrant backlash in suburbs. It can be accessed online at “Residents Uneasy About Immigrant Shift Into Suburbs.”

Latino Roots Celebration

June 4, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm
2013 Latino Roots celebration / photo by Jack Liu.

2013 Latino Roots celebration / photo by Jack Liu.

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Join us as we celebrate Latino Roots.

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.



Giving to CLLAS

Follow the link below for instructions on how to give to the University of Oregon. If you want your gift to directly support CLLAS, please enter “Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies” under “Other."

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