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.”

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.

Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium

November 14, 2014
9:00 amto4:00 pm

PRIEC_poster_WEBSouth Dining Room
Erb Memorial Union
UO campus

The Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium brings together faculty and graduate students to showcase work-in-progress on racial/ethnic politics and the politics of immigration.

Sponsored by the UO Department of Political Science with the the support of the Wayne Morse Center Migration Project and Academic Affairs.

View schedule (pdf)

Latino Roots Panels Displayed at Festival in Independence

LatinoRoots_IndependenceOR2014More than 200 community members visited the Latino Roots exhibit on tour from the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies at Festival Informativo, which took place May 4, 2014, at the civic center in Independence, Oregon. An estimated 2,450 civic center visitors were exposed to the bilingual exhibit over the course of three months.

The exhibit, which was originally displayed at the Lane County Historical Museum in 2009-2010, was duplicated using funds from SELCO Community Credit Union. The portable exhibit features 15 panels containing information on Latino history and demographics in Oregon, along with photographs and stories about seven immigrant families. The Latino Roots Project also includes videos and bilingual curriculum materials.

For more about the Latino Roots Project, go to:

Latino Roots Project Community Sponsor:
SELCO Community Credit Union

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."

Proceed to the online giving page



Event Calendar

November 2014