Tasha Fairfield — “Private Wealth and Public Revenue in Latin America: Business Power and Tax Policy”

April 5, 2018
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Tasha Fairfield

EMU 145
Crater Lake South Room

A public talk on business power in Latin America by Tasha Fairfield, assistant professor of political science, London School of Economics and Political Science at Stanford University.

Her book Private Wealth and Public Revenue in Latin America: Business Power and Tax Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2015) examines how and when the interests of economic elites prevail in unequal democracies through comparative analysis of tax reform in Chile, Argentina, and Bolivia after economic liberalization. The book won the Latin American Studies Association’s Donna Lee Van Cott Award in 2016.

 

Drop-in info session on CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research Grants

March 1, 2018
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

 

 

Acker Meeting Room
340A Hendricks

CLLAS Director Gabriela Martinez will host a drop-in info session on CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research Grants Thursday March 1, 2018, from Noon to 1:30 p.m. If you are considering applying, this is a great opportunity to come and ask questions.

Instructions for applying are available online:

No RSVP needed. You can contact us at cllas@uoregon.edu with any questions.

Grant application deadline: 12:00 p.m. (noon), Friday, April 6, 2018.

Applicants will be notified by May 4, 2018.

Call for Proposals: Tinker Field Research Grants for Graduate Students

March 2, 2018
12:00 pm

2018 Call for Tinker Proposals Final

CLLAS invites graduate students to submit proposals for field research in Latin America (Spanish or Portuguese speaking countries). We expect to award at least six grants for up to $4,000 each to advance research for either master’s or pre-dissertation doctoral candidates (see criteria below). 

Application Deadline: 12:00 pm (noon), Friday, March 2 

Applicants will be notified by April 6, 2018.

CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Grantee Presentation

March 1, 2018
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

 

 

Straub 254
1451 Onyx St.
UO campus

Creating Communities of Welcome: Understanding Motives to Assist Immigrants and Refugees in a Hostile Era

Kristin Yarris, Brenda Garcia Millan, Karla Schmidt-Murillo (Dept. of International Studies)

In this presentation, we draw on interviews conducted with thirty volunteers who work to assist immigrants and refugees in Oregon to understand their motives to help. Our preliminary analysis shows that motivations to aid immigrants and refugees are both personal and political; that is, people are motivated to help by a politics of affect, a sense of justice and fairness, and by personal narratives, family histories, and religious  values. These motives of care are the basis upon which these volunteers, whom we consider informal humanitarians, act to create spaces of welcome for immigrants and refugees in Oregon, despite (and in the face of) an    increasingly-hostile political climate in the U.S. We use these findings to consider the implications for social movements and public policy that foster global connectedness and cross-cultural understanding in the contemporary context of rising nationalism and ethnocentrism.

CLLAS invites graduate grant proposals for 2018 summer research

March 2, 2018
12:00 pm

Application Deadline Has Been Extended
12:00 pm, Friday, March 2, 2018

 

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces 

Graduate Student 2018 Summer Research Grants

Applicants will be notified by April 6, 2018 

In order to encourage and support interdisciplinary graduate student research in the areas of Latino/a and Latin American Studies, CLLAS announces a program for summer research support. We expect to award up to three summer grants for $1,000 each to advance research for either master’s or doctoral candidates. The award will support research-related activities carried out from July 1 through September 30, 2018. We are especially interested in projects that link Latino/a Studies or Latin American Studies with other disciplines.

For full guidelines, go to: 2018 Call for Grad Proposals

To read the reports of previous graduate grantees, go to: Past Grant Recipients at: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/grant-opportunities/

Farmworkers deserve better pesticide rules

Editor’s Note: David Vázquez is a former interim director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). He is the Head of the UO Department of English.

Eugene Register-Guard Op-Ed: “Farmworkers deserve better pesticide rules”

by Lisa Arkin, executive director of Beyond Toxics; David Vázquez, associate professor of English at the University of Oregon; and Raoul Liévanos, assistant professor of sociology at UO.

December 4, 2017—

More than 1 billion pounds of poisonous pesticides are applied on farms annually in the United States, resulting in as many as 20,000 physician-diagnosed poisonings annually among agricultural workers. University of Oregon environmental studies scholar Sarah Wald puts the number of farmworkers exposed to toxic levels of pesticides closer to 300,000, more than 10 times the official number. A 2008 report by the state ­Department of Agriculture showed that 15.5 million pounds of pesticides were applied on Oregon farms.

For the full text, go to: Farmworkers deserve better pesticide rules




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