UO law professor and CLLAS affiliate Michelle McKinley is the 2014 winner of the Ligia Parra Jahn Award. This award is given for the best publication (book or article) on women’s history or publication written by a woman and published in 2014 that began as a Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (RMCLAS) presentation. Dr. McKinley was chosen as the winner for her Journal of Family History article: “Illicit Intimacies: Virtuous Concubinage in Colonial Lima.”
Dr. McKinley is the Bernard K. Kliks Professor of Law at the University of Oregon and a former advisory board member of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. She teaches immigration law and policy, refugee and asylum law. She publishes on public international law and Latin American legal history. Currently she is a fellow in residence at Princeton University, where she is working on her monograph on enslaved women in colonial Latin America and their attempts to litigate claims to freedom. › Continue reading
April 2015—CLLAS Board Member Christopher Chávez, UO School of Journalism and Communication, has won the 2015 Outstanding Early Career Award given by the University of Oregon’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.
Research Excellence Award winners receive commendation from the Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation, $1,000 in research support, a recognition memento, and highlighting of their work.
The Outstanding Early Career Award is granted to tenure track faculty members at the assistant professor rank. Dr. Chávez will be given his award at a ceremony later this spring.
April 1, 2015—“Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists with strong connections to the university and the state are joining the faculty of the UO School of Journalism and Communication.
“Brent Walth, managing editor for news for Willamette Week, has accepted a full-time assistant professor of journalism position. Walth shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service reporting for stories The Oregonian wrote in 2001 about what was then the Immigration and Naturalization Service.” …
“Hector Tobar has been teaching journalism classes in the SOJC for the past year as a visiting assistant professor and recently accepted a permanent position. His latest work, Deep Down Dark, The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free, is a New York Times bestseller and is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. “Deep Down Dark” also was listed in the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014.”
For the full story, go to: Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists join SOJC faculty | Around the O.
March 31, 2015—Michelle McKinley, an associate professor in the University of Oregon School of Law and an affiliated faculty member and former board member of the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, has been named a 2015 Fulbright Fellow. This prestigious fellowship will support the expansion of McKinley’s work on Hispanic urban slavery to Cartagena, Colombia and the viceroyalty of Nuevo Granada (now Bogotá).
Currently on fellowship at Princeton University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA), Professor McKinley is conducting archival research for her project “Degrees of Freedom: Intimacy, Slavery, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Latin America.” This project explores the issues with enslaved women as legal actors within the landscape of Hispanic urban slavery, in reference to women who are socially disfavored, economically active, and extremely litigious. › Continue reading
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University of Oregon, March 12, 2015—The first ever CLLAS Symposium featured keynote addresses by two young Dream Act activists, four panels representing the four CLLAS Research Action Projects, a reception, and a dance and music performance by Puerto Rican Bomba & Proyecto Union. Between 200 and 300 people attended the day’s series of events, which moved across campus between the Knight Library Browsing Room, the Gerlinger Hall Alumni Lounge, and the Frohnmayer Music Building. In attendance were teachers from Salem and Woodburn, a principal from Eugene School District 4J, community representatives from the Eugene/ Springfield area, several of the people interviewed in the original Latino Roots class, community activists and leaders, and many UO students, faculty, and administrators. Some people came for the music, some for the panel discussions, others for the lively and intense keynote talks, and some attended the full day of activities.
Symposium schedule: › Continue reading
March 11, 2015—A book authored by Professor Lynn Stephen, director, UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Delmos Jones and Jagna Scharff Memorial Book Award from the Society for the Anthropology of North America. We are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements (Duke University Press, October 2013) tells the story of a massive uprising against the Mexican state of Oaxaca, which began with the emergence of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) in June 2006.
Dr. Stephen is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology. In announcing the award, the selections committee stated: › Continue reading
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- October 15, 2015:
- Latina/os and K-12 Education: Bridging Research and Practice
- Duck spirit was in the air at Woodburn’s Fiesta Mexicana | Around the O
- Lynn Stephen: Martin Diskin Memorial Lecture
- Collective Memory and Human Rights in Guatemala: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Present
- Spring 2015 edition of CLLAS Notes now available
- Latino Roots Celebration 2015