José Antonio Mazzotti: “Documenting the Iskonawa of the Amazon: Challenges to the Latin American Literary Canon”

October 29, 2015
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

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Browsing Room
1515 Agate St.

The Latin American Studies program is pleased to announce the visit of Professor José Antonio Mazzotti, professor of Latin American Literature in the Department of Romance Languages at Tufts University, to our UO campus on Thursday, October 29th. Mazzotti will offer a public lecture, “Documenting the Iskonawa of the Amazon: Challenges to the Latin American Literary Canon,” followed by a Q&A session at 3.30-5.00, at the Knight Library Browsing Room. Coffee and tea will be served. Here is the abstract for his talk and a short summary of his publications. › Continue reading

Town Hall Meeting On The Media’s Role in Current Global Immigration and Refugee Crisis

October 12, 2015
6:00 pmto7:00 pm


Knight Library Browsing Room

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (UO SOJC) will hold a town hall meeting addressing the current global immigration and refugee crisis as it relates to the journalism industry. The meeting, titled “The Migrant in Popular Imagination: Anchor Babies, Border-Crossers and Refugees”, will take place on Monday, October 12 at 6 p.m. in the Knight Library Browsing Room.

Assistant Professor Christopher Chávez will moderate a discussion by a panel of experts who will provide context and insight to this issue. Panelists including James N. Wallace Chair of Journalism Peter Laufer, Associate Professor Gabriela Martínez and Dr. Teddy Workneh will explore the representation and misrepresentation of migrants in news media, the reemergence of nativist sentiments and the promise and failure of journalists to critique these discourses. › Continue reading

2015 Latino Heritage Month Events | Equity and Inclusion

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Collective Memory and Human Rights in Guatemala: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Present

June 25, 2015— “Collective Memory and Human Rights in Guatemala: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Present,” a one-day international seminar devoted to human rights, took place on Thursday, June 25, 2015,  and was attended by more than 120 faculty, students, NGO workers, archivists, diplomats, and others in Guatemala City.

Images from international seminar

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University of Oregon professors Carlos Aguirre, Department of History; Lynn Stephen, Department of Anthropology and CLLAS director; and Gabriela Martínez, SOJC, made presentations along with Kate Doyle of the National Security Archives. The seminar was hosted by the University of San Carlos and the Historic Archive of the Guatemalan National Police, and cohosted by the University of Oregon through the sponsorship of the Carlton and Wilberta Ripley Savage Endowment for International Relations and Peace and the Network Startup Resource Center.

Here is the link to the story on the National Historic Police Archive of Guatemala [Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN)) website.

Spring 2015 edition of CLLAS Notes now available


0515_CLLAS_Notes_WEBRead testimonials and film synopses from three students in the 2015 Latino Roots class taught by Dr. Lynn Stephen and Dr. Sonia De La Cruz  in the latest edition of the CLLAS Notes, the newsletter of the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

Learn more about books recently published by faculty associated with the mission and goals of CLLAS. Read articles from faculty  and graduate students about CLLAS-supported research and events, including a look at Oregon Latin@ high school students and equity, an examination of the experiences of self-identified Latin@ undergraduates at UO, a description of the documentation of a highly endangered indigenous language from the Brazil-Bolivia border area, and an examination of the role of U.S. governmental institutions in intimate partner violence  against immigrant women and women seeking asylum. › Continue reading

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