|April 16, 2015|
|3:30 pm||to||5:00 pm|
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 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.
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.”
|June 4, 2015|
|4:00 pm||to||6:00 pm|
1501 Kincaid St.
Join us as we celebrate Latino Roots.
Kristin Yarris, Department of International Studies/Department of Women’s & Gender Studies, is a member of the CLLAS Advisory Board.
Eleven facts that look at Latinos in the U.S. by age, geography and origin groups.
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- June 4, 2015:
- CLLAS Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Summer Research Grants
- Pilot Intercultural Competency Program ends in success
- CLLAS Graduate Student Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
- UO Study Abroad Programs: Antigua — Human Rights
- Héctor Tobar’s Book on Chilean Mine Workers Named among the New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2014”
- Ileana Rodríguez-Silva: Public Talk