Monique Balbuena’s book “Homeless Tongues” a finalist for the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards

Monique Balbuena

Congratulations to CLLAS executive board member Monique Rodrigues Balbuena, whose book Homeless Tongues: Poetry and Languages of the Sephardic Diaspora is a finalist for the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards in the category of Sephardic Culture, sponsored by the Jewish Book Council. The books was published by Stanford University Press in 2016.

Monique Rodrigues Balbuena is an associate professor of literature in the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. › Continue reading

Now available: Winter 2017 CLLAS Notes

0117_cllas_notesWinter 2017 CLLAS Notes

This winter issue of CLLAS Notes does not include some late-breaking news that we will formally announce at the start of our winter term (yes, this is a teaser!).

But what we do have in this issue is a warm letter from interim director Gabriela Martínez that includes a wrap-up of our fall events and a look at coming events, updates on our Research Action Projects, research articles from our CLLAS Graduate Research Award winners, book news and news & updates from our campus community, brief profiles of faculty and staff members who are new to campus, and other exciting bits and pieces about the ongoing work of CLLAS and its community and faculty affiliates.

Those of you on our campus and community mailing list will receive printed copies after the start of winter term.

Meanwhile, we extend warm holiday wishes.

“Achieving Justice: Gendered Violence, Displacement, and Legal Access in Guatemala and Oregon,” a roundtable

April 13, 2017
2:00 pmto4:30 pm

 

 

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
Eugene, OR  97403
UO campus
PDF: printable flyer

Organized by the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Américas Research Interest Group, this roundtable will explore how gendered violence in Guatemala leads indigenous women to flee the country as refugees to seek asylum in the United States. By putting experts on gendered violence in Central America into conversation with Oregon-based asylum attorneys, the roundtable will explore the legal reforms with greatest potential to provide effective justice for its survivors. The roundtable will address many critical questions such as: in countries with multiple forms of violence and weak rule of law, what resources are available to displaced women seeking justice and security? What obstacles to gendered justice in Guatemala push women to leave the country? Once in the U.S., what factors prevent women from seeking protection through asylum, and what resources help them create new systems of support and autonomy?

Speakers:

  • Erin Beck, UO Department of Political Science
  • Gabriela Martínez, UO School of Journalism and Communication
  • Lynn Stephen, UO Department of Anthropology
  • Vannia Glasinovic, U.S. Asylum Attorney
  • Christopher Anders, U.S. Asylum Attorney
  • Anna Ciesielski, U.S. Asylum Attorney

Sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Américas Research Interest Group, the Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics, and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

Note: This is a pre-conference event connected to the LALISA Conference: http://las.uoregon.edu/2016/12/12/2nd-lalisa-conference-april-13-15/

Raúl Zurita & Anna Deeny: Bilingual Poetry Reading & Lecture

April 5, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

 

 

Yamada Language Lounge, McKenzie 175 ***(note change of place and time)
UO campus

Raúl Zurita (via Skype) and Anna Deeny Morales
Bilingual Poetry reading and lecture

Raúl Zurita is one of the most well-known and internationally respected contemporary poets working in Latin America today. His work bridges avant-garde poetics and the visual arts; furthermore, his book Purgatorio remains one of the most important poetic responses to the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Purgatorio was translated into English by Anna Deeny, who works closely with Zurita. › Continue reading

Global Oregon Student Research Awards: Deadline April 15

April 15, 2017
5:00 pm

Deadline: April 15 at 5 pm

Global Oregon Undergraduate Award
The Global Oregon Initiative invites UO undergraduate students to apply for one of ten $500 research awards offered to support global education experiences (intensive study abroad, international internships, international research opportunities, participation in international events).

Global Oregon Graduate Research Award
The Global Oregon Initiative invites UO graduate students to apply for one of five $2,000 research awards offered to support international research. Global Oregon is an initiative of the Office of International Affairs-Global Studies Institute. It promotes internationalization in the student experience, in research, and in our outreach to the state and the world. Global Oregon is deliberately cross-regional and interdisciplinary, drawing together UO expertise on every world region and from many academic domains.

Global Oregon Summer Translation Studies Award
Under the auspices of Global Oregon, the Translation Studies Working Group invites applications from UO graduate students for two $1000 awards. Each award will support an internationally oriented project in Translation Studies. UO undergraduate students can apply for two $500 awards. Each award will support an internationally oriented project in literary translation.

CLLAS Faculty Mixer

February 3, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

EMU #23
Lewis Room
emu.uoregon.edu/map

Please save the date for the CLLAS affiliated faculty mixer.

CLLAS is pleased to welcome relatively new Latino/a and Latin American Studies faculty and to provide a social space for building community.

We’ll provide light refreshments and music.




Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

Access the above link for giving to the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund. Online gifts may be made using the form available at this link; all gifts are processed by the University of Oregon Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for receiving and administering private donations to the University of Oregon.

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