|November 8, 2013|
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“Race, Biology, and Culture: Rethinking the Connections” by Dr. Clarence C. Gravlee (University of Florida). Andrea Eller (Anthropology) will be the moderator.
Anthropologists and other social scientists commonly argue that race is a cultural construct, not a biological reality. But current debate over racial inequalities in health exposes a weakness in this formulation: If race is not biology, how do we account for biological differences—from birth weight to causes of death—between racially defined groups? Drawing from research on hypertension in the African Diaspora, I argue for moving beyond the critique of race as bad biology to show how race becomes biology through the embodiment of social inequalities. This shift requires as much attention to the concepts of biology and culture as it does to the concept of race. › Continue reading
|November 1, 2013|
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Medical Anthropologist Seth Holmes from University of California, Berkeley will speak at a colloquium sponsored by the UO Department of Anthropology on Friday November 1. All are welcome to attend.
Dr. Holmes’s recent book, Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States, is based upon five years of ethnographic research with Mexican migrant workers who travel back and forth from Oaxaca up the West Coast of the United States.
For more information on Dr. Holmes and his research, please visit: http://anthropology.berkeley.edu/users/seth-holmes
Photographs by Jack Liu
See the article “Oregon teachers learn to better engage Latino students” in AroundtheO
“Understanding the Many Faces of Latin America through Art and History: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism” was held during the last week of June on the UO campus. Fifteen middle and high school teachers were specially selected to attend this summer institute. They gained hands-on experience exploring the themes of race and ethnicity through history and art under the tutelage of a team of art and curriculum experts, including two artists from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Spearheaded by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and the Latin American Studies Program (LAS), the institute took place at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) under the direction of Dr. Lynn Stephen, UO anthropology professor and director of CLLAS. The institute was funded by a grant from the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program, International Studies Division, of the U.S. Department of Education.
The Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame continues with its new emphasis on academic development centered on the intense recruitment and creative retention of faculty. To this end, we wish to announce the following senior faculty search for a Latino Studies scholar in any field.
José E. Limón
Director, Institute for Latino Studies
Julian Samora Endowed Chair in Latino Studies
Notre Dame Professor of American Literature › Continue reading
August 5, 2013—For the third year in a row, the University of Oregon was a major sponsor of Fiesta Mexicana in Woodburn, Oregon.
|November 14, 2013|
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Knight Law School
1515 Agate St.
Every year thousands of children from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico, many younger than 13, enter the U.S. without documentation and are detained by immigration authorities. Many could qualify for asylum or another status that would allow them to stay in the U.S., but few win their cases. Those with legal representation are nine times as likely to win, but most have no lawyer. Learn about this problem from an Immigration attorney with expertise in immigration and the family and an anthropologist who studies migrant youth, especially from Guatemala.
Presented by the Child Advocacy Project and the University of Oregon Latino/Latina Law Student Association (LALSA)
Giving to CLLAS
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- March 14, 2014:
- “20 Years Later, NAFTA’s Dramatic Impact on Oregon” | CLLAS Director Lynn Stephen Interviewed on KLCC
- The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces Graduate Student Summer 2014 Research Grants
- CLLAS Associate Director Gerardo Sandoval Featured in AroundtheO
- UO publication about police archives in Guatemala featured in The New York Review of Books
- CLLAS Graduate Student Proposal Writing Workshop
- Intercultural Competency Program Information Sessions