2016 Leona Tyler Lecture: Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa

October 14, 2016

Time & location TBD

Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa will be the 2016 speaker for the Leona Tyler Lecture. His lecture will be on Friday, October 14, 2016 (late afternoon; specific time and location to be

For those of you less familiar with his work, his expertise is in public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, and poverty reduction on children’s development in global contexts. His work is relevant to many in CLLAS. Here is a link to his full bio: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/faculty/Hirokazu_Yoshikawa

Ta-Nehisi Coates: 2017 Ruhl Lecture

February 3, 2017

Time & location: TBD

Ta-Nehisi Coates will deliver the 2017 Ruhl Lecture on the UO campus on Feb. 3.

For more about Mr. Coates and his visit: Ta-Nehisi Coates to be the SOJC’s 2017 Ruhl Lecturer | Around the O

2016 Seed Grant Competition for Faculty and Collaborative Research Groups

May 6, 2016
12:00 pm


2016 Call for Faculty Grants

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces 2016 Seed Grant Competition for Faculty Collaborative Research Groups

Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016

Applicants will be notified by June 3, 2016

In order to encourage existing projects and collaborations and to facilitate new ones, CLLAS announces its sixth grant competition for funds to be used during the 2016-2017 academic year (July 1, 2016­ through June 30, 2017). We plan to award 1-2 grants of up to $5000. This grant is specifically intended to support research that fits within the CLLAS mission. Projects that include collaboration between UO units, involve the wider Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, or Latin American communities/organizations/institutions in the U.S. or Latin America or propose other forms of community engagement are particularly welcome. Proposals generated within CLLAS Research Action Projects (RAPS) will be given priority. In recognition of the fact that not all disciplines include collaborative models of research, such as fields within the humanities, CLLAS will consider projects that involve nontraditional forms of collaboration and/or community engagement. We are especially interested in projects that have the potential to put Latino and Latin American Studies into conversation with one another.

This grant is made possible by the generous support of University of Oregon’s Division of Equity and Inclusion.

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Freedom Fighter | Stricken by refugees’ plight, anthropologist gets involved

Lynn Stephen, professor of anthropology and codirector of CLLAS, combines her research and the refugees’ stories into a powerful petition for political asylum. Read about her work as an expert witness for more than two-dozen refugees from Mexico and Guatemala in: Freedom Fighter | Cascade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences.

Pilas Family Literacy Program announces classes in Springfield and Eugene during spring 2016

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Springfield & Bethel School Districts and the Migrant Education Program (MEP) are partnering with Downtown Languages to offer the Pilas! Family Literacy Program in Springfield and Eugene. The Spring Pilas Program session begins on March 28 in Springfield and March 29 in Bethel and still has spaces available. Flier and application attached.

Pilas! Offers families with children ages 0-13: 􀀀

  • Pre-kinder readiness class
  • 􀀀 K-3 Reading curriculum
  • Homework Club for ages 9-13
  • Family involvement activities
  • English classes for parents

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Kristin Yarris, “The Stress Along the Way”: Medicalization and Transit Migration — Youth Circulations

Source: “The Stress Along the Way”: Medicalization and Transit Migration — Youth Circulations

February 9, 2016—CLLAS Executive Board member Kristin Yarris, a migration scholar and assistant professor in the UO Department of International Studies, comments on representations of Central American and Mexican migrants in the “The Stress Along the Way”: Medicalization and Transit Migration,” the second installment of a conversation with migration scholar Heide Castañeda (University of South Florida) in the blog Youth Circulations.

For the first installment, go to “Visualizing Risk and Potential: Migrants in Zones of Transit.”

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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