“Undocumented Students in the Age of Trump: What Every Campus Needs to Know”

January 31, 2017
9:00 amto10:00 am

Erb Memorial Union (EMU) 
107 Miller Room
Light breakfast served.

RSVP (required) to Prof Daniel HoSang (Ethnic Studies), dhosang@uoregon.edu 

A Teach-In featuring María Blanco ,Executive Director of the Undocumented Student Legal Services Center, UC Davis

DESCRIPTION: The new administration promises dramatic changes to the legal and political status and conditions facing undocumented students. What do faculty, staff and students need to know to navigate this new environment? What steps can campuses take to proactively protect their students? What role might Dreamers and undocumented students play in challenging this new regime?

This teach-in features, María Blanco, Executive Director of the Undocumented Student Legal Services Center, which operates out of UC Davis School of Law to provide immigration-related legal services for undocumented students at the six University of California campuses without law schools. Launched in November 2014, the Center is a pilot project of the University of California Office of the President and works in collaboration with the UC Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic. › Continue reading

“Gender Justice in Guatemala: Advances and Challenges,” a talk by Erin Beck and Lynn Stephen

January 19, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

guatema_vendorErb Memorial Union (EMU)
Room 119
UO campus

UO professors Erin Beck and Lynn Stephen will discuss their research in a CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research talk titled “Gender Justice in Guatemala: Advances and Challenges.” The talk will take place in Room 119 in the Erb Memorial Union on January 19, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.

Presentation Focus
“In Guatemala, a woman is killed every twelve hours and her killer is likely to go unpunished. Feminicide—the killing of women based on their gender in the face of a negligent or complicit state—is the extremity of gendered violence, which includes sexual assault, gender-specific forms of torture, and economic and psychological violence towards women. Our project explores the accomplishments and challenges of Guatemala’s new feminicide law and specialized gender violence courts. We use in-depth ethnographic and qualitative analysis of the participants: judges, social workers, advocates in women’s organizations, those who train judges and advocates about gendered violence and its prevention, and survivors of gendered violence. This presentation will focus on the history of the feminicide courts and use the case study of indigenous Mam women from Todos Santos Cuchamatan, Huehuetenango to explore what the obstacles to women’s access to gendered justice are: including monolingualism, isolation and poverty, regional cultures of competing generational masculinities, and local justice systems that encourage women to reconcile with aggressors.”

Erin Beck is an assistant professor in the UO Department of Political Science. CLLAS founding director Lynn Stephen is a Distinguished Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, in the UO Department of Anthropology.

Their CLLAS-funded research is the first phase of a long-term collaborative project.

Fernando Purcell, “An Irresistible Commodity: American Cinema and its Impact in Chile”

January 25, 2017
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

Diamond Lake Room
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
1222 E. 13th Ave.

“An Irresistible Commodity: American Cinema and its Impact in Chile”

A Presentation by Dr. Fernando Purcell
Associate Professor at the Instituto de Historia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

This presentation will discuss the eruption of American cinema in Chile during the first half of the twentieth century–with its larger implications for the role of US films in cultural imperialism in Latin America. Hollywood cinema became an irresistible commodity that all Chileans valued regardless of their social position. Its social and cultural impacts were enormous and turned the United States into a new paradigm of modernity. For Chileans, the consumption of movies, fashions, and manufactured products from the United States provided a way to participate in this “American-style” modernity. But Chileans played a crucial role in these processes, influencing Hollywood’s star system and shaping, with their own preferences and rules of censorship, what was acceptable and desirable in Chile. › Continue reading

Information session on Tinker Field Research Grants

February 20, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Jane Grant Conference Room
Hendricks Hall 330
1408 University St.

2017 Call for Tinker Proposals

CLLAS is excited to announce the first round of Tinker Field Research Grants in Latin American Studies. We invite graduate students to submit proposals for field research in Latin America (Spanish or Portuguese speaking countries). We expect to award at least six grants for up to $4,000 each to advance research for either master’s or pre-dissertation doctoral candidates (see above link for a PDF of the call for proposals). Professional degree-seekers are also welcome.

The deadline for proposal submission is 12 pm, Friday, March 3rd.

Note: The Tinker Field Research Grants is in addition to the CLLAS Summer Research Grants. See also: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/cllas-graduate-research-grants-deadline/

CLLAS will host an information session on Monday, February 20, 12-1:30 in Hendricks 330, Jane Grant Room. This will be a good opportunity for students to ask questions about the Tinker Field Research Grants.

The Triumph of the Will? Theoretical-Critical Assessments of the New Era in American Politics

February 24, 2017
1:00 pmto3:30 pm

When: Friday, February 24th, 2017

Where: Condon 260

Announcing the program for an interdisciplinary symposium on aspects of extreme right-wing tendencies in the present, their historical echoes, their potential consequences, and possible responses.

Topics include: the assault on language, populist co-optation of the media, circulation of nationalist ideologemes, corruption, the devalorization of science and knowledge, aesthetics, misogyny, and xenophobia.

(Open to the public, sponsored by the Editorial Board of Konturen, the German Studies Committee, and the Dept of German and Scandinavian at UO — co-organized by Professors Sonja Boos and Jeffrey Librett)

The Triumph of the Will? Theoretical-Critical Assessments of the New Era in American Politics  

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:

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Belen Norona: “Recreating Territories: Academic Input in Struggles for Land”

February 2, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Condon 106
1321 Kincaid St.
UO campus

CLLAS Graduate Grantee Presentation

María Belén Noroña, a graduate teaching fellow in the Department of Geography, will discuss alternative ways in which indigenous communities produce understandings of territory when material control over such resources is threatened by mining activities. In collaboration with an indigenous community in the Amazon of Ecuador, Belén explores how socio-spatial relations based on reciprocity, collaboration and solidarity contribute to secure collective means of survival. The process of securing such means of survival require collective action operating at several scales and with multiple actors producing new understandings of territory that extend beyond material relation between the population and their physical space. This talk is part of the Geography Department’s Tea Talk Series. Refreshments will be offered at 3:30 P.M. Belén’s research was funded in part by a Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies grant.



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