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2018 CLLAS Symposium “Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas”

March 8, 2018
9:00 amto7:30 pm

 

 

Knight Library, Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid St.
and Gerlinger Lounge, 1468 University St.
Free & open to the public

2018 CLLAS Symposium Schedule

 

Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas

Our thematic line of inquiry this year: America, Bridge Between Oceans poses the following questions: What happens when we put the Atlantic world in conversation with the Pacific? What kind of art and cultural production emerges? Which stories of struggles for racial, economic, gender and environmental justice arise? How does looking at Latinx and Latin American Studies from within the Pacific Rim region open up innovative and necessary methodological and analytical horizons? These questions also inspire our symposium Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas. › Continue reading

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UO faculty in the field of Latinx Studies: CLLAS now offers seed grant money

April 6, 2018
12:00 pm

 

 

Deadline: April 6

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces
2018 Seed Grant Award for Faculty in the Field of Latinx Studies

CLLAS announces its first Latinx Studies grant award for research or creative projects. We plan to award one seed grant of up to $2500; the funds must be used during the 2018-2019 academic year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). This grant is specifically intended to support research or creative projects in Latinx Studies that fits within the CLLAS mission.

Projects that include collaboration between UO units, involve the wider Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, or Latinx communities/organizations/institutions in the U.S. or propose other forms of community engagement are particularly welcome, but not required.

For full information on requirements and on how to apply, go to: 2018 Call for Faculty Latinx Grants Final

See also: Drop-in Session March 1

Grant application deadline for both this grant and the Faculty Collaborative Grant: 12:00 p.m. (noon), Friday, April 6, 2018. Applicants will be notified by May 4, 2018.

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CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Grantee Presentation

March 1, 2018
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

 

 

Straub 254
1451 Onyx St.
UO campus

Creating Communities of Welcome: Understanding Motives to Assist Immigrants and Refugees in a Hostile Era

Kristin Yarris, Brenda Garcia Millan, Karla Schmidt-Murillo (Dept. of International Studies)

In this presentation, we draw on interviews conducted with thirty volunteers who work to assist immigrants and refugees in Oregon to understand their motives to help. Our preliminary analysis shows that motivations to aid immigrants and refugees are both personal and political; that is, people are motivated to help by a politics of affect, a sense of justice and fairness, and by personal narratives, family histories, and religious  values. These motives of care are the basis upon which these volunteers, whom we consider informal humanitarians, act to create spaces of welcome for immigrants and refugees in Oregon, despite (and in the face of) an    increasingly-hostile political climate in the U.S. We use these findings to consider the implications for social movements and public policy that foster global connectedness and cross-cultural understanding in the contemporary context of rising nationalism and ethnocentrism.

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Call for Proposals: Tinker Field Research Grants for Graduate Students

March 2, 2018
12:00 pm

2018 Call for Tinker Proposals Final

CLLAS invites 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 criteria below). 

Application Deadline: 12:00 pm (noon), Friday, March 2 

Applicants will be notified by April 6, 2018.

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Saturday, February 10th, 2018 Events, Funding, Graduate students, Research No Comments

CLLAS Professional Development: NEH Grant Writing

April 5, 2018
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

CLLAS Professional Development: NEH Grant Writing

Stephanie Wood, PhD, is research associate/principal investigator at the Center at Oregon for Research in Education, UO College of Education, and director and senior researcher of the Wired Humanities Projects. She will share tips and strategies for writing successful research grant proposals. 

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2018 CLLAS Graduate Research Series: Latinx & Latin American Studies Intersections: Migration, Indigeneity & Belonging

April 18, 2018
1:30 pmto4:30 pm

Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.

Presentations by Tinker Field Research Grant and CLLAS Research Grant awardees

Latinx & Latin American Studies Intersections: Migration, Indigeneity & Belonging

April 18, 2018, 1:30-4:30pm, Browsing Room

Moderator: TBD

1:30-1:45 “Developing a Disability Legal Consciousness: Racism and Ableism in Special Education Advocacy,” Katie Warden, Department of Sociology

1:45-2:00 “Intergenerational Perceptions and Experiences Related to Acculturation among Latina/o High School Language Brokers in Oregon,” Angel Dorantes, Department of Education Studies

2:00-2:15 “The Receptacle of Ellipsis and Fragmentation: the Plural Acts of Deference of Arantza Cazalis Shuey and Aurora de Albornoz,” Nagore Sedano, Department of Romance Languages

2:15-2:45 Q&A

2:45-3:00 Break for coffee and snacks

3:00-3:15 “Gender, Indigeneity, and Activism: An Intergenerational Look at Indigenous Women’s Organizing in Manaus, Brazil,” Emily Masucci, Department of Anthropology

3:15-3:30 “Uses of the Copal Tree in Zapotec Oaxaca: Ritual and Economy,” Timothy Herrera, Department of Anthropology

3:30-3:45 “Indigenous Community Responses to Extractivism in the Bolivian Lowlands,”
Evan Shenkin, Department of Sociology

3:45-4:15 Q&A

4:15-4:30 Wrap up

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