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Championing Undergraduate Research: UO-UNAM Exchange Program Encouraged Erica Ledesma to Pursue Graduate Studies

Erica Ledesma, on her Study Abroad year in Mexico City.

Erica Ledesma, on her Study Abroad year in Mexico City.

Erica Ledesma studied at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) through UO program and is working with Dr. Lynn Stephen, Director, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), on original research project.

May 2014—A fifth-year senior, Erica Ledesma is a first-generation Mexican-American, Chicana identified, attending the University of Oregon on a diversity scholarship. An ethnic studies and cultural anthropology major with a minor in Latin American studies, she wants to pursue graduate school.

Although Spanish is her mother language, all of Erica’s formal education has taken place in English beginning with her pre-school days in southern Oregon—until, that is, she spent a year in Mexico City in UO’s new exchange program with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). › Continue reading

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Monday, August 11th, 2014 Academic Courses, Research No Comments

Championing Undergraduate Research: Niria Garcia’s Field Research in Brazil Underscores the Importance of Developing More Funds

Niria Garcia during her Study Abroad research trip to Brazil.

Niria Garcia during her Study Abroad research trip to Brazil.

May 2014—A UO senior and first generation Chicana born and raised in Oregon, Niria Garcia was working on a philosophy paper on the examined life when she hit a wall in her writing. She found herself daydreaming about a program she hoped to attend. As an environmental studies and Latin American studies major interested in social justice and sustainable development, she felt drawn to SIT Study Abroad’s Social Justice and Sustainable Development program, which would allow her to begin learning a third language, arrange homestays for her, and provide her the unique opportunity to do original field-based research in northeast Brazil. › Continue reading

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Sunday, August 10th, 2014 Academic Courses, Research No Comments

“Reviving a History of Inequality in Immigration,” a New York Times article by UO professor Daniel Tichenor

Reviving a History of Inequality in Immigration – NYTimes.com.

New York Times, February 4, 2014—an article by Daniel Tichenor, a professor of political science at the University of Oregon and a senior fellow at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

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CLLAS director Lynn Stephen’s new book on activism in Oaxaca featured in Cascade magazine

We_Are_the_Face_of_Oaxaca_bookcoverCitizen Testimony | CAScade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences.

This article in the Winter 2014 edition of Cascade magazine, a publication of the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences, highlights the content and purpose of Professor Lynn Stephen’s new book, We Are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements (Duke University Press, 2013).

Dr. Stephen is director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and Distinguished Professor, UO Department of Anthropology.

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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 Books, Publications, Research No Comments

“20 Years Later, NAFTA’s Dramatic Impact on Oregon” | CLLAS Director Lynn Stephen Interviewed on KLCC

By Jacob Lewin

December 2, 2013—“Twenty years ago this month President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement into law. Few foresaw that it would change the face of Oregon.”

To read or listen to this interview on KLCC radio with Professor Lynn Stephen and others, go to:

20 Years Later, NAFTA’s Dramatic Impact on Oregon | KLCC.

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013 Farmworker Rights, News, People, Public Policy No Comments

CLLAS Associate Director Gerardo Sandoval Earns Book Award

Sandoval_bookcoverFocus on ‘politics of participation’ earns Sandoval book award | Planning, Public Policy and Management.

Development and Change in MacArthur Park, by Gerardo Sandoval (Cambria Press)

“A new book by assistant professor Gerardo Sandoval, of the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, was selected for honorable mention for the 2013 Paul Davidoff Book Award. Immigrants and the Revitalization of Los Angeles: Development and Change in MacArthur Park was chosen from twenty-one nominated books.”

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Sunday, October 6th, 2013 Books, People No Comments



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