UO

Raúl Zurita & Anna Deeny: Bilingual Poetry Reading & Lecture

April 5, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

 

 

Gerlinger Alumni Lounge
1468 University St.
UO campus

Raúl Zurita is one of the most well-known and internationally respected contemporary poets working in Latin America today. His work bridges avant-garde poetics and the visual arts; furthermore, his book Purgatorio remains one of the most important poetic responses to the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Purgatorio was translated into English by Anna Deeny, who works closely with Zurita. › Continue reading

Tags: , , , ,

Monday, March 20th, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

LALISA Conference “Peripheral Mappings: Social and Cultural Geographies from the Underside of Modernity”

April 13, 2017
April 14, 2017
April 15, 2017

2017 Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies Association (LALISA) Conference

Save-the-date for this conference, which is being cosponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

LALISA Conference: April 13-15

Peripheral Mappings: Social and Cultural Geographies from the Underside of Modernity

From Catalonia to California, Cuba, Chile, to all the many areas impacted by the long Iberian expansion that started in the 15th century, the foundational divisions of center and periphery have constituted cultural and social spaces where languages, bodies, ethnicities, and alternate mappings have resisted colonial hegemonic practices and institutions. According to Mexican philosopher Leopoldo Zea (1912-2004) the peripheral mappings within which Spain and Portugal were placed in the early modern period positioned their colonial territories at “the periphery of a periphery.” Decolonial movements and theoretical discussions have critically revisited the concept of periphery and problematized the discussion with new terms such as Gloria Anzaldúa’s “nepantilism” (“being between crossroads”) and her post-binary discussion of mestizo/a identities. Following on the fruitful discussions of our inaugural conference at Reed College in the spring of 2016, our Second Conference of LALISA at the University of Oregon aims to investigate the validity and contemporary currency of the center-periphery model as a way to understand Latin American, Latino/a, and Iberian cultural productions and social formations. We expect to receive papers from various disciplines across the humanities and the social sciences that will deal with issues related to the central themes of the conference.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: › Continue reading

Tags: , , ,

Sunday, March 19th, 2017 Conference, Events No Comments

2017 CLLAS Call for Faculty Collaborative Research Groups

May 5, 2017
12:00 pm

See also: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/drop-in-info-session-on-cllas-faculty-collaborative-research-grants-2/

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces 2017 Seed Grant Competition for Faculty Collaborative Research Groups 

Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2017 Applicants will be notified by June 5, 2017. 

In order to encourage existing projects and collaborations and to facilitate new ones, CLLAS announces its seventh grant competition for funds to be used during the 2017-2018 academic year (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018).  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. 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 elements of community engagement. We are especially interested in projects that have the potential to put Latino/a and Latin American Studies into conversation with one another. 

For the full details: 2017 Call for Faculty Grants Final

Tags: , ,

Friday, March 17th, 2017 Events, Funding, Research No Comments

Dr. Lynn Stephen Elected Vice-President of Latin American Studies Association

Lynn Stephen

March 6, 2017— University of Oregon professor Lynn Stephen, founding director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, was elected vice-president of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for the term beginning June 1, 2017 and ending May 31, 2018. On June 1, 2018, she will assume the presidency of LASA for a 12-month period, until May 31, 2019. Dr. Stephen holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology.

“This is one of the highest honors for a scholar working on Latin America. This election is the culmination of Lynn’s many years of dedication and committment with LASA and the larger community of scholars, activists, and peoples in Latin America and the US,” reported Carlos Aguirre, UO Professor of History.

From the LASA website: › Continue reading

Tags: , , ,

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 Academics, Advisory Board No Comments

Drop-in info session on CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research Grants

April 18, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Jane Grant Room
Hendricks Hall 330

CLLAS Interim Director Gabriela Martinez will be hosting a drop-in info session on CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research Grants Tuesday April 11, 2017, from Noon to 1:30 p.m. If you are considering applying, this is a great opportunity to come and ask questions.

Access funding guidelines here: 2017 Call for Faculty Grants Final

No RSVP needed. You can contact us at cllas@uoregon.edu or 541.346.5286 with any questions.

Tags: , , ,

Monday, March 6th, 2017 Events, Funding, Research No Comments

Irungu to assist international, undocumented students | Around the O

Jane Irungu

February 2, 2017 — “Jane Irungu, assistant vice president of student engagement, will serve as the UO’s point of contact and resource for international students and students covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

“The appointment is effective immediately and is part of the Division of Student Life. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is commonly referred to as DACA.

“Prior to taking this role, Irungu held the same title in the Division of Equity and Inclusion, where she was director of the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence.”

For the full story, go to: Source: Irungu to assist international, undocumented students | Around the O

Tags: , ,

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 Academics, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments


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.

Connect to CLLAS Facebook

Search

 

Event Calendar

March 2017
M T W T F S S
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031EC

Categories