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Dreamers, Ducks & DACA Info-Session

February 28, 2017
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

 

 

EMU 231 & 232
Brown Bag Lunch

Info-Session by UO Dreamers Working Group

Supporting UO undocumented, DACAmented, and students from mixed status families

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS)

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

Jen Hofer: Translation for Language Justice

March 1, 2017
2:00 pmto3:15 pm
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

 

 

 

Coquille Room | EMU | University of Oregon

Wednesday, March 1
2-3:15 pm talk (all welcome)
3:30 – 5:00 pm workshop ( free/ rsvp)
info: apowell@uoregon.edu

Jen Hofer is a translator, poet, interpreter, and activist who advocates for language justice and creative experimentation with Antena collective. Her cutting-edge approaches build advocacy, inclusiveness, and community.

“Language justice affirms that everyone has the right to speak in the language(s) in which we feel most comfortable, to understand and be understood. It gives a framework and tools for creating spaces where no language dominates others. Language experimentation is an elastic, exploratory, poetically energized approach to language that resists injustice.” — Jen Hofer

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and cosponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 Events No Comments

“Presente! Art and the Disappeared in Latin America,” with Stephanie Wood and Carlos Aguirre

March 10, 2017
12:30 pmto1:30 pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus

Dr. Stephanie Wood will give a presentation about the open-access digital collection called ¡Presente! Art and the Disappeared at the JSMA on March 10, 2017. Prof. Carlos Aguirre will provide an introduction.

Stephanie Wood (Center for Equity Promotion, College of Education) and Carlos Aguirre (History), along with June Black (formerly of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art), are three members of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies “Research Action Project for Human Rights in Latin America” who have undertaken research into the intersection of art and human rights in Latin America, with research funds provided by CLLAS. Before her move to Idaho, June Black laid the groundwork for several museum visits and created  guidelines for selecting and approaching works of art. In winter term 2016 Dr. Wood visited Mexico and the University of Essex in the U.K. The latter has an outstanding collection of art works in this vein. In mid-2016 Prof. Aguirre visited museums and memory sites in Argentina and Chile, taking more photographs and gathering relevant materials for study.

One offshoot of this research has been the development of an open-access digital collection called ¡Presente! Art and the Disappeared, the subject of a presentation that will take place at the JSMA on March 10, 2017. The collection, which is growing monthly as more permissions come in, involves the close study of details of works of art in a variety of mediums, such as photographs, prints, posters, textiles, sculptures, and installations. Research assistance and translation work that is making the site bilingual (English/Spanish) has been provided by Melanie Hyers and Jesús León-Monsalve (of CEQP); undergraduate assistants Colin Takeo and Connor Shields are working to process images and build the searchable database. › Continue reading

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Deadline Extended on CLLAS Graduate Research Grant Proposals: New Deadline March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017
12:00 pm

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APPLICATION PROCESS
Application Deadline: Extended to 12:00 pm, Friday, March 3rd Applicants will be notified by April 7, 2017.

In order to encourage and support interdisciplinary graduate student research in the areas of Latino/a and Latin American Studies, CLLAS announces a program for summer research support. We expect to award up to three summer grants for $1,000 each to advance research for either master’s or doctoral candidates.  The award will support research-related activities carried out from July 1 through September 30, 2017.∗ [∗ If, due to unforeseen circumstances, research cannot be completed by the end of summer 2017, the grantee must obtain CLLAS Director’s approval for an extension] We are especially interested in projects that link Latino/a Studies or Latin American Studies with other disciplines.

Possible project topics include but are not limited to: › Continue reading

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Friday, February 3rd, 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

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 Academics, Human Rights, Public Policy 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.

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

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Sunday, January 15th, 2017 Conference, Events No Comments


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