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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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“The Border and Its Meaning: Forgotten Stories” 7th Annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

April 25, 2018
2:30 pmto4:30 pm
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Laila Lalami

 

 


cosponsored by CLLAS

Panel Discussion: 3:00 – 4:30 PM UO campus: JSMA Ford Lecture Hall
Light reception: 2:30 – 3 p.m. JSMA Ford Lecture Hall

Laila Lalami, novelist and columnist for The Nation, will read portions of her novel The Moor’s Account, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Commenting on their selected passages will be panelists:

  • Liz Bohls, PhD, Professor, Department of English
  • Miriam Gershow, MFA, novelist & Associate Director of Composition, Department of English
  • Angela Joya, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies
  • Lamia Karim, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Michael Najjar, MFA, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre Arts

Keynote, Laila Lalami: “The Border and Its Meaning: Forgotten Stories,” 6 PM Eugene Public Library (with Q&A followed by booksigning)

To be held April 25, 2018, the 7th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium will feature Pulitzer  finalist Laila Lalami and her novel The Moor’s Account› Continue reading

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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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Writing Migration Conference

May 3, 2018toMay 4, 2018

 

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Writing Migration Conference

For up-to-date information about the Writing Migration Conference May 3 – 4, 2018, go to: gerscan.uoregon.edu

In light of the global importance of contemporary migrations of populations, from Latin America to the US and Canada, from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, and in many other directions, the German Studies Committee of the University of Oregon, has organized a conference titled ‘Writing Migration’. The conference is an interdisciplinary gathering of talks on contemporary migrations (and some historical backgrounds and precedents) in a global context, on the writing of migration, and on the migrations of writing, along crucial South-North, East-West regional trajectories and transitions. Border-contexts considered include: Mexico-US; Africa-Europe; Middle East-Europe.  Contemporary and modern philosophical perspectives invoked include transborder studies, postcolonial studies, deconstruction, media studies, and ordinary language philosophy. All presentations are free and open to the public.

The Writing Migration Conference will take place on May 3rd and 4th, 2018. Sessions will be held in the Knight Library Browsing room. In addition, there is a special talk by Father Alejandro Solalinde planned for 5:30 in PLC 180. The conference is free and open to the public.

   

Tentative Schedule

May 3rd Knight Library Browsing Room

11:00-11:15 Introduction

11:15-1:00 Session One: Migrations in Reality, Thought, and Text

  • Lynn Stephen (Anthropology, UO), “Attacking Family Unity and Racial and Economic Diversity: Ending TPS Status for Central Americans and Haitians and Beyond”
  • Thomas Nail (Philosophy, University of Denver), “The Figure of the Migrant” 
  • Mushira Habib (Comparative Literature, UO), “Migration in Claudia Rankine’s American Lyric”

1:00-3:00 Lunch Break

3:00-5:00 Session Two: Hybridity of Culture in the Colonial Borderlands

  • Pedro Garcia-Caro (Latin American Studies, UO), “From the Stacks to the Stage: Recovering Transborder Latinx Cultural History (1789-2018)”
  • Gordon Sayre (English, UO), “The Villasur Massacre of 1720: Nuevo Mexico and la Louisiane collide on the Great Plains”
  • Olga Sanchez-Saltveit (Theater Arts, UO), “Tricks to Inherit: Re-Centering a Transnational Translation on Stage”

5:00-5:15 Coffee Break

May 3rd PLC 180

5:30-7:00 Annual Bartolome de las Casas Lecture on Human Rights: Father Alejandro Solalinde**, “The Migrant’s Path/El Camino del Migrante”

**Co-sponsored by the Division of Equity and Inclusion, the Latin American Studies Program, and the Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies

May 4th Knight Library Browsing Room

9:00-10:30 Session One: Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage: Migration’s Alienations

  • Dorothee Ostmeier (German and Scandinavian, UO)
  • Michael Najjar (Theater Arts, UO)
  • With actors: Penta Swanson (Mother Courage), Chris Arreola (The Cook), Dashaun Valentino-Vegas (The Chaplain), and Madeline Williams (Kattrin).

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session Two: Contemporary Representations of Migration in Northern Europe

  • Sonja Boos (German and Scandinavian, UO), “‘My Escape /  Meine Flucht:’ Techfugees, Smartphones, and the Construction of a Personal Documentary.”
  • Benjamin Mier-Cruz (German and Scandinavian, UO), Brown-Eyed Boy: Being Swedish and Straight Enough in Berlin in Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s Everything I Don’t Remember“

12:30-2:30 Lunch Break

2:30-4:15 Session Three: Migrations of Image and Figure

  • David Martyn (German, Macalester College), “Grammatical Metaphor? Writing as Migration”
  • Jeff Sacks (Comparative Literature, UC Riverside), “Language Demands: Motion and Pain in Wittgenstein and La’abi”

4:15-5:00 Closing Discussion

This event is organized by the Department of German & Scandinavian, and co-sponsored by:

  • the Department of Romance Languages
  • the Department of Philosophy
  • the Department of Comparative Literature
  • the Department of Latin American Studies
  • CLLAS: Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies
  • the Global Studies Institute
  • the UO College of Arts & Sciences
  • the Oregon Humanities Center

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Tasha Fairfield — “Private Wealth and Public Revenue in Latin America: Business Power and Tax Policy”

April 5, 2018
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Tasha Fairfield

EMU 145
Crater Lake South Room

A public talk on business power in Latin America by Tasha Fairfield, assistant professor of political science, London School of Economics and Political Science at Stanford University.

Her book Private Wealth and Public Revenue in Latin America: Business Power and Tax Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2015) examines how and when the interests of economic elites prevail in unequal democracies through comparative analysis of tax reform in Chile, Argentina, and Bolivia after economic liberalization. The book won the Latin American Studies Association’s Donna Lee Van Cott Award in 2016.

 

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CLLAS TEACH-IN “Cuba’s Change of Leadership & Cuba-U.S. Relations”

May 1, 2018
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

245 Straub Hall
UO campus

CLLAS invites you to a Teach-In with Will Grant, one of the UK’s leading broadcast journalists on Latin American affairs. He has been the BBC’s Correspondent in Cuba since 2014. In that time, he has covered such historic moments as President Obama’s ground-breaking visit to Cuba and the death of the founder of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.

Grant has also covered Venezuela during the years of President Chávez and has worked in Mexico covering the war on drugs and the transit of thousands of Central American migrants making their way North.

This event is sponsored by CLLAS and cosponsored by the School of Journalism and Communication.

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