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CLLAS Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Project

April 9, 2021
12:00 pm

CLLAS announces the Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Project in Latinx and/or Latin American-related issues in any field of study. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge academic excellence for outstanding undergraduate coursework. We welcome applicants from any major whose coursework focuses on Latinx and/or Latin American issues.

We expect to award three prizes of $250 each to undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence through an undergraduate thesis, research paper, capstone project, STEM project, or creative work. See submission process and criteria in this linked PDF: Undergraduate-Award-Announcement-FINAL.pdf

Submission Deadline: 12P.M. (Noon) on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Applicants will be notified by Friday, April 7, 2021.

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Call for 2021 CLLAS Faculty Grant Proposals

April 2, 2021
12:00 pm

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) 2021 Seed Grant Award for Faculty in the field of Latinx Studies

CLLAS invites applications for research and/or creative projects in the field of Latinx Studies. We plan to award one seed grant of up to $5000;1the funds must be used during the 2021-2022 academic year (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022). This grant is specifically intended to support research or creative projects in Latinx Studies that fit 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 welcome, but not required.

See criteria in this linked PDF: Call-for-Faculty-Latinx-Grants-Final.pdf

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces 2021 Faculty Research Seed Grant

CLLAS invites applications for its annual Faculty Research seed grant for funds to be used during the 2021-2022 academic year (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022). CLLAS plans to award one (1) grant of up to $5000.1 This grant is intended to support research that fits within the CLLAS mission, and has the potential to put Latinx and Latin American Studies in conversation.

Projects that include collaboration between faculty from different 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 welcome but not required.

CLLAS will also consider research projects that involve elements of community engagement.

See criteria in this linked PDF: Call-for-Faculty-Grants-Final.pdf

Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m. (noon), Friday, April 2, 2021

Applicants will be notified by May 7, 2021.

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Monday, February 8th, 2021 Funding, Uncategorized No Comments

Grant-Writing Workshop for NEH Funding, Q&A for CLLAS Faculty Grants

February 17, 2021
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

VIDEO

CLLAS Professional Development Series

CLLAS held a grant-writing workshop on Wednesday February 17, 12:00-1:00pm.  
This was a virtual event. To view the video of the workshop, please FOLLOW THIS LINK
 

Stephanie Wood (Center for Equity Promotion) will be shared her expertise in writing successful proposals for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants.

CLLAS staff were available to answer questions about CLLAS faculty grants. Faculty grant CFPS forthcoming, find 2020 Faculty grant CFPs here.

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Grant Writing Workshop for Graduate Students

February 3, 2021
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT

CLLAS Professional Development Series

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies will hold its annual Grant Writing Workshop targeted toward graduate students on February 3, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm.

This is a virtual event. To join our email list and receive login information, please follow this link: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_23iO14izFbuzbrn

CLLAS Director Gabriel Martinez will lead the workshop. Staff members Eli Meyer, director of operations, and Feather Crawford, event planner & project manager, will share tips and strategies for writing successful research grant proposals. This will be an opportunity to learn more about CLLAS’s 2021 grants for graduate students. Find our grant RFPs here. For more information, please contact cllas@uoregon.edu.

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 Events, Funding, Graduate students, Uncategorized No Comments

Call for 2021 CLLAS Graduate Grant Proposals

March 5, 2021
12:00 pm

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces 2021 Field Research Grants in Latin America

CLLAS invites graduate students to submit proposals for field research in Latin America (Spanish or Portuguese speaking countries). We expect to award at least three grants for up to $3,300 each to advance research for either master’s or pre-dissertation doctoral candidates. See criteria in the linked PDF: 2021 Call for Tinker-like Proposals Final

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces Graduate Student 2021 Summer Research Grants 

In order to encourage and support interdisciplinary graduate student research in the areas of Latinx and Latin American Studies, CLLAS announces a program for summer research support. We expect to award up to two summer grants for $1,500 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, 2021.∗ We are especially interested in projects that link Latinx Studies or Latin American Studies with other disciplines. See criteria in the linked PDF: 2021 Call for Grad Proposals Final

Please follow THIS LINK for helpful grant-writing tips.

Application Deadline: 12:00 pm (noon), Friday, March 5, 2021 Applicants will be notified by April 2, 2021.

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 Funding, Graduate students, News, Uncategorized No Comments

“Decolonial Environmentalisms: Race, Genre, and Latinx Culture,” Latinx Studies Seed Grant

February 20, 2020
3:30 pm

EMU 119

Speaker: David J. Vázquez, UO Associate Professor and Head of Department of English

David J. Vázquez

The environmental humanities explore relationships between literature, culture, and the environment with the goal of creating an earth-centered scholarly vision. Although this body of scholarship centers environmental concerns, some forms of U.S. environmentalism put ideologies of American exceptionalism to work for the movement’s political goals of, as Rob Nixon puts it, “wilderness preservation, on wielding the Endangered Species Act against developers, and on saving old-growth forests.” Although the social justice turn of the environmental humanities has integrated Environmental Justice (or EJ, the study of the uneven distribution of environmental harms and benefits to people of color and the poor) approaches, some pockets of environmental thought continue to emphasize first-world, privileged perspectives over those of people of color, indigenous people, the economically disempowered, the colonized, and the formerly colonized.

“Decolonial Environmentalisms: Race, Genre and Latinx Culture,” intervenes in these trends by identifying parallel and countervailing environmental representations in contemporary Latinx literature and culture that intertwine decolonial and anti-racist forms of thought with environmental imaginaries. Building on the work of environmental humanities scholars who point to privileged perspectives in environmental thought, this project identifies Latinx literary and cultural texts that express neglected environmental perspectives, often through innovative aesthetic forms. These literary texts and cultural productions question stylized pastoral visions of agriculture and speak powerfully to EJ frameworks. The presentation will conclude with a close reading of Alex Rivera’s 2009 film Sleep Dealer as a case study for how decolonial environmentalisms operate in Latinx culture.

David J. Vázquez is Associate Professor and Head of English and a contributing faculty member in the Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies Department and the Program in Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Triangulations: Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity (Minnesota 2011) and co-editor of Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial (forthcoming Temple). His articles appear in such journals as Arizona QuarterlySymbolismContemporary Literature, CENTRO and Latino Studies. He has also contributed to the Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature and Erasing Public Memory: Race, Aesthetics, and Cultural Amnesia in the Americas.

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Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

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CLLAS Common Reading Brunch with author Helena María Viramontes / Photos by Mike Bragg / Courtesy of the UO Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

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