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Ana-Maurine Lara’s “Kohnjehr Woman” a finalist for Lambda Literary Award

March 6, 2018—Kohnjehr Woman, a book of poetry by Ana-Maurine Lara, has been nominated as a finalist for the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards.

Lara, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon and a CLLAS affiliated faculty member, is an award-winning poet and fiction writer whose novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011).

As the foundation states, “The Lambda Literary Award is the most prestigious LGBTQ book prize in the world. With nearly 1000 total submissions considered for nomination it is a significant achievement to be named a finalist.”

Lara will be performing at the 2018 CLLAS Symposium on March 8 at Gerlinger Lounge during the reception (6 pm to 7:30 pm) as part of Riffiando: Dominican Artists in the House!

For a complete list of finalists: https://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/news/03/06/lambda-literary-award-finalists/

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Angel Dorantes: CLLAS Graduate Research Series

May 31, 2018
3:30 pmto4:30 pm

 

 

Diamond Lake Room
EMU 119

CLLAS Research Series, Graduate Student Grantee Presentation

Translation & Interpretation Experiences & Perceptions among Latina/o High School Language Brokers in Oregon

Angel Dorantes, Department of Education Studies

Angel Dorantes is a doctoral candidate in the Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education program. His research agenda includes issues of access and equity in education, and the experiences of Latina/o children/adolescents who translate for their parents. Recently, he co-authored a journal article, titled, “Reforzando las Redes: Supporting Latina/o Undergraduates at a State Flagship University,” that was published in the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education.

Angel’s dissertation explores the experiences of Latina/o high school students who translate and/or interpret for their parents and their perceptions regarding benefits and concerns commonly associated with this practice and their views on their own acculturative processes.

This event is free and open to the public.

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CLLAS Professional Development: NEH Grant Writing and more

April 5, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

 

 

Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

CLLAS Professional Development: NEH Grant Writing and more

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) invites junior faculty and graduate students to join us on Thursday, April 5th. Dr. Stephanie Wood (Center for Equity Promotion) will share tips and strategies for writing successful research grant proposals, applicable not only to NEH but also to other external funding for grants for humanities and social sciences. 

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LAS Book Reception

May 1, 2018
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

 

 

EMU 119
Redwood Room
free & open to the public
light refreshments to be served

  • How Development Projects Persist: Everyday Negotiations with Guatemalan NGOS – by Erin Beck
  • Grassroots Global Governance: Local Watershed Management Experiments and the Evolution of Sustainable Development – by Craig Kauffman
  • Care Across Generations: Solidarity and Sacrifice in Transnational Families – by Kristin Yarris
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Drop-in info session on CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research Grants

March 1, 2018
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

 

 

Acker Meeting Room
340A Hendricks

CLLAS Director Gabriela Martinez will host a drop-in info session on CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research Grants Thursday March 1, 2018, from Noon to 1:30 p.m. If you are considering applying, this is a great opportunity to come and ask questions.

Instructions for applying are available online:

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

Grant application deadline: 12:00 p.m. (noon), Friday, April 6, 2018.

Applicants will be notified by May 4, 2018.

CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Grantee Presentation

March 1, 2018
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

 

 

Straub 254
1451 Onyx St.
UO campus

Creating Communities of Welcome: Understanding Motives to Assist Immigrants and Refugees in a Hostile Era

Kristin Yarris, Brenda Garcia Millan, Karla Schmidt-Murillo (Dept. of International Studies)

In this presentation, we draw on interviews conducted with thirty volunteers who work to assist immigrants and refugees in Oregon to understand their motives to help. Our preliminary analysis shows that motivations to aid immigrants and refugees are both personal and political; that is, people are motivated to help by a politics of affect, a sense of justice and fairness, and by personal narratives, family histories, and religious  values. These motives of care are the basis upon which these volunteers, whom we consider informal humanitarians, act to create spaces of welcome for immigrants and refugees in Oregon, despite (and in the face of) an    increasingly-hostile political climate in the U.S. We use these findings to consider the implications for social movements and public policy that foster global connectedness and cross-cultural understanding in the contemporary context of rising nationalism and ethnocentrism.

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