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Ricardo Valencia, former CLLAS board member, now teaching at Cal State, Fullerton

Ricardo J. Valencia

Former CLLAS graduate research grantee and executive board member Ricardo J. Valencia is now teaching at California State University, Fullerton and has recently published an article about public relations and political opposition against President Ronald Reagan in the United States for his foreign policy towards El Salvador. Valencia completed his PhD in media studies (SOJC) at the University of Oregon earlier this year, and in fall 2018 joined the Cal State, Fullerton faculty in the Department of Communications as an assistant professor.

His research article was published Oct. 3, 2018 in the journal Public Relations Inquiry and can be found here: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2046147X18788704

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 Academics, People, Publications No Comments

2018 CLLAS Impact Report now available

October 15, 2018—Our 2017-18 CLLAS Impact Report will soon be available in hard copy for those who request it. The PDF version can be accessed now at: 2017-18 CLLAS Impact Rpt final WEB

This report includes a discussion of project highlights, research funding, and events from AY 2017-18.

It also showcases the CLLAS Town Hall with Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist José Antonio Vargas from last October, the awarding of the inaugural Latinx Studies Seed Grant to Ernesto Martínez, associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies, for his project “A Child Should Not Long for Its Own Image: Literature and Visual Media for Queer Latinx Youth,” a letter wrapping up all of last year’s key events from director Gabriela Martínez, and important statistics reflecting CLLAS’s impact on campus.

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Monday, October 15th, 2018 Publications No Comments

Vulnerable But Not Broken: Psychosocial Challenges and Resilience Pathways among Unaccompanied Children from Central America

Vulnerable But Not Broken Final Report Aug 2018

Vulnerable But Not Broken: Psychosocial Challenges and Resilience Pathways among Unaccompanied Children from Central America

© 2018 Immigration Psychology Working Group

This report provides an overview on the myriad issues facing unaccompanied children from Central America apprehended at the Southwest border of the United States. The document highlights these children’s ability to overcome challenging histories and adapt to the changes in familial and social environment that life in the United States presents, and identifies some of the key supportive resources that can help them to do so. The psychosocial aspects of this humanitarian crisis are reviewed, outlining priority areas for future research and providing recommendations for culturally and developmentally informed practice, programs, and legal advocacy. 

Monday, August 20th, 2018 Human Rights, News, Public Policy, Publications No Comments

Spring 2018 CLLAS Notes now available

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In the latest edition of CLLAS Notes, you can read about field research in Oaxaca carried out by 2017 Tinker grantee Timothy Herrera and learn about dissertation research focused on the intersection of gender, race, and disability conducted by CLLAS graduate student research grantee Katie Warden.

Kristin Yarris, Brenda Garcia Millan, and Karla Schmidt-Murillo write about the collaborative research they are carrying out that investigates how local communities are responding to the current hostile climate toward immigrants and refugees.

This spring issue of CLLAS Notes includes an article about the CLLAS 2018 symposium “Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas.” A report on the “UO Puerto Rico Project: Hurricane Maria and Its Aftermath,” written by CLLAS executive board member Alaí Reyes-Santos and one of her ethnic studies students, provides an excellent look at teaching through action. 

CLLAS director Gabriela Martínez highlights the many events sponsored throughout the 2017-18 academic year by CLLAS. A report from Feather Crawford on the Dreamers Working Group provides insight into how UO is creating a community of welcome through allyship trainings and other advocacy efforts.

You can also learn about recently published books and journal articles, as well as news and updates on the achievements of faculty and graduate students.

All this and more are included in this Spring 2018 edition of CLLAS Notes, the twice-yearly newsletter for the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. Watch for yours soon in your campus or home mailbox, or view it now online. 

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Friday, June 1st, 2018 Academics, Awards, News, Publications, Research No Comments

Tobin Hansen writes about the psychological costs of deportation

This article from Around the O discusses the research of doctoral candidate Tobin Hansen, whose work was supported by CLLAS through a 2017 Graduate Student Research Grant. Hansen has been the recipient of many awards for his research and writing.

Researcher writes about the psychological costs of deportation

January 24, 2018 — For thousands of immigrants who arrived here as young children, the U.S. is the only country they can remember. This can make deportation especially crushing.

Tobin Hansen, a UO doctoral candidate in anthropology, spent 18 months in northern Mexico living with deported adults who had arrived in the U.S. before the age of 13. He wrote about the experience for The Conversation. › Continue reading

Winter 2018 CLLAS Notes now available

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In the latest CLLAS Notes, you can learn about three field research projects carried out by CLLAS’s first round of Tinker Foundation grantees, including doctoral candidate Evan Shenkin’s study of indigenous land struggles in eastern Bolivia; master’s candidate Emily Masucci’s intergenerational look at indigenous women’s organizing in Manaus, Brazil; and master’s candidate Brenda Garcia Millan’s fascinating and timely investigation of contemporary displacement patterns and responses of Haitians at the U.S.-Mexico Border.

This winter issue of CLLAS Notes includes an article about CLLAS’s Town Hall conversation between activist journalist José Antonio Vargas and SOJC professor Chris Chávez. 

CLLAS director Gabriela Martínez highlights the many fall events sponsored by CLLAS, including a teach-in on Puerto Rico in response to the tragic hurricane season that devastated the island and its inhabitants. › Continue reading

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 Books, News, Publications No Comments



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