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CLLAS Research Grant deadlines

March 1, 2019
12:00 pm
April 5, 2019
12:00 pm

Graduate Research Grants: Deadline March 1, 2019

CLLAS offers both Tinker Field Research Grants and CLLAS Graduate Research Grants. Application deadline for graduate student grants is: 12:00 pm (noon), Friday, March 1, 2019.

Faculty Grants: Deadline April 5, 2019

CLLAS offers both Faculty Collaborative Research Grants and the Faculty Latinx Studies Seed Grant. Application deadline for faculty grants is: 12:00 p.m. (noon), Friday, April 5, 2019.

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Christen Smith, “The Sequelae of Black Life in Brazil and the US: Violence, Gender, Space and Time”

March 5, 2019
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

Race, Ethnicities, and Inequalities Colloquium

“The Sequelae of Black Life in Brazil and the US: Violence, Gender, Space and Time”
Christen Smith, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin

Bio

Christen Smith

Christen Smith researches engendered anti-Black state violence and Black community responses to it in Brazil and the Americas. Her work primarily focuses on transnational anti-Black police violence, Black liberation struggles, the paradox of Black citizenship in the Americas, and the dialectic between the enjoyment of Black culture and the killing of Black people. Her book, Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence and Performance in Braziluses the lens of performance to examine the immediate and long-term impact of police violence on the Black population of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and the grassroots movement to denounce and end this violence. Her more recent, comparative work examines the lingering, deadly impact of police violence on black women in Brazil and the U.S. 

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, Center for the Study of Women in Society, Department of Anthropology, and the UO School of Law.

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CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Research Grant

April 11, 2019
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Ford Lecture Hall
JSMA

CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Research Grant

“Visual Clave: The Expression of the Latino/a Experience Through Album Cover Art: 1940-1990,” 3-5:30

presented by Philip Scher, Anthropology, and Cheryl Hartup, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

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CLLAS Research Series: Graduate Grantees

April 23, 2019
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
3:15 pmto4:30 pm

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

CLLAS Research Series: Graduate Grantees

Session I: “Indigeneity and Labor in Mexico, Bolivia & Oregon, 1:30-3:00pm,” 1:30-3:00 pm

Session II: “Environmental Racism, Environmental Justice: Southern California & Peru, 3:15-4:30 pm

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CLLAS Town Hall with Mae Ngai: “Citizenship and Denaturalization in the Era of US Nationalism”

January 17, 2019
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

 

 

Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

CLLAS Town Hall with Mae Ngai

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) is sponsoring a Town Hall on January 17 at 4 pm with Mae Ngai, the 2018-19 Wayne Morse Chair. The discussion will focus on “Citizenship and Denaturalization in the Era of US Nationalism” and will be moderated by Rocío Zambrana, associate professor in the UO Department of Philosophy. Location is the Knight Library Browsing Room.

Mae Ngai is the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history, Columbia University. Her research focuses on immigration, citizenship, and nationalism. Ngai is the author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004), which won six major book awards, and The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America(2010). Ngai has written on immigration history and policy for The Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and the Boston Review. Before becoming a historian, she was a labor-union organizer and educator in New York City, working for District 65-UAW and the Consortium for Worker Education. Her upcoming book is Yellow and Gold: The Chinese Mining Diaspora, 1848-1908, a study of Chinese gold miners and racial politics in nineteenth-century California, the Australian colony of Victoria, and the South African Transvaal.

See also this article on Mae Ngai from Around the O: Professor of immigration history named 2018-19 Morse Chair

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CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Research Grant

January 31, 2019
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Diamond Lake Room
Erb Memorial Union

CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Research Grant

“Struggling with Sustainability: Guarayo Cultural and Environmental Management Challenges” 

presented by Ed Wolf, Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology, and Derrick Hindery, Associate Professor, International Studies and Geography

At the confluence of Bolivia’s Amazon and Chiquitano Forests, the Guarayo town of Urubichá boasts an internationally renowned orchestra, children’s choir and music school – all well-versed in the Baroque music practices that Jesuit and Franciscan missionaries introduced. Guarayos also have been praised for the work plans they have in place to sustainably harvest the lumber on their 1.5 million hectare territory. UO Professors Wolf and Hindery recently visited the region to search for connections between these successes and Guarayo worldview. In this talk, they discuss how Guarayo efforts at cultural and environmental sustainability are being challenged by dwindling economic resources, extractive logging, colonization, and commercial farming. They consider how this situation relates to broader initiatives, such as decolonizing cultural and economic practices and seeking autonomy for Indigenous peoples in Bolivia.




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