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Call for 2022 CLLAS Faculty Grant Proposals

April 1, 2022
12:00 pm

Proposals Due April 1, 2022

CLLAS calls for proposals for the 2022 Seed Grant Award for Faculty in the field of Latinx Studies and the 2022 Faculty Research Seed Grant.

2022 Seed Grant Award for Faculty in the Field of Latinx Studies

2022 Faculty Research Seed Grant

  • Two seed grants of up to $5000 each
  • 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
  • Preference will be given to research projects that align with the current CLLAS theme: Human and Environmental Crises in the Americas
  • Proposals dues April 1, 2022; applicants notified May 6, 2022
  • Download PDF: https://cllas.uoregon.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2022-Call-for-Faculty-Grants-.pdf

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Friday, January 14th, 2022 Funding, Research, Uncategorized No Comments

Becoming Heritage: Recognition, Exclusion, and the Politics of Black Cultural Heritage in Colombia

March 3, 2022
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

CLLAS Faculty Research Presentation

Photo by Maria Fernanda Escallón

Save the date for our first 2022 faculty research presentation: “Becoming Heritage: Recognition, Exclusion, and the Politics of Black Cultural Heritage in Colombia.” Maria Fernanda Escallón (Department of Anthropology) will share her work on March 3, 2022, 3:30-5pm., location/remote access TBA.

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 Books, Events, Publications, Research No Comments

Grant-Writing Workshop for Graduate Students

February 1, 2022
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Remote Event

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies will hold its annual Grant Writing Workshop targeted toward graduate students on February 1, 2022. This workshop will be led by CLLAS Director Chris Chávez and the CLLAS team. This is a remote event. To join our mailing list and receive remote attendance information, email cllas@uoregon.edu or follow this link to subscribe.

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CLLAS Graduate Student Research Grants

March 4, 2022
12:00 pm

CLLAS calls for proposals for the 2022 Field Research in Latin America and 2022 Summer Research grants.

2022 Field Research 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 students and doctoral candidates. Find the full call at this linked PDF: https://cllas.uoregon.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2022-Call-for-Latin-American-Field-Research-Proposals-.pdf

2022 Summer Research Grant

In order to encourage and support interdisciplinary graduate student research in the areas of Latinx and Latin American Studies, CLLAS offers summer research support. We expect to award up to three summer grants for $1,500 each to advance research for either master’s or doctoral candidates. We are especially interested in projects that link Latinx Studies or Latin American Studies with other disciplines. Find the full call at this linked PDF: https://cllas.uoregon.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2022-Call-for-Grad-Proposals-Summer-Research-Grant.pdf

Application Deadline: 12:00 pm (Noon), Friday, March 4, 2022

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 Funding, Graduate students, Research, Uncategorized No Comments

Oregon Water Futures

UO Professor Alaí Reyes-Santos Collaborates with OEC to Elevate Water Justice

“A changing climate, aging infrastructure across the state, and lack of ongoing investment in clean water have left Oregon’s water systems stressed, putting our health, safety, economy and environment at risk. Communities of color, particularly those that are rural and low- income, are often on the front lines of these impacts, facing a wide range of threats, including rising utility rates, disparities in drought and flooding vulnerability, and exposure to nitrates, pesticides, and heavy metals. In some rural counties, Native peoples and communities of color represent 30–40 percent of the population, yet face significant barriers to participating in state policy and infrastructure discussions. In metropolitan areas such as Eugene, Salem, and Portland, low-income communities and communities of color find themselves at high risk for water insecurity and climate-related disasters as documented during wildfires and seasonal flooding events.” — Project Overview / Oregon Water Futures Project Report

September 27, 2021—In fall 2020 Alaí Reyes-Santos, a UO associate professor of indigenous, race and ethnic studies, along with others working collaboratively in the Oregon Water Futures Project, interviewed more than 100 people in Native, Black, Latinx, and migrant communities throughout Oregon, holding conversations with them about water challenges and culturally specific resiliency. They collected a range of stories that underscored the threats and impacts to Oregonians, particularly Native peoples and communities of color, of an aging water infrastructure, climate change, and lack of public investment in clean water. They found that many of the people they interviewed did not trust their drinking water, and that they often faced significant barriers in participating in policy discussions.

A synopsis of their findings, along with the full report, can be found at:  https://oeconline.org/new-report-elevates-water-justice-in-oregon/. The project website holds relevant op-eds, interviews, and report summaries in four languages.

Alaí Reyes-Santos

In a letter sent mid-September 2021, Prof. Reyes-Santos offers a gracious thank you to CLLAS and other UO units that supported her research on Oregon Water Futures. Starting out in 2019 as a collaborative effort with the Oregon Environmental Council (OEC), this project has since attracted “a historic 340 million dollar investment on water in the 2021 legislative session; with 1.5 million dedicated to engaging communities of color and other historically underserved communities in conversations about water in the state,” Reyes-Santos wrote.

CLLAS was among the first to provide seed funding for Prof. Reyes-Santos’s Oregon Water Futures Project, awarding her, along with the OEC, a CLLAS Faculty Collaboration Research Grant in 2019. Other UO funders include the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, the Center for Environmental Futures, and the Vice-Provost Office for Research and Innovation. The collaborative later received funding from Meyer Memorial Trust, the Collins Foundation, and the Lazar Foundation. The Meyer grant was renewed and now includes a collaboration with UO’s School of Law’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. 

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Monday, September 27th, 2021 Affiliated faculty, Public Policy, Research No Comments


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