Stay Home, Stay Safe

CLLAS is postponing all in person public events until next academic year. Our offices are closed and staff are working remotely.

CLLAS remains committed to intellectual engagement and supporting research in Latinx and Latin American Studies. This will happen virtually/online during this unprecedented time.

Meanwhile, LA SERENATA, a short film by Ernesto Martínez (Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, award-winning filmmaker, and CLLAS grantee), premiered this Friday on HBO and will be available on cable, as well as on all of their online platforms for two years.  If you’re looking for something to watch with your family, check it out! 

You can find more information here: https://www.hbo.com/latinx/la-serenata-the-serenade

Please reach out to us at cllas@uoregon.edu with your film, book, and past-time recommendations, as well as any suggestions as to how we can continue to build community and support one another as we remain at home.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

2020 Faculty Grant Proposals due May 8

May 8, 2020
12:00 pm

Faculty Grants

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces 2020 Faculty Research Seed Grant

CLLAS invites applications for its annual Faculty Research seed grant for funds to be used during the 2020-2021 academic year (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021). 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.

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) 2020 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 2020-2021 academic year (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021). 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

Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m. (noon), Friday, May 8, 2020
Applicants will be notified by June 5, 2020.

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

Call for 2020 CLLAS Graduate Grant Proposals

March 6, 2020
12:00 pm

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces 2020 Field Research Grants in Latin America (Tinker-like grant) 

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: 2020 Call for Tinker like Proposals Final

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces Graduate Student 2020 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, 2020.∗ We are especially interested in projects that link Latinx Studies or Latin American Studies with other disciplines. See criteria in the linked PDF: 2020 Call for Grad Proposals Final

Application Deadline: 12:00 pm (noon), Friday, March 6, 2020 Applicants will be notified by April 3, 2020.

Saturday, February 1st, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

Angel Dorantes among those honored at 2020 MLK Awards ceremony

Angel Dorantes

CLLAS affiliated faculty Angel Dorantes, undergraduate advising and retention coordinator in the College of Education, was one of two people to receive the Outstanding Diversity Practitioner award at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. awards ceremony held this year on Jan. 16 in the Erb Memorial Union ballroom at UO. Celena Simpson, assistant director of Pathway Oregon in the Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center, also received this award.

From Around the O:

“The Outstanding Diversity Practitioner award recognizes and celebrates colleagues on campus whose primary responsibility is in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion, but who go above and beyond the scope of their role. They are recognized due to their relentless support, advocacy and overall impact, both on and beyond campus

“Dorantes nomination was spurred by his research, teaching and service, particularly on and for UO Latinx students, including co-authoring a peer-reviewed article used by university executives to ‘address issues, challenges and opportunities to better serve Latinx students at the UO.’

“He served as the inaugural faculty advisor for the Latinx Male Student Alliance, which has grown from 20 to 60 participants since 2017, and has held college information workshops for more than 500 Latinx high school students. In 2018, he was awarded the Professional Advisor of the Year award and was then appointed to the All-Campus Advising Association Executive Committee to enhance advising universitywide.”

To read more about the awards ceremony and others who won awards that day, go to: https://around.uoregon.edu/content/members-uo-community-honored-annual-mlk-awards

Friday, January 17th, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

Sourcing the Decolonial

February 25, 2020
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Knight Library, Browsing Room

Sourcing the Decolonial:
The Coloniality of Power, Settler Colonialism, and the Critique of Imperialism

Abraham I. Acosta
Associate Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies
Universeity of Arizona

Cosponsored by CLLAS

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

AAUP signs amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in support of DACA program

“Last week, the AAUP, together with forty-three educational associations, signed onto an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, whose participants are often referred to as “Dreamers.” The brief calls the DACA program “an unmitigated good for this country, its higher education system, and the young persons whom it has benefited.”

“The brief was prepared by the American Council on Education and submitted to the high court in the consolidated DACA cases Dep’t of Homeland Sec. v. Regents of Univ. of Cal.et.al.

“The amicus brief emphasizes that “DACA has been a symbol of tolerance and openness of our university campuses” and warns that rescinding DACA would broadcast to foreign-born students and potential students from around the globe a message of exclusion that would “irreparably damage the reputation of America’s higher education system in the eyes of the world.” 

“The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argument in this case in November and a decision is expected before June 2020. The Trump administration moved to end DACA in 2017, but federal courts blocked that attempt. At that time, the AAUP issued a strong statement in support of DACA noting that “a large number of those granted DACA status are our students.” Most recently, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld one of the district court’s orders requiring the Trump administration to keep the DACA program in place.” 

From: Risa Lieberwitz, General Counsel, AAUP
You can find a link to the full brief here.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 Uncategorized No Comments

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

Access the above link for giving to the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund. Online gifts may be made using the form available at this link; all gifts are processed by the University of Oregon Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for receiving and administering private donations to the University of Oregon.



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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