On behalf of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) it is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Chris Chávez as the next director for CLLAS, starting July 1.

Chris Chávez is professor of Media Studies, Advertising, and Latinx Studies, tenured in the School of Journalism and Communication. He has been involved with CLLAS since he joined the UO in 2013, serving a three-year term as member of the executive board and actively participating in CLLAS research and programming activities. The executive board and I are confident that under Chris’ leadership the mission of CLLAS will continue strong and the Center will remain a thriving space, engaging faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students. CLLAS will continue partnering up with community organizations across Oregon. Its standing as an important research and community outreach Center dedicated to Latino/a and Latin American Studies in the Pacific Northwest and the West Coast will continue to grow.

Our warmest welcome to Chris!

Gabriela Martínez, CLLAS Director, Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication