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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

180 PLC, University of Oregon

Join CLLAS 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.

This in-person event will take place in 180 PLC. Masks are required. Attendance will be capped at 100.

Photo by Maria Fernanda Escallón

Maria Fernanda Escallón is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon. She was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, where she completed a BA and MA in Anthropology and Archaeology at the Universidad de Los Andes. In 2016 she completed her PhD in Anthropology at Stanford University. Before starting her doctorate, she worked in sustainable development and heritage policy-making for non-governmental organizations and Colombian public entities, including the Ministry of Culture and Bogotá’s Secretary of Culture and Tourism.

Maria Fernanda is interested in cultural heritage, race, diversity politics, ethnicity, and inequality in Latin America. Prior to joining the Anthropology Department at the University of Oregon, she was a 2015-2016 Dissertation Fellow in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara. She has conducted field research in Colombia for over 10 years analyzing how and why certain multicultural policies that are ostensibly inclusive, can end up replicating, rather than dismantling, inequality and segregation across Latin America. Her latest book “Becoming Heritage: Recognition, Exclusion, and the Politics of Black Cultural Heritage in Colombia” is currently under contract with Cambridge University Press.

Her research has received support from a variety of sources, including the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Wenner Gren Foundation, the Social Sciences Research Council, the Fulbright Program, the Mellon Foundation, and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Her most recent work appears in Cultural Anthropology, the International Journal of Cultural Property and the International Journal of Heritage Studies.

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CLLAS Faculty Grants

April 1, 2022
12:00 pm

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

Proposals Due April 1, 2022

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

Shadow Suburbanism: Mexican Settlement and Immigration Enforcement in the Nuevo South

CLLAS Faculty Event

VIDEO

View the video for this CLLAS Research Series Faculty presentation by John Arroyo (School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management), here.

Over the past 20 years, Mexican communities have bypassed historic, urban ethnic enclaves to settle in and physically transform suburban areas of U.S. South. Nowhere is this spatial “Latinization” phenomenon more acute than in small towns such as those in Gwinnett County (metropolitan Atlanta), one of the foremost frontiers of new immigrant destinations in America. Coinciding with the growth of predominantly undocumented Mexican immigrants in these regions have been popular state and county-level immigration policies —all of which have use explicit language to position states like Georgia to be a national pioneer of hyper immigration surveillance and a regional enforcement model for neighboring metropolitan areas. The culmination of these adverse effects has required Mexican residents to create covert, built environments. Findings from this research analyze the key reactionary anti-immigrant federalism policies that influence how Mexican immigrants reshape culturally-specific land use in suburban Atlanta. 

John Arroyo, PhD, AICP is an Assistant Professor in Engaging Diverse Communities and director of the Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice at the University of Oregon. Previously, he was an The Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Latino Studies at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM. As a scholar and practitioner of urban planning and migration studies, Arroyo’s applied research and teaching agendas focus on inclusive urbanism. He is particularly interested in the social, political, and cultural dimensions of immigrant-centered built environments and neighborhood change in underrepresented communities. He received a doctorate in Urban Planning, Policy, and Design as well as a Master’s in City Planning and a Certificate in Urban Design from MIT. He is a governor-appointed member of the Oregon State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation and serves on the boards of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities and the Public Humanities Network.

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Monday, April 12th, 2021 Events, Public Policy, Uncategorized No Comments

Call for 2021 CLLAS Faculty Grant Proposals

April 2, 2021
12:00 pm

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) 2021 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 2021-2022 academic year (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022). 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 in the U.S., or propose other forms of community engagement are welcome, but not required.

See criteria in this linked PDF: Call-for-Faculty-Latinx-Grants-Final.pdf

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces 2021 Faculty Research Seed Grant

CLLAS invites applications for its annual Faculty Research seed grant for funds to be used during the 2021-2022 academic year (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022). 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.

See criteria in this linked PDF: Call-for-Faculty-Grants-Final.pdf

Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m. (noon), Friday, April 2, 2021

Applicants will be notified by May 7, 2021.

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Monday, February 8th, 2021 Funding, Uncategorized No Comments

Grant-Writing Workshop for NEH Funding, Q&A for CLLAS Faculty Grants

February 17, 2021
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

VIDEO

CLLAS Professional Development Series

CLLAS held a grant-writing workshop on Wednesday February 17, 12:00-1:00pm.  
This was a virtual event. To view the video of the workshop, please FOLLOW THIS LINK
 

Stephanie Wood (Center for Equity Promotion) will be shared her expertise in writing successful proposals for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants.

CLLAS staff were available to answer questions about CLLAS faculty grants. Faculty grant CFPS forthcoming, find 2020 Faculty grant CFPs here.

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