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Faculty Research Presentation: Cross-Border Hollywood: Production Politics and Practices in Mexico

May 11, 2022
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

CLLAS Research Series Faculty Research Presentation

Crater Lake Rooms, EMU

After World War II, Hollywood had a close and complex relationship to the Mexican film industry through investment, production, and talent exchange. Steinhart’s book project Cross-Border Hollywood: Production Politics and Practices in Mexico examines the fascinating history of Hollywood productions in Mexico from the mid-1940s until 1970. In this presentation, he explores a series of crises in the mid 1950s sparked by the U.S. government’s arrest and deportation of Mexican actress Rosaura Revueltas, the Mexican Actors Union’s retaliatory attempt to ban Hollywood actors working in Mexico, and the Mexican film industry’s ongoing strategies to censor certain Hollywood productions filming in Mexico. This chain of events sheds light on a dynamic of collaboration and resistance that defined the relationship between Hollywood and the Mexican film industry.

Daniel Gómez Steinhart is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies. He is author of Runaway Hollywood: Internationalizing Postwar Production and Location Shooting (University of California Press, 2019). His follow-up research project examines Hollywood’s cross-border productions in Mexico from the 1940s–1960s. The project is the recipient of an NEH Senior Research Fellowship from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. His work on film and media has appeared in Cinema Journal, Film History, Film Criticism, NECSUS: European Journal of Media StudiesInMedia: The French Journal of Media Studies, and various edited collections. He is a former film journalist and moving-image programmer.

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Friday, March 18th, 2022 Affiliated faculty, Events, Research 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

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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Friday, February 4th, 2022 Books, Events, Publications, Research No Comments

Founding CLLAS Director Publishes New Book on Elena Poniatowska

Faculty Publication

Founding Director and member of the CLLAS Executive Board, Lynn Stephen (Anthropology), has published a new book on Mexican intellectual and author, Elena Poniatowska.

From Duke University Press:

From covering the massacre of students at Tlatelolco in 1968 and the 1985 earthquake to the Zapatista rebellion in 1994 and the disappearance of forty-three students in 2014, Elena Poniatowska has been one of the most important chroniclers of Mexican social, cultural, and political life. In Stories That Make History, Lynn Stephen examines Poniatowska’s writing, activism, and political participation, using them as a lens through which to understand critical moments in contemporary Mexican history. In her crónicas—narrative journalism written in a literary style featuring firsthand testimonies—Poniatowska told the stories of Mexico’s most marginalized people. Throughout, Stephen shows how Poniatowska helped shape Mexican politics and forge a multigenerational political community committed to social justice. In so doing, she presents a biographical and intellectual history of one of Mexico’s most cherished writers and a unique history of modern Mexico.

https://www.dukeupress.edu/stories-that-make-history

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Friday, January 14th, 2022 Advisory Board, Books, Publications No Comments

CLLAS Faculty Mixer

November 10, 2017
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

 

 

Erb Memorial Union
Room 23
Lease Crutcher Lewis Room

CLLAS Professional Development Series for CLLAS Affiliated Faculty & Staff

Building Community, Research Opportunities, Event Updates, Networking, Welcoming New Faculty,
Food, Coffee & Fun!

Come connect with other faculty members across campus whose interests lie in the areas of Latino/a and Latin American Studies. This is a chance to learn about each other’s interests and interdisciplinary work, and a good opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues, all while enjoying delicious food from UO Catering.

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies

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Saturday, July 8th, 2017 Affiliated faculty, Events No Comments


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