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New children’s book, movie put a song in professor’s heart

Ernesto Martínez

Editor’s note: CLLAS is one of several UO units that awarded research funds to Prof. Ernesto Javier Martínez in support of this creative work. Martínez received the inaugural CLLAS Faculty Latinx Studies seed grant award.

A new book and film have a University of Oregon professor singing a happy tune.

December 10, 2018 (from Around the O)—Ernesto Javier Martínez, an associate professor of ethnic studies at the UO, is a scholar of queer ethnic literature and the author of “When We Love Someone We Sing to Them.” It’s a children’s book about a young Mexican-American boy who is learning from his musician father why serenading is such an important tradition in their family.

“The boy asks his father if there’s a song to sing for a boy who loves another boy, and the story follows their journey of finding a song and having the courage to express affection publicly,” Martinez said.

Martínez, who identifies as a queer Chicano Puerto Rican man, said he grew up singing in a trio with his father and brother, so from a very early age he understood the important role music played for Latinx immigrant families in sharing history, providing comfort and reinforcing community. 

“But very quickly I started to feel a little bit alienated from it because there weren’t songs for boys who loved boys, and at one point I even stopped singing,” Martínez said. He added that he felt a bit of trauma in being a part of a musical tradition that applauded his singing voice but remained uninterested in his queer experiences and desires.    › Continue reading

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CLLAS Professional Development: NEH Grant Writing and more

April 5, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

 

 

Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

CLLAS Professional Development: NEH Grant Writing and more

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) invites junior faculty and graduate students to join us on Thursday, April 5th. Dr. Stephanie Wood (Center for Equity Promotion) will share tips and strategies for writing successful research grant proposals, applicable not only to NEH but also to other external funding for grants for humanities and social sciences. 

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Drop-in info session on CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research Grants

April 18, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Jane Grant Room
Hendricks Hall 330

CLLAS Interim Director Gabriela Martinez will be hosting a drop-in info session on CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research Grants Tuesday April 11, 2017, from Noon to 1:30 p.m. If you are considering applying, this is a great opportunity to come and ask questions.

Access funding guidelines here: 2017 Call for Faculty Grants Final

No RSVP needed. You can contact us at cllas@uoregon.edu or 541.346.5286 with any questions.

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