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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

Recent Natural Disasters: CLLAS Message of Solidarity

CLLAS would like to express its solidarity with all those suffering the effects of recent natural disasters. Our thoughts are with the people of Puerto Rico, Mexico, Houston, and elsewhere who have been so severely affected by earthquakes and hurricanes. We would like to encourage our UO community, and others, to support the recovery efforts underway in the affected areas.

We list several grassroots organizations to which people can donate. There are, of course, many other organizations that are providing relief. Our suggestions are not meant as a specific endorsement.

Puerto Rico: https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/newsletter/Puerto-Rico-Disaster-Relief.html

  • Fundraisers in Oregon, October
    Help is on the Way Puerto Rico,
         Sunday October 15th
    Crystal Ballroom, Portland
         12 to 5pm.
         Puerto Rican food, music. 
        
  •     PNW for Puerto Relief Donation Drive,
         Monday, October 16th, 4-8PM
         Newberg Round Table Pizza
         2512 Portland Rd.
         Newberg, OR 97132

Mexico: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/mexico-earthquake-relief-fund/

Houston: http://www.larazaunited.org/hurricane-harvey

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Thursday, September 28th, 2017 Human Rights, News No Comments

CLLAS graduate student grantee Tobin Hansen had a productive year

Tobin Hansen, doing research in the field.

Each year, CLLAS asks its graduate student research grant recipients to report back on the impact of their CLLAS grants, letting us know what awards and additional grants they won, what papers they’ve published, and so on. Here is a report from 2016-17 grantee Tobin Hansen, a PhD candidate in anthropology.

INVITED CHAPTER

2017 Hansen, Tobin. (Forthcoming). “‘Criminal Alien’ Arrests, Detentions, and Deportations: Child Migrants’ Social Citizenship and the Right to Presence in the United States.” In Boehm, D. A. & Terrio, S. J. (Eds.), Il/legal Encounters: Migration, Detention, and Deportation in the Lives of Young People. New York: New York University Press. › Continue reading

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“Watering the Revolution: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico”

November 13, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Spruce Room

a lecture by Professor Mikael Wolfe

Professor Wolfe’s lecture builds on insights from his recent book, which re-examines Mexican agrarian reform—Latin America’s largest and most extensive—through an environmental and technological history of water management in the emblematic Laguna region. By uncovering the varied motivations behind the Mexican government’s decision to use invasive technologies despite knowing they were unsustainable, the book tells a cautionary tale of the long-term consequences of shortsighted development policies.

Mikael Wolfe is an assistant professor of history at Stanford University. As an environmental historian of Mexico, he will connect his lecture with Latin American studies, environmental studies, history, geography, ethnic studies, and other disciplines.

Light refreshments provided. 

Sponsored by the Robert D. Clark Honors College

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Saturday, June 10th, 2017 Events, Public Policy, Research No Comments

Freedom Fighter | Stricken by refugees’ plight, anthropologist gets involved

Lynn Stephen, professor of anthropology and codirector of CLLAS, combines her research and the refugees’ stories into a powerful petition for political asylum. Read about her work as an expert witness for more than two-dozen refugees from Mexico and Guatemala in: Freedom Fighter | Cascade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences.

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