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CLLAS Faculty in Leadership Positions

Current and Former CLLAS Directors Profiled in SOJC Article

SOJC article profiles current CLLAS Director, Chris Chávez and previous CLLAS Director, Gabriela Martínez, who now leads WGSS.

Two long-term School of Journalism and Communication scholars have been recently appointed to leadership roles in cross-campus programs.

Associate professor Chris Chávez is the new director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, succeeding professor Gabriela Martínez ’05, who is the new head of the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Both will also continue teaching in the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC).

Established experts in their fields, the two faculty members’ groundbreaking research places them on the leading edge of media studies and international communication and contributes to the interdisciplinary work taking place at UO.

Chávez has been involved with the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies since he joined UO in 2013.

Read more here: https://journalism.uoregon.edu/news/chris-chavez-gabriela-martinez

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Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 News, People No Comments

CLLAS Town Hall with Jose Antonio Vargas

October 26, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

UO campus
Crater Lake South
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Room 145
1222 E. 13th Ave.
Eugene, OR  97403

A conversation about undocumented America

 Jose Antonio Vargas is the 2017-2018 Morse Chair and a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. In 2011, he published a story in the New York Times Magazine titled “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.” Since then, he has devoted himself to changing the cultural and policy conversations about immigration through filmmaking and activism.  His organization, Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America. This conversation with Vargas will be moderated by Chris Chávez (School of Journalism and Communication).

Sponsored by CLLAS, UO School of Journalism and Communication, and the School of Journalism and Communication.

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Monday, July 24th, 2017 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

Optimism, broad communications experiences drive new SOJC dean

Juan-Carlos Molleda

Juan-Carlos Molleda

July 15, 2016—“Juan-Carlos Molleda starts each day with a cup of freshly ground Colombian coffee and a good dose of NPR. Then he scans The New York Times, Washington Post, Oregonian, Economist and his Twitter feed to see what’s happening in global news.

“‘It’s a challenge to remain optimistic, but for me it’s a priority,’ he says.

“Optimism is a given for the new Edwin L. Artzt Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication, who also brings a fresh perspective and a firm commitment to ensuring a vibrant future for the SOJC.

“‘I have big shoes to fill but I am so excited,’ Molleda said. ‘I will be articulating the message of the school and building bridges not only in local and state communities, but nationally and internationally. I’m also looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues and helping them achieve greater heights.’

“Formerly chair of the Department of Public Relations at the University of Florida, Molleda created and directed UF’s online master’s program in global strategic communication, was an affiliated faculty member of UF’s Center for Latin American Studies, and served as a Fulbright senior specialist.”

For the full story, go to Around the O: Optimism, broad communications experiences drive new SOJC dean | Around the O

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 Academics, News, People No Comments

“At the Border: A comparative analysis of U.S.newspaper reporting about unaccompanied immigrant children,” a CLLAS grantee talk by Ricardo Valencia

January 27, 2016
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Valencia_grantee_talkMcKenzie Hall
Room 125
1101 Kincaid St.

“At the Border: A comparative analysis of U.S.newspaper reporting about unaccompanied immigrant children”

presented by Ricardo Valencia, PhD candidate, School of Journalism and Communication (Media Studies).

By examining the reporting of the flow of Central American unaccompanied children in 2014, Ricardo Valencia attempts to find if the concentration of foreign-born Central Americans could influence the journalistic routines of four U.S. newspapers. He examined hundreds of articles and sources of information published in four U.S. newspapers. The project helps understand the dynamic between Non-Latino and Latino sources and reveals who led the media narrative of this phenomenon.

Ricardo J. Valencia is a Ph.D candidate in the School of Journalism and Communication (Media Studies) at the University of Oregon, where he received the Promising Scholar Award in 2014. Among his research interests are media depiction of immigrants, strategic communications of transnational social movements, public diplomacy and political economy of media. Ricardo is also a former diplomat who worked for the Embassy of El Salvador in Washington D.C. Prior to his tenure in foreign services, he worked as a columnist, investigative reporter, senior editor, and assistant correspondent for various newspapers and agencies in El Salvador. He obtained a joint M.A.from the University of Hamburg and the University of Aarhus (Denmark), and holds a B.A. from the Central America University (El Salvador). Ricardo can be found on Twitter:@ricardovalp

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