Tinker Field Grants

CLLAS 2019 Tinker & Research Grant Awardees

2019-2020 CLLAS Research Support

CLLAS recently announced the recipients of its 2019-20 Graduate Student Research Awards, Tinker Grants, Faculty Collaboration Grant, and Latinx Studies Seed Grant. They are as follows:

Graduate Student Research Grants

  • “Inner Exile in Formation and Sustenance of Racial, Sexual, and Gendered Communities in Chile and Argentina.” Jon Jaramillo, Romance Languages.
  • “The Politics of Seeking Shelter: Gender-Based Violence and the Right to Safety Among Low-Income Women in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.” Emily Masucci, Anthropology.
  • “Complicating Vulnerability: Gendered Disaster Narratives, Ice Loss, & Resilience in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca.” Holly Moulton, Environmental Studies.

Faculty Collaboration Research Grant

  • “Oregon’s Water Future: Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, and Community Resilience.” Alai Reyes-Santos, Ethnic Studies, in collaboration with Oregon Environmental Council (OEC).

Second Year Latinx  Studies Seed Grant

  • “Decolonial Environmentalisms: Race, Genre, and Latinx Literature.”David Vazquez, English.

Third Year Tinker Foundation Grants

Tinker Field Research Grants are open to students across all academic disciplines and graduate degree programs to assist master’s and doctoral students with travel and field-related expenses for brief periods of field research in Latin America. Administered by CLLAS, the program is funded by the Tinker Foundation, with matching funds from CLLAS, the UO Office of Academic Affairs, and the Graduate School.

  • “Recalling Runaways: Studies of Slavery and Absenteeism in Cuba.” Aziza Baker, History. 
  • “Nepantleres: LGBTQ+ Migrants’ Transborder Experiences.” Polet Campos-Melchor, Anthropology.
  • “Transmission of Traditional Botanical Knowledge Among the Shuar of Amazonian Ecuador.” Sara Khatib, Anthropology.
  • “A Case Study of Two Guatemalan Organizations Demanding Justice for the 41 girls.” Carla Osorio Veliz, Geography. 
  • “Small-Scale Farmers’ Vulnerability to Climatic Changes in the Chinantec Region, Mexico.” Adriana Uscanga Castillo, Geography. 
  • “Electoral Revolutions: A Comparative Study of Rapid Changes in Electoral Participation.” Alberto Lioy, Political Science.   

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CLLAS Research Series: Graduate Grantees

June 4, 2019
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Changing the Structures: Ending Gendered Violence in Guatemala & Promoting Scientific Diplomacy across the Americas

Moderator: Erin Beck
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

  • Caitlin O’Quinn, Department of Political Science
    “Responses to Gendered Violence in Guatemala: How two women’s organizations are working to end violence against women and girls”
  • Lourdes Ginart, Department of Geography
    “Diplomacy and Global Climate Change in the Americas”

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 Graduate students, Research No Comments

CLLAS Research Series: Graduate Grantees

January 23, 2019
1:30 pmto3:00 pm

 

 

 

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

CLLAS Research Series: Graduate Grantees

Latinx and Latin American Cultural Production & Resistance

Research presentations by UO graduate students who received 2018-19 CLLAS graduate student research grants or Tinker Foundation grants.

  • Olga Sanchez, Theatre Arts / CLLAS graduate grantee
  • Latinx Theatre Commons’ 2018 Carnaval of New Latinx Work
  • Liam Machado, Art History / Tinker grantee
    Propaganda and Persuasion at Argentina ’78
  • Natascha Reich, Musicology / Tinker grantee
    Sounds of Power – Peruvian Colonial Pipe Organs in the Interplay of Cultures

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Brenda Garcia Millan wins prestigious fellowship & teaching award

2017 Tinker Fellow Brenda Garcia Millan (MA International Studies, 2018) has been selected to participate in the prestigious Latino Mental Health International Research Training Program (MHIRT), sponsored by the University of Southern California Department of Psychology. As a MHIRT fellow, Brenda will spend her summer working alongside her faculty mentor, Dr. Shoshana Berenzon Gorn, at the National Psychiatric Institute in Mexico City, where her research will focus on improving access to mental health care for underserved communities. MHIRT is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, and is designed to train the next generation of researchers focused on reducing mental health disparities for U.S. Latinx communities. Kristin Yarris, assistant professor of international studies, is also an MHIRT Faculty Mentor.

Brenda was also awarded the distinguished and extremely competitive Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Award to teach in Madrid, Spain. Starting Fall 2018, Brenda will be working at an instituto (secondary school), where she will prepare students for the Global Classrooms (Model UN) project. Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.

Brenda’s Fulbright ETA award is funded by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Institute of International Education (IIE), and the Community of Madrid.

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Monday, April 23rd, 2018 Awards, Funding, Graduate students, News, Research No Comments

2018 CLLAS Graduate Research Series: Latinx & Latin American Studies Intersections: Migration, Indigeneity & Belonging

April 18, 2018
1:30 pmto4:30 pm

 

 

Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.

Presentations by Tinker Field Research Grant and CLLAS Research Grant awardees

Latinx & Latin American Studies Intersections: Migration, Indigeneity & Belonging

April 18, 2018, 1:30-4:30pm, Browsing Room

1:30-1:45 “Developing a Disability Legal Consciousness: Racism and Ableism in Special Education Advocacy,” Katie Warden, Department of Sociology

2:00-2:15 “The Receptacle of Ellipsis and Fragmentation: the Plural Acts of Deference of Arantza Cazalis Shuey and Aurora de Albornoz,” Nagore Sedano, Department of Romance Languages

2:15-2:45 Q&A

2:45-3:00 Break for coffee and snacks › Continue reading

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Monday, January 15th, 2018 Awards, Events, Research No Comments

CLLAS Graduate Student Grant Writing Workshop

January 23, 2018
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

 

 

Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies will hold its annual Grant Writing Workshop targeted toward graduate students on January 23, 2018.

Our presenters will share tips and strategies for writing successful research grant proposals. This will also be an opportunity to learn more about CLLAS’s summer 2018 grants for graduate students. Speakers will also answer questions about applying for Tinker Field Research Grants. For more information, please contact cllas@uoregon.edu.

Speakers include:

  • Gabriela Martínez, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Director of CLLAS
  • Erin Beck, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science.

See also: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/cllas-invites-graduate-grant-proposals-for-summer-research/

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