Category: Americas RIG

Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics

[ June 2, 2016; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus
Opening reception: 4:30-5:00
Talk: 5:00-6:30

“Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics”

with Jennifer Lawless

Dr. Jennifer Lawless is professor of government at American University. She focuses on gender politics in the United States and will discuss the finding of her most recent book, Running from Office: Why Young Americans […]

Irma Velásquez, “Activism and Social Change in Postwar Guatemala”

[ May 11, 2016; 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. ] Global Scholars Hall
Room 123 (Great Room)
Poster PDF

Irma Velásquez, “Activism and Social Change in Postwar Guatemala.”

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj will speak about activism and social change in postwar Guatemala in a talk at the Global Scholars Hall at 5 pm on May 11.

Irma Velásquez is a journalist, social anthropologist, and international spokeswoman who has been at […]

Combining Activism and Research: Synergies and Obstacles

[ May 10, 2016; 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. ] Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus
Poster PDF

Panel: Combining Activism and Research: Synergies and Obstacles

Presentations by:

Daniel HoSang, UO Department of Political Science
Lynn Stephen, UO Department of Anthropology
Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj is a journalist, social anthropologist, and international spokeswoman who has been at the forefront in struggles for respect for indigenous […]

Dr. Lynn Stephen’s book “We are the Face of Oaxaca” chosen for national award

March 11, 2015—A book authored by Professor Lynn Stephen, director, UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Delmos Jones and Jagna Scharff Memorial Book Award from the Society for the Anthropology of North America. We are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements (Duke University […]

Jessaca Leinaweaver: “Collaborative Research on Children, Caregiving, and Migration in Peru”

[ May 14, 2015; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Graduate Student Lounge
Susan Campbell Hall
1431 Johnson Lane
A Public Talk
Jessaca Leinaweaver conducts research in cultural anthropology and anthropological demography within Peru and the Peruvian diaspora. She has published on informal child fostering in the urban Andes, aging in Andean Peru, and transnational adoption and migration from Peru to Spain. She is an associate professor of anthropology […]

Sacrificing Families: U.S. Policies and the Displacement of Central Americans

[ October 23, 2014; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
Free & open to public

See also Globalization, Gender and Development Conference

“Sacrificing Families: U.S. Policies and the Displacement of Central Americans,” with Leisy J. Abrego, Assistant Professor, UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies. Trained as a sociologist, Abrego studies families, Central American migration, and Latino immigrants’ lived experiences of […]