Category: Americas RIG

Ileana Rodríguez-Silva: “Gender and Class in the Silencing of Race in Puerto Rico”

[ February 6, 2015; 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. ] Browsing Room, Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.   printable flyer
Public Talk

Ileana M. Rodríguez-Silva is an associate professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at the University of Washington, Department of History. She earned her B.A. at the Universidad de Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rodriguez-Silva is the […]

Cuban Filmmaker Marilyn Solaya to Screen “In the Wrong Body”

[ October 3, 2013; 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. October 4, 2013; 9:00 am to 10:30 am. ] “In The Wrong Body” tells the story of Mavi Susel, who underwent Cuba’s first gender reassignment operation in 1988. In addition this documentary explores such timely issues as the meaning of femininity in the macho and patriarchal society of Cuba.

Thursday Oct. 3: 4-5:30 p.m.
Public screening of documentary “In The Wrong Body” (RT 52 minutes) followed […]

CLLAS Guatemala Collaborative Team Receives Grant from UO Genocide Prevention Initiative

CLLAS Guatemala Collaborative Team Receives Grant from UO Genocide Prevention Initiative | CLLAS.
Photo by Greg Krupa
Editor’s Note: CSWS associate director Gabriela Martinez and advisory board member Michelle McKinley are members of the Guatemala collaborative team awarded this grant. The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) was incubated within CSWS before becoming an independent […]

“Women in War: The Case of El Salvador,” with Jocelyn Viterna

[ May 15, 2014; 3:30 pm to 4:50 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_18817" align="alignright" width="160"] Jocelyn Viterna[/caption]

Lawrence 166
1190 Franklin Blvd
UO campus
Flyer PDF

Waging war has historically been an almost exclusively male endeavor. Yet over the past several decades, women have joined insurgent armies in significant and surprising numbers. Why do women become guerrilla insurgents? What experiences do they have in guerrilla armies? What are the consequences of […]

Roundtable: Domestic Slavery and Servitude in the Americas

[ May 4, 2012; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus
Dangerous Dependencies
May 4 Program

Guest presenters include:

Michelle McKinley (University of Oregon, Law) “Dangerous Dependencies: Domestic Servitude and Degrees of Freedom in Seventeenth-Century Lima”
Rachel O’Toole (UC-Irvine, History) “Manumitted but not Free: Women Working to Freedom in Colonial Peru”
Nicole von Germeten, (Oregon State University, History) “Love Magic in the Kitchen: Slave Women, Spanish […]

Symposium: “Place and Displacement in African American Literature”

[ March 2, 2012; 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

Eve Dunbar (Vassar), “Place and Displacement in the Ethnographic and Literary Writings of Zora Neale Hurston”
Courtney Thorsson (U Oregon), “Vertamae Grosvenor’s Revolutionary Recipes”
Emily Lordi (U Mass), “’Move’: Literary Historiography and the Placing of Lucille Clifton”
Salamishah Tillet (U Penn), “African Mailman: Nina Simone, Africa, and a Global Civil Rights Aesthetics”
Jennifer Williams (Goucher […]