Category: Latino/a and Latin American Studies

Roundtable will address immigrant and refugee rights issues

Roundtable will address immigrant and refugee rights issues | Around the O
April 10, 2017 (From Around the O) — With plight of immigrants and refugees an issue of rising concern, the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society will host a roundtable bringing together academic experts and Oregon-based immigration lawyers.
The discussion, “Achieving Justice: […]

Fractional Freedoms: CSWS to Celebrate Director Michelle McKinley’s New Book

[ May 25, 2017; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] On May 25, CSWS will celebrate the release of Director Michelle McKinley’s book, Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600-1700 (Cambridge University Press, October 2016).

The book explores domestic slavery and what Professor McKinley terms “fractional freedoms” in the context of colonial Peru.

Professor McKinley, in addition to running CSWS, is also the […]

CLLAS Receives Tinker Foundation Grant for Graduate Student Funding

University of Oregon is Now a Tinker University
The Board of Directors of the Tinker Foundation <http://www.tinker.org> has approved a matching grant of $10,000—renewable for three years—to the University of Oregon to initiate a Tinker Field Research Grants Program within the Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS). Thanks to matching funds being contributed from […]

Juana Maria Rodriguez to deliver Sally Miller Gearheart Lecture

[ January 27, 2017; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. ] Crater Lake South
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus
“Feeling Photography, Visualizing Testimony, Imagining Alterity”
Keynote, Sally Gearheart Lecture, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oregon

Professor Juana Maria Rodriguez, University of California, Berkeley

Abstract: This paper considers two books of photography that document the lives of the residents of a home for elderly sex workers in Mexico […]

“Gender Justice in Guatemala: Advances and Challenges,” with Erin Beck and Lynn Stephen

[ January 19, 2017; 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Room 119
UO campus

UO professors Erin Beck and Lynn Stephen will discuss their research in a CLLAS Faculty Collaborative Research talk titled “Gender Justice in Guatemala: Advances and Challenges.” The talk will take place in Room 119 in the Erb Memorial Union on January 19, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.

Presentation Focus
“In Guatemala, a woman […]

Sephardic Cultures class to focus on Ladino music

[ October 10, 2016; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_24914" align="alignright" width="300"] Guy Mendilow Ensemble[/caption]

Public Lecture: October 10, 6:00 pm, 145 Straub Hall, 1451 Onyx Street; “Myths, Lies and Truths: The Re-Invention of Ladino Song as Ancient”

Concert: October 9, 7:30 pm at The Shedd; “Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom”

Class: October 10, 12:00-1:50pm, 30 Pacific, UO campus: “Introduction to Ladino song”

As part of her […]