Category: Latino/a and Latin American Studies

New Book: “Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty” by Ana-Maurine Lara

Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty, by Ana-Maurine Lara (SUNY Press, Afro-Latinx Futures Series, 2020, 200 pages). “Theoretically wide-ranging and deeply personal and poetic, Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty is based on more than three years of fieldwork in the Dominican Republic. Ana-Maurine Lara draws on her engagement in traditional ceremonies, observations of national Catholic celebrations, […]

New Book: “Streetwalking” by Ana-Maurine Lara

Streetwalking: LGBTQ Lives and Protest in the Dominican Republic, by Ana-Maurine Lara (Rutgers University Press, 2020, 258 pages). This book “is an exploration of the ways that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer persons exercise power in a Catholic Hispanic heteropatriarchal nation-state, namely the Dominican Republic. Lara presents the specific strategies employed by LGBTQ community leaders […]

Latino Roots class makes documentaries through remote teaching

Latino Roots student Kate Weiss on Zoom office hours with professor Lynn Stephen.

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published April 20, 2020 in Around the O. Lynn Stephen and Gabriela Martínez are CSWS Faculty Affiliates.

“Rich and crazy” is how Sergio B. Sanchez describes the street art he observed growing up in his Chicano community of Santa Ana, California.

Sanchez is now a University of Oregon senior who aspires […]

Postponed: John Collins, “Recent Crises in Representation and Racialized Mediation”

NOTE: This talk will be rescheduled for AY 2020-21.

Race, Ethnicities, and Inequalities Colloquium

John Collins, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Queens College & the CUNY Graduate Center

Since the mid-1990s, John Collins has conducted ethnographic research on UNESCO world heritage sites, urban restoration programs, and their relationships to national histories and racial politics in Brazil. This gave rise […]

Ernesto Martínez’s short film a finalist

Ernesto Martínez’s short film, La Serenata, is a finalist in the Imagen Foundation Short Film and Web Series Awards.

You can support this film by voting below and inviting friends and family to vote as well (one vote per 24 hours). You could also watch the film at this site: https://www.imagen.org/vote/short-films/

Film synopsis: two parents struggle with […]

CLLAS Poetry Slam & Teach-In with Melissa Lozada-Oliva

[ October 9, 2019; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
A teach-in and poetry slam on the UO campus

CLLAS Teach-In: Language and Poetry as Resistance, October 9, 10am-11am, Knight Library Browsing Room

CLLAS Latinx Heritage Month Poetry Slam by Melissa Lozada-Oliva, October 9, 4pm-5pm, 240C McKenzie Hall

Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a spoken-word poet, author, and educator. Her book Peluda (Button Poetry 2017) explores the intersections of Latina identity, feminism, […]