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Bienvenidos, Benvindos

Latin America is one of the most diverse and interesting regions in the world. The variety of peoples, cultures, languages, and environments makes the study of Latin America an exciting intellectual adventure. At the UO, students can earn a B.A. degree in Latin American Studies. A minor in Latin American Studies is also available. Our students receive a first-rate interdisciplinary training with study abroad and internship opportunities in seven different countries and language instruction in Spanish and Portuguese. Core courses in Latin American Studies (LAS) are complemented by courses drawn from departments and programs such as History, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, Geography, Journalism, Spanish, Portuguese, International Studies, and Environmental Studies. Read more…


Activities

A Bold Peace

On February 16, 6-8:00 pm in the Mills International Center, (M102 Erb Memorial Union at the UO), Sociology Professor Michael Dreiling will screen his award winning documentary, A Bold Peace, on the impact of Costa Rica’s radical choice of national disarmament. President Oscar Arias is featured in the film and will visit the campus on March 10. Comments and a Q&A will follow the film.

 Mark your calendar for PeaceJam’s program featuring Nobel Peace Laureate and former Costa Rican president, Oscar Arias. Arias will deliver a public lecture at the UO on March 10th 6-8pm in Ford

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LALISA Conference: April 13-15

Program will be posted here soon!

From Catalonia to California, Cuba, Chile, to all the many areas impacted by the long Iberian expansion that started in the 15th century, the foundational divisions of center and periphery have constituted cultural and social spaces where languages, bodies, ethnicities, and alternate mappings have resisted colonial hegemonic practices and institutions. According to Mexican philosopher Leopoldo Zea (1912-2004) the peripheral mappings within which Spain and Portugal were placed in the early modern period positioned their colonial territories at “the periphery

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Balbuena Publishes Homeless Tongues

Homeless Tongues: Poetry and Languages of the Sephardic Diaspora

Finalist for the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards in the category of Sephardic Culture, sponsored by the Jewish Book Council.

This book examines a group of multicultural Jewish poets to address the issue of multilingualism within a context of minor languages and literatures, nationalism, and diaspora. It introduces three writers working in minor or threatened languages who challenge the usual consensus of Jewish literature: Algerian Sadia Lévy, Israeli Margalit Matitiahu, and Argentine Juan Gelman. Each of them—Lévy in

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