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March 25, 2017

Speak Spanish? Portuguese? Consider a Major or Minor in Latin American Studies

Investigate why Frida Kahlo’s paintings are so enduringly popular. Dive into the world of Latin American soccer. Separate fact from fiction in the biography of Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Sample popular dishes in countries across Latin America. The Latin American Studies Program offers an in-depth look at the richness and diversity of a vast area and its people. Whether pre–Columbian art, the striking wonder of the Amazon rainforest, or the history of colonialism tugs at your heartstrings, you’ll be forever changed by your newfound knowledge.

Take advantage of study abroad programs where you’ll travel to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, or other exciting places to sharpen your language skills and become familiar with new cultures. In Eugene, you can volunteer for a variety of organizations such as Centro Latino Americano, a local bilingual multicultural agency dedicated to helping the Latino community, or become politically active with the Latin American Solidarity Committee. UO students have also worked with the local school districts to mentor youth. Others have volunteered at Siempre Amigos, which provides health services to survivors of torture and political violence.

You’ll delve into politics, literature, science, ecology, and other engaging topics in courses such as Caribbean Migrants in the Literary Imagination or The Cold War in Latin America. Learn from top-notch scholars who offer encouragement in a supportive atmosphere.

Due to its inherently interdisciplinary training, our undergraduate major in Latin American Studies provides a thorough grounding in the languages, history, geography, and some of the central cultural and socio-economic issues at stake in the region. Career opportunities for students completing a degree in Latin American studies are available through such avenues as research centers, private foundations working in the area, international businesses, international nongovernmental organizations (including human-rights and environmental organizations), the Peace Corps, the United States Foreign Service, international aid programs, the United Nations and other international organizations.

June 22, 2016

Millar awarded fellowship at National Library of Portugal

Assistant Professor of Spanish Lanie Millar was awarded a month-long research fellowship at the National Library of Portugal in summer 2016.
Millar will be working in the government archives from the Salazar/ Estado Novo dictatorship (1933-1974), to examine how the Portuguese government was tracking international leftist networks that involved intellectuals from the Portuguese African colonies in the mid-twentieth century. This research will help Millar illuminate how contemporary Angolan literature responds to ideas developed in Portugal about the colonies and their subjects.
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April 14, 2016

Brazilian author Salgado Maranhão and his translator Alexis Levitin

Monday, April 18th, RL, LAS and Translation Studies will host Brazilian Poet Salgado Maranhão and translator Alexis Levitin on our campus. We will have a Brown Bag @ 12pm at the Mills International Center and a public bilingual reading/discussion at 4:30pm at the Browsing Room in the Knight Library. I hope you can join us for some of these event! Find below a short bio on both Salgado Maranhão and Alexis Levitin.
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Salgado Maranhão won the prestigious Prêmio Jabuti in 1999 with Mural of Winds. In 2011, The Color of the Word won the Brazilian Academy of Letters highest poetry award. In 2014, the Brazilian PEN Club chose his recent collection, Mapping the Tribe, as best book of poetry for the year. In 2015 the Brazilian Writers Union gave him first prize, again for The Color of the Word. His newest book is Opera of Nos, launching in September in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to ten books of poetry, he has written song lyrics and made recordings with some of Brazil’s leading jazz and pop musicians. His work has appeared in numerous magazines in the USA, including Bitter Oleander, BOMB, Cream City Review, Dirty Goat, Florida Review, Massachusetts Review, and Spoon River Poetry Review. Here in the USA, he is represented by two bilingual collections of poetry: Blood of the Sun (Milkweed Editions, 2012) and Tiger Fur (White Pine Press, 2015).
Alexis Levitin’s thirty-nine books of translation include Clarice Lispector’s Soulstorm and Eugenio de Andrade’s Forbidden Words, both from New Directions. Recent books include Salgado Maranhão’s Blood of the Sun (Milkweed Editions, 2012), Eugenio de Andrade’s The Art of Patience (Red Dragonfly Press, 2013), Ana Minga’s Tobacco Dogs (The Bitter Oleander Press, 2013), Santiago Vizcaino’s Destruction in the Afternoon (Diálogos Books, 2015), Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen’s Exemplary Tales (Tagus Press, 2015) and Salgado Maranhão’s Tiger Fur (White Pine Press, 2015). In 2012, Levitin and Maranhao completed a three month reading tour of the USA, visiting over fifty colleges and other institutions. In tre spring of 2016, they will be reading from Blood of the Sun and Tiger Fur in the Northeast, the Midwest, and the West Coast.

February 18, 2014

Carnevale 2014, February 17th-21st

French, Italian, and Portuguese faculty from the Romance Languages Department will lead a week long series of events to celebrate Carnevale 2014.  All events will be held in the Global Scholars Hall on the University of Oregon campus.  Learn to cook French Liege Waffles!  Learn to dance the Capoeira! Watch a movie!

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May 1, 2013

Brazil: Culture, Race, and Politics- Spring Speaker Series

Spring 2013 Latin American Studies Spring Speaker Series on “Brazil: Culture, Race, and Politics” kicks off on Monday, May 6.  View the complete schedule below for details about this comprehensive series of events.  Questions?  Contact Carlos Aguirre in the Latin American Studies Department at: caguirre@uoregon.edu

Brazil: Culture, Race, and Politics Complete Schedule

Monday, May 6:
“Black Women Against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil”
Keisha-Khan Perry (Brown University)
3:30 p.m., Browsing Room, Knight Library

Thursday, May 9:
“Democracy, Development, and the Puzzling Success of Brazil”
Peter Kingstone (King’s College London)
4:00 p.m., 112 Lillis

Thursday, May 16:
“Speaking of Flowers: Commemorating 1968 Military Brazil”
Victoria Langland (UC Davis)
3:30 p.m., Browsing Room, Knight Library

Thursday, May 23:
“Beyond the Punishment Paradigm: Mapping Africa and Brazil During Samba’s ‘Golden Age’ (1920s-1940s)”
Marc Hertzman (Columbia University)
3:30 p.m., 240C McKenzie


Joáo Melo to lead two events on UO Campus, Friday, May 31st, 10am & Noon

João Melo will participate in a multilingual roundtable discussion around the topic “Cultural Dissemination Through Translation” Friday, May 31 from 10-11 am EMU Metolius room.

At 12pm, João Melo will give a public lecture entitled “Angolan Culture and Literature: From the Local to the Universal” also in the EMU Metolius room.  This talk will be in Portuguese with simultaneous translation to English.  A reception will follow.  All students and faculty are welcome.

João Melo has published twelve works of poetry, most recently Cântico da terra e dos homens (2010), five works of fiction, including O homen que não tira o palito da boca (2009) and the book of essays Jornalismo e política (1991) as well as contributions to the Angolan journals ABC, Jornal de Angola and Lavra e Oficina, the Gazette of the Angolan Writers Union. He received an honorable mention for the Sonangol Prize in Literature in 1996. He has worked as a journalist for the National Radio of Angola, has directed several  media outlets such as the Angola Press Agency-ANGOP, the Jornal de Angola and O Correio da Semana, and currently heads the communications firm Movimento. He is a founding member of the Angolan Writers Union and is a representative in the Angolan National Assembly.

For further information or questions, please contact Lanie Millar at lmillar@uoregon.edu

May 15, 2012

Study Portuguese in UO Dept Romance Languages starting Fall 2012

Beginning in Fall 2012, UO students can take beginning and intermediate Portuguese in the Department of Romance Languages. Watch this video to learn more about our Portuguese instructors and UO students’ experience studying Portuguese at the UO and abroad. Questions? Contact Simone Da Silva, Supervisor of the Portuguese program, at simone@uoregon.edu, or call 6-4011

Click here to see UO Schedule of Classes listings for Portuguese courses Fall 2012


Directed by local filmmaker David Nieto Wenzell, director of La llamada (2012)



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