Center for Latino/Latina Studies and Engagement (CL@SE)
Designed to meet the research and outreach needs relating to Oregon’s growing Latino population, CL@SE integrates studies of Latino communities in the United States with analyses of their histories, politics, cultures and societies, officials say. Among the research themes that will be explored are colonialism, race, gender, nationalism, globalism, immigration, economic development, language and identity.
CL@SE’s mission is to seek common ground by promoting engaged research and outreach devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding of Latino contributions and the issues surrounding this population in our state, region and beyond.
We encourage engaged scholarship and research defined as collaborative, trans-disciplinary, and community oriented with mutually beneficial outcomes; furthering both theoretical and applied knowledge to solve real world problems.