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Cambio Center News - October 2017


The University of Missouri's Cambio Center leads research and outreach on Latinos and changing communities.

What you'll find in this newsletter:

  • Support the Cambio Center Research Fund
  • November events at MU: Immigrants & Immigration Policy
  • Cambio Center Fellows News
  • Other Events & Opportunities - including speaker from Colombia on Wed. Oct 18 at 7pm

Support Student Research through the Cambio Center Research Fund
The Cambio Center Research Fund is used to support graduate student research on Latinos and immigrants. As friends of the Cambio Center know, the research agenda of the Cambio Center focuses on applied research designed to improve community well-being by better understanding and supporting the integration of newcomers and immigrants. Students work in partnership with an expert faculty member during a semester, with clear goals for outputs and results. All funds raised will go directly towards supporting the research efforts of these students.

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Check out the November events and activities at Mizzou
on Immigrants & Immigration Policy! 


Cambio Center Fellows News

We share news about our fellows on the Cambio Center Website, where you can find more details about the updates provided below. 


Welcoming New Fellows

J.S. Onésimo (Ness) Sandoval, Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Public and Social Policy Ph.D. program at Saint Louis University
Dr. Sandoval's primary research interests focus on the intersection of Demographic Techniques and Computational Spatial Science to study spatial inequality in American cities. His research projects include Latino Demography projects that study Latino Pueblos and Hyper-Pueblos, the geography of racialized Latinos, and Pan-Latino Populations. The research projects are unified by an underlying theoretical concern with the intersection of inequality, race, and space with a specific focus on how Latinidad shapes urban and rural places. His research projects demonstrate his willingness to foster a methodological pluralism that facilitates the study of time-honored questions in refreshing and innovative ways. He has consciously designed his projects to initiate a dialogue that promotes new directions for scholarship that interrogates the meaning of Latino (e.g., Latinx) as a social and demographic construct.
Link to his web page.

Welcome to New Student Fellows

Leticia Martinez, a PhD student in Educational, School & Counseling Psychology, MU

Nancy Muro, a PhD student in Educational, School & Counseling Psychology, MU


Cambio Center Fellows Updates:
Cambio Fellow and Assistant Professor of Literacy Angie Zapatahas received the 2017 Early Career Award from the Children’s Literature Assembly honoring her "extraordinary promise as a researcher and leader."

Student fellow Maria E. Rodriguez-Alcalá will be defending her dissertation, "The Role of Social Capital and Acculturation in Healthcare Access: The Case of Hispanics in Missouri" on Thursday, November 2 at 1pm in 217 Mumford Hall. Her dissertation defense is open to the public. Maria is a PhD student in Rural Sociology and her advisor is Dr. Sandy Rikoon.


Other Events & Opportunities


October 18
Carol Rojas - "Organizing after the Peace Accords: The Feminist Resistance in Colombia" 

Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm in Memorial Union Stotler Lounge
Co-sponsored by MU Voz Latina, Cambio Center, Peace Studies and the Multicultural Center.

October 20
The Department of Black Studies Research Roundtable

  Friday, October 20th, 2:00-3:00 pm in 325 Gentry Hall. 
Come join us as Dr. Ashley N. Woodson presents “No F***s Given”: Afropessimism, Racial Realism, and the Sufficiency of Black Kids.

October 19-21
MALAS 67th Annual Conference

Registration is open for the Midwest Association for Latin American Studies (MALAS) 2017 conference, "Borders and Bridges: Culture, Politics, and Resistance in the Americas", which will take place at the Webster University Gateway Campus in St. Louis, MO. Learn more and register here.

November 4
Un Baile! A dance fundraiser for Puerto Rico and Mexico Relief Efforts
Saturday, November 4, 7pm-1am at the Tiger Hotel Ballroom; flyer
Ages 18-21 - $10; Ages 21+ - $20.

November 6
“More Than One Story: Immigrants in the United States”
Monday, November 6 at 5:30 in Hill Hall Room 314
Panel, dinner, and discussion. Details will be available here.
Co-sponsored by The Bridge, MU Latino Graduate, Professional Network, and the Cambio Center

November 9
Chenoa Allen - "The Effects of State Omnibus Immigration Laws on Public Benefits Enrollment for Latino Children in Immigrant Families"
Chenoa Allen, Health Disparities Research Scholars, University of Wisconsin
November 9 at 12:30pm
Student Center Room 1209
Sponsored by the MU Population, Education and Health Center (PEHC).

January 23
“MU Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with featured speaker Junot Díaz”
Tuesday, January 23 at 7-8:30 PM in Jesse Auditorium. Find details here.
Sponsored by the MU Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity and the MLK Planning Committee.

February 15
MU Premiere of Film by Fellow Juanamaría Cordones-Cook
For the first time at the University of Missouri, Dr. Cordones-Cook's documentary África en la danza moderna cubana: Eduardo Rivero / Africa in  the Cuban Modern Dance: Eduardo Rivero will be screened on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7pm in the Leadership Auditorium in the Student Center.


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