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CSWS faculty affiliate Kemi Balogun awarded a Career Enhancement Fellowship

Kemi Balogun

Kemi Balogun

February 10, 2016—Kemi Balogun has received a six-month 2016 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WW). She will join the sixteenth cohort of Career Enhancement Fellows. Dr. Balogun is an assistant professor in the Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology at the University of Oregon. She is a faculty affiliate of the Center for the Study of Women in Society and the coordinator of the CSWS Gender in Africa and the African Diaspora Research Interest Group.

This half-year fellowship provides faculty members with support to pursue the scholarly research and writing essential to attaining tenure. It will allow Prof. Balogun to identify an established scholar in her field who will serve as her mentor and will join her in participating in the Career Enhancement Retreat on August 14–17, 2016.

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 #notmychildren: a queer productions soap opera symposium



Fan – Culture – Theory
 #notmychildren: a queer productions soap opera symposium



February 19, 2016
10:30 amto1:00 pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus
Eugene, OR 94703

QP-Flyer-FinalFan – Culture – Theory
#notmychildren: a queer productions soap opera symposium
sponsored by the University of Oregon English Department

Featuring:

  • Raquel Gutiérrez, Econo Textual Objects; radical schlock, butch obsession, nonprofit industrial complex critique; “Since Ten Years….”
  • Abigail De Kosnik,  “The Survival of Soap Opera”; popular media, particularly digital media, film and television, and fan studies.
  • + guest host Nick Davis,  “The Desiring-Image”; blogs, records podcasts, and reports on current films and film festivals all through the year.

Contact Professor Quinn Miller for accessibility questions at: qmmiller(at)uoregon.edu

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Racial Categories and Statistics: Can We Achieve Justice without Them?

February 18, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
Kim Williams

Kim Williams

110 Knight Law Center
1515 Agate St.
UO campus

Racial Categories and Statistics: Can We Achieve Justice without Them?
Featuring KIM WILLIAMS of Portland State University

Kim Williams is an associate professor of Political Science at Portland State University and the director of the Center for Women, Politics, and Policy in PSU’s Hatfield School of Government. Her research focuses on race and immigration in American politics. Williams is the author of Mark One or More: Civil Rights in Multiracial America (University of Michigan Press, 2006). She previously taught at the Harvard Kennedy School for 10 years.

In this event, Williams will be discussing the decision by federal officials allowing Americans to “mark one or more” racial categories on the 2000 census. Williams argues that this symbolic reform launched a multiracial movement with significant and unintended consequences.

This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center’s Public Affairs Speakers Series and is free and open to the public.

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Sangita Gopal: “The Aesthetics of Surface: Some reflections on the New Queer cinema in India”

March 2, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Jane Grant Conference Rm
330 Hendricks Hall
UO campus
PDF flyer

Gopal_noon_talk_flyerA CSWS Noon Talk

The Aesthetics of Surface: Some reflections on the New Queer cinema in India

Sangita Gopal, associate director of the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, will discuss her current research in a CSWS Noon Talk titled “The Aesthetics of Surface: Some reflections on the New Queer cinema in India.” The talk will take place on March 2, 2016 in the Jane Grant Conference Room at 330 Hendricks Hall on the UO campus. continue reading….

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Susan Reverby, “Escaping Melodrama:  How Should We Think about the Immoral Research Studies in Tuskegee and Guatemala?”

March 3, 2016
4:00 pmto5:30 pm
March 4, 2016
9:00 amto10:30 am

Public Lecture: Allen Hall 221
1020 University St.
UO campus
Workshop location: TBD
Poster PDF

Reverby-Large-PosterSusan M. Reverby—the Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and a professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College—will give a public lecture at the University of Oregon in Allen Hall 221 on March 3. Her lecture is titled,  “Escaping Melodrama: How Should We Think about the Immoral Research Studies in Tuskegee and Guatemala?”.  This talk is sponsored by the CSWS Narrative, Health, and Social Justice Research Interest Group (RIG).

As a historian of American health care, Dr. Reverby’s research has been on women’s health, women as health workers/professionals, and the ethics of public health and research. In recent years she completed a long commitment to writing about what is often called the infamous “Tuskegee” syphilis study, the four decades long (1932-72) U.S. Public Health Service research study in which African American men were deceived into believing they were being treated, not monitored, for their disease. She edited a book on this study called Tuskegee’s Truths: Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (2000).

Her own book on the study, Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy, appeared in 2009, winning three major academic awards. She was also part of the Legacy Committee that led to President Clinton offering a federal apology for this study in 1997. continue reading….

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Ms. Fembot 2016: A Digital Initiative for Civic Engagement

March 11, 2016toMarch 12, 2016

Save-the-date

 

  • FembotWebBanner1Come join the Fembot Collective, Ms. Magazine and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism for Ms. Fembot 2016: A Digital Initiative for Civic Engagement, two days of feminist innovation, education, and collaboration!
  • Friday, March 11th, Ms. Magazine, Beverly Hills: Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to contribute figures, movements, organizations, and ideas historically marginalized because of gender, race, and sexuality into Wikipedia. Help us make sure that the virtual world of free and accessible knowledge offers a gender inclusive history. This year’s edit-a-thon will feature a special collaborative group focusing on writing the history of women’s athletics into Wikipedia!
  • Saturday, March 12th, USC, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism: Un-Conference on Digital Tools for Civic Engagement to introduce digital tools and create ways to harness, hack, and expand them for feminist scholarship and civic engagement. Sessions will lay the groundwork for the Fembot Collective’s textbook on Digital Tools for Civic Engagement, which will be collaboratively authored by the workshop’s participants.

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