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Three CSWS affiliates receive UO Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards

Three CSWS faculty affiliates have been named recipients of the University of Oregon Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards for AY 2014-15. They are among 13 UO faculty members chosen for this award.

The three are CSWS advisory board member Elizabeth Reis, professor and head, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Lynn Stephen, professor, Department of Anthropology, and director, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies; and Elizabeth Stormshak, professor, Counseling Psychology and Human Services.

For a full listing of recipients, go to: Office of Academic Affairs newsletter. continue reading….

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Homelessness and Home: videos on homeless women in Eugene

Jana Thrift, videographer

Jana Thrift, videographer

Homelessness and Home is the website of the Community Philosophy Institute in the UO Philosophy Department. The purpose of the website is “to support creative, intellectual, and practical address of the problems of homelessness. The UO Community Philosophy Institute seeks to consider contemporary homelessness in our own community of Eugene, Oregon, and beyond.”

The Center for the Study of Women in Society provided some of the funding for the making of videos about homeless women in Eugene. Jana Thrift is the videographer. Naomi Zack, professor, Department of Philosophy, is chair of the Community Philosophy Institute Homelessness Organizing Committee.

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CSWS Position Office Specialist 2 closes October 23

The Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) at the University of Oregon invites applications for a full-time Assistant to the Director (Office Specialist 2). To apply, read the full description and follow instructions at this link:

Closing date: Thursday, October 23, 2014

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“Nature in Doubt: Intersex in a Chemical Era,” with Tyrone Hayes, Elizabeth Reis, and Kari Norgaard

October 24, 2014
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

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901 E. 18th
UO campus

PANEL: “Nature in Doubt: Intersex in a Chemical Era”

Professor Tyrone Hayes will participate on a panel with CSWS advisory board member Elizabeth Reis, professor and head, UO Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, concerning the implications of his work in the field of gender studies. Kari Norgaard, professor, UO Department of Sociology, will respond to the panel as they consider the notion and rhetoric of “natural” in an environment exposed to hormone-altering herbicides.

The above panel is part of the Herbicides and Community Health Conference featuring Dr. Hayes, professor of integrative biology at University of California, Berkeley.

Cosponsors include the UO Environmental Studies Program, Oregon Humanities Center, Hill Fund, Beyond Toxics, Environmental Science Institute, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Center for the Study of Women and Society, Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Philosophy, Coalition Against Environmental Racism, and the Environmental Humanities RIG. continue reading….

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Globalization, Gender, and Development Conference

October 23, 2014
5:00 pmto6:00 pm
October 24, 2014
4:00 pmto7:30 pm

Gender-and-Development-Poster_WEBThese events open to the public. See Conference Website for more information.

SCHEDULE Highlights

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

5:00pm  Keynote address with Irene Tinker and Jane Jaquette: Women, Gender and Development: Past Insights, Future Possibilities: 30 minute talk with 15-20 minutes for questions/comments (open to the public; Knight Library Browsing Room)

Friday, October 24th, 2014

4:00-5:45pm Panel 4: Gender, Migration and Care Work: Paid and Unpaid  (open to the public; Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art) continue reading….

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Scholar Rosemarie Garland-Thomson Headlines UO Disability Studies Forum

October 30, 2014
11:00 amto1:00 pm
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

Keynote Luncheon (must RSVP), held 11-1,
Ford Alumni Center
Community Conversation, 3-5 pm, Gerlinger Lounge
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disability_forum_flye_WEBProfessor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson of Emory University, one of the most influential and respected figures in disability studies, will present her current research on the bioethics of technology at the second annual UO Disability Studies Forum. The forum consists of two events this year:

  • Keynote Luncheon featuring Prof. Garland-Thomson’s speech, 11-1, Ford Alumni Center. Attendance at the keynote luncheon is by RSVP to Last year’s event filled up quickly, so please send requests early.
  • Community Conversation, 3-5 pm, Gerlinger Lounge. UO faculty members will share their work and visions for the growth of disability studies at the University of Oregon. Prof. Garland-Thomson will serve as respondent. Prof. Allison Hobgood of Willamette University and Prof. Jose Alaniz of the University of Washington will also report on their work in disability studies at other institutions in the Pacific Northwest.

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Fembot Books Aren’t Dead Interview: Gendering the Recession: Media and Culture in the Age of Austerity

gendering_the_recession_bookcoverBooks Aren’t Dead (BAD) interview for October 2014 is now uploaded on the Fembot website. In this month’s interview Lauren DeCarvalho (assistant professor, University of Arkansas) talks with Diane Negra (professor, University College Dublin) and Yvonne Tasker (professor, University of East Anglia), coeditors of Gendering the Recession: Media and Culture in the Age of Austerity (Duke University Press, 2014). You can listen to this interview here <>. continue reading….