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CSWS Research Grant Deadline

January 20, 2015

Thinking about applying for a research grant? UO faculty and graduate students from any academic discipline are eligible to apply for CSWS research grants—so long as your research is related to women and gender.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. January 20, 2015, for research expenses incurred from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Grant guidelines and applications can be accessed online. continue reading….

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Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles—a new book by Alaí Reyes-Santos

Reyes-Santos_bookcoverThe research for this new book by Alaí Reyes-Santos, assistant professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, was supported in part by a CSWS Faculty Research Grant.

Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles, by Alaí Reyes-Santos
(Rutgers University Press, November 2014) 232 pages

Publisher’s synopsis

“Beset by the forces of European colonialism, US imperialism, and neoliberalism, the people of the Antilles have had good reasons to band together politically and economically, yet not all Dominicans, Haitians, and Puerto Ricans have heeded the calls for collective action. So what has determined whether Antillean solidarity movements fail or succeed? In this comprehensive new study, Alaì Reyes-Santos argues that the crucial factor has been the extent to which Dominicans, Haitians, and Puerto Ricans imagine each other as kin. continue reading….

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CSWS Announces 2014-15 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellows

Professor Jennifer Rea

Professor Jennifer Rea

November 13, 2014—A classics professor and a PhD candidate in English, both from southeastern U.S. universities, have been named as recipients of the second annual Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship. Professor Jennifer Rea is an associate professor of classics at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Andrew Ferguson is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Virginia.

The fellowship is named for literary superstar Ursula K. Le Guin, whose appearance as keynote author at the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in November 2013 inspired its development. continue reading….

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Native Studies Research Colloquium — Lynn Stephen

December 1, 2014
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
Professor Lynn Stephen (photo by Michael McDermott)

Professor Lynn Stephen (photo by Michael McDermott)



Many Nations Longhouse
1630 Columbia St.
UO campus
Free & open to the public
(Bring Your Own Lunch)

“Transborder Gendered Violence and Resistance: Indigenous Women Migrants Seeking U.S. Asylum”

a talk by Dr. Lynn Stephen, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, and Director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) at the University of Oregon

Professor Lynn Stephen’s scholarly work has centered the impact of globalization, migration, nationalism and the politics of culture on indigenous communities in the Americas. Her multi-leveled approach, which engages political-economy, ethnohistory, and ethnography, has provided a hemispheric lens on major challenges faced by indigenous peoples such as out-migration, tourism, economic development, and low-intensity war and their creative responses to these challenges. continue reading….

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Noon Talk: Michael Hames-García

December 3, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm
Michael Hames-García / photo by Ernesto Javier Martínez

Michael Hames-García / photo by Ernesto Javier Martínez



Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.
UO campus

CSWS director Michael Hames-García will talk about his research in the cozy setting of the Jane Grant Conference Room on Wednesday, December 3, at noon. Dr. Hames-García is a professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at University of Oregon. This is a brown-bag event.

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Running from Peril, Chasing Hope: Central American Children and the Refugee Crisis

December 3, 2014
2:00 pmto8:00 pm

Ford Alumni Center
1720 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

CEQP-poster-SYMPOSIUMA symposium to start a dialogue, grow awareness, and plan for action

Visit our website:

  • 2:00–4:00 P.M. Plenary Session featuring local experts and faculty members who will lead a discussion of the complex issues surrounding immigration policy and its impact on children and families
  • 4:30–6:30 P.M. Featured Speakers: Julie Lopez, journalist from Guatemala and Jennifer Podkul, senior program officer for the Migrant Rights and Justice Program, part of the Women’s Refugee Commission.
  • 6:30–8:00 P.M. Call to Community Action tabling and reception(refreshments served)

CSWS associate director Gabriela Martinez (School of Journalism and Communication) will be one of the discussion leaders.

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Fembot’s November 2014 Books Aren’t Dead Interview: Asian American Women’s Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging

temple_thoma_asianamericanNovember 15, 2014—Fembot’s Books Aren’t Dead (BAD) interview for November 2014 is now uploaded on the Fembot website.

In this month’s interview, Kelly Adams (PhD candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison) talks with Pamela Thoma (associate professor, Washington State University), author of Asian American Women’s Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging (Temple University Press, 2014).

You can listen to this interview at:

Fembot is a CSWS special project.