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CSWS Graduate Student Coffee Hour

October 22, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

10_22_14_CSWS_Grad_Coffee_Hour_WEBJane Grant Rm
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

Join us for conversation, coffee and food.  Meet with CSWS director Michael Hames-García to learn more about research grants, research interest groups, and other opportunities for graduate students through CSWS. We would also like to hear from you how CSWS can better serve the needs of graduate students.

Please RSVP to to help us know how much food and coffee to order. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society.

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Sacrificing Families: U.S. Policies and the Displacement of Central Americans

October 23, 2014
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Abrego Sacrificing Families CoverKnight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
Free & open to public

“Sacrificing Families: U.S. Policies and the Displacement of Central Americans”
with Leisy J. Abrego, Assistant Professor, UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies

Trained as a sociologist, Abrego studies families, Central American migration, and Latino immigrants’ lived experiences of U.S. immigration laws. She will be discussing insights from her book, Sacrificing Families: Navigating Laws, Labor, and Love Across Borders (Stanford University Press), which examines the economic and emotional well-being of immigrants and their families—both in the United States and in the home country—as these are shaped by immigration policies and gendered expectations.

This event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Américas Research Interest Group.

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The Truly Diverse Faculty: New Dialogues in American Higher Education, a new book coedited by Ernesto Martínez

Martinez_bookcover_WEBThe Truly Diverse Faculty: New Dialogues in American Higher Education
coedited by Stephanie Fryberg and Ernesto Javier Martínez (Palgrave MacMillan, October 2014, 320 pp)

Publisher’s synopsis
“Many universities in the twenty-first century claim ‘diversity’ as a core value, but fall short in transforming institutional practices. The disparity between what universities claim as a value and what they accomplish in reality creates a labyrinth of barriers, challenges, and extra burdens that junior faculty of color must negotiate, often at great personal and professional risk. This volume addresses these obstacles, first by foregrounding essays written by junior faculty of color and second by pairing each essay with commentary by senior university administrators. continue reading….

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A conversation on Digital “Globalization(s)” with Radhika Gajjala

October 23, 2014
2:00 pmto3:30 pm
Radhika Gajjala

Radhika Gajjala



230 Lawrence Hall
UO campus
open to all departments

Radhika Gajjala, aka Cyber Diva, is a professor of media and communication (joint appointed faculty in American Culture Studies) at Bowling Green State University. She is the author of Cyberculture and the Subaltern (Lexington Press, 2012) and Cyberselves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women (Altamira, 2004), and coeditor of the collections Cyberfeminism 2.0 (2012), Global Media Culture and Identity (2011), South Asian Technospaces (2008) and Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice (2008). 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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“Nature in Doubt: Intersex in a Chemical Era,” with Tyrone Hayes, Elizabeth Reis, and Kari Norgaard

October 24, 2014
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

Herbicides_n_Health_Flyer_WEB250 Clinical Services
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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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
Printable Flyer

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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