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“To Gain Title to Our Bodies: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance in the Civil Rights Era,” a lecture by Danielle McGuire

May 28, 2015
3:30 pmto4:30 pm

McGuireflyer_WEB 375 McKenzie Hall
1101 Kincaid St.
UO campus
Free public lecture

Danielle McGuire argues that Black women’s protests against sexual assault and interracial rape fueled the modern civil rights movement and that even the most well-known movement campaigns — the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott, the 1964 Freedom Summer, and the 1965 Selma March — are rooted in the struggle for bodily integrity and the defense of Black womanhood.

Danielle McGuire, Wayne State University, is the author of: At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (Knopf, 2010) and Freedom Rights: New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement (University Press of Kentucky, 2011). continue reading….

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The Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship

September 1, 2015
2015_Le_Guin_Fellowship_flyer_briefDeadline 5 p.m.


Le Guin Fellowship printable flyer
The 2015-16 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, Robert D. Clark Honors College, and University of Oregon Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Application deadline is Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Purpose: The intention of the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship is to encourage research within collections in the area of feminist science fiction. The UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) houses the papers of authors Ursula K. Le Guin, Joanna Russ, Kate Wilhelm, Suzette Haden Elgin, Sally Miller Gearhart, Kate Elliot, Molly Gloss, Laurie Marks, and Jessica Salmonson, along with Damon Knight. SCUA is also in the process of acquiring the papers of James Tiptree, Jr. and other key feminist science fiction authors. For more about these collections, visit http://library.uoregon.edu/node/3524. continue reading….

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Dr. Sangita Gopal Chosen as Incoming CSWS Associate Director

Dr. Sangita Gopal

Dr. Sangita Gopal

April 16, 2015—Dr. Sangita Gopal, whose research, as she describes it, “is located at the intersection of feminist media studies, postcolonial studies and globalization,” has been chosen for a two-year term as associate director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon starting in Fall 2015. An associate professor in the UO Department of English and the Cinema Studies Program, Dr. Gopal has been teaching at UO since 2004. Dr. Gopal is the author of Conjugations: Marriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012), which “explored how cinema reimagined its representations of marriage in order to register shifts in gender identity and social relations activated by the socio-economic processes of globalization.” continue reading….

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Michelle McKinley wins the Ligia Parra Jahn Award

Michelle McKinley

Michelle McKinley

UO law professor and CSWS affiliate Michelle McKinley is the 2014 winner of the Ligia Parra Jahn Award. This award is given for the best publication (book or article) on women’s history or publication written by a woman and published in 2014 that began as a Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (RMCLAS) presentation. Dr. McKinley was chosen as the winner for her Journal of Family History article: “Illicit Intimacies: Virtuous Concubinage in Colonial Lima.”

Dr. McKinley is the Bernard K. Kliks Professor of Law at the University of Oregon and a former advisory board member of the Center for the Study of Women in Society. She teaches immigration law and policy, refugee and asylum law. She publishes on public international law and Latin American legal history. Currently she is a fellow in residence at Princeton University, where she is working on her monograph on enslaved women in colonial Latin America and their attempts to litigate claims to freedom. continue reading….

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Now live from Fembot: Ada Issue no. 7, Open Call!

issue7cover-smallNow live: Ada Issue no. 7, Open Call!

Issue no. 7: Open Call
Edited by Carol Stabile and Radhika Gajjala (CFP), April, 2015
Cover illustration by David McCallum.

CSWS is delighted to announce the publication of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Issue 7, edited by Carol Stabile and Radhika Gajjala, and published online by the Fembot Collective, which is supported by funding from the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society. http://adanewmedia.org/issues/issue-archives/issue7/

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UO Law Professor Michelle McKinley Awarded a 2015 Fulbright Fellowship

Michelle McKinley

Michelle McKinley

March 31, 2015—Michelle McKinley, an associate professor in the University of Oregon School of Law and a long-time faculty affiliate and board member of the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, has been named a 2015 Fulbright Fellow. This prestigious fellowship will support the expansion of McKinley’s work on Hispanic urban slavery to Cartagena, Colombia and the viceroyalty of Nuevo Granada (now Bogotá). continue reading….

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Bread 101 Wins a 2015 Pedagogy Award

Jennifer Burns Bright

Jennifer Burns Bright

The five-member teaching team for “Bread 101,” an interdisciplinary Clark Honors College class taught during the 2013-14 Academic Year, has won the 2015 Pedagogy Award from the national food studies organization, the Association for the Study of Food in Society. The committee cited the team’s innovative approach to teaching food.

The team was made up of University of Oregon faculty members Judith Eisen, neuroscientist; Miriam Deutsch, physicist; Eleanor Vandegrift, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) educator; Jennifer Burns Bright, literature Scholar and food writer; and Karen Guillemin, microbiologist. Jennifer Burns Bright was the originator of the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Food in the Field Research Interest Group, which helped pave the way for the UO Food Studies Program. She will be leading a conversation with bestselling Farm City author Novella Carpenter and teaching a writing workshop during the annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium May 7 – 9, 2015, this year aptly titled “Our Daily Bread: Women’s Stories of Food & Resilience.”

Dr. Burns Bright provided the following information about the award: continue reading….