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Screening of the CSWS Documentary “Agents of Change”

April 23, 2014
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

2013-Agents-of-Change-DVD-cover_WEBFenton 110
1021 E. 13th Ave., UO campus
Flyer PDF

Screening of documentary followed by Q & A with director Gabriela Martínez and co-producer Sonia De La Cruz. Free and open to the public.

Agents of Change: A legacy of feminist research, teaching, and activism at the University of Oregon, by Gabriela Martínez and Sonia De La Cruz (Creative Commons, copyright 2013)

Agents of Change chronicles the development of the University of Oregon Center for the Study of Women in Society and the UO Department of Women’s and Gender Studies within the broader context of the women’s movement. By 1970, women faculty members across universities in the United States were beginning to teach the first women’s studies courses, while also taking on the fight for pay equity and affirmative action in hiring. continue reading….

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Brown Bag Discussion: “Feminist Approaches to Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Violence”

April 23, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

_Brown-Bag-April-23-flyerJane Grant  Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

A Brown Bag Discussion: “Feminist Approaches to Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Violence”

According to UO President Gottfredson’s message dated Dec. 7, 2012, “Oregon law requires that all University employees with credible evidence that any form of prohibited discrimination by or against students, faculty or staff is occurring have a duty to report that information. ‘Prohibited discrimination’ includes discrimination, and discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual assault. Reports are to be made to the employee’s supervisor or to the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity.”

Please join CSWS staff and affiliates for a brown bag discussion of the importance of reporting sexual violence from a feminist perspective, as well as to develop strategies for how to report in a way that’s mindful of the needs of survivors.

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CSWS Director Carol A. Stabile Receives 2014 ACLS Fellowship

Carol Stabile

Carol Stabile

Carol A. Stabile, director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon, has been awarded a prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship for 2014. A professor in the UO School of Journalism and Communication and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Dr. Stabile was selected for her book project, “Pink Channels: Women and the Broadcast Blacklist.”

Based on archival research on women working in television in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Stabile’s book “examines the forms of employment progressive women were seeking in the new industry, as well as the opposition they faced from anti-communist men and women opposed to viewpoints they considered un-American.” continue reading….

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Ruth Milkman — “Gender and Labor: Comparing the Great Depression and the Great Recession”

April 23, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm
Professor Ruth Milkman

Professor Ruth Milkman

Living Learning Center
Room 101
Free & open to the public

A talk by Ruth Milkman, professor of sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Professor Milkman’s talk and her current research revisit a topic she explored early in her career: the impact of economic crisis on women workers. Through a comparative analysis of the gender dynamics of the 1930s Great Depression and the recent Great Recession, she is assessing the changes and continuities in gender, work, and family in the United States over the past century. Professor Milkman’s talk is being co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Department of History, Center for the Study of Women and Society, UO Labor Education and Research Center, and Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. continue reading….

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Fembot’s Ada, Issue 4, Now Available Online

adajournalcover4Issue 4 of Ada, “Peer Review and its Discontents: Peer Review, Publishing, and the Politics of the Open,” edited by Bryce Peake and Karen Estlund, is now available on The issue features a collection of critical reflections, research, institutional memories, and alternative approaches to the concept of peer review.

Ada is a feminist, multimodal, peer reviewed journal that examines the intersections of gender, new media, and technology. It is a publication of the Fembot Collective, and the product of countless hours of volunteer labor on the part of senior and junior scholars and graduate students around the world. Fembot is a special project of the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society.

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Jenée Wilde Awarded CSWS Fellowship for Research on Science Fiction and Bisexuality

Jeneé Wilde

Jeneé Wilde

Jenée Wilde, a PhD candidate in English and Folklore, has received the 2014-15 Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship for her interdisciplinary research project on bisexual representation, science fiction, and the overlaps among bisexual and fan communities.

Awarded by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the Jane Grant Fellowship includes a $12,000 stipend, tuition remission and insurance for the 2014-15 academic year.

In addition, Wilde received a Sherwood Research/Travel Award from the Department of English to attend the 2014 Project Narrative Summer Institute at the Ohio State University, where she plans to workshop part of her dissertation. continue reading….

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Opening of “Recipe: The Kitchen and Laboratory in the West, 1400-2000”

April 22, 2014
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

invitation-ginger-small_WEBBrowsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Please consider yourselves warmly invited to the opening of “Recipe: The Kitchen and Laboratory in the West, 1400-2000,” an exhibition of rare books and ephemera in the collections of the UO Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) in Knight Library.

The exhibit covers 600 years of documenting the practice of experimentation — ranging from extraordinary illustrated works cataloguing botanical materials for medicines to photographed cakes tracking the effect of baking soda for home economists. Prof. Vera Keller (Honors College) and co-curator Jennifer Burns Bright worked on this for most of the year, and they found some amazing stuff buried in the archives. You will see a stove invented by Benjamin Franklin and stoves used in queer communes in Southern Oregon, not to mention soursop seeds, jerboas, vegan punk johnnycakes, and blue blazer cocktails. continue reading….