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A Conversation with Gabriela Martínez

Gabriela Martínez speaking at the CSWS 40th Anniversary Celebration / photo by Jack Liu.

Gabriela Martínez speaking at the CSWS 40th Anniversary Celebration / photo by Jack Liu.

Media, Democracy, and the Construction of Collective Memory

Reprinted from 2014 CSWS Annual Review (published October 2014)

CSWS last interviewed Gabriela Martínez for the Annual Review in summer 2012, when she was the incoming associate director of CSWS. Now entering her third and final year as associate director, Martínez talks about her research, documentary filmmaking, and teaching; her tenure at CSWS; and her upcoming year as a resident scholar at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. continue reading….

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“‘Who is Marjorie Mensah?’ The Educated Woman and the Formation of a Modern West African Nation”

November 4, 2014
12:00 pmto1:15 pm

Browsing Room, Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

African Studies Lecture Series, Fall 2014: Women and Gender in Africa

AFR_Lecture_Series_Poster_Fall_14_WEB“’Who is Marjorie Mensah?’ The Educated Woman and the Formation of a Modern West African Nation”

Dr. Prais is the assistant director of the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University.  She received her PhD in history and women’s studies from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include citizenship and social movements and colonial and gender identity formation in twentieth-century West Africa. She has received research funding from Columbia’s Committee on Global Thought, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the University of Michigan. 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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“Queer Machines and Sexual Contracts: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Cinemas of Consent”

November 7, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Friday, November 7
3:30-5:00 pm
Walnut Room, EMU

Nick Davis, an associate professor in the Department of English and Gender Studies Program at Northwestern University, will give a public lecture titled “Queer Machines and Sexual Contracts: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Cinemas of Consent” on Friday, November 7, 3:30 pm in the Walnut Room of the Erb Memorial Union. continue reading….

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Native Studies Research Colloquium: Theresa May, “Native Theater/Drama and Environmental Justice”

November 10, 2014
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
Theresa May

Theresa May

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

“Native Theater/Drama and Environmental Justice”

a talk by Dr. Theresa May, associate professor, UO Department of Theatre Arts

Professor Theresa May’s research and creative work draws connections between theatre and performance, community and environmental justice. Her recent book, Salmon is Everything: Community-based Theatre from the Klamath Watershed, is part of the First Peoples Series of Oregon State University Press (2014), and includes essays by Klamath, Yurok and Karuk collaborators about the process of developing a play documenting the salmon crisis on the Klamath River. The play was produced at UO in 2011. continue reading….

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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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“Scientific Failures and the Loss of Trust: International Attempts at Malaria Elimination in Zanzibar 1900-2014,” a research talk by Melissa Graboyes

November 11, 2014
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
Melissa Graboyes

Melissa Graboyes

Graduate School Student Lounge
Susan Campbell Hall
1431 Johnson Lane
UO campus

“Scientific Failures and the Loss of Trust: International Attempts at Malaria Elimination in Zanzibar 1900-2014”

Melissa Graboyes, assistant director of the UO Department of History and the African Studies Program, will give a talk about her research at Susan Campbell Hall in the Graduate Student Lounge on November 11 at noon. Light refreshments provided; feel free to bring your own lunch.

Sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Narrative, Health, and Social Justice Research Interest Group.