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Ileana Rodríguez-Silva: “Gender and Class in the Silencing of Race in Puerto Rico”

February 6, 2015
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Browsing Room, Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.   printable flyer
Public Talk

Rodriguez-Silva-flyerIleana M. Rodríguez-Silva is an associate professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at the University of Washington, Department of History. She earned her B.A. at the Universidad de Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rodriguez-Silva is the author of the award-winning book Silencing Race: Disentangling Blackness, Colonialism, and National Identities in Puerto Rico (NY:Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Américas Research Interest Group.

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UO Today #595 guest: Michael Hames-García

UOT_595_MichaelGarcia-200x200Watch this videotaped interview with the director of the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS). Michael Hames-García, professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies, talks about his role as the first male director of CSWS. In addition he discusses his research on race and incarceration in the U.S., gender and sexuality, and theories of identity. Produced for UO Today by the Oregon Humanities Center at the University of Oregon.

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2014 in Oregon Humanities Center, UO Today

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Angie Morrill, “Recognizing the Native Mother Through Native Feminist Reading Methodology”

February 9, 2015
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
Angie Morrill

Angie Morrill

Many Nations Longhouse
1630 Columbia St.
UO campus

Native Studies Research Colloquium Series

“Recognizing the Native Mother Through Native Feminist Reading Methodology”
—with Angie Morrill (Klamath Tribes)

Toby “Winema” Riddle was a Modoc woman who was a translator in the Modoc War (1872-73).  After the Modoc War, Riddle became known as “The Pocahontas of the Lava Beds” because she famously saved Indian Agent Alfred Meacham’s life during a peace talk. I compare Riddle to another native mother, Fanny Ball, a daughter of Kientpoos or Captain Jack who was a leader of the Modocs and was caught, imprisoned and executed.  Fanny does not exist in the historical record, she was not forced to leave Oregon for Oklahoma after the war with the rest of the Modocs who were held as prisoners of war but remained behind.  She is my ancestor but she is a ghostly progenitor. continue reading….

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Wendy Hui Kyong Chun to lead seminar on “Slut-Shaming”

February 17, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
UO campus

Wendy Chun headshotWendy Hui Kyong Chun, Wayne Morse Chair visitor during winter term, will offer a lunchtime seminar at the Center for the Study of Women in Society on February 17, 2015, at noon. She will speak on the subject of Slut-Shaming, based on her research on media habits. She comes from a feminist perspective.

Wendy Chun is professor and chair of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is author of  Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (MIT, 2006), and Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (MIT 2011); she is coeditor (with Tara McPherson and Patrick Jagoda) of a special issue of  American Literature entitled New Media and American Literature, coeditor (with Lynne Joyrich) of a special issue of Camera Obscura entitled Race and/as Technology, and coeditor (with Thomas Keenan) of New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader (Routledge, 2005).

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics is dedicated to education and public discussion of current issues in law and politics.

For catering information, please RSVP to or call 541-346-5015 if you plan to attend.

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CSWS RIG Innovation Funding & Special Project Support 2015-16

April 14, 2015
5:00 pm

RIG & Special Project funding PDF


RIG Innovation Funding: up to $6,000 – Deadline: Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 5 p.m.

Guidelines: RIGs can request (individually or in collaboration with other RIGs) up to $6,000 on an annual basis. RIG coordinators and members should meet with CSWS staff during winter or spring term to discuss RIG activities of the past year, and plans for the future. RIGs seeking funding must submit a 2-page proposal that includes the following: continue reading….

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Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Issue 6, Hacking the Black/White Binary

Ada6_coverJanuary 5, 2015—The Fembot Collective released the latest edition of its online open-access, peer-reviewed journal. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Issue 6: “Hacking the Black/White Binary” was edited by Brittney Cooper and Margaret Rhee.

Fembot is a a CSWS Special Project. continue reading….

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Kemi Balogun—“Beauty Diplomacy and Entrepreneurial Masculinity: State and Market in the Nigerian Beauty Pageant Industry”

February 17, 2015
12:00 pmto1:15 pm

AfricanStudiesflyerKnight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

African Studies Lecture Series

Dr. Kemi Balogun is assistant professor in the Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies & Sociology. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Berkley. Her research focuses on gender, globalization, nationalism, race/ethnicity, and migration. She has published articles in outlets such as Ethnicities and Gender & Society. She is currently working on a book examining the Nigerian beauty pageant industry in light of the country’s political transitions.