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2015-16 CSWS Jane Grant Fellowship and Graduate and Faculty Grant Awardees

March 19, 2015—The Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon recently awarded about $111,000 in graduate student and faculty research grants to support research on women and gender during the 2015-16 Academic Year.  The funded scholars come from across the university, representing a number of departments in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the School of Journalism and Communication and the School of Law. Research projects to be funded include a study of Burmese women in Chinese border cities; a study of gender and narrative among weight loss surgery patients; and a book project that in part explores a history of communication in mass incarceration systems between women of color and their families. CSWS will also fund research on gender in the hen house; recruiting and gender in the U.S. Armed Forces; Spanish women in the French Resistance; gender, race, and religion in the early Venezuelan Republic, and much more. In all, twelve UO graduate students will receive awards ranging from $1,900 to $2,500. Eight faculty scholars will receive awards ranging up to $8,000 each. The Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship, which goes each year to an outstanding doctoral candidate, includes a stipend, health insurance, and a tuition waiver, and this year totals about $33,000.

photo by Iván Sandoval Cervantes

photo by Iván Sandoval Cervantes

Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship
  • Iván Sandoval Cervantes, a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology, was awarded the prestigious Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship. His dissertation topic is “The Intersections of Transnational and Internal Indigenous Migration: Gender, Kinship, and Care.” He will be giving a CSWS Noon Talk on April 22. Sandoval’s project is based on more than twenty months of multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork with the community of Zegache in Zegache, Oaxaca; Mexico City; and Salem, Oregon.

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CSWS Noon Talk: Jenée Wilde, “Bridging Humanities and Social Science Methods in PhD Research”

April 8, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.
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Jenee_Wilde_noon_talk_flyer_WEB“Bridging Humanities and Social Science Methods in PhD Research”

Jenée Wilde discusses the challenges and rewards of mixing ethnographic research methods with approaches to literary and visual media in her interdisciplinary project “Speculative Fictions, Bisexual Lives: Changing Frameworks of Sexual Desire.” Wilde is the 2014-15 CSWS Jane Grant Fellowship Award recipient. A PhD candidate in English (Folklore), she also holds an MFA in creative nonfiction and has worked as a magazine writer and editor.

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Johanna Crane: Who is Global Health For? Tenacious Assumptions in Global Health Science

April 9, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Johanna-CraneBrowsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.

A Public Talk

Johanna Crane is a medical anthropologist with a background in English whose research brings together history, science, technological studies, medical humanities, bioethics, and global health. Her book Scrambling for Africa: AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science examines the changing U.S. response to the AIDS epidemic in Africa. With a focus on Uganda, Crane’s research shows how, in less than a decade, Africa went from being a continent largely excluded from American advancements in HIV/AIDS medicine to an area of central concern in the transnational production of medical knowledge, research money, and pharmaceutical profiteering. She teaches at the University of Washington-Bothell.

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

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CSWS’s Fembot events get coverage in national media

Screen-shot-2015-03-13-at-1.06.30-PM-300x269CSWS’s Fembot special project got coverage in Ms. magazine and Bitch Media for the recent Ms. Fembot Edit-a-Thon + Hack-a-Thon events held at Ms. Magazine’s offices in Beverly Hills. Articles were written by Margaret Rhee, PhD, Institute of American Cultures Visiting Researcher, Asian American Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles.

“Gender-Balancing Wikipedia, One Article at a Time” — Ms. magazine

“Hacking Feminism” — Bitch Media

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Former Jane Grant winner publishes anthology on Irish Women Dramatists

irish-womenIn the mid-1980s, CSWS awarded Eileen Kearney the Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship to help with her doctoral work and research on the 1930s Irish playwright, Teresa Deevy. She received her doctorate in theatre arts in 1986 and has subsequently taught theatre all over the country. She now teaches part-time at the University of Colorado Denver and continues to direct plays.

Her recent book, Irish Women Dramatists: 1908-2001, was published in November 2014 by Syracuse University Press. In the acknowledgments section in the beginning of the book, she thanks CSWS for its support. Teresa Deevy is only one of the seven playwrights in the book. The  CSWS support that she received, Kearney says “helped spark my interest in putting as many of these wonderful women dramatists on the map as possible.” She coedited this anthology with Dr. Charlotte Headrick of the Oregon State University Theatre Department.

Publisher’s Synopsis

“Women characters dominate the Irish stage—yet, for decades, Irish women dramatists have been neglected, ignored and sometimes deliberately marginalized. This wonderful new anthology takes an important step towards addressing and redressing that problem. It celebrates seven great writers, whose dramas display the vitality, virtuosity and variety of Irish women’s playwriting—giving us works that range from comedy to high drama to the deepest tragedy.”—Patrick Lonergan, National University of Ireland, Galway

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CSWS Research Matters Winter 2015: Yvonne Braun, “Networking for Women’s Rights: Transnational Feminist Organizing in Southern Africa”

1503_CSWS_Research_MattersWinter 2015 CSWS Research Matters:
“Networking for Women’s Rights: Transnational Feminist Organizing in Southern Africa,” by Yvonne A. Braun, Director of African Studies; Associate Professor, University of Oregon, Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and International Studies

This CSWS-supported study examines the communication network of more than 100 women’s rights and advocacy organizations in southern Africa. The Winter 2015 issue of the CSWS publication Research Matters highlights the work being done by professors Yvonne Braun and her coauthor, Michael C. Dreiling, UO Department of Sociology.

Dr. Braun writes that she and Dr. Dreiling: continue reading….

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Dr. Lynn Stephen’s book “We are the Face of Oaxaca” chosen for national award

We_Are_the_Face_of_Oaxaca_bookcoverMarch 11, 2015—A book authored by Professor Lynn Stephen, director, UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Delmos Jones and Jagna Scharff Memorial Book Award from the Society for the Anthropology of North America. We are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements (Duke University Press, October 2013) tells the story of a massive uprising against the Mexican state of Oaxaca, which began with the emergence of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) in June 2006. The idea for the book arose from a trip Stephen took in 2006 to Oaxaca, Mexico, with a research team from the CSWS Américas Research Interest Group made up of UO students and faculty. They arrived in the midst of a social uprising in Oaxaca that turned out to be one of the most significant social movements in recent memory in contemporary Mexico.

Dr. Stephen is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology. In announcing the award, the selections committee stated: continue reading….