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CSWS Research Grant Deadline

January 20, 2015
5:00 pm

Thinking about applying for a research grant? UO faculty and graduate students from any academic discipline are eligible to apply for CSWS research grants—so long as your research is related to women and gender.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. January 20, 2015, for research expenses incurred from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Grant guidelines and applications can be accessed online. continue reading….

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Megan Burke: CSWS Noon Talk

January 21, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

Megan_Burke“Heterosexuality, Sexual Violence and the Temporality of Femininity”

PhD candidate Megan Burke (philosophy) will give a lunch-time talk related to her dissertation research.

Burke’s research and teaching interests include Feminist Philosophy, Existential Phenomenology, 20th Century Continental Philosophy, and Social-Political Philosophy.

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STAnDD is CSWS’s Newest Research Interest Group

December 1, 2014—Architecture graduate students Roxy Robles and Nicolette Stauffer are the coordinators of a new research interest group (RIG) at the University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society.

STAnDD, which stands for “supporting the advancement of diversity in design,” held its first organizational meeting in the fall term of AY 2014-15. STAnDD’s goals are to create opportunities for mentorship, leadership and collaboration within the environmental design community. The mission is to create a community for the advancement of women and the promotion of diversity in the fields of architecture and design. continue reading….

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Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles—a new book by Alaí Reyes-Santos

Reyes-Santos_bookcoverThe research for this new book by Alaí Reyes-Santos, assistant professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, was supported in part by a CSWS Faculty Research Grant.

Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles, by Alaí Reyes-Santos
(Rutgers University Press, November 2014) 232 pages

Publisher’s synopsis

“Beset by the forces of European colonialism, US imperialism, and neoliberalism, the people of the Antilles have had good reasons to band together politically and economically, yet not all Dominicans, Haitians, and Puerto Ricans have heeded the calls for collective action. So what has determined whether Antillean solidarity movements fail or succeed? In this comprehensive new study, Alaí Reyes-Santos argues that the crucial factor has been the extent to which Dominicans, Haitians, and Puerto Ricans imagine each other as kin. continue reading….

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Ileana Rodríguez-Silva Public Talk on Race and Gender in Puerto Rico

February 6, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Ileana M. Rodríguez-Silva is an assistant professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at the University of Washington. She holds a PhD in history and master’s degrees in Latin American studies and Latin American history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rodríguez-Silva’s research focuses on racial identity formation, post-emancipation racial politics, and comparative colonial arrangements in the configuration of empires.

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

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CSWS Announces 2014-15 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellows

Professor Jennifer Rea

Professor Jennifer Rea

November 13, 2014—A classics professor and a PhD candidate in English, both from southeastern U.S. universities, have been named as recipients of the second annual Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship. Professor Jennifer Rea is an associate professor of classics at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Andrew Ferguson is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Virginia.

The fellowship is named for literary superstar Ursula K. Le Guin, whose appearance as keynote author at the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in November 2013 inspired its development. continue reading….

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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….