The Center for the Study of Women in Society is pleased to present our public lecture program, now in its eleventh year. Our presenters have spoken to more than 2,700 community members in at least 45 venues across the state since the program’s inception. We invite you to look over the topics offered by University of Oregon faculty members and researchers—and to partner with us in sponsoring a Road Scholars event for your organization. In addition to introducing the Center and its mission, the Road Scholars program offers audiences throughout Oregon the opportunity to engage in conversation with UO faculty from many different disciplines—conversations about issues critical to women and families in our region and beyond.
There are fourteen faculty presentations being offered this year that explore such fascinating ideas as the blacklisting of women writers in television during the anti-Communist crusade of the 1950s; a recent political uprising and media takeover among indigenous women in Oaxaca, Mexico; modern fashion in Japan; and many others. Our presenters include faculty and researchers associated with the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon. Most of the presentations use research that has been partially or fully funded by the center.
In March 2010, CSWS began offering free presentations by graduate student scholars to Eugene School District 4J. These offerings are on hiatus during AY 2012-13.
The first three years of the Road Scholars Program were made possible through a gift contributed by Robert Amundson, Ph.D., in memory of his wife, Joy Belsky. We are deeply grateful for his support of this important community program.