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Dr. Lynn Stephen Elected Vice-President of Latin American Studies Association

March 6, 2017 — University of Oregon professor Lynn Stephen, founding director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, was elected vice-president of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for the term beginning June 1, 2017 and ending May 31, 2018. On June 1, 2018, she will assume the presidency of LASA for […]

Job Opening at Labor Education & Research Center

The Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) has a great opportunity for a graduate employee next year. This position will assist LERC’s faculty with research projects related to economic and gender equity, workers’ rights, labor union organizing trends, and state and federal policies that affect workers.
Application priority deadline is April 11.  http://gradschool.uoregon.edu/node/2675
For more information about […]

CSWS Research Matters Winter 2017: Kemi Balogun’s book project on beauty diplomacy in Nigeria

2017, Winter: CSWS Research Matters
“Beauty Diplomacy: Culture, Markets, and Politics in the Nigerian Beauty Pageant Industry,” by Oluwakemi M. “Kemi” Balogun, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon, Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology
Kemi Balogun writes about her book project, in which she compares the production, symbolism, and political controversies surrounding four pageants to show […]

Ta-Nehisi Coates gets real about racism at sold-out Knight Arena

Source: Ta-Nehisi Coates gets real about racism at sold-out Knight Arena | Around the O
February 7, 2017—“Ta-Nehisi Coates is known for his willingness to shine an uncompromising light on uncomfortable subjects.
“When the National Book Award-winning author of the 2016-17 UO Common Reading selection ‘Between the World and Me’ took the stage Friday evening to a […]

Irungu to assist international, undocumented students | Around the O

Jane Irungu
February 2, 2017 — “Jane Irungu, assistant vice president of student engagement, will serve as the UO’s point of contact and resource for international students and students covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“The appointment is effective immediately and is part of the Division of Student Life. The Deferred Action for Childhood […]

Aletta Biersack’s coedited volume “Gender Violence and Human Rights” now available

February 2, 2017—Cultural anthropologist Aletta Biersack, whose research in Papua, New Guinea, has been supported in part by a CSWS Faculty Research Grant, has two new volumes just out. The University of Oregon professor emerita of anthropology is coeditor of Gender Violence and Human Rights: Seeking Justice in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu (Australian National […]