Author: Dena Zaldua

Fractional Freedoms: CSWS to Celebrate Director Michelle McKinley’s New Book

[ May 25, 2017; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] On May 25, CSWS will celebrate the release of Director Michelle McKinley’s book, Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600-1700 (Cambridge University Press, October 2016).

The book explores domestic slavery and what Professor McKinley terms “fractional freedoms” in the context of colonial Peru.

Professor McKinley, in addition to running CSWS, is also the […]

CSWS Honored by UO MLK Awards

We could not be more proud of Director Michelle McKinley and Associate Director Sangita Gopal for their awards from the MLK Awards this past week.
photos by Mickey Stellavato

Bridge of Cries?

We were walking through McKenzie Hall yesterday and came across this sign on the 4th floor.
What is going on here? Is this sign real? If so, what on earth are they thinking? Does anyone have more info on this?
Lactation rooms do not belong across a fourth-floor outdoor bridge!

Remembering Sandra Morgen

A celebration of life for anthropology professor Sandra Morgen will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Morgen died Sept. 27 of ovarian cancer, at age 66. The celebration takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Ford Alumni Center’s Giustina Ballroom.
A pioneer in feminist anthropology, Morgen joined the UO in 1991 as an associate professor […]

Transformative Times

Dear Friends, Champions, Supporters, and Colleagues of the Center for the Study of Women in Society,
We have tried to write this statement countless times over the past two weeks since a law professor wore blackface at her Halloween party.
First, there were no words. How could we even respond to that? Then, there were too many […]

If you deport my parents, what happens to me?

Vote for this question to be asked at the next presidential debate on Sunday, October 9:
“If you deport my parents, what happens to me? I am 6 years old and an American citizen. I have a 3 year old sister who is also an American. My heart is very sad, because I’m scared that ICE […]