Archive for the ‘Lectures’ Category

September 27th, 2013
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“The Right to Culture as a Human Right: Noise, Gender Violence, and the Cultural Defense”—Alison Dundes Renteln

January 29, 2014
3:30 pmto5:30 pm

renteln_posterBen Linder Room
Erb Memorial Union
1222 E. 13th Ave.

Presented by Alison Dundes Renteln, Professor of Political Science, Anthropology, Law, and Public Policy, University of Southern California

Immigrants often have to give up their customs to conform to the standards of their new society. But should newcomers to the U.S. be expected to discard their traditions, even though the right to culture is a basic human right? What are reasonable limits on the right to culture?

September 23rd, 2013
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“Degrees of Freedom: Intimacy, Slavery, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Latin America” with Professor Michelle McKinley

January 27, 2014
5:00 pmto6:00 pm

Lewis Lounge, Knight Law Center
1515 Agate St.
UO campus

The University of Oregon School of Law presents the Bernard B. Kliks Professorship lecture:

“Degrees of Freedom: Intimacy, Slavery, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Latin America,” with Professor Michelle McKinley

Michelle-McKinleyHow could enslaved women assert legal claims to personhood, wages, and virtue, when the law regarded them as mere property? Under what conditions did the civil law of slavery create opportunities for slaves to demand liberty and justice in a judicial forum? This talk will focus on enslaved women as legal actors within the landscape of Hispanic urban slavery: women who were socially disfavored, economically active and extremely litigious. A retrospective look at their freedom suits tells us how enslaved litigants strategically exploited the rhetorical power of liberty through recourse to the law, although their lived realities were decidedly unfree and unequal.

Professor Michelle McKinley is the Bernard B. Kliks Professor of Law at the University of Oregon School of Law and a member of the CSWS Advisory Board.

September 1st, 2013
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The Race Card Project: UO hosts Michele Norris for sold-out lecture Nov. 13

September 1st, 2013
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CSWS Noon Talk — Jane Grant: A Feminist Legacy

October 23, 2013
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

grant-poster-IMG_1496_WEBGraduate Student Center
Susan Campbell Hall
Room 111

Jane Grant: A Feminist Legacy – This talk tells the story of Jane Grant’s impact on feminist history, from her co-founding of The New Yorker to her activism in early women’s rights movements, and the serendipitous events that brought her legacy to the University of Oregon and the Center for the Study of Women in Society.

Presented by Jenée Wilde, MFA, PhD candidate, and CSWS development GTF.

July 12th, 2013
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Lauren Heidbrink—“Collisions of Debt and Interest: 
Youth Negotiations of (In)debt(ed) Migration 
and the Best Interests of the Child”

November 15, 2013
10:00 amto11:30 am

heidbrink-180x233Lewis Lounge
Knight Law Center
1515 Agate St., UO campus

Américas Research Interest Group presents Lauren Heidbrink

Lauren Heidbrink is an anthropologist and has a joint appointment as assistant professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Policy at National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois. She received a doctorate in anthropology from Johns Hopkins University,

July 12th, 2013
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The Third Annual Peggy Pascoe Memorial Lecture

November 15, 2013
12:30 pmto1:30 pm

Pascoe_posterBrowsing Room, Knight Library
1501 Kincaid Street
University of Oregon

The Third Annual Peggy Pascoe Memorial Lecture, presented by the UO Department of Ethnic Studies

Broken Fragments of the Primitive Life’: Race and Dynamic Psychiatry in the Early Twentieth- Century U.S. —with Martin Summers, National Humanities Center Fellow, cultural historian, and associate professor, Boston College

May 9th, 2013
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Workshop: “How to Get Funding for Qualitative Research” with Kathleen Blee

May 9, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

Blee_workshop_flyerSusan Campbell Hall
Graduate Student Ctr
1431 Johnson Lane
Flyer PDF

The Friday workshop is aimed at scholars affiliated with CSWS in social sciences and qualitative natural sciences and those working toward the social science end of the humanities spectrum.

Kathleen Blee is distinguished professor of sociology and associate dean for graduate studies and research at the University of Pittsburgh. She has published 76 journal articles, encyclopedia entries and book chapters. She has published three edited or co-edited books and four scholarly monographs (one coauthored). Her first monograph, Women in the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s, was published by the University of California Press in 1991. Her coauthored book with Dwight Billings, The Road to Poverty: The Making of Wealth and Hardship in Appalachia, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2000. Inside Organized Racism: Women in the Hate Movement was published by the University of California Press in 2002.

See also: “What Happens to Political Imagination in Activist Groups?” Kathleen Blee, May 8