Category: Grant winners

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 […]

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 […]

Professor Carol Silverman confronts the persecution faced by Roma people

Source: Professor confronts the persecution faced by Roma people | Around the O
In this story from Around the O, CSWS faculty affiliate and anthropology professor Carol Silverman talks about her research among the Roma people, and the racial profiling they experience in Europe and the United States.
“INVADED!!” screams a flier on the computer screen of […]

CSWS Research Matters Fall 2016: Sharon Luk’s “The Life of Paper, a Poetics”

2016, Fall: CSWS Research Matters
“The Life of Paper, a Poetics: Letters and Mass Incarceration in Global California,” by Sharon Luk, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon, Department of English
Sharon Luk discusses the content of her book, now under review and scheduled for publication in 2018. This book aims not only to denaturalize the geographic borders, political-economic […]

Exchange Students as Cultural Ambassadors: Knight Library Exhibit

[ November 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. ] “Between 1949 and 1966, at least 4,713 Japanese students studied at American universities with the best-known fellowships at the time—GARIOA (Government Account for Relief in Occupied Areas [1949 through 1951]) and Fulbright (established in 1952)—along with a few private scholarships. This group included 651 women. Among them were future leaders in fields as diverse as […]

Jane Grant Fellow publishes article on internal migration of Oaxacan indigenous women

July 12, 2016—Iván Sandoval-Cervantes, the 2015-16 CSWS Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship recipient, completed his PhD in anthropology at the University of Oregon in 2016 and is now a visiting assistant professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, at the University of Texas at El Paso.
His article, “Navigating the City: Internal Migration of Oaxacan Indigenous Women,” derived […]