Category: Books

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 […]

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 […]

2017 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium: featuring Ayana Mathis

[ March 3, 2017; 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
March 3 Light reception 2:30 – 3 p.m. JSMA Ford Lecture Hall
March Panel with Ayana Mathis: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. JSMA Ford Lecture Hall
March 3 Keynote talk with Ayana Mathis: 6 – 8 p.m. Downtown Eugene Public Library

Free & open to the public
6th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium
“Women and Work: Stories […]

Imaginactivism: Author & Activist Starhawk on Social and Environmental Justice

[ April 27, 2017; 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Two appearances in two different locations.
1) Imaginactivism: An afternoon conversation with Renowned Author and Activist Starhawk about Social and Environmental Justice
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Browsing Room, Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St., UO campus

In this afternoon event Starhawk will be in conversation with Professor Erin Moore, Department of Architecture; Dr Joan Haran, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow, Center […]

CSWS Noon Talk: Joan Haran, “Imaginactivism: Science Fiction and Social Justice Projects”

[ October 26, 2016; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

Imaginactivism: Science Fiction and Social Justice Projects

a CSWS Noon Talk presented by visiting scholar Joan Haran

“What can we learn from the activisms of SF writers and fans and how can we practice our own research activisms? I suggest that exploring these questions is particularly urgent at a moment […]

“The Color Line and the Borderline: William Ellis, the Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire”

[ November 17, 2016; 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Workshop: “Crowd Sourcing Historical Research”
Thursday, November 17, 1:30-2:30, in 375 McKenzie Hall

Public Talk: “The Color Line and the Borderline: William Ellis, the Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire”
Thursday, November 17, 3:30-5, in Gerlinger Lounge

On Thursday, November 17, Karl Jacoby and Robert “Chip” Williams will give two presentations of interest to students and faculty.

Karl Jacoby […]