Category: African Diasporas

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

[ May 25, 2017; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Book Celebration: May 25
Knight Law Center
UO campus

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). This event includes a panel discussion starting at 10 a.m., with a roundtable at 2 p.m., and lunch in between.

The […]

“Gender, Sexuality, and Leisure in Africa” Symposium

[ February 24, 2017; 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

The symposium will bring together a group of multi-disciplinary scholars who work on different regions of Africa to present works-in-progress for an edited volume focused on issues of leisure and expressive culture in the everyday lives of women and men in Africa and the Diaspora. The symposium will consist of […]

“Love, Money, and HIV: Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS,” a lecture by Sanyu Mojola

[ May 12, 2016; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_23398" align="alignright" width="100"] Sanyu Mojola[/caption]

Knight Library
Studio A
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

A lecture sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Gender in Africa and the African Diaspora Research Interest Group. Sanyu A. Mojola is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author […]

CSWS Research Matters Spring 2015: Alaí Reyes-Santos, “Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles”

Spring 2015: CSWS Research Matters 
“Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles,” by Alaí Reyes-Santos, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon 
Department of Ethnic Studies
Our Caribbean Kin, published by Rutgers University Press in 2015, disentangles the affective component of political solidarity in the Antilles. Alaí Reyes-Santos received faculty grant support from CSWS for research […]

Michelle McKinley wins the Ligia Parra Jahn Award

Michelle McKinley
UO law professor and CSWS affiliate Michelle McKinley is the 2014 winner of the Ligia Parra Jahn Award. This award is given for the best publication (book or article) on women’s history or publication written by a woman and published in 2014 that began as a Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (RMCLAS) […]

Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles—a new book by Alaí Reyes-Santos

The research for this new book by Alaí Reyes-Santos, assistant professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, was supported in part by a CSWS Faculty Research Grant.
Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles, by Alaí Reyes-Santos
(Rutgers University Press, November 2014) 232 pages
Publisher’s synopsis
“Beset by the forces of European colonialism, US imperialism, and neoliberalism, the […]