Category: Gender

Roundtable “Achieving Justice: Gendered Violence, Displacement, and Legal Access in Guatemala and Oregon”

[ April 13, 2017; 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. ] Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus
PDF: printable flyer

Organized by the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Américas Research Interest Group, this roundtable will explore how gendered violence in Guatemala leads indigenous women to flee the country as refugees to seek asylum in the United States. By putting experts […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Juana Maria Rodriguez to deliver Sally Miller Gearheart Lecture

[ January 27, 2017; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. ] Crater Lake South
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus
“Feeling Photography, Visualizing Testimony, Imagining Alterity”
Keynote, Sally Gearheart Lecture, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oregon

Professor Juana Maria Rodriguez, University of California, Berkeley

Abstract: This paper considers two books of photography that document the lives of the residents of a home for elderly sex workers in Mexico […]

Alexis Lothian: Sally Miller Gearhart Lecture in Lesbian Studies

[ December 1, 2016; 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. ] Source: Dr. Alexis Lothian delivers first of two 2017 Sally Miller Gearhart Lecture(s) in Lesbian Studies | Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

Title: Queer Longings in Straight Futures: Notes Toward a Prehistory  for Lesbian Speculation
Speaker: Dr. Alexis Lothian
December 1, 2016, 4 – 5:30 pm
Knight Library Browsing Room

Description: The story of lesbian science fiction is generally […]