Category: Research

“The Perilous Consequences of Public Policy Decisions: Weathering the Storm of Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Gulf”—Dr. Beverly Wright

[ February 2, 2011; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] EMU Ballroom
1222 E. 13th Ave.
University of Oregon

Dr. Beverly Wright, environmental justice scholar and activist, is the founder of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice currently at Dillard University in New Orleans. The Center addresses environmental and health inequities along the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor and is a community/university partnership providing education, training, and job […]

“Revisiting The Stranger Next Door: Reflections on Sexual Politics and Human Dignity in the New Millennium”—Arlene Stein

[ January 12, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Knight Law Center
Room 110
UO campus
A Talk by Arlene Stein
This talk celebrates the 10th anniversary of the publication of The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community’s Battle Over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights (which won the American Anthropological Association’s Ruth Benedict Award) and considers the current terrain of sexuality politics in Oregon and […]

CSWS Noon Talk: “Sentence and Silence in Lorine Niedecker’s Poetry”—Maggie Evans

[ January 18, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] 330 Hendricks Hall
Jane Grant Room
UO campus

Maggie Evans is a graduate student in the UO Department of English.

This presentation will focus on gendered ideas about speech and silence in the compressed, evasive poetry of Lorine Niedecker, a twentieth-century American poet. It will analyze Niedecker’s correspondence and poetry to explore the productive tension in modern and postmodern […]

CSWS Chooses Two Winners For Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship

Shelley Grosjean
Shelley Annette Grosjean (History) and Sara S. Quinn (Anthropology) are co-winners of the 2010-11 Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship.  Following an open competition among University of Oregon undergraduates working on a senior thesis on issues related to women and/or gender, the Center for the Study of Women in Society selected the two UO seniors […]

Lamia Karim’s New Book about Microfinance on Huffington Post’s “Most Anticipated” List

CSWS Associate Director Lamia Karim’s upcoming book has made it to the Huffington Post’s Most Anticipated List of Books for 2011.
Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh is due out from University of Minnesota Press the end of March.
Lamia Karim is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon.
Publisher’s Synopsis
The first […]

Business Girls & Two-Job Wives—Jane Marcellus

Business Girls & Two-Job Wives: Emerging Media Stereotypes of Employed Women
by Jane Marcellus
(Hampton Press, October 2010)
Jane Marcellus is an associate professor at Middle Tennessee State University and a graduate of the University of Oregon. She was awarded a CSWS Graduate Student Research Grant in 2002 for research on “Women, Work and Femininity: Representation of Female […]