Category: Women in the NW

Alisa Freedman TEDx Talk: “Female Exchange Students during the Postwar Era”

 

June 1, 2018—Alisa Freedman, back from a sabbatical year doing research in Japan, recently gave a TEDx talk about her CSWS-supported research on Japanese women who studied in the U.S. from 1949-1966. Freedman teaches Japanese literature & film in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and is newly promoted to full professor.

 


7th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

[ April 25, 2018; 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Free & open to the public
7th Annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium
“The Border and Its Meaning: Forgotten Stories”
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Panel Discussion: April 25, 3:00 – 4:30 PM  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) Ford Lecture Hall, 1430 Johnson Lane, 97403 UO campus
Light reception: 2:30 – 3 p.m. JSMA Ford Lecture Hall

Laila Lalami, award-winning novelist and […]

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 […]

2016-17 CSWS Jane Grant Fellowship and Graduate and Faculty Grant Awardees

The Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon recently awarded more than $66,000 in graduate student and faculty research grants to support research on women and gender during the 2016-17 Academic Year. The research being funded includes projects focused all over the globe. Graduate teaching fellow Baran Germen was […]

Homelessness and Home: videos on homeless women in Eugene

Jana Thrift, videographer
Homelessness and Home is the website of the Community Philosophy Institute in the UO Philosophy Department. The purpose of the website is “to support creative, intellectual, and practical address of the problems of homelessness. The UO Community Philosophy Institute seeks to consider contemporary homelessness in our own community of Eugene, Oregon, and beyond.”
The […]

Stretched Thin—Book About Welfare Reform Written by UO Researchers Is Up for Prestigious Award

Authors Sandra Morgen (left), Joan Acker, and Jill Weigt.
A book about poor families and welfare written by three feminist scholars—an anthropologist and two sociologists—is a finalist for the prestigious C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Stretched Thin: Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare Reform was written by Sandra […]