Category: Women of Color

Inside Higher Ed: Women of color in academe should not feel pressured to overcompensate

Dr. Yvette Alex-Assensoh
March 29, 2017—In academe, many women of color are constantly pressured to overcompensate in ways that are unhealthy for themselves, their careers and their institutions, writes Yvette Alex-Assensoh, UO Vice-President of Equity and Inclusion.
Source: Women of color in academe should not feel pressured to overcompensate (essay)— from Inside Higher Ed

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 […]

Mai-Lin Cheng Receives Two Research Fellowships

CSWS faculty affiliate Mai-Lin Cheng was notified recently of an appointment as an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow at The Huntington for a period of two months.
She also learned that she is the recipient of a UCLA Clark Memorial Library fellowship.
Both awards are for her new book project, “Autotopography: Place and Commonplace in Romanticism and […]

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 […]

CSWS Leaders Honored at 2017 MLK Awards

January 18, 2017—CSWS director Michelle McKinley and associate director Sangita Gopal were among those honored at this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Luncheon presented by the University of Oregon’s Division of Equity and Inclusion at the Ford Alumni Center on the UO campus. They were recognized for their exemplary work to further civil rights, […]

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 […]