The University of Oregon and the University of Virginia are not as far away, both geographically and politically, as one might think. Both are liberal campuses within liberal, democratic, Bernie-voting enclaves. We have every reason to believe that white supremacists are gearing up for more campus demonstrations. The neo-Nazi white supremacist hate rally that occurred […]
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
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 […]
[ May 25, 2017; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] 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).
The book explores domestic slavery and what Professor McKinley terms “fractional freedoms” in the context of colonial Peru.
Professor McKinley, in addition to running CSWS, is also the […]
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 […]
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, […]