Category: Women of Color

Fractional Freedoms: CSWS to Celebrate Director Michelle McKinley’s New Book

[ 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 […]

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, […]

Afro-Aboriginal Women Healers in the Caribbean and its Diasporas

[ May 17, 2017; 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Cedar / Spruce Rooms
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
1222 E. 13th. Ave.
UO campus

A CLLAS Faculty Grantee presentation by Alai Reyes-Santos (Ethnic Studies) and Ana Lara (Anthropology)

Professors Alai Reyes-Santos and Ana-Maurine Lara will discuss “Afro-Aboriginal Women Healers in the Caribbean and its Diasporas” in a CLLAS Faculty Grantee talk at the EMU on May 17 at 3:30 p.m. […]

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 […]

Sarah Deer, “The ‘Non-Fiction’ Version of The Round House: A History of Sexual Violence in Indian Country”

[ June 9, 2017; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Many Nations Longhouse
1630 Columbia St.
UO campus
Refreshments served
Register here

The Round House: Contexts for Teaching

Join the Teaching and Learning Center’s Teaching Engagement Program (TEP) and Undergraduate Studies as staff prepare for the 2017-2018 UO Common Reading: Louise Erdrich’s The Round House. Part coming-of-age story, part crime drama, the novel explores tribal sovereignty, federal Indian policy, sexual violence, […]