Category: Women’s Rights

Romani (Gypsy) Women and Activism: Challenges and Opportunities

[ May 24, 2013; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_16536" align="alignright" width="250"] “Do not sterilize our women” (Czech Republic, 2008).[/caption]

204 Condon
1321 Kincaid
UO campus
Department of Anthropology Colloquium
Romani (Gypsy) Women and Activism: Challenges and Opportunities
Professor Angela Kocze is a visiting Fulbright Fellow in Women’s and Gender Studies at Wake Forest University. She holds a PhD in anthropology (2011) from Central European University.

Roma, Europe’s largest minority […]

CSWS-funded project takes a close look at traditional Western discourse surrounding female genital cutting

Who Defines “Mutilation”? Challenging Imperialism in the Discourse of Female Genital Cutting
Courtney Smith (back row, center)
by Courtney Smith / From: Feminist Formations / Volume 23, Issue 1, Spring 2011 /pp. 25-46 | 10.1353/ff.2011.0009
See also: global.gender.current » Blog Archive » Unpacking female body “mutilation” in Senegal and the U.S.
Courtney Smith received a CSWS Graduate Student Research Grant […]

“Rape: Race, Power & Politics in Early America” — Historical Background to the War on Women — Sharon Block

[ January 31, 2013; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Browsing Rm
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.

Sharon Block, a respected historian of gender, sexuality and race in colonial America and associate professor of history at the University of California–Irvine, will deliver a free public lecture on the material from her first book, Rape and Sexual Power in Early America, (University of North Carolina Press, 2006).  Block’s work […]

Love Magic in the Kitchen—Scholars Share Research on Dangerous Dependencies, Domestic Slavery and Servitude

(l to r): Nara Milanich; Nicole von Germeten; Russ Tomlin; Kris Lane; Michelle McKinley; Law School dean Michael Moffitt; Rachel O'Toole; and Elizabeth Kuznesof (photo by E. Hoffman).
May 4, 2012—Dozens of faculty members, administrators, visiting scholars, and students participated in a roundtable organized by law professor Michelle McKinley and held at the UO Knight Library […]

“Moving Forward with the Legal Empowerment of Women in Pakistan”—Special Report by Anita Weiss for the U.S. Institute of Peace

May 1, 2012—The United States Institute of Peace issued “Moving Forward with the Legal Empowerment of Women in Pakistan,” Special Report 305,  by Anita M. Weiss, professor and head of the University of Oregon Department of International Studies and vice president of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.
About the Report
There are a variety of contexts […]