February 18, 2015—Journalism graduate student Sarah T. Hamid and international studies graduate student Tariq L. Rahman are the coordinators of Globalization & Alterity, a new research interest group (RIG) at the University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society.
The new RIG’s mission statement reads as follows: “The Globalization & Alterity Research Interest Group (RIG) brings together cross-disciplinary scholars who seek to critically engage trans- and supranational phenomena and their implications on issues of gender and alterity. Using globalization as a nexus for these conversations, the Globalization & Alterity RIG aims at collaborative attempts to understand the ways in which latent and manifest geopolitical transformations act upon women and gender minorities and how these forces are in turn negotiated within local contexts. In supporting scholarly exchange and structured dialogue, we hope to strengthen existing scholarship and promote new innovations through the application of feminist methodologies and reflexive, critical analysis of globalization studies.”
Gabriela Martínez, associate professor in the UO School of Journalism and Communication and associate director of CSWS, is the faculty sponsor for the new research interest group.
CSWS launched its research interest group model in 1994 with the intention to foster scholarly collaboration among faculty, staff, graduate students, and community members.