Stretched Thin—Book About Welfare Reform Written by UO Researchers Is Up for Prestigious Award

Authors Sandra Morgen (left), Joan Acker, and Jill Weigt.
A book about poor families and welfare written by three feminist scholars—an anthropologist and two sociologists—is a finalist for the prestigious C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Stretched Thin: Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare Reform was written by Sandra […]

Former CSWS Grant Recipient Makes WAVES

Editor’s Update: Homefront Heroines reached its funding goal on June 29
June 2011—Kathleen M. Ryan, Ph.D., received a CSWS graduate student research grant in 2007 while working on her doctorate in the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. Her project, “When Flags Flew High: Propaganda, Memory and Oral History for World War II Female […]

Food in the Field—a new CSWS Research Interest Group

“Food in the Field” is a new CSWS interdisciplinary research interest group (RIG) that investigates ideas in the field of food studies, the operations of cultural fields related to food consumption, and the gendered labor that takes place in the farm fields of food production. RIG coordinator Jennifer Burns Levin, an instructor of literature in […]

CSWS Faculty Affiliates Win Awards

The Center for the Study of Women in Society honors its faculty affiliates who are among those named as University of Oregon Award Winners 2010–11.
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National Academy of Sciences
Geraldine “Geri” Richmond, chemistry
Fulbright Fellow
Stephen Wooten, anthropology, African studies and international studies
Thomas F. Herman Awards for Distinguished Teaching
Barbara Altmann, Romance languages
Ersted Award for Distinguished […]

Jane Grant Fellowship Awardee Wins Additional Honors

The Center for the Study of Women in Society honors 2010 Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship awardee Ingrid Nelson, geography, who in 2010-11 received these additional awards:

Fulbright Fellowship, Fulbright Commission
Society of Woman Geographers Evelyn L. Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research