“Revisiting The Stranger Next Door: Reflections on Sexual Politics and Human Dignity in the New Millennium”—Arlene Stein

[ January 12, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Knight Law Center
Room 110
UO campus
A Talk by Arlene Stein
This talk celebrates the 10th anniversary of the publication of The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community’s Battle Over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights (which won the American Anthropological Association’s Ruth Benedict Award) and considers the current terrain of sexuality politics in Oregon and […]

CSWS Noon Talk: “Sentence and Silence in Lorine Niedecker’s Poetry”—Maggie Evans

[ January 18, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] 330 Hendricks Hall
Jane Grant Room
UO campus

Maggie Evans is a graduate student in the UO Department of English.

This presentation will focus on gendered ideas about speech and silence in the compressed, evasive poetry of Lorine Niedecker, a twentieth-century American poet. It will analyze Niedecker’s correspondence and poetry to explore the productive tension in modern and postmodern […]

CSWS Chooses Two Winners For Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship

Shelley Grosjean
Shelley Annette Grosjean (History) and Sara S. Quinn (Anthropology) are co-winners of the 2010-11 Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship.  Following an open competition among University of Oregon undergraduates working on a senior thesis on issues related to women and/or gender, the Center for the Study of Women in Society selected the two UO seniors […]

Lamia Karim’s New Book about Microfinance on Huffington Post’s “Most Anticipated” List

CSWS Associate Director Lamia Karim’s upcoming book has made it to the Huffington Post’s Most Anticipated List of Books for 2011.
Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh is due out from University of Minnesota Press the end of March.
Lamia Karim is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon.
Publisher’s Synopsis
The first […]

CSWS Blog: Women’s Rights in a Global World

Have you seen our new CSWS blog, Women’s Rights in a Global World?
This blog accompanies our year-long series of symposia, lectures, and workshops related to the Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and was specifically inspired by the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof […]

Tokyo in Transit—Alisa Freedman

Tokyo in Transit: Japanese Culture on the Rails and Road
by Alisa Freedman
(Stanford University Press, 2010)
Alisa Freedman is an assistant professor of Japanese Literature and Film in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Oregon. A faculty affiliate with the Center for the Study of Women in Society, she also offers […]