Research Matters

Winter 2017 Research Matters: A Queen Nigeria contestant, who exemplifies the “girl next door” vibe characteristic of this pageant / photo by Kemi Balogun.

Check out our Research Matters articles below, two pages of informative research by CSWS current staff researchers and/or affiliated faculty. All articles are in PDF format.

CSWS Research Matters:

  • 2017, Winter: “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
  • 2016, Fall: “The Life of Paper, a Poetics: Letters and Mass Incarceration in Global California,” by Sharon Luk, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon, Department of English
  • 2015, Fall: “LANDLINES: A performance poetry project funded through the Oregon Arts Commission explored ideas of home and homeland,” by Ana-Maurine Lara, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon, Department of Anthropology
  • 2015, Winter: “Networking for Women’s Rights: Transnational Feminist Organizing in Southern Africa,” by Yvonne A. Braun, Director of African Studies; Associate Professor, University of Oregon, Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and International Studies
  • 2014, Fall: “The Women and Rivers Project,” by Theresa May, Associate Professor, University of Oregon Department of Theatre Arts
  • 2014, Spring: “In Guatemala: Everyday Practices and Experiences of Development through Women’s Eyes,” by Erin Beck, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
  • 2014, Winter: “I have come to my garden”: Ancient Jewish Constructions of Space and Gender—by Deborah Green, Greenberg Associate Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, Department of Religious Studies; Director, Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies.
  • 2013, Fall: “Worlds of Work in Walmart, China”—By Eileen Otis, associate professor, Department of Sociology. Research examines how migrants from rural areas navigate China’s new urban class system.
  • 2013, Spring: “Gender-Specific Measures of Economic Conditions and Child Abuse”—By Jason Lindo, assistant professor, Department of Economics
  • 2013, Winter: “Brown v. Board of Education” —By complicating the story of the Topeka lawsuit, Cheney’s study engages and expands current historical debates over the modern Civil Rights movement. By Charise Cheney, associate professor, Department of Ethnic Studies.
  • 2012, Fall: “Touchstones, Touchscreens and Timeless Tall Tales: A Feminist Analysis of Communication Practice in Exhibitions,” by Phaedra Livingstone, assistant professor, Arts and Administration Program (AAD) School of Architecture & Allied Arts (A&AA) and coordinator, Museum Studies
  • 2012, Spring: Thinking Through a Research Trajectory, From Hollywood Latinas to Hair/Style by Priscilla Peña Ovalle, associate professor, Department of English & associate director, Cinema Studies
  • 2012, Winter: Partner Violence and Girls’ Educational and Vocational Development by Krista M. Chronister, associate professor, College of Education, Counseling Psychology Program [View in Web Browser for Accessibility]
  • 2011, Fall: Why Oklahoma? All-Black Towns and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Indian Territory by Melissa H. Stuckey, assistant professor, Department of History
  • 2011, Spring: Reproductive Justice on the Ballot by Daniel HoSang, assistant professor, Ethnic Studies and Political Science [View in Web Browser for Accessibility]
  • 2011, Winter:Salmon, Women, and Rivers: Community-Based Performance Research by Theresa J. May, assistant professor, Theatre Arts
  • 2010, Fall:The Built Environment, Social Justice and Gender: A study of the housing conditions of single mother headed households in the Portland Metropolitan Region using 1995 and 2002 American Housing Survey Data by Yizhao Yang, assistant professor, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management
  • 2010, Spring: Illicit Intimacies and Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Legal Activism and Ecclesiastical Courts in Colonial Lima by Michelle McKinley, assistant professor, School of Law
  • 2010, Winter: Whatever Happened to Zulay? by Sharon R. Sherman, professor, Folklore Program and Department of English
  • 2009, Fall: Exposure to Betrayal Trauma and Risks to the Well Being of Girls and Women by Jennifer Freyd, professor, Department of Psychology
  • 2009, Spring: Blackness Unmoored: Challenging White Supremacy in Cuba by Tania Triana, assistant professor, Spanish, Department of Romance Languages
  • 2009, Winter: Latina Girls’ Perceived Barriers, Supports, and Future Expectations by Ellen Hawley McWhirter, professor, training director, Counseling Psychology Program
  • 2008, Fall: The S-Word; Discourse, Stereotypes, and the American Indian Woman, by Debra Merskin, associate professor, School of Journalism and Communication
  • 2008, Spring: Genre Trouble: Genre and Gender in Eighteenth-Century France, by Fabienne Moore, assistant professor, Department of Romance Languages
  • 2008, Winter: Bangladeshi Women, Micro-Credit, and the Political Economy of Shame, by Lamia Karim, assistant professor, Department of Anthropology
  • 2007, Spring: Women’s Words of War by Gina Herrmann, assistant professor, Romance Languages
  • 2007, Winter: Maya Women Breathing Easier: Reducing Indoor Air Pollution in Highlands Guatemala by Gabriela Martínez, assistant professor, School of Journalism and Communication
  • 2006, Fall: Citizenship and Welfare: Drawing the Boundaries of (Un)Entitlement for Immigrant Women by Lynn Fujiwara, Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Department of Sociology
  • 2006, Spring: U.S. Taxes: More “Trickle Up”than ‘Trickle Down” by Sandra Morgen, (former) director, Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon.
  • 2006, Winter: The Real Costs of Third-World Development by Yvonne Braun, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon.
  • 2005, Fall: Condom Use Saves Lives: So Why is it Being Discouraged? by S. Marie Harvey, (former) Director of the Research Program on Women’s Health, CSWS, University of Oregon.