A recent survey shows UO faculty and staff who care for children, elders, and other dependents are very concerned about available caregiving support for the upcoming academic year during the COVID-19 crisis.
In June, associate professor of African and medical history Melissa Graboyes, Clark Honors College, conducted an independent survey of student, staff, and faculty views […]
Two stories in The New York Times today explore the costs of working from home while managing childcare and home schooling. These articles are among the growing number of voices that ask why the government and employers are ignoring the growing crisis for caregivers during COVID-19 and the long-term impacts parents face in their careers: […]
CSWS is delighted to extend congratulations to those members of the community who have received tenure and promotion and especially to faculty in our CSWS community: Gabriela Pérez Báez, associate professor, Department of Linguistics; Kemi Balogun, associate professor, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Tara Fickle, associate professor, Department of English; Franny Gaede, associate […]
photo: Melissa Barnes
The CSWS Advisory Board has approved a new Graduate Writing Fellowship for doctoral students who are in the early stages of dissertation writing. The intent of the fellowship is to provide a summer writing stipend to top finalists for the Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship.
“We receive so many meritorious applications for the Jane Grant […]
—Co-sponsored by CSWS. From Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon:
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Literary Power Hour
Thursday, June 25, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Online
Outspoken words can change hearts, change minds and change the world. Now more than ever, we need a jolt of energy from some of Oregon’s most acclaimed literary minds to inspire, educate and […]
By Michelle McKinley, CSWS Director
In December, 2006, I accepted a tenure track position at the University of Oregon. I was a single mother with a tribe of young kids. I was broke, having gone through a bitter and expensive custody battle with my ex-husband who resisted my taking our children permanently out of state. I […]
A recent article by CSWS affiliate Sarah Stapleton, assistant professor of education studies, profiles a local group of Eugene women who have been activists for school food for many years and finally saw major success, yet didn’t receive any credit. Stapleton’s article redresses that through a gendered analysis of their story and struggles.
In “Nevertheless, […]
How are immigrant-rights organizations in Oregon responding to the public health crisis around COVID-19?
Associate professor and director of the global Health Program Kristin Yarris, international studies, recently published a report describing the efforts of local and state service providers to address the health needs of immigrant and indigenous communities in Oregon.
The full article can be […]
Dr. Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
June 10, 2020
Below, please find recommendations for Black Out Wednesday. Since we are a community that values knowledge production and lifelong learning, I recommend that we use the time to become more informed, and also to act in appropriately courageous ways. Begin with the questions […]
Editor’s note: See comments below for responses to this open letter. Click here for information and updates on the Caregiver Campaign.
We are writing with an urgent request to university leadership, the United Academics, and the UO Senate, deans, and department heads. COVID-19 has uncovered many aspects of our institutional practice that have historically […]