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For five decades CSWS has funded feminist scholarship at the University of Oregon. Our mission is simple: we create, fund, share, and support research that addresses the complicated nature of gender identities and inequalities.

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Our faculty and student affiliates generate wide-ranging research on the complexity of women’s lives and the intersecting nature of gender identities and inequalities. Discover what we are working on.

Fund

For five decades, we have funded feminist scholarship at the University of Oregon. Read about our present opportunities and past awards

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As a research center, we disseminate new knowledge on the complicated nature of gender identities and inequalities with other scholars and educators, the public, policymakers, and activists. Keep in touch with the latest news, publications, and media.

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Through event programming and special initiatives, we foster networking, collaboration, and mentorship within our vibrant community of feminist scholars.  Learn more about how to get involved.

Feminist Futures: CSWS 50th Anniversary

The Center for the Study of Women in Society is celebrating 50 years of enriching the University of Oregon community. Starting in Spring 2023, our year-long celebration will include invited speakers, exhibits, performances, and events that speak to intersectional feminist research and the ways in which gender, race, class, ability, and sexual orientation intersect and inform our visions of social justice. As the Center looks ahead to our next five decades, we will explore both the promises for and the imperilment of our “feminist futures” within fraught social, political, and environmental landscapes both nationally and globally. 
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Upcoming Events

Feminist Futures: An Evening of Dance, Music, and Discussion

7:00 PM March 8, Beall Concert Hall, 961 E. 19th Ave, Eugene. The Center for the Study of Women in Society is collaborating with the School of Music and Dance to produce a music and dance performance in Winter 2024 featuring SOMD faculty work on the theme of “feminist futures” in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of CSWS. Camille Ortiz (voice), Stephen Rodgers (music theorist), Gustavo Castro (pianist) will present on the songs of Mary Turner Salter (1856–1932), an American female composer never given rightful recognition.

Mar 08 - 7:00pm

Clark Lecture: Laura Pulido at Knight Library

Laura Pulido is the Collins Chair and Professor of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies and Geography at the University of Oregon where she studies race, environmental justice, and cultural memory.

Apr 04 - 4:00pm

Anita Hill: Lorwin Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

May 9, 2024, 156 Straub Hall, 1451 Onyx St., Eugene. The 2023-24 Lorwin Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties will be presented by award-winning author, educator, and lawyer Anita Hill. This is a concluding event to the year-long 50th anniversary celebrations of CSWS and is presented in partnership with the Wayne Morse Center.

May 09 - 6:00pm

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Q&A with 2022 Jane Grant Fellowship Recipient Parichehr Kazemi
Interview with M Murphy
CSWS 50th Anniversary DuckFunder Campaign

History of CSWS

For 50 years CSWS has funded feminist scholarship at the University of Oregon. Our mission is simple: we create, fund, and share research that addresses the complicated nature of gender identities and inequalities.

Our ability to do this resulted from an incredible act of generosity. In 1983, the hard work and vision of faculty members working in what was then called the Center for the Sociological Study of Women attracted the attention of Fortune magazine editor William Harris. His endowment, the largest single gift ever given to the university at that time, was given in memory of his wife, Jane Grant, an early feminist and co-founder of The New Yorker.

historical photo, group shot