Apply now for Wayne Morse Center grants

Applications are now open for Wayne Morse Center Resident Scholar, Graduate Research Fellow, and Project Grant programs. The new theme for AY2021-23 is “Confronting the Carework Crisis.” Two Resident Scholar spots and three Graduate Research Fellowships are available for next year.

Resident Scholars
Each year the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics hosts two UO […]

Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship deadline Jan. 8

Applications for the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship are due January 8, 2021.
Sponsored by UO Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Oregon, the intention of the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship is to encourage research within collections in the area of feminist science fiction. The UO Libraries Special Collections […]

Save the date: CSWS grants workshop coming Dec. 2

(Updated Nov. 13, 2020) The Center for the Study of Women in Society will be hosting our annual grant application workshop from 12–1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 for graduate students and faculty who have not gone through the research funding application process at the center.
CSWS maintains a number of grant programs to […]

CSWS Kitchen Table podcast coming soon

Over the summer, CSWS began work on a new podcast series called Kitchen Table, hosted by CSWS Director Michelle McKinley and Shoniqua Roach, assistant professor of African and African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Brandeis University.
As a feminist podcast that aims to “nourish the soul in troubled times,” the first season […]

Nov. 11 talk to Discuss Democracy and Citizenship in Policed Communities

This fall, the Wayne Morse Center celebrates 20 years of promoting civic engagement, inclusive democracy, and justice with a series of talks on the theme of science, policy, and the public:
The State From Below: Democracy and Citizenship in Policed Communities
November 11, 4:00 p.m.
Featuring Vesla Weaver, Johns Hopkins University. 
This event is part of the Wayne Morse […]

2020 Annual Review now available

by Jenée Wilde, CSWS Research Dissemination Specialist
2020 has been an unprecedented year at CSWS and the University of Oregon. Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic curbed affiliate research and Center’s normal programming and operations, the murder of George Floyd ignited a summer of international racial justice protest movements and backlash. As a report on our […]

Camisha Russell named winner of the Baruch A. Brody Award & Lecture in Bioethics

Camisha Russell
Camisha Russell, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and a co-editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, has been named as the winner of the 2020-2021 Baruch A. Brody Award & Lecture in Bioethics by the Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Houston Methodist, and the Rice […]

Ana Lara wins Ruth Benedict Prize

Assistant Professor Ana-Maurine Lara, women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, has been awarded the Ruth Benedict Prize of the Association for Queer Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association for her book Queer Freedom: Black Sovereignty (SUNY Press 2020), out this month. Congratulations to Ana!
The citation reads: In Queer Freedom: Black SovereiIgnty, Lara offers a […]

Laura Pulido finds that a racist past is often left off monuments

Laura Pulido
From Around the O, Oct. 20, 2020 — As monuments across the country are torn down to protest their connection to white supremacy, UO professor Laura Pulido argues that dismantling such structures is an important, but insufficient, step toward achieving racial justice.
And the newest research project by the ethnic studies professor and geographer offers […]

Museum’s exhibit on Eugene’s civil rights history goes digital

racing to change poster

From Around the O, Oct. 27, 2020 — To help meet the challenges of a global pandemic, the UO’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History is unveiling its first fully online exhibit, “Racing to Change: Oregon’s Civil Rights Years – The Eugene Story.”

The digital exhibit mirrors the brick-and-mortar version the museum opened last fall in […]