Month: December 2012

Fembot Jam Session 1: An Unconference on Feminist Multimodal Publishing and Collaboration

[ February 9, 2013 to February 10, 2013. ] a
White Stag Building
Portland, Oregon
The draft schedule for the Fembot Jam Session 1: an unconference on feminist multimodal publishing is now available:  <>. The final topic schedule and room locations will be determined each day. The empty slots will be filled in by you. Please come with ideas and topics ready to share!
Slightly over a year […]

Karma Chávez — “Queer Fields, Queer Methods: Advancing an Activist Research Methodology”

[ May 23, 2013; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus
Public Lecture: “Queer Fields, Queer Methods: Advancing an Activist Research Methodology”
Given all the critiques of queer theory and queerness that have emerged in recent years, including pronouncements of queer theory’s impending demise, what’s the good in thinking about queer methodologies now? How should those invested in queer approaches and activist […]

Romani (Gypsy) Women and Activism: Challenges and Opportunities

[ May 24, 2013; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_16536" align="alignright" width="250"] “Do not sterilize our women” (Czech Republic, 2008).[/caption]

204 Condon
1321 Kincaid
UO campus
Department of Anthropology Colloquium
Romani (Gypsy) Women and Activism: Challenges and Opportunities
Professor Angela Kocze is a visiting Fulbright Fellow in Women’s and Gender Studies at Wake Forest University. She holds a PhD in anthropology (2011) from Central European University.

Roma, Europe’s largest minority […]

CSWS-funded project takes a close look at traditional Western discourse surrounding female genital cutting

Who Defines “Mutilation”? Challenging Imperialism in the Discourse of Female Genital Cutting
Courtney Smith (back row, center)
by Courtney Smith / From: Feminist Formations / Volume 23, Issue 1, Spring 2011 /pp. 25-46 | 10.1353/ff.2011.0009
See also: global.gender.current » Blog Archive » Unpacking female body “mutilation” in Senegal and the U.S.
Courtney Smith received a CSWS Graduate Student Research Grant […]

Lauren Kessler: Watching My Daughter Drive

“My daughter drives.
“Are there three scarier, more exciting words in the English language?”
Read UO journalism professor Lauren Kessler’s new post on the blog. Kessler is professor & director of the UO Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program and a member of the CSWS Women Writers Advisory Board.
Kessler will be a leading an afternoon workshop at the 2013 […]

Book Talk — Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music: The Limits of La Onda

[ April 24, 2013; 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. ] 111 Alder Building
818 E. 15th Ave.

Deb Vargas is an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of California at Riverside. She earned her PhD in sociology with an emphasis in feminist studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her research includes Chicano and Latino cultural studies, critical race feminisms, queer-of-color critique, popular […]