Annual Review

2022 Annual Review


  • On the Implications of Overturning Roe
  • A Year in Review by Sangita Gopal
  • Reflecting on the 2022 Acker–Morgen Lecture by Olivia Atkinson, PhD Student, Political Science
  • CSWS Expands Support for Graduate Students by Jenée Wilde, Senior Instructor, Department of English
  • Catching Up with Baran Germen by Jenée Wilde, Senior Instructor, Department of English

Faculty Research

  • Women Defending the Theatre in Early Modern Europe by Corinne Bayerl, Senior Career Instructor, Clark Honors College
  • Resisting and Reclaiming: Housing Occupations by Homeless Mothers in Three US Cities by Claire Herbert, PhD, and Amanda Ricketts, MA, Department of Sociology

Graduate Student Research

  • Viral Bodies: AIDS and Other Contagions in Latin American Narrative by Jon Dell Jaramillo, PhD Candidate, Department of Romance Languages
  • Informal Labor Blues: Gendered Effects of COVID-19 and Beyond on Backward Caste Women in India by Malvya Chintakindi, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology
  • The Danger of a Metaphor: The Female Body and Land in Polish Theatre and Performance by Anna Dulba-Barnett, PhD Candidate , Department of Theatre Arts
  • Masculinization of Maternal Reproductive Health in Rural Ghana by Elinam Balimenuku Amevor, PhD, School of Journalism and Communication
  • Queering Heteronormative Desire through Vocality by Aidan Pang, PhD, Department of English
  • Mapping the Decolonial by Teresa Hernández-Reed, PhD, Department of English
  • Paradise as a Way of Being: Rethinking Relations in Three French Feminist Authors by Robin Okumu, PhD, Department of Comparative Literature
  • Collegiate Performances at Historic Hayward Field by O Adeniji, PhD Candidate, Department of Human Physiology
  • A Critique of Whiteness as Cleanliness by Annalee Ring, PhD Candidate, Department of Philosophy
  • Pandemic Health Consequences for Child Welfare-Involved Women Caregivers by Sarah R. Horn, PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology
  • Toward a Multi-Directional Feminist Critique of Gender Oppression in the Global South by Zeinab Nobowati, PhD Candidate, Department of Philosophy
  • Examining Gendered and Racialized Violence Toward the Black Community by Melissa L. Barnes, PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology
  • Body Mapping: A Decolonial Methodology for Inter-generational Healing among GuateMaya Feminist Groups by Carla Macal, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography

Highlights from the Academic Year

  • News & Updates   
  • 2021–22 CSWS Research Grant Award Winners
  • Balancing Work and Caregiving Teach-in


2021 Annual Review

  • A Letter from the Past Director by Michelle McKinley, Bernard B. Kliks Professor of Law
  • New Special Project Advocates for Institutional Change by Jenée Wilde, Dissemination Specialist, CSWS
  • Spotlight on CSWS Affiliate Major Field Awards
  • Gyoung-Ah Lee to Lead WOC Project by Jenée Wilde, Dissemination Specialist, CSWS
  • An Interview with Sangita Gopal by Jenée Wilde, Dissemination Specialist, CSWS
  • Reflections: UO Graduate Students Share How Works by WOC Faculty Changed Them

Faculty Research

  • Oral History Website Preserves Stories from Eugene's Lesbian Community by Judith Raiskin, Associate Professor, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • #ForeverEssential: What Does it Mean to be a Low-wage Essential Worker in the Age of COVID-19? by Lina Stepick, Lola Loustaunau, Larissa Petrucci, and Ellen Scott

Graduate Student Research

  • M(other)work of Survival and the Pandemic as Teacher by Cristina Faiver-Serna, Jane Grant Fellow, Department of Geography
  • "My Stealthy Freedom": Feminist Resistance through Social Media in Iran by Parichehr Kazemi, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science
  • Tempos of Zoom Ethnography: Singing with a Women's Chorus in the Pandemic  by Molly McBride, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology
  • Breaking the Celluloid Frame: The Women at the Margins of Disney Animation by Stephanie Mastrostefano, PhD Candidate, Department of English
  • "Soy mujer, latina e inmigrante": An Intersectional Study of Linguistic Capital among Latina Women Immigrants in Oregon by Lara Boyero Agudo, PhD Candidate, Department of Romance Languages
  • El Noa Noa: Strategies of Love and Care at the U.S.–México Border by Polet Campos-Melchor, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology
  • Urgent Pauses: A Reflection on My Renewed Commitment to Rigorous Research by Katherine M. Huber, PhD Candidate, Department of English

Highlights from the Academic Year

  • News & Updates                                                       
  • 2021-22 CSWS Research Grant Award Winners     
  • Charise Cheney Named Black Studies Director     
  • Thank You to CSWS Donors                                     
  • Looking at Books                                                      


2020 CSWS Annual Review

  • 2019-2020 Year in Review: A Letter from the Director by Michelle McKinley, Director, CSWS
  • Supporting Women of Color at UO by Sangita Gopal, Associate Professor, Department of Cinema Studies
  • “She Was a Terrific Advocate”: Joan Acker Inspired Alumnus’ Career and Lifelong Connection to CSWS by Jenée Wilde, Dissemination Specialist, CSWS
  • Writing A Death in Harlem: A Conversation with Karla Holloway Interview by Ulrick Casimir, Career Instructor, Department of English
  • Reflections on Gender, Power, and Grief

Faculty Research

  • The Alaska Mental Health Act: Tracing the Development of Public Health and the Nation-State by Kristin Yarris, Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies
  • Food Under Facism by Diana Garvin, Assistant Professor, Department of Romance Languages
  • The “Loophole of Retreat”: Seclusion, Privacy, and the Intimate Geographies of Black Life by Faith Barter, Assistant Professor, Department of English
  • How I Gained 100 Japanese Grandmothers: Reflections on Intergenerational Conversation Inspired by CSWS by Alisa Freedman, Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Literature

Graduate Student Research

  • “The Struggle Continues”: Gender-Based Violence and the Politics of Justice and Care in Brazil by Emily Masucci, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology
  • "Two Sides of the Same Story": Colonial Violence and Erasure in the University of Oregon's (Fallen) Pioneer Statues by Marc J. Carpenter, PhD Candidate, Department of History
  • In the Name of Honor? Evaluating the Impact of Weather Variability on "Honor" Killings in Pakistan by Amna Javed, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics
  • The Work of Black Feminist Liberation: Writing Erotic Freedom in Black Feminist Fiction and TV by Carmel Ohman, PhD Candidate, Department of English
  • Radical Korean Feminism: Women's Movement Seeks to #escapethecorset by Jane Nam, PhD Candidate, Department of Philosophy
  • Witch-Hunting in Colonial Assam by Daizi Hazarika, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology

Highlights from the Academic Year

  • News & Updates
  • 2020-21 CSWS Research Grant Award Winners
  • Black Thought Matters: Two Online Collections from Hypatia celebrate Juneteenth                  
  • CSWS Website Gets a Facelift          
  • Looking at Books


2019 CSWS Annual Review
see also:



  • Gender, Power, and Grief
    by Michelle McKinley, Director, CSWS 
  • 2018-2019 Year in Review
  • Spotlight on New Feminist Scholars
  • Reflections on My Year at CSWS by V Varun Chaudhry, Instructor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Brandeis University


Faculty Research


  • After Work: Female Workers in in the Garment Industry in Bangladesh by Lamia Karim, Associate Professor
  • Political Economy of the Middle East : A Conversation with Angela Joya Interview by Michelle McKinley and Alice Evans
  • Studying Ways to Boost the Immune Health in Mothers of Young Children by Nicole Giuliani, Assistant Professor
  • Decolonizing Knowledge: Caribbean Women Healers Project by Alaí Reyes-Santos, Associate Professor, and Ana-Maurine Lara, Assistant Professor
  • Unstable Fetishisms: Gender, Class, and Labor in Nineteenth-Century Fiction by Mayra Bottaro, Assistant Professor
  • Palenqueras and the Trap of Visibility by Maria Fernanda Escallón, Assistant Professor
  • Closed Captioning: Reading Between the Lines by Celeste Reeb, Jane Grant Fellow, Department of English
  • Graduate Student Research articles


Graduate Student Research


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    by Celeste Reeb, Jane Grant Fellow, Department of English
  • On the Backs of Women: Participatory Communication for Livelihood Empowerment of Women under Ghana’s ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ Program by Elinam Amevor, PhD Student, Media Studies
  • A Study of NGOs’ Strategies to End Fistula in Senegal by Layire Diop, PhD Candidate, Media Studies
  • Seeking Understanding of the Experiences of Non-Cis Students: Developing an Affirmative Substance Use Preventive Intervention
    by Peter P. Ehlinger, Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
  • Minor Genre, Major Revolution: Queer and Punk Histories of the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (1997-2017) by Andrew Robbins, Doctoral Candidate, Media Studies


  • News & Updates
  • Looking at Books

2018 CSWS Annual Review

  • “A Year in Review: 2017-18,” by Dena Zaldúa, Operations Manager
  • Spotlight on New Feminist Scholars
  • “A conversation with Walidah Imarisha,” interview by Alice Evans, Michelle McKinley, and Dena Zaldúa

Faculty Research

  • Counterblast: excerpt from O. Henry winner,” by Marjorie Celona, Assistant Professor, Creative Writing Program
  • “No Child Should Long for Their Own Image,” by Ernesto Martínez, Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies
  • “Lesbian Oral History Project,” by tova stabin, University Communications
  • “Black Sexual Sanctuaries,” by Shoniqua Roach, Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • “Unrest in the Aisles: Eileen Otis Studies Labor Unrest in Chinese Walmarts,” by Emily Halnon, University Communications
  • “Abuse, Mental Illness, and Girls’ Immune Health,” by Michelle Byrne, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Psychology

Graduate Student Research

  • “Occupying a Third Place: Pro-Life Feminism, Legible Politics, and the Edge of Women’s Liberation,” by Laura Strait, Jane Grant Fellow, School of Journalism & Communication
  • “Uncovering the Science in Science Fiction,” by Angela Rovak, Department of English
  • “Feeling Disposable: Exploring the Emotional Structure of Precarious Migrant Labor,” by Lola Loustaunau, Department of Sociology
  • “Magic & Power: Black Knowledge and Marriage Education in the Postwar American South,” by Lacey M. Guest, Department of History
  • “Are you sure, sweetheart, that you want to be well?” by Margaret Bostrom, Department of English
  • “Concussion: Physiological Consequences of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Women and Men,” by Alia Yasen, Department of Human Physiology
  • “Falls & Fatigue: The Effect of Mental Fatigue in Postural Stability in Women and Men,” by Amanda Morris, Department of Human Physiology
  • “Developing a Disability Legal Consciousness: Racism & Ableism in Special Education Advocacy,” by Katie Warden, Department of Sociology

Highlights from the Academic Year

  • “Laila Lalami: The Border and Its Meaning,” panelist commentary by Miriam Gershow and Elizabeth Bohls, Department of English
  • “Queer History Lecture: Regina Kunzel,” by Kenneth Surles, Anniston Ward, and Ryan Murphy
  • News & Updates
  • Looking at Books

2017 CSWS Annual Review

See also:

  • “A Year in Review: 2016-17,” by Michelle McKinley & Dena Frazier
  • The Work of the First Generation Writer: with Cherríe Moraga,” interview by Alice Evans, Gabriela Martínez, and Dena Frazier

Faculty Articles

  • “Oceanic Whispers, Stories She Never Told,” by Alaí Reyes-Santos, Department of Ethnic Studies
  • “Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship: Female Burmese Workers in Chinese Border Cities,” by Xiaobo Su, Department of Geography
  • “Did You Kill Your Baby? Gender, Race, and Religion in the Early Venezuelan Republic,” by Reuben Zahler, Department of History
  • “A Pakistani Poet Lifts Her Voice against Violent Extremism,” by Anita Weiss, Department of International Studies

Graduate Student Articles

  • “Institutional Mother, Professional Caregiver,” by Yi Yu, Department of Geography
  • “The Birth of an American Staple Fruit,” by Helen Yi-lun Huang, Department of English
  • “Understanding Women’s Agency in Rural Punjab, Pakistan,” by Sarah Ahmed, Department of Sociology
  • “Developing Style: How the Washington Post Discovered Women’s Issues,” by Thomas Schmidt, PhD, Research Fellow, Wayne Morse Center
  • “Listening as Learning: Reflections on an Ethnography of Gender in Quinhagak, Alaska,” by Anna Sloan, Department of Anthropology
  • “Beyond Bonds of Blood: Queer Families and the Limits of the Marriage Equality Movement,” by Kenneth Surles, Department of History
  • “Placing Mexico on the Map: Rosario Castellanos and Global Feminist Literature,” by Erin Gallo, Department of Romance Languages
  • “Gender, Land, and Food Sovereignty in Nicaragua,” by Rachel Mallinga, Department of Public Policy, Planning & Management

Highlights from the Academic Year

  • “Ayana Mathis and The Twelve Tribes of Hattie,” Panelist commentary by Sharon Luk, Department of English
  • News & Update
  • Looking at Books

Remembering Sandra Morgen

2016 CSWS Annual Review

  • “CSWS Has a New Director,” by Alice Evans, Managing Editor
  • “Voices of the Vanquished,” by Gina Herrmann, Associate Professor of Spanish, Romance Languages
  • “The Afterlife of Princess Ka‘iulani,” by Stephanie Teves, Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies
  • “Women in Papua New Guinea,” by Aletta Biersack, Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • “Daughters of the Moon: True Life Stories from the Lacandon Rain Forest,” by Analisa Taylor, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Romance Languages
  • “The Forgotten Story of Japanese Women Who Studied in the U.S.,” by Alisa Freedman, Associate Professor, Japanese Literature and Film
  • “HandiLand: Nature, Disabililty and the Magic Kingdom,” by Elizabeth A. Wheeler, Associate Professor, Department of English
  • “Raising Chickens: Women and the Emergence of Poultry Production,” by Elizabeth C. Miller, ABD, Department of Sociology
  • “Melodramatics of Turkish Modernity,” by Baran Germen, PhD candidate, Department of Comparative Literature
  • ”Gender, Inclusion, and Military Recruiting,”by Jeremiah Favara, PhD candidate, School of Journalism and Communication
  • “Deportation & Redefining Masculinities on the Northern Mexico Border,” by Tobin Hansen, PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology
  • “This Body Could Be Mine,” by Danielle Seid, PhD candidate, Department of English
  • Highlights from the Academic Year
  • Looking at Books
  • NWWS: Crossing Borders
  • NWWS: “Putting a Face to Child Immigrants,” by Lidiana Soto, master’s candidate, School of Journalism and Communication
  • “Remembering Joan Acker”

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  • “Facing Up to Institutional Betrayal,” by Michael Hames-García, 2014-15 Director, CSWS
  • “Sangita Gopal Joins CSWS Staff,” by Alice Evans, CSWS Research Dissemination Specialist
  • “Retrospective,” by Gabriela Martínez, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication
  • “A Fruitful Collaboration,” by Margaret Hallock, Director, Wayne Morse Center

Special Section: Supporting Research

  • “Re-Thinking Research Time,” by Priscilla Peña Ovalle, Associate Professor, Department of English; Cinema Studies
  • “Parenting without Protection: How Legal Instability Influences LGBT-Headed Households,” by Judith Raiskin, Associate Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and Alison Gash, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
  • “Developing a Screening Tool to Identify Young Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” by Debra Eisert, Associate Professor, College of Education, and Haidee Copeland, PhD
  • “Contingent Liberty in the Americas” by Michelle McKinley, Associate Professor, School of Law
  • “Bisexuality: Materials for Class,” by Jenée Wilde, PhD, Department of English (Folklore)
  • “Gender, Time, and Sexual Violence,” by Megan M. Burke, PhD, Department of Philosophy
  • “Gendered Internal Migration in Oaxaca, Mexico,” by Iván Sandoval-Cervantes, PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology
  • “Immigration and Gendered Violence,” by Kathryn Miller, PhD candidate, Department of Political Science
  • “California’s Prison Realignment and Its Effects on Female Probationers,” by Kristine Riley, master’s graduate, Conflict and Dispute Resolution Program
  • “Came to Serve, Left Betrayed,” by Kristen M. Reinhardt, MS, PhD candidate, Department of Psychology
  • “Visualizing Women’s Roles in Agriculture,” by Samantha King, PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology

Highlights from the Academic Year

Looking at Books


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An Interview with Michael Hames-García, Director, CSWS

Special Section: Collaborative Research

“The Collaboration Continuum” by Michael Hames-García

“Collaboration through Conversation” by Jenée Wilde, PhD candidate, Department of English (Folklore)

“Plugging into the Recharge Station” by Mary E. Wood, Professor, Department of English

“Harnessing Hearts and Minds: The Power of Activism in Academia” by Marina Rosenthal & Carly Smith, PhD candidates, Department of Psychology

“A Documentary Experience” by Sonia De La Cruz, Adjunct Instructor, School of Journalism and Communication

Research and Interviews

“Media, Democracy, and the Construction of Collective Memory: A Conversation with Gabriela Martínez” by Alice Evans

“Women, Development, and Geographies of Insecurity in Post-Conflict Southeast Turkey” by Jessie Clark, Instructor, Department of Geography

“BiSciFi Project: Researching Speculative Fictions and Bisexual Lives” by Jenée Wilde, PhD candidate, Department of English (Folklore)

“Identity, Culture, and Communication: LGBTQ Youth and Digital Media” by Erica Ciszek, PhD candidate, School of Journalism and Communication

“‘The Other Lives”—Locating Dis/Ability in Utopian Feminist Science Fiction: An Interview with Kathryn Allan” by Alice Evans

“Discovering the Other Lives” by Kathryn Allan, 2013 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellow


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“Funding Feminist Futures” by Carol Stabile, Director, CSWS

“For Love of a Feminist: Jane Grant, William Harris, and the ‘Fund’” by Jenée Wilde, PhD candidate, Department of English (Folklore), UO

“Research Can Serve as the Anchor for Feminism’s Future” by Áine Duggan, President, National Council on Research for Women

“Collaboration as a Challenge and Opportunity in Higher Education” by Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, UO

“Breaking with the Logic of a Botanical Graft” by Michael Hames-García, Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, UO

“Women in STEM — a Wakeup Call” by Miriam Deutsch, Professor, Department of Physics, UO

“Activist Research and the Fight Against the Polluter-Industrial Complex” by Shannon E. Bell, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UK

“Is Feminist Poetry a Thing of the Past?” by Maggie Evans, PhD graduate, Department of English, UO

“40 Years Strong: A Timeline of Feminist Research, Teaching, & Activism”


2012 CSWS Annual Review.


“The Rise and Fall of The Goldbergs,” by Carol Stabile, director, CSWS, and professor, SOJC and women’s and gender studies — Despite widespread support as evidenced through fan mail, this popular show by Jewish writer Gertrude Berg was ultimately squelched by anti-communist activists.

“Witnessing in the Americas: A Conversation with Gabriela Martínez,” documentary filmmaker, SOJC associate professor, and the new associate director of CSWS.

“We Are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements,” by Lynn Stephen,  professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies — CSWS-funded research culminates in innovative book.

Research articles by UO scholars addressing the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields, rural gentrification and immigrant-centered labor, strategies of silence in American women’s poetry, and more.



2011 CSWS Annual Review


“Capitalism, Politics, and Gender: A Suicide in Shanghai”—Bryna Goodman, director of Asian Studies and executive director of the UO Confucius Institute for Global China Studies, writes about a legal drama at the center of her CSWS-supported book project.

“Studying Bollywood: An Interview with Sangita Gopal”—Globalization, isolation, couples, and changing gender roles.

“Heavenly Bodies: Tablighi Jama’at and the Regulation of Women in Bangladesh”—UO anthropology professor and associate director of CSWS Lamia Karim writes about her research among a group of women who belong to a pietist movement.

“Pakistan: Gathering Stories of Women in the Valley of SWAT”—UO professor Anita Weiss, head of the Department of International Studies, relates her story-gathering among women in this isolated valley regarding what they endured during the past decade at the hands of the Pakistan Taliban and subsequent invasion by the Pakistan military.

“Female Stars Are Born: Gender, Lighting Technology, and Japanese Cinema”—research by Daisuke Miyao, associate professor, East Asian Languages and Literature.



2010 CSWS Annual Review


“Civil Rights, Civil Liberties”—UO history professor George Sheridan shares his memories of Val and Madge Lorwin, whose bequest supports the new Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties being administered this year by CSWS.

“An Interview with Lamia Karim”—Incoming CSWS associate director Lamia Karim talks about her foundational beliefs, her education, her research, and her vision.

“Dammed and Displaced”—UO professor Yvonne Braun writes about the contradictions and consequences of large-scale development in Lesotho, Africa.

“Nuptial Nation”—UO political science professor Priscilla Yamin writes about the politics of marriage in the United States.

“An Inexhaustible Appetite for Narrative”—Rebecca Wanzo, visiting from The Ohio State University, talks about pop culture, comics, race and gender, the arc of narrative, reading for pleasure, and social activism.




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2009 CSWS Annual Review


“Being a Part of Radical Change”—a conversation with Professor Emerita Joan Acker, a leader of the original group that established a center to study women at the UO.

“A Wonderful Journey”—an interview with Scott Coltrane, the dean of the UO College of Arts and Sciences.

“Making Scholarship a Productive Adventure”—a digital ethnography website, film documentaries, and other scholarship emerge from Oaxaca research.

“Hormone Therapy”—Christopher Minson, the head of the UO Department of Physiology, writes about research designed to help improve women’s cardiovascular health.