Category: Labor

Research productivity and gender in the time of COVID

How has the COVID-19 crisis impacted research productivity?

A recent story in The Guardian explores how female academics are struggling to keep up with teaching and care-giving responsibilities during lockdown. According to the report, women in higher education say that prioritizing their students’ and family’s needs during this crisis has meant allowing research projects, article […]

Freyd launches the Center for Institutional Courage

Jennifer Freyd

University of Oregon psychology professor Jennifer Freyd has launched a new research and educational organization dedicated to institutional transparency and equity. The non-profit organization is called the Center for Institutional Courage.

According to the organization’s website, institutional courage is “an institution’s commitment to seek the truth and engage in moral action, despite unpleasantness, risk, and […]

Petition to support Freyd’s pay inequity complaint

Faculty and staff are invited to add their signatures to an
open letter in support of psychology professor Jennifer Freyd’s pay equity
complaint against the University of Oregon.

Professor Dare Baldwin, Department of Psychology and Clark
Honors College, posted the letter as a petition on change.org. “We are hoping to
garner a groundswell of support within UO and across […]

AAUP Supports University of Oregon Faculty Member’s Claims Of Gender-Based Pay Disparity | AAUP

Source: AAUP Supports University of Oregon Faculty Member’s Claims Of Gender-Based Pay Disparity | AAUP
Freyd v. University of Oregon, No. 19-35428 (9th Cir. 2019)(appeal pending)

From AAUP: On September 30, 2019, the AAUP filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Professor Jennifer Freyd, who sued the University of Oregon (UO) […]

A novel by Helena María Viramontes about the lives of migrant farmworkers is the 2019-20 UO Common Reading selection

[ October 21, 2019; 4:00 pm; ]
2019-2020 UO Common Reading Selection: Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena María Viramontes

Helena María Viramontes is the Goldwin Smith Professor of English at Cornell University.

A story of loss and survival, Under the Feet of Jesus is a lyrical, powerful novel about the lives of the children, women, and men who endure a difficult existence and labor under dangerous […]

Stephanie Land talk Nov. 6: “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive”

Stephanie Land

Stephanie Land, author of New York Times bestseller “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive,” will give a talk Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 175, Knight Law Center.

Land’s memoir details her life as a single mother on the edge of
poverty, navigating the bureaucracy of government assistance and […]