Category: News

Talks to Celebrate Wayne Morse Center’s 20th Anniversary

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 Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome 
Wednesday, October 7, 4:00 p.m.
Featuring Alondra Nelson, Institute for Advanced Study and Social Science Research Council. 
This […]

Tara Fickle Wins American Book Award

Tara Fickle
CSWS faculty affiliate Tara Fickle, associate professor of English, has been named a 2020 American Book Award winner for her first book, The Race Card: From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities (New York University Press).
The book publisher describes The Race Card as follows: “As Pokémon Go reshaped our neighborhood geographies and the human flows […]

CoDaC Writing Circles Return in Fall

CoDaC is ready to support your research, writing, and sense of faculty community and support as we begin Fall Term. The center has a robust schedule of Faculty Writing Circles set to start in Week 1 of Fall term.
Nine writing times are available, including Parent/Caretaker circles designed to meet the needs of those of […]

Black studies minor launched at UO

Editor’s Note: From Around The O, September 7, 2020. Several CSWS faculty affiliates teach courses in Black Studies.

Black Panthers speak on the UO campus in support of a Black student protest at OSU in the late 1960s. (Image: Organa/Oregon Digital)

 

It’s been a long time coming, but UO students can now minor in Black studies.
The university […]

Provost, DEI respond to caregiver concerns

Aug. 13, 2020 — UO Provost Patrick Phillips and Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, vice president for the Division of Equity and Inclusion, announced yesterday several new measures that address faculty concerns during the pandemic including caregiver support; service and time limitations; impacts on promotion and tenure; equity, anti-racism, and faculty support; and access to campus spaces. […]

New Book: “Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty” by Ana-Maurine Lara

Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty, by Ana-Maurine Lara (SUNY Press, Afro-Latinx Futures Series, 2020, 200 pages). “Theoretically wide-ranging and deeply personal and poetic, Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty is based on more than three years of fieldwork in the Dominican Republic. Ana-Maurine Lara draws on her engagement in traditional ceremonies, observations of national Catholic celebrations, […]