Category: People

NYT interviews Escallón about pandemic’s effects on female faculty

Maria Fernanda Escallón
Maria Fernanda Escallón, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon and mother to a 3-year-old daughter, is featured in an Oct. 6 New York Times story about how the pandemic is impacting women in academia who already faced obstacles on the path to advancing their research and careers.
After the pandemic […]

In Memoriam: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ginsburg
Professor emerita and CSWS affiliate Caroline Forell, School of Law​​​​​​, has written an account of her relationship to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for Around The O. Forell taught Women & the Law for 25 years in the School of Law. She is co-author of the book “A Law of Her Own: The Reasonable Woman […]

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 […]

Updated: CSWS affiliates give faculty perspectives in new virtual IntroDUCKtion

Editor’s note: Additional faculty affiliate videos have been released and are added to this story.
IntroDUCKtion, the University of Oregon’s summer orientation experience for incoming students, went virtual this summer, giving new Ducks an opportunity to dive into faculty research through the program’s new Faculty Perspectives video series. Several CSWS faculty affiliates have contributed to the […]

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, […]

New Book: “Streetwalking” by Ana-Maurine Lara

Streetwalking: LGBTQ Lives and Protest in the Dominican Republic, by Ana-Maurine Lara (Rutgers University Press, 2020, 258 pages). This book “is an exploration of the ways that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer persons exercise power in a Catholic Hispanic heteropatriarchal nation-state, namely the Dominican Republic. Lara presents the specific strategies employed by LGBTQ community leaders […]