Category: People

Scott Testifies Before Oregon Legislative Committees

Making Employment Work for Low Wage Families: Oregon’s Employment-Related Child Care Subsidy Program
Ellen Scott, University of Oregon associate professor of Sociology and head, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, testified before the Oregon Senate Commerce and Workforce Development Committee and the Oregon House Business and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Development in early January, delivering the […]

CSWS Names Higdon Scholarship Winners

UO Student Awarded the Inaugural Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship
AlexAnn Westlake
Senior AlexAnn Westlake is the first-ever winner of the $1,000 Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship.  Following an open competition among UO undergraduates working on a senior thesis on issues related to women and/or gender, the Center for the Study of Women in Society selected Westlake […]

Michelle McKinley Awarded NEH Fellowship

UO law professor Michelle McKinley
University of Oregon law professor Michelle McKinley has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for her book manuscript, entitled “Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Legal Activism, and Ecclesiastical Courts in Colonial Lima, 1593-1700.”
A member of the CSWS Women of Color Project, McKinley began teaching at the UO School of Law […]

Jennifer Freyd on Betrayal Trauma

Jennifer Freyd, UO Department of Psychology
Psychology professor Jennifer Freyd’s paper “Exposure to Betrayal Trauma and Risks to the Well-Being of Girls and Women” is now available online in the Fall 2009 issue of CSWS Research Matters.
“Women are diagnosed with a host of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) more […]

Mozambique: News from the Field

Editor’s Note: Ingrid Nelson is one of eight UO students to receive a U.S. Student Program Fulbright award this year.  She has also received funding from CSWS for her research in Mozambique. This story is used by permission of the author and taken from her personal blog.
Ingrid Nelson
by Ingrid Nelson, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Geography […]

Changing Images of Japanese Workingwomen

Actress Amami Yuki (left) accepts an award for helping to popularize “Ara-fo.”
by Alisa Freedman, Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Film
Editor’s Note: In 2009, Professor Freedman received a CSWS Faculty Research Grant of nearly $4,000 to support her research in Japan. On October 28, she will offer a CSWS Noon Talk in the Jane […]