Category: Books

Tina Campt: “The New Black Gaze”

[ February 17, 2020; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ]
Ford Lecture Hall, JSMA

Lorwin Lectureship Series

Tina M. Campt is Owen F. Walker Professor of Humanities and Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University. She is a founding member of the Practicing Refusal Collective, and the author of three books: Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory […]

Karla Holloway: “From Fact to Fiction: A Colored Life in Letters”

[ March 4, 2020; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ]
Ford Lecture Hall JSMA UO campus

Lorwin Lectureship Series

Karla FC Holloway, James B. Duke Professor Emerita of English at Duke University, will visit the University of Oregon campus March 3 – 5. Her featured lecture is titled “From Fact to Fiction: A Colored Life in Letters.” She will participate also in a series of other […]

POSTPONED: NAS Research Colloquium: “Salmon and Acorns Feed Our People,” a book talk with Kari Norgaard and Ron Reed (Karuk)

[Colloquium Series] [Public Talk]Many Nations Longhouse / Free and open to the public

Note: this talk has been rescheduled for winter term.

Kari Norgaard, UO professor of sociology and a long-time CSWS faculty affiliate, discusses her new book, Salmon and Acorns Feed Our People, joined by Ron Reed, a traditional dipnet fisherman and a cultural ecologist for […]

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 […]

Kristin Yarris featured in the inaugural “UO Authors, Book Talks” series

[ November 6, 2019; 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. ]
Knight LibraryBrowsing Room

https://around.uoregon.edu/content/faculty-books-be-featured-uo-authors-book-talks-series

Around the O, October 17, 2019—Kristin Yarris will be the first faculty member featured in the inaugural “UO Authors, Book Talks” series that begins next month.

Yarris, an associate professor of international studies, will read excerpts from her book “Care Across Generations,” followed by a discussion on the pivotal roles Nicaraguan grandmothers play in […]

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 […]