Category: Public Policy

UO Today: Columbia professor Mae Ngai speaks on the history of immigration

UO Today #729 guest: Mae Ngai

Mae Ngai on UO Today

Mae Ngai, professor of History and Lung Family
Professor of Asian American Studies at Columbia University, is the
2018-19 Wayne Morse Chair. She discusses the history of immigration to
the United States; and talks about how restrictive immigration policy
leads to increased illegal immigration. Ngai critiques […]

Christen Smith, “The Sequelae of Black Life in Brazil and the US: Violence, Gender, Space and Time”

[ March 5, 2019; 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Knight Library      Browsing Room      1501 Kincaid St.    UO campus
Race, Ethnicities, and Inequalities Colloquium

“The Sequelae of Black Life in Brazil and the US:
Violence, Gender, Space and Time”
Christen Smith, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin

Bio

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Christen Smith researches engendered anti-Black state violence […]

Canceled: Raka Ray: 2019 Acker-Morgen Memorial Lecture

[ April 25, 2019; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] This talk has been canceled.
Talk: 3:30 – 5 pm
Light refreshments: 3 – 3:30 pm
Ford Lecture Hall, JSMA
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus
“Masculinity and Capitalism: A Brief History of the Rise and Fall of a Foundational Relationship”
Raka Ray, University of California, Berkeley
Raka Ray is professor of sociology and South and Southeast Asia studies, and the present Chair of […]

Joane Nagel: “Gender and Climate Change”

[ November 30, 2018; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Room 175
Knight Law Center
1515 Agate St.
Gender and Climate Change, a lecture by Joane Nagel
Joane Nagel, University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Anthropology Department at the University of Kansas, is a political and cultural sociologist whose work focuses on ethnicities, genders, and sexualities in the US and the global system and the militarization […]

Laila Lalami columnist for The Nation to headline CSWS NW Women Writers Symposium

Laila Lalami will be our keynote speaker for the 7th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium on April 25. Her keynote talk is titled “The Border and Its Meaning: Forgotten Stories.” Details: http://csws.uoregon.edu/2018nwws/
In an addition to being an award-winning novelist and a Pulitzer finalist, Lalami writes the “Between the Lines” column for The Nation.
Below are […]

On the Frontlines of the Gig Economy: Organizing Taxi Workers under Ubernomics

[ May 2, 2018; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. May 3, 2018; 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Portland
7 pm Wednesday, May 2
SEIU 503 Hall, 401 SE Foster Rd.

Eugene
7 p.m. Thursday, May 3
Ford Alumni Center
1720 E. 13th Ave.

Featuring Bhairavi Desai, executive director and found member of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance

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Bhairavi Desai is executive director and founding member of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance. The NYTWA is […]