How the childcare crisis will distort the economy for a generation | Politico

July 23, 2020 — In a recent Politico interview, economist Betsey Stevenson argues that the pandemic has exposed a long-building childcare crisis in the U.S. and that the economic toll of the collapse of the child system will be felt for decades to come:

“The work of recovering from it will not end just because we […]

New book: “HandiLand: The Crippest Place on Earth” by Elizabeth A. Wheeler

HandiLand: The Crippest Place on Earth, by Elizabeth A. Wheeler (University of Michigan Press, 2019, 274 pages).

Synopsis: “Elizabeth A. Wheeler invokes the fantasy of HandiLand, an ideal society ready for young people with disabilities before they get there, as a yardstick to measure how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go […]

New book: “Salmon and Acorns Feed Our People” by Kari Norgaard

Salmon and Acorns Feed Our People: Colonialism, Nature, and Social Action, by Kari Marie Norgaard. (Rutgers University Press, 312 pages, September 13, 2019)

Synopsis: “Since time before memory, large numbers of salmon have made their way up and down the Klamath River. Indigenous management enabled the ecological abundance that formed the basis of capitalist wealth across North […]

AAUP-Oregon says health, caregiving needs should guide campus reopening decisions

In a July 16 statement, the American Association of University Professors Oregon urged officials to listen to faculty, graduate student employee, and academic professional voices as campuses contemplate re-opening across the state.

While the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff should be a primary consideration in the decision-making process, the statement stresses that faculty […]

Petition urges UO to support caregivers, testimonials demonstrate need

Recently, CSWS sent an urgent request to University of Oregon leadership asking for action to alleviate labor inequities for faculty, staff, and GEs that have arisen from the coronavirus pandemic.

As the quotes from faculty testimonials below demonstrate, COVID-19 has uncovered many aspects of our institutional practice that have historically rendered the labor of caregivers invisible […]

Survey of UO community reveals caregiver concerns

A recent survey shows UO faculty and staff who care for children, elders, and other dependents are very concerned about available caregiving support for the upcoming academic year during the COVID-19 crisis.

In June, associate professor of African and medical history Melissa Graboyes, Clark Honors College, conducted an independent survey of student, staff, and faculty views […]

CSWS celebrates affiliate promotions

CSWS is delighted to extend congratulations to those members of the community who have received tenure and promotion and especially to faculty in our CSWS community:

Gabriela Pérez Báez, associate professor, Department of Linguistics; Kemi Balogun, associate professor, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Stuart Chinn, professor, School of Law; Tara Fickle, associate professor, […]