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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Eugene Register-Guard today published an op-ed piece by the leaders of the CSWS Campaign for Caregivers. Please click here to read the full article and share widely!
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 […]
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 […]
CSWS faculty affiliate and assistant professor Courtney Cox, Department of Indigenous, Race and Ethnic Studies, is profiled in the current issue of Oregon Quarterly.
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 […]
Two stories in The New York Times today explore the costs of working from home while managing childcare and home schooling. These articles are among the growing number of voices that ask why the government and employers are ignoring the growing crisis for caregivers during COVID-19 and the long-term impacts parents face in their careers: […]
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, […]