The UO’s women scholars are taking the lead in academia

Lynn Stephen is one of several UO women scholars celebrated for their leadership roles / photo by Jack Liu.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published March 19, 2020, in Around the O. Several featured scholars are CSWS Faculty Affiliates including Monique Balbuena, Priscilla Peña Ovalle, Geri Richmond, and Lynn Stephen.

They
are mentors and role models […]

Beck lauded as ‘Star’ faculty

Editor’s note: To celebrate Women’s History Month, Around the O is celebrating 10 extraordinary UO faculty members including political science professor Erin Beck. See the full article here. Beck is a CSWS faculty affiliate.

Erin Beck

Associate ProfessorDepartment of Political ScienceCollege of Arts and Sciences

“The
biggest inspirations for my career have been the resilient, creative,
and generous […]

Lowthorp calls for caution around gene editing in human embyos

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Around the O. Leah Lowthorp is a CSWS faculty affiliate.

A
University of Oregon cultural anthropologist is among a 21-member group
of international researchers and public-interest advocates who have
published a strong, cautionary statement about the use of genome editing
in human embryos.

The statement emerged from a discussion about […]

Richmond receives top award from Oregon Historical Society

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in Around the O. Geri Richmond is a CSWS faculty affiliate.

University of Oregon chemist Geri Richmond has once again been recognized for her contributions to the field of science. Richmond is adding a top award from the Oregon Historical Society to her numerous accolades and honors, […]

Peters receives NSF Rapid Response grant for coronavirus study

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in Around the O. Ellen Peters is a CSWS faculty affiliate.

Since COVID-19 first surfaced in December in China, the disease has spread rapidly around the globe, sickening nearly 100,000 people, killing more than 3,000 and rocking world markets as governments struggle to contain its reach.

In […]

Raka Ray: Acker-Morgen lecture to be rescheduled

NOTE: This event will be rescheduled for AY 2020-21.

 “Masculinity and Capitalism: A Brief History of the Rise and Fall of a Foundational Relationship” Raka Ray, University of California, Berkeley

From the UC-Berkeley website: Raka Ray is a professor of sociology and South and Southeast Asia Studies and the dean of the Division of Social Sciences […]

Alicia Garza talk postponed, new date TBA

Note: This event will be rescheduled for AY 2020-21.

Alicia Garza

“Alicia Garza is an Oakland-based organizer, writer, public speaker and freedom dreamer who is currently the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United […]

Postponed: Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes Queer Studies Lecture

Note: This event will be rescheduled for AY 2020-21.

Queer Studies Lecture

“Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance”

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Michigan 

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes lists his main research interests as queer/LGBT Hispanic Caribbean (Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican) studies, U.S. Latina/o, and Latin American literary, […]

Postponed: John Collins, “Recent Crises in Representation and Racialized Mediation”

NOTE: This talk will be rescheduled for AY 2020-21.

Race, Ethnicities, and Inequalities Colloquium

John Collins, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Queens College & the CUNY Graduate Center

Since the mid-1990s, John Collins has conducted ethnographic research on UNESCO world heritage sites, urban restoration programs, and their relationships to national histories and racial politics in Brazil. This gave rise […]