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, […]
photo: Melissa Barnes
The CSWS Advisory Board has approved a new Graduate Writing Fellowship for doctoral students who are in the early stages of dissertation writing. The intent of the fellowship is to provide a summer writing stipend to top finalists for the Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship.
“We receive so many meritorious applications for the Jane Grant […]
By Michelle McKinley, CSWS Director
In December, 2006, I accepted a tenure track position at the University of Oregon. I was a single mother with a tribe of young kids. I was broke, having gone through a bitter and expensive custody battle with my ex-husband who resisted my taking our children permanently out of state. I […]
A recent article by CSWS affiliate Sarah Stapleton, assistant professor of education studies, profiles a local group of Eugene women who have been activists for school food for many years and finally saw major success, yet didn’t receive any credit. Stapleton’s article redresses that through a gendered analysis of their story and struggles.
In “Nevertheless, […]
How are immigrant-rights organizations in Oregon responding to the public health crisis around COVID-19?
Associate professor and director of the global Health Program Kristin Yarris, international studies, recently published a report describing the efforts of local and state service providers to address the health needs of immigrant and indigenous communities in Oregon.
The full article can be […]
Editor’s note: See comments below for responses to this open letter. Click here for information and updates on the Caregiver Campaign.
We are writing with an urgent request to university leadership, the United Academics, and the UO Senate, deans, and department heads. COVID-19 has uncovered many aspects of our institutional practice that have historically […]
Photo: Students working on archival research projects in the UO Library’s special collections.
Editor’s Note: This article was published in Around the O on June 5, 2020. Yvonne Braun and Judith Raiskin are CSWS faculty affiliates.
Great research is not limited to eureka moments, and inspiring such research isn’t done only by scientists in a laboratory. That’s […]
Three years ago, professor Jennifer Freyd sued the University of Oregon for violating federal law by paying her less than her male colleagues in the Psychology Department. In May 2019, a federal judge granted the University’s request to dismiss the case without trial.
Freyd’s request for a jury trial was heard recently by the Ninth […]
How has the COVID-19 crisis impacted research productivity?
A recent story in The Guardian explores how female academics are struggling to keep up with teaching and care-giving responsibilities during lockdown. According to the report, women in higher education say that prioritizing their students’ and family’s needs during this crisis has meant allowing research projects, article […]