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, […]

Barnes receives inaugural CSWS Graduate Writing Fellowship for research on police brutality

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 […]

CSWS launches the Campaign for Caregivers

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 […]

Eugene mothers’ school food activism discounted, study shows

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, […]

Report addresses immigrant rights, health during COVID-19

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 […]

Labor inequities for faculty and GE caregivers during COVID-19: A call to action

Editor’s note: See comments below for responses to this open letter. Click here for information and updates on the Caregiver Campaign.

Dear Colleagues:

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 […]

Braun and Raiskin earn mentorship awards for work with students

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 […]

Research productivity and gender in the time of COVID

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 […]