CAS Dean Talks About Fatherhood

Sociologist Scott Coltrane, dean of the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences, spoke about research on parenting, gender equity and the evolving role of fathers to a noon-time audience of about 75 people Wednesday, January 13, at a lecture sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society.
Oregon Daily Emerald story

Conference: “Modern Girls on the Go”

[ January 7, 2010 to January 9, 2010. ] “Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan” (MGG)

“Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan” (MGG)
University of Oregon

This international workshop, involving scholars from the fields of history, anthropology, visual studies, and literature, will investigate the lived experiences and cultural depictions of women who worked in jobs related to […]

CSWS Names Higdon Scholarship Winners

UO Student Awarded the Inaugural Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship
AlexAnn Westlake
Senior AlexAnn Westlake is the first-ever winner of the $1,000 Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship.  Following an open competition among UO undergraduates working on a senior thesis on issues related to women and/or gender, the Center for the Study of Women in Society selected Westlake […]

Michelle McKinley Awarded NEH Fellowship

UO law professor Michelle McKinley
University of Oregon law professor Michelle McKinley has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for her book manuscript, entitled “Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Legal Activism, and Ecclesiastical Courts in Colonial Lima, 1593-1700.”
A member of the CSWS Women of Color Project, McKinley began teaching at the UO School of Law […]

Institutional Ethnography: Dorothy Smith

Dorothy Smith
“Institutional Ethnography,” a talk by Dorothy Smith (delivered November 13, 2009), is now available online.
Dorothy Smith is a major feminist sociologist, theorist, and methodologist. Among her many books are: The Everyday World as Problematic; Conceptual Practices of Power; and Institutional Ethnography: A Sociology for People.
Sponsored by CSWS, Women’s and Gender Studies, Sociology.

Major Feminist Sociologist to Speak

[ November 13, 2009; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] “Institutional Ethnography” — A Talk by Dorothy Smith
Friday, November 13   Lillis Business Complex, room 285
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Dorothy Smith is a major feminist sociologist, theorist, and methodologist. Among her many books are: The Everyday World as Problematic; Conceptual Practices of Power; and Institutional Ethnography: A sociology for people.

Dorothy Smith received the American Sociological […]

Jennifer Freyd on Betrayal Trauma

Jennifer Freyd, UO Department of Psychology
Psychology professor Jennifer Freyd’s paper “Exposure to Betrayal Trauma and Risks to the Well-Being of Girls and Women” is now available online in the Fall 2009 issue of CSWS Research Matters.
“Women are diagnosed with a host of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) more […]

Mozambique: News from the Field

Editor’s Note: Ingrid Nelson is one of eight UO students to receive a U.S. Student Program Fulbright award this year.  She has also received funding from CSWS for her research in Mozambique. This story is used by permission of the author and taken from her personal blog.
Ingrid Nelson
by Ingrid Nelson, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Geography […]

Women of Color Project

Lynn Fujiwara
CSWS was awarded a Ford Foundation grant in March 2008 from the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW). “Diversifying the Leadership of Women’s Research Centers,” was meant to promote the leadership of women of color from historically underrepresented groups in the United States within NCRW and within its women’s research, policy, and advocacy […]

Changing Images of Japanese Workingwomen

Actress Amami Yuki (left) accepts an award for helping to popularize “Ara-fo.”
by Alisa Freedman, Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Film
Editor’s Note: In 2009, Professor Freedman received a CSWS Faculty Research Grant of nearly $4,000 to support her research in Japan. On October 28, she will offer a CSWS Noon Talk in the Jane […]