Research Interest Groups

CSWS offers small grants to faculty and graduate students to organize interdisciplinary Research Interest Groups (RIGs) and working groups that explore and examine the complex nature of gender identities and inequalities for the academic year.

RIGs provide participants the opportunity to discuss readings of emerging and established feminist scholars and share their research. Funding may be used to pay for reading materials, food, and visits by scholars. Groups are encouraged to use these working groups as the foundation for future conferences and symposia, course development, and publications. Preference will be given to those RIGs that strengthen the intellectual theme of the Center.  Where possible, RIG applications should draw scholars from different departments and ranks.

Those interested in organizing a RIG or working group should submit a proposal that includes the following elements:

1. Title and subject area
2. Purpose of the group
3. Potential outcomes
4. List of participants
5. Schedule
6. Itemized Budget ($1000 max.)

RIG and working group proposals are due by June 1 for the following academic year. Preference is given to proposals related to the Center’s theme for that year. Proposals should be addressed to Michelle McKinley, michelle@uoregon.edu (CSWS Director), and Sangita Gopal, sgopal@uoregon.edu (WOC Convenor).

2019-20 Working Groups

  • Inclusive Pedagogies
  • Gender and Justice in the Americas
  • Unfree Labor in the Americas Reading Group
  • Interdisciplinary Forum on the African Diaspora
  • Race, and Transnationalism in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Place and Displacement
  • Artivisms
  • Law, Culture and Society