The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) will be featuring the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) in its upcoming Pursuit newsletter. The article, "Gender Research Opens Pathways for Feminist Futures," will help to broaden awareness of the CSWS mission, anniversary events, and DuckFunder campaign to benefit undergraduate research and skill-building in the region.
From Around the O—An upcoming symposium organized by the Department of History, with many co-sponsors from across the University of Oregon, will highlight the role of women in science for the past 600 years. It is one of the events marking the 50th anniversary of the UO’s Center for the Study of Women in Society.
If your research, scholarship, or creative work engages with the complexities of women’s lives or the complicated nature of intersectional gender identities and inequalities, then you should apply for research funding from the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS).
As the 2024-25 grant funding cycle rapidly approaches, CSWS will be hosting an information session and a grant writing workshop to support graduate students and faculty through the funding application process.
On Oct. 23, as part of our 50th anniversary celebration, the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) launches a year-long DuckFunder campaign to enrich undergraduate education at the University of Oregon.
A contribution this year in support of our mission—to generate, support, and share research on the complexities of women’s lives and the intersecting nature of gender identities and inequalities—will ensure that we can do even more to grow the next generation.
The University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) is partnering with Comics Studies to present literary agent Anajali Singh and graphic journalist Sarah “Shay” Mirk in conversation on Nov. 2. The event is part of CSWS’s year-long 50th anniversary programming on the theme of “feminist futures.”
The University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) is partnering with the Department of Cinema Studies to present film screenings and discussions centered on the legacy and future of feminist avant-garde media. The events are part of CSWS’s year-long 50th anniversary programming on the theme of “feminist futures.”
On the occasion of the Center for the Study of Women in Society's 50th anniversary, we are partnering with UO Common Reading to present programming centered on the theme of “Feminist Futures: Research on Women in Gender in Society.”
Pictured above, from left, are Joe Scott, David G. Lewis, and Kari Marie Norgaard. Photos by Jack Liu.
On April 25, 2023, CSWS hosted “Native Ecologies,” a panel discussion on Indigenous histories and approaches to fire management, knowledge production, and ecological stewardship.
CSWS affiliate Jo Weaver from the Department of Global Studies has received a 2023 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I3) award from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI). Weaver is an associate professor and director of the Global Heath Program.
Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy is hosting its 40th anniversary conference at the University of Oregon, Sept. 6-9, 2023. Registration for the conference is free for UO community members.
During AY 2023-24, the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) celebrates its 50th anniversary with speakers, symposia, exhibits, performances, and more programming that speak to the theme of “Feminist Futures.”
From the College of Design — A proposed book exploring the recent phenomena of immersive art experiences is getting support from National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Several CSWS faculty affiliates are recipients of 2023 University of Oregon faculty research awards and the Tykeson Teaching Award.
The Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) is thrilled to announce funding awards for AY 2023-24 of $78,000 to support scholarship, research, and creative work on women and gender at the University of Oregon. A total of 21 research grants were given to 16 graduate students and five faculty members.
From Around the O—The Common Reading program will partner with the UO’s Center for the Study of Women in Society during 2023-24, with multiple title selections and associated programming centered on the theme “Feminist Futures: Research on Women and Gender in Society.”
CSWS is excited to announce, "Haunting Ecologies: The Past, Present and Future of Feminist and Indigenous Approaches to Forest Fire," a two-week event series April 24–May 4, 2023, at the University of Oregon. The project is presented by CSWS in collaboration with the Environmental Initiative's “UO by Environmental Justice” (UOxEJ) events.
During spring term, CSWS presents a line-up of funded research talks that explore intersections of gender and race across popular culture and higher education. All talks are noon–1 p.m. and in hybrid format. Bring your lunch to the CSWS Jane Grant Room, 330 Hendricks Hall, 1408 University Street, for interesting discussion and community renewal or take a break from your busy day to join us on Zoom.
On Friday, April 21, Krystale Littlejohn, associate professor of sociology at the University of Oregon, will be giving a talk on her recent book, Just Get on the Pill: The Uneven Burden of Reproductive Politics (University of California Press, 2021).
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS), the event will also preview the Center's 50th anniversary programming for the 2023-24 academic year.
Arlene Stein, distinguished professor of sociology at Rutgers University and author of The Stranger Next Door, will be giving a talk on March 13 titled, "The Right's Gender Wars and the Assault on Democracy."
The CLLAS Faculty Research Series presents Creating Californios: Masculinity and Localized Liberalism in Mexican California, 1800-1850, with Yvette Saavedra, assistant professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies. She is also a CSWS faculty affiliate. Please join us for this exciting in-person event on Thursday, March 9, 3:30-4:30pm in the Diamond Lake Room, EMU.
On Friday, Feb. 24, and Tuesday, Feb. 28, the Inclusive Pedagogies reading group will be reading together and discussing "Peer Learning Guide: Evidence, Design Principles, and Examples" by Mark J. Van Ryzin. Peer Learning provides mechanisms and structures you can use to recruit the students in your classroom as a resource to support the success of everyone, particularly for those students at risk.
On February 16, Princeton historian Margot Canaday will discuss her book, Queer Career, which explores the experiences of sexual minorities in the American workforce during the second half of the twentieth century. Canaday shows how LGBT history helps us understand the recent history of capitalism and labor and rewrites our understanding of the queer past. The talk will be held 4:30–6 p.m. in the Knight Law Center, room 110, 1515 Agate St., Eugene. Livestreaming is available for this event.
In the winter issue of Research Matters, Jenifer Presto, associate professor of comparative literature, shares the extraordinary story of Antonina Riasanovsky, author of best-selling 1940 novel The Family. Antonina, her husband, and their two young sons immigrated from China to Eugene during the Second World War.
From Around the O—CSWS advisory board member Tannaz Farsi, Department of Art in the College of Design, is one of two recipients of the 2022 Presidential Fellowship in Arts and Humanities. Chosen from a pool of 50 applicants, the winners were recognized for their outstanding scholarly and creative records, respectively, as well as specific works in progress. Recipients will receive a $25,000 award to support their creative and scholarly work.
On Friday, Jan. 27, and Tuesday, Jan. 31, the IPRIG will be reading together and discussing "Enacting Rhetorical Listening: A Process to Support Students’ Engagement with Challenging Course Readings," by Jessica Rivera-Mueller (Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence, vol. 4, no. 2, Fall 2020). Below is the article's abstract:
Applications for AY 2023-24 faculty, staff, and student research grants are now available. Applications for AY 2022-23 graduate student travel grants are also available. Please be sure to download guidelines below and prepare your grant proposal materials before completing your application form. Questions and letters of recommendation should be directed to email@example.com.
From Around the O – The University of Oregon’s Environment Initiative has named Marsha Weisiger and two others as their 2023 faculty fellows. Weisiger is a CSWS faculty affiliate.
The Oregon Humanities Center (OHC) has announced its 2023-24 faculty research and teaching fellowships.
The OHC Research Fellowship program identifies, fosters, and promotes innovative humanities research produced by University of Oregon faculty. These fellowships provide faculty with one course release so they can have a term free of teaching to pursue full-time research as part of a community of scholars. 2023-34 faculty research fellowships went to the following CSWS affiliates:
The Fall 2022 edition of Research Matters is now available. First published in 2005, this newsletter highlights the research of faculty scholar who have received CSWS grant funding.
As the 2022-23 grant funding cycle rapidly approaches, CSWS will be hosting an information session and a grant writing workshop to support graduate students and faculty through the funding application process.
The Center for the Study of Women in Society has issued the following statement declaring solidarity with demonstrators in Iran who are protesting the tragic death of Mahsa Amini at the hands of Iranian morality police. Many thanks to Parichehr Kazemi, Zeinab Nobowati, and the CSWS Advisory Board for their contributions to this statement:
The Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) and Office of the Provost are delighted to resume our New Faculty Welcome reception on Oct. 26, 2022. Please join us at our first in-person, post-pandemic reception and help us welcome women, feminist-identified, and faculty allies of all genders who have joined our campus community in the last three years.
From Fall 2022 Oregon Quarterly—Indigenous students deserve Indigenous teachers.
CSWS congratulates our faculty affiliates who are among the 92 faculty members across campus to receive promotions in 2022:
- Lamia Karim, Professor, Anthropology
- Krystale E. Littlejohn, Associate Professor, Sociology
- Alison Schmitke, Senior Lecturer II, Education Studies
- Tien-Tien Yu, Associate Professor, Physics
Edited from a story in Around the O—CSWS affiliates Katie Lynch, senior instructor of environmental studies, and Lara Bovilsky, professor of English, are among seven UO faculty members recognized for their exceptional teaching with the 2022 Distinguished Teaching Awards.
Lynch was honored for her longstanding excellence with the Thomas F. Herman Faculty Achievement Award. As codirector of the Environmental Leadership Program, Lynch works with students who are getting involved outside the classroom.
From Around the O—Figuring out how to bring more women and diverse populations into academia has been debated for decades. The UO’s Wendy Machalicek believes the answer is leading the way for others — and keeping the door open behind you.