May 10, 2023

CSWS announces 2023-24 grant awardees

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. 

Apr 21, 2023

Common Reading selects 'Feminist Futures' theme for 2023-24

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.” 

Mar 27, 2023

Noon talks examine race in Bollywood, beauty pagents, higher ed and more

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.

Mar 22, 2023

Littlejohn to discuss birth control and reproductive justice April 21

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.

Feb 24, 2023

Saavedra to discuss masculinity and localized liberalism Mar. 9

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. 

Feb 13, 2023

Margot Canaday to discuss sexual minorities and work Feb. 16


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. 

Jan 30, 2023

Research Matters looks at Antonina Riasanovsky's The Family

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.

Jan 27, 2023

Tannaz Farsi wins 2022 Presidential Fellowship

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.

Jan 13, 2023

Inclusive Pedagogies RIG to discuss rhetorical listening Jan. 27 & 31

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:

Dec 20, 2022

Applications now available for all CSWS grants

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

Dec 20, 2022

CSWS affiliates awarded 2023-24 OHC fellowships

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:

Dec 8, 2022

Fall 2022 Research Matters now available

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.

Oct 24, 2022

CSWS statement declares solidarity with Iranian protesters

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:


Oct 19, 2022

CSWS hosts reception to welcome faculty new to campus since 2020

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.

Oct 14, 2022

Faculty affiliates receive promotions for 2022

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
Go to Around the O for a complete story on 2022 faculty promotions.
Oct 5, 2022

Faculty affiliates receive 2022 Distinguished Teaching Awards

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.

Sep 26, 2022

CSWS now hiring: 50th project manager and office specialist

CSWS is now taking applications for two part-time staff positions: a project coordinator and an office specialist.

The project coordinator will oversee the planning and administration of our 50th anniversary events, fundraising activities, and donor development campaign to advance the Center’s mission.

Jul 8, 2022

UA, CSWS caregiving teach-in report now available

In April, CSWS and United Academics hosted "Balancing Work and Caregiving: A Best Practices Teach-in," with 43 participants. As a follow-up, UA has released a report that lays out the scope of the issues at University of Oregon and provide hands-on practical strategies to address challenges that have existed long before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jul 6, 2022

UA bargains for additional caregiver support at UO

In their most recent round of bargaining with the University of Oregon, United Academics' team succeeded in making significant advancements for caregivers in our community.

On Tuesday, UA reported the following to its members:

Jul 1, 2022

Weise awarded a Williams instructional grant

Associate Professor Julie Weise, history, has received one of four 2022 Williams instructional grants. Winners of the award receive funding for projects that support learning experiences in their department.

According to Around the O, Weise will focus on an issue that’s close to her heart and connects to her work in the department of history.

Jun 27, 2022

Epstein receives NEH grant for new global public humanities curriculum

Editor's note: Maram Epstein is a CSWS affiliate. From Around the O—Using language skills and cultural knowledge to tell stories that will make a difference are among the goals of a new program at the University of Oregon, which recently received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Jun 10, 2022

Affiliates selected for Environmental Initiative seed funding

Four CSWS faculty affiliates are among those selected to receive the first round of Environmental Initiative Seed Funding Program awards, established this year to support research and curricular projects at University of Oregon. Affiliate winners include:

Jun 10, 2022

Affiliates win OVPRI Outstanding Research Awards

Two CSWS faculty affiliates are among the winners of the 2021-22 Outstanding Research Awards from the Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation. The awards recognize and celebrate achievements in research and scholarship and highlight notable research activities taking place at the University of Oregon.

May 23, 2022

CSWS director candidate talks, open house set for May 31 and June 1

The Center for the Study of Women in Society is pleased to invite the University of Oregon community to attend internal candidate talks for the position of CSWS Director. The two candidates are: Professor Alisa Freedman, East Asian Languages and Literatures; and Associate Professor Sangita Gopal, English and Cinema Studies, and Interim Director of CSWS.

Both candidates will give public talks via Zoom as well as hold Open House drop-in hours at CSWS for faculty, staff, students, and community members to talk informally with the candidates. The event schedule is as follows:

May 17, 2022

Raka Ray to give CSWS Acker-Morgen Memorial Lecture May 20

On May 20, UC Berkeley sociologist Raka Ray will present the annual CSWS Acker-Morgen Memorial Lecture on “The Politics of Masculinity in the Absence of Work.” The talk will be held 3:30-5 p.m. in the Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Talk and reception are free and open to the public. Masks will be provided for audience members, and the outdoor reception will be held on the north patio of JSMA.