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Apr 4, 2022

Affiliates win UO Faculty Research Awards

Four CSWS affiliates are among the recipients of the 2022 Faculty Research Awards. Distributed annually by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, Faculty Research Awards support scholarship, creative projects, and quantitative or qualitative research from all disciplinary backgrounds.

“I congratulate all the 2022 awardees, who include faculty from across this institution and in all career phases,” said Cass Moseley, interim vice president for research and Innovation. “In particular, I’m very pleased with the diversity and quality of projects selected.”

Mar 18, 2022

Director search now open at CSWS

The Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) invites applications for the Director position. This three-year renewable appointment as director will begin September 15, 2022. The director should be a tenured professor at the University of Oregon and have an active research agenda relevant to the work of CSWS. The appointee will have reduced FTE in their department while serving as CSWS director at 0.5 FTE with a stipend of $6,600 from the Office of VPRI.

Mar 14, 2022

Kate Kelp-Stebbins wins Tykeson Teaching Award

Kate Kelp-Stebbins, assistant professor of English, is the 2022 Tykeson Teaching Award recipient for excellence in teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences humanities division. She is a CSWS faculty affiliate.

Mar 12, 2022

Sarita Gupta to speak on democracy and labor March 30

What will labor organizing look like in the future? On March 30, 2021-22 Wayne Morse Chair Sarita Gupta answers this question in her talk, "The Future We Need for Workers and Our Democracy," by describing not only how working people can improve their wages and working conditions, but how they can exert real power over many more aspects of their lives. Gupta will consider the central role that collective bargaining must play in the renewal of diverse communities and our democracy.

Mar 5, 2022

Info meeting on Research Interest Groups, applying for funds set for April 8

CSWS faculty and graduate student affiliates are invited to attend an information session on forming Research Interest Groups (RIGs) and applying for RIG Innovation and Special Project/Initiative grant funds. The meeting will be held 12-1 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the Knight Library DREAM Lab (Room 122A).

Feb 28, 2022

Gabriela Pérez Báez launches Indigenous languages journal

From Around the O. Editor's note: Gabriela Pérez Báez is a CSWS faculty affiliate. — UO associate professor of linguistics Gabriela Pérez Báez has helped launch the first international, open access, multilingual journal entirely dedicated to the revitalization and sustainability of Indigenous and minoritized languages.

Feb 25, 2022

Alicia Garza to speak March 2

In honor of International Women’s Day, the UO Women’s Center proudly presents our annual Lyllye B. Parker Black, Indigenous and Women of Color Speaker Series featuring Alicia Garza, co-creator of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Feb 5, 2022

Dyana Mason, Julie Weise win Open Oregon grants

Two CSWS faculty affiliates—Dyana Mason, associate professor of planning, public policy and management, and Julie Weise, associate professor of history—are among four recipients of Open Oregon Educational Resources grant awards totaling more than $101,000 for proposed innovative ideas for textbook and resource solutions.

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Feb 5, 2022

Lynn Stephen named AAAS fellow

Anthropology professor and CSWS affiliate Lynn Stephen is among four UO faculty named 2021 fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, joining 564 other newly elected members whose work has distinguished them in the science community and beyond.

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This year’s fellows and their areas of research are Lynn Stephen, anthropology; Mike Pluth, chemistry; Jon Erlandson, archaeology/anthropology; and Brendan Bohannan, biology.

Jan 31, 2022

Feb. 16 Noon Talk with Jinsun Yang, Sociology

Noon Talks are presented by recent recipients of research grants from the Center for the Study of Women in Society. These scholarly talks span the interests of many departments in the areas of women and gender.

Jan 29, 2022

UA disappointed by UO response to pandemic working conditions, caregiving

Editor’s note—On Tuesday, Jan. 18, members of United Academics and the Center for the Study of Women in Society met with University of Oregon leader ship to discuss the needs of caregivers during the current COVID-19 surge as part of our ongoing advocacy in the Caregiver Campaign. On Jan. 22, after reviewing the written response from upper administration, UA's Executive Council sent out the following open letter:

Jan 19, 2022

UA talks to UO about caregiver working conditions in the pandemic

Editor's note—On Tuesday, Jan. 18, members of United Academics and the Center for the Study of Women in Society met with University of Oregon leader ship to discuss the needs of caregivers during the current COVID-19 surge as part of our ongoing advocacy in the Caregiver Campaign. The following update was sent today to UA membership:

Jan 17, 2022

Feb. 2 Noon Talk with Cassandra Galentine, English

Noon Talks are presented by recent recipients of research grants from the Center for the Study of Women in Society. These scholarly talks span the interests of many departments in the areas of women and gender.

Jan 15, 2022

CSWS research grant deadline Jan. 31

University of Oregon graduate students and faculty working on the analysis of gender and its intersections are eligible for Research Grants from the Center for the Study of Women in Society. Graduate students can apply for up to $3,000 and faculty/staff can apply for up to $6,000 to support research and/or creative work on women and gender from a range of disciplines. 

Jan 10, 2022

CSWS Special Project Advocates for Institutional Change

Note: This story first appeared in the 2021 CSWS Annual Review—Last year, in the early stages of pandemic lockdown, CSWS director and law professor Michelle McKinley began receiving panicked emails from faculty friends and Center affiliates who are caregivers. With 4J schools and childcare facilities shut down, as well as shortages in long-term elder care services, how were they supposed to fulfill their teaching and research commitments at the university while also meeting the labor-intensive care needs of others?

Jan 3, 2022

Jan. 14 Noon Talk with Annalee Ring, Philosophy

Noon Talks are presented by recent recipients of research grants from the Center for the Study of Women in Society. These scholarly talks span the interests of many departments in the areas of women and gender.

Dec 16, 2021

Stapleton named Environment Initiative faculty fellow for spring 2022

Sarah Stapleton is a CSWS faculty affiliate. From Around the O—The Environment Initiative at the University of Oregon has named Sarah Stapleton, an assistant professor in the College of Education, as its faculty fellow for spring 2022, as part of a new program funded by the Office of the Provost.

Dec 7, 2021

Graduate students to present funded research in CSWS Noon Talks

After a pandemic hiatus, CSWS Noon Talks return in January 2022. These scholarly talks span the interests of many departments in the areas of women and gender and are presented by recent recipients of our graduate student research grants. Save these dates!

January 14: “The Myth of Whiteness as Cleanliness: A Settler Colonial, White Supremacist, and Patriarchal Construction.” Annalee Ring, Philosophy. Noon via Zoom.

Dec 6, 2021

Environment Initiative announces faculty fellow for spring 2022

From Around the O. Sarah Stapleton is a CSWS affiliate – The Environment Initiative at the University of Oregon has named Sarah Stapleton, an assistant professor in the College of Education, as its faculty fellow for spring 2022, as part of a new program funded by the Office of the Provost.

Dec 3, 2021

A theater collaboration brings Native voices to the UO stage

From Around the O. Theresa May is a CSWS affiliate — A unique partnership between a Department of Theatre Arts professor, director and playwright and a Grand Ronde tribal elder and actor has given Native theater a voice and a presence on campus.

Nov 17, 2021

CSWS begins planning for 50th Anniversary

In fall of 2023, CSWS will mark five decades of generating, supporting, and disseminating research on the complexity of women's lives and the intersecting nature of gender identities and inequalities.

As we begin planning this milestone event, we would like to know what you think is important for our community to recognize and celebrate. Please take a few moments to fill out the survey at this link: https://forms.gle/6kWEVChJLA4L7E6z7

Nov 5, 2021

Pandemic realities reflected in 2021 CSWS Annual Review

2020-21 academic year at University of Oregon was like no other. With campus shut down due to COVID-19, faculty, staff, and students with families juggled caregiving responsibilities alongside working from home. With travel curtailed or impossible, researchers postponed or changed their projects to suit our new pandemic reality. The 2021 [embeddoc url="https://wordpress-2-csws.ddev.site:8443/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2021_CSWS_Annual-Rvw_FINAL_WEB.pdf" download="all" viewer="google"] reflects these changed conditions and the impacts they have had on the life of our community.

Nov 1, 2021

CSWS to offer grant funding info sessions, workshop

As the 2022-23 grant funding cycle rapidly approaches, CSWS will be hosting information sessions and a grant writing workshop to support graduate students and faculty through the funding application process. University of Oregon graduate students can apply for up to $3,000 and faculty/staff can apply for up to $6,000 to support research and/or creative work on women and gender from a range of disciplines.

Oct 29, 2021

Courtney Thorsson named Norman H. Brown Faculty Fellow

Courtney Thorsson, associate professor of English, has been named a Norman H. Brown Faculty Fellow in the Liberal Arts for 2021-2023. The Norman H. Brown Faculty Fellows are awarded by the Collage of Arts and Sciences on the basis of their demonstrated excellence in teaching and their capacity for superior scholarship.

Oct 29, 2021

Kemi Balogun wins Aidoo-Snyder Prize

Oluwakemi "Kemi" Balogun, associate professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies, has won the 2021 Aidoo-Snyder Prize for best scholarly work from the African Studies Association Women's Caucus for her first book, Beauty Diplomacy: Embodying an Emerging Nation.

Oct 11, 2021

Blood drive to be held Oct. 19 on campus

From Around-the-O: The blood supply in the Eugene/Springfield area is critically low, and UO community members can help out by donating blood at an upcoming campus event.

Bloodworks, which provides blood to all area hospitals, will be on campus Oct. 19 to accept donations. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the basement of Gerlinger Annex.