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Sep 24, 2021

CSWS RIGs to explore Black feminist ecology, care work, wellbeing, and inclusive pedagogies

For three decades, CSWS Research Interest Groups (RIGs) have fostered collaborations among faculty members, staff, graduate students, and community members at the University of Oregon. A primary goal of our RIGs is to bring people together for a shared project, idea, or vision around CSWS’s mission: to generate, support, and publicize research on the complexity of women’s lives and the intersecting nature of gender identities and inequalities.

Sep 17, 2021

CSWS affiliates honored with Faculty Excellence Awards

Three outstanding CSWS affiliates have been selected to receive the prestigious 2021-2022 Fund for Faculty Excellence Award. Tannaz Farsi, professor of art; Joseph Lowndes, professor of political science; and C.J. Pascoe, associate professor of sociology were among the 20 tenured faculty selected for the honor.

Sep 17, 2021

Dare Baldwin wins Faculty Mentor Research Award

Psychology professor Dare Baldwin was one of four faculty members honored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement for excellence in mentoring students as they ask questions and seek answers.

Sep 1, 2021

POSTPONED: New Women Faculty Welcome event

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL THE CURRENT COVID WAVE HAS DECLINED. STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Mark you calendars for the 2021 New Women Faculty Welcome, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Ford Lecture Hall and North Courtyard of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. This annual event is sponsored by CSWS and the Office of the Provost.

Jul 19, 2021

Freyd settles pay equity lawsuit with UO

After more than four years of litigation, Jennifer Freyd and the University of Oregon announced on Friday that they have settled the psychology professor's pay equity lawsuit.

According to their joint announcement,

Jul 2, 2021

Women’s Innovation Network addresses gender barriers

From Around the O—When it comes to women entrepreneurs and innovators, the numbers speak for themselves and the story they tell is not always an encouraging one.

For example, fewer than 11 percent of university startup companies nationwide have a female founder or co-founder, and women-led startups received a mere 2.3 percent of venture capital funding during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 22, 2021

Beck, May win Distinguished Teaching Awards

CSWS faculty affiliates Erin Beck, associate professor of political science, and Theresa May, professor of theatre arts, have received 2021 Distinguished Teaching Awards—UO's highest teaching honor. The Office of the Provost selected a total of six outstanding faculty members to receive the prestigious awards.

Jun 21, 2021

Krista Chronister to lead new Division of Graduate Studies

From Around the O

Krista Chronister, professor of counseling psychology in the UO’s College of Education, has been selected as the new vice provost of graduate studies and will head the newly created Division of Graduate Studies.

Jun 21, 2021

Faculty affiliates win Presidential Fellowships in Humanistic Studies

Seven CSWS faculty affiliates have been awarded the Presidential Fellowships in Humanistic Studies for their contributions to the arts and humanities. A total of 16 UO faculty members were honored as “highly productive or highly promising tenure-track faculty working in humanistic areas.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Arts and Sciences recognized and celebrated both the 2020 and 2021 fellows together.

Affiliates who won the 2021 Presidential Fellowships in Humanistic Studies include:

Jun 21, 2021

Ana-Maurine Lara wins 2021 VPRI Early Career Award

Assistant professor Ana-Maurine Lara, women's, gender, and sexuality studies, has received the 2021 Early Career Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. The award is UO’s highest honor to recognize and celebrate an emerging and significant record of scholarship and research on our campus.

The VPRI website provides the following details on Lara and the award:

Jun 2, 2021

Week of Writing helps faculty members, OAs dive into summer

From Around the O — Faculty members and officers of administration with writing projects can transition to and jump-start their summer research and writing in a supportive environment at the Week of Writing.

The weeklong, virtual, asynchronous writing retreat takes place June 21-25 and is sponsored and facilitated by UO’s Center on Diversity and Community.

May 21, 2021

Book: Japan on American TV, by Alisa Freedman

A new book by CSWS faculty affiliate Alisa Freedman, professor of Japanese literature, cultural studies, and gender, will be published by the Association for Asian Studies/Columbia University Press between June and September 2021. Japan on American TV: Screaming Samurai Form Anime Clubs in the Land of the Lost explores issues of gender in Japanese popular culture in the United States, especially Chapter 6 on Marie Kondo and Queer Eye. The cover was designed by UO student William Bolls.

May 10, 2021

Gash, Hutterer named inaugural Provost Fellows

Editor's note: Alison Gash and Maile Hutterer are CSWS faculty affiliates.

From Around the O, May 10, 2021 — Four UO faculty members will serve as the inaugural participants for teaching, mentorship and leadership positions in the new Provost Fellows Program.

May 7, 2021

Isabel Millán wins 2021 Woodrow Wilson fellowship

The Institute for Citizens & Scholars has named Assistant Professor Isabel Millán, women's, gender, and sexuality studies, as one of 39 Career Enhancement Fellows for the 2021–22 academic year.

The Career Enhancement Fellowship, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Citizens & Scholars, seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented junior and other faculty members in the humanities, social sciences, and arts by creating career development opportunities for selected Fellows with promising research projects.

May 2, 2021

Raiskin, Long win Oregon Heritage Excellence Award

CSWS affiliate Judith Raiskin, associate professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, and UO Libraries special collections librarian Linda Long have received the 2021 Oregon Heritage Excellence Award for the Eugene Lesbian Oral History Project. The oral history project documents and preserves the contributions of the Eugene lesbian community to Oregon’s enduring cultural, political, and social innovations.

Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards recognize action taken to preserve and share Oregon’s heritage over and above the call of duty.

Apr 28, 2021

WOC presents Tara Fickle May 7

The CSWS Women of Color Project presents a discussion of The Race Card: From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities (NYU Press, 2019) by Tara Fickle, 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021.

Apr 12, 2021

Sabzalian wins Williams Fellowship

CSWS faculty affiliate Leilani Sabzalian is one of three Tom and Carol Williams Fund for Undergraduate Education fellowship winners for 2021.

The Williams Fellowship honors those who challenge their students, create inclusive environments, innovate the learning process, and create a collaborative learning experience. The winners receive a $5,000 award and a separate $5,000 is given to support innovative undergraduate learning experiences in the recipient’s department.

Apr 12, 2021

Tara Fickle wins NEH fellowship

Note: Tara Fickle is a CSWS faculty affiliate. From the Oregon Humanities Center Newsletter – Tara Fickle, associate professor of English, has been awarded a 2021 NEH fellowship for her project “Behind Aiiieeeee!: A New History of Asian American Literature.” The fellowship will fund the research, writing, and digital development of a book examining the publication history of ​one of the first anthologies of Asian American literature, Aiiieeeee!

Apr 12, 2021

Kate Kelp-Stebbins featured in Oregon Quarterly

In the current Oregon Quarterly, CSWS faculty affiliate and assistant professor Kate Kelp-Stebbens, English, talks about her role in a new program that pairs undergraduate artists with faculty researchers to create science comics.

According to the article, "Since its launch in spring 2020, the partnerships have given rise to a growing stack of brightly illustrated and entertaining comics that are remarkably effective vehicles for science communication."