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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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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.

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.

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:

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:

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.

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. 

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,