News

Apr 4, 2021

WOC presents Leilani Sabzalian April 23

The CSWS Women of Color Project presents a discussion of Indigenous Children’s Survivance in Public Schools (Routledge, 2020) by Leilani Sabzalian, 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2021.

Apr 2, 2021

CSWS announces 2021-22 Research Grant Awards

The Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) is pleased to announce funding awards for AY 2021-22 totaling $108,000 for scholarship, research, and creative work on women and gender—our largest funding year in well over a decade.

Since the pandemic has interrupted the center’s regular programming, the center decided instead to increase this year’s grant funding to support faculty and graduate student research. A total of 26 grants were awarded to 16 graduate students, nine tenure-track faculty members, and one career faculty member.

Mar 29, 2021

Mar. 13 WMC event: A Democracy Worth Fighting For

On Tuesday, April 13, from 12-2 p.m., the Wayne Morse Center presents, "A Democracy Worth Fighting For: A Conversation with Erica Smiley, Lisa Hubbard, and Margaret Hallock."

In this conversation, longtime social and economic justice organizer Erica Smiley will explore how the pandemic has left millions of people behind—especially women and people of color—while wealth grows even more concentrated in the hands of the few. She will explain why more political and economic democracy is necessary to lessen poverty and racism.

Mar 24, 2021

9th Circuit reverses Freyd pay suit decision, UO may appeal

Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that psychology professor Jennifer Freyd had sufficient facts to proceed with her pay discrimination suit against University of Oregon. The suit alleges that Freyd is paid substantially less than male colleagues in the psychology department who hold the same full professor position, have less seniority, and are no more accomplished.

Mar 10, 2021

New book: Indigenous Women and Violence, by Lynn Stephen

CSWS affiliate and professor of anthropology Lynn Stephen has published a new book, Indigenous Women and Violence: Feminist Activist Research in Heightened States of Injustice (University of Arizona Press, 2021, 280 pages). The volume is co-edited with UCLA gender studies and anthropology professor Shannon Speed. Here is the publisher's description:

Feb 26, 2021

Lara and Reyes-Santos win external grant for Caribbean Women Healers project

Assistant Professor Ana-Maurine Lara, Department of Anthropology, and Associate Professor Alaí Reyes-Santos, Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies, have received an external grant due to work made possible by CSWS, CLLAS, UO Libraries Digital Scholarship Center, and VPRI’s research awards.

Feb 26, 2021

Women's Foundation of Oregon seeks new executive director

The Women's Foundation of Oregon's Board of Directors is launching a national search for a new Executive Director to advance our mission to dismantle sexism, racism, and structural oppression through the movement of resources and ideas in our region.

Feb 10, 2021

WOC Books in Print: Kemi Balogun, March 5

The CSWS Women of Color Project presents a discussion of Beauty Diplomacy: Embodying an Emerging Nation (Stanford University Press, Globalization in Everyday Life Series, 2020) by Oluwakemi “Kemi” Balogun, 3-5 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2021. Registration is required for this event.

Feb 10, 2021

Nikole Hannah-Jones to give talk on the 1619 Project Feb. 19

Award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will be talking about The 1619 Project on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, from 4:30-6 p.m. As the lead writer for New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project,” a major viral multimedia initiative observing the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves arriving in America, Hannah-Jones explores the lasting legacy of black enslavement on the nation—specifically, how black Americans pushed for the democracy we have today.

Feb 1, 2021

Baylis to give Feb. 10 talk on Designer Babies

The Wayne Morse Center presents Françoise Baylis, 2020-21 Wayne Morse Chair, in the annual Mayne Morse Chair Public Address to be held 1-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The talk is titled, "Designer Babies: All You Ever Wanted to Know (and More)."

Jan 29, 2021

Faculty affiliates win OHC fellowships

Nine CSWS affiliates are among those who have been selected to be Oregon Humanities Center's 2021-22 Faculty Fellows.

Among OHC's  research grant recipients is CSWS Director Michelle McKinley, Law, who received the Provost’s Senior Humanist Fellowship for “Bound Biographies: Transoceanic Itineraries and the Afro-Iberian Diaspora in the Early Modern World.” Additional members of our community who received OHC Research Fellowships include:

Jan 27, 2021

Freyd to retire, pay equity suit against UO continues

After 33 years at University of Oregon, psychology professor Jennifer Freyd will be able to retire and keep her pay equity law suit against the university alive. Initially, UO officials said she had to drop her suit in order to accept a retirement incentive package.

Jan 27, 2021

Anti-oppressive pedagogy workshops coming Feb. 22-27 online

UOTeach has announced the schedule for their 2021 Educational Equity and Anti-Oppressive Pedagogy TeachIN. Postponed from last March due to the pandemic, this online event features a series of evening workshops during the week of Feb. 22-27, 2021.

Annually, the Oregon UOTeach teacher licensure program collaborates with national scholars of educational equity in teaching and learning to provide ongoing professional development on culturally responsive and culturally sustaining pedagogies.

Jan 23, 2021

Martha S. Jones to discuss 'Black Americans and the Borders of Belonging' Feb. 18

The Center for the Study of Women in Society (University of Oregon) and the Tanner Humanities Center (University of Utah) present "Black Americans and the Borders of Belonging": A Conversation with Martha S. Jones on February 18 at 11 a.m. PT (Noon MT).

Professor Martha S. Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, and a Professor at the SNF Agora Institute at The Johns Hopkins University. She is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy.

Jan 21, 2021

CSWS funding applications due Jan. 29

The application deadline for all 2021-22 faculty, staff, and graduate research grants is January 29, 2021, by 5 p.m.

CSWS maintains a number of grant programs to support the work on women and gender initiated by University of Oregon faculty, staff, and graduate students. By providing these highly competitive grants and fellowships, CSWS consistently has supported many important research projects at various stages of development and enriched programs in all sectors of the university.

Jan 20, 2021

Study finds obstacles for women and minorities in chemistry

Editor's Note: Study co-author Geraldine Richmond is a CSWS faculty affiliate.

From Around the O — Insufficient interactions with advisers and peers, as well as financial problems, are derailing career aspirations of women and minority groups pursing graduate degrees in the nation’s highest-funded chemistry programs.

Jan 20, 2021

WOC launches Books in Print events on Jan. 29

The Women of Color Project is launching a Books in Print event series featuring recent monographs by CSWS affiliates.

The first event is a panel discussion of two recent works by Ana-Maurine Lara, assistant professor of anthropology and women's, gender, and sexuality studies, University of Oregon. The event takes place 3-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, on Zoom. Registration is required for this event (see below).

Jan 15, 2021

Escallón to present CAS Interdisciplinary Research Talk on Feb. 3

The 2020-21 CAS Interdisciplinary Research Talk series presents Maria Fernanda Escallón, assistant professor of anthropology, in a talk titled "Cultural Heritage Declarations and The Trap of Exclusion" on Thursday, Feb. 4, 3:30–5:00 p.m. The CAS IR talks are 35-45 minutes followed by a Q&A session. Since teaching and research in the liberal arts is often multidisciplinary and collaborative, the talks are meant to encourage conversation, interest, and understanding across divisional lines in the college.

Jan 15, 2021

Melissa Graboyes discusses life in Italy during its coronavirus peak

CSWS affiliate Melissa Graboyes is an associate professor of Medical History and African History in the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. In this UO Today interview, Graboyes talks about her experience living in Italy when COVID-19 hit, and shares her perspectives as a public health expert. "It's good the vaccine is not available to the mass public for another few months.

Jan 11, 2021

AAUP report shows challenges faced by women in academia

In December, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) released an in-depth look at the makeup and salaries of full-time faculty members in US higher education. Using data collected by the US Department of Education, this snapshot provides an updated demographic profile of full-time faculty by academic rank and institution type, highlighting disparities among women and people of color.

Dec 18, 2020

Writing A Death in Harlem: An Interview with Karla Holloway

[et_pb_section fb_built="1" admin_label="section" _builder_version="3.22"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" _builder_version="3.25" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" collapsed="off"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.25" custom_padding="|||" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.6.0" _module_preset="default"]

Interview by Ulrick Casimir, Department of English

Dec 15, 2020

Book club focused on disability justice seeks faculty members

From Around the O — The University of Oregon’s Deconstructing Whiteness Working Group has partnered with the Accessible Education Center to offer faculty members an opportunity to participate in a book club focused on the intersections of disability and other marginalized identities.

Dec 15, 2020

Book club focused on disability justice seeks faculty members

From Around the O — The University of Oregon’s Deconstructing Whiteness Working Group has partnered with the Accessible Education Center to offer faculty members an opportunity to participate in a book club focused on the intersections of disability and other marginalized identities.

Dec 7, 2020

CoDaC Week of Writing Returns During Winter Break

The Center on Diversity and Community Faculty Writing Circle program invites you to participate in a Winter Break Faculty Week of Writing, to take place December 16-22. Facutly will be writing on the five weekdays only, leaving the weekend for rest, holiday celebration and/or preparation, or anything else you desire.

Nov 30, 2020

CSWS grants workshop set for Wednesday, Dec. 2

The Center for the Study of Women in Society will be hosting our annual grant application workshop from 12–1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 for graduate students and faculty who have not gone through the research funding application process at the center.