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Jan 1, 2019

Jennifer C. Nash: New Directions in Black Feminist Studies Speaker Series

ROOM CHANGE -- EMU 023 (Lease Crutcher Lewis Room), 12pm

Join us on Monday, May 20th for a much-anticipated talk by Dr. Jennifer C. Nash of Northwestern University! Dr. Nash's talk is the next installment in the 2018-2019 New Directions in Black Feminist Studies Speaker Series, organized by Dr. Shoniqua Roach.

Dr. Jennifer C. Nash (Northwestern)

Jan 1, 2019

CSWS Research Grant applications due January 28

Research Grants

Please be sure to download guidelines and read them before filling out your application.

The deadline for application for all 2019-20 faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate research grants is January 28, 2019, by 5 p.m.

Research Grants for Faculty and Staff

Available to UO faculty and staff, these grants support research and/or creative work on women and gender from a range of disciplines (to $6,000).

Faculty/staff Research Grant Guidelines

Jan 1, 2019

Sohaila Abdulali: What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

Talk: What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape
Author: Sohaila Abdulali, writer/activist
Date and Time: Thursday, April 18 from 4-6 PM, Straub Hall 156, 1451 Onyx St., UO campus
SASS: a confidential advocate from Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) will be present and the confidential/decompress room will be available in Straub Rm 231.

Jan 1, 2019

CSWS Allyship Trainings

Must pre-register for these workshops. For full details, see also: https://csws.uoregon.edu/ally/

Trainer, Dena Zaldúa
CSWS Operations Manager

Feb. 11    10 am - 12:30 pm       Allyship 101

Feb. 12     9:30 am - 12 pm        Allyship 101

Feb. 12    12:30 pm - 3 pm         Allyship 201

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society.

Nov 20, 2018

Scholar V Varun Chaudhry joins the CSWS staff as research assistant

CSWS welcomes scholar to the staff as pro tem research assistant.

Chaudhry is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University. His work focuses on the institutionalization of “transgender” in nonprofit and funding agencies through ethnographic research in Philadelphia, PA.

Nov 9, 2018

Queering Teacher Education Curriculum authors win an article of the year award

Nov. 9 – Three University of Oregon faculty members in the College of Education’s education studies earned the 2018 Francis P. Hunkins Article of the Year Award from the American Association of Teaching and Curriculum. Jerry Rosiek, Alison Schmitke and Julie Heffeman wrote “Queering Teacher Education Curriculum: A Case Study of Lessons Learned in the Transformation of a Teacher Education Program.”

Oct 29, 2018

Sharon Luk wins a book prize from ASA

Annual Awards Ceremony / American Studies Association

October 23, 2018—“The American Studies Association has awarded the 2018 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize to Sharon LukThe Life of Paper: Letters and a Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity (University of California Press). 

Oct 1, 2018

CSWS Research Grant Workshop

330 Hendricks Hall Jane Grant Conference Rm 1408 University St.

Join CSWS director Michelle McKinley and operations manager Dena Zaldua as they discuss the grant application process for CSWS faculty and graduate student research grants, including the Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Oct 1, 2018

Inclusive Pedagogies Research Interest Group: invitation from a new CSWS RIG

Jane Grant Conference Room 330 Hendricks Hall

We are pleased to invite you to the first meeting of the year of the Inclusive Pedagogies Research Interest Group supported by the Center for the Study of Women in Society.

Our first meeting will be Friday, Oct. 12, from 11-1 in the Jane Grant Conference Room at CSWS (Hendricks Hall Rm. 330).

Aug 20, 2018

Yvonne Braun named associate vice provost for academic affairs

Editor’s Note: has served on the CSWS Advisory Board the past two years.

August 20, 2018—, head of the UO’s Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, has been selected for a half-time position as associate vice provost for academic affairs.

Braun, also an associate professor in the Department of International Studies, will continue her research and teaching half time, according to an announcement from the Office of the Provost.

Aug 20, 2018

Yvonne Braun named associate vice provost for academic affairs

Editor’s Note: Yvonne Braun has served on the CSWS Advisory Board the past two years. August 20, 2018—Yvonne Braun, head of the UO’s Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, has been selected for a half-time position as associate vice provost for academic affairs. Braun, also an associate professor in the Department of International Studies, will continue her research and teaching half time, according to an announcement from the Office of the Provost. In her new ro
Aug 16, 2018

Courtney Thorsson receives NEH Public Scholars Award

August 2018—, associate professor of English and a CSWS faculty affiliate, received a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholars award in the amount of $60,000 for her project “The Sisterhood and Black Women’s Literary Organizing.”

Aug 13, 2018

Lesbian Oral History Project

New History for Future Generations

Lesbian Oral History documents gay women in Eugene

An article in the August 9th edition of Eugene Weekly highlights the work of the Lesbian Oral History Project being carried out by Linda Long, UO Libraries manuscripts librarian, and Judith Raiskin, associate professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Jul 17, 2018

Research project on gendered justice among those receiving OVPRI 2018 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives awards

July 16, 2018—Lynn Stephen and Erin Beck, two members of the CSWS Américas Research Interest Group whose research on gender violence in Guatemala and the U.S. is on a yearly basis of support from CSWS, are among those whose research will receive 2018 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives awards from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.

Jul 17, 2018

Black Latina the Play

Hope Theatre Free admission

UO Latinx Strategies Group, UO Black Strategies Group, and UO Theatre Arts present:

Black Latina the Play on Friday, Oct 19th at 7:30pm at the Hope Theatre

BLACK LATINA IS one STORY OF BEING A BLACK LATINA IN THE U.S.

Performance followed by a conversation with writer and director Ms. Crystal Roman

Event information: blogs.uoregon.edu/blacklatina

Jul 7, 2018

Welcome Reception for New Women Faculty on October 9

Gerlinger Lounge 1468 University St.

The Center for the Study of Women in Society and the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs invite you to a reception to welcome new women faculty to campus.

New and current faculty at the University of Oregon are invited to attend this event to welcome new women faculty to campus, which will be an opportunity for participants to learn about one another’s research and work, and to inspire collaboration, community, and support across campus.

Jul 6, 2018

Patricia Matthew, “Written/Unwritten: On the Promise and Limits of Diversity and Inclusion”

EMU 230 | Swindells Erb Memorial Union 1222 E. 13th St.

Faculty, administrators, and graduate students have an opportunity to explore issues of faculty diversity with , the editor of Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure (University of North Carolina Press, 2016) at 3:30 pm Wednesday, Oct. 17, in EMU 230, the Swindells room. Her lecture is titled “Written/Unwritten: On the Promise and Limits of Diversity and Inclusion.” 

Jul 6, 2018

Producing Literature & Film for Queer Latinx Youth

EMU—145 Crater Lake South Room

A Film Discussion and Book Celebration

Join Ernesto Martínez and others for a discussion of the groundbreaking new bilingual queer Latinx children’s book When We Love Someone We Sing To Them, and get a “sneak peak” of our new short film La Serenata. Light refreshments provided.

Jun 29, 2018

Shoniqua Roach: UO Today interview

In case you missed it, here is the link to UO Today’s interview with Shoniqua Roach. From the Oregon Humanities Center website: “Shoniqua Roach is an assistant professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon. Roach discusses her research interest in post-civil rights era black popular culture, especially the work of transgressive black female performers—Pam Grier in 1970s Blaxploitation films, and hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj. In addition, Roach talks about the black feminist speaker series she is organizing for the 2018–19 academic year.”