“Same-Sex Intimacies in an Early Modern African Text about an Ethiopian Female Saint, ‘Gädlä Wälättä P̣eṭros’ (1672)”

[ April 24, 2015; 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

A Lecture by Professor Wendy Laura Belcher, Princeton University
The 17th-century Ethiopian book The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Wälättä P̣eṭros features a life-long partnership between two women and the depiction of same-sex sexuality among nuns. The earliest known book-length biography about the life of an African woman, written in 1672 in […]

Forty Years of Feminism

Carol Stabile (left), director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society, and Gabriela Martinez, the center’s associate director.
Forty Years of Feminism | giving.uoregon.edu.
From the spring 2014 issue of Oregon Outlook, an article about the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society and the Jane Grant legacy: “Forty Years of Feminism.”
“The […]

CSWS Noon Talk: Jenée Wilde, “Bridging Humanities and Social Science Methods in PhD Research”

[ April 8, 2015; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall, 1408 University St.
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Jenée Wilde discusses the challenges and rewards of mixing ethnographic research methods with approaches to literary and visual media in her interdisciplinary project “Speculative Fictions, Bisexual Lives: Changing Frameworks of Sexual Desire.”

Wilde is the 2014-15 CSWS Jane Grant Fellowship Award recipient. A PhD candidate in […]

Karma R. Chávez Interview Featured in Fembot’s “Books Aren’t Dead”

Fembot’s Books Aren’t Dead (BAD) interview for April 2014 is now available on the Fembot website. In this BAD interview Magie Ramírez (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington) talks with Karma R. Chávez (Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison), author of Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities (Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2013).
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Now in print: “Gender, Sex, Love in Poetic Dialogues of the Early Twentieth Century” by Dorothee Ostmeier

A CSWS-supported book project by Dorothee Ostmeier, University of Oregon professor of German and Folklore, is now in print.
Here is a short summary of its content:
The book “Gender, Sex, Liebe in poetischen Dialogen des frühen zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts” (Gender, Sex, Love in Poetic Dialogues of the Early Twentieth Century) puts actual poetic dialogues—poems exchanged between lovers […]

Road Scholars: Documentary Filmmaker Gabriela Martínez to present “Agents of Change”

[ March 18, 2015; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] George S. Turnbull
Portland Center
Shirley Papé Forum
70 NW Couch St., Floor 3R
Portland, OR 97209

A CSWS Road Scholars Presentation
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Award-winning documentary filmmaker Gabriela Martínez will present Agents of Change: A Legacy of Feminist Research, Teaching and Activism at the University of Oregon, a film she produced with Sonia De La Cruz. The film, developed for the […]