The Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies, English and Anthropology, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Narrative, Health and Social Justice RIG of CSWS are pleased to present a public lecture by Dr. Cheryl Mattingly, Professor of Anthropology in the Division of Occupational Science and Therapy, University of Southern California.
WHAT: Public lecture and discussion, followed by a reception with light refreshments
WHERE: Gerlinger Lounge, Gerlinger Hall
WHEN: Thursday, March 6th, 2014
ABOUT: Dr. Mattingly’s talk will draw on a fifteen-year research study with African-American families in Los Angeles. This study explores the experiences of parents of children with chronic illness, and formed the basis of her award-winning book, The Paradox of Hope: Journeys Through a Clinical Borderland. The talk will highlight the story of one mother whose child was diagnosed with brain cancer early in life. Dr. Mattingly uses this story to show how parents struggle to revision hope as a moral practice, even in the context of disease and racial disparities in clinical practice.
The Department of Sociology and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies are pleased to present a public lecture by Dr. Tey Meadow, a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton and soon-to-be Assistant Professor of Sociology and Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality at Harvard (July 2014).
WHAT: A lecture by Dr. Tey Meadow, Cotsen postdoctoral fellow at Princeton and upcoming Assistant Professor of Sociology and Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality at Harvard, July 2014
WHERE: Lillis 175
WHEN: Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
ABOUT: Something about gender is changing. In this talk, Dr. Meadow examines the emergence of a new identity category, the transgender child, and the first generation of parents who actively support and empower extreme gender nonconformity in their children. While some see this as evidence that our social boundaries around gender difference are loosening, Dr. Meadow argues that these shifting boundaries are simultaneously becoming more intricately articulated and more deeply tied to and embedded within social institutions.
Professor Elizabeth Reis recently was interviewed on BackStory with the American History Guys, “a public radio show that explores contemporary issues and themes through a historical lens.” Professor Reis discusses a 1629 trial that raised troubling questions about fixed gender identities in colonial Virginia.
Hear her interview here!
WGS is now accepting applications for the position of facilitator in the Spring 2014 WGS 101 discussion sections. The application can be found here. Initial review of applications will begin February 21st.
Facilitators will be responsible for leading discussion in their respective sessions, attending the lecture for their section, and working with the instructor to structure discussion topics.
Serving as a facilitator gives 6 credits total, which fulfill WGS upper division requirements. Interested students will also need to enroll concurrently in WGS 413, Feminist Pedagogy, in addition to attending lecture and discussion section.
Please submit applications to the WGS main office, HEN 315, or email them to email@example.com. Questions may be directed to either the main office at 541-346-5529 or Prof. Judith Raiskin.
WHAT: A lecture by queer Chicano writer and educator Ricardo Bracho
WHEN: Monday, February 17, 2:00-3:30 PM
WHERE: Browsing Room, Knight Library, on the UO Campus.
ABOUT: Ricardo A. Bracho is a writer and educator who has worked in theater, independent film and video, the academy and community organizing for over 20 years.
Sponsored by the Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies, the Dept. of Ethnic Studies, the UO Multicultural Center, the Department of Theater Arts, the Dept. of English, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Education & Support Services, and the journal Comparative Literature. Contact: Professor Ernesto Martínez, firstname.lastname@example.org
The WGS office will be closed for the holiday from December 23 – January 1. We will return on January 2.
Have a wonderful holiday!
Winter term registration is well underway, even while dead week and finals week march on!
We still have spots open in three classes (listed after the break) which satisfy the requirements for electives for the WGS major or minor and the Queer Studies minor. These courses not only examine historical context of their respective topics, but also dive into the changing contemporary landscape. All three are topic-changing classes, which means they’re not guaranteed to come around again–so if you’re interested, be sure to catch them while you can. (more…)
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is hosting a meet ‘n’ greet for all WGS faculty and students interested in or currently enrolled in the WGS graduate certificate program. Refreshments will be served! See the flyer for more info.
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology invites affiliated faculty to a book proposal workshop for our newest faculty member, Dr. Oluwakemi “Kemi” Balogun and her new book, Beauty and the Beast: Nationalism, Culture, and Politics in Nigerian Beauty Pageants.