Evelyn Nakano Glenn to deliver inaugural CSWS Acker-Morgen Memorial Lecture
Evelyn Nakano Glenn will deliver the inaugural CSWS Acker-Morgen Memorial Lecture. This new annual lecture series commemorates the legacies of CSWS directors Joan Acker and Sandra Morgen.
Settler Colonial Legacies: Racialized and Gendered U.S. Citizenship
Date & Time: April 24, 2017, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: Knight Library Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid St., UO campus
Professor Glenn’s books include Forced to Care: Coercion and Caregiving in America and Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the UO Graduate School, the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, and the Departments of Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies.
About CSWS directors Joan Acker and Sandra Morgen
A pathbreaking feminist researcher, Joan Acker was a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon, where she taught for nearly three decades. In 1973, she helped establish what is now the Center for the Study of Women in Society, which she directed until 1986. Her books on gender and class include Doing Comparable Worth: Gender, Class, and Pay Equity; Class Questions: Feminist Answers; and Stretched Thin: Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare Reform (coathored with Sandra Morgen and Jill Weigt). Her many honors and awards included sociology’s top award, the American Sociological Association Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award.
A pioneer in feminist anthropology, Sandra Morgen began teaching at UO in 1991 as an associate professor of sociology, moving to the anthropology department in 2002. She served as director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society from 1991-2006 and later held leadership roles in the graduate school before returning to teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. In addition to coauthoring Stretched Thin, Morgen also published Into Our Own Hands: The Women’s Health Movement in the U.S. 1969-1990, winner of the Basker Prize from the Society for Medical Anthropology in 2004. She helped found the Society for North American Anthropology, which honored her in 2003 for outstanding contributions to anthropology in the U.S.