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WGSS Commencement Ceremony 2019

The 2019 WGSS commencement ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, June 16th at 4:00 pm on the Education Lawn West, Parallel to Kincaid, between Alder House and Education. If you graduated in the fall/winter of this academic year or will be graduating in the summer and would like to participate in the ...

Mimi Nguyen: Of Gifts, Debts, and Threats

Mimi Nguyen, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign May 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm EMU Redwood Room Thi Bui’s graphic memoir The Best We Could Do movingly tells personal and political histories of the war in Viet ...

Jennifer C. Nash Lecture: Love Letter from a Critic, or Notes on the Intersectionality Wars

Dr. Jennifer C. Nash (Northwestern) Monday, May 20, 2019 (rescheduled from April 18) EMU 231/232 (Spruce/Cedar rooms), 12pm University of Oregon “Love Letter from a Critic, or Notes on the Intersectionality Wars” follows the word “critic” around the black feminist archive, endeavoring to ...

The Beekeeper: Performing Southern Black Women Who Love Women

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12-1:30pm Knight Library Browsing Room Dr. E. Patrick Johnson’s lecture/performance is based on oral histories of black southern women who desire women. Dr. Johnson will discuss some of the methodological challenges of being a man conducting research on women as well as ...

Human Rights, Human Progress: an Evening with Shirin Ebadi

Friday, April 6, 7-8:30 PM Straub Hall 156 At age 22, Shirin Ebadi became the first woman to hold the office of Judge in Iran, but when Ayatollah Khomeini took leadership in 1979, he prohibited women from holding public office, and she was demoted to legal clerk. Despite many threats and the urging ...

WGSS Club Spring Kickoff Meeting

Monday, April 2, 5-6:30 pm EMU Falling Sky Pizzeria Please join us in celebrating the beginning of spring term with the WGSS club! This meeting is all about catching up, determining the future leadership of the club, and hopefully catching up with some recent graduates to get some insight on life ...

The Transfeminist Manifesto Revisited: 20 Years Later

Tuesday, March 13, 4 – 5:20 pm McKenzie Hall 229   Activist and writer Emi Koyama originally wrote “The Transfeminist Manifesto” and self-published in 1999 before it was anthologized several years later. With the rapid expansion of trans rights movements and drastic changes ...

UO Muxeres: Chingona Fire

Friday, March 9, 5pm Columbia Hall 150 Join UO Muxeres for a spoken word poetry night with Chingona Fire, a Latina feminist poetry collective based out of L.A. Yesika Salgado and Angelica Aguirre make a dynamic duo, speaking on education, empowerment, healing and so much more.

2018 CSWS Acker-Morgen Lecture: Rhacel Salazar Parreñas

March 7th, 3:30-5pm Gerlinger Alumni Lounge Dr. Parreñas “is an ethnographer whose research examines experiences of migrant workers from the Philippines. Her earlier works examined the constitution of gender in women’s migration. Her more recent works focus on the construction of migrant ...

CLLAS Symposium

Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas Thursday, March 8, 9am-7:30pm – Click here for full schedule! WGSS affiliated faculty, including Dr. Lynn Stephen (Anthropology), Analisa Taylor (Romance Languages), & Alai Reyes-Santos (Ethnic Studies) will be among the ...