Month: July 2013

Laura Edwards—“Women, Law, and Culture:  Rethinking Legal Change in the Civil War Era”

[ October 2, 2013 to October 4, 2013. ] [caption id="attachment_17089" align="alignright" width="158"] Laura Edwards, Duke University[/caption]

Time and Place TBA

This presentation is about the ways that ordinary people in the South, particularly African American women, contributed to the legal changes that we associate with the Reconstruction Amendments and top-down change. These groups had a much broader, expansive notion of “rights” and also of what […]

CSWS Advisory Board Member Michelle McKinley Named Bernard B. Kliks Professor of Law

Michelle McKinley
McKinley named Bernard B. Kliks Professor of Law | AroundtheO
Associate professor Michelle McKinley has been named the Bernard B. Kliks Professor of Law, University of Oregon School of Law Dean Michael Moffitt announced recently.
The professorship is awarded to law school faculty with demonstrated strength in teaching, high ethical standards and having made significant contributions […]

Cuban Filmmaker Marilyn Solaya to Screen “In the Wrong Body”

[ October 3, 2013; 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. October 4, 2013; 9:00 am to 10:30 am. ] “In The Wrong Body” tells the story of Mavi Susel, who underwent Cuba’s first gender reassignment operation in 1988. In addition this documentary explores such timely issues as the meaning of femininity in the macho and patriarchal society of Cuba.

Thursday Oct. 3: 4-5:30 p.m.
Public screening of documentary “In The Wrong Body” (RT 52 minutes) followed […]

Lauren Heidbrink—“Collisions of Debt and Interest: 
Youth Negotiations of (In)debt(ed) Migration 
and the Best Interests of the Child”

[ November 15, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:30 am. ] Lewis Lounge
Knight Law Center
1515 Agate St., UO campus

Américas Research Interest Group presents Lauren Heidbrink

Lauren Heidbrink is an anthropologist and has a joint appointment as assistant professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Policy at National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois. She received a doctorate in anthropology from Johns Hopkins University, joint master of […]

The Third Annual Peggy Pascoe Memorial Lecture

[ November 15, 2013; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Browsing Room, Knight Library
1501 Kincaid Street
University of Oregon
The Third Annual Peggy Pascoe Memorial Lecture, presented by the UO Department of Ethnic Studies
Broken Fragments of the Primitive Life’: Race and Dynamic Psychiatry in the Early Twentieth- Century U.S. —with Martin Summers, National Humanities Center Fellow, cultural historian, and associate professor, Boston College

Martin Summers is a cultural […]