A pioneer in feminist anthropology, Sandra Morgen (1950-2016) 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.
The Acker-Morgen Memorial Lectureship was established in 2017 to honor the outstanding contributions of these two pioneers of women’s research.
Interview Interview with Sandra Morgen, from Agents of Change: A legacy of feminist research, teaching, and activism at the University of Oregon, by Gabriela Martínez and Sonia De La Cruz (Creative Commons, © 2013)
- Barbara Altmann, Bucknell University
- Lynn Bolles, University of Maryland
- Ann Bookman, University of Massachusetts Boston
- Karen Brodkin, UCLA
- Frances Bronet, Illinois Institute of Technology
- Kassy Fisher and Sara Hodges, University of Oregon
- Margaret Hallock, University of Oregon (video)
- Jeff Maskovsky, CUNY Graduate Center
- Madonna Moss, University of Oregon
- Kathleen Piovesan, University of Oregon
- Carol Silverman, University of Oregon
- Lynn Stephen, University of Oregon
- Kirstin Sterner, University of Oregon
- Frances White, University of Oregon
Sandra Morgen Public Impact Graduate Fellowship Details of the Fellowship: from Ellen Herman, Codirector, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics
Acker-Morgen Memorial Lectureship
The inaugural Acker-Memorial Memorial Lectureship took place April 24, 2017, and featured Evelyn Nakano Glenn, professor of the Graduate School and founding director, Center for Race and Gender, at the University of California, Berkeley.
This annual event brings to the UO campus a speaker who works on issues of economic justice and gender equity. Our goal is to raise funding to endow this lectureship. You can support the Acker-Morgen Memorial Lectureship with a gift of any amount.