Due to the pandemic, CSWS limited annual programming to the following virtual events:
January 29, 2021: The Women of Color Project presented panel discussion of two recent works by Ana-Maurine Lara, assistant professor of anthropology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Lara’s two monographs include Streetwalking: LGBTQ Lives and Protest in the Dominican Republic (Rutgers University Press, 2020) and Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty (SUNY Press, 2020), winner of the Ruth Benedict Prize of the Association for Queer Anthropology. Guest panelists: Vanessa K. Valdés, Black Studies professor, CUNY, and series editor, Afro-Latinx Futures, SUNY University Press; and Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Modern Languages professor, University of Miami, and series editor, Critical Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University Press.
March 5, 2021: The Women of Color Project presented a discussion of Beauty Diplomacy: Embodying an Emerging Nation (Stanford University Press, Globalization in Everyday Life Series, 2020) by Oluwakemi “Kemi” Balogun, assistant professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Guest panelists: L. Ayu Saraswati, associate professor and chair of women’s studies at the University of Hawai’i and author of Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia (NYU Press, 2013); and Erin Beck, associate professor of political science at University of Oregon and author of How Development Projects Persist: Everyday Negotiations with Guatemalan NGOs (Duke University Press, 2017).
April 23, 2021: The Women of Color Project presented a discussion of Indigenous Children’s Survivance in Public Schools (Routledge, 2020) by Leilani Sabzalian, assistant professor of Indigenous Studies in Education and co-director of the Sapsik’wałá (Teacher) Education Program at University of Oregon. Guest panelists: Meredith McCoy, assistant professor and Anderson Fellow of American Studies and History at Carleton College, and Kirby Brown, associate professor of English, Norman H. Brown Faculty Fellow (2019-21), director of Native American Studies at University of Oregon, and author of Stoking the Fire: Nationhood in Cherokee Writing, 1907-1970 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2018).
May 7, 2021: The Women of Color Project presented a discussion of The Race Card: From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities (NYU Press, 2019) by Tara Fickle, associate professor of English, affiliated with Asian & Pacific Studies and Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon. Guest panelists: Crystal Parikh, professor of English and Social & Cultural Analysis, director of the Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University, and author of Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), and Lynn Fujiwara, associate professor of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon, and co-editor of Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics (University of Washington Press, 2018).