What is Road Scholars?
Road Scholars is the public lecture program of the Center for the Study of Women in Society, a University of Oregon research center devoted to generating, supporting, and disseminating research on the complexity of women’s lives and the intersecting nature of gender identities and inequalities. In addition to introducing the Center and its mission, the Road Scholars program offers audiences the opportunity to engage in conversation with UO scholars about issues critical to women and families in our region and beyond. Since the program’s inception in 2002, our presenters have spoken to more than 4,000 students and community members in at least 50 venues across the state. We invite you to partner with us in sponsoring a Road Scholars event for your organization.
The first three years of the Road Scholars Program were made possible through a gift contributed by Robert Amundson, Ph.D., in memory of his wife, Joy Belsky. We are deeply grateful for his support of this important community program.