Archived Faculty Offerings

Road Scholars 40th Anniversary Public Lecture Program

  • What is Feminism? – This talk provides a brief history of the term “feminism” as both a description of social movements aimed at the emancipation of women and as a form of social critique. It also highlights controversies about feminism, its treatment in the media, and increasing cultural and political interest in the term. Presented by Carol Stabile, director of CSWS and professor in the School of Journalism and Communication.
  • Jane Grant: A Feminist Legacy This talk tells the story of Jane Grant’s impact on feminist history, from her co-founding of The New Yorker to her activism in early women’s rights movements, and the serendipitous events that brought her legacy to the University of Oregon and the Center for the Study of Women in Society. Presented by Jenée Wilde, MFA, PhD candidate, and CSWS development fellow.
  • Global Feminisms in Media Development This talk looks at the different ways in which “feminism” gets to be articulated around the world, and in particular in the developing world, through media development. It also reveals how grassroots media development and other media discourses contribute to the empowerment of women and minority communities. Presented by Gabriela Martínez, associate director of CSWS and associate professor in the School of Journalism and Communication.
  • Agents of Change: A Legacy of Feminist Research, Teaching, and Activism at the University of Oregon
    Agents of Change chronicles the history of the University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society and the UO Department of Women’s and Gender Studies within the broader context of the Women’s Right Movement. By 1970, women faculty members across universities in the United States were beginning to teach the first women’s studies courses, while also taking on the fight for pay equity and affirmative action in hiring. This presentation will include clips from the documentary. Presented by Gabriela Martínez, associate director of CSWS and associate professor in the School of Journalism and Communication. 

Past Faculty Offerings

The Brides of Christ: Nuns and Their Art in Colonial Mexico
  • Presenter: Lauren Kilroy
Dressing for Work and Play in Jazz-Age Tokyo
  • Presenter: Alisa Freedman
Gender and Video Games
  • Presenter: Carol A. Stabile
Girls in Motion: Japanese Bus Conductors as Figures of Nostalgia
  • Presenter: Alisa Freedman

Love in the Workplace on Japanese Television

  • Presenter: Alisa Freedman
A Perfect Storm: A Human Geography of Climate Change and Globalization in Coastal Bangladesh
  • Presenter: Lamia Karim
Political Economy of Memory: Women and the Oaxaca Uprising
  • Presenter: Gabriela Martínez
Queens and Amazons in Renaissance Art and History
  • Presenter: Amanda Powell and Dianne Dugaw
Red Networks: Women Writers and the Blacklist in Television
  • Presenter: Carol Stabile
Renaissance Woman of the “New World”: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
  • Presenter: Amanda Powell
The S-Word: The Squaw Stereotype in American Popular Culture
  • Presenter: Deb Merskin
Snake Oil and Mothers’ Milk: Images of Gender and Disease in Early Advertising
  • Presenter: Phaedra Livingstone
Translating Alicia Yánez Cossío’s “Beyond the Islands”: Cultural Context in a Galápagos Novel
  • Presenter: Amalia Gladhart
Warrior Women in Anglo-American History and Song
  • Presenter: Dianne Dugaw

Global Feminisms in Media Development

  • Presenter: Gabriela Martínez

Sexing the Media: How and Why We Do It

  • Presenter: Debra Merskin

Women Healers of Amazonia: Conservation and Sustainability

  • Presenter: Kathryn Lynch

Does Getting Tough Reduce Poverty?

  • Presenter: Joan Acker

Athletes, Artists, Twirlers, and Jocks: Gender in Figure Skating

  • Presenter: Erica Rand, the Whitehouse Professor of Art and Visual Culture and of Women and Gender Studies at Bates College. In the fall of 2014, she taught a course on Queer and Trans Sports studies at the University of Oregon.

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