2016 Affiliate Publications

We include here books and documentaries by faculty affiliates, particularly ones that relate to our mission: generating, supporting and disseminating research on women and gender. Many of these projects received CSWS funding.

fractional-freedoms-book-coverFractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600-1700
by Michelle McKinley
Cambridge University Press
October 2016
294 pages


Michelle McKinley is the director of CSWS and the Bernard B. Kliks Associate Professor of Law at the University of Oregon School of Law.


gender-violence_biersackGender Violence and Human Rights:
Seeking Justice in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu
coedited by Aletta Biersack, professor, UO Department of Anthropology

Australian National University Press, 2016

Synopsis: The postcolonial states of Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu operate today in a global arena in which human rights are widely accepted. As ratifiers of UN treaties such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, these Pacific Island countries have committed to promoting women’s and girls’ rights, including the right to a life free of violence. Yet local, national and regional gender values are not always consistent with the principles of gender equality and women’s rights that undergird these globalising conventions. This volume critically interrogates the relation between gender violence and human rights as these three countries and their communities and citizens engage with, appropriate, modify and at times resist human rights principles and their implications for gender violence. Grounded in extensive anthropological, historical and legal research, the volume should prove a crucial resource for the many scholars, policymakers and activists who are concerned about the urgent and ubiquitous problem of gender violence in the western Pacific.

Homeless Tongues: Poetry and Languages of the Sephardic Diaspora
by Monique Balbuena
Stanford University Press
July 2016
256 pages


Monique Rodrigues Balbuena is associate professor of literature in the UO Clark Honors College.


pascoe_bookcover-copyExploring Masculinities: Identity, Inequality, Continuity, and Change
by C.J. Pascoe
Oxford University Press


C.J. Pascoe is an associate professor, UO Department of Sociology



eischenDirections in Number Theory
coedited by Ellen Eischen

Series: Association for Women in Mathematics Series, Vol. 3.

Ellen Eischen is an assistant professor, UO Department of Mathematics.



David-Li-book-coverEconomy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinema
by David Leiwei Li
March 2016
230 pages


David Leiwei Li is a professor in the UO Department of English.



my-music_cover-copyMy Music, My War: The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan
by Lisa Gilman
Wesleyan University Press


Lisa Gilman is a professor, Department of English, Folklore.




Applicative Justice: A Pragmatic Empirical Approach to Racial Injustice
by Naomi Zack
Rowman & Littlefield
March 2016
250 pages


Naomi Zack is a professor, Department of Philosophy.