Center for the Study of Women in Society

 

The Center for the Study of Women in Society was founded at the University of Oregon in 1983. Its precursor, the Center for the Sociological Study of Women, was founded in 1973. This multidisciplinary research center generates, supports and disseminates research on gender and on all aspects of women's lives. A member of the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW), CSWS is one of 95 women's research and policy centers in the United States and among 300 centers in more than 80 countries. CSWS is the only University of Oregon research entity focused specifically on women and gender. Sandra Morgen, director, and CSWS were honored March 2004 by NCRW at their awards dinner "Women Who Make a Difference."

Center Goals

  • Initiate research that addresses gender-related issues facing society today.
  • Stimulate and increase knowledge about how gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexual identity and culture shape women's lives.
  • Study and evaluate the impact of policies related to women and gender.
  • Improve the dissemination and use of new scholarship on women and gender.
  • Create collaborating communities of scholars that enrich the intellectual environment of the university.
  • Improve the climate for women faculty members and graduate students.
  • Create alliances with other universities and outside organizations sharing interests in women and gender-related issues.
  • Create bridges between research, teaching, public understanding, and discussion about women's lives.

To learn more about the Center and its work, visit the CSWS Web site.

Collections in this community

Recent Submissions

  • Wilde, Jenée (Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, 2020)
    Diving into Big Data: Humanists bridge the qualitative vs. quantitative divide with help from Knight Library Data Services. Understanding Data Management: Researchers get help planning for the data lifecycle.
  • University of Oregon. Center for the Study of Women in Society (Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, 2019-10-02)
    This issue marks the final year for our three-year theme “Women and Work.” We are delighted to feature several articles that reflect this theme, including one by Lamia Karim, associate professor, Department ...
  • University of Oregon. Center for the Study of Women in Society (Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, 2018-10-04)
    CSWS continues to feature events and research related to our three-year theme "Women and Work." Our theme acknowledges the need to keep a focus on pay equity and poverty as well as pay tribute to past CSWS directors Joan ...
  • University of Oregon. Center for the Study of Women in Society (Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, 2017-10-03)
    Faculty and students affiliated with CSWS generate and share research with other scholars and educators, the public, policymakers, and activists. CSWS researchers come from a broad range of fields in arts and ...
  • Bohls, Elizabeth (University of Oregon, Center for the Study of Women in Society, 2017)
    Writings of colonial women shed light on the gendered and politicized construction of home in the context of British slavery.
  • Balogun, Oluwakemi M. (University of Oregon, Center for the Study of Women in Society, 2017)
    Through the medium of beauty pageants, this book project examines how women’s bodies symbolically represent Nigeria’s aesthetic center and signal the country’s economic potential within the region.
  • University of Oregon. Center for the Study of Women in Society (Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, 2016)
    Faculty and students affiliated with CSWS generate and share research with other scholars and educators, the public, policymakers, and activists. CSWS researchers come from a broad range of fields in arts and humanities, ...
  • University of Oregon. Center for the Study of Women in Society (Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, 2015)
    Faculty and students affiliated with CSWS generate and share research with other scholars and educators, the public, policymakers, and activists. CSWS researchers come from a broad range of fields in arts and humanities, ...
  • University of Oregon. Center for the Study of Women in Society (Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, 2014)
    Faculty and students affiliated with CSWS generate and share research with other scholars and educators, the public, policymakers, and activists. CSWS researchers come from a broad range of fields in arts and humanities, ...
  • University of Oregon. Center for the Study of Women in Society (University of Oregon, Center for the Study of Women in Society, 2013)
    Faculty and students affiliated with CSWS generate and share research with other scholars and educators, the public, policymakers, and activists. CSWS researchers come from a broad range of fields in arts and humanities, ...
  • University of Oregon. Center for the Study of Women in Society (University of Oregon, Center for the Study of Women in Society, 2012)
    Faculty and students affiliated with CSWS generate and share research with other scholars and educators, the public, policymakers, and activists. CSWS researchers come from a broad range of fields in arts and humanities, ...
  • University of Oregon. Center for the Study of Women in Society (University of Oregon, Center for the Study of Women in Society, 2011)
  • University of Oregon. Center for the Study of Women in Society (University of Oregon, Center for the Study of Women in Society, 2010)
    The Center for the Study of Women in Society promotes research on the complexity of women’s lives and the intersecting nature of gender identities and inequalities. Faculty and graduate students affiliated with the ...
  • University of Oregon. Center for the Study of Women in Society (Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, 2009)
    Faculty members and graduate students affiliated with the Center for the Study of Women in Society study women and gender from perspectives that emphasize the complexity of women’s lives and the intersecting nature of ...
  • Luk, Sharon (University of Oregon, Center for the Study of Women in Society, 2016)
    The Life of Paper, a Poetics: Letters and Mass Incarceration in Global California This book aims not only to denaturalize the geographic borders, political-economic laws, and civic norms that expose people to state-sanctioned ...
  • Braun, Yvonne (Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, 2015)
  • Green, Deborah (Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, 2014)
  • Cheney, Charise (Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, 2013)
  • Chronister, Krista (Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, 2012)
  • Beck, Erin (Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, 2014)

View more submissions