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Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History

The Center for the Study of Women in Society hosts Walidah Imarisha

Thursday, October 12 from 3:30-5:00 pm Lillis 182 Lecture Hall

Walidah Imarisha describes herself as an historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, and rebel by reason. Winner of a 2017 Oregon Book Award for creative nonfiction for Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption, she also has edited two anthologies, authored a poetry collection, and is currently working on an Oregon Black history book, forthcoming from AK Press.

Imarisha has taught in Stanford University’s Program of Writing and


Political Science welcomes new Associate Professor Debra Thompson

This fall the Department is thrilled to welcome Debra Thompson to the faculty. She is one of the world’s leading scholars of the comparative politics of race, with many publications including The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Hired as part of UO’s Black Studies cluster initiative, Thompson earned her PhD at the University of Toronto, held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard, and was most recently a member of the Department of African-American Studies at Northwestern University. She will teach PS


Congratulations to Political Science PhD Graduate Lisa Beard: Co-Recipient of this Year’s Best Dissertation Award

The Department of Political Science congratulates our recent PhD graduate Lisa Beard, who was a co-recipient of this year’s Best Dissertation Award from the Racial and Ethnic Politics section of the American Political Science Association!  This is an extremely prestigious award, and we’re very proud of Lisa’s accomplishment!

The award was formally announced at the Annual Meeting of the Association, which took place in San Francisco.  The Race and Ethnic Politics section does not grant a best dissertation award every year, but only when it receives excellent work.  According to the


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