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Faculty Update – Stephen Wooten

Food remains central to Stephen Wooten’s research, teaching and service. This academic year, he has been hard at work on his new book project: “Cooking Culture on the West African Savanna.” In March he presented part of that study at a history of food and drink symposium in Cairo, Egypt. ...

Undergraduate Coordinator Kaley McCarty – Next Steps

Kaley McCarty has been the OCIAS (Oregon Consortium of International and Area Studies) Undergraduate Coordinator since November 2016. As a fourth-generation Duck, she has enjoyed being able to use her time, skills, and energy to support students and faculty at her alma mater (she graduated from ...

Faculty Update – Anita Weiss

Professor Anita Weiss has been conducting field research for her book project throughout Pakistan for much of this past academic year. She received a Harry Frank Guggenheim research award to support her research for the book, Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Local Actions, Local Voices. ...

Meet Melissa Bowers, Interim Unit Manager for OCIAS!

Melissa Bowers joined OCIAS as Interim Unit Manager in December 2017 and upon the departure of Jared Lindman. Melissa has worked at the University of Oregon since 2015 as an Officer of Administration, Department Manager for the English Department and Folklore Program. Melissa  remains the ...

Food Studies on the Radio!

INTL Professor and Food Studies Director Stephen Wooten was recently featured on Jefferson Public Radio on their segment Curious: Research Meets Radio. In the interview, Wooten describes the Food Studies Program at UO, which began five years ago and continues to gain momentum. Click here to listen! ...

Interview with INTL Professor Anita Weiss on her Research in Pakistan

An interview with INTL Professor Anita Weiss, “Women’s share in politics will continue to grow,” was recently published in The News on Sunday paper. In the interview, Weiss discusses her work in Pakistan, a country she has been visiting and researching for forty years. Weiss ...

Oregon Humanities Center interviews Professor Kristin Yarris

Earlier this week, the Oregon Humanities Center interviewed INTL Professor and Global Health Minor Director, Kristin Yarris about her research and her book, Care Across Generations: Solidarity and Sacrifice in Transnational Families, published earlier this year by Stanford University Press. ...

Editorial Featured in the Register Guard

INTL’s Professor Kristin Yarris, along with Professor Ellen McWhirter and Professor Michelle McKinley, co-wrote an editorial featured by the Register Guard on September 13, 2017. The article, “UO committed to keeping promise to Dreamers,” echoes support for the statement released ...

INTL joins President Schill in supporting all of our students

On Monday, September 4th, President Schill sent out a message to the University of Oregon community. The International Studies Department joins President Schill in supporting students with DACA, undocumented students, and all of our students, regardless of immigration status. President ...

Faculty Shares Perspective on Immigration

Listen to our very own Kristin Yarris on KLCC here.
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