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2014-2015 

February

  • The Office of Academic Affairs and the Portland State Faculty Senate approved the proposal to establish the School of Gender, Race, and Nations.

January

 

  • The School of Gender, Race and Nations is currently interviewing candidate for the position of director. Interested parties are invited to attend presentations by the candidates on following dates:
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    Candidate #1

    Friday, January 23, 2014

    10:00-11:30am

    PSU Multicultural Center, 228 Smith Memorial Student Union


    Candidate #2

    Friday, January 30, 2014

    10:00-11:30am

    PSU Multicultural Center, 228 Smith Memorial Student Union

    Candidate presentations are open to the public

     

September

  • Announcement: The School of Gender, Race and Nations at Portland State University is currenty interviewing candidates for the director of SGRN. The full position description can be found at https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/13668
  • The formal proposal for the establishment of the School of Gender, Race and Nations is under review by the Education Policy Committee.
    • The formal proposal for a graduate certificate program in the School of Gender, Race and Nations is under review by the Graduate Council.
      • New Tenure Track Hires: 
        Dr. Miriam Abelson, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. PhD. University of Oregon, 2014
        Miriam Abelson joined the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2014. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology with a certificate in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Oregon in 2014. Her dissertation research explored how men’s experiences of gender, sexuality, and race are affected by various spatial and institutional contexts, through interviews with female to male transgender people in the U.S. West, South, and Midwest. Her research interests are in sexualities, men and masculinities, transgender, LGBT youth, urban and rural studies, and intersectional approaches to race, sexuality, and gender. Currently she is beginning a new research project on the survival strategies of LGBTQ youth as the foundation of a larger project on the role of sexuality, gender, and race and the formation of urban communities and spaces. She has published work on intersectionality and gendered fear, childcare subsidy policy, and language and inequality in social psychology.
         Dr. Elena Avilés, Assistant Professor of Chicano Latino Studies. PhD. University of New Mexico, 2014

        Elena Avilés holds a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of New Mexico and a dual B.A. in Spanish and Chicana/Chicano Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds a M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Los Angeles. For over a decade she has worked as a scholar and activist in a variety of capacities related to the promotion of Chicano/Latino literatures, cultures and traditions. She has worked with various outreach programs servicing inner city and rural youth and in teaching language and literature courses across languages on the unique experiences of historically multiethnic communities of color in the United States. Her research and teaching interests include Chicano/Latino literature, Chicana feminist studies as well as historical and contemporary issues related to Spanish of the United States/Spanish as a heritage language.

       

         

        2013-2014 

         December

        • The formal proposal for the establishment of the School of Gender, Race and Nations is under review by the CLAS Dean.
        • The SGRNi Curriculum Committee is working to develop a graduate certificate.  Look for more updates this spring term!

        2012-2013

        • Site Visit: A team of three faculty traveled to Bowling Green State University to explore points of interest such as governance and faculty participation with faculty at the School of Critical and Cultural Studies.
        • A new subcommittee has been launched to develop a formal proposal for the establishment of the School of Gender, Race, and Nations!