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Feb 16
Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America 4:30 p.m.

Margot Canaday will discuss her new book, Queer Career, as part of the Wayne Morse Center's Margaret Hallock Program for Women's Rights.  Margot Canaday is a legal...
Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America
February 16
4:30–6:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center 110

Margot Canaday will discuss her new book, Queer Career, as part of the Wayne Morse Center's Margaret Hallock Program for Women's Rights. 

Margot Canaday is a legal and political historian at Princeton University who studies gender and sexuality in modern America. Her first book, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth Century America (Princeton, 2009), won many awards, including the Organization of American Historians' Ellis Hawley Prize and the American Political Science Association's Gladys M. Kammerer Award (co-winner). Canaday has received fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Princeton University Society of Fellows, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. 

Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, it is also part of the center's 2022-23 theme of inquiry, Making Work Work. Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society; Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Labor Education and Research Center, and United Academics Pride Caucus. 

Livestreaming will also be available for this event. 

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News

The UO Labor Education and Research Center recently released a report titled "A Labor Crises within the Childcare Crisis: The Growing Need for 'Non-Traditional Hours' Met by Underpaid In-Home Providers," which was funded by a Wayne Morse Center Project Grant. 
Barbara Ehrenreich, who served as the 1997 Wayne Morse Chair, passed away on September 1, 2022. Ehrenreich is best known for her memoir Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (2001).

This year, 66 students will participate in Wayne Morse Center programs for UO undergraduates, graduate students, and law students. 

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