Current Issue / Winter 2024

Alumna Nellie Franklin overlooks "mighty women" title

 This issue of Oregon Quarterly celebrates The Mighty Women of Mighty Oregon: faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are leaders and legends in their fields.
Volume 103 Number 2  Illustration by David Gill


Media & Communications

Sexism and the Woman Journalist

Q & A with former New Yorker editor Tina Brown, who visits in February for the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s fiftieth anniversary


gathering of faculty ca 1983
Politics & Society

How a Group of Visionaries Forged a Feminist Future

The Center for the Study of Women in Society is celebrating fifty years of research on issues tied to gender—and setting its sights on the decades to come

group of five women faculty
Politics & SocietyViewpoints

Five Faculty Members on the Women Who Move Them

The Center for the Study of Women in Society supports inspiring faculty members. But who inspires them?

Environment & SustainabilityDuck Life

The UO’s First Black Woman Grad Brought Lasting Change

The legacy of Nellie Franklin—a Black student who was not permitted to live in a dorm—still resonates today

Sports & Fitness

Ducks Leap Into Forefront of a Rising Women’s Sport

Individual athleticism and a strong team ethic draw women athletes to acrobatics and tumbling

Media & Communications

Sundance Lessons: Filmmaker Masami Kawai Rises

The cinema studies professor brings the inspiration of Robert Redford’s movie institute to the classroom and the set

Science & TechnologyDuck Life

Finding Herself, Thousands of Miles from Home

From the classroom to the lab to a global health internship, Dante’ James has excelled while exploring what it means to be mixed race

Education, Health & WellnessDuck Life

Rhodes in Hand, Her Sights Are Set on Global Health

Video: Nayantara Arora is the first UO woman to win the world’s most prestigious international scholarship

Politics & Society

She Risked Everything for Women, Workers, and Justice

Defying women’s roles of her time, Marie Equi was a frontier doctor who fought for causes still at issue today