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UO Authors, Book Talks

The publication of a book is a major achievement for authors and universities, representing significant investments of research, creativity, time, and resources. UO Authors, Book Talks is a pilot series that will celebrate books published by UO faculty authors. The two-part series will occur during the 2019-2020 academic year, with one event featuring one author in fall and winter.

Book Talks 2019 / 2020
Kristin Yarris
Kristin Yarris
Kristin Yarris is an assoiciate professor of international studies.
Care Across Generations: Solidarity and Sacrifice in Transnational Families
Care Across Generations: Solidarity and Sacrifice in Transnational Families
Care Across Generations takes a close look at grandmother care in Nicaraguan transnational families, examining both the structural and gendered inequalities that motivate migration and caregiving as well as the cultural values that sustain intergenerational care.

Join us in the Knight Library Browsing Room on November 6, 2019 at 5:00pm for a 30-minute presentation by author Kristin Yarris (Associate Professor, International Studies) about her book, Care Across Generations: Solidarity and Sacrifice in Transnational Families, followed by Q&A, a book signing, and light refreshments.

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Kirby Brown
Kirby Brown
Kirby Brown is an associate professor of Native American literatures.
Stoking the Fire: Nationhood in Cherokee Writing, 1907-1970
Stoking the Fire: Nationhood in Cherokee Writing, 1907-1970
In Stoking the Fire, Kirby Brown (Cherokee Nation) offers critical readings of several twentieth-century Cherokee authors that reveal the complicated ways their work bore witness to Cherokee nationhood in the absence of a functioning Cherokee state.

Join us in the Knight Library Browsing Room on February 12, 2020 at 5:30pm for a 30-minute presentation by author Kirby Brown (Associate Professor, Department of English) about his book, Stoking the Fire: Nationhood in Century Cherokee Writing, 1907-1970, followed by Q&A, a book signing, and light refreshments.


Celebrating UO Authors and Their Books