Join us in-person at Macaulay Honors College as we welcome our special guest Dr. Judith Raiskin, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon and Director of the upcoming documentary Outliers and Outlaws: The Eugene Lesbian History Project.
Outliers and Outlaws uncovers the history of the large and vibrant lesbian community of Eugene, Oregon. Women who migrated to Eugene in the 1960s-80s candidly share stories that reveal the power of courageous and creative living. Branded as outsiders, they forged an alternative community that ultimately transformed mainstream culture and politics.
Director, Outliers and Outlaws: The Eugene Lesbian History Project
Judith Raiskin is an Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon. As the Director of Outliers and Outlaws: The Eugene Lesbian History Project, she co-created an archive of 83 oral histories about the lesbian Eugene community, edited a digital exhibit interpreting this history, and is producing a documentary film about this history. She has published on LGBTQ parenting, and as a literary critic she edits the Norton Critical Edition of Jean Rhys’s novel Wide Sargasso Sea and is the author of Snow on the Cane Fields: Women Writers and Creole Subjectivity. She teaches courses in the fields of disability studies; LGBTQ history and culture; literature; and archival research.
Judith received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in English, her MA from the University of Chicago, and her BA from U.C. Berkeley