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Minneapolis Police Department adopts new preferred pronoun policy

"The Minneapolis Police Department announced a new policy last month that will require officers to use preferred gender pronouns when interacting with individuals who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming." Read more of this MN Daily article featuring GWSS Assistant Professor Aren Aizura and Trans* Oral Historian and Community Activist Andrea Jenkins!
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The Genius Behind GWSS Department Status

Core founding faculty member Professor Naomi Scheman has long been a pivotal and innovative force in the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. While chairing the then Women’s Studies program from 1986-1989, she discreetly upgraded it to department status by simply ordering new stationery and correcting everyone, including deans, who continued to say “program.” Her subversive spirit in and outside of the classroom is one of the things that makes her a true GWSS treasure

Upcoming Events

February 10, 2017

Paper Presentations

Graduate students present their finished academic projects and/or work in progress.​ Presenters will be Nithya Rajan (GWSS) "Refugee Lip-Sewing Protests: Rethinking Refugee Subjectivity and...