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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
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Pairing Academics with Passion

When she won the Helen Hawthorne Hartung award for her video project “Queerbaiting,” undergraduate Olivia Riley felt a sense of validation that confirmed that her passion was worthwhile and meaningful to others. A self-described “fan girl” with a critical eye, Riley brought her passion for studying gender and performativity into her final project for GWSS 1004: Screening Sex and found great success.

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