In a collaborative interview, Feminist Studies PhD students Caitlin Gunn, Naimah Petigny, Nithya Rajan, and José Manuel Santillana discuss what constitutes feminist engagement and the multitude of sociopolitical factors that make it necessary in the current political times.
Professor Sima Shakhsari has spent over nine years actively researching and working with Iranian queer and trans refugees and refugee applicants, looking critically at the disparities and difficulties that individuals are forced to comply with as a result of this process.
GWSS and Political Science major Kendall Witaszek will be graduating summa cum laude this May. In preparation for graduate school at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Kendall has taken opportunities both on and off campus to strengthen her confidence in applying the critical concepts that she has learned and internalized through her academic training.
We are overjoyed to announce that Spencer Czech, undergraduate student and major in Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies, has been selected to receive a prestigious Selmer Birkelo Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. Please join the GWSS Department in expressing our sincerest congratulations to Spencer!
Don't miss this timely article featuring GWSS Feminist Studies Ph.D. candidate and Graduate Instructor Angela Carter highlighting the gap between an increase in students who request accommodations through the Disability Resource Center (DRC) and some instructors' reluctance to meet those accommodations both inside and outside the classroom.
Nirmala Erevelles is a Professor of Social and Cultural Studies in Education at the University of Alabama. Her teaching and research interests lie in the areas of disability studies, critical race theory, transnational feminism, sociology of education and postcolonial studies. She is the author of numerous journal articles and the 2011 monograph "Disability and Difference in Global Contexts: Enabling a Transformative Body Politic". Watch the full lecture given by Dr. Erevelles on April 14 co-hosted by the Critical Disability Studies Collective (CDSC) as part of the 2016-17 GWSS Colloquium Series.
Why would a professor in a U.S. university include a course on Trump in his history class? A day after the result of the U.S. Presidential Election was announced on November 9, Aren Aizura, Assistant Professor in the Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Department, received emails from students saying they were “scared to leave their dorms” because of Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies restricting the entry of outsiders and suspending the U.S.'s refugee program. Read more about Dr. Aizura's take on these issues and efforts to combat them.
Recently prescription drugs have experienced breathtaking price hikes and occasionally have proven dangerous after they have gone on the market. What is happening with these issues since the Trump administration took office? See what Susan Craddock, GWSS professor and acting director of the Center for Bioethics, has to say.
March is Women’s History Month. The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) asked students, faculty, and staff around campus to talk about the importance of this month, in their own words, through the lenses of their identities and experiences. See what sixth-year Feminist Studies Ph.D. student Angela Carter has to say - in her own words!
The GRPP provides a summer research stipend to CLA graduate students to support their professional, scholarly and creative development while collaborating with a CLA faculty project adviser on scholarly research and creative activity. Be sure to apply by March 30, 2017!