Dr. Michelle Garvey and her Spring 2017 GWSS 3590: Environmental Disparities and Sustainability students recently won the University of Minnesota's USpatial mapping competition in the Undergraduate - Best Body of Work category for their geographic information system (GIS) collaboration with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Way to go GWSS 3590!
Over 300 Montessori and middle school students recently marched to the Capitol to share their vision for Minnesota’s present and future with MN lawmakers and policymakers. This event is part of an ongoing public-engagement project organized by Jigna Desai and Kari Smalkoski.
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.