Miranda Joseph will be the next chair of the University of Minnesota’s Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, effective August 28, 2017 and pending Board of Regents approval of the appointment.
Dr. Michelle Garvey and students in her spring 2017 course, GWSS 3590: Environmental Disparities and Sustainability, recently won the U of M's U-Spatial mapping competition for their geographic information system collaboration with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
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.