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Portrait of Clemesha Jámilah Grayer

Discovery of Self

2017 graduate Clemesha Jámilah Grayer shares how her undergraduate research experience has helped her find her place in the world. She reflects on how GWSS prepared her to meet the challenges of her new job by talking about difficult topics, empowering students through questions, and being aware of the world and its identities.
Sophia Greiner prints a pink octopus using a 3-D printer at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Minneapolis Central Library on Sept. 27, 2017.

For Underprivileged Teens, Tech Center Offers Chance to Build Critical Skills

Best Buy's teen tech centers are springing up across the nation, allowing teenagers from all backgrounds free access to tools like Photoshop, 3-D printers, green screens, and recording studios. Kari Smalkoski, a research associate in gender, women and sexuality studies, offers her input on importance of technology accessibility for teenagers.
Portrait of Kendall Witaszek

Prepped for Grad School

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.
A patient and a caregiver facing toward each other seemingly engaged in conversation in a medical setting

Despite accommodations, some UMN students clash with professors over 'unseen&...

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.
Photo of feminine-presenting person Nirmala Erevelles smiling at the camera

Empire’s Other other: Thinking Intersectionally in Transnational Contexts

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.