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Elise Armani: Making Room

The Regis Center for Art presents "Making Room," a group exhibition of sculptural works curated by GWSS and Art undergraduate student Elise Armani. Artists featured in the show include Anna Campbell, Paige Carlson, Michael David Franklin, Marc LaPointe, Daniel Luedtke, Rosemary McBride, Emmett Ramstad, Alaura Seidel, and Dustin Yager. Head over to the Quarter Gallery at the Regis Center for Art from March 28 - April 22, 2017 to see this exhibit!
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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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The Royal Road: An Interview with Filmmaker Jenni Olson

Filmmaker and U of M alum, Jenni Olson ('91) discusses her film "The Royal Road," which chronicles Junipero Serra's Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, the pursuit of unavailable women, butch identity and Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo." A screening of the film and a conversation with Olson will be hosted by GWSS on April 26th.