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Hidden Figures: Women's Studies Meets Mathematics

Take a look at this story by Colleen Flaherty in "Inside Higher Ed" featuring an interview with GWSS alum Sara Hottinger and her new book "Inventing the Mathematician: Gender, Race, and Our Cultural Understanding of Mathematics" in which she argues that part of the love/hate polarization of mathematics is how we learn to see math and the people who excel at it - typically male, white and relentlessly objective.
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The Afterlife of Data: Identity, Surveillance, and Capitalism in Trans Credit...

Feminist Studies Ph.D. student Lars Mackenzie examines online discussion board posts about trans people's experiences with their credit reports, arguing that the issues trans people encounter illuminate the complex logics of neoliberal capitalism, predatory lending, and the “afterlife” of identification data enabled by big data surveillance.
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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 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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