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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.
Filmmaker Jenni Olson

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.
Angela Carter assists GWSS major Anna Zhao in a senior seminar course in Ford Hall

U mulls universal accommodation

Emily Ehlinger, a graduate researcher in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, looks at accommodations for students with disabilities and wonders how the U's current system measures up against another method called Universal Design. Could U of M students benefit more from Universal Design? Feminist Studies Ph.D. Candidate and GWSS instructor Angela Carter weighs in.

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