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National Women’s Studies Association Issues Statement

Statement in Support of Black Lives and Protests against Police and State Violence June 4, 2020 NWSA is outraged about the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer. Mr. Floyd’s murder is just the latest iteration of recent police violence, state-sanctioned ...
Book cover of the book Beauty Dipomacy: Embodying an Emerging Nation

Congratulations to Associate Professor Balogun!

Congratulations to Professor Oluwakemi Balogun on her newly announced tenure and well received book titled Beauty Diplomacy: Embodying an Emerging Nation.  We appreciate her service and dedication to our department, to exceptional and innovative research and to our students!  Beauty ...
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WGS Grad Certificate student Lacey Guest awarded CSWS Graduate Research Grant

Congratulations to WGS graduate certificate student Lacey Guest on receiving the CSWS Graduate Research Grant for 2017-2018! Her research project is entitled: “Magic and Power: Educating African-American College Students in the Science of Marriage, 1920s-1960s.”’ From the CSWS ...
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Faculty in the news: Kemi Balogun on beauty diplomacy in Nigeria

Professor Kemi Balogun’s current book project examines how women’s bodies symbolically represent Nigeria’s aesthetic center  and signal the country’s economic potential within the region. Read the full article here. (OCR-optimized PDF)

Margaret Rhee interviews with Bitch Magazine and Ploughshares

Check out the Bitch Magazine audio interview here, where Professor Rhee discusses fembots on Westworld, and don’t miss “A Way I Could World-Build in Poetry”.
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WGS mourns the loss of Sandra Morgen

An announcement can be found on the CSWS website. Sandra Morgen spoke at the WGS commencement ceremony in 2014 and has been a long-time ally of WGS. Our condolences go out to her friends and family. Sandra Lynn Morgen 1950-2016 “Let me live lovingly, generously, courageously…”

What can you do with a degree in WGS?

We love to keep abreast of what our grads are doing in their lives and careers. If you’ve landed a sweet job, tell us about it with our alumni update form! We are working on compiling a list of careers our grads are pursuing for informational purposes for current and future students. Rebecca ...
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Summer schedule is live!

By popular demand, our summer class schedule is up, full of major-required classes to help you get your requirements done at a cheaper price. Plus, this summer we are offering WGS 361 ONLINE so you can get elective/upper division credit for studying gender, queer theory and more through the lens of ...

WGS faculty in the media

Four of our faculty were recently featured in various media spheres. Click the links below to read their comments on topics ranging from economic equality to video game representation. Margaret Rhee discusses “Love and Romance in the AI Age” in Oregon Quarterly and is featured in podcast ...

WGS Spring Classes – Schedule Up!

Class names

WGS 101 – Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies – NO PREREQS! WGS 199 – Heroes, Monsters, & Queens: Dressing Up as Critical Play – NO PREREQS! WGS 315 – History/Development of Feminist Theory WGS 331 – The Body WGS 352 – Gender, ...
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