Spring 2018

Women, Gender & Sexuality Courses

WGS 2100-100  Intro to Gender and Sexuality Studies   Field

WGS 2100-002  Intro to Gender & Sexuality Studies    Speidel  

WGS 2100-003  Intro to Gender & Sexuality Studies    Arnold

WGS 2224-001  Black Femininities and Masculinities in Media  Shutt

WGS 2224-002  Black Femininities and Masculinities in Media  Shutt

Spring 2018

Women, Gender & Sexuality Courses

WGS 2100-100  Intro to Gender and Sexuality Studies   Field

WGS 2100-002  Intro to Gender & Sexuality Studies    Speidel  

WGS 2100-003  Intro to Gender & Sexuality Studies    Arnold

WGS 2224-001  Black Femininities and Masculinities in Media  Shutt

WGS 2224-002  Black Femininities and Masculinities in Media  Shutt

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring “From Marriage Equality to Campus Safety: The Role of the Modern Attorney General”

The University of Virginia’s Women, Gender & Sexuality Program will host Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring.  He will discuss the role of the Virginia Attorney General’s office in issues such as same-sex marriage and campus safety, and he will field questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public,to be held in the Kaleidoscope Room, on the 3rd floor of Newcomb Hall. .
The Women, Gender & Sexuality Program is hosting Herring in partnership with the UVA Department of Politics, the UVA Women’s Center and the UVA LGBT Center.

Patterson

Selected Publications:

Handbook of Psychological and Sexual Orientation (Oxford University Press, 2013)
Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Identities and Youth (Oxford University Press, 2001)
Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Identities in Families (Oxford University Press, 1998)
Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Identities Over the Lifespan (Oxford University Press, 1995)

 

 

 

2018 WGS Essay Contest Winners Have Been Announced

WGS Announces Winners of 2018 Essay Contests

The Women, Gender & Sexuality Department announces the award winners for best undergraduate and graduate essays focused on women, gender and/or sexuality.

ELIZABETH CADY STANTON AWARD WINNER (undergraduate)

Zoe Pettler - Acquitting the U-Haul: Temporality and Intimacy in Lesbian Relationships

 

ZORA NEALE HURSTON AWARD WINNER (graduate)

Lauren Haumesser - "Domestic Institutions”: Gendered Language and the Debates over Territorial Slavery

 

Giving to Hoos Day is April 10th!

Tuesday, April 10th is Giving to Hoos Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event for the University of Virginia. 

 

We hope that you’ll choose to make a donation to the Women, Gender and Sexuality Department to help us fund more classes and quality programming. As an added bonus you will receive a WGS mug! 

All donations count, no matter how big or small, all donations get a mug!

Here’s what to do:

WGS 3559

This course considers representations of sex, gender and racial identities in Italian films, television, advertisements and other forms of visual culture. With a focus on the contemporary Italian context, students will explore issues of intersectionality from a global perspective. What can Italian critically acclaimed and more mainstream works tell us about diversity and inclusion in the worldwide context?

WGS 4620

This course critically examines key ideas, issues, and debates in contemporary Black feminist thought. With a particular focus on Black feminist understandings of intersectionality and womanism, the course examines how Black feminist thinkers interrogate specific concepts including Black womanhood, sexual mythologies and vulnerabilities, class distinctions, colorism, leadership, crime and punishment, and popular culture.
 

WGS 2500

Examines human sexuality from psychological, biological, behavioral, social, and historical perspectives. Topics include sexual research and theoretical perspectives, sexual anatomy and physiology, sexual health, intimacy, communication, patterns of sexual response and pleasure and sexual problems and therapies. Course will also include examination of the development of sexuality and the intersections of other identities, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexuality and the law, sexual assault, and other social issues in sexuality.

30th Annual WGS Essay Contests

It's time for the 30th Annual WGS Essay Contest! Details are below. Please reach out to us with any questions. We look forward to receiving your entry!

ELIZABETH CADY STANTON AWARD for the best undergraduate essay focused on women, gender, and/or sexuality written during the 2017-2018 academic year.

ZORA NEALE HURSTON AWARD for the best graduate essay focused on women, gender, and/or sexuality written during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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