Victorious Secret--Art installation by Angela Lorenz, Final Fridays Reception, August 26, 2016 5:30-7:30 PM

Victorious Secret

Final Fridays Reception, August 26, 2016 5:30-7:30 PM

Women Athletes as Family Status Symbol: Goals for Daughters in the Roman Empire

 

WGS 3500(Global Change)

This course provides an academic and theoretical grounding for understanding the tremendous range of women’s activism from a global perspective, including multi-faceted and culturally specific connections with Western feminism.  We will analyze the cultural, economic and political conditions that promote, inhibit, and incite women’s organizing for change.

WGS 4559 (MidEast)

This course will provide an overview of the politics of gender and nationalism in the Middle East. We will examine the ways in which nationalism articulates with gender and sexuality. What are the implications of gendered constructions of national identity? How are the discourses of nation-states gendered? How does the state regulate sexuality, family, and citizenship? What are the effects of nationalist discourses on the emergence of new masculinities and femininities? We will analyze women's engagement in politics, feminist movements and civil society.

WGS Announces Winners of 2016 Essay Contest

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

 

ELIZABETH CADY STANTON AWARD WINNER (undergraduate)

Laura Widener

"Women Over Tradition": The Interaction Between Invented Pasts and Rape Culture at the University of Virginia

 

ZORA NEALE HURSTON AWARD WINNER (graduate)

Abigail Post and Paromita Sen - co-authors

A Woman in a Man's World: A Gendered Understanding of Crisis Bargaining

CFP: Global History of Black Girlhood Conference

Adflag Girls

Announcing the Call for Papers and website for the Global History of Black Girlhood Conference which will take place at UVA March 17-18, 2016

"The Carceral Life of Gender: Black Women, Punishment, and the Politics of Blues Sabotage.”, Sarah Haley, Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, UCLA

Haley Job Talk Flyer

"The Carceral Life of Gender: Black Women, Punishment, and the Politics of Blues Sabotage.”, Sarah Haley, Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, UCLA. Lunch will be provided.

WGS 3770

This course focuses on women writers from any era who address the topic of femininity:  what it means or implies to be a woman.

Evelyn Alsultany, “Arabs and Muslims in the Media after 9/11: Patriotic Arab Americans, Oppressed Muslim Women, and Sympathetic Feelings”

Evelyn Alsultany, Associate Professor of American Culture and Director of Arab and Muslim American Studies at the University of Michigan, will be visiting UVa on April 20. She will giving two presentations:

Submit Papers to the WGS Essay Contest

Essay Contest Flyer 2016

Flash Seminar: Feminist Generations: Age, Equality, and Political Engagement Led by Professor Corinne Field

Seminar with Professor Corinne Field on "Feminist Generations: Age, Equality, and Political Engagement," which is rooted in discussion about the recent Steinem/Albright media controversy.  

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