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

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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.  

WGS 2400

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring ways that gender and sexuality impact death and dying.

VA Festival of The Book - Gay & Southern: Living, Writing, and Dealing with Discrimination

WGS Programs Flyer

Doug Meyer, University of Virginia and Susan Benton, Vickie Spray and Jeff Mann
Doug Meyer, author of Violence Against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination, and anthology contributors Susan Benton, Vickie Spray, and Jeff Mann, Crooked Letter i: Coming Out in the South, read from and discuss their work.

VA Festival of The Book - Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women

WGS Programs Flyer

Corinne Field, University of Virginia with Farah Griffin and Diane Savage
Professor Field, and editors Griffin and Savage will discuss their work in the book Toward An Intellectual History of Black Women, a collection of essays by fifteen scholars of history and literature that establishes black women’s place in intellectual history by engaging the work of writers, educators, activists, religious leaders, and social reformers in the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean. Moderated by Deborah McDowell.

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