WGS Student Coffee Social

Spring Coffee Social

Come enjoy refreshments and socialize with current and future WGS students.  Sponsored by the College Council.

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion

2015 Absent Matter Tamisha Guy Ellen Crane Photography

Presented with support from the University of Virginia Arts Council; The Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts; Women, Gender and Sexuality Program, The Carter G. Woodson Institute; and the Dance Program of the University of Virginia Department of Drama.

Amy Richards, "The Good Enough Woman"

Amy Richards Event

Women today are expected to be everything! It's assumed that the glass ceiling has been shattered and thus the only thing holding women back are themselves. But examples of what women can become are too limited. We only celebrate women when they are excellent -- the first, the best, the most senior, the highest paid...Instead we have to encourage women to create their own definitions of success. 

WGS Program Graduation Ceremony

All WGS Majors and Minors who have graduated between Summer 2015 and Spring 2016 are invited to walk in the diploma ceremony. Your family is invited to join you in the celbration.  Pleae call the WGS office if you have questions 434-982-2961.  A simple lunch will be provided after the cermony.

"Violence Against Queer People" selected for ALA Honor

Violence Against Queer People

Congratulations to WGS faculty member Doug Meyer, whose book, Violence Against Queer People has been selected by the American Library Association as a 2016 Stonewall Honor Book!
The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Since Isabel Miller's Patience and Sarah received the first award in 1971, many other books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Queer Brown Voices, book talk on LGBT Latina/o activists

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz Event

In the last three decades of the twentieth century, LGBT Latinas/os faced several forms of discrimination. The greater Latino community did not often accept sexual minorities, and the mainstream LGBT movement expected everyone, regardless of their ethnic and racial background, to adhere to a specific set of priorities so as to accommodate a “unified” agenda.

2015 Highlight: Professor Milani wins Zintl Leadership Award

In 2015 the U.Va.  Women’s Center honored Farzaneh Milani as the recipient of the 2015 Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award.  Milani is the current chair of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures (MESALC) and the previous director. and a current Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality (WGS) at U.Va. She has been a U.Va. professor for almost 30 years, teaching in both MESALC and WGS.

Denise Walsh Selected as an Inaugeral Mellon Humanities Fellow

The Mellon Humanities Fellows Program is part of a broad multi-year Global South research initiative funded through a partnership between the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Heath Fogg Davis, Temple University "Male or Female? A Liberal Argument Against Sex-Marked Identity Documents "

Health Fogg Davis

Why do we have binary sex markers on our birth certificates, driver's licenses and passports? Is this administrative custom necessary? Is it harmful? This talk is based on Professor Davis' book project, Sex Classification Policies and Race-Sex Discrimination: A Practical Argument for Radical Reform, which uses liberal non-discrimination law to radically question our need for sex-classification policies on identity documents, and in the administration of public restrooms, sports, single-sex colleges, and prisons.

Charlotte Patterson wins award for Best Paper in Family Studies

Charlotte Patterson (Director of Women, Gender & Sexuality Program and Professor of Psychology) and Rachel Farr have won the 2015 Alexis Walker Award for the best paper in the field of family studies for 2013-2014. The paper title is “Coparenting among lesbian, gay and heterosexual couples:  Associations with adopted children’s outcomes”. It appeared in Child Development, July/August 2013.