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.

MDST 3407

The history of American cinema is inextricably and controversially tied to the racial politics of the U.S. This course will explore how images of racial and ethnic minorities such as African Americans, Jews, Asians, Native Americans and Latino/as are reflected on screen and the ways that minorities in the entertainment industry have responded to often limiting representations.

"The Mother of the Race and Modern Girls: Intersections of Racial and Generational Conflict in the US Women's Rights Movement, 1870-1920" Corinne Field, UVA

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"Informed or Misinformed Consent? Abortion Politics in the States" Cynthia Daniels, Professor, Rutgers University

WGS Coffee Social

Coffee Social



“Terror and Subjugation in the Reconstruction South: A Chapter in the History of Sexualized Violence" Dr. Lisa Cardyn, Stanford University

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WGS 2896

Students will continue to delve into social problems by dividing the course into two parts. The first half of the semester we will focus on four problem areas that have a local and/or global focus: sex trafficking, gender and immigrant status, minority women and mental health, and transgender oppression. The second half of the semester will consist of an externship to local organizations working in the areas we cover in class.  Students need to have taken WGS 2895: Front Lines of Social Change I

1 credit class does not count toward WGS Major/Minor

Feminism, Free Speech and the Internet, Soraya Chemaly


A discussion on how social media companies, now regulating speech across borders in unprecedented ways, arbitrate norms; how a lack of diversity in media and technology exacerbates online harassment; and how feminist counterspeech is working to expand free speech