WGS 4559 (Colonialism)

This course analyzes colonialism throughout history and to the present through the lens of gender. It looks at how gender shapes colonial and settler colonial projects, especially in the American, British, French, and Spanish empires. This course also considers how colonialism impacts perceptions of gender in Settler, Indigenous, and colonial societies.

WGS 4750

Scholars working on the history of black girls in the US, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa have created a vibrant new field of black girl studies.  Combining insights from black feminism and the history of childhood, these scholars have centered black girls’ experience as a means of reframing our understanding of citizenship, labor, and creativity.

WGS 3559 (W&W)

Explores American women’s relationship to diverse forms of labor, including domestic, enslaved, reproductive, factory, pink-collar, retail, and emotional. It assesses histories and experiences of working women, their representation in pop culture, and how gender roles shape perceptions of “women’s” work. The course also considers how workplace discrimination, concerns over work/life balance, underemployment and the campaign for living wage.

WGS 2500 (HS)

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.

Shared from The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA: Alumna Spotlight: Annie Forrest

It is fitting that we feature Annie Forrest as one of our October Spotlight profiles, since Annie's work for the One Love Foundation--a relationship violence programming provider, founded to honor UVA student Yeardley Love--aligns with the mission of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Annie interned with the Women's Center Gender Violence and Social Change program, and says, "My professors and peers at UVA were pivotal in helping me find my strength to do this work."

Black Feminist Freedom: A Symposium in Honor of Tera Hunter

This symposium will be an exciting multi-format conversation about black feminist perspectives on history, historiography, and freedom with a forward-looking consideration of the generative dynamism of the field by featuring new work by emerging scholars and innovative, historically engaged artists.

Sponsored by the Dept. of History, the Dept. of American Studies, the Dept. of Women, Gender, & Sexuality, the Nau Center for Civil War history, the Woodson Institute, and the Presidents’ Commission  on Slavery.

Womens Global Leadership Forum

From Monday, November 13th to Wednesday, November 15th this forum will bring together women from the University and around the world to discuss “The Role of Women in 21st Century Democracy.”

Visit bicentennial.virginia.edu/womens-global-leadership-forum for additional details

Sponsored by UVA in conjunction with the UVA Bicentennial.

Embodied Inequalities?: Class, Race, and the Biosocial Brain

Join Victoria Pitts-Taylor, professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, who studies how the body is understood and modified by medicine, science, and culture for a talk on class, race, biosocial brains, and their intersections.

Sponsored by the Dept. of Women, Gender & Sexuality.

Lunch With Alumni in Residence

Come enjoy a light lunch with WGS Alumni and get the opportunity to ask about careers, graduate programs, and passions.

Sponsored by the Dept. of Women, Gender & Sexuality.

LGBTQ Youth Health & Resilience

Stephen T. Russell, PH.D., the Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor in Child Development Chair in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin will be presenting a "collection of new studies that identifies and documents the role of structural, interpersonal, and personal resources that create and support resilience in the lives of LGBTQ young people"

Sponsored by Youth-Nex, the Dept. of Women, Gender, & Sexuality, and the UVA Engaged Youth Initiative.

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