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.”

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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.


New WGS Graduate Certificate in Gender & Sexuality Studies

The WGS Department now offers a graduate certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies.  Open to graduate students who are already enrolled in Ph.D. programs in UVA’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the new certificate offers interdisciplinary coursework, mentoring, and certification. This will help graduate students add expertise in Gender & Sexuality Studies, meet others with similar interests, and qualify for academic positions in WGS departments as well as in their home disciplines.  To learn more, click the included link below.

Courses Challenge What It Means to ‘Be a Man’

What does it mean to “be a man,” and why does it matter? The answer is more complicated than you might think, but it’s a topic that students in two University of Virginia courses have taken head-on.

Film Festival: Female Voices from the South

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Film Festival: Female Voices from the South

WGS Schedule Changes for Fall 2017


New additions to WGS course offerings for Fall:

WGS 3559           Queer European History              

WGS 3559           Women and Music

WGS 3559           Gender, Sexuality, and Ethnography

WGS 4559           Indigenous Women & Globalization


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