Joan of Arc Extravaganza

Joan of Arc Extravaganza


Voices Appeared: La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc and the Orlando Consort

On the Precipice of Change:

With President Obama's White House Task Force on Keeping Students Safe from Sexual Assault, the higher education community has finally begun to address the problem. Social science research, the bulk of it from psychology, can inform institutional understanding of the problem and requisite changes. In this talk, I weave 60 years of data on what we know about the nature and scope of victimization and perpetration, how students understand consent, and how as institutions we can use compassion and still meet federal regulations for Title IX!

"The Samuel Lubelski White Slavery Trial of 1914: Human Trafficking, Migration, and National Difference at the Polish-German Border."

The talk, by David Petruccelli of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, discusses a major human trafficking trial held in the German partition of Poland in 1914.

Sponsored by CREEES as part of the UVa Polish Lecture Series, co-sponsored with UVA Women, Gender & Sexuality Program


Gretchen Ki Steidle, "The mindful change agent: Leading change globally with compassion"

Gretchen Ki Steidle, CLAS ’96, Global Grassroots, “The mindful change agent:  Leading change globally with compassion”, the Second Annual Beverly Cobble Rodriguez Lecture, Harrison-Small Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, cosponsored with the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center

Carissa Harris, "Gender in 16th Century secular lyric anthologies"


The Yellow Ticket

Yellow Ticket

$15 / $5 Students/ Free for UVA students in advance & those under 18.

Violinist-composer Alicia Svigals, pianist Marilyn Lerner, and UVA faculty member and clarinetist Joel Rubin will accompany a live screening of the 1918 Pola Negri silent film, “The Yellow Ticket” in collaboration with the Virginia Film Festival. The score, written by Svigals, was commissioned by the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 2013 New Jewish Music Network and Svigals and Lerner regularly tour with this multi-media event. 

New Section of WGS 2100 Intro to WGS added to SIS

We have opened up a new section of Intro to Women, Gender & Sexuality that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30-4:45PM.  WGS 2100-004 with Abigail Arnold. Please sign up in SIS if that works for you.

This 4th section makes our Intro class available to 30 more students!

WGS Open House

Levering Hall Hotel F

Please join us at the inaugeral event at our new home in Levering Hall on the East Range near the historic Lawn. 

Est. 1889: Photo

Office of the Architect Historic Structure Report - pdf


Selected Publications:

Avery, L. R., Ward, L. M., Moss, L., & Üsküp, D. (2017). Tuning gender: Representations of femininity and masculinity in popular music by Black artists. Journal of Black Psychology, 43, 159-191. doi: 10.1177/0095798415627917

Goldey, K. L., Avery, L. R., & van Anders, S. M. (2014). Sexual fantasies and gender/sex: A multimethod approach with quantitative content analysis and hormonal responses. The Journal of Sex Research, 51, 917-931. doi:10.1080/00224499.2013.798611