Victorious Secret - Final Fridays Reception

Victorious Secret - A talk with the artist

Lorenz Right

Angela Lorenz public lecture, “Women Athletes as Family Status Symbol: Goals for Daughters in the Roman Empire,”

WGS 4500 (Global Sth)

This course takes a multidisciplinary perspective to examine how power, violence and inequality work against women in the global South and what they are doing about it. We begin by defining violence, which includes not only physical abuse, but also psychological abuse, maldevelopment, marginalization, and lack of access to political, economic, and social resources. The course then focuses on conditions that fuel violence against women in the global South, including colonial rule, civil war, rape culture, and neoliberalism.



Burak-Adli, Feyza (2012). “The Veiled Periphery: Rural Kurdish Women in Turkey and Taboo of Sexuality.” Student Anthropologist Vol. 3, Number 1.

WGS 4559 (Latinx Art)

This course will focus on the artistic production, distribution, and reception of modern women artists in the Latin American region, as well as explore the contributions of Latina and Chicana artists in the United States .

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Victorious Secret--Art installation by Angela Lorenz, Final Fridays Reception, August 26, 2016 5:30-7:30 PM

Victorious Secret

Final Fridays Reception, August 26, 2016 5:30-7:30 PM

Women Athletes as Family Status Symbol: Goals for Daughters in the Roman Empire


WGS 3500(Global Change)

This course provides an academic and theoretical grounding for understanding the tremendous range of women’s activism from a global perspective, including multi-faceted and culturally specific connections with Western feminism.  We will analyze the cultural, economic and political conditions that promote, inhibit, and incite women’s organizing for change.

WGS 4559 (MidEast)

This course will provide an overview of the politics of gender and nationalism in the Middle East. We will examine the ways in which nationalism articulates with gender and sexuality. What are the implications of gendered constructions of national identity? How are the discourses of nation-states gendered? How does the state regulate sexuality, family, and citizenship? What are the effects of nationalist discourses on the emergence of new masculinities and femininities? We will analyze women's engagement in politics, feminist movements and civil society.