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    Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

    Aiming toward justice and learning across differences.

WGSS degree recipients apply their learning...

...from the classroom  

UAlbany Classroom with teacher at front of classroom and students' backs to us.
University at Albany classroom.

...to the Internet 

WGSS alumna Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Executive Editor of Teen Vogue
WGSS alumna Samhita Mukhopadhyay '00, Executive Editor of Teen Vogue.

 ...to the streets 

UAlbany WGSS students dressed as handmaids in Washington DC
UAlbany WGSS students took to the streets in Washington D.C. dressed as handmaids.

 ...even to the big screen

Nora Lum '11, AKA Awkwafina during her 2017 visit to UAlbany
WGSS alumna Nora Lum '11, AKA Awkwafina, has starred in major motion pictures.

Joan E. Schulz Endowment

Created with seed money and fundraising ingenuity by Professor Emerita Judith Fetterley and other members of the Community of Founders, the Endowment generates income to fund a biennial lecture on "Feminism, Knowledge, and Pedagogy" as well as two graduate assistants assigned to the undergraduate Teaching Collective.

Named in honor of Emerita Professor of English and Women's Studies Joan E. Schulz (1930-2016), who, with Professor Fetterley, founded the Undergraduate Teaching Collective, the Endowment commemorates the vital aspects of second-wave feminism that continue to energize Women's Studies, in particular the connection between academic knowledge and political activism that Professor Schulz brought to her own pedagogy.


Please Donate

You can make a tax-deductible contribution to the Joan E. Schulz Endowment by donating online or you can send your check by mail to the Department. Please make check payable to University at Albany Foundation with notation that it is for the Schulz Endowment.

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