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News and Announcements
Abortion and Reproductive Rights: Academic and Policy Issues Surrounding the Current National Conversation
Faculty experts will discuss academic and policy issues related to abortion and reproductive rights, changes to the current political climate brought on by the recent Texas abortion laws and subsequent court rulings, and offer transnational and comparative perspectives to inform the conversation.
WGSS Alumna Hamidi Receives Feminist Change Agent Award for 2021
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Alumna Yalda Nafiseh Hamidi (MA'2014) is the recent recipient of the Feminist Change Agent Award for 2021, given by the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA). The award is given for her innovative work as an assistant professor of gender and women's studies at Minnesota State University at Mankato working with the university's women's center to facilitate an 'Islamic Feminism Book Club.' The WGSS department is proud of her achievements. In addition to earning her MA at the University at Albany, she also received her PhD in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University, SUNY.
Abortion and Democracy Book Launch Event, October 18
WGSS core faculty Barbara Sutton and her co-editor and visiting scholar Nayla Luz Vacarezza will give a presentation and book signing for their timely edited collection Abortion and Democracy: Contentious Body Politics in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay (Routledge, 2021). The event takes place Monday, October 18, 12pm in LC 19 (Uptown Campus).
Women’s March in Albany
The Planned Parenthood rally, organized by WGSS alumna Brittni Gulotty, Public Affairs and Volunteer Coordinator of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, joined nationwide protests championing reproductive rights, with a huge turnout on Saturday, October 2, at the West Capitol Park in Albany, including WGSS faculty, students, and alumni.
‘State of Grace’ Returns to Campus to Celebrate Women in Tech
The three-day conference, which is organized by CEHC Vice Dean Jennifer Goodall, celebrates women in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.