Faculty and students participate in several WGSS-related events, including: WGSS Brown Bag Lecture series (Spring 2018), the Resistance Knows No Borders conference (March 3, 2018), and the annual National Women's Studies Association Conference (November 16-19, 2017).

Bibi Chaterpateah presents during her poster session.

Panel featuring graduate students Aissata Ba, Tasmia Haque, and Erika Tai.

Graduate student Elizabeth Harwood welcomes audience to SIGH's "Resistance Knows No Borders" conference.

Graduate student Wen-Pu Cheng presents in her poster session.

Wen-Pu Cheng with Professor Barbara Sutton.

WGSS major Iliana Muro presenting her art collage during the poster session.

Iliana Muro with Professor Vivien Ng.

Panel featuring graduate students Elizabeth Harwood, Makna Sinatria, and Benjamin Ginsberg.

Core Faculty Rajani Bhatia presenting on her book, Gender Before Birth: Sex Selection in a Transnational Context (U of Washington Press, 2018) at the WGSS Brown Bag Lecture Series.

Stephanie Kaylor, a WGSS alumna, with black feminist and prison abolitionist Angela Davis

Graduate student panel, featuring Steph deNormand, Lydia Malone, Elizabeth Harwood, and Ess Niesl.

Joint faculty Lani Jones with black feminist scholar-activists Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Barbara Smith, and Barbara Ransby

WGSS chair Janell Hobson with Gloria Steinem at the Ms. Magazine booth. Hobson is a regular contributor to Ms.

Vivien Ng, core faculty and previous WGSS chair as well as former NWSA president, with current NWSA president Barbara Ransby and former NWSA president Bonnie Thornton Dill

Affiliated faculty Tamika Carey, Social Welfare faculty Robert Miller, joint faculty Lani Jones, and core faculty and WGSS chair Janell Hobson

The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies has a diverse faculty and a variety of course offerings, ranging from women’s health to media and popular culture to global perspectives to LGBTQ Studies. We recognize excellence in research, teaching, and service in three important ways:

an analysis of the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nation.

skillful integration of methods from different disciplines.

Social Justice
a commitment to dismantling sexism, racism, classism, and other oppressive practices in our research, teaching, and service to different communities.

News & Announcements

Congratulations to Samhita Mukhopadhyay (BA 2000), who was recently named Executive Editor of Teen Vogue, replacing Elaine Welteroth who recently left the position. Fore more information: http://feministing.com/2018/02/07/former-feministing-executive-editor-samhita-mukhopadhyay-tapped-to-head-teen-vogue/

Also, Minjeong Kim (MA 2001), Associate Professor at San Diego State University, recently published her first book, Elusive Belonging: Marriage Migrants and "Multiculturalism" in Rural South Korea (University of Hawai'i Press, 2018). About the book: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9909-9780824869816.aspx

The Race and Gender Studies Project Presents
Imagining Slavery, Envisioning Freedoms

April 26-27, 2018
A Symposium on the 30th Anniversary of Toni Morrison’s Beloved

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New Dual Degree Program: JD/MA in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

For Fall 2018 enrollment, apply by June 1. More Information

Related Local and Campus Events

Beginning February 7, 2018: Brown Bag Lunch Series in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (Humanities 354, 12:30pm). Learn More


An Interdisciplinary Conference on Feminism, Borders, and Resistance
Saturday March 3, 2018

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at the University of Albany’s graduate student organization invites you to send proposals for papers, posters, workshops, or creative projects that focus on borders of all types and imaginaries-- or other topics relevant to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. This conference is open to scholars and general interest researchers of all academic levels.

Submissions should include an abstract of up to 250 words and be sent to sighualbany@gmail.com by Friday January 26, 2018. See full flier for more information

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