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.

WGSS Faculty with members of the Combahee River Collective during the Brown Bag Lecture Series on March 28, 2018 (left to right: Kyra Gaunt, Wen Liu, Rajani Bhatia, Barbara Sutton, Janell Hobson, Margo Okawzawa-Rey, Demita Frazier, and Vivien Ng).

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.


Congratulations to Department Chair, Janell Hobson, who was recently promoted to Full Professor.

Other Faculty news:

Rajani Bhatia is author of the recently published Gender Before Birth: Sex Selection in a Transnational Context (University of Washington Press, 2018).

Barbara Sutton is author of the recently published Surviving State Terror: Women's Testimonies of Repression and Resistance in Argentina (NYU Press, 2018).


September 21, 2018 - Staged Reading: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, 12 Noon in Campus Center Extension (Multipurpose Room on First Floor).


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