WGSS celebrates its 50th-anniversary celebration with a Black History Month Virtual Panel
The Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany is kicking off its 50th-anniversary celebration with a Black History Month Virtual Panel featuring: Barbara Smith, Loretta Ross, and Deidre Butler Join us on Zoom! Monday, February 22, 2021 3:00PM EST
Professor pens article on historic election of Kamala Harris
Janell Hobson, chair of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, published an article in Ms. Magazine about what it means to have women in the highest offices in the country.
Writers Institute Interviews WGSS Affiliated Professor Kyra Gaunt
Paul Grondahl of the Writers Institute interviews UAlbany professor and ethnomusicologist Kyra Gaunt, whose recent article "The Magic of Black Girls’ Play: Game-songs created and passed down by Black girls are full of sophistication, power and cultural meaning" generated considerable buzz as an Editors Pick in the New York Times.
Professor Janell Hobson writes about Beyonce's Black is King for Ms. Magazine
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Professor and Chair Janell Hobson recently published an article in Ms. Magazine titled, Oshun Energy in Beyoncé’s “Black is King” about Beyonce's new visual album.
WGSS Faculty and Students Participated in Black Lives Matter March
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies faculty and students participated in a Black Lives Matter rally in Troy, NY on Sunday, June 7, 2020.
The Year in WGSS Achievement
The year 2020 has been a challenging time for all of us, in which we must rely on virtual communication to keep connected. This has not stopped the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from doing what we often do every spring semester, in which we honor the achievements of our WGSS students and the class of 2020. Below is a list of our student award recipients, our WGSS interns and their mentors, and the Teaching Collective for 2019-2020. A special congratulations to the Class of 2020! View the awards and other achievements.
WGSS MA Final Project Showcase
Every year, the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies hosts a Showcase for our graduate students’ MA Final Projects, the capstone of their graduate education before earning their degrees. We are especially proud of this year’s cohorts who presented some of the most innovative and thought-provoking projects to come out of the department. Reflecting interdisciplinary topics, transnational subjects, and diverse perspectives on race, gender, and sexuality, our MA students continue to shine as exemplars of inclusive excellence. Visit the Showcase webpage for more details.
Professor Barbara Sutton Receives Gerda Henkel Foundation Grant
Congratulations to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Core Faculty, Barbara Sutton, who received the Gerda Henkel Foundation grant to support her sabbatical project, "Fashion of Fear: Bodies, Inequality, and Security." The Gerda Henkel Foundation is based in Germany.