Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies News
LGBTQ Rights in Southeast Asia Slow to Improve
Professor Meredith Weiss's article in the Melbourne Asia Review finds that despite some improvement, members of the LGBTQ community across Southeast Asia continue to suffer from harsh laws and punishments.
WGSS Chair Janell Hobson Interviews Author Julie Suk
Dr. Janell Hobson, professor and chair of the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, interviewed author Julie Suk for the Rebuilding the Republic series at the NYS Writers Institute. Julie Suk is the author of We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment, the epic story of the 100-year-long battle to secure Constitutional equality for women in America. Watch the interview...
WGSS celebrates its 50th-anniversary celebration with a Black History Month Virtual Series
This Spring 2021 semester marks the 50th anniversary of the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany. To mark this milestone year, the WGSS department featured a virtual series highlighting different subjects that our interdisciplinary field has and continues to tackle. Below are video recordings from the series' Zoom webinar events.
Women on the Money: Women's History, the Harriet Tubman $20, and Economic Justice
Women's History Month virtual panel featuring: Karen V. Hill, director of the Harriet Tubman Home; Barbara Howard, co-founder of the Women on the $20 Campaign; Kate Clifford Larson, Tubman biographer; and Karsonye Wise Whitehead, NWSA President and Historian. When: Monday, March 29, 2021 Time: 3:00PM EST Open to the Public via ZOOM To Register: https://albany.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FMP1-wJbQH-V8h_ANeLsvA
Beyond Women's Leadership: Liberian Lessons on Crisis, Peace, and Feminist Organizing
The Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department presents Nobel Laureate and Liberian peace activist, Leymah Gbowee in a virtual lecture: "Beyond Women's Leadership: Liberian Lessons on Crisis, Peace, and Feminist Organizing" March 8th, 3:00 p.m. To Register for this Zoom event, go to: https://albany.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HAbcaqOKSVazp9Wwto5jWg
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.