University of Minnesota
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

What's New in GWSS?

GWSS has scholarships for students!

GWSS has scholarships for students! The deadine is Monday, April 7th at 4:00pm. Don't miss out! Click HERE to apply!

Congratulations to Mali Collins on receiving the Social Justice Award!

Mali Collins recently received the GWSS Social Justice AWard. Mali plans to use the award to pursue her career in writing and publishing. This award gives her inspiration to continue to unearth and address social justice issues affecting women and families of color.

Mali Collins


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Congratulations to Joordyn Lehmann on receiving the Helen Hawthorne Hartung Award!

Joordyn Lehmann received the GWSS Helen Hawthorne Hartung Award. This is a $500 award to a student submitting an outstanding GWSS-related paper or creative project.

Migration & Transnational Politics Symposium - Friday, December 6th

Attend three talks on Migration & Transnational Politics and hear about the new directions in queer and feminist studies! Room 35 Nicholson Hall

9:30-10:45: Standing in Her Shoes: Transnational Politics in US Asylum Policy for Chinese Opposing Population Control, Sarah McKinnon, Assistant Professor of Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies

11:00-12:30: Queering Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalition Possibilities, Karma R. Chavez, Assistant Professor of Communications and Chicano/Latino Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sponsored by Gender, Sexuality and Politics Colloquium Series, which is a collaboration between the Department of Political Science and the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

1:00-2:30: Transnational Feminism: Inquiry on the Project of Modernity and the Performance of Solidarity, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance, University of Minnesota. Sponsored by the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and the Immigration History Research Center


Marriage Equality Event — September 18th, 2013

GWSS has SCHOLARSHIPS for undergraduates!!! Learn more here.


Minnesota State Representative Karen Clark (DFL), one of the sponsors of the Marriage Equality Bill, spoke at Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, 9/18/2013. Read the excerpt in The Daily.

Karen Clark


Warm Welcome to our new Feminist Studies Graduate Students Carolyn Erler and Tia Simone-Gardner!!

Carolyn ErlerTia Simone-Gardner


Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies has new officers!

We are excited to welcome Jigna Desai as our new chair, Catherine Squires as our
Director of Graduate Studies and Susan Craddock as our Director of Undergraduate Studies.


GWSS 40th Anniversary Celebration

GWSS 1002 students answer the question "Why Feminism?"


Congratulations, Doctor Charlotte Karem Albrecht!

Charlotte AlbrechtDr. Albrecht successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Peddling Arab American Histories: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Early Syrian American Communities." Congratulations on completing your doctoral program, we look forward to many more achievements!


Dr. Edén Torres, recipient of the COGS Outstanding Faculty Award!

Our most heartfelt congratulations go out to Edén Torres on becoming the recipient of the 2013 COGS (Council of Graduate Students) Outstanding Faculty Award! This award gives graduate students the opportunity to nominate and recognize faculty members for their outstanding work with, advocating for, and advising graduate students. It is the only award where the winners are nominated and selected by graduate students. Congratulations, Dr. Torres!

Exciting new book by Dr. Zenzele Isoke!

Zenzele Isoke's new book, Urban Black Women and the Politics of Resistance (Politics of Intersectionality) will be available for purchase on April 24. Dr. Isoke is an Assistant Professor of GWSS. Congratulations, Dr. Isoke!

The Gender, Sexuality, Power, and Politics Colloquium has a website

Make sure to visit the newly designed Gender, Sexuality, Power, and Politics (GSSP) Colloquium website! The colloquium is a joint collaboration between the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. To learn more about this collaboration, about past and upcoming events, visit the website by clicking here.

Alum Danielle Bouchard publishes a book!

Announcing a new book - A Community of Disagreement: Feminism in the University, by Professor Danielle Bouchard (UNC - Greensboro). Professor Bouchard is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's Feminist Studies Ph.D. program. Congratulations, Prof. Bouchard!

Upcoming Events


Position Opening: Tenure Track Assistant Professor