Professor Tracey Deutsch joins us from the Department of History. We are excited to have her serve as the Director of Undergraduate Studies in GWSS!
We warmly welcome both Aren Aizura and Annie Hill to the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies!
Annie Hill earned a Ph.D. in Rhetoric from the University of California in Berkeley. Her research and teaching focuses on rhetorical theory and criticism, feminist theory, and race theory, including geneaologies of Western race science. She also has a background in socio-legal scholarship, and is interested in legal rhetoric, modern jurisprudence, and public policy.
She is currently working on a book titled "This Modern Day Slavery: Sex Trafficking in the United Kingdom", which analyzes the discourse and development of British anti-trafficking campaigns. Annie recently won the Multicultural Research Award from the Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy.
We were saddened to hear that Doris Marquit passed away on May 29th, 2014 after a brief illness. Doris received her PhD in 1978 and taught frequently in the Departments of GWSS and English at the University of Minnesota. She was a long-standing member of the Communist Party, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and the DFL. A strong advocate for social justice, community organizing, and liberatory education, she was passionate about intersectional and materialist feminism, dedicated to GWSS, and established the Women's Studies Social Justice Fund for undergraduate students. Her warmth, sense of humor, and sharp mind will be greatly missed. In her honor, you can donate to the Women's Studies Social Justice Fund.
As we conclude celebrating our 40th Anniversary, the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies honors Kate Millet. Read more in CLA's REACH Magazine or view our digital timeline chronicling Millet's life!
Congratulations to our GWSS award winners on their substantial achievements!
Learn more about how to support undergraduates and graduates that do feminist research!
Alia received the prestigious Hartung award for her paper, "Taking Refuge in How: An Analysis of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye." Wonderful job!
Nina's achievement was earned through her commitment to working with LGBTQIA youth. In collaboration with OutFront, Out 4 Good, and Out 4 Equity, Nina trained and supported high school activists creating LGBTQIA student groupsat their schools.
All three students received a GWSS Social Justice Award for writing outstanding papers that centered various topics and concerns within social justice movements. We are thrilled and encouraged by their commitment to feminist praxis within and beyond GWSS classes!
Joanna's work with high school chapters of SHE, a young women's empowerment organization, is integral and inspirational to our GWSS and larger feminist communities.