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From symposia to film screenings and lecture events featuring internationally renowned scholars, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow students, faculty, and alumni in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) network.

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WGSS Students and faculty speaking at the undergraduate mixer WGSS Director Kavita Daiya with students at the March 2019 Open House for Undergraduates




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The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program News Digest is sent to WGSS students, faculty, staff, alumni and associates on a weekly basis. If you would like your event, announcement or news to be featured in our next issue, please fill out the entry request form by Thursdays at 4:00 PM.




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Department News

CCAS Professor Kavita Daiya with her daughters Maya, 8, and Riya, 13.

GW All Access: Kavita Daiya

WGSS Program Director Kavita Daiya is reinventing her “A Study of Women and Media” course to explore activist movements and inequalities highlighted by the pandemic.

Statement on Current Protests and Racial Injustice

The WGSS community remains firmly committed to the feminist principles of justice, liberation, and solidarity. We are clear-eyed about the fact that there is only one righteous path before us. We write to reaffirm our commitment to the Movement for Black Lives and to the fight for racial justice the world over.

Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Public Policy, Eiko Strader

CCAS Award for Excellence in Graduate Faculty Mentoring

A CCAS award by Eiko Strader, a professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies and public policy, earned the Award for Excellence in Graduate Faculty Mentoring.

Kavita Daiya, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Fulbright Specialist, 2020-2023

WGSS Director and Associate Professor of English Kavita Daiya was selected as a Fulbright Specialist (2020-2023) with expertise in Gender Studies, Migration and Peace Studies, and Postcolonial Literature and Cinema.

A coffee cup and a notepad with the text "New Year's Resolutions" written on it

Why Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be Self-Acceptance

WGSS Program Director Kavita Daiya urges people to reframe negative messages about eating and weight loss.

Members of Rape Crisis of Cape Town Trust

Students Help Sexual Violence Survivors in Cape Town

Undergraduate students Ariella Neckritz (BA ’16) and Shakti Naidoo (BA ’15) interned at the Rape Crisis center while studying abroad in Cape Town. During the internship, the students held discussion-based seminars with local teens about rape and gender equality and learned to develop effective support models for survivors. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity was made possible by a WGSS Program partnership with the crisis center.