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




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Professor Eiko Strader

WGSS Faculty Published: Dr. Eiko Strader

Congratulations to Dr. Eiko Strader on her recent policy brief contribution, "Workplace Disability and Death in an Era of Mass Incarceration: Insights from the US Military." This work was published by the Sociological Insights for Development Policy! In this piece, Dr. Strader explores the connection between the high incarceration rates in the United States and the nation's military strength, considering that the military is one of the largest employers in the U.S. to regularly hire people with a criminal record. This research adds to the growing body of knowledge about the nature of jobs that are available to the people who come into contact with the criminal justice system.

WGSS Faculty Mentioned in a Publication: Dr. Moshenberg

WGSS faculty Dr. Dan Moshenberg was recently mentioned in an article published by Fairfax County Times, titled "Zoning Ordinance Modernization Project." This article discusses how the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to proceed the proposed Zoning Modernization Ordinance, which are a series of updates to the local zoning laws that have been in progress since 2017. Dr. Moshenberg was cited in the article as a local afforable housing advocate, and he gave his opinion on the ordinance, saying that, "Although it’s a relatively small step, given the enormity and depth of the affordable housing crisis in Fairfax County and in northern Virginia more generally, rethinking accessory dwelling units will, first, assist those living with disabilities and those older than 55. An eviction crisis unlike any we’ve seen before is looming large, and every bit helps."

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.