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left to right: Ashwini Tambe (WGSS Director), Sharon Rogers, and Priya Purandare
WGSS Director Ashwini Tambe with WGSS MA alums Sharon Rogers and Priya Purandare for an event on "Careers in Gender and Representation"

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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Department News

Collage of Profs Matthiesen and Tambe

WGSS Faculty Win Fellowships

Congrats to WGSS faculty Professors Ashwini Tambe and Sara Matthiesen for winning fellowships!

Panelists of the "Careers Advancing Gender Equity" event posing with Professor Ashwini Tambe (far left)

"Careers Advancing Gender Equity" Event

On April 17th, WGSS co-sponsored the "Careers Advancing Gender Equity" event that offered professional guidance for students and early-career professionals.

Raven McAuliffe '24 with WGSS Director Prof. Tambe next to her poster

WGSS Undergrads in 2024 CCAS Research Showcase

Congratulations to three WGSS undergraduate students who presented as part of the 2024 Columbian College of Arts and Sciences' Research Showcase!


‘Writing Blackgirls’ and Women’s Health Science’

Edited by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Professor Jameta Barlow, the collection of works focuses on the well-being of Black girls and women.

Former WGSS directors (from left) Daniel Moshenberg, Jennifer Nash, Cynthia Deitch and Kavita Daiya joined current director Ashwini Tambe at the program’s 50th anniversary symposium.

‘Mighty’ WGSS Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Past directors joined faculty, students and alumni to mark the enduring impact of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program.

Spring 2022 WGSS Awards

The WGSS Program is now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Awards!

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How to Find a Job During the Pandemic

Tips on everything related to job hunting from finding job postings to keeping track of application materials.

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WGSS Assistant Professor Dr. Jameta Barlow Quoted in Several News Articles

Congratulations to Dr. Jameta Nicole Barlow (Assistant Professor in the University Writing Program and of WGSS) on being quoted in several news articles.

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Dr. Kavita Daiya Publishes her Book in Paperback

Congratulations to Dr. Kavita Daiya on her book, Graphic Narratives about South Asia and South Asian America: Aesthetics and Politics (Routledge) being published in a paperback version!

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2021 Yulee Lecture Symposium

We thank the 98 people in the house last Tuesday in the WGSS Program for our annual endowed Yulee Symposium: Gender, Race, and Migration!