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WGSS Students and faculty speaking at the undergraduate mixer


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Department News

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

Research on Immigrants Named Nation's Top Dissertation

A socioeconomic study on earning inequality by Eiko Strader, a professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies and public policy, earned her the 2018 Distinguished Dissertation Award — the Council of Graduate Schools’ top honor for scholarly excellence.

Kavita Daiya, associate professor of English and director of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

WGSS Director Organized Impromptu #MeToo Teach-in

In the wake of the Justice Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings that distressed many members of the campus community, WGSS Program Director Kavita Daiya helped organize an impromptu “teach-in” outside her office. Faculty and students gathered to share their frustrations, hopes and next steps for the #MeToo movement.

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.