Apr. 29, 2019
Congratulations to our 2019 Susan Ford Wiltshire Essay Competition winners.
The undergraduate winner was Cassidy F. Alla, Class of 2019, with an essay entitled “‘Girlboss Feminism’: How Young Women View Feminists on Television and in their Lives.”
We had two graduate winners this year: PhD student Ludwig Beethoven J. Noya, with an essay entitled “ONAN SPEAKS BACK!: An Autobiographical and Postcolonial Reading of Genesis 38:8-10” and Ph.D. candidate Joanna Huh with an essay entitled “Glimpsing Medusa’s Head: Confronting the Body of Lavinia in Shakespeare’s ‘Titus Andronicus.'”
Thank you to everyone for their submissions!
Apr. 12, 2019
On April 23 from 11am-1pm, Women’s and Gender Studies will host an undergraduate student project/essay showcase and an end-of-year lunch. We will display up to 25 posters, and 5 students may give brief presentations (from 11am-noon) to an audience of students and faculty.
At noon, we will have Blue Coast Burrito for lunch. Vegetarian options will be available.
We are so excited about this end-of-year event, and we would love for you to join us!
Apr. 8, 2019
Register now for our new course WGS 2610: Womanism in Global Context! This course will be a survey of global Womanist (Black Feminist) theory and praxis. Topics will cover race, class, sexuality, spirituality, activism, and controversies over female bodies.
Apr. 8, 2019
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Vanderbilt is excited to co-sponsor Amazons and the Wild: The Wondrous Nature of the Women Warriors. See the poster below for more information.
Mar. 20, 2019
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Vanderbilt Presents: Gender/Sexuality Matters: Fall 2018
Come join us for informal discussions on some of the most pressing gender/sexuality matters currently facing women and LGBTQI+ communities in Nashville, on the Vanderbilt campus, as well as nationally and internationally. These will be informal conversations with experts in specific areas. We may also pursue ways to discuss the topic further in the future. All talks will take place in Buttrick 123; snacks and beverages will be provided. Undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to attend. We would love to have you!
Tuesday, October 9, 4-5:30: The Forgotten Victims of HIV/AIDs Today
This discussion will focus on the ongoing effects of HIV/AIDs on underrepresented and ignored populations, including women and people of color, as well as new research advances. Dr. Robertson Nash will present on his work with the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic (VCCC), where he serves as an HIV/primary care clinician and also as the Director of the PATHways Program, a nursing-led, interdisciplinary, intensive, and individualized specialty service that he developed to address the complex needs of patients at greatest risk of falling out of ongoing HIV Care. Dr. Briana Furch has a research focus in vector-borne illness, specifically at the intersection of HIV and neglected infectious disease. Dr. Furch is currently a recipient of a NIH Fogarty Global Health Fellowship where she is spending her fellowship year at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. Dr. Furch has graciously agreed to present from Zambia. This will be an exciting dialogue on a pressing issue.
Tuesday, November 6, 4-5:30: The Intimate and Social Effects of “Borders”
Our final fall panel discussion will focus on the effects of border policies inside and outside of the United States. Discussions will include the intimate and social effects that the current rhetoric regarding the border wall have had on families, family separations, anti-immigrant/Latinx sentiments in the U.S, and women’s labor work at the border. Dr. Karla McKanders, Director of Vanderbilt University’s Immigration Practice Clinic will join in the conversation, and Dr. Diana Aldrete, professor of Language and Culture Studies at Trinity College, will moderate the panel. This should be a timely and enlightening conversation.
Please feel free to contact Allison Hammer if you have any questions: K. Allison Hammer, k.allison.hammer@Vanderbilt.edu