Apr. 24, 2020
Gender and Sexuality Studies is thrilled to announce the winners for the 2020 Susan Ford Wiltshire Awards.
The undergraduate student award goes to Meilan Lu for the essay, “Old Father, Old Artificer: Female Sexuality and Male Authorship in Les Fleurs du mal and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.”
The graduate student award goes to Hannah Hicks for the essay, “She Should Burn it in Ashes”: Women on Trial for Arson in Post-Civil War South Carolina.” Congratulations to both of these exemplary students!
Jan. 15, 2020
Our very own Professor Elizabeth Covington is the 2019 recipient of the Harriet S. Gilliam Award for Excellence in Teaching, which recognizes Senior Lecturers and Lecturers for outstanding undergraduate teaching. Professor Covington, currently the Associate Director of the Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, teaches a wide array of courses in both WGS and English and has a series of literary projects in store for the future.
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.