Fall 2020 Newsletter

Dear GWS Alumni,

As we launch this new newsletter, we want to do more to celebrate all that you have done since graduation and help you connect with other alumni doing similarly great things in the world. To do this, we’re asking all alumni to fill out a survey sharing any accomplishment, milestones and other updates you would like to share with us and other alumni. Did you get a master’s degree or PhD recently? We want to know! Did you get a job or a promotion? We want to share that with the whole alumni community! Have you done something you’re really proud of in the world? Let us celebrate with you! We’ll publish these updates from alumni in upcoming newsletters and you can even let us know if you would like a more extended feature in our alumni spotlight. We know that all of you are using the knowledge and skills you gained with your Gender & Women’s Studies majors, certificates, and/or LGBTQ+ Studies certificates to make the world a more just place for women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people of color, queer people and disabled people. We are regularly inspired by the informal updates we receive from you and want to make this a more formal, permanent process for the GWS and LGBTQ+ Studies community. We look forward to reading about your lives and impact on the world after your time with us.

In solidarity,
GWS Alumni Committee

A painted mural supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and bringing awareness to racial injustices is pictured on boarded up windows outside of a building on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2020. The mural is one of many that have been painted on businesses and shops along the street following several nights of protests in response to the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, a black man, on May 25, 2020. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)
Faculty Collage
Clockwise, starting from top left: Benjamin Mier-Cruz, Kelly Ward, Kate Walsh, Kelsey Lewis, Ruth Goldstein, Jess Waggoner.

New GWS Faculty and Postdoc

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Hope Tyson

Alumni Spotlights

We are always excited to hear what our alumni are up to. We also know that our students enjoy seeing the ways that our alums put their education into practice – personally, professionally, and all the ways in between. Each semester we like to highlight a few GWS and/or LGBTQ+ Studies alums. Read more in our recent Alumni Spotlights.

Araceli Alonso students' poster
Cassie Barwick, Hannah Redpath, and Justine Hill combined multiple images and ideas to speak on multiple themes, such as empowerment, community, and education.

UW Circle of Care Virtual Study Abroad

Dr. Araceli Alonso, longtime instructor in Gender and Women’s Studies, moved her study abroad course to a virtual format this summer. Dr. Alonso journeyed (virtually) with a group of students to Spain, Morocco, and Nigeria to examine the enormous challenges posed by human trafficking and the organizations that work support of people… More information here.