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  • Abigail Perkins – Alumni Spotlight, Class of 2023

    Abigail Perkins (she/her) graduated in May 2023 with a degree in English and certificates in GWS and African American Studies. She is currently taking a gap year in her hometown before returning to graduate school …

  • Paige Leiser – Alumni Spotlight, Class of 2022

    Paige Leiser (she/her) graduated in May 2022 with a degree in Political Science, and certificates in Gender and Women’s Studies, Education Policy, and Global Health. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health …

  • Course Spotlight – Special Topics Course on Queer Indigenous Studies

    Course Title: Queer Indigenous Studies What is this course about? “Queer Indigenous Studies” is a course designed to introduce students to the experiences, ideas, art, and lives of Two-Spirit and LGBTQ Indigenous people both in North …

  • GWS Student Spotlight – Rachel Delmar

    Rachel Delmar is double-majoring in Gender & Women’s Studies and Education Studies. Rachel is getting certificates in: Disability Rights and Services and Preparing to Teach Abroad. 1.Why did you choose GWS? I chose GWS because I …

  • Susan Stanford Friedman’s Scholarly Legacy: Unpacking the Planet – Modernisms, Feminisms, Comparisons

    We are excited to announce a special conference dedicated to the life and legacy of Susan Stanford Friedman, Virginia Woolf Professor Emerita of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. A scholar of …

  • Judith Houck Publishes New Book

    The University of Chicago Press has published Professor Judith Houck’s new book, Looking Through the Speculum: Examining the Women’s Health Movement. The book examines the women’s health movement of the 1970’s through the lens of medical history …

  • Anna Campbell Wins Exceptional Service Award

    Join us in congratulating Professor Anna Campbell on winning the Exceptional Service Award. The Exceptional Service Support Program acknowledges and supports assistant and associate professors who perform service activities beyond what is expected of tenure-track …

  • GWS Student Spotlight – Jenessa VanCalster

    Jenessa VanCalster is double-majoring in Gender & Women’s Studies and Sociology. Jenessa is getting certificates in: Education and Educational Services, Educational Policy Studies, and LGBTQ+ Studies. 1.Why did you choose GWS? I chose Gender and …

  • Faculty Focus – Dr. Kate Phelps

    Name: Dr. Kate Phelps Title: Teaching Faculty Hometown: Madison, WI! Educational/professional background: I have a Bachelor’s in Women’s and Gender Studies from Beloit College, a Master’s in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons University, and …

  • GWS Student Spotlight – Kayla Buth

    Kayla Buth is double-majoring in Political Science and Legal Studies and getting certificates in Gender & Women’s Studies and Social Justice Education. Kayla received the prestigious UW Global Gateway Fellowship for Spring 2024 and will be …

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