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  • Dr. Sami Schalk (left) and Dr. Sandra Adell (right)

    Feminist Scholars Fellows – 2022/2023

    The Feminist Scholars Fellows for 2022-2023 have been chosen. Dr. Sandra Adell, Evjue Bascom Professor, of Afro-American Studies, and Dr. Sami Schalk, Associate Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies will be released from teaching to …

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    Rachel Litchman Wins L&S Ginsberg Family Award

    Gender & Women’s Studies Undergraduate student, Rachel Litchman, has been honored with the UW-Madison, College of Letters & Sciences Ginsberg Family Award. This award, formerly the Meyerhoff Undergraduate Excellence Awards for Leadership, Service and Scholarship,  …

  • Dr. Sami Schalk

    Sami Schalk Receives 2022 Honorary Rainbow Degree

    The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies is proud to announce that the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC) has chosen Dr. Sami Schalk as their 2022 Honorary Rainbow Degree recipient. This award was created …

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    Cora Segal Wins 2022 Irving K. Zola Award

    Cora Segal (she/her), first year MA student in UW-Madison’s Department of Gender & Women’s Studies has been awarded the 2022 Irving K. Zola Emerging Scholar Award. The Irving K. Zola Emerging Scholar Award is an …

  • Kimberly Stathas

    Spring 2022 Ruth Bleier Award Winner

    This year’s Dr. Ruth Bleier Scholarship in the Natural Sciences award winner is Kimberly Stathas (she/her). Kimberly is an undergraduate student with a planned graduation date of Spring 2023 with degrees in Biology, and Gender & Women’s …

  • Flyer with a rainbow array of mortarboards: GWS and LGBTQ+ Studies celebrate graduation, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 11:30 am to 1 pm, GWS Conference Room (3401 Sterling Hall)

    Celebrate Graduation with GWS

    Celebrate Graduation with the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies Join the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies to celebrate GWS and LGBTQ+ Studies graduates on Wednesday, May 11 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. …

  • Collage of award winners - clockwise from top left: Royalty Higgins, Magen Polzin, an artist's rendition of a rainbow, and Natalia Iding

    Spring 2022 LGBTQ+ Studies Scholarship Winners

    Join us in congratulating the Spring 2022 winners of the LGBTQ+ Studies Scholarship winners. This scholarship, generously provided by David A. Kaplan and Glenn A. Ostergaard, and the Brautigam/Kaplan Foundation, was created with the intention …

  • Bucky Badger wearing a mask while working on a laptop. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

    Gender and Women’s Studies’ Response to the Abandonment of the Mask Mandate

    The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies asks the chancellor to reinstate the mask mandate on our campus. Abandoning the mask mandate and denying instructors the ability to require masks disempowers individuals in their efforts …

  • Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium 2022 Spring Conference

    Centering Resistance: Imaginings of a New Feminist Future April 7-9, 2022 Co-Convened by  UW System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium and UW System Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian Fully Virtual Event This year’s theme rests …

  • Lyddia Ruch-Doll – GWS Staff Spotlight

      Name: Lyddia Ruch-Doll (Ruch rhymes with book)   Pronouns: she/her (they/them also acceptable)  Hometown: Sun Prairie, WI   Position Title(s): Administrator, Gender & Women’s Studies, Center for Research on Gender and Women, and the UW-System Women’s …

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