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  • Michael Basford, Jani Koester, Youth Action Board's Rachel Litchman, state Sen. Melissa Agard, Deputy Mayor of Madison Linda Vakunta and Arree Macon spoke at the Homelessness Awareness Month event earlier this month at the state Capitol.

    GWS Student, and Youth Action Board Member, Rachel Litchman Speaker at WI State Capitol Homelessness Event

  • Dr. Leigh Senderowicz

    Faculty Focus – Dr. Leigh Senderowicz

    Name: Leigh Senderowicz Title: Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Obstetrics and Gynecology Hometown: Very proud Philadelphian Educational/professional background: I did my undergrad at Wesleyan, where I majored in anthropology and gender studies. …

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    Dr. Finn Enke Honored with UW System Award

    The UW System has awarded Professor Finn Enke (Gender & Women’s Studies, and History) the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People, which is one of two DEI awards given …

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    Department Statement

    The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies further affirms and celebrates our trans*, nonbinary and gender expansive community members. We will continue to work for the fullest presence of trans*, nonbinary and gender expansive lives; …

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    Fill the Hill 2022

    This year, in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS), our goal is to make unpaid research, professional travel, and internship opportunities more accessible to our students. We are raising funds to provide GWS …

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    Book Events – Black Disability Politics

    Celebrate the release of Dr. Sami Schalk’s new book, Black Disability Politics, at one of two (or both!) book release events! Wednesday October 26 10-11:30am CST. The Ford Foundation will host a hybrid (in person …

  • Promotional Instagram image for the position. Red square with a green, geometric print down the left side. In the middle of the image are symbols of various genders in black. Text reads: Assistant or Associate Professor in Gender and Indigeneity. Apply Now, Applications Open Until Filled


    The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin Madison seeks applications from scholars with expertise in gender and indigeneity, and/or race and ethnicity, for a nine-month, full-time, permanent tenure-track position to begin …

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    GWS Response to Upcoming Event

    We are aware that a speaker is coming to campus on 10/24 with a film and viewpoints that are intentionally harmful and threatening to our trans* and nonbinary community members. People associated with the event …

  • Dr. Leigh Senderowicz

    New Publication by Dr. Leigh Senderowicz in SSM-Qualitative Research in Health

    “She told me no, that you cannot change”: Understanding provider refusal to remove contraceptive implants Abstract Enthusiasm for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is growing among donors and NGOs throughout the global reproductive health field. There …

  • Ruth Goldstein

    Faculty Focus – Dr. Ruth Goldstein

    Name: Ruth Goldstein Title: Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies Hometown: Baltimore, MD Educational/professional background: PhD in Medical Anthropology from UC Berkeley, MA in Folklore from UC Berkeley What is your field of research, …

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