From the Chair

Dear Friends of Women and Gender Studies,

WGST has had a great start to the new school year. WGST faculty of color hosted a faculty and student of color lunch at the cottage, which was such a huge success that we ran out of food twice! We are also excited about our expanded relationship with Front Range Community College. Last month we hosted 10 FRCC students for lunch to talk about the transition to CU and our WGST offerings. Then they sat in on our popular Disney Women and Girls class to get a feel for the CU classroom experience. We hope to see these students in our classes soon! Finally, we have partnered with Jewish Studies to search for a new faculty member to join us here next fall.

Thank you for your continued support of Women and Gender Studies. Drop us an email to let us know what you’ve been doing!

Lorraine Bayard de Volo
Chair & Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies

Cottage Fall 2018

Students in Dr. Kristie Soares' course WGST 3600 Latina/x Studies working on their class projects in the Cottage Library.
This fall, the department held several events to support its commitment to diversity. The Students and Faculty of Color luncheon held in September connected the department’s majority-POC faculty with undergraduates, graduates, post-docs, and staff that identify as people of color. Attendance was exceptional, and the event was a great success. Faculty members have also been using the department’s library as a resource for courses focused on people of color and activism. Pictured above, Dr. Soares’ Latina/x Studies class conducted archival research in the Cottage library, and learned about the library's holdings.
Janet Jacobs

Dr. Janet Jacobs named Professor of Distinction

Janet Jacobs, professor of women and gender studies and director of the Arts & Sciences Honors Program, was recently named Professor of Distinction. This title is reserved solely for scholars in the College of Arts & Sciences who have been recognized internationally for their research, and by their colleagues and students for their exceptional teaching and service work.

Maisam Alomar

New Faculty Profile: Maisam Alomar

The newest addition to the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Dr. Maisam Alomar, has joined our faculty this semester as an assistant professor. Her research lies mainly in the areas of disability studies, cultural studies, and ethnic studies.

Nadia Brecl

Nadia Brecl '18 - Van Ek Award Winner

Nadia Brecl is a recent CU graduate, with dual degrees in sociology and women and gender studies, a minor in Ethnic Studies and certificates in both LGBTQ studies and public health. Nadia was nominated for the Van Ek award based on both their exemplary academic performance, and their commitment to issues of social justice in the campus community and beyond.

Mallory Hale

Mallory Hale '19 - Van Ek Award Winner

A double major in women and gender studies and international affairs, with minors in political science and Arabic, Mallory Hale was chosen for the Jacob Van Ek award for their “flawless academic performance as well as the impressive work they have been doing to build an inclusive climate on our campus.”

Now Hiring

New Faculty Search - Assistant Professor of WGST and Jewish Studies

The Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of Women and Gender Studies have joined together to invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level for social science candidates working on women and gender in Jewish culture, religion, or politics.

Women of Color Feminisms

Spring 2019 Courses

New courses for spring 2019 include "Gender, Race, Science and Technology" with Maisam Alomar, and graduate topics course "Women of Color Feminisms" taught by Kristie Soares.