From the Chair
Dear Friends of Women and Gender Studies,
We’ve had a busy couple of months here at the Cottage, hiring a new faculty member in the area of race/ethnicity. We will welcome Maisam Alomar to the department this coming fall semester. She is currently finishing up her PhD in ethnic studies at the University of California San Diego. New WGST professor Kristie Soares joined us this January. Both a professor and a performance artist, Dr. Soares’s work explores issues of queerness in Caribbean and Latinx communities. We’re excited to welcome these new members of our WGST community! And they are arriving just in time—we now enjoy 145 WGST majors and minors.
Thank you for your continued support of Women and Gender Studies. As always, we’d love to hear from you.
Lorraine Bayard de Volo
Chair & Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies