From the Chair

Greetings from the Cottage!

We are delighted to announce the hire of Assistant Professor Kristie Soares (PhD Comparative Literature, UCSB), who will arrive at CU Boulder in Spring 2018. In addition to her work as a performance artist, Prof. Soares specializes in Latinx literatures and cultures, exploring issues of queerness in Caribbean and Latinx communities.

On the teaching front, we have more great news: Associate Professor Celeste Montoya received the Best Should Teach Gold Award for excellence in teaching and outstanding contributions to improving higher education at CU Boulder! In addition to pursuing excellence in the Women and Gender Studies classroom, Prof. Montoya is director of the Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program (MASP), an inclusive academic community comprised of high-achieving, traditionally underrepresented and/or first-generation students.

This May, WGST proudly conferred degrees to 17 majors, 25 minors, and 11 graduate certificate students, making this the largest yet! Please follow the links below for news on graduation and scholarship winners Jacqueline Tillman, Oriana Richmond, Katie Wallace, and Savannah Ducharm as well as this year’s WGST Excellence in Inclusion award recipients Heraa Hashmi and Toluwanimi Obiwole.

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

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WGST Commencement 2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

On Friday, May 12, 2017, the Department of Women and Gender Studies celebrated the accomplishments of our graduating majors, minors, graduate certificate students, and scholarship and award winners. Joined by their family, friends, and the WGST faculty in the chapel at Old Main, we were proud to confer degrees to...

Heraa Hashmi receiving Excellence in Inclusion Award

Excellence in Inclusion Award Winners 2017

The Women and Gender Studies Excellence in Inclusion Award recognizes outstanding student projects (research or creative works) that explore issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion at CU Boulder or in the U.S. more generally. This award is designed to help foster an inclusive and welcoming campus climate at CU Boulder...

Celeste Montoya

Montoya wins Best Should Teach Gold Award

Celeste Montoya, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, has been chosen as one of this year’s winners of the Best Should Teach Gold Award for excellence in teaching and outstanding contributions to improving higher education at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Montoya was given this honor for her...

Jacqueline Tillman receiving scholarship award

2017 Scholarship & Award Winners

The Department of Women and Gender Studies is proud to offer several scholarships and award recognitions to our students each year, which were presented at our annual Commencement ceremony in Old Main on Friday, May 12th. The event's emcee, Dr. Emmanuel David, remarked "as a longtime member of the awards...