Arayssi awarded Figueroa Family Fellowship

We are pleased to share that Dania Arayssi, doctoral student in the Department of Political Science and member of our WGST Graduate Certificate Program, has been awarded the 2022 Figueroa Family Fellowship. This scholarship is administered by CU's Graduate School, and was given to Arayssi "in recognition of her commitment...

Bolder Voices

Bolder Voices Fall 2021

We’ve been through some big transitions since you heard from us last! Catch up with the latest news from the Department of Women and Gender Studies in our latest issue of Bolder Voices newsletter.


WGST alum completes dissertation with distinction

Dr. Cassy Gonzalez (WGST '13) completed her dissertation with distinction in Ethnic Studies and is now an assistant professor in criminal justice at Sam Houston State University.

Viv & Louise

Armstrong & Young: What's changed for LGBTQ people in the last 50 years?

Vivienne Armstrong and Dr. Louise Young, two trailblazing LGBTQ activists, met with students to discuss their lifetime of advocacy and their relationship which began at CU Boulder 50 years ago.


Faculty Updates

Robert Buffington published the article " Chin-Chun-Chan: Popular Sinophobia in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico City ," in the April 2021 issue of The Americas: A Quarterly Journal of Latin American History . He is currently on fellowship at the CU Center for Humanities and the Arts, and will be retiring from...


Alum Profile: Emma Breitman

Emma with her dog, Willa We were happy to catch up with Emma Breitman, an alumna of the class of 2020 who graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's in women and gender studies, minors in Spanish and Ethnic Studies, and a certificate in LGBTQ studies. While at CU, Emma...

Denim Days

GJL recognizes Denim Days

The Gender Justice League, our women and gender studies student practicum group, helped call attention to the victim blaming often suffered by survivors of sexual assault with their October recognition of 'Denim Days'. This international event begain in response to a trial in Italy in 1992, where a rape conviction...


Roland appointed Director of Pan-African Studies Program at Clemson University

After serving as the chair of women and gender studies for the past year, Dr. Kaifa Roland was recently named the new director of the Pan-African Studies Program at Clemson University.


Potter joins WGST faculty

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new faculty member to the women and gender studies roster, and introduce Dr. Hillary Potter, who has joined us this summer as associate professor. Potter holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and...


We are hiring: Assistant Professor of Black Trans and Queer Studies