Aesthetics of Excess

Book Talk: Aesthetics of Excess

The Art and Politics of Black and Latina Embodiment Tuesday, March 16th 4:00pm - 5:15pm MST Thanks to everyone who joined us for a virtual discussion of the new book from Duke University Press, featuring the author Dr. Jillian Hernandez, assistant professor of Gender, Sexualities and Women's Studies at the...

BadAss Cross Stitch

Craftivism 101: Art, Activism, and Feminism

A two-part event: Forum Discussion Wed., Feb. 3 (5-6:30pm) & Craft Night Wed., Feb. 10 (5-7pm)

WGST Faculty

Bolder Voices Fall 2020

Fall 2020 has been like no other! Check out this issue of our WGST newsletter for updates on our faculty, staff and students.

Valerie Bhat

Bhat named Social Sciences Employee of the Month

Valerie Bhat, administrative assistant in the Department of Women and Gender Studies, was named the Employee of the Month for the Division of Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences for the month of September. She was presented this honor by Dean of Social Sciences, Dr. David Brown...

Alison M. Jaggar

In Appreciation of Dr. Alison M. Jaggar

Dr. Alison M. Jaggar, Professor Emerita of Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, formally announced her retirement on August 31, 2020. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a CU Boulder Arts & Sciences College Professor of Distinction, Jaggar is considered the pioneer of introducing feminist concerns into philosophy. In appreciation of her work, service, mentorship, and friendship through the years, we share with you just a few stories of how much she is valued by those who have had the honor to work with her.

WGST Abolition Read

Imagining Abolition: Dr. Kwame Holmes discusses Akwaeke Emezi's novel 'Pet'

WGST Abolition Read Monday, November 16th, 6 PM MST What would a society without prisons look like?? Dr. Kwame Holmes led us in a discussion of Akwaeke Emezi’s young adult novel Pet , which seeks alternate visions for justice in a utopian world without prisons. Kwame Holmes is Director of...

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Militarization without Representation: Your Vote Could Determine the Future of the U.S. Territories

As U.S. citizens head to the polls and mail in their ballots for the 2020 election, we must remember that not all citizens are granted the right to vote for president. Residents of the U.S. territories—Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—are technically...

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Dancing With Death: Celia Cruz’s Azúcar and Queer of Color Survival

Professor Kristie Soares will deliver the inaugural AMRC Counterpoints Lecture, exploring the evolution of Celia Cruz’s signature catchphrase azúcar [sugar] from her early career with Fania Records, to her later music with Sony Music, and finally to its posthumous adoption by queer fans of color both at her funeral and in the aftermath of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub massacre.

Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities

Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities: Book Release

Dr. Kristie Soares will be featured in this online book reception, hosted by the Latin American Studies Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, as a contributor to Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities (edited by Arturo J Aldama and Frederick Luis Aldama).

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Black and Indian and Biracial Woman: A VP Forum

Join us for a discussion Wednesday, October 21st at 5pm via Zoom, where our panel will share their thoughts on the issues of race, caste, identity, structural power and representation that Senator Kamala Harris’ historic Vice Presidential nomination signifies.

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