WGST Awards

2021 WGST Scholarship & Award Recipients

The Department of Women and Gender Studies offers several scholarships and awards to our students each year. The recipients are chosen by our faculty, to honor exceptional students for their academic work, campus activism, and service to the department. We are pleased to present this year's deserving awardees: Joanne Easley...

Trans Abolitionist Visions

Trans Abolitionist Visions

Wednesday, April 14th @ 2:00 pm MDT Join us for a conversation with local trans of color organizers and activists on abolitionist futures. We'll discuss what trans of color visions offer us in imagining a world without policing, incarceration, and borders. Our panelists include Jordan Garcia, Stevie Gunter, Maya Rothlein,...

2011 Grads

Bolder Voices Spring 2021


Trans/Nonbinary Faculty of Color Panel

As part of the monthly TRANSforming Gender Conference , faculty from various universities in Colorado (including CU Boulder, Metropolitan State University, and Colorado College) gathered for a panel on February 23rd to speak about their experiences as trans/nonbinary faculty of color in doing research, activism, teaching and mentoring in higher...


Johnny Pacheco—Pioneer of Black Caribbean Music—Passes Away

Salsa music lost its founder last week—flutist, composer, band leader, and producer Johnny Pacheco passed away at 85 years old. In an early salsa landscape dominated by Puerto Rican and Cuban musicians, Dominican Johnny Pacheco must be considered one of the genre’s originators. Read more about this influential artist in an article in Latinx Spaces by Dr. Kristie Soares.

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.