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...


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...


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).


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.


Latinx Heritage Month Resources

In recognition of Latinx Heritage Month (September 15th - October 15th), we'd like to share with you this list of resources, collected by WGST professor Dr. Kristie Soares:

Get the Scoop on WGST

Get the Scoop on WGST!

Join us for a "virtual ice cream social", Friday, September 11th, from 12-1pm via Zoom at https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/93624974587 Meet and connect with WGST students & faculty! Learn more about the WGST major & minor, certificates in LGBTQ Studies, and Global Gender & Sexuality Studies, opportunities for research and opportunities for activism!...

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WGST supports #ScholarStrike for racial justice

The faculty and staff of the Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST) support the Scholar Strike for racial justice on September 8th and 9th, 2020. The national strike has been called by Anthea Butler (Religious Studies, Africana Studies, Univ of Pennsylvania) and Kevin Gannon (History, Grand View University) in...


Resources for Confronting Anti-Black Racism in POC, Indigenous, and Marginalized Communities


Kaifa Roland named Chair of Women and Gender Studies

WGST faculty & staff are excited to announce that Dr. L. Kaifa Roland , associate professor of Anthropology, has accepted their invitation to serve as Chair of Women and Gender Studies. She assumed the position officially on July 1, 2020, succeeding Dr. Lorraine Bayard de Volo who has served valiantly...