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 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...


Soares receives Best Should Teach Gold Award

Dr. Kristie Soares, assistant professor in women and gender studies, has been selected as a recipient of the Best Should Teach Gold Award. With this award, Soares joins an elite group of dedicated scholars, recognized for their exceptional talents in teaching and academic leadership that exemplify award founders Lindley and...

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Mehta & Boyd: A justification for unrest? Look no further than the Bible and the Founding Fathers

Protesters smash the window of a Chase bank during protests in Oakland. AP Photo/Philip Pacheco Samira Mehta , University of Colorado Boulder and Samuel L. Boyd , University of Colorado Boulder The civil unrest seen across the United States following the killing of George Floyd brings to the fore the...

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Mehta receives Cashmere Subvention Grant from AJS

Dr. Samira Mehta , assistant professor of Jewish studies and women and gender studies, has been named one of the three recipients of this year's Cashmere Subvention award in Jewish Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies by the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). This award helps to support scholars publishing books...

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We Condemn Racist Police Violence

The Departments of Ethnic Studies and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder condemn the police killing of Mr. George Floyd. This killing adds to a long list of over 1250 folks of African descent killed by police since 2005, not taking into account acts of police...

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Congratulations WGST Class of 2020!

The Department of Women and Gender Studies welcome you to celebrate our WGST Class of 2020! Visit our 'Virtual Yearbook' for a special video and website honoring our graduating majors, minors, and certificate students, as well as the recipients of our WGST scholarships and awards.