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Dr. Alison Jaggar announces retirement

WGST would like to announce the retirement of esteemed feminist philosopher, Dr. Alison Jaggar. Dr. Jaggar, who has a joint appointment in the Department of Philosophy, has been an integral part of the feminist community on CU Boulder campus since 1990. We are grateful to Dr. Jaggar for her years...

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Three WGST Students receive 2020 Van Ek Award

Three women and gender studies students received this year's Jacob Van Ek scholarship, one of the College of Arts and Sciences' highest honors: Madie Boreman, Olivia Gardner, and Mariana Galvez Seminario. This award is given to exceptional undergraduates for their academic work and their community and campus involvement. Students are...


Mehta featured on May 27th panel 'Mrs. America: Feminism Then and Now'

The Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) is presenting a lively discussion of Mrs. America , the FX/Hulu miniseries on the battle for the ERA. "Drawing on the insights of historians, cultural critics, and activists of the time, we will explore feminism and the ERA then and now, Jewish women in the...

JK It's Magic

Alum's podcast discusses Young Adult fantasy through a critical lens

"JK, It’s Magic" is a recurring podcast featuring two book-loving friends who enjoy discussing YA fantasy novels through a critical feminist lens. One of the creators, Dr. Kelly Drumright, has recently completed her PhD in Spanish and Latin American Literatures and the Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies with...


Gonzalez receives Helen Christy Fellowship & Eloise Timmons Award

Cassandra Gonzalez, PhD student in the Department of Ethnic Studies and WGST Graduate Certificate recipient, has received two recent honors from the Graduate School: The Helen Christy Fellowship for her work, which examines the phenomenon of domestic human trafficking utilizing an intersectional criminological framework, and the Eloise Timmons Award for outstanding graduate student.


KGNU Podcast "COVID-19 Exacerbates Existing Inequities" features Buitrón Vera

KGNU and the Community Foundation of Boulder County discuss the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people of color in this podcast, which features insight from Dr. Gabriela Buitrón Vera, a recipient of the Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies.

Meredith Nass

Meet WGST Alumna Meredith Nass: "a conscientious community organizer seeking social change"

Meredith Nass, a graduate of the Bachelor's and Master's Program (BAM) in Ethnic Studies and Education , is featured in a recent profile by The School of Education, as the 'Outstanding Graduate in Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice'.

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2020 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, here and...

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Olivia Gardner (WGST & ETHN) receives ODECE Equity and Excellence Award

Graduating senior Olivia Gardner has been awarded the 2020 Equity and Excellence Student award by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE). Gardner, who has "emerged as a mentor to younger students on social justice and equity matters" was also recognized for her work to promote inclusivity in leadership and community engagement.


Three WGST Students among recipients of the 2020 Van Ek Award

Three students majoring in WGST were included among those recognized as exceptional undergraduates who excel in their academics and meaningfully contribute to the University of Colorado Boulder and the community, and awarded the Jacob Van Ek Scholarship: Madie Boreman, Mariana Galvez-Seminario, and Olivia Gardner.