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.

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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.


From the Chair - Bolder Voices Spring 2020

What a whirlwind it has been these last couple of weeks. On March 11, we received the official word that campus would be moving to remote teaching and learning, as well as remote work for most staff...

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UROP Celebrates 2020 Outstanding Faculty Mentors

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is pleased to announce Dr. June Gruber, Assistant Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience Clinical Psychology, and Dr. Celeste Montoya, Associate Professor in Women & Gender Studies and Director of the Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program (MASP), as recipients of this year's Outstanding Mentor Awards.

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A voice fit for ‘American Idol’: Meet WGST Junior Mollie Isaacs

Isaacs, a 21-year-old junior at CU Boulder majoring in women and gender studies, is now competing on season 18 of American Idol. Learn more about this dynamic student and her life on and off stage.

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Montoya receives 2020 BFA Excellence Award

Dr. Celeste Montoya, associate professor of women and gender studies and Director of the Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program, is one of the three recipients of this year's Boulder Faculty Assembly's Excellence in Leadership & Service Award.

Book Dedication

Library Dedication in Memory of Dr. Matt Brown

Faculty, students and staff gathered in the Cottage library to honor the large donation of books and journals by Dr. Matthew Brown, an instructor in Sociology and the Honors Program, who passed away last November from complications of ALS.