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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...

A justification for unrest?

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.

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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...