Women Who Make a Difference

Since 2000, the Women Who Make a Difference award has recognized women who have impacted our community by serving as teachers, mentors, mothers and advocates. WGST is proud to introduce two special recipients of the Women Who Make a Difference award for 2019: Sophia Surage and Olivia Gardner.

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Reproductive Justice and Racial Disparities in Reproductive Healthcare and Abortion Care

WGST student Mariana Galvez Seminario led a discussion and workshop on the origins, history, theory, and contemporary applications of reproductive justice.

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WGST Faculty Updates

News and updates from our WGST faculty, including Emmanuel David, Samira Mehta, Kristie Soares and Celeste Montoya.

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New WGST Courses for Fall

We are excited to offer two exciting new topics courses this fall semester, the undergraduate topics course Gender, Justice, Food, and the graduate topics course Gender and Violence: Bedroom/Boardroom/Battlefield.

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New Faculty Profile: Samira Mehta

Meet the newest addition to our faculty, Samira K. Mehta, assistant professor of Jewish Studies and Women and Gender Studies. Mehta received her PhD from Emory University in American Religious Cultures, and an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School specializing in Christianity and Culture. Her research and teaching focus on the intersections of religion, culture, and gender, including the politics of family life and reproduction in the United States.

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Alumna Profile: Kris De Welde

Learn more about this accomplished CU alum, named "2019 Outstanding Faculty of the Year" at the College of Charleston School of Humanities and Social Sciences, where she is professor and the director of Women's and Gender Studies. Dr. Kris De Welde (PhD Sociology '03; WGST Graduate Certificate '02; BA Psychology '98) offers a look back at her time at CU, and how her academic work in women’s studies contributed to her career path.

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David receives Best Should Teach Gold Award

Associate professor Emmanuel David has been awarded the 2019 Best Should Teach Gold Award from CU’s Graduate Teaching Program, which celebrates excellence in teaching, and is given in coordination with the School of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School.


Montoya receives Craig L. Brians Award

Celeste Montoya, associate professor of WGST and director or the Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program (MASP), was recently awarded the Craig L. Brians Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Mentorship, by the political science education section of the American Political Science Association.

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Alumnae/i Updates

We celebrate the accomplishments of our alumnae/i, including Dr. K. Eliza Williamson's new postdoctoral position, Dr. Meryleen Mena's recently published article, Ann Price's work to promote education in the wake of the opioid epidemic, and the new commemorative Los Seis de Boulder sculpture that is now on campus thanks to Jasmine Baetz's initiative.

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WGST Faculty Updates

News on recent publications, promotions and awards from our WGST faculty and staff, including the celebration of our program assistant, Alicia Turchette, in receiving the inaugural Social Sciences Employee of the Month award, and her 10 years of service to our department.