Kris De Welde

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.

Emmanuel David

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.

WMST 2003

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.

10 years

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.

WGST 2019

Congratulations to the WGST Class of 2019!

Faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends gathered together in Old Main Chapel on a snowy spring day to celebrate our graduates and recognize our scholarship and award winners. Dr. Kristie Soares led this year's ceremony, which included speeches by department chair Dr. Lorraine Bayard de Volo, and students Jamie Ramge, Jackson Reinagel and Casey McAndrew. The ceremony was followed by a lively reception in the Heritage Center, giving faculty a chance to meet the proud friends and families of our graduates.

Haley Takahashi

2019 WGST Scholarship & Award Winners

The Department of Women and Gender Studies is proud to offer several scholarships and award recognitions to our students each year, which were presented at our annual Commencement ceremony in Old Main on Thursday, May 9th. Those honored included Karina Hillman, Rebekah Kenitzer, Madison Rose Boreman, Jessica Marie Chavez, and Haley Takahashi.

Maren Rosenbach

Maren Rosenbach: Making Businesses More Ethical

"Taking risks and challenging herself to step out of her comfort zone have characterized Maren Rosenbach’s (WGST '18; MSL '19) career path from a registered nurse to a budding ethics and compliance professional." Read more about this accomplished alumna, who has completed her studies in CU Law's Master of Studies in Law degree program in ethics and compliance.

Growing Up Queer

Growing Up Queer: Dr. Mary Robertson

Dr. Mary Robertson, who received their PhD in sociology at CU Boulder in 2014, returned to campus on Wednesday, April 3rd as an invited lecturer in the Honors Program Distinguished Lecture Series to discuss their new book "Growing Up Queer: Kids and the Remaking of LGBTQ Identity" (NYU Press 2018).

Jessica Ordaz

New Associate Faculty: Jessica Ordaz

An historian specializing in both the United States and Latin America, Jessica Ordaz is a recent addition to the Department of Ethnic Studies at CU Boulder and to our associate faculty in Women and Gender Studies.