Mollie Isaacs

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.


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.

Samira Mehta

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.

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.