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.


5 Things to Know about Campus Sexual Assault

Students in the "Speak Up, Speak Out" course (WGST 3702) report that college aged men and women are at a higher risk than the general population to be sexually assaulted, and provide five specific things they should know, including links to resources.

Janet Jacobs

Dr. Janet Jacobs named Professor of Distinction

Janet Jacobs, professor of women and gender studies and director of the Arts & Sciences Honors Program, was recently named Professor of Distinction. This title is reserved solely for scholars in the College of Arts & Sciences who have been recognized internationally for their research, and by their colleagues and students for their exceptional teaching and service work.

Maisam Alomar

New Faculty Profile: Maisam Alomar

The newest addition to the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Dr. Maisam Alomar, has joined our faculty this semester as an assistant professor. Her research lies mainly in the areas of disability studies, cultural studies, and ethnic studies.

Nadia Brecl

Nadia Brecl '18 - Van Ek Award Winner

Nadia Brecl is a recent CU graduate, with dual degrees in sociology and women and gender studies, a minor in Ethnic Studies and certificates in both LGBTQ studies and public health. Nadia was nominated for the Van Ek award based on both their exemplary academic performance, and their commitment to issues of social justice in the campus community and beyond.

Mallory Hale

Mallory Hale '19 - Van Ek Award Winner

A double major in women and gender studies and international affairs, with minors in political science and Arabic, Mallory Hale was chosen for the Jacob Van Ek award for their “flawless academic performance as well as the impressive work they have been doing to build an inclusive climate on our campus.”