WGST Commencement 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends gathered together in Old Main Chapel on May 10, 2018 to celebrate our graduates and recognize our scholarship and award winners.

Lucile Berkeley Buchanan

2018 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 10th

Excellence in Inclusion 2018

Excellence in Inclusion Award Winners

The Women and Gender Studies Excellence in Inclusion Award recognizes outstanding student projects (research or creative works) that explore issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion. This year we awarded the prize to two outstanding students: Lauren Arnold and Selena Wellington.

Lorena Aguilera Santana

Lorena Aguilera Santana (WGST '18) wins Van Ek Award

Lorena Aguilera Santana, a double-major in women and gender studies and sociology, has been chosen as one of this year's Jacob Van Ek Scholars, awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences at CU Boulder for outstanding academic achievement and contributions to the university.

Inderpal Grewal

Inderpal Grewal: Commodifying aerial visuality in neoliberal empire

We were honored to host Inderpal Grewal, professor and chair in the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University, for a presentation in the Cottage on March 13th. Grewal is an influential feminist scholar who helped found the field of transnational feminist cultural studies.

Women and the Cuban Insurrection

New Book Release: Women and the Cuban Insurrection

In her latest book, Dr. Lorraine Bayard de Volo focuses on previously unexamined narratives of war, using gender as a category of analysis to describe both the historical place of women in war, and how gender plays into the tactics and cultural constructs of war.

Lucile Buchanan Jones

In Honor of Lucile

100 years ago, Lucile Berkeley Buchanan became the first African American woman to earn a degree at CU Boulder -- but she was not allowed to accept her diploma on stage with her classmates, and not included in the yearbook. Born in 1884 to former slaves Lavina and James Fenton Buchanan, Lucile earned her degree in German with a minor in English and became a teacher -- living to the age of 105, without ever receiving recognition of her academic achievements from CU Boulder.

K Soares

Faculty Profile: Kristie Soares

Specializing in the intersections between race and gender, the Women and Gender Studies department is proud to introduce assistant professor Kristie Soares, who joined our faculty in January. Soares explores issues of queerness in Caribbean and Latinx communities both through her research and work as a performance artist.

New WGST Faculty: Maisam Alomar

The Department of Women and Gender Studies is pleased to announce that Maisam Alomar will join our department faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2018. Alomar is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

Williamson and Mena

Two alums win 2017 Dissertation Award

The Association for Feminist Anthropology has announced two winners for the 2017 Dissertation Award: Eliza Williamson (BA, 2009) and Meryleen Mena (Graduate Certificate, 2017).