University of Pittsburgh

About the Program

The University of Pittsburgh Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program is committed to promoting feminist and LGBTQIA activism, pedagogy, and scholarship that engage with the larger local, national, and global communities. Program offerings provide opportunities for students and faculty to explore the historical development, cultural variations, and changing representations of gender and sexuality as they organize identities, interactions, and institutions and intersect in complex ways with sex, race, class, ethnicity, ability, age, religion, and nation. Learn More >

Events

Fri
Dec
09
GSWS Teaching Faculty Meeting Learn More >
Fri
Dec
09
GSWS Club Open Mic Night Learn More >
Thu
Jan
12
Lecture by Prof. Karen Frost-Arnold, Visiting Scholar in GSWS, "To Lurk or Not to Lurk: A Feminist Philosophy for the Internet" Learn More >
Fri
Jan
13
First spring-term Steering Committee Meeting Learn More >
Fri
Jan
13
Presentations by Angela Anderson (VS) Sylvia Grove (GSWS Graduate Student) Learn More >
Thu
Jan
19
Reading Group: "Intersectionality and its Discontents" Learn More >
 

News

2016 Iris Marion Young Award Winners

The University of Pittsburgh Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, in conjunction with GSPIA, is happy to announce the winners of the 2016 Iris Marion Young Award: Jackie Smith (faculty); Sheila Confer (staff); Hanifa Nakiryowa (graduate student); and Saskia Berrios-Thomas (undergraduate).

The Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement honors members of the Pitt community who have worked on behalf of social justice and democracy. You can read about the 2016 honorees' accomplishments at the end of this email. 

Grants for NTS Faculty for Projects in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

The GSWS program supports and values the contributions of non-tenure-stream faculty (lecturers, visiting lecturers and instructors, part-time instructors) and is making available funds in AY16-17 to support NTS faculty in projects related to the study of gender or sexuality. Applicants must be affiliated faculty in GSWS, and strong preference will be given to faculty who teach cross-listed GSWS courses or are active in the program.

New Spring Course: Sexual Revolutions

"Sexual Revolutions" with Professor Rostom Mesli
Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:15 PM
402 Cathedral of Learning 

What is a sexual revolution? What does it mean to say that some sexual practices are revolutionary? Does it imply that others are reactionary? Who decides and according to what criteria? Why link sex and politics? What new problems might this create?

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