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Open Lecturer Position: Intersection of Race/Ethnicity and Gender/Sexuality

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS) Program at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-steam lecturer position. We are seeking a dynamic teacher who works at the intersection of critical race/ethnicity studies and gender/sexuality studies. Pending budgetary approval, the position will begin in fall 2017 with an initial three-year contract, with the possibility of obtaining renewable three-year contracts after satisfactory performance reviews.

Prof. Sara Goodkind in the News (The Trib Live, to be precise):

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?

GSWS Grads locate tenure-track jobs

Chelsea Wentworth completed her PhD in Anthropology and a GSWS certificate in Dec. 2014. She will begin a tenure-stream position at High Point University in sunny North Carolina. 

Amy McDowell completed her PhD in Sociology with a certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies in spring term 2014. She will start a position as Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Mississippi fall 2014. Congrats, Amy!!


GSWS Alum Publishes Book _Queer Remembered_

Thomas R. Dunn publishes first book, Queerly Remembered (2016)

GSWS Minor Approved

Our proposal for a GSWS has been approved by upper administration, and we are signing up interested students. Students enrolled in the GSWS "certificate" currently will be able to stay in and complete it, or to switch to the minor.

GSWS Fall 2016 Event Calendar Available!

The GSWS Fall 2016 Event calendar is now available!

Click here to view a PDF version.


The Iris Marion Young Awards: Call for Nominations

Do you know someone who is a leader in the struggle to achieve social justice? If so, we want to hear from you.

2016 Paper Prize Winners Announced

2016 Undergraduate Paper Prize

First Prize: Hannah Lynn, "Newspaperwomen: Examining the Role of Female Journalists on Screen"

Honorable Mention: Kelsey Vukic, "A Holistic Approach to Gender Non-Conforming Medical Therapy"

2016 Tamara Horowitz Graduate Paper Prize

Winner: Nick Marsellas, ENG, "Dainty Ariel: Queering the Colonial Enterprise"

Honorable Mention: Samantha Plummer, SOC,  "Intersectionality and the Problems of Essentialism, Reductionism, and Experience"

Emily Crosby publishes article in "Women's Studies in Communication"


Emily Deering Crosby, GSWS Visiting Instructor and Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Communication, published an article titled, "Chased by the Double Bind: Intersectionality and the Disciplining of Lolo Jones", in Women's Studies in Communication. 

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