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The Iris Marion Young Award: 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. The Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies Program, with contributions from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and others across the University community, has created the Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement to honor those who work to promote justice in the University, at the local or national level, or across the globe.

The Iris Marion Young Award: Call for Nominations

To read our call for 2014 nominations, click here.  Find out more about the 2013 event below.

Events: Iris Marion Young Award and Lecture   

Nancy Glazener

Associate Professor of English

The 2013 Iris Marion Young Award Ceremony and Lecture was a great success, but a slightly new model for the event is in the works for 2014.

Congratulations to the 2014 Paper Prize Winners!

2014 Dissertation Paper Prize

Pamela VanHaitsma (English) - "Teaching and Learning 'the Language of the Heart':  Rhetorical Education for Romantic Engagement"

2014 Tamara Horowitz Graduate Paper Prize

Isabel Ranner (Political Science) - "Women Warriors: Gender Equality and Terrorism"

First-year Student Academic Community

In fall term 2014, our Program will participate in an academic community for new students at Pitt intersted in gender/sexuality studies. Students will take our Intro to GSWS course, seminar in composition gender studies, and a one-credit freshman programs course. All of these courses will be taught by experienced instructors whose work is related to gender studies. Other extracurricular activities related to gender/sexuality are all on the horizon.

Fall 2014 Courses in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

For more information on the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies fall 2014 courses (2151)

Times, days, and specific instructors are available on the University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences course description page.

Program Name Change

Our program will officially change its name to the "Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program," as of May 1

Check out the recent lead article in the University Times about changes to the Program

Women’s studies: Program changing as focus expands

Marty Levine (January 9, 2014).

University of Pittsburgh,  

University Times.

Feature, Volume 46 Issue 9

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Women's Studies Program Spring 2014 Events

Our spring calendar of events in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies is available here. We hope you will join us for this series of exciting and cutting-edge events

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