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The winners of the 2013 Iris Marion Young Award have been announced

Read more for descriptions of the winners.

New Spring 2014 Undergraduate Course - Sex & Sexualities

Cutting-edge Grad Seminars offered in Spring 2014

We are offering two interdisciplinary graduate seminars in spring term: “Feminist Theory:  Knowledge, Norms, and Praxis,” and “Masculinities in Theory and Practice.” Please join us for a semester of discussion in these two important areas of gender studies!

Gender and the Global- Fall 2013 Events

Check out the fall events that are part of the research theme Gender and the Global, sponsored by the Pitt Women's Studies Program. 

Special issue of the journal L'Esprit Createur on the topic "Transgender France"

A special issue of the journal L'Esprit Createur on the topic "Transgender France," edited by Prof. Todd Reeser, Director of WS, has just come out.

Dr. Lisa D. Brush's Book "Poverty, Battered Women, and Work in U.S. Public Policy"

In her book, Poverty, Battered Women, and Work in U.S. Public Policy (Oxford University Press, 2011), Brush explores how the physical abuse and other coercive control some men perpetrate on their current and former wives and girlfriends produce and reproduce women’s poverty, their ability to comply with welfare eligibility requirements, and their progress toward safety and solvency through paying jobs.

Marianne Novy's New Book "Shakespeare and Outsiders"

This book compares and contrasts the ways female characters are positioned as outsiders in Shakespeare's plays with the ways many other characters are so positioned.

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Dr. Jessie B. Ramey in The Next Page

When Dr. Jessie B. Ramey decided to write a dissertation on Pittsburgh's old orphanages, she didn't know that the subject would hit so close to home. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette features her story in The Next Page.


Two New Fall Undergraduate Courses

The Women's Studies Program added two new courses for fall 2141 semester. It isn't too late to enroll!

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