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2015 Iris Marion Young Honorees

The University of Pittsburgh Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, in conjunction with GSPIA, is happy to announce the winners of the 2015 Iris Marion Young Award: Robin Clarke (faculty); Abby Yochum (graduate student); and Marko Gudic (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. See the IMY section of our website

AY16-17: Masculinities

Next academic year, GSWS will host a series of courses and events, including a colloquium, on the topic of masculinities. Students and faculty with ideas for speakers, books/articles to discuss, etc. are encouraged to contact the Director, Prof. Todd Reeser at We aim to involve a variety of units in interdisciplinary inquiry into this topic. Events on the topic of black masculinities, trans* masculinities, affect/emotion, violence, and other topics are envisioned.

Position Available: Lecturer in Sexuality Studies

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) Program at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-steam lecturer position in sexuality studies. Pending budgetary approval, the position will begin in fall 2016 with an initial two-year contract, with the possibility of obtaining renewable three-year contracts after satisfactory performance reviews.

SPRING '16 GRADUATE COURSE GSWS2240: “Gender and the Global”

Prof. Gabriella Lukacs

Tuesday, 6-8:30, 402-E Cathedral of Learning​ 

GSWS Pitt Faculty Fellowship

Pitt A&S faculty are invited to apply for the GSWS faculty fellowship. For more information, see:

Spring 2016: GSWS Undergraduate Courses

Pitt News meets GSWS

Check out the story by the _Pitt News_ on the new GSWS major:


Fall 2015 CALENDAR

Check out our exciting series of events in fall term 2015.

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.

New Spring 2016 Course

GSWS will be offering an undergraduate course titled "Transgender Studies" in spring term. The course will be taught by Professor Julie Beaulieu. Plan to enroll in this cutting-edge wing of gender studies. More info to come.

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