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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.

Congratulations to the 2015 Paper Prize Winners

Undergraduate Paper Prize

First Prize: Stephanie Roman, “Feminism as Institutionalism in 21st Century Dystopian Novels”

Honorable Mention: Wenyuan Zhou, “Revising the Gender and Sexuality Constraints in Medicine”

Tamara Horowitz Graduate Paper Prize

Grand prize: Marlee Fuhrmann, “Celibacy and the Novel: Critiquing Hetero-Chrononormativity”

Second Annual GSWS E-Newsletter Now Available

GSWS is proud to publish our second annual e-newsletter! Click here to read

To subscribe to our newsletter or view last year's, visit this page

GSWS Major Now Available

The GSWS Program is thrilled to announce that, beginning in Fall 2015, Pitt students may major in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Building on our robust certificate program, GSWS will now offer a Bachelor of Arts degree with the completion of 30 credits. Students must complete 3 GSWS core courses, 1 elective, two 1000-level courses, and a Senior Capstone, in combination with elective courses from outside of GSWS.

Incoming Women Students: Join the "Women Lead Living Learning Community" this fall

The Women Lead Living Learning Community (LLC) partners with the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program to provide a focus on leadership, activism and community building. Within this collective environment, students discuss and examine their experiences, achievements and positions as women in higher education and society. Students residing in the Women Lead LLC enroll in GSWS 001: Women and Leadership, a one (1) credit experiential course in the fall 2015 semester on Tuesdays 6–6:50 p.m.

Gender-Inclusive Writing Guidelines

The GSWS Steering Committee recently approved a document with guidelines for gender-inclusive student writing, now available here:

GSWS Conference: "Doing the Body in the 21st Century"

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program invites abstracts for a transdisciplinary conference:

Doing the Body in the 21st Century

Check out the Undergraduate Sexuality Studies Symposium Schedule - Happening April 16th-17th!

To view the full schedule, click here.

Friday, April 17, 2015, 9:00-5:00

Symposium Panels 1-4

Location: 402 Cathedral of Learning

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