Gender Studies is a transdisciplinary department engaging students in the study of gender and the intersection of gender with other substantive categories of analysis and identity, including race, sexuality, class, disability, and nationality. Our curriculum offerings push students beyond commonsense accounts of gender to examine its complex constructions in our different historical epochs, in various cultural arenas, and varying global processes. Gender Studies engages with a wide variety of innovative approaches and methodologies, broad in reach - yet unified through a critical angle of vision.
New Queer Imaginaries Speaker Series sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Departments of Gender Studies and English presents Black Cumjoy: Moving Towards Death by Rinaldo Walcott. Thursday, March 26th, 5:00pm, Woodburn Hall, Room 200.
Sexuality and the Black Radical Imagination Symposium featured speakers: C. Riley Snorton, Amber Jamilla Musser, Ariane Cruz, and Kai M. Green. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Gender Studies. Friday, April 10th, 2:00pm, Theater Room A201, Neal Marshall Black Cultural Center.
Professor Marlon M. Bailey has won the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize for Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit. This prize is given for an outstanding book in LGBTQ studies in literature and cultural studies by the GL/Q Caucus at the Modern Language Association (MLA).
We are pleased to announce Professor Richa Nagar will be joining the Gender Studies faculty in Fall 2015 as the Peg Zeglin Brand Endowed Chair in Gender Studies. Welcome Professor Nagar!