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Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Center for Research on Gender and Women
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  • The Department of Gender and Women's Studies is looking to hire a graduate student as a Project Assistant for one semester who will assist the department chair and associate chair in a variety of tasks related to the department's ten-year review. 
    Apply by August 22, 2014. No exceptions. Job announcement can be see here.

  • Published each semester, the Gender and Women’s Studies e-newsletter, will keep you informed about the latest and greatest from our department. Check out the Spring 2014 issue now!
  • Announcing GWS 103 Online: Women and Their Bodies in Health & Disease
  • Looking to declare a major or certificate? Click here to make an appointment with the undergraduate advisor.

  • The GWS blog is a great way to stay in touch with our department too. Check out features on our faculty, students and organizations.
  • We encourage you to help maintain women's health as central to the teaching and research mission of our department by making a donation to the Leavitt/Whatley/Worcester Fund that honors Judith Walzer Leavitt, Mariamne Henken Whatley, and Nancy Worcester, all professors emeritae of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.


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  • Pernille Ipsen's article, “‘The Christened Mulatresses’: Euro-African Families in a Slave-Trading Town,” has won the Mary Maples Dunn Prize for the best article in early American women’s history by an untenured scholar published in the William and Mary Quarterly. The prize committee found it "theoretically innovative and engagingly written, providing a fresh and rich reading of gender, sexuality, household and family."

    Caroline VanSickle, who is completing her PhD in biological anthropology at the University of Michigan, has been selected as the inaugural Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology. VanSickle studies female hominins by investigating changes in pelvis shape – and therefore childbirth anatomy – over the course of human evolution. Her upcoming research will focus on South African australopithecine species dating from 1.5 to 3 million years ago. She joins the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies in September and will teach a course on gender and biology each semester, with the rest of her time devoted to research and absorbing knowledge from the Department.

  • CRGW Bulletin of gender-related events and opportunities


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