We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Myra Dinnerstein Ph.D.

About Myra Dinnerstein Ph.D.

 Myra Dinnerstein was the founding director of the Women’s Studies department at the University of Arizona in 1975 and the founding director of its research institute, SIROW (the Southwest Institute for Research on Women}in 1979.  She served in those posts until 1989 when she became Research Professor of Women’Studies.  In 1982, Dinnerstein helped found the Association for Women Faculty, a group focused on issues such as pay equity, tenure and work overload as they related to women. Dinnerstein’s book Women Between Two Worlds: Midlife Reflections of Work and Family was published in 1992. Dinnerstein also chaired  the University of Arizona’s Commission on the Status of Women  For five years, she served as the co-chair of the Millenium Committee, a University-wide committee.  Its report outlined ways to improve the climate for women and minorities at the University.  She retired in 2003 and is now Research Professor Emerita.


Myra Dinnerstein Ph.D.'s picture

Contact Information

Myra Dinnerstein Ph.D.
Research Professor Emerita