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.”


A Doctoral student in Mexican American Studies is conducting researchon Mexican immigrant women and their U.S.-born children to gather information on their lived experiences in the state of Arizona (USA). The Sessions will deal with topics related to the impact of immigration on both Mexican immigrant women and their children.
You may qualify if you:
 Were born in the U.S.
 Are currently eighteen years old or older
... Read more
Post date: Fri, 02/04/2022 - 10:13am

GWS 310 will be offered fully online Spring 2022. See the course description below for more information.

Working with the assertion that "the personal is political" that emerged from Feminist of Color scholarship, this course will introduce students to transgender identity and politics through memoir, autobiography, and self-narrative. Students will learn how transgender people require a story that authenticates their identification in order to receive medical, legal, and social care... Read more

Post date: Thu, 12/09/2021 - 8:54am

GWS Assistant Professor, Wanda Alarcón , was part of a recent Fenminist Magazine Program, with host Lynn Harris Ballen, talking with Cherie Moraga talking about the upcoming 40th anniversary of This Bridge Called My Back (at Las Maestras Center at UCSB). Dr. Alarcón was chosen to co-host this special interview because of her expertise in teaching This Bridge Called My Back. She describes it as a fun conversation, not to be missed. The show is now streaming on KPFK FemMag on... Read more

Post date: Mon, 12/06/2021 - 2:40pm

Susana Sepulveda, GWS Ph.D. student and WOSAC Board Member, received the Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Spring 2022. 

Elena L'Annunziate, GWS Ph.D. student received The Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Marshall Foundation Dissertation Scholarship for Spring 2022.

The University of Arizona and the Graduate College and the Louis Foucar Marshall Foundation offers Marshal Foundation Dissertation Fellowship to help Arizona graduate students to complete their doctoral... Read more

Post date: Mon, 12/06/2021 - 11:35am

Ruben Zecena will begin a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of English at Texas State University in the fall!

Post date: Wed, 09/01/2021 - 3:54pm

This is a highly competitive and prestigious award given to only 25 scholars…from over 200 applicants!  

We are honored to have Kelsey as a member of our faculty.

We are excited for the amazing scholarly project that this award will help to support. 

Post date: Tue, 08/24/2021 - 12:50pm

Our colleague and community member, Dr. Derrais Carter, has been awarded a prestigious NEH Fellowship Award to support his book project "Blaxpoitation! A Narrative History"

This honor is part of NEH’s Faculty Program for HSIs. These are extremely competitive, and according to the official... Read more

Post date: Mon, 08/23/2021 - 1:46pm

Warmest congratulations to Gloria Negrete Lopez, Susana Sepulveda Ruben Zecena who each received a Bilinski fellowship for next year!!

Post date: Tue, 12/10/2019 - 1:49pm

The faculty and students at the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies stand united with the students of SOAR. Native faculty, staff and students on campus are especially affected by the comments made by President Robbins. These comments and the pervasive climate of macroagressive violence they sustain speak to the historical presence of the ongoing racism and colonization that affect every one of us but in particular affect Native students, all students of color, as well our queer and... Read more

Post date: Thu, 11/07/2019 - 2:16pm

The interview was prompted by the release of her new memoir about three close friends and feminist academics: Carolyn Heilbrun, Naomi Schor, and Diane Middlebrook. 



Post date: Fri, 04/26/2019 - 3:23pm