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.”


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

Congratulations to GWS PhD Student Giramata for her recent work on why feminism is not 'un-African' and artivism as a more responsive form of activism.

You can view her interview on the subject HERE.

Post date: Tue, 04/02/2019 - 11:32am

Congratulations to GWS PhD Student Liz Kinnamon for being awarded an SBS Summer Research Award, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Summer Fellowship, and the Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship.


Post date: Tue, 04/02/2019 - 11:31am

March 12th
The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway

Tickets: $15 General Admission*
Raffle Tickets: $5 each or 3 for $10*
*Ticket prices are NOT tax deductible
Tickets available at The Loft Cinema Box Office or ONLINE HERE!
Contact Leigh at... Read more
Post date: Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:14pm

It is about what Blackness means across continents, what it means to love Black women and the importance of creating art specifically for Black women and art that tells Black women's narratives.


Post date: Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:05am