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.”


Adam Geary, GWS faculty, for receiving a prestigious Reducing Time of Doctoral Degree (RTDD) Seed Grant from the UA Graduate College. Dr. Geary's project, "Designing a Comprehensive Examination Structure to Improve Time to Degree and Educational Outcomes", will investigate best practices and models for the written comprehensive exam that promise to reduce time to degree. Research and models will be presented to the GWS faculty for discussion and possible... Read more

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Congratulations to Eithne Luibheid, Professor of GWS, for her research fellowship at the University of Texas (Austin).  Her work on borders, sexuality, and immigration is going to be supported by The Latino Research Initiative. This is part of Latino Studies at UTA, which is comprised by the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies, and—the Latino Research Initiative. See ... Read more

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Sounding Out is a blog sponsored by the Sound Studies Caucus at ASA.

You can read Susana's article here:

Hardcore as “Home”: An Etymology of CORE through Chicana Punk Sound

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Doctorate of Philosophy

Elizabeth Verklan

Master of Arts

Harrison Apple
Mel Ferrara
Félix Vargas

Bachelor of Arts

Aline Jeanette Diaz
Katrina Marie Hermanson
Grace Helen Horrocks
Daniela Bracha Kaplan
David Zachary Lucero
Danielle Brianne Macias
Nicole Rechelle McCraw
Ashley Marie Samuels
Matthew Christopher Smith
Ashley N. Swinford... Read more

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Kate 's article “Neocolonial Biopolitics in Southern Arizona: Lessons Learned from the SB 1070 Boycott” was published in Feminist Formations Winter 2016.

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Florentin Félix Morin is a French student who just started his PhD this year at Université Paris 8. He works at the intersection of Trans Studies and Animal Studies, focusing on tranimal body modifications, practices and subjectivities. He is beyond excited to be in Tucson for the Spring semester, benefit from all the department's and the Institute's activities, conduct fieldwork in the US, and meet everyone! (He uses the name 'Felix' in English.)

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Eithne Luibhéid will present “Queer Migrant Storytelling: Challenging Immigrant Detention” at an event centering LGBT Immigrant Stories, organized by the University of Minnesota’s Immigration History Research Center, on January 23, 2017. Click HERE for more event details.

Dr. Luibhéid was... Read more

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