Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies main office and building are closed effective 10 Sep, 2020 until further notice. The GWS office can be reached by voicemail at 520-621-7338 or by email at SBS-GWS@email.arizona.edu.

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.”


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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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Abraham Weil was awarded a 2016 NWSA Graduate Scholarship Honorable Mention for cutting-edge feminist scholarship that is comparative, global, intersectional, and interdisciplinary. His dissertation title is "Trans*Versality: Anti-Black Racism, Trans*Politics, and Molecular Revolution."

Liz Verklan successfully defended her dissertation, “Objects of Desire: Feminist Inquiry,... Read more

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Ian Ellasante and Mel Ferrara, doctoral students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, have been named Point Scholars, becoming the first UA students to receive the prestigious scholarship. The announcement was made during LGBTQ Pride month.



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