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.”


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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Kassandra Manriquez will be attending the doctoral program in American Studies at New York University in the fall. Kassandra has also been nominated for the SBS Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award for her research on state policing of homeless solidarities.


David Lucero will be attending the prestigious Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers this July, a graduate school preparation program for first-generation students of color, held each summer at the Phillips... Read more

Post date: Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:12am

Brooke Lober has been awarded a Schlesinger dissertation grant for her project on Betty Friedan and Adrienne Rich—part of her larger dissertation entitled "Conflict and Alliance in the Struggle: Feminist Anti-Imperialism, Palestine Solidarity, and the U.S. Jewish Feminist Movement of the Late 20th Century."   Congratulations!

Post date: Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:36pm

Mari Galup successfully defended her dissertation, titled "Seeds: Sembrando Futuros", this week. Dr. Galup will officially graduate with her Ph.D. in Gender and Women's Studies next month.  Congratualtions!

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Zeynep Korkman, GWS Assistant Professor, has received a research grant for six months during the 2016-2017 academic year from the National Endowment for the Humanities/American Research Institute in Turkey for her book-length project "Gendered Fortunes: Feelings, Labors, and Publics of Divination in Postsecular Turkey."

Post date: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:28pm

Liz Kinnamon, GWS Ph.D. candidate, has received a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) from the Social Science Research Council for 2016.


Post date: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:24pm

Check out this AWESOME article in the AZ Wildcat!

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CONGRATULATIONS Kate on receiving the 2016 Louise Foucar Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. 

In 1930 Louise Foucar Marshall, ex-university professor, businesswoman and philanthropist, and her husband, Thomas Marshall, created a foundation that would, in Louise’s words, “carry on our work when we are gone.” It was the first private foundation in Arizona. Her goal was to create a permanent scholarship fund to aid deserving women who wanted to attend the University of... Read more

Post date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 10:44am


2015 NWSA Graduate Scholarship Recipient

Elizabeth Verklan!


Verklan’s project, Objects of Desire: Feminist Inquiry, Transnational Feminism, & Global Fashion, “promises to fundamentally change the way that we think about feminist knowledge production in relation to the fashion industry (from the making of clothes, to the modeling of clothes, to the transnational feminist critiques of the global assembly... Read more

Post date: Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:32pm