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.”


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!

Post date: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:21pm

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

The Brudner Prize is awarded annually to an accomplished scholar or activist whose work has made significant contributions to the understanding of LGBT issues or furthered the tolerance of LGBT people.
The Brudner prize winner gives a Prize Lecture at Yale and in New York City.

Post date: Thu, 09/24/2015 - 3:15pm

The American Studies Association chose Erin's dissertation, "Postcolonial Homophobia: United States Imperialism in Haiti and the Transnational Circulation of Anti-Gay Sexual Politics".

Post date: Thu, 09/24/2015 - 3:14pm

Post date: Mon, 09/14/2015 - 9:58am

The Promise of Beauty is concerned with beauty in crisis—about the conditions beauty requires to flourish, with and against the threat of its disappearance or destruction; and about the transformation of those conditions to sustain such life that the beautiful promises to us. Consider as just one example these words in a 2003 Vogue feature about burqa... Read more

Post date: Tue, 09/08/2015 - 3:05pm

For the 3rd year in a row, one of our PhD students has won an AAUW American Fellowship in support of her dissertation.  Elizabeth Verklan, a graduate student in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, was awarded an AAUW American Fellowship to complete her dissertation, "Objects of Desire: Feminist Inquiry, Transnational Feminism, and Global Fashion."

Post date: Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:04am
Post date: Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:25am