The Elizabeth Blackwell Award for outstanding service to humanity was presented to the Most Reverend Doctor Katharine Jefferts Schori on Nov. 10, 2013. Breaking a 500-year gender barrier, Jefferts Schori is the first woman to serve as Presiding Bishop, and the first female Primate in the Anglican Communion. The following day, the Episcopal News Service published the transcript of her speech onlin... More >>
HWS Assistant Professor of Women's Studies Jessica Hayes-Conroy will present a talk about the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster called "Coping with Contamination: A Feminist Look at Post-Disaster Fukushima" on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Guntzel Theatre at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. The talk is the third in a series titled "Sentiments... More >>
Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer was recently awarded a Senior Fellowship at the Martin Marty Center for the Study of Religion at the University of Chicago. Bayer will join a handful of senior and junior fellows at The Martin Marty Center from across a number of disciplines for a year of rigorous interchange on questions of religion inside and outside the academy. The Martin Marty Center ... More >>
Gina M. Perini '95 has been named acting president and chief executive officer of SMS/800, Inc. Perini has been chief administrative officer and general counsel of SMS/800 since 2012. Gary Sagnella, chair of SMS/800's nomination and governance committee of the board of directors, is quoted in a press release, "As we develop our plans for 2014 and beyond, now is the right time to name Gina as SMS/... More >>
Jasbir Puar, associate professor of women's and gender studies at Rutgers University, will present "A Body with New Organs: Becoming Trans, Becoming Disabled" on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The event is presented by the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men as part of its year-long exploration of the topic, Our Bodies, Ourselves. Puar will discuss her paper, that historically situates the most cur... More >>
HWS Associate Professor of History and Chair of Women's Studies Laura Free will present a talk about suffragist leader and feminist thinker called "Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Racist?" on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Guntzel Theatre at the Women's Rights Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. The talk is the second in a series titled "Sentiments & Declarations" of discussions coordina... More >>
What word or term stands out in your mind as you reflect on Women's Studies' 40th? What word best expresses to you the spirit and aims of the last 40 years? Tell us why the term earmarks the movement. Have your say on what characterizes the last forty years of Women's Studies. Forty selections will be exhibited in a webwork of Women's Studies defined and mapped by you - in words, art, poetry, or song. Submissions should be equivalent to 250 words or less (roughly one page). Winners will receive a 40th anniversary mug! Send your submission to email@example.com!