In conjunction with the Women's Rights National Historical Park, a lecture by Professor of French and Francophone Studies Catherine Gallouet will shed light on an historical, heroic figure who successfully led a 30-year war and remains unheard of by most of the civilized world. Gallouet's research focuses on how resistance and revolt of Africans and slaves are represented during the French Enligh... More >>
In 2002, Hobart and William Smith Colleges became the first college or university in the United States to offer an undergraduate major in the field of LGBT/Queer Studies. Now in its second decade in existence, the LGBT Studies program at HWS is developing new courses to remain a distinct, cutting edge leader in the field. The department introduced three new, cross-listed courses and will host a f... More >>
The LGBT Studies Program and the Women's Studies Program are co-hosting a Queer Film Series this semester to provide the campus community the opportunity to view the remarkable old and new films being watched and discussed in select courses. Visiting Assistant Professor of LGBT Studies Cael Keegan and Assistant Professor of Women's Studies Michelle Martin-Baron organized the Queer Film Series, wh... More >>
The spring semester of the President's Forum Series will open with Former Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, the first woman in American history to serve in both houses of a state legislature and both houses of Congress. She will present her lecture, "What's Gone Wrong in Washington, and Why It Doesn't Have To Be This Way," in Boston following a reception at the Boston Public Library on Thursday, Jan. ... More >>
Associate Dean of William Smith Lisa Kaenzig was recently elected as vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), a national organization that prepares college women for leadership roles in public policy. As a longtime member of the organization, Kaenzig has been a driving force in advancing the connection between William Smith College and PLEN. Kaenzig ... 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!