Women's Studies
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Women's Studies

The field of Women’s Studies concerns itself with developing critical knowledge and implementing world-building practices of justice and equality in national and transitional contexts. At HWS, students are encouraged to take a multidisciplinary approach and enroll in a wide range of courses, developing theoretical sophistication, cultural and historical awareness, and an understanding of multiple perspectives on gender.


Women's Studies NEWS

Fisher Center: 20 Years Exploring Gender and Justice

Fisher Center 2With a new name and a series of special events including a keynote speech by internationally renowned activist, professor and author Angela Davis, the Fisher Center will celebrate two decades…
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Advocating through AmeriCorps

Americorps_VolunteersAs AmeriCorps volunteers in the city of Rochester, Hilda Agyekum ’18 and Aidan Ely ’18 will spend the next year mobilizing resources and creating solutions to increase the quality of…
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Arabzada ’19 Named ‘College Women of the Year’ by Glamour

This summer, Zahra Arabzada ‘19 will be featured in Health Magazine about her experience running in an ultramarathon and her advocacy work for women in Afghanistan. She will also work as a research assistant for Dr. John Harmon, a surgeon at John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Maryland.Glamour magazine has named activist and runner Zahra Arabzada ’19 one of 2018’s top College Women of the Year. One of only 10 students profiled, Arabzada’s online feature describes her journey growing up in Afghanistan and…
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Bayer Offers Tribute to Dr. Blackwell

Bayer_Blackwell_1Professor of Women’s Studies Betty Bayer joined a panel of distinguished speakers for the unveiling of the historic plaque marking the hospital founded by Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Class of 1849,…
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Minott-Ahl Lectures for Women’s History Month

Minott-Ahl Nicola-00092In conjunction with Women’s History Month, Associate Professor of English Nicola Minott-Ahl presented a talk “What’s Wrong with Lydia? Jane Austen and the Female Gamester in Pride and Prejudice” on…
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FEM.NET

Check out FEM.NET, a website run entirely by students that gives alumnae, alumni, students and feminists a place to reflect and interact critically about important themes that surround women in the world.

 

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