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

Celebrating William Smith Excellence

Celebrating Excellence SpeakersWhile continuing the tradition of honoring the outstanding achievements of William Smith students during the annual Celebrating Excellence dinner, this year William Smith College will join with the national leadership…
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Fisher Center: “When Home is Another Prison”

Cynthia Wu Fisher CenterThe 2018-19 Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice speaker series resumed for the spring semester on Wednesday, Feb. 6, with a presentation by author, scholar and educator…
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Dr. Blackwell: First Female Doctor in America

blackwell3The Colleges will celebrate the 198th birthday of Hobart and William Smith’s notable alumna Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell on Sunday, Feb. 3. In honor of the first female doctor in America…
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Gender Politics, the Kavanaugh Hearings, and the Futures of the Court

Fisher Center 5Following last month’s heated hearings around the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice will host a special open…
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Angela Davis Delivers Fisher Center Anniversary Keynote

Davis Angela 1Angela Davis, the internationally renowned activist, author and professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, delivered the keynote lecture of the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender…
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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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