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Why Feminists Care About Funerals

Assistant Professor of Women's Studies Michelle Martin-Baron will present "Why feminists care about funerals: the politics of public mourning" as the last lecture of the spring semester's Sentiments & Declarations series on Thursday, April 24. What do state funerals, AIDS activism, 300-year-old remains of former slaves, and the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act have do with each other? Th...  More >>

Perini ’95 Named President, CEO

Gina M. Perini '95 has been named president and chief executive officer of SMS/800, Inc. She previously served as acting president and CEO since September 2013 and chief administrative officer and general counsel from August 2012 through September 2013. "Gina has done an exceptional job leading the company during her tenure as acting president and CEO. Based on Gina's proven ability to enhance ou...  More >>

Ann Palmeri Lecture Hosts María Lugones

The annual Ann Palmeri Lecture in Feminist Philosophy is proud to announce that María Lugones, an associate professor of comparative literature and philosophy, interpretation, and culture and of philosophy and of women's studies at Binghamton University, will present a talk "Decolonial Feminist Coalition Across the Americas." One of the most influential feminist philosophers of the past few decad...  More >>

Lofthouse to Discuss Nun Composers

Assistant Professor of Music Charity Lofthouse will discuss contemporary nun composers, exploring their many works for how they illuminate attitudes about women composers, sacred music, feminism and professionalism. Her talk, "Eternal Novices? Professionalism and American Women Monastic Composers," will take place on Thursday, March 27, from 5 to 6 p.m. as part of the Sentiments & Declaration...  More >>

Sentiments & Declarations Continues

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 >>

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Call For Submissions

Call for Submissions

This is a call for submissions for our 40 for 40 competition!

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 wmst@hws.edu!



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