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

Yellen Named Treasury Secretary in Biden Cabinet

Janet Yellen, the 15th Chair of the Federal Reserve, receives the Blackwell Award.This week, President-Elect Joe Biden announced that he will nominate Janet Yellen, former chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and recipient of the 2015 Elizabeth…
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Founder's Day to Spotlight Engagement on Nov. 12

WS-founders-day-du-1The Hobart and William Smith community will gather virtually to celebrate the founding of William Smith College with four alumnae panelists, who will share their insights as leaders in community…
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Bey '21 Crafts Artistic, Entrepreneurial Success

Faithe Bey DUWith her 2019–20 collection, “We Are the Blueprint,” artist Faithe Bey '21 calls attention to all the ways Black women are the inspiration and standard-bearers for contemporary images of feminine…
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Join a Screening of RBG

Ginsburg1Join the Media and Society Department on Thursday, Oct. 29 for a memorial screening of RBG to celebrate the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. To allow for…
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Jacobsen Authors New Book on Feminist Economics

Jacobsen Joyce P-00002BIn her latest book, President Joyce P. Jacobsen offers a comprehensive exploration of feminist approaches to economic analysis and critique that have shaped and redefined the discipline. Advanced Introduction to…
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FEM.NET

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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