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Congratulations to Dr. Jody Natalle on her appointment as the new Director of Women's and Gender Studies
We are pleased to announce that Provost Perrin has approved Dean Johnston's recommendation to appoint Jody Natalle as Director of the WGS Program for a 4-year term, effective August, 2014. Jody has a long history of involvement with the program and we are confident that she will provide excellent leadership over the coming years.
Assemblages: Anti-Oppression Works / UNCG's First Annual Women's and Gender Studies Research Symposium
Friday, April 25th in the Alexander & Ferguson Rooms of the Elliot University Center
Submission Deadline - April 21
Announcing a call to present a personal or academic project, paper, or thesis that explores systems of oppression, examining the significance, relationships, and power dynamics of race, sexuality, gender, class, ability, species, etc. in such spaces as education, the prison industrial complex, the animal industrial complex, media representations, the mental health industry, activism, and more. Undergraduate students, Graduate students, Faculty, and Alumni from all disciplines are welcomed and encouraged to submit.
The Linda Arnold Carlisle Research Grant presents "Southern Modernisms: Anne Spencer's Letters and Legacy"
Dr. Noelle Morrissette, Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies, and recipient of the 2014 Linda Arnold Carlisle Research Grant, will present her research on April 9 at 4:00 pm in the Pecky Cypress Room in the Alumni House.
The Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professorship in Women's and Gender Studies presents Dr. Diane Gill, Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Women's & Gender Studies, in her final professorship presentation.
"Physical Activity and Quality of Life: Connecting KIN with WGS - a 4-year Update"
Thursday, April 10 - 3:30- Kirkland Room, EUC - Reception to follow
FACULTY DIALOGUES: Mind and Body: Connections and Disjunctions
Join Dr.Kathy Jamieson from Kinesiology, Dr. Jill Green from Dance and Dr. Hephzibah Roskelly from English for an interactive dialogue on Wednesday, March 26 at 4:30 pm in the Pecky Cypress Room of the Alumni House.
Congratulations to Dr. Karen Kilcup, newly appointed Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor in Women's and Gender Studies.
Read about her research here.
Critical Discourse Analysis Workshop - Tuesday, March 4 - 2:00-6:00 pm - WGS Library, Curry 338
Kyoung-yim Kim is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Boston College. She teaches Sport in American Society and Gender and Sport that is cross-appointed course with Women and Gender Studies.
Kyoung-yim completed her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and her second master's degree at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests lie in the area of gender and sport, globalization and transnationalism, migration, postcolonial language translation with a focus on power relations and intersectional inequalities. In recent years, she has focused on athletes' rights in transnational sport, and environmentalism in sport. She has written and published academic journal articles, in Sociology of Sport Journal, Korean Journal of Sociology of Sport, as well as Korean Journal of Physical Education.
Kyoung-yim's research paper on Korean women golfers' transnational migration won the 2011 International Sociology of Sport Association's Best Paper Award, and she was recipient of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship.
Vagina Monologues Auditions have great turnout
Women's and Gender Studies along with Housing and Residence Life, Social Justice and Diversity Initiatives and the Residence Hall Association are sponsoring the upcoming April performances of "Vagina Monologues" which will benefit the Clara House. Successful auditions were held last week. Look for upcoming announcements about performances.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop
The "Gender Wage Gap" represents a lifetime loss of wages for most women. Did you know that, according to the WAGE Project: A young woman who graduates from college into a $30,000 starting salary will, over her lifetime, make $1.2 million less than the young man getting his diploma in line right behind her. UNCG's Women's and Gender Studies Program and the American Association of University Women, Greensboro Branch, along with UNCG's Career Center, are offering a free Salary Negotiation Workshop for UNCG Juniors and Seniors to learn how to close the gap -
Spring 2014 Special Topics Courses: "Women of Color Feminisms" and "Hunger Games: Young Adult Literature and Feminist Education."
The Women's & Gender Studies program is excited to offer two new classes as special topics during Spring 2014.
FACULTY DIALOGUES: Feminism and the Visual
Join Dr. Sarah Cervenak, Dr. Cybelle McFadden and Dr. Leila Villaverde for an interactive dialogue on Wednesday, February 26 at 3:00 pm in the Pecky Cypress Room of the Alumni House.
Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professorship Now Accepting Applications
The next Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor will selected in Spring 2014. Applications are due by February 14th, 2014, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions should be directed to Dr. Diane Gill, email@example.com.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Women's and Gender Studies Program invites applications for a professorship in Women's and Gender Studies. The professorship will be awarded for a period of four academic years beginning in August 2014. Candidates must be full professors at UNCG.
When Alicia Sowisdral graduated from the Women's & Gender Studies MA Program in Spring 2008, she never imagined that her next steps in life would take her to Chicago and into a career as a stand up comedian. She will be bringing her brand of stand-up comedy "Feminism you can laugh at," to Durham on December 4th.
Deadline Feb 1st: WGS MA Program Applications for Fall 2014 Cohort
Do you care about issues of social justice, feminisms, gender, race, class, sexuality and global dynamics? Are you interested in building your analysis of social problems? Are you considering a career in non-profits or community service and/or further graduate study? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the WGS MA program might be for you! Applications to join the Fall 2014 cohort are due February 1st.
Love Your Body Week 2013 Recap & Photo Gallery
As has become tradition each October, the Wellness Center and the Women's & Gender Studies Program put on on a series of Love Your Body themed events over the course of a week. This year a student committee planned the Women's & Gender Studies schedule with a goal of covering many different aspects of body issues. Check out the gallery and recap below to learn more about how things went!
Did you know that each semester, up to three students get a $450 scholarship to pay for one of their WGS or WGS markered courses? If you are an undergradaute or graduate student with an interest in Women's & Gender Studies, apply for one of the Sally and Alan Cone Course Scholarships.
The Women's & Gender Studies and African-American Studies Programs recently worked together to bring Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, Tulane professor and host of the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, to UNCG for a meet and greet with students.
WGS Minor Kelton Hollister, who also majors in Sociology and minors in History, has been hard at work with other students as well as UNCG faculty and staff, to make UNCG a more friendly environment for trans* people. (The term "trans*" includes people of many gender identities that fall under the 'transgender umbrella.')
Recipient of LAC Grant Awarded Book Honor
2008-2009 Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Grant Recipient, Dr. Michelle Dowd, Associate Professor of English and Affiliate of Women's and Gender Studies, has received an award for the book that was a result of her funded research.
Dr. Jackie White Named to Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce
Dr. Jackie White, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies, former director of the WGS Program, and former Linda Arnold Carlisle Excellence Professor of Women's & Gender Studies, has kept busy since her official retirement.
Learn About Our May 2013 WGS Grads
WGS Friend Linda Arnold Carlisle on the Value of the Liberal Arts
As part of the WGS Friends, Linda Arnold Carlisle has been instrumental in advocating and fundraising for the Women's & Gender Studies Progam at UNCG, and our Excellence Professorship and Faculty Research Grant are both named in her honor. Her support extends beyond our program to UNCG and the humanities in general, and she recently recorded a video on the importance of liberal arts for North Carolina.
Alumni Profile: Dr. LaWanda Wallace
WGS Graduate Certificate alum LaWanda Wallace recently sat down with us to tell us about her exciting studies and research. In May 2013, Wallace received her PhD in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations with a WGS Graduate certificate.
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WGS Minor Taylor Chapman Makes a Difference
as a Full Circles Foundation Fellow
WGS Minor Taylor Chapman, who is also busy majoring in English at UNCG, spent her summer as a Full Circles Foundation Summer Fellow. In her role with the organization, she served as a camp counselor for the inagural Raleigh, NC "Strong Camp," which is "a community-powered summer camp with day and residential components where girls explore the importance of and connections between having 'strong selves,' 'strong neighbors,' and a 'strong home' (Earth)."
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Letter from new WGS Director, Dr. Hephzibah Roskelly
Greetings at the beginning of an exciting new year. It's going to be a busy one. As the new interim director of the program, I want to welcome everybody back-- all our returning students and faculty and administrative staff. A special welcome to our new majors and graduate students and our new director of graduate studies Carisa Showden. Congratulations to Danielle Bouchard, our first tenured professor in WGS and Beth Walker, newly appointed as senior lecturer in the program.
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