Student Staff

Our WGS Student Staff is made up of Graduate and Undergraduate students who are especially passionate about Women’s and Gender Studies. Our student workers have a multi-faceted role when it comes to the WGS program, from planning and staffing events, getting students more involved with WGS in and outside of the classroom, promoting the program via our website and social media, assisting WGS faculty, and more. Our student workers bring us the unique perspective of helping to shape the program inside the office, and being shaped by the program inside their classes.


Student Worker 1Zac Johnson

Contact: zkjohnso@uncg.edu
Zac Johnson is a first year Graduate Assistant in the WGS MA program. He graduated from UNCG in May 2016 with a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science. His current academic interests are the intersections between post-structuralist theory and queer activist practices, cultural policy studies, post-modern anarchism, and the applications of continental philosophy in social justice work. Zac is planning to pursue a PH.D in cultural studies after completing the MA program and aspires to become a college professor and researcher in the field.
Student Worker 1Jasmine Harcum

Contact: jjharcum@uncg.edu
Jasmine Harcum is a third year Undergraduate Student Worker pursuing a double major in Social Work and Women’s and Gender Studies with minors in Psychology and American Sign Language/Deaf Studies. She enjoys watching spoken word performances, recreational reading, and going to concerts. She is passionate about indigenous preservation, LGBTQ mental health advocacy and bisexual politics. She enjoys talking about the power of vulnerability and emotional intimacy as subversive devices that can be practiced at all times. Jasmine strives to become a clinical social worker to provide mental health and social services to marginalized populations who are less likely to receive these resources, especially queer communities of color.
kimberlyKimberly
Martin


Contact: kamarti8@uncg.edu
Kimberly is a first year Master's student in the WGS program. She received her B.A. of Psychology from Guilford College, and holds a double minor in Religious Studies and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, what she refers to as the "holy trinity of nuances"-- Physical body as represented by feminist/WGS issues, individual/collective mindsets as represented by psychology, and spirit as represented by religion/culture. Understanding how each inform one another is imperative, Kimberly feels, for optimal forward progress in the world.

Issues of the utmost importance to her include Social Justice (Power/Status/Privilege), the Mass Incarceration in America, Embodiment, Human Trafficking/Coercion, Women's Health, and Standards of Masculinity (how they intersect men's presence in the world, publicly & in privatized spheres). Kimberly believes active engagement in the world, beyond scholarly work/academia, is a necessary requirement if we are to experience the imagined social change we desire.

Kimberly hopes to help build a bridge of understanding/acceptance between exclusive groups and imagined differences, while erasing the invisible, but very real, borders keeping certain groups of people in the margins. Her ultimate goal is to be in service to others, simply put.
haileeHailee
Mason


Contact: hamason2@uncg.edu
Haillee Mason is a triple major in International and Global Studies with a concentration: Human Rights, Women’s and Gender Studies, and African and African Diaspora Studies.

When asked what brought her to WGS, she said:

“The interdiscplinary and intersectional framework on which Women’s and Gender Studies is established drew me to this program. WGS has helped me explore the the intersections of my identity: not as separate, static, monolithic pieces of being but as complicated, nuanced womanhood that is impacted by my blackness, queerness, class privilege, academic privilege, and so on.”

Earlier this year, Haillee was nationally selected, along with nine other young women, to become apart of the National Student Advisory Committee with the American Association for University Women.
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