The opening of The Haven is one of many efforts being undertaken this year by dedicated individuals who are also members of the newly formed Task Force on Preventing Sexual Assault and Harassment at William & Mary.
On Wednesday afternoon, members of the William & Mary community celebrated the legalization of same-sex marriage in Virginia.
Writing a queer history of William & Mary is an exercise in reading between the lines. For years, many people deliberately hid their stories — and a large part of themselves — out of fear of exclusion or punishment.
This fall, students sat down with some of the women in science at W&M to create intellectual biographies on the professors, exploring how their gender has impacted their career paths and their continuing work today.
On February 5, 2013, the faculty of Arts & Sciences voted unanimously in support of a change of name for the Women's Studies Program.
Elizabeth Scott '14 won the prize for student activism, and Nicole Chanduvi '15, Alexander Lott '14, Jordan Taffet '16, Suzy Ziaii '15, and Sarah Overton '14 all won Carol Woody Internship Awards.
Jennifer Putzi's edition of the letters of novelist, journalist and poet Elizabeth Stoddard has just been published.
Matt Richardson, Associate Professor of English and African/African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, gave a lecture called "The Queer Limit of Black Memory" on Tuesday, March 26.
He didn’t provide an answer in question format, but William & Mary’s Thomas Linneman nonetheless addressed gender and speech patterns in a recent study titled “Gender in Jeopardy! Intonation Variation on a Television Game Show,” currently forthcoming in the journal Gender & Society.
"William and Mary set the foundation for me to move forward in my career."
My two-month internship at the H.E.R. shelter offered an opportunity to observe and participate in shelter work.
As an intern at FOCUS Women’s Resource Agency, I was exposed to the inner workings of a small non-profit organization.
As a research intern at RAINN, my job was to research important information to assist RAINN in providing the latest news to visitors to RAINN’s website and to their online hotline.
I interned at Avalon Center for Women and Children. Avalon is a domestic violence, sexual assault, and homelessness shelter located in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Women's Studies professors Nancy Gray and Suzanne Raitt both won prestigious teaching awards this year, and students Maggie Russolello, Laura Andrew, Katelyn Durkin and Kathryn Snyder won prizes for their activism and their scholarship.
During the spring semester, a comparative sociology class at William & Mary paired American students with international students to discuss the shared cultural experiences of their generation.
William & Mary students are travelling to internships in Mississippi, New York City and Washington, DC this summer, thanks to the generosity of alum Carol Woody '71.
English Professor Sharon Marcus of Columbia University will talk about “The Double Life of Female Celebrity" on Tuesday, March 13th, at 6 pm in Andrews Hall 101. A reception will follow. All are welcome!
A group of five William & Mary Psychology and Neuroscience professors recently received a $580,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to benefit women faculty in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) disciplines.
Gul Ozyegin, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology, is among the 2011 winners of the prestigious Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence.
Elizabeth Miller (Women's Studies, '11) is exploring the history of marriage preparation courses on American college campuses by organizing her own.
In November, Professor Suzanne Raitt traveled to Glasgow, Scotland, to be one of the keynote speakers at "Unlacing Orlando," an inspirational day of lectures and discussions celebrating Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece.
Though the third installment of the "Twilight" series, based on the teen novels by Stephanie Meyer, spurred some young people to line up for tickets or for the chance to see one of the film's stars, one William & Mary student is spending her summer looking at the vampire pop culture phenomenon from a different angle.
Kate Ainsworth, Laurel Daen, Jessica Gold, Kate Hibbs, Teresa Ingraham, Virginia Jenkins, and Casey Sears are among those honored in Women's Studies in 2010.
This year's Braithwaite lecturer will be Kathy Davis, senior researcher at the Institute of History and Culture at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Two Arts & Sciences faculty members were recently recognized for their service to their colleagues and the College.
Elizabeth Currans, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, will give a talk called “Gender, Sexuality, Race, and Space: Conflict and Intra-Movement Surveillance in Santa Barbara’s 21st Century Anti-War Movement,” on Friday, April 17th at noon in Morton 314.
Have you written a paper on women's issues that you are particularly proud of? Submit it for the Dean's Prize for Student Scholarship on Women. The deadline is April 20th.
Nancy MacLean, Professor of History and African American Studies at Northwestern University, will give a lecture called "Freedom is Not Enough: The Quest for Jobs and Justice Since the 1950s," on Tuesday, March 3rd at 4 pm in Andrews 101. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception.
Iyabo Osiapem, Visiting Assistant Professor of English, will give a talk called "Language and Identity Among Black Bermudian Women" on Friday February 20th at noon in Morton 314.
Women's Studies will be holding a wine and cheese reception to thank you for all you have done for the program. Come to Morton 314 on Friday, January 30th, 4-6 pm.
Applications are due in the Women's Studies office (322 Morton Hall) by Thursday, February 6, 2009 by 5:00 p.m.
Professors Jennifer Putzi (Women's Studies/English), Elizabeth Barnes (American Studies/English) and Melanie Dawson (English) will speak on "The Writing Group: Working Together to Get One's Work Done," at noon on Wednesday, October 29th, in College Apartments, Room 5.
Everyone is welcome to attend a panel discussion of the issues raised in the run-up to the Presidential election, on Wednesday October 29th, 5.30 pm, in Small 109.
Thao Nguyen (Women’s Studies, ’06) released her new album, We Brave Bee Stings And All, on January 29, 2008.
Everyone is invited to the Women's Studies Welcome Back Dinner for staff, students, faculty and friends, at the home of Ann Repeta on Wednesday, October 1st at 6 pm.
The Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press (WIFP) was founded in 1972 by Dr. Donna Allen. The purpose of the institute is to promote the inclusion of women's and minority voices in the media.
Congratulations to Morgan Berman (Women's Studies, '08) and Caroline Carpenter Nichols (PhD candidate, American Studies), who received the 2008 Dean's Prize for Student Scholarship on Women.
Congratulations to Constance Sisk (Music, '08), winner of the 2008 Friends of Women's Studies Prize for Student Activism.
On Friday, February 8th, 2008, Prof. Gul Ozyegin led approximately forty freshman and senior students to Washington, D.C. for a conference on Iraqi Women’s Empowerment.
Danielle Garrett '08, a Women's Studies and Government double major, is someone who is not afraid to advocate change.
Christy Burns came to William & Mary in 1992, the year between Anita Hill and Lorena Bobbitt, when terms like “sexual harassment” and “marital rape” were just beginning to enter the field of national consciousness.
The Women’s Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic program giving students the opportunity to choose among a variety of courses specific to their interests.