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Rolling Back History: Professor Claire McKinney on Abortion Politics in Texas

On September 1st, abortion politics in America entered a new chapter as a blatantly unconstitutional law banned abortions in Texas after 6 weeks of pregnancy. S.B. 8, “The Texas Heartbeat Act,” asserts Texas’s interest in the life of an “unborn child” and prohibits abortion after detection of a “fetal heartbeat.” Importantly, the law also pioneers an enforcement mechanism never before seen statewide: private civil action.

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LGBT Children's Book in 20 Languages

Jonathan Branfman, visiting assistant professor in FMST and GSWS, has published the LGBT children's book: "You Be You! The Kid's Guide to Gender, Sexuality & Family".

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Sexuality in the History of Empires

"Sexual regimes accompanied political regimes as a means of controlling people, manipulating differences, and cementing power."

Jodi Kantor talks private lives becoming public with GSWS students

Jodi Kantor, Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for The New York Times, spoke with a William & Mary gender, sexuality and women's studies class Tuesday as part of her visit as the university's 2018 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow in American Politics.

New curriculum, initiatives modernize GSWS at W&M

What traditionally was known as women’s studies has changed and evolved, leading William & Mary’s Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program to do the same.

W&M project helping to unearth queer history in Virginia

Community Studies Professor of History and director of American Studies Leisa Meyer is guiding undergraduate students in their work using archives and oral histories to build a digital record of the queer experience in the Commonwealth.

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Tribe scholars win big in 2016

A look back at the William & Mary students awarded national and international scholarships and fellowships in 2016.

Six projects receive IDEA grants

The Office of Diversity & Equal Opportunity recently granted Innovative Diversity Efforts Awards (IDEA) to six projects that aim to further diversity and inclusion at William & Mary.

Study finds Asian men, black women underrepresented in magazines

Researchers examined photos in six popular, American magazines and found that Asian men and black women were underrepresented, potentially due to stereotypes that associate femininity with Asian people and masculinity with black people.

Talk explores women’s role during World War I

William & Mary's commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I continues with a lecture by Susan Grayzel, professor of history and director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi.