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.
At two public events, W&M faculty presented their research and engaged audiences in lively discussions of "otherness."
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".
"Sexual regimes accompanied political regimes as a means of controlling people, manipulating differences, and cementing power."
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.
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.
William & Mary’s 2018 Atwater Lecture featured transgender artist, actress and advocate Laverne Cox.
On March 15, the Boswell Initiative experimented with a new "workshop" recipe to support groundbreaking research and teaching.
The Wren Building will soon bear two new plaques honoring William & Mary’s first women and African-American residential students.
William & Mary first-year Assistant Professor of music Lauron Kehrer is using her research on American hip-hop music to teach a new class in it.
Activist, professor and lawyer Sarah Deer’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims’ rights.
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.
After years-long research on the lives, struggles and performance culture of Pakistani “female spirited” transgender communities, known as hijras, Professor Claire Pamment is exploring spaces beyond the gender binary through theatre.
The Daily Work of Justice series aims to explore social justice issues by having people share their lived experiences
A look back at the William & Mary students awarded national and international scholarships and fellowships in 2016.
Sadie Meadows '17 is nearing the end of a nine-week internship with the Orange County Department of Social Services. She has written about what she's learned, and taught.
More than 70 students, faculty, staff and community members attended a candlelight vigil Monday night in honor of the 49 people killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Alexandra Granato ’16 will spend the month of June in Warsaw, Poland, with Humanity in Action, an international education organization focused on human rights and diversity.
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.
Sociology and GSWS Professor Gul Ozyegin published two books in 2015 dealing with love and sex in Muslim-majority countries.
During more than two decades at W&M, Meyer has dazzled colleagues with her teaching and involvement in countless campus committees and causes.
The Diversity in Philosophy Discussion Group is exploring philosophy outside of the traditional canon.
Bettina Judd, visiting professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, has published a new book of poems giving voice to the forgotten women of medicine.
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.
Students in "Arabs in America/Arabs in America" use blog assignment to explore current events through lens of class materials.
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.
The second annual Boswell Symposium at William & Mary will focus on the issues and experiences of LGBTQA youth.
Nicole J. Georges and A.K. Summers, both authors of graphic novel memoirs, will give a free talk Tuesday with the Braithwaite Lecture.