Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Student Accomplishments

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WGST Minors Valeria Pareja and Brenna Denicola attended the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) at the University of Maryland, College Park

WGST minor Rodrigo Velasquez was one  of the recipients of the Hattery Family Foundation-Franki Rutherford Memorial Scholarship

Graduate Assistant and MAIS Student David Corwin was also a recipient of the Hattery Family Foundation-Franki Rutherford Memorial Scholarship and presented at the following conference:

  • October 2014 – presented at the Women & Society Conference at Marist College. The presentation was titled “Women as Part of the Patriarchy” Masculinity, Women, and Relationships in Virginia Woolf’s Novels“ The Journal for Cultural and Religious Studieshas asked him to submit his essay for publication
  • Feb 2015 – presented a paper at the Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture conference in New Mexico. The presentation was titled: “Queering Spira: Gender, Power, and Defeat in Final Fantasy X“
  • March 2015: presented a paper at the Global Discourses on Women Conference at Middle Tennessee State University: The paper was titled “Why Marry?: Marriage, Women, Social Status, and Education in Japan”

WGST Minor Abby Picard Published an article in the Columbia Spectator on sexual assault and disability.

MAIS Student AJ Jones presented at the following conferences:

  • Queer Vulnerability in Uganda: Analyzing ‘Call Me Kuchu.’ Discussion Panel. Sep. 18, 2014; Vulnerability, Precarity, and Human Rights Symposium, George Mason University.
  • What’s In a Narrative? A Comparative Analysis of Tomboy Masculinities in Southeast Asia. Oct. 25, 2014; 23rdAnnual Women & Society Conference, Marist College.
  • Lesbi or not Lesbi: Vexed Identity and Tomboy Masculinities in Southeast Asia. March 7, 2015; Intersections: Sexuality, Gender, Race & Ethnicity Symposium, Morgan State University.
  • Precarious Genders: Vulnerability, Transgender Identity and Political Asylum. April 2, 2015; Critical Intersections: Conflict, Gender, and Power, George Mason University

WGST Minor Monica Gaskin was the first student to be admitted into the Accelerated MAIS in Women and Gender Studies Program

WGST Minor and recent graduate Tanya Carrie accepted a research position at the DC Mayor’s Office for African Affairs.

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