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New IIR Report: The Experiences of Migrant Women and Human Smuggling

New IIR Report: The Experiences of Migrant Women and Human Smuggling

The news is filled with accounts of women and children from Central America arriving at the U.S. border and seeking asylum. While we are learning a great deal about their struggles once they arrive at the southern border, far less is known about their journey from Central America to the United States. Government statistics show that many women are migrating with their children, and the number of families apprehended at the border has increased in recent years. Many of these women rely on human smugglers to transport them and their children across Mexico to the U.S. border. This report reveals the reality of human smuggling from the perspective of migrant women from Central America. Their testimony and experiences can teach us about the trauma they face during migration and how it continues to impact them when they arrive in the United States.

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Two WGST Program Faculty Members win the Inaugural Sustaining Mentor Awards

Two WGST Program Faculty Members win the Inaugural Sustaining Mentor Awards

Women and Gender Studies Program Faculty win first ever “Sustaining Mentor Award” from the Office of Undergraduate Research (OSCAR).Professors Shannon Davis (Sociology and Women & Gender Studies) and Danielle Rudes (Criminology, Law and Society and Women & Gender Studies) were honored at the Celebration of Student Scholarship and Impact event on May 7, 2019.

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Meet our Newest Faculty Member, David Powers Corwin

Meet our Newest Faculty Member, David Powers Corwin

David Powers Corwin has joined our faculty and we are thrilled to have added one more core faculty member to our team. In this role, David will teach courses in LGBTQ Studies, feminist theory, and media studies. They will also serve as the undergrad advisor and the associate director for academic affairs. Please see their interview below.

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