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First student declares our concentration in Gender Based Violence Studies
We are thrilled to announce that Sidonia Cannon (she/her), a Global Affairs major, is our first student to declare our brand new minor concentration in Gender Based Violence Studies. This curriculum is some of the first on the east coast that has been structured in this way and was the result of a Curriculum Impact Grant. In an interview with Sidonia, she said the following about her work:
What interests you about the concentration in Gender Based Violence?
I was excited to learn that George Mason had a WMST program, and even more excited to see there was a concentration in gender-based violence. I'm working with organizations that help survivors of trauma and immigrants fleeing gender-based violence, so this is all fitting together wonderfully.
What courses are you most excited for and why?
I'm excited about the Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights course because it compliments other classes I've taken. I'm interested to learn about it through this lens.
What do you hope to do with this concentration in your own work?
I hope to use the knowledge and experience I'll gain from the Gender-Based Violence concentration to continue my work in the nonprofit field focused on women's rights and empowerment. This minor and concentration will help me learn more and have a greater impact.