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Scholar's Lecture

Scholar's Lecture

The Scholar’s Lecture is an annual event held by Women and Gender Studies to honor the work of one of our affiliate faculty members. Our lecturer this year was Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt.

Prof. Rachel Lewis honored with Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching!

Prof. Rachel Lewis honored with Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching!

The Women and Gender Studies program is thrilled to announce that Professor Rachel Lewis has been honored with the Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching!!! The prestigious award is a recognition of Dr. Lewis' inspiring and outstanding teaching record over several years within the program and the university.  Many congratulations, Rachel, for this well-deserved honor, and thank you for your exceptional contributions to WGST and to our students!

WGST Lecture: Dr. Stephanie Rambo

WGST Lecture: Dr. Stephanie Rambo

The WGST Lecture Series is hosted by Women and Gender Studies to highlight faculty that have engaged in profound work at the intersections of race and gender. Our Spring 2024 speaker was Dr. Stephanie Rambo.

Outstanding Thesis Award Winner 2024: AJ Ryan, MA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies

Outstanding Thesis Award Winner 2024: AJ Ryan, MA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies

AJ Ryan is the recipient of the Women and Gender Studies 2024 Outstanding Thesis Award. This thesis examines a nine-year precedence of undocumented Filipinos in broadcast network television. Looking at three characters, Mateo Liwanag of NBC’s Superstore, in addition to Thony and Fiona De La Rosa from Fox’s The Cleaning Lady. This thesis analyzes the place of undocumented Filipinos in popular culture and their ability to affect audience perceptions of current neoliberal immigration policy.

Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt Presented at the WGS South Conference 2024

Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt Presented at the WGS South Conference 2024

Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt, alongside Moksheda Thapa, a graduate student from the Women and Gender Studies program, presented at the WGS South Conference on March 29. WGS South is a feminist organization dedicated to supporting and promoting all aspects of women's studies, advocating for the elimination of oppression and discrimination based on various factors such as sex, gender identity and expression, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic background, physical ability, and class. Each year, WGS South collaborates with an institution in the Southeastern region of the United States to host its annual academic conference. This year's conference was held at the University of South Carolina from March 28 - March 30. The presentations by Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt and Moksheda Thapa included the following topics: 1. The Knife Between Her Legs: An Examination of a “Bad Girl’s” Family by Moksheda Thapa, George Mason University 2. Radical Illegibility: Queer Women’s Archives as Resistance by Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt, George Mason University Both presentations contributed valuable insights and perspectives to the conference's discourse on gender, sexuality, and activism.