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Overlooked No More: Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian Poet Who Broke Barriers of Sex and Society

When a radio interviewer suggested to the Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad that her verses could be characterized as “feminine,” she rejected the notion.

“What is important is humanity, not being a man or a woman,” she said. “If a poem can get to that point, it is no longer connected with its creator but with a world of poetry.”

WGS Faculty Member Corinne Field, History Graduate Student Gillet Rosenblith, and WGS Majors Katie Miller and Evelyn Wang to Speak at the 2015 National Women Studies Association Meetings

Instructors and students from both the Women, Gender & Sexuality Program of the University of Virginia and the University of Pennsylvania will be collaborating at the 2015 National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference to discuss “Staying True To Feminist Pedagogy in The Lecture-Sized Classroom.”  Among them will be UVA’s WGS faculty member Corinne Field, graduate student Gillet Rosenblith, and WGS majors Katie Miller and Evelyn Wang.

Charlotte Patterson wins award for Best Paper in Family Studies

Charlotte Patterson (Director of Women, Gender & Sexuality Program and Professor of Psychology) and Rachel Farr have won the 2015 Alexis Walker Award for the best paper in the field of family studies for 2013-2014. The paper title is “Coparenting among lesbian, gay and heterosexual couples:  Associations with adopted children’s outcomes”. It appeared in Child Development, July/August 2013.

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When a radio interviewer suggested to the Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad that her verses could be characterized as “feminine,” she rejected the notion.

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