Women, Gender & Sexuality is an interdisciplinary department in which students study gender and sexualities with an emphasis on transnational perspectives.

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Amissah

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite WGS Class: WGS 4500: Violence Against Sexual Minorities with Doug. He shows deep understanding and analysis of certain acts of discrimination there are towards the LGBTQ community and you can learn so much from him, his critiques, and the readings assigned.

Favorite Book: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock

Harvey

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Awards: Dean's List

After graduation Jemalyn will be attending Saint Louis University School of Law to pursue a career in health law.

Quote: "Do all things with love"

 

Dunkenberger

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Favorite WGS Class: Human Sexuality taught by Lisa Speidel.  Lisa created such incredible discussions on very important topics and it is a class that I would encourage everyone to take.

After graduation Jack hopes to work on the production side of the film industry when the economy re-opens. Until then he will be raising his new dog Tyson and doing freelance work in filming and editing.

McFadden

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite WGS Class: Intro to WGS because it really sparked my interest in gender related issues and feminist politics.

Parting Thoughts: Thank you so much to Bonnie Hagerman, Lisa Speidel, and Doug Meyer for inspiring my studies and feminist/LGBTQ activism. There's no one like you guys.

Norair

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite WGS Class: Gender Based Violence... Lisa was a great teacher!!

Favorite Books: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

 

Perkins

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Awards: Dean's List 

After graduation Emily will be interning with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, and completing a Master of Public Policy at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy next May. 

Curry

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Awards: Kishore Scholarship Nominee 

Quote: "Come, my friends, 'T is not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars, until I die." 

Phillips

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite WGS Class: Human Sexuality with Professor Lisa Spiedel was my favorite WGS class because it really pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me consider my ideals.

Favorite Book: My favorite book in WGS was Living a Feminist Life by Sarah Ahmed. 

 

Vermillion

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Awards: Dean's List

Favorite WGS Class: Feminist theory was one of my favorite WGS classes. It made me question my pre-existing notions of what feminism is and can be.  

After graduation Claire will be working as an executive assistant for TTR Sotheby’s in Georgetown, DC

 

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