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

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The Edge of Sex

WGS faculty Lisa Speidel and Micah Jones are co-authors of The Edge of Sex, and have created a speaker series as an opportunity for the writers to talk about their chapters and their personal narratives. The event will be hosted by Bianca Laureano's social justice program Ante Up!

The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality invites you to join us for our Spring Colloquium Schedule

The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality invites you to join us for our Spring Colloquium

All talks will be virtual.  Please contact wgsuva@virginia.edu for zoom links

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Wednesday, March 10

3:30-5 p.m.

Tiffany Lethabo King
Associate Professor
African-American Studies
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Georgia State University

Old-Age Justice and Black Feminist History: Sojourner Truth’s and Harriet Tubman’s Intersectional Legacies

In 1989 Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality to center black women’s experiences of “compounded” subordination at the nexus of race and sex discrimination.1 In the thirty years since, intersectionality has become a primary framework in women’s studies and a key methodology through which historians seek to account for the development of gendered racial capitalism.2 During that time, Crenshaw’s own analysis has shifted to better account for the significance of chronological age and life stage.


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In the News

WGS is thrilled to announce that Dr. Tiffany King will be joining us this fall as Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality! 

In fall 2022, she will assume the Barbara and John Glynn Research Professorship in Democracy and Equity. 

“Pretty hurts”: Acceptance of hegemonic feminine beauty ideals and reduced sexual well-being among Black women

Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program | The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Review of applications will begin April 12, 2021.

Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality