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

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Important message of support from the WGS Department

The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality affirms the importance of respecting and supporting all students, faculty, and staff at the University of Virginia, including those of us who are transgender, nonbinary, or gender questioning.  We believe that maintaining the excellence of the University as a public institution necessitates a positive affirmation of gender-inclusivity and the investment of resources to ensure that trans and nonbinary people thrive.

Pugh

Allison Pugh is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality at the University of Virginia. Her research and teaching focus on how economic trends – from commodification to job insecurity to automation – shape the way people forge connections and find meaning and dignity at home and at work.

Black and Indigenous Feminist Futures Institute Postdoc Position at UVA

 

Position Description

As part of the Black and Indigenous Feminist Futures Institute (BIFFI), sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the UVA Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality seeks to hire a Post-doctoral Research Associate whose work engages the intersection of Black and Indigenous Feminist Studies. We seek a candidate who will have received their Ph.D. degree between August 24, 2020, and August 24, 2024.  This position is expected to be in person, however hybrid and remote options are possible.

WGS Reads

TRESSIE McMILLAN COTTOM NYTimes Op-ed writer, MacArthur “Genius” grant winner,
and author of Thick: And Other Essays, The First Annual WGS Reads selection Free books available!*

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 3:30-7:00pm Nau 101 Refreshments provided

WGS Reads is an annual spring event, in which the WGS community – faculty, students, majors and minors, and Friends of the department – read a selected book together, discuss it in and out of the classroom, and host the author for a book talk and reception.

Therí Pickens

 

Professor Pickens is a Professor of English, specializing in African American, Arab American and disability literatures and theories. She is the author of two books: New Body Politics (Routledge, 2014) and Black Madness :: Mad Blackness (Duke 2019). You can find her public scholarship in Ms. Magazine, The Root, and Medium (@tpickens).

The Trans Care Lecture Series

 

Lucie Fielding, PhD, MA, LMHC is the author of Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments, an award-winning book that was also a finalist for the 2022 Lambda Literary Awards (Trans-Nonfiction). A therapist and sexuality educator, Fielding is a pathbreaking voice in gender-affirming care. Her work pushes beyond pathologizing diagnoses to focus on trans joy and the liberating potential of “gender-pleasure.”
Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 7:00-9:00pm, Bryan Hall 229-230
 

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