Women, Gender & Sexuality is an interdisciplinary department in which students study gender and sexualities with an emphasis on transnational perspectives.
Queering Chinese Crossings in Late Twentieth Century Jamaica: Larry Chang and the Gay Freedom Movement
by Matthew Chin
The Strong, Silent (Gender) Type: The Strong Black Woman Ideal, Self-Silencing, and Sexual Assertiveness in Black College Women
Catherine Was Great. But Was She a Girl Boss?
Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII, enjoyed embroidery and fasting. Little in the historical record suggests that she was any fun at a party.
Becoming Strong: Sociocultural Experiences, Mental Health, & Black Girls' Strong Black Woman Schema Endorsement
Please join the WGS Department in congratulating Lanice Avery, who has a new paper out in the Journal of Research on Adolescence (a top-tier developmental science journal).
As she reports, the journal decided to spotlight their article on their webpage and social media, and invited them to write a blogpost for the article and do a video interview with the Society for Research on Adolescence team to help them further disseminate their findings to developmental scientists.
Constructing Hierarchies of Victimhood: Queer Male Survivors’ Evaluations of Sexual Assault Survivors
by Doug Meyer
American Studies Fellow Tiffany King discusses upcoming seminar, Black and Indigenous feminism, and land acknowledgement
Tiffany King will join the American Studies Department as Anschutz Distinguished Fellow for the spring 2022 semester. King is currently an associate professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies (WGS) at the University of Virginia.
Women on Screen- Struggling for Ordinary
Movies and television tell stories about who we are and who we get to be. What does that mean for people who don’t find themselves on the screen? Andre Cavalcante explores the history of trans representation in the media and how trans women have subverted the stories so often told about them.
WGS 2100 Intro to Gender & Sexuality Studies
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS SUPPORT A NEW GENERATION OF PROFESSORS
From the Amazon to experimental physics, from the Black Lives Matter movement to youth resilience, a new cohort of postdoctoral fellows reflects the University of Virginia’s commitment to expand research and teaching about issues of race and equity and to bring scholars who are underrepresented in their fields to Grounds.
The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences has created a new Rising Scholars fellowship program, with support from the University’s Race, Place and Equity grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional funds.
In the News
WGS is pleased to announce that we have been awarded significant new support from one of our founding donors. We are very grateful for this donation, which was made “in acknowledgment of amazing achievements and to support continued growth.”
ANNOUNCEMENT - RISING SCHOLARS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
November 7, 2022
Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship
Review of applications will begin January 16, 2023.
Please join the WGS Department in congratulating Professor Corinne Field on the release of her latest book, The Global History of Black Girlhood.