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

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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

 

Abseno

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Quote: “If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” -Maya Angelou

Parting Thoughts: Thank you to all my professors, advisors, friends and family for supporting me so I could graduate and move on to the next chapter of my life. 

Rabinowitch

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Awards: Dean's List: Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019

Parting Thoughts: Thank you to Professor Hagerman for being such a great professor and advisor! 

Favorite Book: "An Invisible Thread," by Laura Schroff. It is about how one person can come into your life and be the thread that changes you, pulls you to another version of yourself and allows you to connect.

 

Camber

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Awards: Dean's List for 8 consecutive semesters, Jewish student of the class of 2020 most engaged with the Brody Jewish Center

After graduation Clara will be working with Avodah in Washington DC.

Quote: "Fear can mean two things: forget everything and run or face everything and rise" - Zig Ziglar

 

Stephenson

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Awards: SABLE’s Elizabeth Johnson’s Legacy honor

Favorite WGS Class: My favorite class was LGBTQ in the media because I was able to learn and physically see the history of sexuality in magazine, movies, shows and more. I could see the the fight for recognition through the various representations of the LGBTQ community over time.

Hammer

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Awards: Madison Tutoring Program Director

Favorite Book: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

 

Shaw

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Quote: “You are your best thing.” ― Toni Morrison

After graduation Whitney will work for Teach for America.

Ivers

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Awards: Cum Laude GPA

Favorite WGS Class: I loved Feminist Theory because it was challenging but really opened my eyes to how important WGS studies are.  

Uprety

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Awards: Dean's List: Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019 

Priyanshu will be starting the Master's in Public Policy and WGS at the George Washington University in August. 

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A “short take” linking old-age justice and racial justice that was recently published by WGS Associate Professor Corinne Field and Cultural Critic Margaret Gullette.

The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) has selected 9 scholars to join its 2020-2021 class of faculty fellows.

Dear WGS Students:

We here in the WGS Department hope that you are all safely and comfortably self-quarantining. We understand that this time has been strange, eventful and stressful, and we appreciate all you are doing to stay healthy and remain engaged with your studies.