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

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DeLaurentis

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Awards: Echols Scholar, Dean’s List, and Intermediate Honors

Quote: "The liminality of selfhood is a liminality of otherness, a surrender that embraces what it is to be other, a practice of tension between two essential principles: 'I am (a) me' and 'I am someone's an/other.'" -Dr. Kevin Quashie

 

Lackey

Pronouns: They/Them or He/Him

WGS Distinguished Major

Favorite WGS Class: Queer Theory- This course introduced me to so many important thinkers and concepts that push the boundaries of feminist and gender studies. Plus Doug is a fantastic lecturer who is seriously dedicated to his students and the development of their theoretical knowledge.

Cifuentes

Pronouns: She/Her

Camila plans to apply to PA schools while working as a clinical technician at Inova hospital

Quote: Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you. - Ruth Bader Ginsburg 

 

Staged Reading of Trans Scripts Part I: The Women at the UVA Arts Grounds

 The UVA Department of Drama wishes to make you aware of a staged reading of Paul Lucas’ ground breaking play Trans Scripts Part I: The Women in the Helms theater on the UVA Arts Grounds, November 22nd and 23rd at 7:00 pm.  They have assembled a fully representative cast of seven trans women to bring to life this new work, exploring the life and experience of multiple generations.  Spread the word about this stunning and unique live theater experience.  

Faculty Opening: Assistant or Associate Professor of Sexuality Studies

The University of Virginia's Department of Women Gender & Sexuality (WGS) invites applicants for a tenure track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Sexuality Studies.  Candidates’ field of specialization should fall within the areas of transnational sexuality studies and/or LGBTQ issues in a global context. Research centering on the global south that concerns people of color, disenfranchised communities, and/or indigenous populations would be particularly valuable. Scholars working on LGBTQ health in transnational perspectives are also encouraged to apply.

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In the News

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.