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Applications are Invited for the Thomas J. Peterson LGBTQ Studies Scholarship for Spring 2021

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) Program is excited to open applications for the

A Message from GSWS Liaison Librarian, Robin Kear

2020 Undergraduate Paper Prize Winner

The winning essay submitted for the GSWS Undergraduate Paper Prize this year is "Hustlin' and Bustlin' in the 70s:

Brackenridge Fellow Alison Hnatow Studies Netflix Series

Alison Hnatow, a double major in GSWS and Politics and Philosophy, has been awarded a Brackenridge Fellowship this summer to study Anne with an E, the 2017 Netflix and CBC adaption of L.M. Montgomery's novel Anne of Green Gables. Like the novel, the series presents a coming-of-age story that focuses on gender roles, societal and community integration, and interpersonal relationships.


Pitt Again Ranked a Best College for LGBTQ+ Students

Happy Pride Month! For the fourth time, Pitt has been named a Best College for LGBTQ+ students, receiving five out of five stars.  

The Pitt LGBTQ Archival Education Project


A joint project of GSWS and the University Library System in support of LGBTQ archives has been awarded an Innovation in Education grant.  The Pitt LGBTQ Archival Education Project will involve Pitt undergraduates in the creation of a discovery tool to identify online LGBTQ archives from the greater Pittsburgh area. The project is co-directed byGSWS faculty member Dr. Julie Beaulieu, ULS archivist David Grinnell,  and ULS librarian Robin Kear, who is GSWS's liaison librarian and a member of the program's Steering Committee.  

GSWS Commitment to Anti-Racist Work

GSWS joins many organizations and institutions in denouncing white supremacy and committing to anti-racist work. Read more at

Nick Marsellas Wins 2020 Tamara Horowitz Prize

Nick Marsellas, a PhD student in English Composition pursuing a GSWS graduate certificate, has been awarded this year's Tamara Horowitz Graduate Student Paper Prize for his essay "Off Scaffolding and Into the Deep End," a contribution to critical pedagogy studies.

Regina Futcher Wins Grant for LGBTQ Research

GSWS student Regina Futcher has won a $4000 Summer Undergraduate Research Award (SURA) this summer to study gay print media from the 1960s and 1970s under the supervision of Dr. Julie Beaulieu.


Kathryn Fleisher Awarded Truman Fellowship

Junior Kathryn Fleisher, a double major in GSWS and Political Science, has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Fellowship, which funds 2-3 years of graduate study.

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