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GSWS Minor Approved

Our proposal for a GSWS has been approved by upper administration, and we are signing up interested students. Students enrolled in the GSWS "certificate" currently will be able to stay in and complete it, or to switch to the minor.

GSWS Fall 2016 Event Calendar Available!

The GSWS Fall 2016 Event calendar is now available!

Click here to view a PDF version.


The Iris Marion Young Awards: Call for Nominations

Do you know someone who is a leader in the struggle to achieve social justice? If so, we want to hear from you.

2016 Paper Prize Winners Announced

2016 Undergraduate Paper Prize

First Prize: Hannah Lynn, "Newspaperwomen: Examining the Role of Female Journalists on Screen"

Honorable Mention: Kelsey Vukic, "A Holistic Approach to Gender Non-Conforming Medical Therapy"

2016 Tamara Horowitz Graduate Paper Prize

Winner: Nick Marsellas, ENG, "Dainty Ariel: Queering the Colonial Enterprise"

Honorable Mention: Samantha Plummer, SOC,  "Intersectionality and the Problems of Essentialism, Reductionism, and Experience"

Emily Crosby publishes article in "Women's Studies in Communication"


Emily Deering Crosby, GSWS Visiting Instructor and Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Communication, published an article titled, "Chased by the Double Bind: Intersectionality and the Disciplining of Lolo Jones", in Women's Studies in Communication. 

AY2015-16 GSWS Newsletter


The GSWS annual newsletter for Academic Year 2015-2016 is now available!

Click here to read about the news and events in the program over the past year.


Orlando Tragedy

Dear Friends: On behalf of GSWS, I send our condolences to all those who lost someone in Orlando this weekend. For those of us who are spending our lives teaching and researching in LGBTQ studies and in diversity studies more broadly, we will do what we can to contribute to creating another kind of world than the one we have read about this weekend: we will teach and do our research a little bit harder. We will continue to create safe spaces where students can read about, write about, and discuss gender and sexuality.

Fall 2016 Courses

Check out our fall courses: Women of Color Feminism [new course!], Gender and Sustainability, Global LGBTQ Literature, Sex and Sexualities, and our regular courses too! See:

GSWS in the Pitt News

Check out the cover story in the Pitt News about GSWS's trans studies course:


Tentative Program for GSWS's Spring international conference "Gender and the Body" now available!

Click here to view the program.

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