Register for WGS Courses: Irish Women in Writing and Film, Internships

The semester is starting in just a few weeks! We still have spots available in a few of our courses:

WGS 377A: Special Topics: Irish Women in Writing and Film (3 hr)
Instructor: Wanda Balzano
Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:45 PM
Location: Tribble B13

This course examines the textual and visual representations of Irish women in order to discover how images of the feminine/female form the national, religious, social, cultural, and gender strategies of a distinctive Irish aesthetic, from colonization through independence and the women’s movement. Same as ENG 302C/602CG. Same as COM 370K/COM 670NG. Approved for Media Studies Concentration. Approved for Film Studies minor.

WGS 397A: Internships in WGS (1.5-3 hr)
Instructor: Angéla Kóczé
Schedule: Tuesday 1:00-1:50 PM (8/30, 10/25, 11/22)
Location: Tribble A102

Opportunities to engage with local social service providers in applying theoretical and empirical concepts learned in WGS classes to real world experiences in professional, supervised internships, performing direct services, conducting programmatic research, and/or receiving training in program administration. Students earn 4-8 hrs/wk. Class meets three times. Approved for WGS Major Public Engagement requirement.

Congratulations to Our 2016 Graduating Seniors and Award Winners

We would like to congratulate our graduating seniors:
Andrea Anderson (minor)
KaDeidra Baker (minor)
Andrea Becker (major)
Terra Johnson (major)
Shannon Magee (minor)
Clarielle Marsh (major)
Courtney Matsen (minor)
Tay Taylor (major)
Melody Wang (major)
Camry Wilborn (minor)

We would also like to congratulate our Senior Academic Award winner, Andrea Becker, and our Senior Leadership Award winner, Clarielle Marsh!

Finally, we would like to congratulate the two winners of the 2016 Elizabeth Phillips Award for the Best Essay in Women’s and Gender Studies:
Kate Llewellyn (Undergraduate): “The Comparative Development of LGBTQ Rights in Ecuador and Chile: Legal Positivism and the Rule of Recognition”
Sara Brigagliano (Undergraduate – Second Place Prize): “You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide: How the Media Morphs Gender: Bias in the Coverage of Female Political Candidates”

Fifth Annual Student Research Symposium on Gender and Sexuality

Feminist Intersectionalities: Systemic Injustice and Social Inequality
Fifth Annual Student Research Symposium on Gender and Sexuality
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
ZSR Auditorium

Wake Forest University will host its fifth annual student research symposium on gender and sexuality, featuring moderated sessions of scholarly and creative presentations by WFU students. The theme is “Feminist Intersectionalities: Systemic Injustice and Social Inequality.” This event will showcase the exciting work that our undergraduates and graduate students are doing on gender-related issues across disciplines, and is co-sponsored by the School of Divinity and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, with support from the Humanities Institute, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, and the URECA Center.

2016 Student Symposium Gender and Sexuality Program

WGS Joins Division I

We are pleased to announce that the College Faculty approved the inclusion of WGS in Division I at the February College Faculty Meeting.

Rationale for Inclusion in Division I (Humanities):
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary field whose scope extends fully to the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences. Given that the current divisional structure necessitates the placement of departments into divisions, we believe that our department would fit best into Division I, Humanities. The Humanities Indicator Project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) includes in its definition of the Humanities the disciplines of Ethnic, Gender, and Cultural Studies. According to the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), humanistic inquiry encompasses all areas of research and learning that ask fundamental questions about the way individuals and societies live, think, interact, and express themselves, and is as much distinguished by its interpretative methodologies as by its subject matter. The core mission of WGS as a department is closely aligned to this approach to humanistic inquiry with its focus on the study of the cultural constructs of masculinity and femininity in intersection with issues of class, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.