Sat. 10/15: WGS Professor Kristina Gupta to Speak on Panel: “North Carolina House Bill 2: Privacy or Discrimination?”

“North Carolina House Bill 2: Privacy or Discrimination?”
Saturday, Oct. 15, 1:45-3:15 pm
Carswell Annenberg Forum

The AMINTAPHIL (American Section of the International Association of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy) Conference on Privacy will be held at Wake Forest on Oct. 13-15. As part of the conference program, AMINTAPHIL will sponsor a public forum on the topic “North Carolina House Bill 2: Privacy or Discrimination?” The forum will be co-sponsored by Wake Forest University Department of Philosophy, Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and School of Law. A joint panel for the forum will include Leslie Francis (Philosophy and Law, University of Utah and AMINTAPHIL), Kristina Gupta (WGS, Wake Forest), Harold Llyod (Law, Wake Forest), and Win-chiat Lee (Philosophy, Wake Forest, and AMINTAPHIL). It is open to the university community and the public.

Sept. 27th: WGS Professor Shannon Gilreath, former WFU Professor Robert Beachy to discuss history of sexual identity

From Wake Forest School of Law News and Events:

WGS Professor Shannon Gilreath will participate in a discussion about history and sexual identity titled, “Gay Berlin and its Contemporary Aftermath.” The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. It is free and open to the public.

Professor Gilreath will join former WFU History Professor Robert Beachy, author of “Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity,” and current history professor at Underwood International College at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. Professor Beachy will discuss the 19th century German invention of homosexuality and the way sexual identity evolved during a turbulent time in German history.

Professor Gilreath, author of “The End of Straight Supremacy: Realizing Gay Liberation,” will contribute ideas from recent debates about sexual identity to show how Professor Beachy’s work can inform our contemporary dialogue. Their presentations will be followed by a Q&A period.

“This discussion, rooted as it will be in history, promises fascinating insights into issues that divide Americans today but are rarely examined with any sense of history,” says Associate Dean for International Affairs Dick Schneider, who organized the event and will introduce the speakers.

The event is co-sponsored by Wake Forest College, the Department of History and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Sept. 26: Jaira J. Harrington, “Served and Protected? Brazilian Black Women and State Violence”

The Women’s, Gender, and  Sexuality Studies Colloquium Series Presents…

Jaira J. Harrington
Postdoctoral Fellow, Anna Julia Cooper Center and Department of Politics and International Affairs, Wake Forest University

“Served and Protected? Brazilian Black Women and State Violence.”

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
DeTamble Auditorium (A-110 Tribble Hall)
Free and open to the public. A reception will follow the talk.

Event Flyer

We are hiring for a joint position in WGS and English!

Assistant Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Department of English and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University invite applications for a jointly-appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in July 2017. We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar working at the intersection of literary studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.  We particularly encourage candidates whose research focuses on feminist and queer theory, race and ethnicity, and/or discourses of human rights in transnational contexts. Strong candidates will be literary scholars whose research and teaching are fundamentally informed by interdisciplinary gender and sexuality studies. Applicants must have a PhD in either English or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, by August 2017, and be able to demonstrate advanced training in both (by a graduate certificate or equivalent). Candidates should have a record of excellence in teaching and research, and a strong commitment to building interdisciplinary relationships across campus. Teaching load is 9 courses over two years, with courses ranging from small first-year seminars to advanced electives in both fields and MA-level courses. Salary competitive.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to

Applicants should apply on-line at  A cover letter should be addressed to the members of the Search Committee. Also submit on-line your curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophy, and a writing sample demonstrating expertise in gender, sexuality, and literary studies, preferably published and of article length.  At least three signed confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email by the recommender or dossier service to  Applications and other materials must be submitted no later than October 24 at 5:00 pm.  Interviews will be held at the MLA Conference in Philadelphia.

Questions about the application process may be addressed to  Questions about the position may be addressed to

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages diversity while seeking applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.