Welcome to new WGS faculty member, Dr. Kristina Gupta

On 1st July, Dr. Kristina Gupta will join Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as an Assistant Professor. One can read the national trajectory of the history of the Women’s Studies Departments through Dr. Gupta’s career (which also reflects the history of our own program), as she received her BA in History and Women’s Studies from Georgetown University; her MA from Rutgers in Women’s and Gender Studies, and her Ph.D. from Emory in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Mind, Brain, and Culture from Emory University.

Dr. Gupta came to us from Georgetown University and researches the interplay between the biological and the social in how we come to experience our bodies and how we come to understand ourselves. She focuses in her work on engaging questions related to embodiment from a feminist science studies and disabilities studies perspective. In her research she considers how assumptions about gender, sexuality, and ability/disability shape scientific research and medical practice, and she also examines the social and political implications of scientific research and medical practice for women, sexual and gender minorities, as well as people with disabilities.

Her research has been published in such prestigious journals as the Journal of Medical HumanitiesThe American Journal of Bioethics, The Journal of Lesbian Studies, and Feminism & Psychology. Her most recent essay entitled “Asexuality and Disability: Mutual Negation in Adams v. Rice and New Directions for Coalition Building” has been published in Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives, edited by Megan Milks and Karli June Cerankowski (Routledge, March 2014). We are looking forward to having Dr. Gupta with us, and anticipate that the Wake Forest community will warmly embrace her.

We’re looking for students

We’re looking for students to register for Fall 2014 courses! We still have spots available in the following: 

WGS 320 B Feminist Theory and Practice – Social Entrepreneurship (3 hr)
Professor Angela Kocze
T/R 3:30 – 4:45pm
Approved for WGS major theory requirement.
Satisfies WGS Major Public Engagement Requirement.
Approved for credit toward the ESE minor.
Approved for LALS Credit.

 WGS 321A Transnational Feminism and Human Rights in Contemporary Literature and Film (3 hr)
Professor Belinda Walzer
M/W 12:30- 1:45pm
Approved for INS Credit

WGS 321E Researching Feminism, Social Justice and Public Engagement (3hr)
Professor Angela Kocze
T/R 9:30 – 10:45am
Satisfies WGS Major Public Engagement Requirement
Approved for LALS Credit

WGS 321F/621FG Gender, Sickness, and Health (3 hr)
Dr. Kristina Gupta
M/F 11:00am – 12:15pm
Satisfies WGS Major Public Engagement Requirement
Approved for LALS Credit

WGS 377A/677AG Communicating Across Differences – LGBTQ and Ally Peer Education (3hr)
Professor Angela Mazaris
TUES 2:00 – 4:30pm
Satisfies WGS Major Public Engagement requirement

WGS 377B/677BG Masculinity, Power, and Sexuality (3hr)
Professor Kristina Gupta
M/F 2:00 – 3:15pm

For full Fall 2014 course listing, see our page.

We’re Tweeting

Hey Everyone!

Just to let you know, WGS has joined Twitter, and we’ll be tweeting regularly! If you have a Twitter account, follow us https://twitter.com/WGSWFU

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New Name!

We have an announcement! We have recently gained approval to change our program name to include the word sexuality. We now proudly refer to ourselves as Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Incorporating our new name into the current website will occur gradually. Thank you for your patience.