A 2016-2017 series asking how the innovations in the new field of transgender studies is changing teaching, research and medicine. Funded by the Franklin Humanities Institute Humanities Futures grant with support from the Mellon Foundation. Directed by Ara Wilson & Gabriel Rosenberg. The series also helps to launch our new minor in sexuality studies.
Every year the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Program hosts a an exploration organized by a thematic focus. The theme is realized in a graduate seminar, post-doctoral fellowships, and events. More information about how these innovative areas of study are woven into courses and events throughout the year is here. Past and upcoming initiatives include:
As many may know, a discourse emerged in the mid-1970's that aimed to investigate the connection between feminism and earth and animals. These women called themselves Eco-Feminists and generated many ideas about the nature of women, the plight of animals, and the need for conservation. Due to a whole host of theoretical and practical conflicts, this project was never seriously embraced by academic feminists.