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Duke Course on Transgender Studies to Hold Service-Learning Showcase Friday

Thursday, December 8, 2016
When Cole Rizki first heard about HB2, North Carolina’s infamous “bathroom law”, he immediately changed the syllabus for his class to reflect what was happening. This fall, Rizki, a Ph.D. candidate in literature, is teaching Duke's first service-learning course on transgender studies (a... Read More »

Incorporating Personal Care into the Medical Field

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Wandi Che, a first-year student from China who has already declared GSF studies as her major, wrote a guest column for The Chronicle. To read her article, please visit The Chronicle.

Transgender Studies

Thursday, September 15, 2016
The GSF program is host to a new series on Transgender Studies and the Humanities. It includes developments in curriculum and a series of events and workshops. Funded by the Franklin Humanities Center. Our first event is "Incarcerating Transgender People," Thursday Sept. 26 at 4:30 PM. Our... Read More »

Chill Out. Political History Has Never Been Better

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Prof. Gabriel Rosenberg and Prof. Ariel Ron (History, Southern Methodist) respond to a recent New York Times Op-Ed on the "cratering" of US political history. They argue that U.S. political history has never been better. The inclusion of women, laborers,... Read More »

Gabriel Rosenberg in Mother Jones

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Livestock breeding was a normal part of American life at the dawn of the 20th century, according to historian Gabriel Rosenberg. The United States, he told Gastropod, was "still largely a rural and agricultural society," and farm animals—and thus some more-or-less scientific forms of selective... Read More »

Meet the New PostDoc

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The GSF postdoctoral fellow for 2016-17 is Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst, with a .Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Temple University, and a B.A. in Afro-... Read More »

New Minor in Sexuality Studies

Monday, February 15, 2016
Duke now has a new minor in Sexuality Studies! The minor is ideal for students in any major interested in sexuality and health, policy, and culture and LGBT concerns. It requires one introductory course (WST 202/ SXL 199s, offered this term) and four electives. For information, contact the GSF... Read More »