Sign denouncing HB2

HB2 replacement makes all the wrong compromises

Friday, March 31, 2017
North Carolina's ignominious "bathroom bill," HB2, has been repealed, but few activists are celebrating. The "compromise" bill that was signed into law Thursday removes some of HB2's onerous public bathrooms provisions. But for many of the state's most vulnerable citizens... Read More »
Activist Mandy Carter

Activist Mandy Carter stresses importance of collaboration in creating social change

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Durham activist Mandy Carter encouraged collaborative activism in the era of President Donald Trump during a talk Wednesday. Carter, co-founder of the National Black Justice Coalition, spoke to a group of students, faculty and community organizers about social change and activism as part of the... Read More »
Transgender Studies

Duke Course on Transgender Studies, Service-Learning Showcase 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 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 »
Gerda Lerner. Photo credit: Martha Nelson.

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

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 »
Cover of "Blue Talk and Love" by Mecca Jamilah Sullivan.

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 »
Sexuality Studies logo.

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 »