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Check out our WGSS@StonyBrook Blog as we honor our graduates and celebrate  #WGSSGraduation2021 and our award winners!
We are very pleased to announce the 2021 recipient of the Vivien Hartog Graduate Student Teaching Award is Carlos Vazquez. Congrats, Carlos!!
Carlos Hartog
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We are thrilled to showcase work by WGSS majors at URECA’s Undergraduate Research Symposium , this year in a virtual format.
This year two WGSS majors submitted posters for the event: Lucy Gordon (supervised by Prof. Liz Montegary) on “Parenting During a Pandemic: Re-Imagining Childcare after COVID-19” and Nicole Vion (supervised by Prof. Lisa Diedrich) on “The Politics of Female Rage in Queer Music.”   Check out their amazing projects here.
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We are now over one year into the coronavirus pandemic. In March 2020, we closed the WGSS office at Stony Brook University and went into lockdown. 
We decided it would be fun to create a #WGSSPandemicPlaylist that brings together music that has helped WGSS faculty, students, and alums during this difficult time. Happy listening!

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Hot off the press: the WGSS Spring 2021 Newsletter!
Featuring a welcome from our Dept. Chair, Lisa Diedrich, our WGSS faculty spotlight with Mary Jo Bona, an interview with Grad Cert Alum, Nichole Prescott, and more! Be sure to check it out!
Check out this co-authored article by our WGSS PhD candidate, Stephanie Bonvissuto: " On Walls and Bridges: Divisions and Bonds in the Polish Trans Community " written along with Anna Klonkowska. 
WGSS Professor Mary Jo Bona was recognized as a 2021 Online Teaching Ambassador. Dr. Bona was nominated by her Stony Brook campus as an "exemplary online educator, who is both enthusiastic and effective in online teaching, and who can be a positive and strong advocate for online teaching in our SUNY community." Congratulations, Mary Jo! 
Congratulations to WGSS doctoral student, Hafza Girdap, on her forthcoming edited collection of first-person accounts of survivors of human rights violations in Turkey. Preview and pre-order " The Baby in the Bag" available Feb. 7th. 
Read Jennifer Itzkin's (BA '20)  interview with the College of Arts & Sciences on her experiences as an undergradaute in our department. Check out our  Twitter post! #WGSSGraduation2020.
Congratulations to our very own WGSS doctoral candidate, Val Moyer, who has received a research grant from Surveillance Studies Network  (SSN) for her work on "Hormonal Surveillance in Women's Athletics."  
Check out our WGSS Fall 2020 Newsletter!  
Brooklogue is here! is a new  Undergraduate Journal for Humanities & Social Sciences for SB  students of all majors. Founded by our very own WST BA, Sophia Garbarino.  Check out the Upcoming Submissions Contest Deadline is Nov. 30th! 
We are thrilled to announce that our very own doctoral candidate, Yalda Hamidi, has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies at Minnesota State University Mankato.  Check out her faculty bio Congratulations,  Yalda!  We are so proud!
WGSS professor, Mary Jo Bona, is the 2020 recipient of the  Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service - a great, big congratulations to MJ
Congrats to WGSS  PhD student Hafza Girdap
on her recent publication: "Human Rights, Conflicts, and Dislocation: The Case of Turkey in a Global Spectrum"  in the American Journal of Qualitative Research.


The department offers a Bachelor of Arts, Minor, and Combined Undergraduate Degree with a Master in Public Health (MPH).
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The department offers a PhD and MA in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as a Graduate Certificate.
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