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WGSS UG Open House
Wed, March 22 @ 1pm
Humanities Bldg, Rm. 1008
Open Houe Spring 2023
Tues, April 4 @ 1:15-2:35pm
On Zoom - RSVP here

News and Announcements

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Check out WGSS PhD candidate Hafza Girdap's recent article, "Mahsa Amini: Women's, bodily autonomy in the context of Islamism and far-right populism." 
Congratulations to WGSS PhD students Kai Breaux and Jose Flores Sanchez for their recently published article, "Colonality and Contagion: COVID-19 and the disposability of women of color in feminized labor sectors."
First-year WGSS grad Kara Pernicano was selected for a Carceral Research and Teaching Fellowship for Fall 2022.  Kara will work with faculty leaders of "Writing Beyond the Prison" to amplify writings by the incarcerated & enhance the understanding of mass incarceration & the carceral ecosystem in the U.S.  Congrats, Kara!  
WGSS Assistant Professor Cristina Silva is out with a new article in Sociology of Race & Ethnicity entitled, "Racialized Tensions and Affinities: Puerto Rican 'Apprentices' and the Policing of Female Masculinity."
We are excited to announce that WGSS PhD candidate Jade Kai has been selected as a Fall 2022 IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) Graduate.
Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Bonvissuto who succesfully defended her disstertation, "Making Room for Queer Spatiality: Discursive Designs of All-Gendered Spaces" on Friday, Sept. 9th. 
The 2021-2022 Chancellor's Awards for Excellence were announced, and our very own Professor Lisa Diedrich and Dept Admin Jackie Donnelly were selected to receive an award.  Lisa was recognized for Excellence in Scholarship & Creative Activities, and Jackie was recognized for Excellence in Professional Service.
WGSS faculty member Cristina Silva has co-authored a new piece entitled, "Negotiating racialized organizational spaces and intimacies: An ethnography of playpen strip club" in the Journal of Gender, Work, and Organization.  
Congratulations to WGSS Associate Professor, Nancy Hiemstra for being selected as a recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Godfrey Excellence in Teaching Awards.   


Thinking of a Major or Minor in WST?
Want to talk to a current WST student?
Meet with a WGSS Ambassador!
Spring 2023 Walk-In Office Hours
WGSS Main Suite, HUM 2048:
Julianna Busseno, Mon 11-12
Anya Reinhart, Wed 12:30-1:30
Brianna Chavez, Wed 1:30-2:30
Athena Wilkinson, Thurs 3-4
major or minor in WST
The department offers a Bachelor of Arts, Minor, and Combined Undergraduate Degree with a Master in Public Health (MPH).
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in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at SBU
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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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