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Our very own 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.
Dr. Joy Schaefer completed the WGSS Graduate Certificate while finishing her PhD in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies. She just accepted a position as S enior Lecturer of Critical Media Studies at Lawrence Technological University . Congrats, Joy!!
Check out the WGSS Spring 2020 Newsletter!   Includes Commencement Highlights with invited graduation speaker, Rose Berktas, Undergraduate Alumni in the Spotlight (Maureen Ahmed '11 and Sophia Pierre-Antoine '13), Interview with New Facutly, Cristina Khan, and more! 
Check out Doctoral Candidate in Sociology and WGSS Certificate Student, Helena Darwin's new publication in Gender & Society - Challenging the Cisgender/ Transgender Binary: Nonbinary People and the Transgender Label  - Congrats, Helena!
WGSS PhD Student, Shruti Mukherjee authors an article for Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy - Gendered Embodiment of the Ethnographer during Fieldwork in a Conflict Region of India  - Congrats, Shruti! 
Congratulations to all of our Dec '19 WGSS graduates! Check out this great piece on one of our outstanding graduating majors, Olivia Garrison!   “Each day, my WGSS courses left me feeling empowered, and more importantly, like I was learning something worthwhile." Congrats, Olivia - we are so proud of you!
PhD Student, Val Moyer , has received a Guiliano Global Fellowship from Stony Brook to support her travel to the Olympic Studies Centre in Switzerland where she will do ethnographic and archival work for a dissertation chapter on "Regulating Hormones in International Women's Track and Field." Congrats, Val!
Congratulations to PhD student, Shruti Mukherjee, on her recent collaborative work, "Geographies of Occupation in South Asia."  South Asian feminists rethinking nation-states through the lens of occupation.
We have decided to no longer require GREs as part of the application for the PhD & MA programs in WGSS.  There is much evidence that GREs are not good predictors of academic success. We join a growing number of programs eliminating the GREs.  #GRExit
WGSS faculty member Cristina Khan publishes:  Constructring Eroticized Latinidad: Negotiating Profitability in the Stripping Industry  in Gender & Society. 


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
**NEW** - Starting April 3rd
The department offers a PhD and MA in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as a Graduate Certificate.   *GREs No Longer Required!*
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