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Friday, May 20th @ 9am

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WGSS would like to recognize graduating seniors, Sophia Garbarino and Zarya Shaikh for being elected to the Stony Brook Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honor society.  Congratulations! 


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.   


WGSS doctoral alum Rachel Corbman has received a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Community Data as part of the  Critical Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Toronto. Congratulations, Rachel! 


We hope you can join us for two upcoming doctoral defenses - Val Moyer's dissertation defense will take place virtually at 11:00am on Fri, May 6th. Val's dissertation is entitled, Muscles, Testosterone, and Other “Threats” to Women’s Sport  We are also excited to announce the virtual doctoral defense of Alexandra Novitskaya, which is scheduled for Thurs, May 12th @ 2pm.  Alex's dissertation is entiteld, New queer dissidents: Politics and geopolitics of post-Soviet LGBTQ migration and asylum   We are thrilled to see Val and Alex reach this exciting milestone! 


Congratulations to WGSS adjunct faculty, Margarita Espada - the founder and executive-artistic director of Teatro Yerbabruja, an organization that uses the arts as a tool for social change. Margarita received an NEA Award as part of its Big Read program to bring U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo, to Stony Brook Southampton on Friday, April 8. Click here to watch the live recording  


Congratulations to our very own Mary Jo Bona, appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees for 2021-2022. 


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