Transdisciplinary, Transgressive, Transformative
The Department of Women’s Studies at TWU offers an exciting multicultural curriculum that integrates diverse perspectives and critically applies feminist/womanist scholarship on behalf of social justice.
TWU is the largest public university primarily for women in the United States and one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in the nation.
Degrees & Certificates
U.S. Women of Colors - Summer 3 2013 Undergraduate Course[pdf]
WS 3023.01, Course Code 23768
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Satisfies core curriculum requirement for multicultural Women's Studies. Required for the undergraduate minor in Women's Studies. Recommended for BGS concentrators in Women's Studies. For more information contact Laure Cross at email@example.com.
Art, Activism, Social Justice - Fall 2013 Graduate Course [pdf]
WS 5043.01, Course Code 31387
Wednesday, 2:30-5:20 p.m. For more information contact Dr. Agatha Beins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Women's Studies?
Find out why undergraduate students appreciate their multicultural-women's studies courses.
Women's Studies News
Women's Studies master's students, Darci McFarland and Daisy Salinas, were the recipients of this year's Nancy Johnson Coyle Scholarship. Congratulations to Dr. Claire Sahlin, Chair of Women’s Studies, for being the recipient of this year’s Cornaro Award!
Women’s Studies Chair, Dr. Claire Sahlin, is the recipient of the 2013 Cornaro Award for distinguished teaching and outstanding commitment to scholarship and the advancement of learning. This TWU award was established in 1978 and is named for Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman in history to receive the doctoral degree (from the University of Padua, Italy, in 1678). It is the highest honor paid to a senior faculty member at TWU.
Ph.D. student in women’s studies, Ms. Lauren Cross, is a recipient of a Third Annual Visionary Award from The Fort Worth Weekly for her multimedia art and for founding a new gallery that exhibits the work of women artists of color. Here is the Fort Worth Weekly description of Lauren Cross and her award: http://www.fwweekly.com/2013/03/20/third-annual-visionary-awards/. She was selected by nearly 30 people, including local curators, artistic directors, gallery owners, and art educators to be one of three artists to win this award.
Lindsay Robertson, Ph.D. student in women's studies, was accepted into the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University for their six-week summer seminar in June-July 2013, where she will be studying with Professor Jane Bennett of Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Danielle Phillips, Assistant Professor of women's studies recently presented a paper entitled "In Search of Aunt Jemimas: Irish immigrant and African American Domestic Workers in New York, 1880-1930" at the 10th Annual Collegium for African American Research at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Women's Studies Susan Harper (M.A. student) and Susan Schmitt (Ph.D. student) presented at the Black Transmen Annual Conference (BTMI) in Dallas, Texas. Their presentation was titled, "Teaching Trans*: Pedagogies for Gender Inclusive Educational Spaces.”
Congratulations to Jessica Spain Sadr (Ph.D.student,) who was selected as a 2013 Chancellor's Student Research Scholar. The scholars program honors outstanding achievement by select students in research and creative art endeavors.
Women’s Studies Assistant Professor, Dr. Agatha Beins, received the Travel-To-Collections Funds research grant from Smith College Libraries for her research on feminist activism in the 1970s.