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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.
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(Still from against a trans narrative (Jules Rosskam, 2009). Used with permission.)
We are thrilled to announce the publication of the spring/summer 2014 issue of Films for the Feminist Classroom: http://ffc.twu.edu/, which is the first published through the Department of Women’s Studies at Texas Woman’s University, with additional support from the Office of Technology. Among the films featured in this issue, several challenge us to rethink the labels we use to frame gender through discourses about the categories of intersex, transgender, and transsexual. We are pleased, as well, to offer transnational perspectives regarding issues such as democracy, economy, sex trafficking, military violence, and reproductive justice. In addition to film reviews, this issue features two lesson plans that draw on different text and visual media as well as a film festival review.
The Book-in-Common program promotes an appreciation for diversity and multicultural perspectives through reading. For more information and to see the current book selection, visit The Pioneer Center for Student Excellence. More about "Book-in-Common Program"
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Women's Studies News
Sara Ishii-Downing, Ph.D. student in Women's Studies, has an article, "'Unless she had implants, she must be Chinese': A feminist analysis of players’ responses to representations of Chinese and Japanese female video game characters," published in the fall 2014 issue of Loading.
Reanae McNeal, Ph.D. student in Women’s Studies and MA student in English, has received a national fellowship from the Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color program (CNV) sponsored by National Councel of Teachers of English (NCTE). The program works with doctoral candidates and early career post-secondary faculty of color to cultivate the ability to draw from their own cultural and linguistic perspectives as they conceptualize, plan, conduct, write, and disseminate findings from their research. The program provides socialization into the research community and interaction with established scholars whose own work can be enriched by their engagement with new ideas and perspectives.
http://wtulnews.tumblr.com/post/85651378661/ana-louise-keating-author-and-professor-speaks Women's Studies professor, Dr. AnaLouise Keating speaks about her new book Transformation Now! in an interview with WTUL News and Views.
"The Promise of Post-Oppositional Politics: A Preliminary Conversation" by Layli Maparyan and Women's Studies professor, Dr. AnaLouise Keating on the feministwire: http://thefeministwire.com/2014/04/post-oppositional-politics/
Congratulations to Women's Studies doctoral student, Lindsey Bartgis and master's graduate, Erica Granados-De La Rosa were selected for inclusion in Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2014.
Together with Julie R. Enszer, Women's Studies Assistant Professor, Dr. Agatha Beins recently published "'We Couldn't Get Them Printed,' So We Learned to Print: Ain't I a Woman? and the Iowa City Women's Press," in Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 34 (2013): 186-221, http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/frontiers/v034/34.2.beins.pdf.
Women's Studies master's student, Daisy Salinas, was recently interviewed on the Spanish-language television network "Telemundo" about being a feminist activist, a graduate student of women's studies, and a zine publisher. The story was called "Historia De Una Mujer Feminista" which translates to "The Story of a Feminist Woman".
Sam S. Schmitt, Women's Studies Ph.D. student, recently published an article, "Checking Our Privilege, Working Together: Notes on the Virtual Trans* Community, Truscum Blogs, and the Politics of Transgender HealthCare" was recently featured on The Feminist Wire. http://thefeministwire.com/2013/07/checking-our-privilege-working-together-notes-on-virtual-trans-communities-truscum-blogs-and-the-politics-of-transgender-health-care/
Audrey Lundahl, Women's Studies Ph.D. student, published an article in Thefeministwire.com. The article was titled "My Tattoos Are Not An Invitation." Here's the link: http://thefeministwire.com/2013/07/my-tattoos-are-not-an-invitation/