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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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Women's Studies News
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/
Women's Studies Ph.D. student, Lauren Cross published a chapter entitled "Mothers-For-Natural-Hair: The Afro-Cyberella's Social Media Guide to Afrocentric Hair." in Mothering and Literacies. Eds. Amanda B. Richey and Linda Shuford Evans. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press, 2013. 221-236. Print.
Sheila Bustillos Reynolds, Women's Studies Ph.D. student, spoke on "Texas Reach - Past, Present, Future" at the 4th Annual Texas Reach Conference. Texas Reach is about to be a 501c3non-profit entity that facilitates the sharing of information for foster care alumni in higher education between foster care service providers and higher education administrators, faculty, and staff.
Women's Studies master's students, Darci McFarland and Daisy Salinas, were the recipients of this year's Nancy Johnson Coyle Scholarship.
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.