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News 2015

WGST  RECIEVES A GENDEROUS GIFT FROM AMY SEETOO IN THE FORM OF A $10,000.00 ENDOWMENT

  • Ms.Seetoo created the "Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Seetoo Travel Scholarship" for WGST faculty and students.  
  • This scholarship will cover travel for students and/or faculty in their scholarly pursuits, including conference presentations and conducting research.

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH:

  •  Liz Johnk presented the "The Rift: An Ecofeminist Investigation of Sexual Violence" at the Ecojustice and Activism Conference at EMU. 
  • Liz has had a paper accepted at the Queertopia Conference at Northwestern University,  "Kinky Consent: How Kink and BDSM Communities Contribute to the Dialogue Around Consent."
  • Mark Doebbler has had a paper accepted at the Queertopia conference, "Skryim's Performativity of Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality in Relation to Queer Gaming "Failure"

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH:

Three WGST Undergraduate students presented papers at the EMU Undergraduate Symposium: 

  • Moli Shomer, "The Homeless Orthodox Jewish Women: A Model for Building Female Spaces for Masculine Places"
  • Connor Rivera, "The History and Advancement of Transgender Healthcare"
  • Samuel Teeple "(Wo)men Who Have Sex with Men: Problematizing Behavior Based Models in HIV AIDS Research

FACULTY NEWS:

  • Faculty Member Dr. Elizabeth Currans Wins the Women's Resource Center "Women of Excellence" Award, and Faculty Research Fellowship
  • Faculty Member Dr. Solange Simoes Elected as a Delegate to the United Nations, and awarded Faculty Research Fellowship
  • Associate Professor Solange Simoes recently attended the 59th Session of the United Nations Committee on The Status of Women, in her role as a delegate representing Sociologist for Women in Society in the UN Socio-Economic Council.  She sits on the UN Economic and Social Council and attends the annual meeting of the UN Committee on the Status of Women, which works with the Committee to Eliminate all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW),  the UN Women, and more.
  • Faculty Member Dr. Ashley Falzetti receives a Provost's New Faculty Award

WGST RECEIVES TWO WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY AWARDS FOR 2015-16:

  • Dr.Ashley Falzetti, "Woman to Woman:  Agonquian grammar in the home.." 
  • Dr.Jacqueline Goodman, "Unpacking the Morroccan Feminist Movement's Success", supporting graduate and undergraduate research assistants: Nada Al Hanouti and Laura Green to research the feminist movement in Morocco

WGST DEPARTMENT MEMBER RECEIVES FULBRIGHT AWARD TO TEACH WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES IN PAKISTAN

  • Department member Dr. Linda Pritchard received a Fulbright Award and taught at the Fatima Jinnah Women University in Pakistan, March, 2014

WGST DEPARTMENT MEMBERS RECEIVE PRESTIGEOUS AWARDS:

  • Department Member Dr. Marilyn Corsianos, received the Robert W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Award- Research II
  • Department member, Dr. Tricia McTague, has been selected for the Kevin E. Ruble Fellowship administered through Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations
  • Department Members Dr. Margaret Crouch and Dr. John Palladino receive Teaching Excellence Awards
  • Professor Margaret Crouch  and  Associate Professor John Palladino were both honored at the Alumni Association's Teaching Excellence Awards Breakfast on Saturday, November 3, 2012.  Dr. Crouch, whose home department is History and Philosophy, teaches extensively in the Women's and Gender Studies, and was nominated by several graduates of our Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies program for her work as a mentor and for supporting our graduate students in their thesis work.
  • Dr. John Palladino, whose home department is Special Education, was nominated by his department for his work with exceptional children and his commitment to foster care in the State of Michigan.  He teaches WGST 202: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality.

 

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