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Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Events

Upcoming Events:


Friday, November 3, 2017
FGSS Fall Symposium - "The Politics of Knowledge"

Each year, the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies program hosts an annual Fall Symposium on a topic of importance to both our interdisciplinary field and to the world outside academia. It was forty years ago, in 1977, when a committee first convened to create a Women’s Studies program at Wesleyan University.  Since then, the program (now Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies) has graduated roughly 275 majors. Our alumni are working in law, medicine, television, publishing and digital media, education, social policy, community organizing, international development, eco-tourism, the arts, and many other fields. At our Fall Symposium in 2017, we will host a panel of alumni who will share their insights about how the study of gender, sexuality and feminism (or women’s studies) has influenced them, and how they have put their learning into practice. The title of our symposium is “The Politics of Knowledge.” We will host an alumni reception after the panel to celebrate 40 years of gender studies at Wesleyan. The event is open to all and we hope that you will please join us!

Deborah Cohler '91
Associate Professor, Women & Gender Studies
San Francisco State University

Hope Dector '02
Creative Director
Barnard Center for the Research on Women

Vashti Dubois '83
Executive Director/Founder
The Colored Girls Museum

3:30pm - 5pm PAC 001
reception immediately following in PAC 229

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Diane Weiss '80 Memorial Lecture

Sumathi Ramaswamy
Professor of History
Duke University


Past Events:

Symposia Sponsored by FGSS Program (click to learn more)

Diane Weiss '80 Memorial Lectures (click to learn more)