Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Events

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Open House for Prospective Majors

12pm - 1pm
Allbritton 311
Lunch provided

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!

"Uses and Misuses of Intersectionality"
Deborah Cohler '91

Associate Professor, Women & Gender Studies
San Francisco State University

"Art as Care"
Hope Dector '02

Creative Director
Barnard Center for the Research on Women

"Colored Girls Chronicles - Why Ordinary Lives Matter"
Vashti Dubois
Executive Director/Founder
The Colored Girls Museum

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


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)