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July 8, 2024

Read all about the happenings in GWS during 2023-2024:

April 23, 2024

Professor Paola Bacchetta gave a talk in April at the Fourth Annual Maghrebian Book Fair Conference in Oujda, Morocco entitled "Towards Decolonial Translating: Reflections on francophoning-anglophoning 'Les Lionnes''."  At the center of the talk was "Les Lionnes" (The Lionesses), a previously unpublished co-authored film project by the Moroccan feminist writer and sociologist Fatema Mernissi, psychiatrist Jalil Bennani and film-maker Hamid Benani, which Professor Bacchetta translated (French to English) and which is forthcoming in the book she co-edited with Profes

March 28, 2024

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Gender & Women's Studies has been awarded a $100,00 Mellon Foundation Grant to sustain our public programming on decoloniality and bodily autonomy.

GWS Professor Eric Stanley is a recipent of the 2023 American Cultures Excellence in Teaching Award, for their LGBT 20AC class, "Sexual Politics and Queer Organizing in the US". The class thinks through the paradox of LGBT assimilation during the time of ongoing racialized anti-trans/queer violence.

March 25, 2024

The Department of Gender & Women's Studies is currently seeking students to fill GSI and Reader positions for several courses in the upcoming Fall 2024 semester. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage further in our academic community and contribute to the learning experience.

The deadline to submit your application is April 15th. Don't miss out on this chance to be a part of shaping the educational journey for your peers!

Apply now by clicking on the link below:

March 11, 2024

November 21, 2023

The journal Society + Space has a group of reflections on Eric Stanley's book Atmospheres of Violence.

November 14, 2023

Enjoy new books by GWS Professor of the Graduate School, Trinh T. Minh-ha:

The Twofold Commitment, New York: Primary Information, 2023

Traveling in the Dark, Milan, Italy: Mousse Publishing, 2023

October 31, 2023

A lovely article in Art in America, about Professor Trinh Minh-ha, By Tausif Noor. It includes a discussion about the Spring 2023 symposium organized by GWS Professor Courtney Morris entitled Form + Forces.

How Trinh T. Minh-ha’s Game-Changing Films Thwart Binary Thinking

September 26, 2023

September 18, 2023

Bay Area Now 9is the ninth iteration of YBCA’s signature triennial exhibition highlighting artists working throughout the Bay Area’s nine counties. EachBANis an attempt to answer the question: What are artists making, thinking, dreaming about right now?

September 13, 2023

New article by Minoo Moallem:

“Weaving Connections: Carpet Art, Community + Environment” de Young\Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, March 2023.

September 12, 2023

The California Legislature has approved Sen. Nancy Skinner’s SB 345, which would provide legal protections for California health care practitioners that provide or dispense medication or other services for abortion, contraception or gender-affirming care, regardless of their patient’s geographic location.

April 3, 2023

Professor Elora Shehabuddin’s bookSisters in the Mirrorwas selected as a 2022 Choice Outstanding Academic Titleby the American Library Association and awarded the 2023 Coomaraswamy Book Prizefrom the Association for Asian Studies.

February 28, 2023

Professor Minoo Moallem’s new book chapter is out. “Networks of Relationalities through the Lens of Material Culture” – In The Routledge Companion to Intersectionalities, Edited By Jennifer C. Nash, Samantha Pinto.