GWSS Newsletter: Summer 2022 Edition

In this Q&A with Dr. Bettina Judd on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, she highlights a legacy of resistance to state efforts to control reproduction and calls for a wider view of reproductive justice. Featured on UW News 
In a historic and unprecedented decision on July 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), thereby giving individual states the authority over the bodies and reproductive health of all pregnant people. Although the constitutional rights of Black, Indigenous and other people of color in the U.S. and its colonial territories have been repeatedly abrogated, this ruling is the first time in history that the court has… Read more
The Husky 100 annually recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students who are making the most of their time at UW. Students are evaluated on a variety of criteria, and it's a major achievement to be awarded this honor, which is why we're pleased to announce that GWSS undergraduate, Simona Liao, is one of this year's award recipients. Congratulations, Simona!
Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Ramírez Arreola and Dr. Stephanie Yingyi Wang, the two most recent graduates from GWSS’s Feminist Studies Doctoral Program. The successful completion of their degrees was marked by a doctoral hooding ceremony on June 9, at the first in-person… Read more
In the past months, graduate students in the GWSS Feminist Studies Doctoral Program have received a wide range of recognition, including awards and fellowships, for their innovative work bridging scholarship, activism, and creative expression. The department is thrilled to congratulate these students on their recent achievements, which you can learn more about by clicking the links below. … Read more
Seattle City Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence Unit has a history of working with graduate student interns preparing for a career in social work. The interns advocate for victims of domestic violence as they navigate the court system. Brooke Fulton, a junior majoring in GWSS, is the first undergraduate to intern with the unit, and she approached her internship not with the primary intention of seeking a potential job opportunity, but rather as an avenue for personal growth. As Brooke explains… Read more
Mikey Prince, a senior double majoring in GWSS and Music Education, interned during Winter 2022 with Symphony Tacoma Voices. This community choir meets once per week throughout the season to prepare numerous collaborations with Symphony Tacoma, their annual Messiah performance, and a yearly stand-alone concert. Mikey already had a connection to Seattle Tacoma Voices conductor Read more
Envisioning African Intersex  Amanda Lock Swarr received a 2022 Second Book Fellowship from the Simpson Center for the Humanities for her book Envisioning African Intersex: Challenging Colonial and Racist Legacies in South African Medicine, forthcoming from Duke University Press in March 2023. This fellowship provides funding for… Read more
Chandan Reddy of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at UW and C. Riley Snorton of the University of Chicago have been appointed as the new co-editors of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. They each serve a five-year term, which for Reddy runs from 2022 to 2027, working to shepherd submitted articles and special… Read more
Educating for Coalition  Cricket Keating received a 2022 Second Book Fellowship from the Simpson Center for the Humanities for her book Educating for Coalition: Popular Education and Political Praxis. This fellowship provides funding for associate professors to give intensive attention to second book manuscripts that are near… Read more
Shortly after arriving as a new member of the GWSS faculty, Kemi Adeyemi founded the Black Embodiments Studio, an arts writing incubator and public programming initiative dedicated to building discourse around contemporary black art. The conceptualization for this project built, in part, upon her experience collaborating with mentors and peers in the Performance Studies Program at… Read more