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As an aspiring counselor, Thea Deanon embarked on her internship search knowing that she wanted to gain experience in the field of mental health. She ultimately found a volunteer position at the Trevor Project as a crisis hotline counselor, providing comfort and assistance to queer youth in distress. This incredibly impactful experience strengthened her resolve to continue on this path in her career, further reinforced by her experience as a… Read more
Kai Mai interned at QueerDoc, an organization that provides trans and gender-affirming medical care online. This opportunity during his senior year as a GWSS major enabled him to follow his passion for supporting trans and gender-diverse youth seeking healthcare. His responsibilities included virtually assisting doctors with paperwork, communication, voicemails, medical records, and authorizations, helping further QueerDoc’s mission to expand access to gender… Read more
Kelen Tamurian, an exceptional student majoring in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious Herman S. & Dorothy B. Lederman Endowed Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year. This scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to highly deserving students in the Humanities. The award includes a $5,000 scholarship to assist with tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses. Congratulations, Kelen!
We are thrilled to announce that Jordynn Hays, an outstanding undergraduate majoring in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, has been awarded the Mary Katherine Mackenzie and Mary Ann Whitmore Endowed Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year. This prestigious award honors Jordynn’s academic excellence and commitment to her studies. Expressing her excitement about receiving the scholarship, Jordynn noted, "I… Read more
The University of Washington's Population Health Initiative has announced the recipients of its Tier 1 pilot grants, and we are thrilled to congratulate our very own Chair and Professor, Sasha Su-Ling Welland, on being part of this esteemed group! Welland, along with her collaborator Holly M. Barker from the Department of Anthropology, received funding… Read more
We are delighted to announce that Professor Amanda Lock Swarr has received the Honorable Mention for the Distinguished Book Award from the Section on the Sociology of Sexualities at the American Sociological Association. Her groundbreaking book, Envisioning African Intersex: Challenging Colonial and Racist Legacies in South African Medicine, critically… Read more
We are thrilled to announce that Keila Taylor has been awarded the prestigious Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship in Social Sciences for her dissertation, “‘Errybody Gotta Eat’: Mapping Black Queer Food Geographies.” Keila's work explores the power of food as an expression of Black being through the lens of Black queer life, employing interdisciplinary approaches from Black Feminist Studies, Black Geography, and Critical Food Studies. Keila describes her dissertation as one… Read more
The Nancy C. M. Hartsock Graduate Student Prize committee has announced the recipients of this year's award, honoring GWSS graduate students Saad Khan and Marielle Marcaida for their outstanding contributions to Feminist Theory. Khan, along with co-author Tanveer Anoy, received recognition for their paper "Queer Prints, Publics, and Counterpublics in Bangladesh: The Coherent, In-between, and Ephemeral," which sheds light on the resilience of queer communities in Bangladesh amidst adversity… Read more
We are delighted to announce that Christina Yuen Zi Chung has been awarded the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Medal for 2023-24. This prestigious honor is bestowed… Read more
The Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies is delighted to announce three of our graduate students recently successfully defended their dissertations: Dr. Bobbi Kindred defended their dissertation titled "Rethinking Recovery: Reconciliation and Searching for Our Mother" on May 28, 2024. Dr. Angelica Macklin defended her dissertation titled "Storytending is a Verb! Activating Participatory… Read more