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Books on Point interview with Lynn Thomas
April 2, 2020
Adjunct Professor of GWSS Lynn Thomas (Interim Director School of Drama and Professor of History)  is interviewed by South African TV - Books on Point on her new book, Beneath the Surface: A Transnational History of Skin Lightners (Duke, 2020). You may view this interview on YouTube - Books on Point: Lynn Thomas.
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April 1, 2020
Spring quarter began on March 30, with remote instruction that will continue through the end of the quarter. For frequently asked questions please consult the information available on the UW Novel coronavirus & COVID-19: facts and resources webpage.
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March 19, 2020
Students, please find important information concerning Spring Quarter 2020 below: Letter to Students from University President Ana Mari Cauce
Mediha Sorma awarded Sawyer Seminar Fellowship
March 4, 2020
GWSS graduate student Mediha Sorma has been awarded one of only two Pre-Doctoral Sawyer Seminar fellowships for the next academic year, 2020-2021. Next year's Sawyer seminar is titled "Humanitarianism: Migrations and Care Through the Global South," and is being led by Cabieri Robinson and Arzoo Osanloo. The year-long seminar will be looking at alternative histories of humanitarianism and genealogies of care (for the stranger) to those of the western Judeo-Christian secular order that emerge... Read more
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February 28, 2020
Chair of the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Shirley Yee, discusses the erasure of the Seattle woman who co-founded Krusteaz. Featured on The Seattle Times 
Alum Julie Severson new Director of ORMP
February 28, 2020
The Office of Research has announced that Julie Severson is the new Director of the Office of Research Misconduct Proceedings (ORMP). Dr. Severson earned her Ph.D. in Women Studies in 2009. She went on to earn a J.D. in Health Law (also at the UW) in 2012. Her previous position was Director of IRB Services with Advarra (formerly... Read more
Sasha Welland book Experimental Beijing wins Joseph Levenson Post-1900 Book Prize
February 18, 2020
The Association for Asian Studies announced that Associate GWSS Professor, Sasha Su-Ling Welland won the Joseph Levenson Post-1900 Book Prize (China) for her book Experimental Beijing: Gender and Globalization in Chinese Contemporary Art (Duke University Press).
BES Artist Talk - Will Rawls "Stopping Dancing"
February 12, 2020
The Black Embodiments Studio Will Rawls "Stopping Dancing" Artist Talk February 28, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington
Saad Khan
January 15, 2020
Congratulations to Saad Khan on the publication of "Experiencing shame: An affective reading of the sexual and reproductive health and rights classroom in Bangladesh," recently published in Sex Education on Jan 11, 2020.  Saad co-authored it with their colleagues in Bangladesh and the Netherlands.  "The paper, based on the findings of the project called 'Breaking the shame' that we conducted from 2016-2018, is about teachers teaching sexual and reproductive health and rights education... Read more
Alma Khasawnih
January 9, 2020
Dr. Alma Khasawnih, 2018 Feminist Studies Ph.D. in GWSS, has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at The College of New Jersey in the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department. Dr. Khasawnih begins her new appointment in August 2020 and will be joining another department alum, Dr. Zakiya Adair, 2010 Women's Studies Ph.D. at TCNJ.

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