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Seattle Police Captain John F. Hayes and GWSS Alum
June 30, 2020
Winner of the very first GWSS Alumni Award, John F. Hayes, speaks to the Seattle Times about the future of policing. What Seattle-area cops say about the future of policing. By Mary Hudetz and Heidi GrooverThe Seattle TimesJune 25, 2020
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June 29, 2020
Bettina Judd, assistant professor of gender women and sexuality studies, explains the founder of gynecology, J. Marion Sims', horrific experiments on enslaved Black women. Featured on Today 
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June 8, 2020
The Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington stands outraged at the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade. Police and white supremacist vigilantes brutally stole their lives from those who loved, held, and dreamed with them. This violent dehumanization of Black lives, including those of trans and gender non-conforming people, runs through the “liberal” Seattle-Tacoma region, where police in the past three months... Read more
Keila Taylor
June 5, 2020
Congratulations to GWSS graduate student, Keila Taylor, who passed their general exams to earn candidacy for the Ph.D. in Feminist Studies. Keila's faculty advisor, Assistant Professor Bettina Judd, states that "Keila demonstrated a knowledge of Black queer theory and Black feminist thought in framing her own groundbreaking work in Black queer foodways. Her contribution to the fields of Black feminist thought, Black Queer Theory, and Black foodways through what she calls Black queer foodways... Read more
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June 1, 2020
GWSS affiliate faculty Jen Self and Anthony Cheng (BA, Communications, 2020) discuss their work and experience in the Q Center. Featured on UW Magazine 
Womxn Who Rock 2020 Organizing Committee
May 29, 2020
Womxn Who Rock 2020 - Ofrendas for the Future The Womxn Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities collective is celebrating its 10th year! When: May 30th, 2020, 1-3pm Pacific Where: On-line LINK TO MAY 30TH VIRTUAL GATHERING:... Read more
Priti Ramamurthy
May 21, 2020
The Henry Art Gallery's Viewpoints is a rotating art series that highlights artworks from the collection. The exhibition includes commentary and insights from University of Washington faculty. The current Viewpoints is titled "A Dialogue Between Jean-François Millet and Jeanne Dunning," and includes... Read more
Akanksha Misra accepts position at SUNY
April 24, 2020
GWSS doctoral candidate, Akanksha Misra, has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor with the Gender and Women's Studies Department at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.  Akanksha will be starting the position in September 2020. She is currently wrapping up... Read more
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April 23, 2020
Tatiana Toro, professor of mathematics, and Ana Mari Cauce, UW president and professor of psychology and gender studies, have been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.... Read more
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April 9, 2020
Professor of gender studies and political science, Leela Fernandes, has been named the new director of the Jackson School. Featured on Jackson School of International Studies