Recent News

I'm in Washington D.C getting ready to M.C the 2017 NEA's National Heritage Fellowship concert! It is an honor to be here with these masters from across the country as this years honorees/recipients are: Ella Jenkings, Eva Ybarra, Bomba maestro Modesto Cepeda, Norik Astavtasturov, Thomas Maupin, Phil Wiggins, Dwight Lamb, Anna Brown Ehlers, and Cyril Lani Pahinui! I get to hangout with these masters, speak to them learn from them with the hopes that some of this genius rubs off on me! jijijij. The show will be livestreamed on via the website so make sure you watch me fumble through this!
Article by graduate student, Akanksha Misra, From Lorde To Lankesh: Women Responding In Anger, is online at Feminism in
Online article at Sounding Out! Chicana Soundscapes: Introduction by Michelle Habell-Pallán.
Alumna Amy Bhatt receives promotion at the University of Maryland
Alumna Amy Bhatt has been promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Associate Professor Bhatt's research "forcuses on the effects of migration on gender and families, social reproduction, and South Asian communities. She examines how the family and gender rodes are transformed and reinforced through transnational and circulating migration. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled High-Tech Housewives: Indian IT Families in Circulation." LinkedIn
Bettina Judd Poetry Reading at Open Books - A Poem Emporium 8/20/2017
GWSS Assistant Professor, Bettina Judd will be at Open Books - A Poem Emporium on August 20, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Event title: Reading with t'ai freedom ford, Bettina Judd & Imani Sims Location: 2414 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103 Phone: (206) 633-0811 Email:
Jey Saung
Nancy J. Kenney has announced that Jey Saung successfully completed their General Exams and has been admitted to candidacy for the Doctoral Degree in Feminist Studies on Friday, August 11, 2017. Jey did an outstanding job on both the written and the oral portions of the exam. Members of Jey’s Supervisory Committee include: Chairs, Nancy J. Kenney, Ph.D., and Chandan C. Reddy, Ph.D., Members, Amanda L. Swarr, Ph.D., and Alys E. Weinbaum, Ph.D. as well as GSR, Ralina L. Joseph, Ph.D.
Honors Program in Ecuador
GWSS Associate Professor, Michelle Habell-Pallán, Ph.D. and Jaime Cardenas Jr., Ph.D. are currently in Quito, Ecuador with students enrolled in the Sumak Kaway: Well-Being, "Race," and Gender through the UW University Honors Program.
Elizabeth Ramirez Arreola GO-MAP Dissertation Fellowship 2017-18
Elizabeth Ramirez Arreola, Ph.C. receives a GO-MAP Dissertation Fellowship for 2017-2018. The working title of Elizabeth's dissertation is "They Want My Hands Not My Brains," - Mapping the Gendered and Racilized Journeys of Latin American Women Accessing and Surviving in the U.S. Higher Education System.