Recent News

Akanksha Misra
Akanksha Misra was awarded the Sakip Sabanci International Research Award for 2014. This award comes from Sabanci University in Istanbul and is awarded to 3 essays on a theme. The theme for this year was Gender Equality in Turkey. “Beyond Numbers: Rethinking Girls’ Education, Empowerment, and Gender Equality in Turkey," is the title of Akanksha's winning essay. Congratulations from everyone in the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies!
Amanda Swarr
On February 26, 2014, Amanda Swarr, Associate Professor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, will speak with Ross Reynolds on "The Record" at 12:10 p.m. on KUOW (94.9). Listen to the interview.
Rosa-Linda Fregoso
Stice Lecture Series Sponsored by UW Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and the Stice Foundation Rosa-Linda Fregoso, Stice Feminist Scholar of Justice, February 2014
FEBRUARY 5, 2014 - 1:30-3:00 p.m.ALLEN AUDITORIUM  (Allen Library, ground floor, north wing, room 181L)
Martha Gonzalez
The Graduate School profiles Martha Gonzalez, Ph.D. candidate in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Grammy Award winner.  Read the story at The Graduate School.
Amanda Swarr
The Association for Queer Anthropology is pleased to recognize Amanda Lock Swarr’s single-authored monograph Sex in Transition: Remaking Gender and Race in South Africa (State University of New York Press, 2012) with an “Honorable Mention” for the Ruth Benedict Book Prize 2013 for its contribution to the field.
Doctoral student, Jiwoon Lee, has been awarded the Bridges Labor Studies Center Research Grant for her research, “New Laboring Subjects under the New Labor Regime: An Exploratory Study of Female Janitorial Workers in South Korea.” Jiwoon Yu-Lee Article In-coming graduate student, Akanksha Misra has been awarded an American Association of University Women International Fellowship for 2013-14.
Monica De La Torre
Graduate student Monica De La Torre represented GWSS at the Inaugural Conference of The Americas as Space of Entanglement(s): (Trans)Cultural Mobility  in the Americas at the Center for InterAmerican Studies, Bielefeld University, Germany. She presented a paper titled "Traveling Across Sonic Borders: Chicana/o Radio Production in the Pacific Northwest." 
The Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies announces the first completion of our Queer and Sexuality Studies graduate certificate! Last week Kevin McKenna successfully presented his capstone project on queer histories and geographies of Seattle. Thanks to Michael Brown and Larry Knopp for their mentorship. Big congratulations to Kevin on an excellent capstone presentation and resulting discussion!