Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
New UofL program helps ‘ascending star’ researchers shine brighter
The new Ascending Star Fellowship provides mentorship, funding and other support to high-performing associate professors. The goal is to boost the national impact of the fellows’ scholarship, with a heavy focus on work in diversity, inclusion and community empowerment.
A look back at UofL’s women’s history
In 1907, UofL’s College of Liberal Arts opened on West Broadway, offering more than a dozen departments and admitting “both ladies and gentlemen.” The first graduating class in 1908 was comprised of 10 women and eight men, according to “The University of Louisville” by Dwayne D. Cox and William J. Morison.
Civil rights champion honored by UofL trustees
Catherine Fosl, professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies and founding director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research (ABI) in the University of Louisville College of Arts & Sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 Trustees Award.
All Eyes on Louisville: Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Fall Social Justice Speaker Series
The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invites you to a virtual series that celebrates the work that Louisville’s local leaders are doing on behalf of our collective freedom.
Suffrage at 100: Celebrating a century of the 19th Amendment
August 18, 1920, marked the first major breakthrough in a serious of events that would unleash the voices of women across the nation. The 19th Amendment passed 100 years ago, allowing women to cast their ballots and have influence in their government for the first time.
ABI receives award for research on history of the LGBTQ movement in Kentucky
The Anne Braden Institute has received the 2019 southern regional W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. The award was given for their work with the Fairness Campaign to research and write the 1st LGBTQ State Historic Context in the nation, housed at the National Park Service.
A&S Researchers part of a task force to study homelessness
searchers include Catherine (Cate) Fosl, MSW, PhD, co-director of CCTSJR, director, Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, and professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Lora Haynes, PhD, associate professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences; Kelly Kinahan, PhD, AICP, assistant professor, Department of Urban and Public Affairs; and Jamie Beard, administrative assistant, Anne Braden Institute.
Cardinal Experience: Meet Women's & Gender Studies and Sociology major McClain Owens
McClain is a senior Women's & Gender Studies and Sociology major from Lexington. She found her passion for social justice while at UofL. "UofL is a place you can find yourself."
UofL Pride Week and Deaf Awareness Week converge with notable Deaf activist Nyle Dimarco
Pride Week runs from September 24-28. This year, Deaf Awareness Week and Pride Week will be held simultaneously, gifting us with the opportunity to raise awareness about issues impacting multiple communities through an intersectional lens.
It Do Take Nerve: Drag as a Subversive Tool of Resistance
The Speed Art Museum to hold a drag show and open conversation with WFPL’s “Strange Fruit” podcast co-hosts Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner for the exhibition: "Breaking the Mold: Investigating Gender at the Speed Art Museum.”The event is part of the Dialogues on Gender series
Speed Cinema to screen ‘”Whose Streets?”, a chronicle of events during the Ferguson protests
WGS Professor Kaila Story provides her insights into the events surrounding the white police officer shooting of 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown in 2014.
UofL named 2017 Best of the Best Top 25 LGBTQ friendly Colleges & Universities by Campus Pride
For the second year in a row UofL was named in Top 25 LGBTQ friendly campuses by Campus Pride.
Professor Kaila Story featured on NBC News
Professor Kaila Story (Women's and Gender Studies) was interviewed by NBC News in June, 2017. In the interview, Prof. Story discusses her background and describes courses she teaches at UofL that explore how gender, sexuality and race intersect to form an identity.
A&S faculty collaborate on social justice research
The Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research, is led by co-principal investigators Cate Fosl, professor of women’s and gender studies, and director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research in the College of Arts & Science, and Enid Trucios-Haynes, professor in the Brandeis School of Law and director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice.
Social justice hub awarded funding through 21st Century Initiative
Prof. Cate Fosl, Women’s & Gender Studies/director and Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and Prof. Enid Trucios-Haynes, Brandeis School of Law/director and Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, the Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research will examine diversity and equity issues, and take a coordinated approach to social justice research, creative activity and advocacy on campus and in the community.
UofL named top LGBTQ-friendly university
UofL is one of only 16 schools in the nation to earn five stars out of five in the Campus Pride Index created by Campus Pride, a national nonprofit that rates universities according to their support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.
A&S sophomore to speak at Ali memorial service
College of Arts & Sciences sophomore Natasha Mundkur will join a distinguished group of speakers, including former president Bill Clinton, King Abdullah of Jordan and actor Billy Crystal, in honoring the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali at the public memorial service Friday, June 10, in Louisville.
A&S junior Hannah Wilson earns Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar
College of Arts & Sciences junior Hannah Wilson (Political Science, Women’s & Gender Studies, and Philosophy) has earned a Truman Scholarship, a prominent award given to just 54 U.S. college students this year and valued at $30,000. She is Kentucky’s only 2016 Truman Scholar.
Kentucky’s Hidden Past Rediscovered
Heritage Project aims to preserve and share the state’s LGBTQ history.
I think, therefore I QUESTION
Meet Prof. Karen Christopher. Prof. Christopher is Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Sociology. Prof. Christopher's research explores the intersections of gender, race, and class in the family, labor market, and welfare state.