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I think, therefore I TUNE IN
Meet Popular Music Maven Proffessor Diane Pecknold. Prof. Pecknold, a professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, focuses on popular culture of the twentieth century, with a particular emphasis on the ways that gender and race have shaped the production and reception of popular music.
I think, therefore I am #flawless
Meet Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Kaila Story. Prof. Story is Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, with a joint appointment in the Department of Pan-African Studies. She holds the Audre Lorde Chair in Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In this Q&A, we learn about Prof. Story’s interest in the intersections of gender, race, and sexuality both now and in the very ancient past, and that you don’t need to be a good dancer to love to dance.
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.
Kentucky’s Hidden Past Rediscovered
Heritage Project aims to preserve and share the state’s LGBTQ history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sociology/WGS Faculty and Graduate Students Co-Author Study on Motherhood, Media, and Body
Karen Christopher (Sociology/WGS), Brittany M. Williams (WGS M.A., 2013), and Jennifer Sinski (PhD candidate, Sociology) recently published an exploration of the ways mothers' perceptions of their own postpartum bodies are affected by popular magazine profiles of celebrity moms. The project grew out of Williams's Master's thesis.
Growing and Glowing
Every Monday, a group of African-American middle-school girls gathers at the Louisville Urban League to talk, reflect on their experiences, and be inspired. This is the Girls League of the West, or GLOW, a weekly afterschool program established by A&S students Maya White and Mahogany Mayfield in partnership with the Louisville Urban League.
WGS launches 100% online B.A. degree
Students can now obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies entirely online.
Cardinal Experience: Meet Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Sociology major McClain Owens
McClain is a senior Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Sociology major from Lexington. She found her passion for social justice while at UofL. "UofL is a place you can find yourself."
‘Man Up:’ Queer Identities and the Spirit of Radical Dissidence
Annual Minx Auerbach Lecture featuring Cherrie Moraga.
Why STEM Students Need Gender Studies
Gender studies scholarship and practice contribute to student development and to faculty networking.
Making the Invisible Visible
If you think nobody needs a women's and gender studies class, you need a women's and gender studies class.
ABI, headed by WGST professor Dr. Cate Fosl, receives award for research on history of the LGBTQ movement in Kentucky
The Anne Braden Institute 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.
UofL adds new LBTQ+ academic certificate
Professors at the University of Louisville say it's the first of its kind in the country. Thursday, UofL's board of trustees approved a new academic certificate.
This Talk Will Boost Your Testosterone! Examining Claims Around Sex Hormones
The 2020 Minx Auerbach Lecture in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will be presented by Dr. Rebecca Jordan-Young on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 5:30 PM in Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium.
All Eyes on Louisville
All Eyes on Louisville: Spring 2021 Social Justice Speaker Series
All eyes must remain on Louisville until justice is won. The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies conducted a virtual series that celebrated the work that Louisville’s local leaders are doing on behalf of our collective freedom.
Racing With Sex Hormones
2021 Minx Auerbach Lecture in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies welcomes Dr. Rebecca Jordan-Young this year. Dr. Jordan Young is an interdisciplinary feminist scientist and science studies scholar whose work explores the reciprocal relations between science and the social hierarchies of gender, sexuality, class, and race. She is the author of Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences; and Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography.