Please consult the Online Calendar of Events for GWS-sponsored and other campus events.
Gender & women's studies in action
Over the past few years, students in Gender & Women's Studies classes have taken an active role on and off-campus. See the Student Experience section for details.
2011 Centennial Event
On April 14, 2011, Paula J. Giddings, the Elizabeth A. Woodson 1922 Professor of Afro-American Studies at Smith College, gave the first of two Centennial lectures on gender and race issues in a historical context, "The Work Can Never Die: Ida B. Wells, 1911 and the Quest for Immortality." Giddings also participated in a panel discussion with Connecticut College faculty members that helped contextualize the founding year, "1911 in Transnational Perspective."
CONNworks and Gender Grubs faculty forums
The department of Gender and Women's Studies and the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) team up during the academic year to alternate offering "CONNWorks" and "Gender Grubs."
CONNWorks is a forum to present faculty research-in-progress and receive insightful feedback from colleagues throughout the College. Gender Grubs is a forum to discuss pedagogy; faculty present syllabi for review and sharing as a way to encourage transnational feminist content and pedagogy (or, on occasion, to discuss issues pressing to the GWS associated faculty).
In this endeavor, the GWS department and CCSRE are keeping their "brand names" but combining efforts to share research and teaching on race and gender. We hope that this effort will encourage us to think in a more complex manner about how race and gender work together, even as some of us might focus more on one or the other analytic. Projects will likely include class, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality and/or other factors.