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Upcoming Events

29 Jan

Creating New Learning Legacies Today: Mining Women’s Cross-Cultural Teaching Stories for Civic Engagement Models Book Talk & Signing with Dr. Sarah Robbins
5:00 PM in Palko 130

Dr. Sarah Robbins’ recently published book, Learning Legacies, spotlights women writer-educators of the past whose stories can inspire community building today. One chapter highlights work by African American teachers and students from Spelman College. Another revisits settlement house collaborative learning in urban Chicago. Robbins also honors Native women educators’ nurturing models. Overall, Learning Legacies shows readers women’s leadership in American education and in writing about that vital work–writing that is now guiding new civic projects promoting social justice. Robbins’s talk will share ways her own public humanities work is now being shaped by doing research for this book.

Please RSVP

To bring a class email:

College of Education, Department of English, CRES, & WGST



13 Feb

Discussion with Noble Laureate and Frost Foundation Lecturer Leymah Gbowee
1pm-2pm in Tucker 139

Join us for a discussion on the role of women in global activist movements. Ms. Gbowee’s leadership in Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace contributed to the ending of the Second Liberian Civil War. Ms. Gbowee was honored with a Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her work. Her story was prominently featured in the 2008 documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell.

Co-sponsored with the Department of Social Work.

This is a brown bag lunch event. Coffee and desserts will be provided.





21 Feb

Faculty/Staff Celebration of Research
5 PM in Beck & Geren: BLUU

We will celebrate the publications of Women & Gender Studies affiliate faculty and staff. Refreshments served.




21 Feb

Claudia V. Camp Faculty Research Award Lecture by Dr. Charlotte Hogg — Sorority Rhetorics: Heritage, History, & Sisterhood
7 PM in BLUU Ballroom

Dr. Hogg’s work traces how dominant culture is shaped, sustained, and challenged by organizations that impact millions of women throughout college and beyond. Her research is the first on sororities in the field of rhetorical studies—the study of effective, persuasive communication—and considers how foundational sorority practices, such as teaching histories to new members, commemoration ceremonies for collegians and alums, and recruitment, demonstrate purposeful rhetorical work that influences values, particularly in terms of power and privilege.




19 Mar

Conversation with Religion Green Chair Lecturer, Dr. Marla Frederick

As part of the Religion Department’s Green Chair visit, Dr. Marla Frederick will lead a discussion for members of the WGST community on March 19 or March 20. Time/Location/Topic: TBA

Marla F. Frederick

Professor of African and African American Studies and of Religion
Director of Graduate Studies, Harvard University
Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion 2011-2012

Marla Frederick is Morris Kahn Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and the Study of Religion. She is the author of Between Sundays: Black Women and Everyday Struggles of Faith, a richly detailed ethnography exploring the complex lives and faith commitments of women in rural North Carolina. Her co-authored book, Local Democracy Under Siege: Activism, Public Interests and Private Politics, won the 2008 Best Book Award from the Society for the Anthropology of North America.




28 Mar

A Panel on Intimate Partner Violence
5 PM in SWR LH-1

Panelists will include victim advocates, assistant district attorneys, law enforcement, and social workers.

Co-sponsored by Department of Social Work.




11 Apr

Take Back the Night

Details TBA

Co-Sponsored by Department of Social Work, TCU Wellness Center, and TCU CARE



14 Apr

Garden Party
4-6PM in TBA

Join WGST for its annual year-end spring celebration of the year’s successes, including the honoring of graduates and award winners, the Triota induction ceremony, and naming of the 2018 Jean-Giles Sims Wise Woman Award winner! Location will be sent to guests via email.




27 Apr

WGST Undergraduate Symposium
2:00 PM-5:00 PM in RJH 215

Celebrate undergraduate work focused on women, gender, and sexuality, including the presentation of our Advanced Seminar students’ Community Action Plan projects and our first Llangollen Undergraduate Research Award winners.