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The Women’s Studies Department at the University of Maryland announces a Summer Technology Institute. Four days of interactive, experiential workshops designed to expand thinking about technology in women’s studies scholarship and teaching. Each day of the institute follows a model of “learn/think/play.” We learn from experts and each other; we think together; we play together with new technologies and new ideas. For more information and a complete agenda, please visit:

We are pleased to announce the merger of LGBT Studies Program and the Women's Studies Department. LGBT Studies and Women's Studies at Maryland have a long history of collaboration, and the teaching and research interests of the two units are closely allied. Bringing them together administratively will make new synergies possible by combining a range of approaches to the study of sex, gender, sexuality, and normativity on campus.

Current and future students interested in LGBTQ issues will be able to pursue either an LGBT certificate or a minor in LGBT Studies. The LGBT certificate is a 21-credit interdisciplinary course of study comprised of 15 required and 6 elective credits designed to complement any student's major field of study. The minor is a 15-credit interdisciplinary course of study comprised of 12 required and 3 elective credits.

‪Congratulations to undergraduates Molly N Bauman, Abigail Gartrell, Charlene Osei, Chelsea Pasahow, Chardai Stokes, Jordan Stoner, and Joan Tsai, who were inducted into TRIOTA, the Women's Studies honor society, at a ceremony on January 29, 2014.‬

Read about our new cohort, graduate students’ publications and awards, and other grad program news in the Graduate Director’s Newsletter, Fall 2013 [Newsletter]



Join us at Busboys and Poets for the "Women of Color and Mass Incarceration: A Community Forum," Monday, March 10 from 6-8pm. Forum features Nikki Jones, UC-Berkeley; Andrea James, Families for Justice and Healing; Ashley McSwain, Consultants for Change, Inc. See flyer for more info [PDF Flyer]

Rad Jobs for Feminist Grads/This, Too, Is Women’s Studies! Join us for a panel discussion featuring Kim Propeak, Policy Director, Casa of Maryland ; Maddie Barnett, National Campus Organizer, Feminist Majority Foundation; Kathleen St. Villier, Scholars Program Manager, For the Love of Children DC. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 6-8 p.m., 0135 Taliaferro (WMST Multimedia Studio). RSVP on Facebook:

"Women’s Activism, New Media and Socio-Political Change: The Case of Egypt and Iran" is a Women's Studies colloquium, featuring talks by Dr. Sahar Khamis and Dr. Fariba Parsa. It will be held on Friday, December 6th, from 12-1:30pm in the Women's Studies conference room. RSVP required to Cliffornia Pryor by Wednesday, December 4th at 3pm. See flyer for more details. [PDF Flyer]

Please join us for the Fall 2013 Transnational South Asia Colloquium. We are welcoming Dr. Amy Bhatt, whose talk is titled, "Labor Migration, Households, and the 'Transnational Housewife.'" This event will take place in the Women's Studies Conference room, Woods 2101, November 15th, from 3-5pm. See flyer for additional details. [PDF Flyer]

Pizza for majors! Please join Dr. Kim and Women's Studies majors for pizza and conversation on Wednesday, October 30 from 4—5 pm in the Women's Studies conference room. See flyer for details. [PDF Flyer]

Please join us today, October 28th, at 3pm in the Driskell Center for “Before Still…: Alison Saar’s Meditations on the Female Body.” Dr. Jessica Dallow (art historian at University of Alabama-Birmingham) will introduce attendees to the artwork of Alison Saar and highlight how Saar explores identity, materials, and motherhood through representations of the female body. The event includes a lecture, guided gallery walkthrough, and refreshments. Please see flyer for more details. [PDF Flyer]