The Women's Studies department and faculty at the University of Maryland enjoy an international reputation for theoretical and methodological innovations and for their attention to curriculum transformation and transnational women's and gender studies institution building.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn about the resources available for Women's Studies research, scholarship, and community at Maryland.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2016 Graduates!

A big congratulations to graduating seniors! See the rest of you in the fall. We hope you each have a wonderful summer ahead!


Announcements

SAVE THE DATE - SEPT. 16, 2016
REIMAGINING EVERYTHING:
Women of Color Feminisms, Art, Culture, and the Humanities Symposium

9:15am-4:30pm, 1100 Tawes Hall,
University of Maryland, College Park

“The time has come for us to reimagine everything….We have to reimagine ourselves.”
–Grace Lee Boggs

Inspired by the words of revolutionary Grace Lee Boggs, this daylong event will be a transformative interdisciplinary conversation between 12 emerging dynamic scholars in the fields of Gender and Sexuality Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, and African American Studies. Speakers will provide critical discussion about subjects such as black feminist sexual politics, surveillance studies, immigration, the war on terror, HIV/AIDS and black communities, Chicana feminist praxis and digital humanities, queer of color performance art and culture, and interrogations of the human and art that speak to the important imaginative work Boggs understood as vital to social justice, activism, and revolution. Learn more and register online - http://ter.ps/reimagining

Reimagining Everything Save the Date

Congratulations to Angel Miles!

We are happy to announce that WMST PhD candidate Angel Miles is the recipient of the 2016 University of Maryland Graduate Student Distinguished Service Award, as well as the 2016 PCEMI Ethnic Minority Achievement Graduate Student Award! These campus wide service awards are in recognition of Angel's activism on behalf of disability rights.

Photos of Angel Miles at the University Awards Banquet

WMST/LGBT STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY

Thanks to all who joined us and made this event a success - it was stimulating and inspirational! For highlights and pictures of the event, see the May 6 edition of the Undergraduate E-News Bulletin.

WMST/LGBT Undergraduate E-Newsletter

The Department of Women's Studies introduces a regular e-newsletter for undergraduate students with information of relevance to those in the WMST major and certificate program, the LGBT Studies certificate and minor program, and the Black Women’s Studies minor. This newsletter will serve as a clearinghouse for announcements about upcoming events and deadlines as well as internship, research, and job opportunities. Find the Undergraduate E-Newsletter here.

Undergraduate Academic Advising

The Department of Women's Studies offers five options for undergraduate students: Major in Women's Studies; Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies; Certificate in Women's Studies; Minor in LGBT Studies; and a Minor in Black Women's Studies. Want to find out more? Make an advising appointment with the undergraduate advisor, Dr. JV Sapinoso, by visiting ter.ps/meetJV and selecting an available slot. Looking for classes? Review the lists of current course offerings.

News from the Graduate Director

For news, updates, and other information about graduate program, read the Fall 2015 Graduate Director's Newsletter. Or, visit the archive of Graduate Director's Newsletters.

Give to the Laura Nichols Women's Studies Undergraduate Award

From her arrival at the University of Maryland in 1987 to her retirement from the Department of Women's Studies in 2014, Laura Nichols served as Academic Advisor to all Women’s Studies majors and certificate students and also advised Black Women’s Studies minors. Her dedication to students’ success was unwavering and part of the legacy we hope to preserve through this award. Support this fund with a tax-deductible donation. Find out more about this and other Women's Studies giving opportunities.

Get more information at our Events, News, and Resources pages!

Women's Studies is the home of the LGBT Studies Program

Read more about the move, and about the history of LGBT Studies at UMD.