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.
Our WMST librarian, Judith Markowitz, has created a portal to a number of open access feminist journals. We are hoping to get a more permanent fixture on our website for this resource port, but until then, here is a link. [http://lib.guides.umd.edu/womens_studies]
Please see attached document for Graduate course listings, Fall 2013 [Grad Courses Fall 2013]
Read about our new cohort, graduate students' publications and awards, and other grad program news in the Graduate Director's Newsletter, Fall 2012 [PDF]
Applications for the Women's Studies Graduate Certificate Program are considered twice per year: for fall admission, applications must be received by April 15; for spring admission, applications must be received by November 15.
Women's Studies celebrates our May 2012 graduates, including newly minted PhDs Rajani Seetal Bhatia and Geneviève Pagé; MA recipients Jeannette Irene Kiyoko Soon-Ludes, Lara Piccolo Torsky, and Katie Marie White; and numerous undergraduates who completed our major, certificate program, and/or Black Women's Studies minor. Congratulations, all! Special congratulations to Charissa Powell, recipient of our Undergraduate Award, and Dr. Bhatia, Graduate Speaker at the American Studies and Women's Studies Commencement ceremony. A PDF of her speech is available here.
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Come to Looney's on Thursday, April 18th for lunch or dinner - with the attached flier, a percentage of your bill will go to Triota, the Women's Studies Honor Society! [PDF Flyer]
Join us for the final speaker of the 2013 Transnational South Asia colloquium. On April 4th at 5:00pm, Abha Sur, Professor in Women's and Gender Studies at MIT, will give a talk titled "Dispersed Radiance: Caste and Gender in Indian Science." The event will be held in room 4172, A.V. Williams Bldg. See flyer for additional details. [PDF Flyer]
Thinking of majoring, minoring or getting a certificate in Women's Studies? Join us for an ice cream social, where you can get to know the program and meet the faculty. This event is April 9th, from 4-5pm in the conference room in Woods Hall (2101R). Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 3rd. [PDF Flyer]
Join us for the second speaker of the 2013 Transnational South Asia colloquium. On March 28th at 3:30pm, Vivek Bald, Associate Professor, MIT and documentary filmmaker, will give a talk titled "Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian Americans." The event will be held in room 2110, Taliaferro Hall. See flyer for additional details. [PDF Flyer]
"Achieving Workplace Gender Equity: The Art of the Possible - What’s Achievable in the U.S." is a Women's Studies sponsored event, in the "Gender, Finance, and Power" lecture series. This lecture will feature Dr. Heidi Hartmann, who is is the President of the Washington-based Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), a scientific research organization that she founded in 1987 to meet the need for women-centered, policy-oriented research. The event is on Monday, March 11th, from 4-5:30pm in (0102) Francis Scott Key Hall. For more information, see flyer. [PDF Flyer]
Join us for the first speaker of the 2013 Transnational South Asia colloquium. On March 1st at 4pm, Kamala Visweswaran, Associate Professor, UT-Austin, will discuss the topic"Genocide/Gender." The talk will be held in the Merill Room 2120, Key Hall. See flyer for additional details. [PDF Flyer]
"Interrupting Violence: Conversations with Ameena Matthews" is an event sponsored by Women's Studies. Join us on Monday, February 25th, for a full-movie screening of "The Interrupters," a documentary about the violence interrupters in Chicago, and on Tuesday, the 26th, for "Interrupting Violence: A Critical Discussion," where Ameena Matthews will be featured on the panel. There will be a rich conversation amongst community activists, authors, and scholars addressing violence within our communities, potential solutions, and the role of gender in the representation and reproduction of violence. See flyer for details. [PDF Flyer]
The Center for East Asian Studies presents, "The Rise of Divorce in East Asia," a panel discussion, Friday, March 1, 2013, 10:00am-12:30pm, McKeldin Library Special Events Room (Room 6137). Panelists will discuss the rising rate of divorce in China, Japan, and Korea, utilizing both qualitative and quantitative perspectives. Speakers include: Anthropologist Allison Alexy, University of Virginia; Jing Lin, Professor of Education, University of Maryland; and Sociologist Hyunjoon Park, University of Pennsylvania. Seung-kyung Kim, Director of the Center for East Asian Studies, will serve as moderator. [PDF Flyer]
Join us for the Spring 2013 Transnational South Asia colloquium. Speakers include Kamala Visweswaran, Associate Professor, UT-Austin, on March 1st; Vivek Bald, Assistant Professor, MIT and documentary filmmaker, on March 28; and Abha Sur, Women's and Gender Studies, MIT, on April 4th. Please see flyer for additional details regarding topics, times, and locations. [PDF Flyer]
The Center for East Asian Studies’ Friday Lunch Break Series presents Dr. Seung-kyung Kim: "South Korean Feminists’ Bargain: Feminist Discourse and the Movement to Abolish Prostitution," Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 12-1:30pm, Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. This event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served! If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Denise Shupiko at email@example.com. [PDF Flyer]
Join us for an artist talk and performance by the Baltimore-based artist Ayako Kataoka, whose work explores sound, space, perception, movement, and Japanese mythology. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 4pm in the Women's Studies Multimedia Studio, 0135 Taliaferro. [PDF Flyer]
TRIOTA, the Women's Studies Honor Society, is sponsoring Women's Studies Grad Night, Thursday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. in the UMD Career Center (3rd floor Hornbake Library). The evening is designed to bring together graduates of the University of Maryland’s Women’s Studies program and current students for a discussion about graduating with a Women’s Studies degree. In a Q&A format, current students will be asking alumni questions about their experiences related to their degree and how they have used their degree after college. This will be followed by mingling, networking and snacks. Following the event will be a brief information session about applying to graduate school. Students can stick around to learn more about that post-undergrad avenue. [PDF Flyer]
Interested in majoring, minoring, or getting a certificate in Women's Studies? Come to our ice cream social, Weds Nov 14, 4-5pm in 2101R Woods. [PDF Flyer]
"Reproductive Justice, Race, and the US Elections" will be a forum, moderated by Dr. Ashwini Tambe, held in the Nyumburu Multipurpose Room, October 23rd, from 6-8pm. Please join us for an informative public conversation on the history of reproductive rights in the United States, with an eye on the needs of women of color. This forum will illuminate the problems that underprivileged women face around sexual and reproductive health. Speakers will include Carol McDonald, the Director of Strategic Partnerships, for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, as well as Salina Rivera and Cristina Khan, trip leaders of Alternative Break Puerto Rico. [PDF Flyer]
POC ZINE PROJECT presents Race Riot! Tour, making zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share. Various presenters will discuss activism and community building through materiality. Join us on Saturday, October 6th, from 1-3pm in the Women's Studies Multimedia Studio, Taliafero 0135. [PDF Flyer]
Join the Department of Women's Studies in welcoming Ava DuVernay, 2012 Sundance Best Director for her film, Middle of Nowhere, to UMD. She will meet to discuss her films, innovative marketing, and distribution strategies. Thursday, September 20, 2012, 4-5:30pm, Nyumburu Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room, UMD. [PDF Flyer]
Please join the Department of Women's Studies at the inaugural event in the TD Ameritrade-sponsored lecture series on Gender, Finance and Power, with Dr. Melissa S. Fisher, Visiting Scholar, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, and Ellen Koplow, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of TD Ameritrade. Monday, September 24, 2012, 3-5pm, Lucille Maurer Leadership Library, 1126 Taliaferro Hall. [PDF Flyer]
Visit the CRGE's Academic Diversity Calendar of Events, highlighting UMD's rich community of scholars, departments and research centers which focus on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Video documentation of events in the Women's Studies Multimedia Studio is now archived on Vimeo! Please visit our page and spread the word.
See our events archive for a recap of 2011-12 programming, including campus visits from Angela Davis, Kara Keeling, E. Patrick Johnson, the Mobile Homecoming Project, Sara Marcus, and Florence Howe; plus a screening of documentary films on women in music, and a Pop-Up Zine Library in the WMST Multimedia Studio.