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.
---Donnesha Blake, Avery Dame, Eve Grice, Tangere Hoagland, Sun Hye Kim, Sina Lee, and Justin Sprague, for passing their General Exams.
---Laura Brunner, Michele Prince, and Jessica Vooris for passing their Major Field Exams.
---yh Patt, Jeannette Soon-Ludes, and Katie White, for successfully defending their dissertation prospectuses.
Our application deadline is December 2nd, 2013. Our online admissions process can be found at http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/application. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Cliffornia Pryor at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Deborah Rosenfelt at email@example.com
November 15th is the deadline to submit applications for the Graduate Certificate. You can find the form under the "Academics" tab.
Read about our new cohort, graduate students’ publications and awards, and other grad program news in the Graduate Director’s Newsletter, Fall 2013 [Newsletter]
"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]
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]