Registration for Spring 2019 ends soon!

Schedule adjustment ends on Friday, February 8th, so make sure to register for your classes before then.  This is the last day for add/drop for Spring 2019.

Lists of undergraduate Women’s Studies, LGBT Studies, and Black Women’s Studies courses currently being offered can be found on our courses page. Need assistance with advising, enrolling in courses, or other concerns? Make an appointment to meet with the undergraduate advisor, JV Sapinoso, at

For help with WMST graduate courses, contact Robert Burgard at

February 2019

Social Justice Hangout

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:00-2:00pm, 2101R Woods Hall

Join the Department of Women’s Studies for our monthly Social Justice Hangout. This month’s topic is “Global Colorism.” We will look at images and listen to opinions that will help us understand the roots of, define, and discuss how colorism shapes interactions and societies globally. All are welcome to the hangout, and drop in for as much time as you can. Lunch will be provided.

Careers in Women’s and Gender Issues

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:00-6:00pm, University Career Center, 3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South

The University Career Center will be hosting a panel of alumni and professionals working in fields related to and supporting women and gender issues. Come to the event to learn about careers related to Women’s Studies, and hear from confirmed panelists:

  • Joanna Silver, Attorney/Federal Public Defender
  • Duy-Khuong Van, Graphic Designer, Webmaster/Typesetter for the journal Feminist Studies
  • Dresden Koons, Former Head of the Lower School & Current Middle School Teacher, St. Andrews Episcopal School
  • Mahelet Kebede, Manager, Health Care Access, NASTAD
  • Harper Jean Tobin, Director of Policy, National Center for Transgender Equality

This panel is co-sponsored by the Department of Women’s Studies.

Self-Care as Self-Love

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:00-2:00pm, 2101R Woods Hall

Recharge and unwind in this “hands-on” peer-led workshop. We will share tools and resources for self-care in an increasingly stressful world. Thinking about self-care somewhat removed from capitalist modes of consumption (i.e. spa days, retail therapy) we will talk about concrete strategies and tools for prioritizing wellness every day and in crisis.


March 2019

Social Justice Hangout

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 12:00-2:00pm, 2101R Woods Hall

Join the Department of Women’s Studies for our monthly Social Justice Hangout. The theme for this month will relate to Women’s History Month. More details will be posted soon.

Gender, Finance, and Power Panel

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:00-5:30pm, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

Join the Department of Women’s Studies as we celebrate Women’s History Month with the Gender, Finance, and Power Panel discussion. The panel will explore the role of business, finance, and power and its relationship to gender in its multiple manifestations in the lives of women. Money, wealth, and assets are associated with power and white male gender in the U.S. Our panelists will discuss the intersections of finance and power, provide information on how to begin the accumulation of wealth early in life, and the role of entrepreneurship as a mechanism for asset building and strategies for successfully engaging in business development. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Cynthia Stevens of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and will include speakers Maura Schauss, CFP of Washington Wealth Advisors, Dr. Elizabeth Toth of the Department of Communication, Marva Jo Camp, Esq., vice-chair of the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, and Dr. Helene Rodriguez McConnell of the SMC Business Group.