Events

October

Alexis Lothian, From Transformative Works to #transformDH: Digital Humanities as (Critical) Fandom

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:30pm, 0301 Hornbake Library, MITH Conference Room
Part of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) Digital Dialogue Series
Participants in creative fan communities have theorized their own knowledge production as in conversation with, yet distinct from both media industrial and academic models; drawing from these approaches enables us to understand “digital humanities” as a phenomenon that need not be contained within the bounds of the academy. In this talk, Lothian argues that digital humanities is a fandom — and that there is much to learn from attending to its processes and practices through the lenses developed both by fan studies scholars and by fans themselves.

Michelle Singletary, The Color of Money

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:30-6pm, Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall
Sponsored by the Department of Women’s Studies, TD Ameritrade, and the Robert H. Smith School of Business
Michelle Singletary, author and award-winning nationally syndicated for The Washington Post, will be speaking on campus as part of the Gender, Finance, and Power Lecture. Singeltary’s personal finance column is carried in about 100 newspapers across the U.S. Her work focuses on money management and empowerment. She is the author of three books, including her most recent work, The 21 Day Financial Fast: Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom. Singletary is a graduate of UMD with a degree in Radio, Television, and Film. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Winter Term Registration Opens

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Courses of interest offered this winter term include:

WMST 298D Women’s Bodies in Contention
WMST 498M Women and the Civil Rights Movement
LGBT 398L LGBT Stories: Page, Stage, and Screen

November

Apply for the Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies

Deadline Saturday, November 15, 2014
Graduate students enrolled in other graduate degree programs at the University of Maryland are eligible to apply for the graduate certificate in Women’s Studies. The Certificate requires a minimum of 18 credit hours which provides students with an integrative and interdisciplinary academic encounter with the contributions and challenges of feminist inquiry, as well as supports student’s particular research specialty. See more information about the Graduate Certificate and how to apply.

December

Apply for the Ph.D. in Women’s Studies

For Best Consideration Deadline Monday, December 1, 2014
Our doctoral students have the opportunity to engage in innovative and dynamic scholarship on women, gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity. Our department is a site where the systematic study and development of interdisciplinary theories and methodologies is encouraged. Our students pursue their inquiries drawing on both historical and contemporary contexts, and we strongly encourage independent research and course work that engage questions of difference and power.

Our Ph.D. program offers five overlapping areas of emphasis:

  • Gender, Race, Racialization, and/or Diaspora Studies;
  • Women’s Movements, Global and Local;
  • Bodies, Genders, Sexualities;
  • Gendered Labor: Households and Communities;
  • Art, Culture, Technologies, and Social Change

See more information about application requirements, including frequently asked questions. Contact Ms. Cliffornia Royals Pryor (choward3@umd.edu) or Dr. Michelle V. Rowley (mrowley1@umd.edu) with any additional questions.