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Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies Council

Co-chaired by Professor Yasmine Ergas and Professor Alondra Nelson, the WGSS Council is a network of leaders of centers, institutes, and initiatives at Columbia University dedicated to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. The goal of the WGSS Council—established in 2013, with support from the Vice Provost for Academic Planning and the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion, and with the co-sponsorship of the Dean ​of​ the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the Executive Vice President of Arts and Sciences—is to bring faculty and administrators from across the university together to share information and resources. The hope is that these conversations will foster fruitful collaborations in curriculum, research, and programming and highlight the breadth of gender and sexuality studies at Columbia. For more information, please click here for the 2014-15 Annual Report.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award 2016 – 17

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Through a generous $100,000 matching grant from the Ford Foundation, Re:Gender has established the Mariam Chamberlain Dissertation Award to honor and extend founding President Dr. Mariam K. Cahmberlain’s work. The Award will enable Re:Gender to continue Mariam’s interest in promoting mentorship as well as high-level scholarship. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award will create an opportunity for a first-generation college graduate, including immigrant students, to continue working on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over an academic year. $10,000 will be awarded annually. Read More

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Call For Papers: Global History of Black Girlhood Conference

Deadline: August 15, 2016

The Global History of Black Girlhood Conference will gather scholars from diverse disciplines to explore new approaches to black girls’ history. This conference’s emphasis on diasporic black girlhood will make it the first to expand the frame of the new subfield in “black girls’ studies” to include work on girls of African descent in Europe, Africa and the Americas together. What does it mean to think about black girls’ studies through a global lens? The first day of the conference will begin with public papers that explore the meaning of black girl pasts in various transnational and/or local contexts, with commentary that highlights shared findings and regional divergences. Conference presenters will receive an honorarium. More Info

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Women in Energy Lunch and Roundtable Discussion with Ellen Williams

Tues., May 24, 2016, 12-1:30pm

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a Women in Energy lunch and roundtable discussion with Dr. Ellen Williams is the Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E). Dr. Williams will discuss her current job, career paths, and perspectives on what it means to be a female leader in the energy industry. This event is open to current female students. Since space is limited, RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come basis until capacity is reached. Please only RSVP if you can commit to attending. Lunch will be provided.


Women Who Code

Wed. May 25, 2016, 7-7:30pm

Interested in learning more about bioinformatics? This introductory workshop is designed to expose PhD students and postdocs in the biomedical sciences to the basics of analyzing genome-wide gene expression data. This lecture will focus on basic experimental design.

Annual Women in Science at Columbia Student-Alumni Networking Reception

Wed., June 1, 2016, 6-8:00pm

Please join Women in Science at Columbia at the 4th Annual WISC Student-Alumni Networking Reception.This reception is a great opportunity to build your network of Columbia alumni from the STEM fields, as well as meet fellow graduate students with similar interests. This event is open only to current Columbia M.A. and PhD students in the STEM fields as well as Columbia alumni from the STEM fields. Price: free of charge. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Save the Date: Queer Disruptions: A National Conference on Gender and Sexuality

October 13-14, 2016

Please save the date for “Queer Disruptions: A National Conference on Gender and Sexuality” hosted by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Council and the Office of the Provost at Columbia University.

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WGSSC FACULTY IN THE NEWS

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Students Examine Gender Issues and Migration in Overseas Collaboration

SIPA students have been working with Professor Yasmine Ergas, director of the specialization on Gender and Public Policy, to look into the gendered nature of migration experience and migration law. READ MORE

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Feminist to the Core: Adding Intro Courses as Options for the Global Core

Clara Beccaro and Supriya Ganesh, first year students in women’s and gender studies, argued for introductory courses in Women and Gender Studies and Sexuality to become part of the options for the Global Core. READ MORE

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Women Deans Discuss Transformative Power of Leadership

Seven women deans from schools across Columbia participated in the third annual Frantz Society for Women Faculty lecture and discussed what it means to be a woman leader in an academic setting. READ MORE