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.
Congratulations to Sarah Faith Thompson (CC ’16 and Political Science major), winner of the 2016 IRWGS Women’s and Gender Studies Award for “Sexual Violence in Civil Wars: Strength, Organizational Control, and Rebel Groups,” and Thando Mlambo (BC ’16 and Africana Studies & Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies double major), winner of the 2016 IRWGS Queer Studies Award for “Destabilizing Nation and Culture: How Zanele Muholi and Queer South African Women are Creating Discursive Space through Visual Culture.”
The Department of English and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University invite applications for a jointly-appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in July 2017. They seek a dynamic teacher-scholar working at the intersection of literary studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. More Info
Do you want to meet female entrepreneurs who are building and growing their own businesses? Then apply to be an intern for the Million Dollar Women Summit in New York City. The MDW Summit will be held on March 23-24, 2017, and the organizers need interns to help them plan and run the event. You’ll get the opportunity to work alongside passionate women planning the Summit, to attend the Summit, and meet women entrepreneurs building businesses and successful female CEOs. Interested? Send an email to Julia@littlepim.com with why you like to intern and your qualifications. Seeking 3-4 interns.
YWCA-NYC is looking for a part-time STEM instructor: The Geek Girls Instructor is responsible for planning and facilitating the Fall STEM curriculum around the upcoming presidential election, including coding, design, app development, problem-solving and project management skills. Additional responsibilities include building positive relationships with a group of 25 high school girls; building resiliency strategies to counter negative stereotypes and foster confidence in STEM fields; and ensuring the learning outcomes for the class are met. More Info
The Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy Program is pleased to host a presentation and panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in the energy sector. We will be joined by Hosnia Hashim, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait (PIC), who will deliver opening remarks on pioneer efforts, progress, challenges and achievements in the oil sector of Kuwait. We will them move into an actively moderated panel to discuss diversity and inclusion in the broader energy sector. Distinguished experts joining Ms. Hashim on the panel will include: Dr. Ellen Morris, President and Founder of Sustainable Energy Solutions and Adjunct Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs; Dr. Phil Sharp, former President of Resources for the Future, Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, and Adjunct Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs; and Mona Sutphen, Partner of Macro Advisory Partner (moderator)
oin the Narrative, Health, and Social Justice Seminar for,”WHAP! The Women’s Health Project: Sharing our Stories Through Photovoice.” Karen Winkler, Hostos Community College, CUNY will be joined by Amy Russo, a graduate of the Sarah Lawrence College Health Advocacy Program, who has used photovoice in a project eliciting the stories of home health aides in Philadelphia.
Join IRWGS for, “Feminist to the Core: Sexual Violence Onstage: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Gionvanni.” The panel discussion will include: Ellie Hisama (Professor of Music, Columbia); Bonnie Gordon (Associate Professor of Music, University of Virginia); Elaine Sisman (Anne Parsons Bender Professor of Music, Columbia); and Micaela Baranello (McPherson/Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow, Smith College) co-sponsored with the Department of Music.
The University continues to tout this distinction in admissions brochures, but Columbia now remains unique from its peers for a different reason: It is the only Ivy League school without an LGBTQ center. READ MORE