The Center for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program that draws upon all departments in the University to provide a
systematic analysis of women's experiences in society through classes, programs, and a major and minor in The Center for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
These courses and programs are relevant for women and men seeking a fuller understanding of past, present,
future, cultural, historical, and public policy social trends.
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor
Dr. Carole Gottlieb Vopat (English) will be giving a talk on April 15th at noon in the Library Overlook lounge. Food will be served.
Her lecture, entitled 'Women and the Holocaust: Same Hell, Different Horrors,' addresses the on-going controversy over viewing camp experience through the lens of gender. Reputable scholars point out that women were persecuted as Jews, not because they were women, and imply that a focus on women privileges one gender over another - as if there were a competition between them for the greatest misery.
While all Jews underwent immeasurable and ineffable suffering, as women's bodies and socializations differed from those of men, so their camp experiences differed. In the same Hell, women underwent horrors particular to women. Dr. Vopat will discuss these issues, as well as the many roles women assumed beyond that of victim.
April 10, 2013 'The Visible War' in the Cinema at 12 noon
April 15, 2013 'Women and the Holocaust' presented by Dr. Carole Gottlieb Vopat, Library Overlook Lounge, 12 noon
April 24, 2013 'Loopholes: Failure to Protect American Indian Women' presented by Rita Altemeyer, Library Overlook Lounge, 12 noon
April 25, 203 'The History of the American Woman Suffrage Movement' presented by Dr. Sandra Moats, Oak Room, 12:30 pm
May 1, 2013 Teresa Peck Award Reception, Library Overlook Lounge, 12 noon
May 6, 2013 'Inter-Sex, Gender, and Societal Expectations' presented by Quinn Ryshkus, Library Overlook Lounge, 12 noon
On April 25th at 12:30 in the Oak Room, Dr. Sandy Moats (History) will be giving a talk on the subject of woman's suffrage. this lecture will look at the long, hard fought struggle that two generations of women suffragists engaged in to achieve the vote, beginning with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 and culminating with the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. We invite you to attend and encourage your student to attend this talk. Food will be served.
Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Activists!
Plan to Participate in the 2013 Wisconsin Women's Studies and LGBTQ Conference
October 18-20, 2013
Pyle Center and the Red Gym, UW-Madison
Seeking proposals from across the disciplines addressing research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work and/or community activism in the fields of:
Women's Studies, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, and Sexuality Studies, especially as they as they intersect with such areas as: Ethnic Studies, Disability Studies, International Studies, Peace Studies, and Sustainability Studies, and other inter-disciplines.
Conference Proposals Due March 15th, 2013