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Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

The Center for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program that draws upon all departments at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, to provide a systematic analysis of gendered experiences in society through classes, programs, a major and a minor These courses and programs are relevant for women and men seeking a fuller understanding of past, present, future, cultural, historical, and public policy of social trends.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor


Students: All UW-Parkside students, no matter what gender, are eligible to submit work for the Teresa Peck Award. Submissions are due by April 6, and this year's Teresa Peck Award Reception will be on April 29th. Please check out the instructions and guidelines below!


The Gender, Race, and Class book discussion group has an exciting line up for 2015-2016. This group is open to the public--any community member can attend--and meets monthly in Tallent Hall L182 from 3:30 to 5 PM. There is free parking in the Tallent Hall lot. This year's books include: Kristin Hannah's Nightingale (9/18/15), Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (10/16/15), Julie Orringer's Invisible Bridge (11/20/15), Christinea Baker Kline's Orphan Train (1/15/16), Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road To The Deep North (2/19/16), Nancy Horan's Loving Frank (3/18/16), Lisa Lee's China Dolls (4/15/16) and Alan Brennert's Honolulu (5/20/16).

Dr. Linda Crafton, Co-Director
CART 220

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Teresa Peck Award


The Teresa Peck Award is a monetary award given each year for the best gender-related paper, project, or creative work written or produced by a University of Wisconsin-Parkside male or female student during the 2014 calendar year as well as the Spring 2015 semester. Only those students enrolled at UW Parkside as full-time students are eligible.

The paper/creative work must have a feminist and/or gender, and/or sexuality studies objective and/or reflect a feminist/ gender/sexuality studies creative or theoretical approach or analysis. Revision of papers with the advice of the recommending faculty member is encouraged.  Students can submit more than one piece of work, but the submissions will be considered separately rather than in combination. Active members of the Center for Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies will read/view the work and make final determinations regarding the winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).

Criteria include:

  • value of the work to the field,
  • appropriate research methodology,
  • creativity of approach, and
  • critical or theoretical insight. 

Sources should be documented by using MLA style or whatever documentation system is appropriate for the academic discipline (check with the instructor if in doubt), and the paper should be free of grammatical, technical, and structural errors.

Academic papers should be at least 9-10 pages long but no longer than 20 pages including reference list/ bibliography.  Creative/art productions should include statement of production process and author intent (can be separate or included in the cover letter described below). Bibliography should include only citations for sources that are clearly and actively used in the paper. As with any academic assignment, students are responsible to the UW system policy related to academic misconduct. For helpful guidelines concerning plagiarism, students may wish to consult:

Submissions should include a cover letter explaining the nature of the work along with a current address, phone number, and e-mail address. Entries should be e-mailed to: or delivered to WGSS Director's Office:  Dr. Linda K. Crafton, CART 220


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