Scholarship on Display: Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
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- Open to the public
The Women’s Studies Program at William & Mary was always destined to be bigger than its name implied. In 1991, the program emerged with its own major, but the birth of feminist research at William & Mary preceded this formal recognition. The inaugural Women’s Studies course was conceived by a group of Arts & Sciences faculty who recognized and valued the interrelations between gender studies and their own areas of scholarship. In 2013, the program was renamed Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, a change that reflects the program’s aspirations for the growth of feminist research and activism at William & Mary. Today, the program’s reach connects faculty and students from all corners of campus. The humanities, the sciences, the social sciences, and the professional schools all share a collaborative voice in GSWS at William & Mary.
On display here is an interdisciplinary collection of scholarship and research works by GSWS core and affiliated faculty. From transgender literary studies to marital law review; from women in ancient science to domestic labor in Turkey; from racial and sexual violence in the postemancipation South to the politics of reproduction, GSWS faculty confront existing ideological frameworks in which women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and other underrepresented groups are marginalized. By engaging students in internships, activism, technological inquiry, and research, GSWS faculty connect scholarship at William & Mary to the global community.
Jennie Davy, W&M Libraries Exhibits Manager | Phone: 757.221.3062 | [[jadavy]]