The WGSS Dept is now located in 318 BLAKE Hall, after our Summer 2013 move from Bailey Hall.
Founded in 1972, the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies fosters the interdisciplinary study of women, gender, and sexuality, through a rich multicultural and internationally informed academic environment. Our Program seeks to produce intellectually rigorous, analytical and creative work that embodies the perspective of gender in its local and global dimensions through teaching, research, and outreach activities.
Dear Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Majors and Minors,
WGSS now has their own Undergraduate Advising Specialist On board –
I am writing today with some exciting news. Katie Rockey, will serve as the Advising Specialist in WGSS effective immediately. In this role, Katie can assist with guiding you through your curriculum, work with you on your plan for graduation, and link you up with faculty mentors in the department. Since 2010, Katie has provided exemplary academic advising services to students and I'm confident that you will enjoy working with her to help achieve your educational goals. Katie is also a KU alumna who graduated with a BA in Psychology.
You can make an advising appointment with Katie by calling 785.864.3500 or by visiting Strong 109; Katie's email address is email@example.com.
Alesha E. Doan
Associate Professor Political Science
Chair: Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department
Thank you for your interest in our graduate programs in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. We offer both a Ph.D. and a Certificate.
Please see our information that is provided on our website: wgss.ku.edu.
If you have specific questions on the application process, please visit the Graduate Studies website: http://www.graduate.ku.edu see Admissions, and then see Application Process.
Our deadline for PhD applications will be Jan. 1, 2014.
- Major (to declare contact WGSS)
- Minors (to declare, contact WGSS)
- Graduate (to apply to either program click here)
The Spring 2014 course schedule is now online
WGSS & History Prof. Marta Vicente and WGSS 549 "History of Feminist Theory" students, Fall 2013.
Job Announcement: SEXUALITY STUDIES FACULTY POSITION
SEXUALITY STUDIES FACULTY POSITION - DIRECT LINK: http://jobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25752&siteid=5447&AReq=29BR
The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at the University of Kansas is seeking exceptional candidates for a tenure-track position in sexuality studies at the assistant professor level, expected to begin as early as Aug. 18, 2014. The successful candidate will help to realize the Department's goal of expanding and enhancing its interdisciplinary sexuality and LGBTQ courses and contributing to its WGSS Ph.D. program, undergraduate major, and minors in Women's Studies and in Human Sexuality, while complementing the existing strengths of the department.
The University of Kansas (KU) is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the AAU. KU is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community a short drive from Kansas City. The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies has a 40+ year history, an interdisciplinary faculty (8 core faculty members and a large courtesy and affiliated faculty), and graduate and undergraduate programs (a new Ph.D. program, a graduate certificate program, an undergraduate major in Women's Studies, and undergraduate minors in Women's Studies and in Human Sexuality).
The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to a climate of diversity at KU, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives:
1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; 2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; 3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and 4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities.
See www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/ for more information. A competitive salary will be offered that is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A Ph.D. or ABD is expected by the start date of appointment.
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/ and click "Search Faculty Jobs" or search by *sexuality*. Submit online a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of research experiences and interests, statement of teaching experiences and interests, one or more writing samples (article or chapter length, 3 MB limit), a single document that contains one or more sample course syllabi, and contact information for three references. AND, in addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to Prof. Charlene Muehlenhard, Sexuality Studies Search Committee Chair, Department of WGSS, University of Kansas, 318 Blake Hall, 1541 Lilac Lane, Lawrence, KS 66045-3129 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Initial review of applications will begin November 4, 2013, and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool. EOE M/F/D/V.
We are excited for the skills, background, and energy Prof. Doan is bringing to the program, and wish John Younger the best in his new position as Director of Jewish Studies.
A 40th Anniversary: February Sisters and the Birth of Women's Studies
On February 4, 1972, a group of women took over a building on campus and made some demands, including more women faculty and a women's studies program -- this event changed the face of KU and is the spark that led to our department.
WGSS celebrated the 40th anniversary of these events with a week-long series of talks, panel discussions, and art exhibits, culminating in a talk by Angela Davis and a banquet.
Angela Davis in Budig 120, February 7, 2012, 5-6 pm