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WGST faculty and affiliate awarded 2014 MU Faculty Achievement Awards in Diversity

Srirupa Prasad, assistant professor of women's and gender studies and sociology, and Mar Soria, assistant professor of Spanish and WGST affiliate, are recipients of the 2014 MU Faculty Achievement Awards in Diversity. This is an endowed award given annually by the University of Missouri Division of Student Affairs to three faculty members whose work elevates diversity and inclusion on the MU campus. The third recipient of this year's award is Chris Lee, assistant professor and undergraduate adviser in the Department of Biochemistry.

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2013-2014 Lecture Series Continues:
"Feminist Feelings: Emotion, Politics, and Experience."

Patricia Clough will present final lecture of this series April 11th.

Patricia Clough is professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York. She is author of Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Teletechnology (2000); Feminist Thought: Desire, Power and Academic Discourse (1994) and The End(s) of Ethnography: From Realism to Social Criticism (1998). She is editor of The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social (2007), a collection of essays by Sociology graduate students drawn from the dissertations. Clough's work draws on theoretical traditions concerned with technology, new media, affect, the unconscious, timespace and political economy.

Earlier Lectures in Feminist Feelings Series

Victoria Hesford presented "Feeling Historical: The Politics of Remembering Women's Liberation" on February 21, 2014. Victoria Hesford is Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies in the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory at Stony Brook University.

Miliann Kang's September 30, 2013 lecture, "How Does It Feel to Be Called a Tiger Mom?: Asian American Women, Racialized Mothering and Emotional Labor" was the kick off event for this year's Women's and Gender Studies lecture series, "Feminist Feelings: Emotion, Politics, and Experience." Dr. Kang is Associate Professor in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she is also affiliated faculty in Sociology and Asian/Asian American Studies.

WGST Faculty with Miliann Kang

From left to right: Zakiya Adair, Tola Pearce, Miliann Kang, Joan Hermsen, Elisa Glick.

Women's and Gender Studies hosts Susan Bordo

Women's and Gender Studies was pleased to host Chancellor's Distingtuished Visitor Susan Bordo this past November. Bordo, feminist scholar and cultural critic, Professor of English and Gender and Women's Studies, and Otis A. Singletary Chair in the Humanities at the University of Kentucky, presented a lecture entitled "The Creation of Anne Boleyn." Her latest book is The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013). Her visit to campus was sponsored by the departments of Women's & Gender Studies, History, Film Studies, English, and Communication; and the Chancellor's Distinguished Visitors Fund.

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WGST Faculty and Affiliates with Susan Bordo

Front row left to right: Rebecca Scott, Rebecca Martínez, Srirupa Prasad, Susan Bordo,
Mary Jo Neitz, Joan Hermsen, LeeAnn Whites. Back row: Elisa Glick.

Graduate Colloquium Series: Final Session in 2014

Graduate students, join us for the final session in the 2013-2014 WGST Graduate Student Colloquium Series. Chris Deutsch will present "'An Inexpensive Home for Girls': Life at the University of Missouri's Campbell-Harrison Home Economics House," Friday, April 18th at noon, 325 Strickland Hall.

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WGST Affiliate Receives 2013 Humanitarian Award from ICPT

Rangira Béa Gallimore, Associate Professor of French, was the recipient of the 2013 Humanitarian Award from the International Center for Psychosocial Trauma (ICPT). Dr. Gallimore received the award for her significant contributions in promoting the welfare of Rwandan women and children in the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda. Gallimore is the founder and president of Step Up! American Association for Rwandan Women. She is also a co-founder and member of the board of the Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center in Rwanda.

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WGST Faculty Affiliates Win Teaching Awards

Congratulations to WGST Faculty Affiliates Cheryl Black, Associate Professor of Theatre, and Ilyana Karthas, Assistant Professor of History. Professor Black is a 2013 Kemper Fellowship winner, and Professor Karthas was awarded the Maxine Christopher Shutz Award and Lecture for Distinguished Teaching. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Professor Tola Pearce!

Dr. Tola Pearce, Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies, is the 2013 recipient of the Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education. This award recognizes faculty who have provided outstanding leadership in strengthening MU's international dimension. Congratulations!

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Schatz/Ralston research featured on the MU News Bureau website

Congratulations to Enid Schatz and Margo Ralston for their recent publication in Social Science & Medicine. The research is featured on the MU News Bureau website. Enid Schatz is associate professor of health science in the School of Health Professions, and women's & gender studies. Margo Ralston is a doctoral student in the department of sociology.

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