WGST Wednesdays are back this Women's History Month! 

Join us on on 3/7 in the Women's Center from 12-1pm to hear from:

M. Heather Carver, PhD.

Laurel Clark Shire

Don't miss our WHM keynote event! 

Please join the Department of Women's & Gender Studies and the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy in welcoming Prof. Laurel Clark Shire (Assistant Professor, Department of History - Western University, Canada) to the MU campus on Friday, March 16th at 3pm in Leadership Auditorium. 

WHM Calendar

Please join us in celebrating Women's History Month all across campus. This year's WHM calendar boasts several fun and interactive events so be sure to mark your calendars! 

Forindividual event information, please visit

2017 Award

The Women's and Gender Studies Department is now accepting nominations for the Alumnae Anniversary Award. The award recognizes women faculty on the Columbia campus who are notable for their teaching excellence and/or other contributions to the education of women.

Falcon Lecture Flyer

Feminists Reimagining Power, “Human” Rights, and the UN: Intersectionality and Cosmovisions

Associate Professor
BHM 18 Calendar

The Department of Black Studies has released the 2018 Black History Month calendar with the theme of "War, peace & Black Progress". There is a little something for everyone; from dance, to film, to trivia, to book readings, as well as a keynote event featuring Tarana Burke of the #MeToo movement. It's a very exciting and full schedule so be sure to plan ahead and save space for a few of these wonderful events! 


Poster for Busselle colloqium

The Weinstien Effect 

Monday, December 4th 12:30-1:30pm 325 Strickland Hall

Event Flyer

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is very excited to announce a lecture by Kevin Strait, one of the curators of the Smithsonian national Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. to be held in 101 Swallow Hall at 4pm on Thursday, September 28th. This event is free and open to the public.

Story of African American Identity, Music and Culture in a National Museum

We are excited to welcome Dr. Lynn Itagaki as a joint appointment with the English Department. Professor Itagaki has forthcoming essays on "racial laundering" in 2013 Shelby County v.


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.