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Course Offering Information


Summer 2012

  • Storrs & Regional Campus Classes - (.pdf)

Fall 2012

  • Storrs Campus Classes - (.pdf)
  • Regional Campus Classes - (.pdf)

WGSS 3998 Variable Topics in WS - Storrs Campus:

  • Section 001: Gender & Global Politics - flyer forthcoming
    Thurs 4:00 - 6:30pm
    Instructor: Heather Turcotte
    (meets with POLS 2998-006)

WGSS 5395 Special Topics in WS - Storrs Campus:

  • Section 001: Gender & War - (.pdf)
    Thurs 1:30 - 4:00pm
    Instructor: Christine Sylvester

Fall 2012 - Graduate Classes Approved for WGSS Graduate Certificate - (.pdf)


Spring 2012

  • Storrs & Regional Campus classes - (.pdf)

WS 3998 Variable Topics in WS - Storrs Campus:

  • Section 001: Masculinities (.pdf)
    Tues & Thurs 2:00 - 3:15pm
    Instructor: Stacy Missari
  • Section 002: Queer Migration (.pdf)
    Mon & Wed 3:00 - 4:15pm
    Instructor: Rachel A. Lewis
  • Section 004: Women's Social Movements in Muslim Contexts
    Tues & Thurs 8:00 - 9:15am
    Instructor: Human Rights Scholar

New class Spring 2012:

  • HDFS 3042 - WS 3042 - AFAM 3042:
    Baseball and Society: Politics, Economics, Race and Gender
    (.pdf)
    Tues & thurs 2:00 - 3:15pm
    Instructor: Steven Wisensale, Professor of Public Policy - HDFS

Spring 2012 - Graduate Classes Approved for WS Graduate Certificate - (.pdf)



Women's Studies Changing to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

In May 2012, the Women's Studies Program anticipates a change in our name to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.  The name of our major and minor changed effective May 2011. The change reflects contemporary perspectives on gender and sexuality studies while retaining the historical significance of Women's Studies in our course offerings and general approach.  Our programmatic and curricular foci are currently evolving to include these exciting new developments.   Please note: There has been no change in the major and minor requirements as a result of the program's name change.  If you have any questions about the name change, please contact us at wsinfo@uconn.edu.



General UConn Women's Studies Information:

  • Why Major or Minor in Women's Studies? (flyer)
  • Internship Program (flyer)
  • Prospective WS majors & minors (flyer)
  • Prospective WS Graduate Certificate student (flyer)

UConn Women's Studies Newsletters:

  • 2011 Making Waves Newsletter (.pdf)
  • 2010 Making Waves Newsletter (.pdf)
  • 2007 Making Waves Newsletter (.pdf)

Information for current WS instructors:

1. Helpful Links for UCWS instructors (.pdf)
2. Copy/Scan Job request form (.doc)


Visit us on Facebook!

Women's Studies at UConn has a new Facebook page.
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News & Announcements


Spring 2012 Events

Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Disability Studies Workshop

March 2nd & 3rd, 2012
UConn - Storrs Campus

This workshop is by invitation only. Please contact Michael Gill (michael.gill@uconn.edu) or Cathy Schlund-Vials (cathy.schlund-vials@uconn.edu) if you have any questions.

This event funded through a grant from the UConn Human Rights Institute.


"Half the Sky" is Only Half the Picture

Dr. Masum Momaya, Ed.D.
International Women's Rights Activist

Thursday, March 29, 2012
3:30 PM
Classroom Building, Room 205
(across the pedestrian way from the Babbidge Library)


Intersections of Interdisciplinarity

Saturday, March 31, 2012
Student Union Room 304
University of Connecticut - Storrs Campus

This is an interdisciplinary symposium sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and Asian American, African American, and Puerto Rican and Latino/a Studies Institutes.

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences through a grant from the Dean's Fund for Innovation in Interdisciplinary Studies and the UConn Humanities Institute.

  • Event flyer (.pdf)
  • Registration form (.doc) - the registration deadline has been extended to Noon on Monday, March 26 - please return the registration form to wsinfo@uconn.edu.

For more information, please visit the conference website - www.iic.uconn.edu.


The Women's Studies Program and the Human Rights Institute present a film screening and panel discussion.

Getting Out: A Film Screening

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Location: The Rainbow Center
University of Connecticut - Storrs Campus

The film screening is free and open to the public. It will take place as part of the Transnational Sexualities Faculty Workshop, Bodies in Motion, States of Unrest: Sexuality, Citizenship, and the Freedom of Movement as a Human Right.

The workshop is sponsored by: the Women’s Studies Program, the Human Rights Institute, the Institute for Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, the Fund for Innovation in Interdisciplinary Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Studies, and the University of Connecticut Research Foundation.


Bodies in Motion, States of Unrest: Sexuality, Citizenship, and the Freedom of Movement as a Human Right

Friday, April 20, 2012
Location: TBA
University of Connecticut - Storrs Campus

This workshop is free and open to the public. The goal of the workshop is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from across the humanities and social sciences to share and discuss current research on transnational sexualities and human rights.

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences through a grant from the Dean's Fund for Innovation in Interdisciplinary Studies, the UConn Human Rights Institute, and the UConn Research Foundation.

Please contact Dr. Rachel Lewis for more information, rachel.a.lewis@uconn.edu.


Spotlights on Faculty: Spring 2012

Contextualizing Exploitation (.pdf)
Dr. Hallie Liberto
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Monday, February 20, 2012
12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM

Engendering the Movement for Democracy in Iran (.pdf)
Ms. Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh
Scholar, Human Rights and Women's Studies
Monday, March 26, 2012
12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM

Facts, Fictions, and the Biopolitics of Development (.pdf)
Dr. Christine Sylvester
Professor, Women's Studies and Political Science
Monday, April 16, 2012
12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM

All events will take place in the Women's Studies Conference Room, Beach Hall 425.

Combined flyer (.pdf)


Women's Studies Program Annual Awards Information

Submission deadlines for all: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

  • 2012 WS Graduate & Undergraduate Awards - (.pdf)
  • NEW! Inaugural 2012 Kristie Ann Wood Scholarship Award - (.pdf)
  • NEW! 2012 Summer Research Fellowship - (.pdf)

WS Events at UConn-Stamford

Our sister program at the UConn-Stamford campus has a very active events schedule this fall.
Please visit their events website, http://stamford.uconn.edu/ws_events.html for more details.


Spring 2012 Study Abroad Information

Are you interested in the Spring 2012 Study Abroad in Capte Town, South African program and want to find out more?

Please attend the Cape Town Symposium presented by this year’s participates:
Thursday, September 15, 2011
5:00-­‐7:00 pm
Classroom Building 101

For more information about this event, click here (.pdf)

Marita McComiskey will be serving as the faculty advisor to the Study Abroad students going to South Africa in Spring 2012 - if you have any questions, please contact her at marita.mccomiskey@uconn.edu.

Looking for infomration on Study Abroad itself?
Please click on the link below for more information on the Study Abroad Program!
(Click here for Study Abroad website)