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Department of Women’s and Gender Studies


Upcoming WGST Awards

Check out the upcoming awards for students and faculty!

Stephanie Mitchem - An eye towards the future

Stephanie Mitchem knows a lot about intersectionality. The religious studies professor's research and writing incorporates disciplines including anthropology, history, cultural studies, African American studies, and women's and gender studies, with a special attention to health and well-being.

Ed Madden - Engendering identity scholarship

Poet and scholar Ed Madden was already drawing from multiple disciplines when he joined the Women's and Gender Studies program in 2008. Specializing in Irish literature and culture, British and Irish poetry, LGBTQ literature, sexuality studies, creative writing and poetry, Madden found freedom to explore collaborative scholarship.

Dawn Campbell - Agent of change

Two years ago, Dawn Campbell's enterprising program wouldn't have been possible. As an academic program at the time, Women's Studies and its faculty were limited in the kinds of initiatives they could propose and pursue.

Sally Boyd - A feminist's early beginnings

Sally Boyd and her sister grew up in the 1950s watching their mother juggle caring for the family while working a job outside of the home. They learned from their mother's example that women could be empowered to take care of themselves.

Past, present and future: Change makers in women's and gender studies at USC

In 1972, fewer than a dozen women met behind closed doors on the University of South Carolina's Columbia campus. What they discussed was not illegal or criminal but felt conspiratorial just the same.

WGST Spring 2023 Newsletter

The USC Department of Women's and Gender Studies would like to share the latest edition of the WGST newsletter.

WGST receives funding from McCausland Foundation

WGST is excited to announce that the department has received two University of South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences McCausland Foundation grants!

Honoring Dr. Drue Barker

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies mourns the passing of Dr. Drue Barker

WGST Fall 2022 Newsletter

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies Fall 2022 Newsletter is now available!

Share your WGST updates

We want to hear from you! Let us know if you have any updates or thoughts you would like to share with the WGST community. Your news may be shared in our newsletter or on our social media pages.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines: Fall 2022

Learn more about upcoming WGST events and awards.

Community Organization Spotlight: Pathways to Healing

Each month, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies will feature a local organization doing work in the field of women's and gender studies.

Women's and Gender Studies is now a department!

I am excited to let you know that Women's and Gender Studies is officially a Department! This means that we have greater recognition at the University, which will bring new opportunities to grow for us all.

Upcoming Event: 2022 Adrenée Glover Freeman Lecture with Dr. Aisha Durham

Women's and Gender Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Aisha Durham, Professor of Communication at University of South Florida, for the 2022 Adrenée Glover Freeman lecture.

Undergraduate Welcome Event on September 12th

Join WGST Undergraduate Director Dr. Dawn Campbell for a drop-in welcome event on September 12th.

WGST names inaugural recipient of the Dr. Lynn Weber Award

Congratulations to A'Mia Hill, the first Dr. Lynn Weber award recipient.

WGST Spring 2022 Newsletter

The Women's and Gender Studies Program Spring 2022 Newsletter is now available!

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Learn more about the great upcoming Women's and Gender Studies awards and events.

WGST Fall 2021 Newsletter

The Women's and Gender Studies Program Fall 2021 Newsletter is now available!

WGST Program publishes first edition of introductory textbook

The Women's and Gender Studies Program is proud to present the first edition of its introductory textbook.

Fall 2021 Women's and Gender Studies Awards

The Women's and Gender Studies Program is offering several awards for the Fall 2021 semester.

Birth equity research opportunity with Dr. Kathryn Luchok

Learn more about the South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative.

WGST Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter

The Women's and Gender Studies Program Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter is now available!

Dr. Kathryn Luchok receives Women's and Gender Studies teaching award

The Women's and Gender Studies Program is proud to announce Dr. Kathryn Luchok as the recipient of the 2021 WGST Faculty Teaching Award.

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