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Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

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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. Beginning this semester, the textbook will be used in WGST 112: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies.

The textbook was edited by Dr. Dawn Campbell, with associate editor Dr. Mary Baskin-Waters and proofreader Madeline Atwell, and features contributions from many of the program’s faculty members.

Each chapter of the textbook focuses on a different area of Women’s and Gender Studies, reinforcing the interdisciplinary nature of WGST 112 and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program as a whole. Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies engages students in feminist theory and social justice issues from many perspectives.

The textbook’s introduction describes the focus of the text: “a more sustainable future depends on our ability to continue to improve the lives of women and other underrepresented groups and their families locally, nationally and internationally. This program represents that effort by integrating the scholarship and perspectives of women and the LGBTQ community.”

Proceeds from the sale of the textbook will support the Women’s Well-Being Initiative (WWBI). The WWBI engages faculty, staff, and students in campus-community partnerships that promote the well-being of women and girls in the Midlands and enhance the recognition of the full diversity of women's experiences across race, class, age, ethnicity, ability, and other dimensions of difference.

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