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SEWSA 2013 is hosted by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an especially rich site to explore these topics.  Originally the Woman’s College of North Carolina, UNCG has a long and complex history of protest and social justice activism.  The city of Greensboro is the site of the 1960 sit-ins, a key development in the Civil Rights Movement and of the 1979 Massacre, in which five people died while organizing industrial workers.

UNCG’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro is an interdisciplinary academic program with a distinct mission.  We offer BA and MA degrees in Women’s and Gender Studies, an undergraduate minor, and a post-baccalaureate certificate.  Our degrees emphasize excellent intellectual training, educational choice and interdisciplinary study, and real world involvement; our students enjoy careers in public service, education, health care, and government and pursue doctoral and professional degrees.

The current mission of the of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program is to explain how gender is produced within social institutions and how these institutions affect individual lives and to analyze the mutual constitution of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality, and religion. The Program addresses issues of neglect, omission, and bias in curricula while honing critical thinking skills vital to a liberal education.

WGS is also an interdisciplinary center for faculty and students where their research activities can be shared and supported.  Faculty research awards include the four-year Linda Arnold Carlisle Excellence Professorship and the Linda Arnold Carlisle Annual Faculty Award.  Students may apply for research support through the Sally and Alan Cone awards. Finally, WGS provides a nexus for connection to individuals and groups outside the university through programming that explores issues and ideas of mutual interest and through our internship program.

For more information about the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UNCG, contact:  Isabell Moore, Program administrator at womens_studies@uncg.edu

Ann H. Dils, Ph.D
Director Women’s and Gender Studies, Professor, Department of Dance

Danielle Bouchard, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sarah Cervenak, Ph.D
Assistant Professor Joint Appointment, Women’s and Gender Studies/African American Studies

Gwen Hunnicutt, Ph.D
Associate Professor, WGS Graduate Program Director, Department of Sociology

Beth Walker, MA
Faculty, Women’s and Gender Studies

Isabell Moore, MA
Program Administrator, Women’s and Gender Studies

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