2021 Newsletter

2021 Newsletter

In the wild ride that is 2020, I greet you not from the Oval, but from my home office! First and foremost, I hope this finds you and all of your beloveds healthy and strong. I am happy to let you…
We are deeply saddened to learn that Virginia Reynolds, longtime WGSS librarian at Ohio State, passed away this year. Dedicating over 37 years to her work at Ohio State, Virginia provided research…
On Sept. 18, 2020, we lost an iconic feminist, a lawyer and Supreme Court Justice with an unyielding commitment to moving the law toward gender justice. Dedicating her life to service, Ruth Bader…
WGSS is thrilled to welcome four new graduate students to the department this year:   Lorna Closeil is a PhD student in the Department of Women’s, Gender and…
Professor Gale Greenlee joins WGSS as a visiting scholar this academic year. She brings a wealth of experience in publicly engaged teaching and scholarship, specializing in Black feminism and women…
Joining the WGSS department this year is Assistant Professor Lyn Tjon Soei Len! Professor Tjon Soei Len previously taught courses in WGSS as a lecturer, building new courses such as Breaking the Law…
Cynthia Burack published the article “Let Death Seize Upon Them: Populism in Political Prayers of Imprecation” for the Politics and Religion journal. Jian Chen received the 2020 Asian American…
This year we celebrated several students who earned their graduate degrees. Ray Buckner, Peyton Del Toro, Char Harrison, Jena Robertson and Allison Susor earned their master’s degrees, while Kristen…
Mia Cariello, senior WGSS major, completed a 400-hour research program this past summer on the history of anti-rape activism at Ohio State from the 1970s to the present. As an Undergraduate Research…
Susan Stryker, professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona, visited campus for her moderated discussion, “The State of Transgender Studies.” Professor…
21. December 2020  The Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies stands in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName, #blacktranslivesmatter, and all activists and mobilizations…
We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina L. Love “It is a powerful book and very relatable for non-…
Dear Alumni and Friends,  We thank you for supporting the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University. Each and every gift makes a significant difference in the…