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Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Organization Description

Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGSX) is a cross-disciplinary area of study that is committed to the study of women, gender, and sexuality as foundational categories of analysis, both in theory and practice.

Betül Başaran
- Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Montgomery Hall 145
May 25, 2021
Assistant Professor of Spanish Argelia Gonzalez Hurtado recently published an article, “Resistance and Revival: Indigenous Women Media-Makers in Contemporary Mexico,” in Latin American Perspectives, a peer-reviewed academic journal.

The article is part of a special issue focused on gender,… Find Out More
February 21, 2024
Professor of History Betül Başaran attended the conference "Perceptions de la guerre et de la sortie de guerre au Moyen-Orient (1918-1923): Expériences, narrations, re-construction des identités et perspectives" in Paris, where she gave a talk entitled "Niloufer Hanım Sultan: An Exiled Ottoman… Find Out More
February 28, 2023
Professor of History and Religious Studies Betül Başaran is an invited speaker at the international conference organized by the Centre for Historical Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India, to commemorate International Women’s Day. “Women in the Freedom Struggle in India and Ireland… Find Out More
January 26, 2023
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Ellen Kohl recently published articles in "Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography" and "ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies."
‘Some we’s weren’t part of we’: intersectional politics of belonging in U.S.… Find Out More
January 22, 2023
Professor Betül Başaran was invited to attend the international conference on the Balance of Justice in the Ottoman Empire, where she talked about her research on intercultural sexual intimacy and mixed marriages among foreigners and Ottoman women in the early modern era. Her paper entitled "Actors… Find Out More
January 22, 2023
Women, Gender and Sexuality (WGSX) Steering committee member, assistant professor of digital media Jessye McDowell is the president of the New Media Caucus and was a lead organizer of the Future Bodies Symposium & Exhibition at Virginia Tech in September 2022. The event presented a… Find Out More
September 30, 2022
Over the summer, Betül  Başaran, professor of history and religious studies attended The First World War in the Middle East: Aftermath and Legacies conference in Ypres, Belgium over the summer where she presented a paper titled "Transnational Networks and Elite Women's Philanthropic Work after WW1… Find Out More
September 21, 2021
Professor of History and Religious Studies Betül Başaran recently had a chapter published in the 26th volume of Brill’s Companions to European History, “A Companion to Early Modern Istanbul.”

Başaran’s chapter in the volume is entitled “Crime, Violence and Urban Policing” and emphasizes the… Find Out More
August 19, 2021
St. Mary’s College of Maryland recently launched an initiative to acknowledge the land on which the College sits and its historic links to Indigenous Peoples and their territories.  

According to Argelia González Hurtado, assistant professor of Spanish, there was a shared desire from several… Find Out More
August 16, 2021
Argelia González Hurtado, assistant professor of Spanish, has been awarded an Insight Development Grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). González Hurtado received, along with María Soledad Paz­-Mackay from St. Francis Xavier University, the IDG grant in… Find Out More