How COVID-19 is Devastating Women’s Studies Programs Across the U.S.

It is clear the pandemic has bolstered support for a neoliberal framework for higher education, where certain forms of labor go unrecognized and the financial bottom line takes precedence over all else. It is also clear the most affected entities in this crisis are, unsurprisingly, gender and women’s studies, ethnic studies, Latinx studies, Asian American studies, African American studies and Indigenous studies programs.

Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies: “Damn Straight, We Persisted”

“Persistence is Resistance” is an open-access book that celebrates 50 years of gender, women and sexuality studies (GWSS) by welcoming existing community members and curious folks alike. This book is both about and a manifestation of 50 years of GWSS history.

In just fifty years, GWSS professors went from no programs, no course materials, no full-time professors, to more than can be contained in university walls, including paywalls.