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Dr. Lynn Sacco’s Dolly Parton course featured on WBIR Mayor Rogero visits Rebecca Klenk’s Women, Politics & the Law course Rachel Golden in conversation at a gender panel at The International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo Jacqueline Avila, Musicology and WGS Affiiliate Faculty presents at Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City Maria Stehle speaks at the 2016 Symposium on Intersectionality Students sign a petition in the Hodges Library in support of Diversity and Inclusion during spring 2016 Lynn Sacco at Coming Out Day, UTK Amphitheater, 2010 Affiliate Faculty member Dr. Katy Chiles with students Dr. Jioni Lewis with colleagues at intersectionality symposium, 2016 American Psychological Association Dr. Patrick Grzanka speaking at University of Florida’s Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research Affiliate faculty member Misty Anderson participates in event on human trafficking Dr. Mary McAlpin had a residency fellowship at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, fall 2016, to conduct research on her monograph, Rape as We Know It: Representing Sexual Violence in the French Enlightenment

Women, Gender, and Sexuality

The Interdepartmental program known as Women’s Studies is now closed.  Women, Gender, and Sexuality replaces, updates, and expands upon the former Women’s Studies program

Women, Gender, and Sexuality is an interdisciplinary program within the College of Arts & Sciences that embraces a dynamic community of faculty and students. Our program includes studies of gender and sexuality as they intersect with race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, and other dimensions of difference.  Further, we are dedicated to the study of how gender and sexuality shape the past, present, and future of cultures and societies.  

The WGS program is an inclusive and updated program for the 21st century.  While the older Women’s Studies program centered on women’s issues in particular, our new WGS program is dedicated to welcoming all members of our academic community and to studying issues pertinent to men, women, LGBTQIA+, and intersectionality.  Further, our courses are fused with a wide variety of disciplines across the College of Arts & Sciences and adopt an exciting range of approaches that can appeal to a diverse array of student interests.  

Please review our our new offerings to get a sense of how WGS might engage you and your interests. 

Please address inquiries to Dr. Rachel May Golden, Chair, Interdisciplinary Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality, rmgolden@utk.edu, 865-974-8054.

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