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Spring 2019

  • From the Director’s Desk

    July 2, 2019

    From the Director's DeskThe theme of this spring’s National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Chairs and Directors meeting was “Gender Studies Under Fire.” At this conference, leaders in the field described and analyzed targeted attempts  to delegitimize gender, sexuality, and women’s studies (some highly ...
  • Preceptor Profile: Sarah Catalanotto

    July 2, 2019

    Preceptor Profile: Sarah CatalanottoBy: Dr. Laura K. Guyer Sarah Catalanotto, MPH, CTTS was raised in an environment of activism and concern for the welfare of underserved people. Watching her father, UF faculty member Frank Catalanotto, DMD, advocate for all to have access to quality ...
  • “Claiming an Education:” A Reflection

    July 2, 2019

    “Claiming an Education:” A ReflectionBy Dr. Judith W. Page A few years ago I gave a talk at an Italian University on the history of women’s studies in the US. I called the talk “Claiming an Education,” in a deliberate echo of and homage to ...
  • Harvest Without Violence

    July 2, 2019

    Harvest Without ViolenceBy Samantha Baugus, James Everett, Andreina Fernandez, Kate Fletcher, Breanne Hooks , Elizabeth Lunior, Isabel Miceli, Pamala Proverbs We hosted “Harvest without Violence,” a panel discussion featuring the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), in Ustler Hall on the evening of March 12. ...
  • Celebrating Milestones and Accomplishments

    July 2, 2019

    Celebrating Milestones and AccomplishmentsMirela Cardinal graduated with her MA in Women’s Studies in spring 2019. In March, she defended her MA project, “Queer Visibility on YouTube Videos in the Context of Brazil” with the mentorship of Dr. Tanya Saunders and Dr. Jillian Hernandez. ...
  • CGSWSR Faculty News

    July 2, 2019

    CGSWSR Faculty NewsAnita Anantharam was selected to participate in the National Women’s Studies Association Women of Color Leadership project. She was also inducted into the Huy D. Huynh Hall of Fame. Through this honor, UF Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs recognizes outstanding ...
  • Center Launches Women’s Studies Major Ambassador Program

    July 2, 2019

    Center Launches Women’s Studies Major Ambassador ProgramAn exciting development in the Center this year was that we established the Women’s Studies Major Ambassador program. Women’s Studies Major ambassadors are selected based on their excellent academic and professional record. They gain valuable professional development experience by working ...
  • Center Alum Launches Stronger Than Stigma, Inc., Connects Entrepreneurship and Social Change

    July 2, 2019

    Center Alum Launches Stronger Than Stigma, Inc., Connects Entrepreneurship and Social Change Gabrielle Magid graduated with the BA in Women’s Studies and minors in business administration and nonprofit organizational leadership in 2015. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Stronger Than Stigma, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL. As with most big decisions in ...
  • Center Alum Brings Feminist Analysis to Studying Climate Smart Agricultural Technology

    July 2, 2019

    Center Alum Brings Feminist Analysis to Studying Climate Smart Agricultural Technology Molly Green graduated with the MA in Women’s Studies in 2014. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UNC Chapel Hill. Her engaged research on climate change, agricultural technologies, and food sovereignty is informed by ...
  • Nevertheless, She Persisted: A Reflection

    July 2, 2019

    Nevertheless, She Persisted: A ReflectionBy Dr. Angel Kwolek-Folland Moments of change encourage us to reflect, and I’m grateful for this space in which to look back on my experience of our shared women’s studies project. As an historian, looking back is what I do, so ...

Fall 2018

  • From the Director’s Desk

    January 22, 2019

    From the Director's DeskI have been thinking a lot about the importance of community and feminist intersectional praxis – the inextricable link between scholarship and action for social change. Many of us attended the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) conference this year. As ...
  • Another Exciting Fall Reception

    January 22, 2019

    Another Exciting Fall ReceptionThe Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research held its annual Fall Reception on September 12 in the Atrium in Ustler Hall. Director Bonnie Moradi welcomed over 100 guests including core and affiliate faculty, students, and friends of the ...
  • Welcome New Graduate Students

    January 22, 2019

    Welcome New Graduate StudentsWe are delighted to welcome our new graduate students to the Center’s MA program: Shyamala Engelhart, Andreina Fernandez, Kaylee Kagiavas, Logan Neser, and Melissa Powers. These students bring a rich range of experiences and interests: Shyamala Engelhart has a BA in ...
  • With an Attitude of Gratitude

    January 22, 2019

    With an Attitude of GratitudeThanks to everyone whose generosity helps the Center continue to thrive, including the following donors: Association for Academic Women Mr. Gregory R. Allen Dr. Marni A. Brown & Mr. Casey A. Brown Reverend Glen A. Busby & Mrs. Linda C. Busby Mr. Fred Cantrell, Jr. Mrs. ...
  • Center Alum Launches Academic Career in Race, Gender, and Environmental Justice

    January 22, 2019

    Center Alum Launches Academic Career in Race, Gender, and Environmental JusticeAlum Spotlight: Dr. Vanessa Fabien graduated with her BA in Women’s Studies in 2006. She earned a PhD in September 2014 in Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. As a historian, her research focuses on 19th and 20th ...
  • Center Alum Brings Gender Equity Lens to International Tax Consulting

    January 22, 2019

    Center Alum Brings Gender Equity Lens to International Tax ConsultingAlum Spotlight: Aishwarya Krishna Iyer graduated with the MA in Women’s Studies and SJD in Taxation from the Levin College of Law in 2018. She is currently an International Tax Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheshwaraha Gurur Saakshaat ...
  • Remembering Poet, Playwright, and Former UF Professor Ntozake Shangé

    January 22, 2019

    Remembering Poet, Playwright, and Former UF Professor Ntozake ShangéBy Bobbi Korner, Dean College of Arts and Architecture, Pennsylvania State University From 2002 to 2006, poet and playwright Ntozake Shangé was a faculty member in the then Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research. She worked with undergraduate and graduate ...
  • Connecting Art, Community, and Feminist Praxis: The Center Welcomes Dr. Jillian Hernandez

    January 22, 2019

    Connecting Art, Community, and Feminist Praxis: The Center Welcomes Dr. Jillian HernandezBy Matt Sterns, MA Candidate, Women’s Studies The Center is excited to welcome our newest faculty colleague, Dr. Jillian Hernandez. Dr. Hernandez’s scholarship is located at the nexus of several important fields including Black and Latina feminist theory, Black and Latinx studies, ...
  • Center Affiliates Win NEH Grant, Put Feminist Technology Practices into Action

    January 18, 2019

    Center Affiliates Win NEH Grant, Put Feminist Technology Practices into ActionBy Dr. Laurie Taylor, Center Affiliate and UF Digital Scholarship Librarian In August 2018, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced that they awarded $231,093 for Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Advanced Institute. The investigator team for ...
  • Dickison Launches Director’s Timeline Plaque

    January 18, 2019

    Dickison Launches Director's Timeline Plaque Dr. Sheila Dickison, Associate Director of Academic Programs at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service and a Women’s Studies Affiliate Faculty member proposed the creation of the new Directors Timeline of the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies ...
  • In Honor of Dr. Mildred A. Hill-Lubin

    January 18, 2019

    In Honor of Dr. Mildred A. Hill-LubinBy Dr. Debra Walker King, Center Affiliate and Professor of English On October 14th Dr. Mildred A. Hill-Lubin, emerita faculty member of UF’s English Department and affiliate and friend of Women’s Studies, left her legacy of “willful behavior,” audaciousness, and womanist ...
  • UF Well-Represented at NWSA Annual Conference

    January 18, 2019

    UF Well-Represented at NWSA Annual ConferenceThe University of Florida and the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research were well-represented at the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) annual conference, Just Imagine. Imagining Justice: Feminist visions of freedom, dream making and the radical politics of ...
  • Health Disparities in Society students empower the community

    January 18, 2019

    Health Disparities in Society students empower the communityOn October 20th, 2018, the Center’s Health Disparities in Society minor students and Dr. Laura Guyer worked with the Gainesville4All Initiative called the “Gainesville Empowerment Zone” to gather input from community members about community needs and ways to promote equity. The ...
  • Women’s Studies Major Studies Abroad and Prepares to be a Women’s Healthcare Provider

    January 18, 2019

    Women’s Studies Major Studies Abroad and Prepares to be a Women’s Healthcare ProviderBy Hannah Diasti, Women’s Studies Major As a first-year undergraduate at the University of Florida, I felt lost and in disarray. During that time, I approached Dr. Alyssa Zucker about potentially adding a Women’s Studies minor to my Biology degree, but ...
  • Two Graduate Certificates Offered in the Center

    January 18, 2019

    Two Graduate Certificates Offered in the CenterThe Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research congratulates four graduate students who earned their certificate in Women’s Studies: Michelle Barboza, who recently earned her MS in Geology; Deepthi Siriwardena, currently a PhD student in the Department of English; ...

Spring 2018

  • From the Director’s Desk

    July 24, 2018

    From the Director's DeskDiversity and inclusion was a prominent theme across campus this year. Questions about what this theme means and how it is enacted at UF were at the heart of student protests and activism, they were a focus in the substantial ...
  • Center Faculty Receive Grants to Transform the Curriculum Through Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching

    July 23, 2018

    Center Faculty Receive Grants to Transform the Curriculum Through Interdisciplinary Research and TeachingThis spring, an impressive number of Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research (CGSWSR) core and affiliate faculty members received grants to develop transformative new courses. These grants advance internationalization and interdisciplinarity, and they connect research with teaching to ...
  • Celebrating Milestones and Accomplishments

    July 23, 2018

    Celebrating Milestones and AccomplishmentsTaylor Burtch (MA, 2018) graduated with her MA this spring term. In March, she defended her MA project, “From Theory to Praxis: Supporting Gender-Responsive and Intersectional Programming at PACE Center for Girls” under the mentorship of Dr. Kendal Broad-Wright. Next ...
  • Dr. Mallory Szymanski Joins the Ranks of Feminist Faculty

    July 23, 2018

    Dr. Mallory Szymanski Joins the Ranks of Feminist Faculty The Center congratulates Dr. Mallory Szymanski on her new position as an Assistant Professor of U.S. History in the Division of Human Studies at Alfred University in Rochester, New York. Dr. Szymanski received her B.A. in English and History from UF ...
  • Alumni Spotlight: Karina A. Vado

    July 23, 2018

    Alumni Spotlight: Karina A. VadoAlum’s Research Examines Race and Gender in Science and Science Fiction      Karina A. Vado graduated with the MA in Women’s Studies in 2014. She began her PhD studies as a Florida Education Fund McKnight Doctoral Follow in UF’s Department ...
  • Alumni Spotlight: Francesse Lucius

    July 23, 2018

    Alumni Spotlight: Francesse LuciusFrancesse Lucius graduated with her BA in Women’s Studies in 2009. Currently, she is an attorney with Children’s Legal Services / Department of Children and Families. I became interested in Women’s Studies in high school when I took a class on ...
  • Preceptor Profile: Cathaerina Appadoo

    July 23, 2018

    Preceptor Profile: Cathaerina AppadooEmbracing the Transition from Student to Preceptor By Dr. Laura K. Guyer Cathaerina Appadoo is a first generation American; her mother was born and raised in Haiti and her father was born and raised in Guyana. She watched her mother work multiple ...
  • With An Attitude of Gratitude

    July 23, 2018

    With An Attitude of GratitudeThank you to everyone whose generosity helps the Center continue to thrive, including the following donors:   Ms. Kathryn Chicone Ustler Association for AcademicWomen Mr. Gregory R. Allen Dr. Marni A. Brown & Mr. Casey A. Brown Mr. Fred Cantrell, Jr. Mrs. Janet Fant Carlson Ms. Jean Chalmers ...
  • Center Events Bring Scholars, Collaborators, and Guests to UF

    July 23, 2018

    Center Events Bring Scholars, Collaborators, and Guests to UF The Center’s Annual “Fall Reception” was held on September 18th. Dean Laura Rosenbury, of the UF Levin College of Law was the “Uppity Woman Award” recipient.   “Becoming Cliterate,” a book signing and Yeomans’ Chair sponsored talk by Dr. Laurie Mintz was ...
  • CGSWSR Faculty News

    July 23, 2018

    CGSWSR Faculty NewsKendal Broad continues to teach and learn about social movements and protest. This year Dr. Broad continued writing a book manuscript about gay anti-racism, presenting portions of that work at the Black Liberation: Life, Death, And Queer Resistance, Fourth Biennial ...
  • Congratulations to Our Graduates

    July 23, 2018

    Congratulations to Our GraduatesCongratulations to Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research’s graduates, earning Master’s Degrees, Taylor Burtch, Angelica Jazmin Carlos (expected, Summer 2018), Eva Newbold and Aishwarya Krishna Iyer. Congratulations to our certificate students Joseph F. Radice, who earned his Master’s ...