Gender and Women's Studies
2012 GWS Graduates L to R: Mindy Walls, Anna Vaccaro, Zuly Toribio, Jill Rounds, Rebecca Roque, Morgan Gould, Katie Branch, Rachel Hockhousen, Professor Jody Lisberger, Laudine Koster, and Alexa Rama. (Not pictured: Ashle Ashby, Dennis Belanger, Courtney Findlen, Monika Johnson, Lisa Paliotti, and Kristine Ramirez)
Students of Jenn Brandt's GWS 150 class use their newfound knowledge to analyze images of gender in the media.
The discipline of Gender and Women's Studies has a vision of a world free from sexism. By necessity, freedom from sexism must include a commitment to freedom from national chauvinism; class, ethnic, racial, and heterosexual bias; economic exploitation; religious persecution; ageism; and ableism. Gender and Women's Studies seeks to identify, understand, and challenge ideologies and institutions that knowingly or unknowingly oppress and exploit others, or deny fundamental human rights. Thus, Gender and Women's Studies envisions a world in which all persons can develop their fullest potential.
Gender and Women's Studies uses feminist and interdisciplinary methods to teach, conduct research, and expand existing bodies of knowledge. Critical thinking, the production of theory, and the assumption of community and global responsibility are integral to these methods. We are committed to deliberative processes that promote open expression and collaboration. Understanding the interrelationship between the personal and political, we support and promote feminist teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activity, and professional and community service.
Recent celebration for GWS Graduates and Honor Society inductees, hosted by Jenn Brandt, Jody Lisberger (far left) and Bola Akanji (far right)
May 3rd, 2011: Gov. Lincoln Chafee Roundtable with GWS 400 Capstone Class (Critical Issues in Feminist Scholarship). Exploring Global Women's Issues and Theories: How and What Can Rhode Island Learn From Global Women's Movements?
Students and part-time faculty member, Jenn Brandt, gather with Jean Kilbourne on April 6th to hear her talk about women and advertising images.
Habitat for Humanity fund-raiser walk. GWS won the raffle. From L to R: Eva Jones, Jenn Brandt, Jill Rounds, Jody Lisberger, and Bola Akanji.
Carolyn Mark, President of RI NOW, meets with GWS 400 students April 12, 2011.
GWS Director and Assistant Professor, Jody Lisberger, receiving her award for Faculty Excellence in Leadership and Service at the Diversity Awards dinner.