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Welcome from the Director

Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Friends,

Welcome back!  We, at the Center for the Study of Women and Society, hope you had a fruitful summer!

The Women’s and Gender Studies program at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, is a vibrant program. Our students take courses that offer a critical understanding of how gender and sexuality matter. Through our relationships with PhD programs, such as Anthropology, Comparative Literature, English, History, Sociology, Psychology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Political Science, Philosophy, as well as the Master of Liberal Studies (MALS) program, students are in dialogue with a world-class faculty.

We are delighted to grant two different degrees and certificates: the MA in Women’s and Gender Studies and the Women’s Studies Certificate for PhD students. During the 2018-2019 school year we awarded Certificates in Women’s Studies to six graduating PhDs. We also conferred MA degrees in Women’s and Gender Studies to eight of our students. We also received a grant from the New York Women’s Foundation to support student research and presentations related to reproductive justice.

We are so proud that in addition to our degree programs and courses, students have the opportunity to be in dialogue with activists and scholars throughout the year. This upcoming semester, we are pleased to host exciting events with scholars like Cherríe Moraga, Esther Newton, and Mia White.

Please take a closer look at what we are up to this coming year. I wish you the best for an exciting and challenging school year.

Dána-Ain Davis
Director
Center for the Study of Women and Society
M.A. Program in Women’s and Gender Studies
Women’s Studies Certificate Program
The Graduate Center, CUNY

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