In 2011, the Women Studies Department changed its name to Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Department. Students at the graduate level will now receive their degrees and certificates in Feminist Studies. These changes reflect current debates in the field that involve feminisms in different historical and geographic contexts; push research and teaching in new directions; and speak to complex, powerful relationships among social categories.
Graduate students decided to produce a short film that explains why this change in name is significant and what it means to the study of women, gender, and sexuality.
Filmed by Monica De La Torre, Martha Gonzalez, Kate Mottola, Nicole Robert, Noralis Rodríguez-Coss, and Shuxuan Zhou.
Edited by Monica De La Torre, Noralis Rodríguez-Coss, and Shuxuan Zhou.
Music by Quetzal
Please note that this video was filmed and produced prior to faculty and staff changes. For more information please visit the GWSS Department website.