We thank alumni who have contributed to support the Program through the Endowment, matching grants, and our Annual Fund.
The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program is in the process of developing new areas in the curriculum and in the intellectual life of our faculty and students: Sexuality Studies and Global/transnational feminisms and gender studies, which require new sources of support. These areas of development enable us to offer our students critical study opportunities and to make significant connections with departments and programs on our campus, including International and Area Studies, Anthropology, History, Law, Romance Languages and Literatures, East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Germanic Languages and Literatures. This expansion fits well with the university's strategic planning initiative, encouraging more extensive attention to global problems and inter - and transnational studies and providing a variety of study abroad opportunities for our students.
We are raising new funds to support activities in this area, including study abroad summer internships for our undergraduates, combining academic study with research and service experience. In addition, we are raising funds to support a new Center for Research in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. We envision the Center as a resource for faculty scholars, who are already doing research in gender-related topics, but who may be isolated in their own departments and schools, to interact with scholars in other departments and schools. We also see the Center as providing a site and resources for scholars who may not be trained in gender and sexuality research, but who are working on gender and sexuality issues and problems, to collaborate with scholars who have expertise in feminist and gender theory and analysis. In addition to bringing feminist and gender scholars together, the Center will focus on projects that would be greatly enriched with better understanding of gender and culture, feminist research methods, and feminist and gender theory. We envision the Center as a place for faculty working on gender issues to develop their projects, to present their work to students and faculty, and to interact with visiting faculty, lecturers, postdoctoral fellows, and young scholars completing Ph.D.'s, M.D.s, and M.P.H.s. focusing intensively on gender both locally and transnationally. By providing a home for such cross-school scholarly collaboration, the Center will also be a resource for undergraduates across the University.
To donate to the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Annual Fund, please send your contributions to:
Washington University- Arts & Sciences Development Office
Campus Box 1202
7425 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63105