September 6, 2013

Helen Power October 9, 1935-September 3, 2013

We are so sorry to announce the death of Helen Power, Coordinator of Women and Gender Studies from 1992-2001. Helen Power graduated from the University of Chicago (1955) and earned a master's (1964) and doctoral degree (1966) in English from Washington University. Shortly after finishing her Ph.D., Helen became a lecturer in the English department at Washington University. In 1983, Joyce Trebilcot, then Coordinator of the Women's Studies Program, asked Helen if she would like to teach a women's literature course. She graciously accepted, enjoyed working in the program, and subsequently developed several courses for the Program. She became the Program's Associate Coordinator and took over the role of Coordinator of the Women's Studies Program upon Professor Trebilcot's retirement in 1992.

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August 8, 2013

Associate Professor Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr. Joins WGSS in Fall 2013

Jeffrey McCune joins us as Associate Professor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Performing Arts in Fall 2013. Professor McCune brings to WGSS his expertise in the fields of queer theory, critical race theory, black masculinities, performance, and sexuality studies. He received his PhD in Performance Studies in 2007 from Northwestern University with a focus on African-American Studies and Gender Studies. Prior to his appointment with WGSS, Professor McCune was an assistant professor in the departments of Women's Studies and of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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