August 11, 2014

"Sensational Flesh: Race, Power and Masochism (Sexual Cultures) by Assistant Professor Amber Musser in WGSS to be released September 2014

Professor Amber Musser, faculty member in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program book: Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism is set for release in September 2014 by New York University Press

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.