Table of Contents
Page 3: A Note from the Chair
Page 5: Meet our New Graduate Students
Page 6: Meet the New Director of Graduate Studies
Page 7: Meet the 2019-2020 Graduate Student Association Officers
Page 8: Newly Minted Doctorates
Page 9: Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Graduates
Highlights and Updates
Page 10: LGBT Studies Update
Page 11: Feminist Studies Update
Page 12: Faculty Highlights
Page 14: Faculty Book Release
Page 15: Affiliate Faculty Highlights
Page 17: LGBT Equity Center Update
Page 18: NWSA 2018
Page 19: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Tour
Page 20: Graduate Student Highlights
Page 21: Graduate Alumni Highlights
Page 22: Undergraduate Events Updates
Page 24: Undergraduate Events Calendar
Awards, Fellowships, Opportunities
Page 26: Undergraduate Academic Enrichment Grants
Page 27: Charlotte Brozer Shapiro Scholarship in Women’s Studies Announcement
Page 28: Graduate Student Awards
Page 31: Photo Collage
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A Note from the Chair Dear Faculty, Students, Affiliates, and Colleagues,
It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you back to the University of Maryland for the 2019-2020 school year. I hope that you all had restful summers, and that you are recharged for a new academic year. After an incredibly demanding first year as chair, I want to take a moment to reflect on this past year. We have a great deal
in the planning stages that we are eagerly working on. I look forward to what the next year requires of us as a collective we. This past year was one filled with changes and transitions. The faculty worked incredibly hard last year to lay the foundation for our future successes as a department. Drs. Michelle V. Rowley, Alexis Lothian, and Iván Ramos helped to prepare the department for the upcoming curriculum change. They did the groundwork needed to move forward with our new curriculum, including a revamped major, WMST Certificate, Black Women’s Studies Minor, and LGBT Certificate and Minor. Dr. Ashwini Tambe was our interim Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) this past year, excellently serving our graduate student community with new professionalization opportunities. Dr. Elsa Barkley Brown was named Associate Chair in the Department of History, and received the prestigious Philip Merrill
Presidential Scholars Faculty Mentor Award for her mentorship of Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar, Paula Molina Acosta. Dr. Eva Hageman, our President’s Post-doc also had a successful year working on her manuscript. In addition, a special thanks to our two new PTK faculty members, Drs. Sydney Lewis and Jessica Mathiason, for their outstanding work in planning and coordinating undergraduate events and community building throughout the year. They continued our popular social justice hangouts, and brought new events to the department. They have now planned our AY 2019-2020 Undergraduate Events (See pp. 20 and 21). A special congratulations to Dr. Aleixs Lothian, who received tenure and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in August, 2019. We are proud of her achievements, and we look forward to her future as a scholar, educator, and as our new director of graduate studies (DGS). You can learn more about her and her new
appointment as DGS on page 6. We also welcomed the publication of two books by Drs. Zambrana and Lothian. Dr. Zambrana published Toxic Ivory Towers: The Health Consequences of Work Stress on the Health of Underrepresented Minority Faculty, with Rutgers University Press on August 6, 2018. Dr. Lothian published her book Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility with NYU Press on September 25, 2018. Forthcoming (October 2019) is Dr. Tambe’s book entitled Defining Girlhood in India: A Transnational History of Sexual Maturity Laws to be published by the University of Illinois Press. We congratulate our faculty on their publishing successes. We celebrate and acknowledge all our students’ scholarly accomplishments. Our graduate students had an impressive year: 11 students presented papers or posters at the 2018 National Women’s Studies Association Annual 2101 Woods Hall, 4302 Chapel Drive, College Park, MD 20742 | (301) 405-6877 | wmst.umd.edu | email@example.com
4 Conference in Atlanta, GA; four students completed their dissertations (please see page 8); DB Bauer and Damien
Hagen were the recipients of the UMD Graduate School Summer Research Award; and Anna Storti was awarded the prestigious Dean’s Pre-to-Postdoctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Asian American Studies at Dartmouth College. Our graduate students continue to make an impact on the field, and the wider community of women and gender studies. (See pp.18-19 with updates from our alumni). This coming year will be an important period for our undergraduate program. We are proud to announce the first scholarship specifically for Women’s Studies majors: The Charlotte Brozer Shapiro Scholarship in Women’s Studies. We are grateful to Ms. Mindy S. Shapiro (class of 1982) for her gift, as it shows an incredible investment in the future of our program and the impact a Women’s Studies education can have. Ms. Shapiro was the first graduate of the Department of Women’s Studies. She hopes that the students who benefit from the Charlotte Brozer Shapiro Scholarship will demonstrate not only a lifelong love of learning, but also the ability to help others and contribute to life-changing experiences. Looking ahead in 2019-2020, we will continue our curriculum transformation process, offer new undergraduate and graduate programming, welcome new and current members of our affiliate faculty community, and initiate the process of a departmental chair search. We expect to change our departmental name, explore new directions, and enhance our programmatic activities. For our first event, we invite all of the Women’s Studies Community to join us for our annual Fall Gathering on Friday, October 11 from 1:30-4:00pm. At this time, we will announce the first recipient of Charlotte Brozer Shapiro Scholarship and once again thank our affiliates for their unwavering support of the Department. Save the date, and we look forward to having you there.
My goals for our community this year are to continue building an even stronger Women’s Studies community with our faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates, reinforce our department’s commitment to, and strengths in, interdisciplinary and intersectional research and teaching, and build upon our reputation as one of the foremost departments in the field of women, gender, and sexuality studies. I thank you all for being a part of our community, and I look forward to a productive and successful year.
Ruth Enid Zambrana, Ph.D. Interim Chair and Professor of Women’s Studies Director, Consortium for Race, Gender and Ethnicity
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Meet our New Members Gwen Warman, Academic Coordinator Gwen Warman is the Academic Coordinator and Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Women’s Studies. Before joining the Department she supported UMD students and faculty as the Coordinator for the Biological Sciences Graduate Program. Gwen is an alumna of the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Women’s Studies and a UMD Scholars certificate in Media, Self, and Society. She also holds an M.A. in Gender/Cultural Studies and an M.S. in Communication Management, both from Simmons College in Boston, MA.
Danielle LaPlace MA Women’s & Gender Studies (2019), University of North Carolina at Greensboro; MA Development and Practice (2014), University of Queensland; BA International Studies (2010) and French (2010), University of North Carolina at Charlotte
After completing secondary school in her home country of St. Kitts and Nevis, Danielle moved to North Carolina to continue her studies, receiving a BA in both French and International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2010. She was granted an Endeavor Award by the Australian government and pursued a Master of Development Practice at the University of Queensland. After graduating, she returned to St. Kitts and Nevis, serving briefly as the Executive Officer in the Department of Gender Affairs where she had the opportunity to represent the country at the 2016 European Union-Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (EU-CELAC) Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment Seminar in Brussels, Belgium. She recently completed an MA in Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is looking forward to Fall 2019 and to the opportunities, challenges, and experiences offered by UMD’s rigorous Women’s Studies PhD program.
Caitlin Leach Doctor of Pharmacy (2014), University of the Sciences; MS Women’s & Gender Studies (2018), Towson University
Caitlin comes to the University of Maryland having completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Sciences, and her Master of Science degree in Women's & Gender Studies from Towson University. She completed her residency in community pharmacy practice at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy where she advocated for the inclusion of LGBTQ health content in the required curriculum. Her lecture on "Gender Affirming Therapeutics" is now included as part of the required pharmacy curriculum, and she continues to teach there as an invited content expert. Caitlin is interested in researching how oppression manifests clinically and how clinical encounters (re) produce oppressive structures. Her work has examined how clinical information, such as pharmaceutical data, can be redeployed from a critical, feminist perspective to challenge traditional biomedical conceptions of the healthy body. Her broader research interests include feminist science and technology studies, bioethics, and philosophy of the body. 2101 Woods Hall, 4302 Chapel Drive, College Park, MD 20742 | (301) 405-6877 | wmst.umd.edu | email@example.com
Meet the New Director of Graduate Studies
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alexis Lothian to Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) in the Department of Womenâ€™s Studies. The appointment will be for three years, beginning August 4, 2019 and ending on July 31st, 2022. As the DGS, Dr. Lothian will be responsible for the programming and administrative needs of our graduate students. Dr. Lothian joined the WMST faculty in 2014 as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor in August, 2019. Dr. Lothian currently serves on the editorial board for Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, & Technology, a premier open-access, peer reviewed journal featuring scholarship on gender, new media, and technology. In September, 2018, Dr. Lothian published her first monograph, Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility with NYU Press to great acclaim. We are fortunate to have Dr. Lothian serving as the Director of Graduate studies for the next three years given her record of scholarly achievement and her excellent mentorship of graduate students. She has cemented her place within our department as a cutting-edge scholar, and a thoughtful member of faculty discussions. I look forward to working with her as we begin a new academic year, and I look forward to the ways in which she will continue the intellectual and professional growth and development of our graduate students. --Ruth Enid Zambrana, Interim Chair and Professor 2101 Woods Hall, 4302 Chapel Drive, College Park, MD 20742 | (301) 405-6877 | wmst.umd.edu | firstname.lastname@example.org
MEET THE 2019-2020 WOMEN’S STUDIES GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATAION OFFICERS
President: Lenora Knowles
Historian: Amira Lundy-Harris
Treasurer: Sarah Scriven
Rep. to the Committee of the Whole: Damien Hagen
Dean’s Rep: Adreanna Nattiel
Graduate Committee Rep: Rahma Haji
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NEWLY MINTED DOCTORATES
Donnesha Blake, Ph.D.
Justin Sprague, Ph.D.
Dr. Donnesha Blake defended her dissertation “Stylin’ Blaqueer Feminisms: The Politics of Queer Black Women’s Fashion Activism” on October 25, 2018. She currently works as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Alma College in Alma, Michigan.
Dr. Justin Sprague defended his dissertation “Cooking with Mama Kim: The Legacy of Korean Women (Re)Defining Cultural Authenticity” on October 31, 2018. He currently works as Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Sina Lee, Ph.D.
Cara Snyder, Ph.D.
Dr. Sina Lee defended her dissertation “Leaving “Home” in Search of the “Homeland”: Transnational Solidarity among Adoptive Korean Returnees, Adoptive Mothers, and Birth Mothers” on March 26, 2018.
Dr. Cara Snyder defended her dissertation “Which Team do you Play for?: Visibility and Queering in Brazilian Soccer” on July 8, 2019. Cara currently holds a post-doctoral position with the Latin American Studies Center at the University of Maryland.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018-2019 GRADUATES Bachelor of Arts Maili Michelle Knox Bridget Lee Rittman-Tune Mekdes Abebe Sisay Zi Li Strzelecki
Katie Jane Dallimore Mehrnoosh Dian Gina Diane Fabi Rachel Yetta Greenberg
Ashley R. Thieme Sheryl Brenda Xavier Cosette Olympiad Zacarias
Women’s Studies Undergraduate Certificate Margaret Macchiarini Crosson
Casey Patricia Gawron
Nikita Ajit Salker
Victoria Arylelle Hill
Esther E. Dikongue
Maggie Mary Loughlin
Amanda Morgan Sklar
Amina Hamdy Farahat
Emily Grace Maranto
Stella Del White
Savannah Victoria Gaines
Julianne Frances McHugh
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Undergraduate Certificate Stacey Audrey Mannuel Tara Kristen McCurry
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Minor Megan Nicole Capitelli Sarah Justine DeCederfelt Billy Wayne Griffis Erin Griffith
Evangelina Marie Minor Hakes Asea Taylor Hill Jacob Alexander Penrod Nancy Ran Zhang
WOMENS STUDIES GRADUATE STUDENTS Graduate Certificate
Master of Arts
Stephanie Joan Cork Jordan Alexandria Ealey Cae Joseph-Masséna Melissa A. Lucas Ashley Marie Reynolds
Amira Naima Lundy-Harris Eva Peskin
LGBT Studies Update This past April, the Department of Women’s Studies and the LGBTQ Studies Program hosted the Twelfth Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium under the theme of “Reflections on Disidentifications at 20. The event brought together some of the leading scholars on the field of queer theory to discuss the ongoing importance of the late José Esteban Muñoz’s canonical 1999 book Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. The event consisted of three scholarly panels devoted to the history, influence, and future of this essential text. The event concluded with a panel of some of the most important Latinx artists working today and whose work Muñoz engaged throughout the course of his career. Organized by Dr. Iván A. Ramos (Women’s Studies), Dr. Christina Handhardt (American Studies), and Dr. JV Sapinoso, former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, the Symposium was a great success, drawing attendees from the UMD community and beyond. The 2020 DC Queer Studies Symposium will tentatively be devoted to the theme of “Queer Beyond the State(s)” which will give scholars the opportunity to gather on campus to discuss the current state of the very notion of “queer theory” as the field has expanded beyond the walls of the U.S. academy.
Feminist Studies Update
Feminist Studies, founded in 1972, is the oldest journal of interdisciplinary women's studies scholarship in the country. Every issue contains peer-reviewed research, art essays, review essays, creative writing, and political commentary. Its content is vetted by an international editorial board of scholars across multiple disciplines, and the reviewers are drawn from an even wider pool. It has a highly selective acceptance rate of 8 percent. Over its forty-seven years, the journal has published numerous classics that have shaped our field. Its innovative special issues have spurred new conversations, such as the 2017 dialogue between decolonial and postcolonial approaches, and the 2011 special issue on race and transgender studies. Our recent special issue, volume 44, no. 2 (2018), takes stock of the doctoral degree in women’s/gender/sexuality studies. Twenty years after publishing our classic 1998 special issue, “Disciplining Feminism? The Future of Women’s Studies,” we pause and reflect on the job market for WGSF doctoral degree-holders; curricular challenges within doctoral degree programs; and how WGSF departments navigate the neoliberal academy. Our latest special issue out this fall, volume 45, no. 2/3, is a double issue on Indigenous feminisms in settler contexts. Topics covered include: Indigenous persistence, resistance, and “survivance”; theories of sovereignty; the concept of occupation; language loss and revival; protest art; and the politics of “staying in place”. We are excited launch it first at the National Women’s Studies Association annual conference and then on the University of Maryland campus during the Native American Indian Heritage Month festivities, both taking place in November 2019. We will also be announcing new Feminist Studies positions for graduate students to assist with these events. Our next special issue in the works is on feminism and capitalism in the twenty-first century. The journal welcomes submissions across a range of topics and genres. For general submission guidelines, please visit http://www.feministstudies.org/submissions/guidelines.html. —Ashwini Tambe, Editorial Director, Feminist Studies 2101 Woods Hall, 4302 Chapel Drive, College Park, MD 20742 | (301) 405-6877 | wmst.umd.edu | firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Studies Faculty Highlights Elsa Barkley Brown, Associate Professor
Appointed as Associate Chair of History, Spring 2019.
Faculty Mentor Impact Award for the her work as a faculty mentor to 2019-2020 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar Paula Molina Acosta.
Sydney Lewis, Lecturer
Organizer: “Duty to Speak” a Spoken Word Workshop. April 24, 2019.
Served as reviewer for the National Women’s Studies Association, and for the Special Topics: Femme edition of The Journal of Lesbian Studies.
Alexis Lothian, Associate Professor
August 2019, promoted to Associate Professor Fall 2018 Research and Scholarship Award, Graduate School, UMD Finalist, 2019 Locus Awards, Non-Fiction Category for Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility “From Transformative Works to #transformDH: Digital Humanities as (Critical) Fandom.” Special Issue: Toward a Critically Engaged Digital Practice; American Studies and the Digital Humanities. American Quarterly 70:3 (2018), 371-398.
Jessica Lee Mathiason, Lecturer
Forthcoming 2019: “cDNA/©DNA in Orphan Black: Eugenics, Surplus Life, and the Castor Virus.” Sisterhood, Science and Surveillance in Orphan Black: Critical Essays. Ed. Janet Brennan Croft and Alyson Buckman. Jefferson: McFarland. From the Assassinations of the 1960s to Stoneman Douglas: Guns, Violence, and White Masculinity in Crisis. Cultural Critique, 103, 91-99. doi:10.5749/culturalcritique.103.2019.0091 (2019) Presentation: “FemTech: ‘Smart’ Innovation or the Commodification of Women’s Health?” Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. September 4-7, 2019.
Women’s Studies Faculty Highlights Iván Ramos, Assistant Professor
“José Esteban Muñoz.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina/o Literature, Edited by Arturo Arias, Raúl Coronado, Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Ben V. Olguín, and Sandra K. Soto. Oxford University Press, 2018. “Marginal Lives: Video Aesthetics, Mexican Contemporary Art, and Sarah Minter’s Alma Punk,” Third Text. Forthcoming, Fall 2019. Recipient of the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research Fellowship at Harvard University. Summer, 2019. Invited talk: “Unruly Laughter: The Unsettling of Affect in Xandra Ibarra’s Nude Laughing.” American Studies Colloquium. Princeton University, April 29, 2019.
Ashwini Tambe, Associate Professor
“The Moral Hierarchies of Age Standards: The UN Debates a Common Minimum Marriage Age, 1951-1962,” in American Historical Review roundtable “Chronological Age: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis.” (forthcoming) “Social Geographies of Bombay’s Sex Trade: 1880-1920.” In P. Kidambi, M. Kamat, R. Dwyer (eds.), Towards New Histories of Mumbai/Bombay: Essays in Honor of Jim Masselos (pp. 147-167). Oxford University Press, London: Hurst and Co./ New York, (2019). Keynote Speaker, “Theorizing Consent in the Age of #MeToo” conference, University of Chicago, March 15, 2019.
Ruth Enid Zambrana, Interim Chair and Professor
Elected Chair, American Sociological Association Latino Section Presentation: “The Illusion of Inclusion: Inseparable Race, Ethnicity and Class in the 21st Century,” American Sociological Association Conference 2019, New York, NY; August 9-13. Baca Zinn, M., & Zambrana, R.E. (2019). “Chicanas/Latinas Advance Intersectional Thought and Practice.” Gender and Society, 0891243219853753. Walters, K.L., Maliszewski Lukszo, C., Evans-Campbell, T., Burciaga Valdez, R., & Zambrana, R.E. (2019). “’Before they Kill my Spirit Entirely’: Insights into the Lived Experiences of American Indian/Alaska Native Faculty at Research Universities. Race Ethnicity and Education, 1-24. Doi: 10.1080/13613324.2019.1579182.
Faculty Book Release
Ashwini Tambe Defining Girlhood In India: A Transnational History of Sexual Maturity Laws. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press. October, 2019 2101 Woods Hall, 4302 Chapel Drive, College Park, MD 20742 | (301) 405-6877 | wmst.umd.edu | email@example.com
Affiliate Faculty Highlights A Brief History of Affiliate Faculty in Women’s Studies The Department of Women’s Studies, for many years, was a program and not a department. Part of the advantage of being a program was that it was, by definition and necessity, a cross-campus project. Affiliate faculty served on committees, and in an annual retreat of the core and affiliate faculty, the Program’s committees were constituted and the work planned for the year. An annual polyseminar, a series of lectures and research forums around a common theme over the course of the year, brought visiting scholars, artists, and activists to give public presentations, visit classes, and meet with faculty and students in a range of ways. This committee of the whole created an identity of women’s studies as belonging to the campus as a whole. The Program became a Department in 1994 and began awarding B.A. degrees. However, the importance of affiliate faculty has not diminished—we recognize the importance of our affiliates and insist upon the importance of institutional frameworks that intellectually and administratively reach beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. Our affiliate faculty members are integral to the success of the Department of Women’s Studies, and we take this space to honor and recognize some of the achievements of our affiliate faculty. Plans are also underway to convene an affiliate faculty get-together in the upcoming year.
Laurie Frederik, Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies
Took sabbatical leave in 2018-2019 to conduct research with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle, WA. She assisted with the Children and Youth Advocacy unit, and conducted country conditions research about Central America and Mexico. Results of research were presented at the 2019 Performance Studies International Conference at the University of Calgary, July 2019, and will be featured in Dr. Frederik’s upcoming book “Telling the Truth: Law, Testimony, and the Ethics of Dramatic Editing.”
Judith P. Hallett, Classics (Emerita) Lifetime Achievement Award, Eta Sigma Phi, 2018. “The endeavours and exempla of the German refugee classicists Eva Lehmann Fiesel and Ruth Fiesel,” Antike Erzaehl- und Deutungsmuster: Zwischen Exemplaritaet und Transformation. Festschrift Fuer Christiane Reitz zum 65. Geburtstag, eds. Simone Finkmann, Anja Behrendt und Anke Walter. Berlin: De Gruyter (2018): 655-693. Co-editor (with Jackson Bryer and Edyta K. Oczkowicz), Thornton Wilder in Collaboration: Collected Essays on His Drama and Fiction. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. Author of introduction, and essay, “Re-Envisioning World War I as America’s Trojan War”: 170-194.
Sahar Khamis, Communication
Awards “Research Communicator Impact Award” University of Maryland, 2019 “Excellence in Research Award” from the Arab U.S. Association for Communication Educators Publications Khamis, S. and Mili, A. (2018). (Eds). Arab Women’s Activism and Socio-Political Transformation: Unfinished Gendered Revolutions. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 2101 Woods Hall, 4302 Chapel Drive, College Park, MD 20742 | (301) 405-6877 | wmst.umd.edu | firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliate Faculty Highlights Robyn Muncy, History, Former Interim Chair of Women’s Studies
Exhibit: Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote, opened May 2019 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. “The Strange Career of ‘the Working Class’ in US Political Culture since the 1950s,” Labor: Studies in Working-Class History, 15, 4 (December, 2018): 37-58. Named director of the Honors Program in the Department of History.
Valerie K. Orlando, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Awards Fulbright Fellowship—Toqueville Distinguished Chair Award, France (Fall 2019) Collegium de Lyon Grant, Université de Lyon, France (Spring 2020) Publications Paris and the Marginalized Author: Treachery, Alienation, Queerness and Exile. Eds. Valérie K. Orlando and Pamela Pears (Lexington Books, 2018; pp. 254, 13 chapters, bibliography, index)
Karin Rosemblatt, History
Received the PROSE award in US/North American History from the American Association of Publishers Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division for her book The Sciences and Politics of Race in Mexico and the United States, 1910-1950. She was promoted to Professor in Spring 2018.
Carly S. Woods, Communication
Received the 2018 Daniel Rohrer Memorial Outstanding Research Award for Debating Women: Gender, Education, and Spaces for Argument, 1835-1945 (Michigan State University Press, 2018) from the American Forensic Association.
Updates from the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
SLLC served as a founding member in the creation of the ARHU minor in Humanities, Health, and Medicine, and it will serve as the host for the first 3 years. SLLC will continue to be involved in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Research Group. SLLC hired Dr. Jyana Browne (Japanese and Performance), Dr. Matthew Miller (Persian and Digital Humanities), and Dr. Josh Alvizu (German and Environmental Humanities) to strategically build connections between the fields of humanities and performance, digital studies, and environmental studies. Spanish and Persian continued their close work with Latinx and Afghan/Persian communities, respectively, to enrich students’ learning about immigrant communities. SLLC continued its Open Mic tradition where students read and discussed their creative writings on social issues. SLLC led the University in the student contest Express Yourself Award, funded by the Provost, which focused on race, racism, and sexual misconduct.
LGBT Equity Center Updates Luke Jensen (they/them or he/him), Director
“Best Practices—Learning from Other Graduate Schools and Universities.” Panel discussion. The LSAC (Law School Admission Council) Equity Conference: Building, Maintaining, and Promoting LGBTQ-Inclusive Law Schools, Orland, FL. 12/10/18 “Standards of Practice—Core Competencies for LGBTQIA+ Directors & Professionals in Higher Education.” With Debbie Bazarsky, Brian Edwards, Sivagami Subbaraman, Bonnie Sugiyama, and Shaun Travers. Official Acceptance of the competencies by the Executive Board of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals with a presentation to the general membership, January 24, 2019.
Shige Sakurai (they/them), Associate Director
Received the Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education Award for Individual Leadership, presented by Diversity Abroad at their annual conference in Boston, MA. March 2, 2019. Special Recognition Award for founding International Pronouns Day. Presented by the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals at Creating Change. Annual conference of the National LGBTQ Task Force, January 25, 2019. International Pronouns Day is the third Wednesday of October. This year, it is October 16, 2019.
Selected Updates and Upcoming Events
Lavender Graduation 2019: The University of Maryland celebrated its twenty-first annual Lavender Graduation on May 21, 2019 in the Memorial Chapel. Graduates of the LGBT Studies Minor and Certificate received special recognition from the Chair of Women’s Studies, a tradition that began in 2002 with the establishment of the Program in LGBT Studies. Dr. Zambrana also recognized the recipient of the 2019 Rodler-Wood Scholarship, Tytan Taliaferro, a Junior majoring in Bioengineering (see picture). Quelcome: Fall Welcome Fest 2019: Mark your calendar now for Quelcome on Wednesday, September 11 from 5:00-7:00pm in the Colony Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union. This campus-wide annual event for LGBTQ and allied staff, faculty, students, and alumni welcomes new students, fosters community, and showcases some of the resources and opportunities on campus and in the community. It’s a great place to grab food, meet people, and have fun. For the most up-to-date information, go to https://lgbt.umd.edu/quelcomefall-welcome-fest. Q Camp: LGBTQ+ Community Retreat 2019: Q Camp is a community-building retreat for University of Maryland LGBTQ+ undergraduate students, and is especially suited for incoming first-year and transfer students, and for those who are otherwise new to the LGBTQ+ campus community. Students must apply to attend no later than September 13 for the retreat on October 13 and 14 at the 4H National Conference Center. For more information and to apply, go to https://lgbt.umd.edu/q-camp-community-retreat.
NWSA 2018—Atlanta, GA National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference Just Imagine. Imagine Justice—Presenters
Dr. Evelyn Torton Beck (emerita) Dr. A. Lynn Bolles (emerita) Dr. Seung-Kyung Kim (emerita) Dr. Alexis Lothian Dr. Iván Ramos Dr. Ashwini Tambe Dr. Ruth Enid Zambrana
Donnesha Blake Jocelyn Coates Rahma Haji Sina Lee Clara Montague Adreanna Nattiel Eva Peskin Sarah Scriven Justin Sprague Anna Storti Taylor York
Dr. Rajani Bhatia (2012) Dr. Avery Dame (2017) Dr. Bettina Judd (2014) Dr. Sunhye Kim (2018) Dr. Mel Michelle Lewis (2012) Dr. Angel Love Miles (2016) Dr. Ayu L. Saraswati (2007)
Students and faculty at our NWSA MA/Ph.D. Program Reception. From left to right—Top row: Clara Montague, Adreanna Nattiel, Sarah Scriven, Ashwini Tambe, Ruth Enid Zambrana, Alexis Lothian, Iván Ramos Bottom row: Eva Peskin
Harriet Tubman Byway Tour On Friday, October 26, a group of faculty, staff, students, and affiliates traveled to the Harriet Tubman Byway on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Our tour-guide was Dave Schauber of Sawyer Charters, who took us to various sites along the Byway, and to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. The tour was highly informative and was a closer look at Dorchester County, the birthplace of Harriet Tubman, and the site of her incredible work on the Underground Railroad.
Left to right: Adreanna Nattiel, Sarah Scriven, Mel Coles Photo taken on the boat cruise across the Chesapeake, learning about life on the Bay during the time of Harriet Tubman.
Graduate Student Highlights DB Bauer
Summer 2019: Graduate School Summer Research Award “Touchable Speculation: Crafting Critical Discourse with 3D Printing, Maker Practices, and Hypermapping” in Hyperrhiz: New Media and Cultures.
Presentation: “Beyond Visuality and Surveillant Epistemologies: Visions of Black/White Interracial Desire,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA; November 8-11, 2018.
Summer 2019: Graduate School Summer Research Award Invited Presentation: Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism, for WMST 488X: Feminist Conflicts. March 14, 2019.
Presentation: “Now I Do What I Want: Surreal Articulation, Black Communication,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA; November 8-11, 2018. Paper: “Get Me(m)Embodied: Memes, Attunement and Encounter,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA; November 8-11, 2018.
Public Education: Lecture on Black Women’s Leadership in the Welfare Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, Rethinking Poverty Course, Soteria Community School, Washington, D.C. Presentation: “Rethinking Race: Alumni of Color in the Academy,” Amherst College, MA. April, 2019.
Clara Montague Advanced to Candidacy, October, 2018 Presentation: “Internationalizing Academic Feminism: Women’s Studies in South Korea and the United States,” Exploring Narratives, Master Narratives, and Counter-Narratives in International Higher Education. Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference. Tampa, FL; November, 2018.
Presentation: “Separate Roads to Radicalism: Black Marxism, Black Feminism, and the Black Feminist Radical Tradition.” Political Epistemologies: The 24th Annual Philosophy Conference. Villanova University; March 15-16, 2019. Presentation: “Into the Mist: #MeToo, the Feminist Coercion of Confession, and the Recuperation of Heterosexual Male,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA; November 8-11, 2018.
Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA; November 8-11, 2018. Residency and Workshop: Live Art Development Agency, DIY 16 Workshop Facilitator. Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom. July 27-28, 2019.
Michele Prince Presentation: “Post Racial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and Strategic Ambiguity,” a dialogue. University of Washington, April 2019.
Cara Snyder Panel Co-organizer: “Moving Bodies, Bodies on the Move: Transnational Brazil from the 1800s-2018s.” History Graduate Student Association Conference, University of Maryland, College Park. March 29, 2019.
M. Cheyenne Stevens Achieving the Promise Academy (ATPA) Coach, Montgomery College English and Reading Department, providing direct support to college students.
Anna Storti Dean’s Pre-to-Postdoctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Asian American Studies. Dartmouth College, 2019-2021. Anna M. Moncada Storti (2019) After the party: a manifesto for queer of color life, Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, 29:1, 95-98
Taylor York Paper Presentation: “Ungendering Me Softly: Towards a Black Trans Theory of (Self) Care,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA; November 8-11, 2018.
Presentation: “Teaching to Imagine: Speculative Pedagogy across Multiple Worlds,” 2101 Woods Hall, 4302 Chapel Drive, College Park, MD 20742 | (301) National 405-6877 | wmst.umd.edu | email@example.com
Graduate Alumni News
Research Professor of Ryan Shanahan, PhD (2013) International Affairs at the GW Made Director of Undergraduate Dr. Shanahan received two Institute for Korean Studies at the Studies and the Honor’s Program research grants of over $7 million Elliott School of International for the Department of Women’s, to conduct randomized control Affairs, George Washington Gender, and Sexuality Studies at trials of the effect of radically University. transforming prison culture and SUNY, Albany Mel Michelle Lewis, PhD (2012) living conditions on the lives of Donnesha Blake, PhD (2018) young people in prison. In Fall 2019, Dr. Lewis will be Accepted a position as the joining the Maryland Institute Justin Sprague, PhD (2018) Director of Diversity and Inclusion College of Art, Humanistic Studies at Alma College in Alma, Accepted a tenure-track position faculty, as an Associate Professor at West Chester State University Michigan. of Gender/Sexuality. in Women and Gender Studies. Donnesha A. Blake (2019) “It Ain’t Laura A. Logie, PhD (2008) He, It Ain’t She, It’s We”, Dress, Jessica Vooris, PhD (2016) Presentation: “Getting Started on Accepted a visiting assistant 45:1, 1-21 Developing Relationships.” NCATS Avery Dame-Griff, PhD (2017) professor position in the Day—Engaging Patients and Department of Women’s, Gender, Will serve as a Lecturer of Communities for Smarter and Sexuality Studies at Dickinson Communication Studies at Science. National Center for College. Gonzaga University in Spokane, Advancing Transnational Sciences, WA in 2020. If I were not Afraid and it was NIH, Bethesda, MD. Snowing: A Choral Birth Poem in Clare Jen, PhD (2008) Angel Love Miles, PhD (2016) Radical Teacher. In Fall 2019, Dr. Jen will serve as “Strong Black Women” African Red Washburn, PhD (2010) Director of Women’s and Gender American Women with Studies at Denison University. Research Fellow at CUNY Grad Disabilities, Intersecting Identities, Center, Fall/Spring 2018-2020. Bettina Judd, PhD (2014) and Inequality in Gender & Forthcoming: “Endangered Judd, Bettina. “Sapphire as Praxis: Society vol. 33, no. 1, February Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Toward a Methodology of Anger.” 2019. Sexuality Studies and Community Feminist Studies, vol. 45, no. 1, Heather Rellihan, PhD (2007) Colleges in #MeToo Times: A Case 2019, pp. 178-208. JSTOR, Carminati, G., and Rellihan, H. Study of Kingsborough www..jstor.org/stable/10.15767/ Theory and Praxis: Women’s and Community College as a feministstudies.45.1.0178 Gender Studies at Community Microcosm of Neoliberal “Glossolalia: Lucille Clifton’s Colleges. Forthcoming, 2019. Education.” Theory and Praxis: Creative Technologies of Gival Press. Women’s and Gender Studies at Becoming,” in Black Bodies and Community Colleges. Eds. Heather J.V. Sapinoso, PhD (2009) Transhuman Realities: Modifying Rellihan and Genevieve In 2019, Dr. Sapinoso began work the Black Body in Posthuman Carminati. Arington: Gival Press, as an Interim Advising Program Literature and Culture, ed. Melvin 2019. Advisor, College of Letters and G. Hill (2019). Sciences, University of Maryland, Kimberly Williams, PhD (2008) Sunhye Kim, PhD (2018) College Park. Report: Managing Pets During Kim, S. (2019) Reproductive Disasters (CCDR 2018) is featured L. Ayu Saraswati, PhD (2007) Technologies as Population on the website of the UN Office Control: How Pronatalist Policies Dr. Saraswati will be serving as for Disaster Risk Reduction at the Chair of Women’s Studies at Harm Reproductive Health in https://www.preventionweb.net/ the University of Hawaii-Manoa. South Korea. Sexual and publications/view/62132. Reproductive Health Matters, 27 Saraswati, L.A. “People, Promises, Continues to offer historic walking (2), 1610278 and PhD Programs in Women’s tours of Calgary’s adult Studies.” Feminist Studies 44.2 In 2019, Dr. Kim will be serving as consensual sex industry. (2018): 400-408. a Postdoctoral Fellow, Assistant
Rajani Bhatia, PhD (2012)
Undergraduate Updates In 2018, the Department of Women’s Studies welcomed Drs. Sydney Lewis and Jessica Mathiason to our ranks as professional track faculty, and undergraduate programming coordinators. Over the course of the year, they led the Department’s undergraduate programming, bringing back old favorites like the Social Justice Hangout, and bringing a slew of new events, such as the Obeahs, Brujas and Witches Halloween event, movie and discussion night, self-care workshops, and Duty to Speak: A Spoken Word Showcase with acclaimed poet Charity Joyce Blackwell. They did an incredible job of building up and supporting our Women’s Studies community, and we look forward to what’s in store for 2019-2020! You can find a calendar of events for the coming year on page 24. We hope to see you at them, and for more information, please check out our events page at wmst.umd.edu/events. Pictures Described from Left to Right, top to bottom. Page 22 Bridget Rittman-Tune, Mekdes Sisay, and Rachel Greenberg at the University Undergraduate Research Day. TRIOTA Women’s Studies Honors Society poses at their 2018 induction ceremony. Page 23 Dr. Lewis teaches students about witchy feminisms at the Obeahs, Brujas, and Witches: “Magic” as a Feminist Practice. Undergraduate Students attend our annual Fall Gathering. 2101 Woods Hall, 4302 Chapel Drive, College Park, MD 20742 | (301) 405-6877 | wmst.umd.edu | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2019 Events Calendar Date Wed. 9/4/19
12:00pm—1:45pm Social Justice Hangout
Description Theme: Reproductive Justice
Wed. 9/18/19 12:00pm—1:45pm Undergraduate Town Hall Undergrads give feedback on past events, and make suggestions for future ones. Wed. 10/2/19 12:00pm—1:45pm Social Justice Hangout
Join the Department for its annual Fall Gathering for students and faculty. We will start the new semester and award the inaugural Charlotte Brozer Shapiro Scholarship in Women’s Studies.
12:00pm—1:45pm Halloween Broo-ha-ha
Fall Gathering & Awards Presentation
Wed. 11/6/19 12:00pm—1:45pm Social Justice Hangout
Wed. 12/4/19 TBD
Another Halloween event from Dr. Sydney Lewis following the popular Obeahs event. More details about the event to follow. Theme: TBD
Movie and Discussion Film: TBD Night: Off Campus Edition Event requires RSVP Undergraduate Research Day
Undergraduate students are invited to present their work to their peers and faculty.
Spring 2020 Events Calendar Date
11:30am, Clarice Smith Center
12:00pm—1:45pm Social Justice Hangout
Wed. 2/19/20 TBD
Join the Department for Fall 2019 Commencement.
Women’s Studies Spoken Join the Department for an Word Extravaganza afternoon workshop and Spoken Word performance and open mic.
12:00pm—1:45pm Social Justice Hangout
Wed. 3/25/20 TBD
Move & Discussion Night Film: TBD On-Campus Edition Includes dinner and discussion.
12:00pm—1:45pm Social Justice Hangout
Wed. 4/22/20 12:00pm—1:45pm Professional Development Workshop
A workshop on how to give an engaging presentation for the classroom or conferences.
Undergraduate students are invited to present their work to their peers and faculty.
Undergraduate Research Day
Academic Enrichment Grants for Women’s Studies Majors Need research funds? Help with travel or registration fees to participate in an academic or leadership conference/workshop? Undergraduate Women's Studies Majors at UMD are eligible to apply for Academic Enrichment Grants to fund research, or participation in academic or leadership conferences and workshops, or other activities that will enhance your education in women's, gender, and/or sexuality studies. Application deadlines are October 15 for projects during the September 2018 to February 2019 time period, and March 15 for projects during the February 2019 to August 2019 time period. To apply, send a 250-500 word statement about the project/conference/workshop/ organizing meeting, etc. for which you are requesting funding and indicate how you see this relating to your work in Women's Studies. Also, submit a resume, budget, the name of one professor who can serve as a recommender, and, if applicable, a list of any other sources from which you are requesting funding for this same project. If applying for an activity that occurred prior to the application deadline, please submit copies of receipts to accompany your budget. Application materials should be emailed to email@example.com with “Academic Enrichment Grant” in the subject line. Applications submitted after the scheduled October 15 and March 15 deadlines will be considered if there are any remaining Academic Enrichment funds for the semester. For questions about these grants or assistance with developing your proposal, please talk with Ms. Gwen Warman, Academic Coordinator. can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or make an appointment by visiting ter.ps/WmstAppt. Deadline: October 15, 2019
Graduate Student Opportunities to Apply For: Fellowships, Grants, and Awards The Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship Summer Research Fellowships provide support to outstanding University of Maryland doctoral students at “mid‐career,” that is, in the period approximately before, during, or after achievement of candidacy. The fellowships provide doctoral students the opportunity to concentrate fully on their own scholarly activities and research, for the duration of a summer, at a critical moment in their graduate studies. The fellowships carry a stipend of $5,000 with specific cost-share requirements, as detailed in the Guidelines. These fellowships are not intended for dissertation completion and there is no tuition award. Eligibility: Eligible candidates must be UMD doctoral students who are at mid-career and can show that a summer of focused work will enable them to prepare for or complete a key benchmark in their program’s requirements. Department Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Graduate School Deadline: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship The Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship is part of the Graduate School's Semester Dissertation Fellowship program. This program provides support to University of Maryland doctoral candidates who are in the latter stages of writing their dissertations. The Wylie is full‐time fellowship and awarded students can choose to use the fellowship in either Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. Fellowship benefits include a $15,000 Stipend, a Candidacy Tuition award (899 only), a credit for mandatory fees, and reimbursement for the purchase of an individual health insurance plan for the semester. Eligibility: Eligible candidates are current UMD doctoral students who will have advanced to candidacy by June 1, 2020, and expect to graduate by August 2021. Department Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Graduate School Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Lee Thornton Semester Dissertation Fellowship Mary Savage Snouffer Dissertation Fellowship This fellowship is offered by the College of Arts and Humanities. It supports up to three fellowships for qualified students pursuing the doctorate in the humanities. While preference is given to students in English, scholarships can be awarded to students in other humanities disciplines. Recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by a committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. Criteria for selection shall be based upon academic merit and need. Proposals should be written with a non-specialist audience in mind. Applicants must be graduate students at the dissertation stage, and have completed all coursework and passed the qualifying examination for the doctorate degree. Department Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 ARHU Deadline: Portal open between February through May
The Lee Thornton Dissertation Fellowship is part of the Graduate School's Semester Dissertation Fellowship program. This program provides support to University of Maryland doctoral candidates who are in the latter stages of writing their dissertations. This full-time fellowship allows awarded students can choose to use the fellowship in either Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. Fellowship benefits include a $15,000 Stipend, a Candidacy Tuition award, and a credit for mandatory fees and reimbursement for the semester. Eligibility: Eligible candidates are current University of Maryland doctoral students who will have advanced to candidacy by June 1, 2020 and should expect to graduate by August 2021. Lee Thornton Fellowship guidelines state that candidates must be writing a dissertation that serves the public good. Department Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Graduate School Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Graduate Student Opportunities to Apply For: Fellowships, Grants, and Awards International Graduate Research Fellowship International Graduate Research Fellowships provide graduate students a meaningful research experience in an international context, broadening the student’s knowledge and perspective. The fellowships take advantage of ongoing collaborations between UMD faculty and their international colleagues, and, through graduate student exchange, enhance those collaborations. This fellowship supports UMD students who are interested in conducting collaborative research abroad with international colleagues. This fellowship also supports international students who are interested in traveling to UMD to conduct collaborative research with UMD faculty. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Charles A. Caramello Distinguished Dissertation Award
Phi Delta Gamma Graduate Fellowship The Phi Delta Gamma Graduate Fellowship offers $1,000 to a University of Maryland graduate student who “best exemplifies interdisciplinary scholarship achievement.” Eligibility: Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled doctoral students at the University of Maryland. Departmental Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Graduate School Deadline: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Dr. Mabel S. Spencer Award for Excellence in Graduate Achievement
The Charles A. Caramello Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes original work that makes an unusually The Spencer Award, established by the daughters of Dr. significant contribution to the discipline. Recipients of the Mabel S. Spencer, honors the memory and outstanding professional achievements of Dr. Spencer. It carries a Charles A. Caramello Distinguished Dissertation Award stipend of $15,000 and candidacy tuition remission (if receive an honorarium of $1,000 and may be selected for not covered by other tuition remission). nomination to the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award competition. Dedicated to programs and activities that advanced the interests of women at the University, Dr. Spencer was Eligibility: Eligible candidates are UMD Ph.D. graduates also known for her extraordinary ability to communicate who have submitted their dissertation to the Graduate with and provide assistance to her students, especially School in the calendar year 2019. those from underrepresented minorities and from Nomination Process and Deadline: Each college/school foreign countries. has been allocated a specific number of nominations based on the number of Ph.D.s that are awarded annual- Eligible candidates are University of Maryland doctoral students who will have reached candidacy by the start of ly. Please see Appendix B in the guidelines to view the Fall 2020 classes. allocations. Departments seeking to make a nomination must consult with their college about internal deadDepartmental Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 lines. College nominators should submit nominations Graduate School Deadline: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by noon, Wednesday, February 26, 2020. 2101 Woods Hall, 4302 Chapel Drive, College Park, MD 20742 | (301) 405-6877 | wmst.umd.edu | email@example.com
Graduate Student Opportunities to Apply For: Fellowships, Grants, and Awards Dr. James W. Longest Memorial Award for Social Science Research
The Michael J. Pelczar Award for Excellence in Graduate Study
In honor of Dr. Pelczarâ€™s retirement in 1977, the Michael The Longest Award, established by Mary Jack Wintle J. Pelczar Graduate Award was established from (Mrs. James W. Longest), honors the memory and contributions made by friends and alumni and the award outstanding personal and professional achievements of is intended to honor excellence in graduate studies. Dr. James W. Longest. It provides $2,000 to support The Michael J. Pelczar Award for Excellence in Graduate doctoral dissertation research in the social sciences with Study offers $1,000 to an outstanding University of potential benefits for small and/or disadvantaged Maryland doctoral candidate who has demonstrated communities. Candidacy tuition remission is granted for excellence beyond his or her coursework, and who has each of two semesters (if not covered by other tuition served at least one academic year as a teaching assistant remission). with a commendable performance. Eligible students must be University of Maryland doctoral Eligible candidates must be University of Maryland students who have reached candidacy by the start of Fall doctoral students who have reached candidacy by April 2020 classes. 1, 2020. Departmental Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Departmental Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Graduate School Deadline: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Graduate School Deadline: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Graduate School Travel Grants The Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant and the International Conference Student Support Award (ICSSA) help defray the expenses incurred by UMD graduate students who are traveling to scholarly, scientific, or professional conferences to present papers, posters, or other scholarly material. Students may receive each award twice during their graduate education at UMD, once before the achievement of candidacy (including masterâ€™s students) and a second time after the achievement of candidacy. To be eligible, students must be presenting a paper, poster, or other types of presentation and must be enrolled at UMD at the time of travel.
Goldhaber Eligibility: The Goldhaber Award is a matching grant and requires that student secure funding from an internal or external source prior to submitting an application. Please see complete guidelines for additional information. ICSSA Eligibility: The ICSSA pays the registration fee for conferences located outside of the United States. Award maximum is $500. Application Process: Applications and all supporting materials must be received in the Graduate School before the travel dates. Students, please inform your department's business office about your travel grant application. Submit application to http://apps.gradschool.umd.edu/GSAwardsSystem. Please note, these travel awards are reimbursement awards. Awarded students need to keep receipts and submit them to their department's business office.
Spring Commencement From left to right: Sheryl Xavier, Ashley Thieme, Zi Li Strzelecki, Mekdes Sisay, Bridget Ritman-Tune, Maili Knox, Katie Dallimore
Students, faculty, and staff attend the Harriet Tubman Byway Tour on October 26, 2018. Here, they are outside the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, learning about the routes traveled, and a history of Dorchester County where Harriet Tubman did much of her work.
Graduate students attend the Fall Gathering
Dr. Zambrana addresses the Charlotte Brozer Shapiro Scholarship Inaugural Dinner
The 2019 edition of the University of Maryland's Department of Women's Studies Fall Newsletter.