Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies

Events Calendar

Thu, Apr 2, 2015

State Violence and Black Dispossession  in the Americas

State Violence and Black Dispossession in the Americas

Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (rm 115)

A talk by Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University.

Sponsored by the Lamont Lecture Fund, the English Department and the Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies Department.

Fri, Apr 10, 2015

Save the date: 29th Annual Conference April 10-12, 2015

29th Annual Conference "From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reporductive Freedom"

Hampshire College

Conference is free for students. Sliding-scale registration offered for all attendees. Registration opens January 2015.

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Stonewall Prize

Stonewall Prize Deadline

Established by David L. Kirp of the Class of 1965 and other alumni, the prize is awarded annually to the student whose work offers substantial and exceptional commentary on some facet of queer, bisexual, intersex, gay, lesbian, or transgendered experience.

Submissions may take a number of forms including prose, poetry, fiction, drama, videos, films, art projects, photography and performance art. They may be created as part of a classroom assignment or honors project, or they may be original for this competition.

Submissions are due April 17, 2015. Please submit three copies of CDs or other portable media by mail to:
Stonewall Prize Committee
Campus Box #2208

You may also hand-deliver your submission to the Office of the President or email it to Ben Lieber.

Rose Olver

Rose Olver Prize Deadline

In memory of Professor Rose Olver, this prize is awarded annually to the thesis that best analyzes the construction of gender in conjunction with the historical, political, social, cultural, or psychological experiences of subjects. The project should also address gender relations as they intersect with class, race, sexuality, or nationality. Finally, the project should consider the broader implications of its conclusions for the field of sexuality, women’s, and gender studies.

Graduating seniors whose theses focus on sexuality, women’s and gender studies and who have taken two or more courses in these areas, at least one of which was through the Amherst College SWAGS Department, are invited to apply.

Your submission must include:

1. Thesis
2. One-paragraph abstract
3. Titles of the sexuality, women’s and gender studies courses that you have taken

Please e-mail your submission as attachments to the Amherst College SWAGS Department by Friday, April 17, 2015.


Contact Information

Rick Griffiths, Chair 2014-15
306 Beneski
Campus Box 2238
SWAGS Office
55 College St. / 14 Grosvenor House
Campus Box 2257 / PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Phone 413-542-5781
Fax 413-542-8192
Stephanie Kvam
Academic Department Coordinator
14 Grosvenor House