FIU Center for Women and Gender Studies Professor Dr. Vicky Burns discusses “It’s not Just Locker Room Talk- Understanding and Preventing Campus Sexual Assault”, FIU's new course.
It's that time for CWGS students to submit their applications for the Elaine Gordon Scholarship in Women's Studies. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2018. Please click above for more details.
CWGS' own Dr. Burns was a guest speaker at “Just Another Assault” hosted by FIU’s Panhellenic Council. The event took place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 in the Student Academic Support Complex at FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus. The talk featured Bonny Shade, a sexual assault survivor and included a powerful message on sexual assault, rape culture and recovery. Dr. Burns was at the event in order to empower our student population to take a stand against sexual assault through our new campus clim
So proud of Sandy Skelaney's student who just became a finalist for iChangeFIU's Social Innovation Challenge. She won $500 and now competes for $7500 to launch a new program that she designed in her class to develop a training program for Americorps members to identify youth survivors of sex trafficking in high schools. Her students are turning class assignments into actual programs!
FIU's CWGS is joining an elite few universities to offer an academic course on understanding and preventing campus sexual assault. The course — “It’s Not Just Locker Room Talk: Understanding and Preventing Campus Sexual Assault” — will be offered this spring, covering factors that contribute to the incidence of sexual assault and ways to prevent it, taught by Dr. Vicki Burns.
Dr. Susanne Zwingel wrote a reflection piece on sexual harassment - just published on Class, Race and Corporate Power.
In addition to her current roles as the Director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS), Professor of Physics, and Co-PI of the NSF Institutional Transformation grant, this role will allow Dr. Darici to continue her efforts to increase diversity and inclusion at FIU.
Allison was quoted several times regarding the New Times article on "FIU College Republican Leader Quits Over Disgusting Hate in group Texts".
Lerna Ekmekcioglu is a historian of the modern Middle East and an affiliate of the Women and Gender Studies Program. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, she joined the CWGS and SIPA to deliver a talk about Armenians in post-genocide Turkey. Many faculty, staff, and students came out for this interdisciplinary event so that they could understand how gender and class affects coexistence and conflict in modern Turkey.
The FIU Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity (AWED) seeks an intern for SPRING 2018. AWED develops and manages a wide range of programs to promote faculty equity, diversity, and inclusion, including workshops and trainings to improve faculty hiring and promotion processes, faculty mentoring, and interdisciplinary networking.