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Sandy Skelaney, program director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention helped as part of the Women's Rally's executive planning committee.
On Saturday, January 21st, America witnessed the largest inaugural protest in US history. The event was organized in order to raise awareness for a number of intersectional issues such as reproductive rights, women’s rights, the rights of trans individuals, the rights of people of color, and human rights in general.
FIU psychology professor Lindsay Malloy publishes her story on CNN regarding her false positive Zika test while pregnant with her second child.
Monday, February 13th, 2017, Canadian-based, pro-life organization, Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, returned for their yearly display of graphic images to protest abortion. In response, the CWGS, WSSA, and WSGSA showed up to counter-protest and show solidarity with women and reproductive justice. The Center and its student orgs set up a table in front of the large anti-choice display with their own positive messages.
Enroll in our new course WST-4930 Introduction to Transgender Studies with Dr. Justin Grant for Fall 2017!
Registration is now open for our WST 3120 Global Women's Writing: Gendered Experiences Across Societies & Cultures with Dr. Michaela Moura-Kocoglu
Registration is now open for our new WST 3015 Introduction: Global Gender and Women's Studies at BBC!
To celebrate CWGS 20th Anniversary of our BA Program we hosted "Women's Rights in Miami" were we talked about different organizations in our community that are currently working on initiatives for LGBT and Gender Equality. Speakers included FIU Professor Dr. Maria Ilcheva, SAVE manager Carla Peña, MDC Commissioner Operations Manager Adele Valencia, and Miami Workers Center Lutze Segu. It was an extrordinary discussion and encourage everyone to get involved with these wonderful advocacy programs!
Friday March 3, 2017 the SFL Student Conference on Human Trafficking was held at FIU with our very own Sandy Skelaney the Program Director for the Center for Women and Gender Studies "Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention" as a Keynote Speaker. Ms. Skelaney discussed issues currently affecting our community such as sexual exploitation of women and children and the legislature currently working to prevent these acts from occurring and the many ways we can work together to improve them.
Dr. Burns was invited to be a part of two Featured Feminist Scientific Symposia at the Association for Women in Psychology conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in March 2017.
Great turnout during the Spring 2017 Semester Welcome Back Party. It was held in AHC4 402 and everyone enjoyed the pizza, sodas and dessert.
It’s Women’s History Month, and FIU has plenty of remarkable females to credit for its success. The individuals featured here join an impressive list of trailblazers who embraced great challenges, led by example and set the standards that still impact us today.
The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies will offer a new course in the fall focusing on the transgender experience. Following the lead of other universities, the course is the first step for what the Director of the Center, Yesim Darici, hopes to evolve into a transgender studies initiative.
Roxcy O’Neal Bolton, the founding mother of Florida’s modern feminist movement and a rambunctious, feather-ruffling presence on its civic and political landscape, died Wednesday in the city she championed and challenged for almost five decades. She was 90.
Weeks spent more than 30 years as a neuroscientist with FIU, joining the faculty in 1986. She served as director of QBIC — Quantifying Biology in the Classroom — an in-depth biological sciences program and was an affiliate faculty member of what would become the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.
Dr. Michaela Moura-Kocoglu, postdoctoral associate for the Center for the Women's and Gender Studies, has had her article published by the Oxford University Press under Contemporary Women's Writing.
Dr. Gladys Ibañez, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Florida International University’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, is one of four researchers in the country to receive funding from University of California at Davis’ Latino Aging Research Resource Center (LARRC) for its 2017-2018 pilot program.
Our Center's graduate student Allison Sardinas and Sandy Skelaney joined the Florida Working Group to End Child Marriage at a Senate Judiciary Committee in Tallahassee to support Senator Benaquisto’s bill SB 140, banning marriage for people under 18 in Florida! #PantherPride #EndChildMarriage
Congratulations to Dr. Yesim Darici, the director of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, and our affiliated faculty, Professors Laurie Shrage, Nadja Schreiber Compo, Joyce Fine, Jennifer Rehage, Elisa Trucco, Jennifer Richards. Cynthia Chinelly, Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh, Paige Telan, Phillip Carter, and Caroline Simpson for being awarded the CASE Awards for Engagement, Research, Service, and Teaching!
Congratulations to Professors Phillip M. Carter and Rachel A. Ritchie, two of our affiliated faculty members, for being awarded for Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Gateway Teaching!
The Center for Women's and Gender Studies Director, Dr. Yesim Darici was a recipient of the FIU Patent/Inventor's Award on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Kenneth G. Furton, Provost and Executive Vice President & Andrés G. Gil, Vice President for Research and Economic Development Dean of the University Graduate School, hosted a prestigious reception for the inventors.
Yesim Darici, director of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies was featured in the Fall 2017 Association for Women in Science Magazine.
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.
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
CWGS's Human Trafficking Course - Sandy Skelaney's student
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.