The Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies program offers students of all backgrounds the opportunity to examine their assumptions and ask the big questions about our cultural and societal realities.
Jhewel Fernandez, '14
Davis Projects for Peace winner Jhewel Fernandez, ’14, uses grant to revamp self-identity and community-building program in small-town Brazil.
Aida Choudhury, '15
South Africa and Zambia were just the start for Aida Choudhury, ’15, who found a calling to work in international education development.
Gigi DeJoy, '15
Growing up in a small coastal town in Maine gave GiGi DeJoy, ’15, a nuanced perspective for her research on women’s reproductive health care in remote communities.
From classroom discussions and theater productions to lectures from mothers and playwrights, The Laramie Project provides a structure for conversations about civil rights and social justice.
As a youth and development intern for Children’s Defense Fund, Alyson Fraser, ’14, planned national leadership training conferences and outreach initiatives.
In Julianne Guillard’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies course, students explore the influence of identity on the preservation of historical narratives.
American studies major Katherine Schmidt, ’12, uses the creative arts to explore themes of identity and empower children and youth in underserved communities.
Student’s work in the community upholds Filipino values emphasizing education and the importance of giving back.
About to embark on a year of research on German theater in Berlin, Caroline Weist, ’05, credits her time at the University of Richmond with providing much of the academic foundation she needed for grad school.
Dr. Melissa Ooten's Demanding Equality program takes students on a journey through the South, focusing on social justice movements from Reconstruction to the present.