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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.

Tucker-Boatwright Professor in Gender Violence

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program is proud to welcome Debra Bergoffen as Tucker-Boatwright Professor in Gender Violence for spring 2019. She is the is the Bishop Hamilton Lecturer in Philosophy at American University and Professor Emerita of Philosophy at George Mason University.  Dr. Bergoffen will be giving a lecture on Tuesday, April 9 at 4:30 p.m. in the Brown-Alley Room entitled "The Misogynist Politics of Shame".

View Dr. Bergoffen's lecture from Spring 2018: Confronting Misogynist (In)Justice:The Case of the WWII "Comfort Women”

WGSS Feature Stories

  • Damer Published

    Erika Zimmermann Damner recently published In the Flesh: Embodied Identities in Roman Elegy in the Wisconsin Studies in Classics by the University of Wisconsin Press.

  • Mendez Published

    Mariela Méndez has received the 2019 Best Critical Monograph Award by the Association for Gender and Sexuality Studies for her bookCrónicas Travestis: The Transgressive Journalism of Alfonsina Storni, Clarice Lispector and María Moreno.

  • Méndez Book Awarded

    Dr. Mariela Méndez's book Crónicas travesties recently won the Premio Vicoria Urbano Award given by the Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades.

  • Mendez Grant

    LALIS professor Mariela Mendez has received a collaborative grant from the Chilean Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT) to further her research on the Brazilian press and on female contributions in Latin American and American magazines.

  • Singh Talk

    English professor Julietta Singh will speak at The Center for Gender and Sexuality about her book, No Archive Will Restore You.

  • Mifsud Essay

    Rhetoric and communication studies professor Mari Lee Mifsud's essay "The Gift, The Market, and the Question of Living Well Together: Exploring Rhetorics of Allo-Liberalism as Antidote to NeoLiberalism," was publised in Society and Economy.

  • Zimmermann Damer Named Research Associate

    Classics and WGSS professor Erika Zimmermann Damer has been named an IES Abroad Research Associate in Rome for spring 2019.

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Scholarship Repository Readership

The University of Richmond's Scholarship Repository shares faculty publications with a world-wide audience. The map below shows where articles from WGSS faculty are being read around the globe.

Department News

Dr. Del McWhorter was recently recgonized for 25 years of service to the University of Richmond.

National studies confirm that women's studies is more popular than ever- Full story here

The WGSS Program's response to gender based violence on the University of Richmond campus. The Program offers an 8 Point Plan for Addressing Gender Based Violence and 3 Appendices. The first Appendix, a "Green Paper" includes the array of community voices WGSS gathered from faculty, students, alumni, and administrators over the past few weeks. Please review the Program's full response WGSS and Gender Based Violence.

Contact Us

Mailing address:

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
University of Richmond
211 Richmond Way
Richmond, Virginia 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8080

Program coordinator: Erika Damer
Administrative coordinator: Nancy Propst