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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.

The WGSS Program's Statement in Response to Campus Incidents on HalloweenView the statement here.

Faculty Highlights

  • Méndez Delivers Presentation

    While on a Fulbright Scholar Award in Brazil, Mariela Méndez, associate professor of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies, delivered the presentation “Impertinências feministas no arquivo clariceano: Proposta para uma aproximação material sensorial e performática às intervenções feministas” [“Feminist Impertinences in the Claricean Archive: Proposal for a Material Sensorial and Performative Approach to Feminist Interventions”] at a roundtable on Impertinências Feministas na Literatura Latinoamericana [Feminist Impertinences in Latin American Literature] organized by the Feminist Lab at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

  • Méndez Published

    Mariela Méndez, associate professor of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies, published the chapter “Que(e)rying Femininities: Clarice Lispector’s Correio Feminino on TV Globo” in After Clarice: Reading Lispector’s Legacy in the Twenty-First Century.

  • Mifsud Published

    Mari Lee Mifsud, professor of rhetoric and women, gender, and sexuality studies, has published a new essay entitled, “Appendix: Atelēs” in the edited collection, A New Handbook of Rhetoric, edited by Michele Kennerly.

  • Mifsud Published

    Mari Lee Mifsud, professor of rhetoric and women, gender, and sexuality studies, has published a new essay entitled, “Atechnē” in the edited collection,  A New Handbook of Rhetoric, edited by Michele Kennerly.

  • Zimmermann Damer Published

    In the Flesh: Embodied Identities in Roman Elegy by Erika Zimmermann Damer, associate professor of classical studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies, is now available in paperback edition.

  • Zimmermann Damer Published

    Erika Zimmermann Damer, associate professor of classical studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies, published a new chapter, “What’s in a Name? Mapping Women’s Names from the Graffiti of Pompeii and Herculaneum" in Women’s Lives, Women’s Voices: Roman Material Culture and Female Agency in the Bay of Naples.

  • Zimmermann Damer Published

    Erika Zimmermann Damer, associate professor of classical studies and WGSS, published Travel, Geography, and Empire in Latin Poetry with Routledge.

  • Herrera Awarded Grant

    Dr. Patricia Herrera, associate professor in theatre and dance, along with UR colleagues was awarded grant support for the inter-campus collaborative project, "Participatory History and Archiving: An Initiative to Promote and Support Undergraduate Instruction and Project Outcomes in Community-Based Research and Archiving." Read More

  • Méndez Invited to Brazil

    Mariela Méndez, associate professor and chair of LALIS, was invited to Brazil in December ’20 and January ’21 to give lectures at Universidade Federal de São Paulo and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro on Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.

  • Méndez Published

    Mariela Méndez, associate professor and chair of LALIS, just published a co-edited volume of essays on contemporary Argentinean writer María Moreno titled El Affair Moreno (Buenos Aires: Editorial Mansalva, 2020).

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.

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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.

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Contact Us

Mailing address:

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

Phone: (804) 289-8080

Interim Program Coordinator: Julietta Singh
Academic Administrative Specialist: Nancy Propst