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Women's Studies NewsletterFALL 2012
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WELCOME BACK! | A message from the Director

It has been a lively and eventful summer for those who advocate for women’s rights in Texas.  I hope that the events have stimulated the energy of women and men on campus to continue the conversation over the next year. 

We have some exciting events ahead for the year.  In October, we will be hosting Gayle Sulik, author of Pink Ribbon Blues, who will be speaking about the way that breast cancer advocacy and research are failing to meet the needs of some women. 
In the spring, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the All University Conference on the Advancement of Women with the keynote speaker, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, the founder of the Women’s Studies Program at Spellman College and former president of the National Association of Women’s Studies.

Please stop by our offices in Doak Hall and say hello if you get a chance.  Our doors are always open.  You could check out our lending library of feminist and gender books or join us for the monthly brown bag discussion about women’s issues and feminism. 
Welcome back to our old and new friends and supporters of Women’s Studies. 

We look forward to a great year ahead.

Charlotte Dunham
Director, Women’s Studies


We are pleased to announce the following FY2014-2015 scholarship opportunity: Read More

  • NOW - Application available for PDF adobe acrabat download
  • March 1 - Applications and support materials are due by 5 PM
  • April 1 - Winners will be notified via email


The University offers a minor in Women's Studies.  Goals of the minor include helping student's interpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural and political contexts. We also participate in the Graduate Certificate Program. Graduate certificates are intended to meet the supplemental post-baccalaureate education needs of professionals. A graduate certificate program is a set of courses that provides in-depth knowledge in a subject matter. The set of courses provides a coherent knowledge base. Contact the Women's Studies Coordinator to make an appointment to be advised.

  • WS 2300 "Intro to Women's Studies" (Face-to-face & Online Sections)
  • CROSS-LISTED Courses.... Read More
  • Graduate Courses....Read More

fall education Advertise Your Classes!

Are you teaching a course that covers women’s, gender or identity topics?  Would you like to get the word out to Women’s Studies undergraduate and graduate students? 
Send the CRN #, title, description, day/time, and other details to:


students on campus CAREER GUIDE

Our Career Guide is now available! Stop by the office to pick up your copy today.

Here are a few areas that you will find discussed:

  • Why Study Women and Gender?
  • What Classes Do Women's Studies Minors Take?
  • What Practical Skills Will I Learn?
  • Career Paths: Applying Women's Studies to Your Career
  • Job Resources


This semester has plenty to offer a student interested in becoming more involved on campus. The following Texas Tech registered organizations are beginning to meet and discuss upcoming events and planning. Click on the links below to find out more about when and where they are meeting. Read More

Other links to TTU Student Organizations:

tweet chat

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to others about what equality means? Ever wondered what Women's Equality Day is all about? The Women's Studies Program (@TTUWSP) will host a "tweet chat" online on August 26th from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m (CST) online using Twitter. This event will be available for members of the "twitterverse" at large, so you should be prepared to participate with others that are part of the global discussion focusing on empowering women and girls through other media actions and projects. Read more...

twitter icon August 26
| Twitter (Online Social Media Event) | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST
Follow and comment using the hashtag - #WED2013

brown bag lunch series BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES (FALL)

In the spirit of consciousness raising groups, please join the Women's Studies Program for our brown bag lunch series. We invite members of the campus community to bring their lunch and join us. We want to use this time as an opportunity for a “meeting of minds”. Please register today! Read more...

September 11 | Rethinking Women's & Gender Studies edited by Catherine M. Orr, Ann Braithwaite, Diane Lichtenstein, Routhledge (2012) | Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center RM 153 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

October 11 | Transforming Scholarship: Why Women's & Gender Studies Students are Changing Themselves and the World by Michele Tracy Berger & Cherul Radeloff, Routledge (2011) Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center RM 153 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

November 13 | Women's Studies on the Edge editor Joan Wallach Scott, Duke University Press (2008) | Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center RM 153 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

conference prep workshop CONFERENCE PREP WORKSHOP

The February 28, 2014 submission deadline for the 30th Annual All-University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education is approaching quickly, and the Women's Studies Program will host three (3) workshops to help students discuss potential submissions to the conference. Faculty, Staff and Student panelists will be on hand to answer questions and provide feedback. Please register today! Read more...

September 13
| Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center RM 153 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
October 14 | Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center RM 153 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
November 8
| Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center RM 153 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


hands hope HANDS OF HOPE COLLECTION DRIVE (OCT - NOV) October 1 - November 15

The Women's Studies Program (drop off in DOAK Hall RM 125). Collection of items help benefit those that reside at Women's Protective Services. Visit Week Without Violence to find out what items are on the wish list. Read more...

gayle sulik VISITING SCHOLAR Dr. Gayle Sulik

Author of Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women's Health

October 17 | Morning Roundtable with Dr. Sulik * | TTUHSC Academic Classroom Bldg
RM 250 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

* Note: This event is FREE and open to the public but you must RSVP on or before October 15 to

  • October 17 | Human Science Bldg RM 169 | 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    FREE and open to the public!

The Women's Studies Program is delighted to announce we are the recipient of the Sociologist for Women in Society distinguished lecture award for the Fall 2013. Our guest scholar is Dr. Gayle Sulik, M.A., Ph.D, a social science researcher and writer affiliated with the University at Albany (SUNY) Department of Women’s Studies. Her ground-breaking analysis of the culture and cult of breast cancer, richly described in her book Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women’s Health, has stirred a grass roots feminist reawakening. Read more...


The Women's Studies Program is proud to be a part of the GLBTQ History (Awareness) Month, a month-long annual international and national observance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. Read more...


"Week Without Violence" is an annual worldwide campaign that takes place in the third week of October (Domestic Violence Awareness Month - DVAM) to encourage communities to think and act towards a world without violence. Read more...


October 25 | Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center RM 153

The Women's Studies Program organizes a Fall Colloquium to provide the academic community an opportunity to present papers on, analyze, and discuss a specific topic. The purpose of the Gender & Gender Identity colloquium is to highlight feminist research and debates over the meanings of gender. Topics have included gender and media, gender and political activism, cultural construction of gender, and psychology of sex roles. Read more...

women in leadership WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM (November)

The mission of the Women in Leadership Symposium is to bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to move higher in their organizations. Read more...

womens studies conference

Save the Date! - April 17-19, 2014 | Texas Tech University Student Union Building
CFP - Now being accepted - Deadline February 28, 2014

beverly guy sheftall Guest Speaker - Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall

  • Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies. She is also adjunct professor at Emory University’s Institute for Women’s Studies where she teaches graduate courses. Read more...


NOW AVAILABLE! - Online Search Option

Edna Maynard Gott Memorial lending library Women's Studies is home to The Edna Maynard Gott Memorial Library founded in 1995 honoring Dr. Edna Gott, first woman awarded tenure in the Department of Economics. Materials provided by the College of Human Science and Preston F. Gott (1919-2002), Professor Emeritus of Physics. Edna Maynard Gott was a founding member of the Women's Studies Program. Read More




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