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The Women's and Gender Studies program at Texas Tech University is an interdisciplinary academic program supporting transformational undergraduate- and graduate-level scholarship and teaching that explores how gender intersects with other social identities like race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, and disability. Through engaging feminist coursework, research, and practicum opportunities, we examine systems of power, privilege, and inequality. Women's and Gender Studies fosters creative, collaborative, and sustaining social justice approaches and feminist scholarship that advance understanding, equity, and compassion. 


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WGS Celebrates 40 years at Texas Tech University



Texas Tech's Fall 2021 Alumni magazine[SE1] , Volume 74, Number 4, pages 25-27.


Women's and Gender Studies Welcomes New Faculty 

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Kristin Alder, PhD, is a WGS full-time lecturer, starting in Fall 2021. Dr. Alder earned her PhD in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies from Texas' Woman's University. She was appointed to United Nations Representative of the US Section of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Her research interests include: transnational feminisms; womanist and indigenous epistemologies; science fiction and fantasy literature; and postcolonial literature. 

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Leslie Sotomayor, PhD, is a WGS Visiting Assistant Professor, starting in Fall 2021. Dr. Sotomayor earned a dual doctoral degree in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Art Education from the Pennsylvania State University. She is an artist, educator, and curator. Her work focuses on Latina experiences in the US, hybrid identities, psychological and emotional traveling, and post-immigration generations. 

Dra. Sotomayor's latest publication is a poem in Label Me Latina/o

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Latest book: Teaching In/Between: Curating Educational Spaces with Autohistoria-Teoría and Conocimiento (Vernon Press, 2022)

The link to the Vernon Press page of your book is: https://vernonpress.com/book/1170

The link to the Amazon page of your book is: https://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Between-autohistoria-teor%C3%ADa-conocimiento-Interpreting/dp/1648891225/ 


WGS would also like to recognize Dr. Sotomayor for her recent publication of art (Gritos) and poetry (In the name of...) in this Open Access Visual Culture & Gender Journal: http://vcg.emitto.net/index.php/vcg



Leslie Sotomayor joins women's and gender studies | La Vida | dailytoreador.com

Leslie Sotomayor remembers revisiting college between the ages of 30 and 31 as a mother, and as a woman getting to know herself. “I had never dreamt of any of this,” Sotomayor said, picking up her recently published book titled, ‘Teaching In/Between: Curating Educational Spaces with ...



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Dr. Sotomayor,  in collaboration with two colleagues, is co-editing this new book for publication next fall!


Sexism | Cinema

Sexism|Cinema is a feminist film series in Lubbock, Texas.  Selected films feature female protagonists, and our in-person screenings are followed by a 30-minute discussion led by expert guest speakers or Texas Tech faculty. 

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Joshua SalmansWGS Librarian, Joshua Salmans joshua.salmans@ttu.edu 

Appointment scheduler: https://guides.library.ttu.edu/prf.php?lmans@ttu.eduaccount_id=145970



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