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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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New organization for Texas Tech University

Women's and Gender Studies Alumni Board

Vision: A group for Women's and Gender Studies alumni from Texas Tech University to foster feminist/womanist community, provide insight on opportunities for WGS alumni and current WGS students, network, catch up with friends, and stay-up-to-date on University and program events.

If you are interested, or want to learn more: Facebook Group: Texas Tech University Women's and Gender Studies Alumni or email womens.studies@ttu.edu

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This book proudly showcases the work of TTU faculty, Dr. Alder, Dr. Toteva, and Dra. Sotomayor, TTU Library Esther De Leon,
WGS minor's and practicum students Bianca Rodriguez, Kelvin Boakye, Chloe Ferrer and Maya Kirkland.


WGS Celebrates 40 years at Texas Tech University


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


Dra. Sotomayor's latest book: Teaching In/Between: Curating Educational Spaces with Autohistoria-Teoría and Conocimiento (Vernon Press, 2022)

The link to the Amazon page 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



WGS Libarian

Esther Medina De León, is the Associate Librarian for Women's & Gender Studies, Media & Communication, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Texas Tech University Libraries. De León has a MLS from the University of North Texas, Denton, and BA in Humanities, w/a specialization in Spanish, from Lubbock Christian University.  She serves as a Women's & Gender Studies Affiliated Faculty, on the President's Gender Equity Council, a Leaders Engaged in Advancing Diversity (L.E.A.D) Fellow; on the advisory board for the Centers for Mexican American & Latino Studies and Latin American & Iberian Studies; and primary investigator (PI) of the Chicana/x Latina/x Working Group, which serves to continue research and create dialog on the influence of Chicana and Latina feminisms.

Her goals are to provide resources that are accessible to the TTU campus community, provide leadership and research skills in the areas of diversity and Latino/Hispanic studies, as well as in the promotion of students, staff, and faculty in their own studies and professional and personal development.
Research interests include librarianship, women's & gender studies, Chicana/Latina feminism & studies, diversity, equity, and inclusion studies, diversity within administration/management positions in the library and higher education, faculty mentoring, co-culture mentoring, and Hispanic, Chicana/o, Latina/o, culture, heritage and growth, to name a few. 

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Sexism Cinema Information

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 at the Alamo Drafthouse.





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