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Media Request


The Women's & Gender Studies is available for media request that pertain to our own planned and collaborative programming. For details on upcoming events you can click on the events link located in the left navigation bar. Contact the coordinator, Tricia Earl at patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu to schedule and interview or for more information.

Because Women's Studies is an academic program we do not handle requests from media for commentary on public debates or current events outside our own planned or collaborative programming.. However, reporters are welcome to review our list of affiliated faculty, determine the department they belong to, and contact directly those persons whose scholarship matches the issue on which journalists are seeking commentary. You may also be interested in viewing the Texas Tech University Experts Guide provided by Texas Tech's Communications and Marketing. Other media resources can be found at http://today.ttu.edu/media/

Be sure to familiarize yourself with what Women's Studies is by examining the website fully before contacting the director or coordinator or any faculty affiliated with the program. (Another resource for learning about the academic field of Women's Studies is the National Association of Women's Studies at www.nwsa.org).

Before interviewing any Women's Studies affiliated faculty, it is appropriate to familiarize yourself with their credentials by visiting their departmental website. We consider it a professional courtesy to read their publication(s) before asking for an interview.

If you are a student journalist, we ask that you review our web site to get a better understanding of what Women's Studies is all about. We ask that you do research before reporting on any Women's Studies related event or news. If you are covering a guest lecturer for example, it is important to attend the entire lecture, review the speaker's publication(s) prior to the event, and research the topics at hand. We are willing to work with you to ensure that your story, published or non-published, will be the best it can be. We appreciate your interest in our program.

Take care to address and refer to all faculty by their proper professional title; in most cases this will be Dr. or Professor.