Primarily, the SEPC acts as a liason to provide the GWSS Committee with student feedback on many elements of the program's operation, such as various internal professor reviews, curriculum design and program-sponsored events. Although only elected chairs attend monthly GWSS Curriculum Committee meetings and are responsible for pioneering such projects, all students are welcome to regular SEPC meetings to discuss student concerns and review projects. The GWSS SEPC also hosts fun events for GWSS faculty and students.
For more information about our meeting times or this year's projects, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012-2013 SEPC Chairs
Claire Fleckenstein '13
Hello! I'm Claire, a forth year GWSS/French double major, and I hail from Olympia, WA in the beautiful Northwest. Athough I grew up with a hazy understanding of feminism and wouldn't have defined myself as a feminist in the past, I now realize that the term describes my thoughts and actions perfectly. My decision to major in GWSS came after taking Theory and Methods the fall of her second year. Despite the fact that I never thought of myself as a theory person before taking this class, I discovered my love for theory and the nitty-gritty details of various aspects of feminism and the methodology behind much of the feminist movement. Basically, GWSS crystallized a lot of things about me that were vaguely floating around in my consciousness and made them concrete. Besides constantly reading for class and writing papers, I loves to run and sing (occasionally at the same time). (Also, notice the Rosie the Riveter poster in the background. Someone once walked by my room and said, "That person must be a feminist." I laughed.)
Clara Montague '13
I am a forth-year GWSS/English double-major from Skokie, IL. In addition to my being a co-chair of the GWSS Student Educational Planning Committee (SEPC) and working as a Writing Fellow in Professor Henry’s Intro to GWSS class. I’m also a co-leader of the Feminist Action Coalition (FAC), work at the Career Development Office, and teach American literature classes with the Liberal Arts in Prison Program. Over the summer I took part in the Queer/Feminist Television Studies MAP, focusing on Glee. I decided to be a GWSS major after taking Theory and Methods in GWSS with Prof. Henry because I really love the way that GWSS always challenges me personally and intellectually. This spring I will be studying abroad in Madurai, India. After graduation, I think I’d like to complete a few years of service work before going to graduate school. Someday, I hope to find myself teaching GWSS and/or English classes.