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Today the building provides attractive office space for faculty in the English, history, and gender, women's, and sexuality studies departments, smaller classrooms ideal for discussion, and a lounge.  

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Faculty who teach electives that count for the GWSS major and those faculty who have agreed to be advisers for the program:   *Denotes faculty who only advise GWSS majors who are also double majoring in their department Stephen Andrews Jenny Anger* Shanna Benjamin Vicki Bentley-...
Leslie Bean '13 I'm Leslie Bean, a double major in Biology and GWSS from New Orleans, LA. When I first arrived at Grinnell, I did not consider myself a feminist, even though I espoused feminist values in my everyday life. After taking my first Biology class, I knew I wanted to...
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Upon completing their second year at Grinnell, students in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies are eligible to participate in the Colleges Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) Program. The following profiles of past student MAPs highlight the variety of topics that students can...
Resources for Students On-Campus Resources Student Groups and Library Resources related to Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies can be helpful for students interested in research, activism, or otherwise engaging with the GWSS curriculum. Feminist Action Coalition [fac] - The...
Primarily, the SEPC acts as a liaison 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...

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*/ Jennifer Worley, associate professor of English, women's studies, and LGBT studies at City College of San Francisco, will present two events at Grinnell College. Screening and Talk — Sex On Wheels:  A Secret History of Sex Workers 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, Rosenfield Center...
“Americans born in the 2000s live as much as thirty years longer than their ancestors,” says Karla Erickson, sociology. Her young first-year students are already thinking about aging in her tutorial, Aging and Social Justice: A Time to be Born and a Time to Die.  They are...
Why is the sexuality of people with intellectual disabilities often deemed “risky” or “inappropriate” by teachers, parents, support staff, medical professionals, judges, and the media? Should sexual citizenship depend on IQ? Confronting such questions head-on, Already Doing It ...
  Studying abroad is not only for Grinnell foreign language majors. Just ask Vilma Castaneda ’14, a Sociology and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies double-major from Washington, D.C., who studied in the Grinnell-in-London program in fall 2012. She loved London so much, she...
  Studying abroad is not only for Grinnell foreign language majors. Just ask Vilma Castaneda ’14, a Sociology and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies double-major from Washington, D.C., who studied in the Grinnell-in-London program in fall 2012. She loved London so much, she...
Jessi L. Smith, a noted expert on social psychology, will deliver the Scholars' Convocation at noon Wednesday, April 1, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. The lecture is free and open to the public with a free pizza lunch provided. Smith, a professor of psychology at...
Disability culture activist Petra Kuppers will deliver a free public lecture, “Disability Culture Pedagogy and Social Justice,” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community performance...
Anne Fausto-Sterling, a noted expert in gender studies, will present a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. Fausto-Sterling, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of biology and gender studies at Brown University, is a frequent...
Anne Fausto-Sterling, a noted expert in gender studies, will present a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. Fausto-Sterling, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of biology and gender studies at Brown University, is a frequent...
“Even though I am African-American,” says Zac Ellington ’10, “I don’t think I truly understood the benefits and importance of diversity — not just racial, but socioeconomic, geographic, and experiential — until arriving on Grinnell’s campus with my Posse.” Posse Scholars are...
A pre-orientation program is helping put new Grinnellians at ease — a week before classes begin — through tours, workshops, and social events. “It has helped lower my stress,” says Dasaan McCrimmon, a first-year student from Philadelphia, Pa. The five-day program introduces...
Explore the issues surrounding marriage in modern America with a panel discussion on “Marriage Equality, Implementation, and What’s Next.” The panelists will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court rulings overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8,...
  In Kimberly McKee'€™s course Racialized Masculinities in the United States, students explore the intersections of race, class, and gender to understand the experiences of men of color living in the United States. They investigate the ways in which Latino, Black, and Asian...
  In Kimberly McKee'€™s course Racialized Masculinities in the United States, students explore the intersections of race, class, and gender to understand the experiences of men of color living in the United States. They investigate the ways in which Latino, Black, and Asian...
Explore topics that affect us all through the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights. Throughout its history, Grinnell has emphasized the importance of human rights and social progress, and encouraged the discussion of the public policies...
Summer in Grinnell may seem quiet. But four Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) students who are working with Sarah Purcell ’92, professor of history, find it the best time to focus on in-depth research. The students are working on independent projects related to deaths in the U.S....

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In Grinnell’s interdisciplinary GWSS curriculum, you examine women, men, gender, and sexuality; study various cultures and historical periods; use diverse research methods; and understand how scholars apply feminist, queer, and intersectional theories. As a major, you take GWSS...
In Grinnell’s interdisciplinary GWSS curriculum, you examine women, men, gender, and sexuality; study various cultures and historical periods; use diverse research methods; and understand how scholars apply feminist, queer, and intersectional theories. As a major, you take GWSS...

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