WILL+sters! Check out the upcoming Change Makers Dinner!

The Center for Democracy and Civic Life, in partnership with the Women's Center and Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion, and Belonging, is hosting a Change Makers dinner.  This dinner's focus...

Posted: August 27, 2020, 9:29 AM

Check out Dr. Kate's latest virtual tour of Baltimore!

If this were a regular summer, Dr. Kate would take us on in-person tours of Baltimore. In the interest of safety, this year she's taking us on virtual tours. Enjoy her latest--a tour of...

Posted: July 20, 2020, 1:48 PM

GWST Black Lives Matter Statement

The faculty and staff of UMBC’s Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies (GWST) department want to affirm our support for and solidarity with our Black students, faculty, and staff at UMBC and...

Posted: June 5, 2020, 3:25 PM

Interested in gender and politics? Take GWST/POLI328

TuTh 7:10pm-8:15pm, Dr. Lisa Pace Vetter

POLI/GWST328: Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Political Power in the US Why are women such effective leaders during the COVID-19 crisis? Why didn’t any women win the Democratic presidential...

Posted: May 15, 2020, 4:05 PM

Need an elective? Consider History of Queer Cinema

Take GWST392, TTh 10:00am-11:15am

If you're interested in understanding what makes cinema queer--as opposed to lesbian and/or gay--then sign up for History of Queer Cinema in Fall 2020! Together as a class we will chart one...

Posted: May 12, 2020, 1:06 PM

Course Highlight: GWST 323, Gender and Sitcoms

Where watching TV is the same as doing your homework

Have you been streaming all of Schitt’s Creek while in quarantine? Feeling 90s nostalgia with binges of Seinfeld and Friends? Re-watching the sitcoms of your childhood? In GWST 323, all of that...

Posted: April 23, 2020, 10:27 AM


Check out the research projects of our seniors!

The day is finally here...URCAD! GWST majors Nadia BenAissa and Alex Siebenhaar are sharing their thesis research at this link:

Posted: April 22, 2020, 10:17 AM

Spring '20 Course Highlight: GWST338: Women, Gender, and Law

Joyell Arvella, W 7:10-9:40pm, SOND101

Looking for a course to fill out your spring schedule? Consider GWST/POLI338: Women, Gender, and Law! Joyell Arvella, the instructor, received her JD in Civil Rights and International Human...

Posted: December 17, 2019, 12:29 PM

Dr. Bhatt's "Beyond Bollywood" exhibit is open at the MOHAI!

The exhibit highlights Indian Americans in the Northwest

Dr. Amy Bhatt's exhibit, "Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation" opened at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle in November and will be open until January 26. The...

Posted: December 10, 2019, 1:54 PM

Congratulations to Dr. Shomali and Dr. Berman!

Dr. Mejdulene B. Shomali, assistant professor in Gender, Women's, + Sexuality Studies, received a Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship! During her year-long fellowship, Dr. Shomali will be...

Posted: July 16, 2019, 8:27 AM