2015 commences with several major accomplishments for WGS graduate students:
- Lindsey Whitmore was awarded the School of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education.
- Susana Galán was recently awarded the Bevier Fellowship, a highly competitive award given to dissertation-stage doctoral students at Rutgers to support completion of the PhD. This is the first time a WGS PhD student has won this award since the program's inception in 2001.
- Rasha Moumne was awarded a Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, which will allow her to do fieldwork in Lebanon this summer.
- Carolina Alonso Bejarano was awarded the Graduate School of New Brunswick's Dissertation Teaching Award. GSNB makes two awards each year to graduate students who have shown excellence in both teaching and research and who propose to offer an upper-division undergraduate course in the major in the area of the student’s dissertation research. Carolina will teach a course on "Decolonial New Jersey."
- Max Hantel was recently awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to begin Fall 2015 at the Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID). Max will take part in a seminar on "Gender Matters: Feminist Ecologies and Materialities."
- Recent PhD graduate Laura Lovin won a two-year Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship from the European Commission. Her research project is "The Race, Class and Gender of Transnational Urban Labour: Romanian Workers in the Cities of London and NYC,” and her collaborating institution is the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research at London South Bank University.
Women's & Gender Studies has a rich history at Rutgers University. Inaugurated as a department in 2001, Women's & Gender Studies has grown from offering a few courses at the University in 1973 to becoming one of the strongest interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in the United States.
In 2009-2010, 3,297 undergraduate and 203 graduate students enrolled in courses offered by the Department. Currently Women's & Gender Studies enrolls 184 undergraduates in major and minor degree programs, 33 students in the Ph.D. program and 21 students in the M.A. program.
Department faculty include 31 core, 102 graduate, and 70 affiliate members whose expertise in women's and gender studies is enriched by specializations in the arts, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, political science, and comparative literatures in English, French, and Spanish.
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Institute for Women's Leadership Consortium
The Department of Women's and Gender Studies is a member of the Institute for Women's Leadership Consortium. Other members include:
- The Institute for Women's Leadership
- The Douglass Residential College
- The Center for American Women and Politics
- The Institute for Research on Women
- The Center for Women's Global Leadership
- The Center for Women and Work
- The Institute for Women and Art
- The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
- The Center on Violence Against Women & Children