Many of our current students are very involved with campus organizations and social activism, including the Organization for Women’s Issues (OWI), VISION, and the Social Justice Taskforce.
Recent Awards & Highlights:
Amanda K. Hull won first prize in the Women’s Equity Action League Ohio Essay Contest for her submission “Human-Time Lord Relations: Sexuality in Doctor Who.” Sarah E. Worman won second prize for her submission “Scott Pilgrim vs Geekiness.”
Adeya Pinnix was awarded the Outstanding Scholar award by the BGSU McNair Program for her research: “The Truth Behind Closed Doors: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study of Young Black Women’s Romantic Relationships.”
Tinola Mayfield-Guerrero presented: “Feminist Theory as Ethical Leadership,” at the 16th annual Values and Leadership conference in Victoria, British Columbia, September 2011.
Elisabeth Woronzoff-Dashkoff published: “Pretty Girls Make Graves: The Conceptualization of Sexuality Through the Image, Lyrics, and Music of Morrissey,” in Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities, August, 2011.
What Students are Saying about BGSU Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies:
"At the start of my freshman year I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I was looking for a career path that would be challenging, relevant and impactful, but would not force me to limit my varying interests. This was the crucial moment at which I was introduced to Women's Studies. Since declaring a major I have never once reconsidered my decision. The Women's Studies classes I have taken have offered me completely new frameworks to deconstruct how society shapes my understandings of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, age and disability. With the mentorship of two incredible faculty members, I have had the opportunity to conduct a year-long individual research project, apply for grants and travel out of state to present my findings. I am currently participating in an internship in an academic department that will give me insight into the graduate program I would like to enter in a few years. Without Women's Studies, I would not have been able to discover my love for research or my desire to continue my education beyond undergraduate work."
--Shayna Noonen, Women's Studies/Ethnic Studies Major
"When I came to college I was unsure of what I had a passion for. After taking some Women's Studies courses I realized where my heart was. I found my career passion and became an advocate for the betterment of women's lives."
--Adeya Pinnix, Women's Studies Minor/Psychology Major
"Women's Studies opened a whole new world of academics to me. Women's Studies offered me courses I could get excited about, courses that challenged me as a student and as a person. It helped me focus in on where my life was a headed and gave me a mission to work on as I went forward. My time in the Women's Studies program has inspired me to not only be a better person, but a better advocate as well in an unending fight for equality for all people."
--Aris Kaleps-Clark, Class of 2011