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WGST Faculty Affiliate Malaret wins SL award


February 15, 2017

The Women's and Gender Studies program congratulates Dr. Stacey Malaret, Director of the LEAD Academy as the 2017 recipient of the Service Learning Excellence award. Dr. Malaret incorporates Service Learning at the heart of the LEAD Academy. We are very proud of you and  celebrate your commitment to our... Read More

2018 Study Abroad to Peru!


December 21, 2016

The Latin American Studies program at UCF received a Department of Education grant to develop the project, Transgenerational Issues among Quechua-Speaking Mothers and Daughters.  The UCF director for this program  Dr. M. C. Santana, Director of the Women's and Gender Studies program in the College of Arts and Humanities, will lead the experience  We are very excited about this short-term study abroad project increasing research on indigenous peoples of Latin America in collaboration with... Read More

Paid Internship on Reproductive Rights


November 15, 2016

The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) is a 10-week paid summer internship program sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College. Undergraduate students intern at reproductive rights and social justice organizations around the country. Organizations work on a wide array of issues from reproductive health, economic justice, immigrant rights, rights of indigenous peoples, LGBTQ rights, human rights, intimate partner abuse, and mass... Read More

Our Social Media Interns reporting on Assistant Professor Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz


October 5, 2016

"My favorite part of teaching- being able to bend minds!! I love that "AHA!" moment in a young person's eyes." The faculty at UCF serve not only as expert resources for students, but as representatives of the university in their respective fields. This week the Women's and Gender Studies department interviewed someone who continuously embodies this role: Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz. Wanda serves as an Assistant Professor in Studio Art, as well as Associate Faculty in Graduate and Women's and... Read More

From NWSA: On the Pulse Orlando Attack


June 23, 2016

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UCF appreciates this letter of support for Orlando written on behalf of the National Women’s Studies Association. We will continue to do our part in raising awareness about the issues related to the shooting, to promote peace and embrace difference and to continue to spread love throughout our Central Florida community. In solidarity, WGST at UCF and NWSA Dear NWSA members, As members of the Executive Committee, we write to express our... Read More

Resources from the UCF Faculty Center


June 14, 2016

After this weekend’s tragic shooting, our campus is in mourning. As faculty, our focus is on caring for our students and colleagues, and providing them the support and assistance they need during this terrible time and into the future. We have received several calls and questions about resources available, and wanted to ensure that you have this information. Please share this email with your colleagues, and I encourage you to check the front page of the Faculty Center’s website... Read More

Dear Daughter (on the Orlando tragedy)


June 13, 2016

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” --Mister Rogers Dear Daughter, Today, your mama’s birthplace, the city you know as your second home, from where you took your first breath less than one hour away, suffered an attack I am selfishly grateful I do not have to explain because you are only two-and-a-half years old so I sat you in front of Mickey Mouse while we... Read More

Stanford Rape Outrage (and we should be outraged)


June 13, 2016

I was planning to post a commentary on the Stanford rapist yesterday, but the Orlando tragedy detracted my heart a touch (being an Orlando native and friend/ally of the GLBTQ* community and so many individuals who identity as such). However, this is still just as pressing so I do not want to let this fall off the radar, even while we necessarily shift our rage. It is important for our university and, particularly, the UCF Women’s and Gender Studies program at UCF to acknowledge the... Read More

Day Five–Anna Eskamani Week of Action


May 20, 2016

“Find What You Love and Just Do It”: Anna V. Eskamani Interview by Morgan Toscano and Leandra Preston-Sidler Anna Eskamani’s first involvement in activism occurred when she was in fifth grade and tried to petition moving one of her friends to another classroom. Since then, the experience of organizing and building a movement of power has stuck with her. Anna has been involved with numerous organizations and programs that opened her eyes to the injustices of our society. It... Read More

Day Four–Anna Eskamani Week of Action: Miss Heard Magazine


May 19, 2016

Missheardmagazine.com In 2013, University of Central Florida graduate and Young Women Leaders Program alumnus Lindsey Turnbull created an online space for teenage girls to connect with each other. Miss Heard is designed specifically for girls ages 12-17 to interact, connect, empower, and foster a dynamic girl-positive community. Their “About” link states their mission best: “Formed in 2013, MissHeard Media is a space for teen girls to share their stories, make connections... Read More