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Associate Dean Lynn Hepner to Retire in August


April 25, 2022

Associate Dean Lynn Hepner ’95MA is retiring from UCF on August 7. Hepner joined UCF as an adjunct professor in the Department of English after attaining her master’s degree in 1995 and joined the faculty full-time in 1998. She served as an Instructor/Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator in English until she was brought into the newly formed College of Arts and Humanities dean’s office in 2006 as Director of Graduate Studies. She has since held the positions of Assistant to the Dean,... Read More

Women’s and Gender Studies Lecturer Discusses Closing the Gender Wage Gap


March 31, 2022

Anne Bubriski, lecturer of women's and gender studies, spoke with News 6 WKMG about how we can close the gender wage gap. The gender wage gap impacts all industries, with some worse than others. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, in its look at weekly earnings in the fourth financial quarter of 2021, said there is a 20-cent on the dollar wage gap between women and men. “When you control for all the different variables, education, major, hours worked per week, full time, part time, you know,... Read More

New Lecture Series Features Research in Women’s and Gender Studies


November 16, 2021

This month, the Women's and Gender Studies program presented the inaugural Gloria Anzaldúa Lecture Series. The lecture featured the two winners of the 2019 Gloria Anzaldúa Faculty Research Excellence Award, associate professor of anthropology Beatriz Reyes-Foster and professor of sociology Shannon Carter. The award supports individual pursuing advanced research near completion and of value to women's and gender scholars, general audiences or both. Reyes-Foster and Carter discussed their... Read More

Call for proposals: UCF Celebrates the Arts 2022


September 8, 2021

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.   UCF Celebrates the Arts, embarking upon its 8th year, brings attention to our year-round activities on campus and in the community by showcasing the work of our students and faculty. The 2022 festival will be held at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts April 5-16, 2022. The festival Steering Committee is currently seeking proposals for innovative and collaborative arts and humanities activities from UCF... Read More

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés and Aimee Denoyelles Featured on “Postdigital Pedagogies of Care” Podcast


June 30, 2021

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés, professor of English and affiliate faculty with the Women's and Gender Studies program, was a guest on the podcast Postdigital Pedagogies of Care. Milanés was joined by Aimee Denoyelles, an instructional designer with the Center for Distributed Learning. Milanés and Denoyelles reflected on the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating technology with feminist pedagogy in the classroom. Hosted by Cheryl Brown and Sara Tolbert from the University of... Read More

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Student Showcase Celebrates Latinx Feminist Voices


June 21, 2021

On March 24, the Women's and Gender Studies program presented a student showcase in celebration of Women's History Month and Latinx feminist voices. The showcase featured the creative productions of students Marina Collier, Vilma Portocarrero, Joscelynn Torres, Adri Perez, Marena-Montes Colon and Kizharia “Kiki” Hernandez. Faculty members Stacey DiLiberto and Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes served as moderators. Watch the full video on... Read More

Faculty Showcase Celebrates Latinx Voices and Artistic Expression


June 11, 2021

On March 23, the Women’s and Gender Studies program presented a faculty showcase in celebration of Women’s History Month and Latinx feminist voices. The showcase featured Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Nessette Falu and the crafts of Sonia Arellano. M.C. Santana, director of the Women's and Gender Studies program, served as moderator for the showcase. Watch the full video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=221Pi34M01U Learn more about Women’s and Gender Studies at... Read More

Virtual Event Explores Activism During the COVID-19 Pandemic


June 11, 2021

On March 18, the Women’s and Gender Studies program hosted Change Never Stops: Pandemic Activism, a presentation that shared examples and possibilities for engaging in activism while maintaining protective measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation was hosted by Leandra Preston, an associate lecturer in the Women's and Gender Studies program. Watch the full video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSIfkCH1GGI&t=412s Learn more about Women’s and Gender... Read More

Artists’ Roundtable Celebrates Women’s History Month and AfroLatinx Feminist Voices


May 10, 2021

On March 25, the Women's and Gender Studies program presented a special talk in celebration of Women's History Month and AfroLatinx feminist voices. The roundtable featured artists, writers and scholars from within and outside of UCF, including Akosua Fadhili AfriKa, Esperanza Cintrón, Amalia Dache and Caridad Souza, with assistant professor of philosophy Karina Céspedes serving as moderator. Watch the full video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvDVM_I5jxg Learn more... Read More

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Staff Awards Recognize Dedication and Exemplary Service


April 29, 2021

The annual CAH staff awards recognize employees who have delivered exemplary service to the college and UCF. In 2021, the College of Arts and Humanities recognized staff members for their commendable dedication to UCF and acknowledged the challenging year the employees faced. Three of these staff members received prestigious honors that include a financial award of $600 each. In a message to all faculty and staff, Dean Jeff Moore said, “Sometimes you probably think no one notices all... Read More

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Leandra Preston-Sidler: Women on the Front Lines of COVID-19


March 30, 2021

Leandra Preston-Sidler, senior lecturer of Women's and Gender Studies, spoke with Spectrum News about how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected women. In this three-part series, Preston-Sidler, along with two other guests, discussed the increased burden of childcare and financial insecurity placed on women throughout the past year. During the onset of the pandemic, more women than men faced layoffs and furloughs. For the women who began working from home, closures of... Read More

UCF Celebrates Women’s History Month 2021


March 15, 2021

Women’s History Month began on March 1, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program has planned several events to commemorate the occasion. “People identifying as women make a large proportion in every society,” shares M.C. Santana, director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program. “I think through remembrance, celebration and awareness, we can start to recognize each other in our differences and in our similarities.” This year’s programming centers around the theme of Voces... Read More

Women’s History Month Subject of “Matters of Diversity” Podcast


March 8, 2021

Maria C. Santana, director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at UCF, joined Kent Butler, UCF's interim chief equity, inclusion and diversity officer, as a special guest on the podcast Matters of Diversity with Dr. B. Santana and Butler discussed Women’s History Month and her work revolving around women. Designed by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Matters of Diversity with Dr. B highlights equity issues as they relate to the University of Central Florida... Read More

UCF College of Arts and Humanities Faculty Awarded Seed Grants for Research


January 27, 2021

Arts and Humanities faculty members Emily Johnson, Anne Bubriski, Sarah Singer and William Fogarty have received grants through the UCF Seed Funding Program for high-risk, high-reward exploratory research. The UCF Seed Funding Program increases recognition of UCF faculty and allows them to collect preliminary data for future external grant funding. This allotment of funds to CAH faculty highlights the college’s position as a leader in cutting-edge research and innovation. Johnson,... Read More

Global Collaboration Subject of Hospitality Research Colloquium Presentation


January 20, 2021

Maria C. Santana, director of the Women's and Gender Studies program at UCF, joined the Rosen College of Hospitality Management Research Colloquium to discuss her most recent research projects in Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Russia. She also highlighted the importance of collaboration at the local, national and international spheres. The monthly Research Colloquium brings academic researchers from around the world together to deliver their latest findings. Direct... Read More

Deadline extended: Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards


November 17, 2020

The application deadline for applications for the 2020 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards has been extended to December 4 at noon. The two awards of $25,000 each were founded in 2018 by philanthropists Chuck Steinmetz and Margery Pabst Steinmetz and are awarded to cross-disciplinary teams focused on the area of arts and wellness. The purpose of the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards is to build sustainable models for arts... Read More

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