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Staff Awards recognize dedication and success

May 6, 2020

In 2020, the College of Arts and Humanities recognizes 25 staff members for their extensive dedication to UCF. Three of these staff members received prestigious honors that include a financial award of $600 each. In a message to all faculty and staff, Executive Associate Dean Lyman Brodie and Special Assistant to the Dean Paul Lartonoix said “As we all live through these unprecedented and challenging times, we would like to recognize ALL our staff for their hard work for the college and... Read More

CAH faculty members receive promotion or tenure in 2020

April 7, 2020

Celebrating the success and achievements of our faulty and staff is one of the most important values of the College of Arts and Humanities. In 2020, 31 faculty members have received promotion or tenure to recognize their dedication to the university. Congratulations and charge on to all our colleagues!   Communication and Media Lisa Danker Peter Smith Natalie Underberg-Goode   English James Campbell Farrah Cato Fayeza Hasanat   History Amy... Read More

Announcing the Gloria Anzaldúa Research Excellence Award winners

April 7, 2020

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program presents the inaugural Gloria Anzaldúa Research Excellence Award winners. This award is to be given in early spring of each year for the amount of $1,000.00 to two awardees. This research excellence award stipend supports individuals pursuing advanced research near completion and of value to women’s and gender scholars, general audiences, or both. Stipends are awarded to individuals or a team of scholars. The scholarships can be used to disburse... Read More

UCF artists “Arts On!”

March 26, 2020

UCF student, faculty, staff and alumni artists have found themselves in the unprecedented circumstance of isolating themselves. Concerts and performances have been canceled, exhibitions are moving online and pedagogy is happening virtually. Traditional year-end experiences like senior recitals and UCF Celebrates the Arts are no longer happening. What we have seen on social media, however, is that this isolation isn't stopping anyone's creativity. In fact, creativity seems to be increasing!... Read More

Event cancellations and updates for the UCF College of Arts and Humanities

March 13, 2020

The UCF College of Arts and Humanities is cancelling upcoming events, including the annual festival, UCF Celebrates the Arts. Keeping our UCF community safe and informed is our top priority. UCF, and all universities in the State University System, are taking precautions to help minimize the risk of the spread of the coronavirus. We know that social distancing is one of the key ways we can help protect the health of our community, and to this end, we have made the difficult but necessary... Read More

Celebrate Women’s History Month 2020

March 2, 2020

Women’s History Month started on March 1, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program has lined up several events to celebrate women all month long.     Women’s First Project Exhibit: Friday, February 28 through Thursday, April 30 Reception: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:00 – 6:00 pm John C. Hitt Library room 223 The exhibit team who worked on this project envisioned documenting the legacy of women who attained a rank, position or graduation as first in their... Read More

UCF Celebrates the Arts 2020 Features Inspiration from Dorothy Gillespie

January 10, 2020

The sixth annual UCF Celebrates the Arts returns to the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts April 7 – 19. The 10-day art event features work from UCF students, staff and faculty from the  School of Visual Arts and Design , School of Performing Arts and Nicholson School of Communication and Media , as well as collaboartions with community partners. Many events throughout this year’s showcase are inspired by Dorothy Gillespie, a well-known New York artist who helped blaze a path... Read More


Two CAH faculty honored as Women of Distinction

September 10, 2019

In its ninth year, the Women of Distinction award by Faculty Excellence and the Center for Success of Women Faculty highlights the achievements of outstanding women faculty at UCF. Three awards - one for one to five years of service in academia at UCF, six to ten years, and ten or more years - in the theme of “Creative Entrepreneurship” were given at the event on Tuesday, September 10. Two of the three winners are from the College of Arts and Humanities: Anne Bubriski of Women's and... Read More

Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards

May 22, 2019

The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards are open for submission from Monday, May 20-Thursday, October 10, 2019. Two winners will be selected and receive $25,000 each. The purpose of the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards is to build sustainable models for arts and wellness innovation across the community and UCF campus. Interdisciplinary collaboration and evidence-based community impact will be recognized as guides for building... Read More

Mel Stanfill pens book about media fandom

March 15, 2019

Dr. Mel Stanfill's new book Exploiting Fandom. Exploiting Fandom examines how the relationship of media industries to fans is shaped by heteronormativity, whiteness, consumption, copyright law and labor, arguing that media industry invitations for fan participation indicate not greater fan power but rather greater fan usefulness. By bringing media industry studies and fan studies into the conversation, Stanfill looks closely at just who exactly the industry considers “proper... Read More

Author Fayeza Hasanat reads from The Bird Catcher and Other Stories

March 15, 2019

The Women's and Gender Studies program and the English Department co-sponsored a reading on March 5 by author Fayeza Hasanat from her new book of short stories, The Bird Catcher and Other Stories (2018) Jaded Ibis Press. Hasanat spoke about her memories of Bangladesh's society and about her perspectives as a Feminist growing in a patriarchal society. Hasanat answered questions after reading a selection of the story "Bride of the Banishing Sun." Fayeza Hasanat is an Associate Professor of... Read More

Reading Room opens in Women’s and Gender Studies

January 18, 2019

The bell hooks Reading Room in Trevor Colbourn Hall, suite 348B, was organized recently by Ms. Lillyan Ratcliffe, who earned her BA and MA in History from Stetson and APUS respectively. Ms. Ratcliffe is graduating with a Masters in Library Science  from USF in Spring 2019. Lillyan was supervised by UCF librarian Kristine Shrauger, Department Head for Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service. Lillyan had the task of organizing hundreds of books belonging to the permanent collection... Read More

WGST wins Community Grant with Farmworker Association of Florida

January 14, 2019

The Burnett Honors College awarded the research team of Dr. M.C. Santana (Director, UCF Women’s and Gender Studies program) and Jeannie Economos (Farmworker Association of Florida) a community grant for their project “Exploring communication realities among Black and Brown Farmworkers in Apopka: A Service Learning Outreach Project with the Farmworker Association of Florida” for an in-depth look at how both ethnic and racial groups work with one another. The study is hoping to bring more... Read More

Wells Fargo Community Grant for the Young Women Leaders Program

November 15, 2018

Dr. Bubriski-McKenzie receives a $5000 Community Grant from Wells Fargo - Orlando for the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP). This grant provides the necessary resources to effectively run YWLP for one year. In addition to needed supplies, food and programming materials, the Wells Fargo Community Grant also allows for additional workshops in STEM with MadScience, financial literacy with Wells Fargo, and career exploration with local women... Read More


Activist Legend at UCF

October 25, 2018

Dolores Huerta, legend, labor activist and social justice fighter will be visiting UCF on October 30, 2018 from 12:00-2:00. Please join us at the Key West Ballroom at the Student Union. All are welcome!  Remember her famous words: "Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world." Dolores... Read More

Showcasing Dr. Kim Voss

October 15, 2018

Our Faculty Affiliate Kimberly Voss, Journalism and Nicholson School of Communication and Media, received the recognition of becoming a National Archives Wiki Scholar this fall for the project - Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote by documenting the work of women's suffrage in the U.S. Congratulations Dr. Voss on your efforts to keep HERstory... Read More

Celebrating our Latinx Faculty Affiliates!

September 20, 2018

We salute your efforts on serving UCF with integrity, passion and dedication to your students! Other faculty affiliates include: Yovanna Pineda, Olga Molina, Beatriz Reyes Foster, Fernando Rivera, Nessette Falu, Maria Redmon, and Fernando Uribe Romo.... Read More

Faculty Affiliate Ying Zhang elected president of CALA

August 23, 2018

WGST Faculty Affiliate Ying Zhang was elected president of the Chinese-American Librarians Association (CALA) Congratulations Ying! Ying Zhang serves as department head of acquisitions and collection services at UCF... Read More