Posts Categorized: Highlight

100th Anniversary of the Right to Vote for US Women

June 10, 2019

The Women's and Gender Studies program is happy to commemorate the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote, June 4, 1920 Stay tuned for the activities and events scheduled for fall 2020 in celebration of all suffragists and their fight for the right to vote for their elected officials. Enlarge PDF Link 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote Joint Resolution of Congress proposing a constitutional amendment extending the right of suffrage... Read More

Wells Fargo Community Grant

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


Anna V. Eskamani Service-Learning Day 2017

May 20, 2017

May 20th marks Anna V. Eskamani Service-Learning Day! Service-Learning is a major component of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, and we embrace the power of service and its integration into academics wholeheartedly. To celebrate throughout the week, we will elevate programs that impact Florida's foster children and meet successful UCF graduates who experienced foster care. Anna being Anna--super feminist activist! Victor & Anna: Victor Sims is a foster child and incredible... 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

Faculty Affiliate interviewed by Transgress Magazine

February 23, 2016

Joanna Mishtal, Ph.D., Women's and Gender Studies Affiliate Faculty and Associate Professor of Anthropology was interviewed by writer Vince Darcangelo for Transgress Magazine’s ‘Ensuing Chapters’ blog and GoodReads about her new book, “The Politics of Morality: The Church, the State and Reproductive Rights in Postsocialist Poland” (Ohio University Press,... Read More

Order of Pegasus Winner

February 16, 2016

Amy Maitner is a 2016 Order of Pegasus Award winner. As a member of the College of Sciences, Maitner is majoring in advertising and public relations, with a minor in women’s and gender studies. As part of the LEAD Scholars program, Maitner created the Purple Ribbon Program, an eating-disorder certification course for faculty and students. She is president of an eating-disorders awareness organization, Project HEAL, and runs biweekly support groups. Maitner is a member of Phi Alpha Delta... Read More

Keeping Latinas Safe

February 16, 2016

The 2015 report from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center discusses key findings on sexual victimization and health among Latinas. The report shows how "Family members were the perpetrators of rape and/or sexual coercion against victims 12 and younger 100% of the time". The study’s focus was specifically on rape and sexual coercion experiences. For more information about popular education as a sexual violence prevention strategy, visit PreventConnect, or read the full report... Read More

Carnegie-Whitney Grant

February 8, 2016

Anne Bubriski-McKenzie was the recipient of a Carnegie-Whitney Grant together with other UCF researchers, including Dr. Kristine J. Shrauger and Dr. Yolanda Hood from UCF's John Hitt Library, and Dr. Liz Grauerholz from the Sociology Department. The grant proposal titled "DIVerse Families: Growth in Family Diversity A Comprehensive Bibliography PK-12" will allow the researchers a chance to create a comprehensive bibliography and website that exemplifies the growing diversity of... Read More

Preston-Sidler Wins CAH Outstanding Dissertation Award

February 4, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Leandra Preston-Sidler for winning the College of Arts and Humanities 2015-2016 Award for Outstanding Dissertation for her Texts and Technology work Watch Me Disappear: Gendered Bodies, Pro-Anorexia, and Self-Injury, advised by Dr. Melody Bowdon. This award recognizes excellence among the dissertation, focusing on the quality and significance of the completed work. Dr. Preston-Sidler is also nominated for the university-level Award for Outstanding Dissertation granted by... Read More

WGST Director Invites Students to Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 7, 2016

Maria Santana invites UCF students to the 8th annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day at Lake Eola Park on Saturday, January 23, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Santana is part of the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force, which is a citizens coalition made up of volunteer professionals who are passionate about combating human trafficking. Their mission is to defend, rescue, restore and empower victims of human trafficking in Central Florida. This free event is the largest anti-human... Read More